Thierry Marceau

Biography - Thierry Marceau

By his actions, Thierry Marceau brings back many different well known images. Those popular images are put together in some strange narrative, a bit like dreams, with all the freedom it gives. Costumed, in the centre of the scene, the artist embodies those multiple images and surrounds himself of extras and other characters to complete the story. Every proposition is directly anchored to the present situation and finds a way to do something unexpected. Between cynism and idiocy, Marceau asks «the other» to compromise himself. The spectators have no choice and get in the game. They have to deal with an attitude using at the same time “spectacular”, “humor” and “derision.” Through its interventions, the artist finds a way to get the crowd around him and be the center of attraction. Thierry Marceau is in movement and displaces everything around him... even what we thought that was fixed forever.

 Thierry Marceau completed his master degree in visual and media arts at Université du Québec à Montréal. His work was shown in some exhibitions as Glissements, Art et écriture at Galerie de l’UQAM (curated by Louise Déry) and «Poils» at Joyce Yahouda Gallery. His performances and his video production have been shown in many events as Nuit Blanche of Toronto (curated by Wayne Bearwaldt), M :ST of Calgary, VIVA! Art+Action (Dare-Dare and Praxis) and 8 personnages... (Clark).


Exhibitions at the gallery

November 28, 2013 – January 11, 2014
June 5 – 21, 2008

Extra muros exhibitions

January 10 – February 14, 2015
April 25 – 27, 2014
October 26 – 29, 2012


Thierry Marceau @ 2-22 Building, Montreal

Performance: Le début du spectacle (Phase 4)

Project: J'aime Montréal et Montréal m'aime

Thierry Marceau @ Galerie de l'UQAM, Montreal

Event: Do It Montreal

Thierry Marceau @ Axeneo7, Gatineau

Exhibition: Monuments to the victims of liberty

Curators: Mélanie Boucher, Nathalie Casemajor, André-Louis Paré and Bernard Schütze

Thierry Marceau @ 2-22 Building, Montreal

Performance: Montreal Magic 

Project: 2-22 (Phase 3)

Thierry Marceau @ Ateliers Jean-Brillant, Montréal

Exhibition: Dix-sept artistes en liberté

Edition: Chantier libre IV

Thierry Marceau @ 2-22 Building, Montreal

Performance: La Lumière

Thierry Marceau @ 2-22 Building, Montreal

Performance: L'Apprenti

Thierry Marceau @ Quartier des spectacles / Cégep du Vieux-Montréal, Montreal

Screening: Blanche était la page

Thierry Marceau @ Est-Nord-Est, Saint-Jean-Port-Joli

Exhibition: To Make the Improbable

Curators: Dominique Allard and Véronique Leblanc