Marie-Jo Lafontaine



Marie-Jo Lafontaine




1950Born in Antwerpen

1975 - 1979Studies at Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture et des Arts Visuels,
“La Cambre” in Brussels, Belgium

1977Beginning of monochrome textile environments

1980Beginning of multi sources and multi screen video installations.

1986 - 1987Lives in Villeneuve-lez-Avignon and Marseille, France

1990Professor at the “Sommerakademie” in Salzburg, Austria

1992Professor at the HFG in Karlsruhe, Germany

1998Guest-professor at the Bundesakademie für Kulturelle Bildung
in Wolfenbüttel, Germany

2000Competition winner “Kunst am Bau” Justizcentrum, Bonn, Germany

2000 - 2001Competition winner “Art for the Pier”.
New Wing at Arlanda Airport in Stockholm, Sweden

2001Postage Stamp “The Roses”, an artistic series of stamps for Belgium

2002Realization of the BMW Art project “Glass Pavillon” in Munich, Germany

2004Guest-professor at U.D.K. in Berlin- Germany

2012Icons of Art Basel-Rolls-Royce Artist Talk between Marie Jo Lafontaine and Alexandre Castant



2017 - 2018Zeno New Hospital- Knokke-Zoute
Competition winner For "Stille Ruimte" and "schuifdeuren"

2013Photo Protocolaire du Couple Royal Belge

2009Remise du Prix Edward Steichen à laLauréate à Luxembourg

2008Prix ” Shanghai fashion & culture Mediaaward”
China Fashion awards is China’s first award ceremony dedicated to the discovery, reward and promotion of pioneers in culture and fashion industry

2007Competition winner City project “Klein Seminarie”, Roeselare, Belgium

2006Guest-Artist and competion winner of the Sky Arena Project “I Love the World” for the Opening of the World Football Cup” in Frankfurt, Germany

2003Competition winner “Kunst am Bau” at the New Museum built by Daniel Libeskind in Osnabrück, Germany

1998Associated professor at the HFG Karlsruhe, Germany

1998Nominated “Cultural Ambassador of Flanders”

1997Award for photography “Photo 98” in Great-Britain

1996Start of interactive audio installations with Todor Todoroff

1995Award “Wilhem Loth Kunstpreis” from the city of Darmstadt, Germany

1992"Award“ Europäische Medien und Kommunikations Preis”, Germany

1987Invited artist at the Festival d’Avignon
nvited at Documenta Kassel, Germany: “Les Larmes d’Acier”

1986Grant to “Fiacre”, Ministère de la Culture Française à Paris, France

1985Grant to “M.I.T.”, Boston, USA.

1979Award “Prix de la Critique”, Antwerpen, Belgium

1978Bronze medal “Prix Europe de la Peinture”, Oostende, Belgium

1977Award “Prix de la Jeune Peinture Belge”, Brussels, Belgium


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