Marie-Jo Lafontaine

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Marie-Jo Lafontaine (born 17 November 1950) is a Belgian sculptor and video artist.

She has worked in many media including "tapestries" in which she weaves black-dyed wool into linear patterns; sculptural work using plaster, concrete, and lead; and photography. In 1980, Lafontaine started using video in her sculptures and has created installations and environments utilizing video.

She was awarded the Prix de la Jeune Peinture Belge in 1977; in 1986 she was awarded a FIACRE grant from the French Ministry of Culture, and in 1996 she won the European Photography Award.[citation needed]

"The dominating thematic association between Eros and Thanatos, passion and reason, is explored through powerful images of people and animals in extreme situations."[1]


  1. ^ Klotz, Heinrich (1997). Contemporary Art: The Collection of the ZKM Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe. Munich, New York: Prestel. pp. 172–177, 309. ISBN 3-7913-1869-1. 

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