About Michelle Lacombe

Since obtaining her BFA from Concordia University in 2006, Michelle Lacombe (Montreal, QC) has developed a unique body-based practice located at the intersection of performance, drawing, and body art. Her performance work, often short in duration, uses simple gestures, mark-making, and strategies of discomfort to explore the evocative quality of the unspectacular, as well as to complicate the reading of the white cis-gendered female body (her body), as well as the visual histories and the cultural constructions that surround it. Recipient of the 2015 Bourse Plein Sud, her work has been shown in Canada and abroad in the context of performance events, exhibitions, and colloquiums. Her artistic practice is paralleled by a commitment to supporting undisciplined forms of art making. She is currently the director of VIVA! Art Action.