Léa Katharina Meier
Léa Katharina Meier is a queer visual and performance artist based in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Like the clowning tradition and practice, which uses laughter and ridicule as
as interrogators of the normative and oppressive views we have of the bodies and
visions of the worlds that surround us, Léa Katharina Meier develops within her projects
projects, a work of self-demolition which feeds on its failures. Considering that these
open new possibilities of dissident subjectivities and poetic narrations, she wishes to create a
poetic narratives, she wishes to create a space of resources welcoming my own vulnerability and
my own vulnerability and monstrosity, as well as those of the public, while breaking out of the logic of success and
success. By adopting a gaze that laughs at and questions her intimacy and sexuality, she exposes
and sexuality, she exposes her disgrace and finds grace in her own ridicule, wishing to participate in the
in the conception of a queer humor. With writing, drawing, textiles, video and performance
performance, Léa Katharina Meier constitutes ambiguous atmospheres where the organic, the
softness and violence coexist. Thus, she works on the creation of an aesthetic of
of dirt and pleasure where shame and abjectness occupy an empowering place.
Since 2014, she has been producing projects, exhibitions and performances in Switzerland and
the Arsenic, Tunnel Tunnel and the MCBA in Lausanne, at the TU-Théâtre de l’Usine in
l’Usine in Geneva or at Pivô arte e pesquisa in São Paulo. Léa Katharina Meier is a member
of the collective of translation from Brazilian Portuguese to French BRASA with whom they have just
with whom they have just published the book Textes à lire à voix haute (Texts to be read aloud) with the Parisian publishing house Brook. In 2021, she won the Audience Prize and the Jury Prize at the Swiss Performance Prize for her Performance for her piece Tous les sexes tombent du ciel. In 2023, she is among the selected to participate in the Swiss Art Awards.
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