Rebecca La Marre

Rebecca La Marre is Artist in Residence of the Spring 2015 residency period of studio das weisse haus.

Artist’s statement

Rebecca La Marre is a Canadian artist and writer. Her activity situates art in the field of language and uses multiple registers of production, spanning publishing and performing. She uses different literary and critical modes to explore the materiality of language – how it affects a person’s ability to inhabit their subjectivity, and how it can limit or expand their ability to be who they are. She is especially interested in finding ways to work with words that facilitates the evasion, negotiation and revision of ill-fitting structures.

She performs throughout Europe and North America, is a commissioning editor for EROS Press and has her publications distributed internationally by Motto, Antenne and Central Books. Rebecca has recently been a recipient of the International Development Fund from the Arts Council, England.

Rebecca La Marre is spending her time at studio das weisse haus ‘getting rid of her Canadian accent’, replacing it with Received Pronunciation, the method of speaking used on the BBC. Her work is a daily practice that will result in a series of scripts performed across a variety of media.


2010-2012 Goldsmiths University of London, Masters of Fine Arts in Art Writing distinction
2004-2008 Emily Carr University of Art & Design, Bachelor of Fine Arts

Selected Projects:

2014 Galleri Box Gothenburg, “Donor Presented by a Saint by Dieric Bouts”, Art writing symposium panel, performance
2014 TAIGA St. Petersburg, “Another Victory Over The Sun”, Workshop and publication, Sponsored by the Arts Council of England
2014 Senate House Library, London, “Apollo’s Lore, Without The Pains To Study It”, Performance
2013 PS1: New York Art Book Fair, “Post-Honesty Branding Strategies: Full Disclosure, The circulation of matter, authors, artists and text” with Brad Troemel
2013 Serpentine Gallery London, “Sonata Bathétique in C-“, Solo performance
2012 Whitechapel Gallery London, “Art Writing Is a Possible Form Of The Liberty Of The Image”, Series of workshops and performances, public lecture with Bruno Latour and others




“Sonata Bathétique” at the Serpentine Gallery, London


“Apollo’s Lore Without The Pains To Study It” – Senate House Library, London



documentation from “Another Victory Over The Sun”, a workshop and online publication for TAIGA Gallery in St. Petersburg, Russia

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