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An accomplished artist, Marc Latamie has displayed his work in exhibitions around the globe. Latamie grew up in the Caribbean nation of Martinique and moved to France to study art history and visual art at the University of Paris VIII. In the mid 1980s, he moved to New York City as a Laureate of the famous Award "Villa Medicis Hors-les-Murs" from the French Government, to pursue a career as an artist. Throughout the 1990s, Marc Latamie contributed to shows exclusively, in museums and bienales in London, Atlanta, Barcelona, Johannesburg, and Sao Paulo, gradually shifting from paintings to various materials, including the use of neon signs and metal buckets, referencing aspects of world culture and history.

For his more recent work, Latamie created a symbolic woodden module, like the one at the Peabody Essex Museum during an exhibition entitled Island Thresholds: Contemporary Art from the Caribbean. Marc Latamie invited patrons to enter "Ajoupa" a narrow woodden house structure, where items such as vanilla beans and other spices transported the visitors into a olfactive experience, more than a visual presence. In 2012, for his first solo exhibition in the United States, held at the Americas Society in New York during the series "For Rent", Marc Latamie prepared an in-situ presentation of the evocation of absinthe, the longtime forbidden beverage, also used by artists and poets in the late 19th century.

Experience

Artist

Self Employed Artist
January 1974 to January 1975

Education

Licence in Art History

Paris University
January 1974 to January 1980