Maryse Larivière


Autorésidences is a remote residency program created by the AXENÉO7 artist-run centre in the exceptional context of the COVID-19 pandemic to continue to support research and development of current art practices.

In her poetry and essays, which are often autofictional, Maryse Larivière puts her own voice to the test by exceeding the opposition between affective lived experience and the symbolic construction of sexual differences. Through researching art history, she also produces analyses of artistic practices from the 1970s by examining the work of artists (Joyce Wieland, among other) who developed in parallel to the emergence of the concept of feminist writing venues within the literary scene. Her epistolary novel Orgazing, a component of the Under the Cave of Winds installation at the OPTICA — Centre d'art contemporain (Montreal), embraces an approach which reunites various referential fragments by mixing stylistic registers (poetry, theory, and autobiography).