Born in 1967 in Alicante (Spain), MARIE BOVO lives and works in Marseille (France). Marie Bovo works with images, both video and photography. Her photographs play with duality and antinomy. Deeply rooted in reality, they sometimes raise geopolitical and social issues. Her work reveals a dual perspective on things, making a simple and unique situation express a universal dimension, where the past meets the present, where different cultures, especially those of the Mediterranean world connect to each other. Kamel Mennour and Marie Bovo have been working together since 2004.
Her work has been the object of solo exhibitions at the Rencontres de la Photographie in Arles; at La Chambre, Strasbourg; at the Fondation Fernet-Branca, Saint-Louis; at the California Museum of Photography, Riverside; at FRAC Paca and MAC Musée d’art contemporain, Marseille; at the Institut Français de Madrid; at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris; at Luís Serpa Projectos, Lisbon; and at the ERA Foundation in Moscow. Her work has also been featured in many group exhibitions, including at the Institut Culturel Bernard Magrez, Bordeaux; at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; at Maxxi in Rome; at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris; at MAC Musée d’Art Contemporain, Marseille; and in the Busan Biennale, Korea. In 2016, Marie Bovo was nominated for the ICP Infinity Awards in New York, for her exhibition La danse de l’ours [The Bear Dance] at FRAC Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur.
In 2020, the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson in Paris devoted a personal exhibition to her work.