Duke University, Art, Art History and Visual Studies
Marie-Pier Boucher works at the intersection of philosophy, psychology, sciences, art and technological development. Her work draws upon complex systems theory, speculative pragmatism, bio/neurosciences, and space art in addressing architectural and spatial practices. She collaborates as a theorist and co-editor on Adaptive Actions (Madrid Abierto, Spain, 2010 and Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Montreal, Canada, 2010) and BioARTCAMP (Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada, 2011). She is a guest editor and member of the editorial committee of Inflexions, an open-access journal for research-creation. She is also a member of the Sense Lab, a Laboratory for Thought in Montion at Concordia University in Montreal. Her work has been published in Parrhesia, a journal of critical philosophy. She also has an essay coming soon in Gilbert Simondon: Being and Technology (University of Edinburgh Press), the first sustained exploration of Simondon's work in English.
Her research residencies include: Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Canada (2011), Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, Germany (2010) and SymbioticA, Center for Excellence in Biological Arts, University of Western Australia, Perth (2006). She has presented her work in multiple venues across Canada, the United States, England, Germany, the Netherlands, France, Spain, and Australia.
She holds a B.Sc. and a M.Sc. in communication sciences from the Universite de Montreal and is currently a Ph.D. student in the department of Art, Art History and Visual Studies at Duke University. Her research is supported by the Visual Studies Initiative (Duke University) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Canada).