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Marie Jo Lafontaine
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Marie Jo Lafontaine

Title: Fotografin/Videokünstlerin
Location: Bruxelles, France
Fields of operation: Art, Design, Culture

Marie-Jo Lafontaine is a prominent member of the international contemporary art scene. Trained at "La Cambre", she opted for video sculpture, photography and painting. Her work has been shown in the most distinguished museums and most noteworthy galleries like the Guggenheim (New York), the Tate Gallery, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, and many others. The artist is also well-known for for the integration of art in public spaces, such as the Stockholm airport or the Justice Palace in Bonn. The "Cultural Ambassador of Flanders" also contributed to the artistic opening of the 2006 FIFA World Cup. She holds a number of notable prizes such as the Prix de la Jeune Peinture Belge (1977), the Rome Prize, a grant from the M.I.T in Boston (USA), the European Photography Award of Great Britain (1997).