Lieven Meyer


Autorésidences is a remote residency program created by AXENÉO7 in the exceptional context of the COVID-19 pandemic to continue to support research and development of current art practices.

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Lieven Meyer lives and works between Quebec and Germany. Growing up in the 1980s in former East Berlin in the 1980s, his first artistic influences were sculpture, painting and academic drawing, followed by a self-taught period after moving to the North Sea coast in the 2000s. After training in contemporary sculpture at the Muthesius University of Fine Arts and Design in Kiel (Muthesius Kunsthochschule, Germany, 2009-2013), he completed an MFA in visual arts at Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM, 2016). His multidisciplinary practice is reflected in three traditional figures of the sculptural medium: placement (territory), the monument (space) and the political issue (body). His research draws on a socio-political, philosophical and historical interpretation of sculpture, focusing on forms of economic and imperial power within present-day Western societies. This process also aims to explore representational contexts through the design of environments, places or events. Meyer teaches sculpture and digital arts in the visual arts program of the École multidisciplinaire de l'image (EMI) at Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO) in Gatineau.

Lieven Meyer is a member of the MeyerMétivier DesignHaus artist duo founded in 2016.

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