anne barrault is pleased to let you know that she is now collaborating with Marie Losier.
Marie Losier (b.France,1976), is a filmmaker and curator who’s worked in New York
City for 20 years and has shown her films and videos at museums, galleries, biennials
and fes- tivals. Losier studied literature at the University of Nanterre (France, BA,
1995) and Fine Arts at Hunter College, City University of New York (MFA, 2003).
She has made a number of film portraits on avant-garde directors, musicians and
composers, such as the Kuchar brothers, Guy Maddin, Richard Foreman, Tony
Conrad, Genesis P-Orridge, Alan Vega, Peter Hristoff and Felix Kubin. Whimsical,
poetic, dreamlike and unconventional, her films explore the life and work of these
Losier’s films are regularly shown at prestigious venues such as The Cannes Film
Festival, The Berlinale, The Rotterdam Film Festival, IDFA, The Tate Modern,
MoMA, Le Palais de Tokyo, Le Centre Georges Pompidou and La Cinémathèque
Francaise. She was included in the 2006 Whitney Biennial (Whitney Museum,
Losier’s first feature film was a portrait of pioneering musician-artist Genesis Breyer
P-Orridge (of Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV) and their partner Lady Jaye. The
Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in February
2011, winning the Caligary and the Teddy Awards. She also won the Grand Prize at
Indielisboa, the Prix Louis Marcorelles and the Prix des Bibliothèques at Cinéma du
Réel; the film was released in France, Canada, Mexico, Germany and in the USA.
In 2013/14 Losier was awarded the prestigious DAAD Residency Award in Berlin and
the Guggenheim Award to work on her new feature film Cassandro The Exotico!, a
portrait of the celebrated Mexican wrestler Saul Almendariz. She is currently an artistin-
residence at La Cité des Arts, Paris and her feature film Cassandro The Exotico!
premiered at The Cannes Film Festival in May of 2018. It was released in France in
December 2018 and will be in theaters in the US, opening at the Metrograph NYC in
the summer of 2019.
Losier recently had a mid-career retrospective at MoMA NY and all of her films were
acquired for the museum’s archives in November of 2018. She is currently working on
the following: a new feature film on the German composer and musician, Felix Kubin
(Felix Kubin, Atomium Vertigo); a mid career retrospective for the Museum Le Jeu de
Paume, Paris and for the Cinematheque of Athens (October 2019); an exhibition, in collaboration
with Pauline Curnier Jardin, for the Fondation Ricard for May 2019, and galerie anne barrault.
Drawing Now, Carreau du Temple, Paris
28 - 31 March 2019
Parties, sans éteindre la lumière
Pauline Curnier-Jardin et Marie Losier
curated by Eric Mangion
Fondation Ricard, Paris
20 May - 29 June 2019
Hello Happiness !
Printemps de Septembre
21 September - 21 December 2018
Just a million dreams
MOMA, New York
1st to 11 november 2018
Je me souviens.
la Terrasse, Nanterre
12 October - 22 December 2018
Marie Losier sur le tournage de Cassandro the exotico ! (c)Simon Fravega