Marilia Destot is a french photographer, living and working in New York. 
Her personal work focuses, through portrait, dance and landscapes series, on the writing of time cycling and passing by, and our trace within it. Memory, recorded and revisited, in its most subjective and poetic ways, is at the core of her research.
She keeps experimenting the photo-medium into different narrative and visual dimensions : chronophotography, diaries, sequences, correspondence, open forms where the subject can expend through repetitions, variations, lapses. And reveals itself in fragments, echoes, illusions, free to float and resonate with the viewer’s imagination and intimate world.

Her work was awarded in France (Bourse du Talent, 2008 and SACD, 2000) and presented in many shows in Europe and the U.S. , particularly at the Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie in Arles, at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France in Paris (Ellipses 2008), at the French Institute in New York (Variations for Two 2010), and in large urban installations curated by the Foundation Artbridge Projects in New York and Italy (Variations for Two 2010-2011, Gowanus Dance 2014-2015, Ellipses 2019).

In 2019, she’s the recipient of the Kaunas Photography Gallery Residency in Lithuania , & the Visual Studies Workshop Space Project Residency in Rochester NY , where she pursued her work in progress “The Journey", whose show is programmed into the 24th Rencontres Photographiques of Lorient in 2021, and Kaunas 2022 European Capital of Culture in 2022.
In 2020, she publishes with the éditions Filigranes her book " la promesse", a boxset of the first three chapters of her series, along with texts from Dominique A, Sabine Huynh, and Keren Ann. Followed in 2021 by a show of "la promesse" at Le Lieu de La Photographie in Lorient  and at the Festival  du Regard in Cergy-Pontoise, France.

Alongside her dedication to long-term personal projects, she is a regular contributor to the press, publishing houses, kids and fashion brands and a photography teacher.

Selected exhibitions & screenings
2022 The Journey, Kaunas 2022 / Kaunas Photography Gallery, Lithuania
2021 The Journey, Grand Theatre de Lorient, 24emes Rencontres photographiques de Lorient, France
2021  La Promesse ,  Festival du Regard, Cergy-Pontoise (Paris), France
2021  La Promesse , Une bibliothèque photographique, 40 femmes à livre ouvert, une exposition prix HIP,  Issy-les-Moulineaux, France
2021  La Promesse , Le Lieu de la Photographie, Lorient, France
2019 Ellipses - excerpts, ArtBridge's 10-year anniversary group show, London Terrace, Chelsea, NY, USA
2019 The Journey - excerpts, Friend of a Friend : Group show, Invisible Dog Art Center, Brooklyn NY, USA
2017 La Promesse - les carnets, workshop édition, Les Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles, France 
2016 Gowanus Dance, Neither Here Nor There, Radiator Arts Gallery , Long Island City, NY, USA
2015-2016  Gowanus Dance, Urban Modulations/ArtBridge, L’Aquila, Italy
2014-2015  Gowanus Dance, Urban Modulations/ArtBridge, Brooklyn, NY, USA 
2011-2012  Variations for Two, Work in Progress/ArtBridge, Brooklyn, NY, USA
2010  Fragmented Body, Variations for Two, French Institute Gallery, New York, USA
2010  Same hour, different place..., with Angelle, La Commanderie, Lacommande, France
2010 Ellipses, Si d’aventures..., Maison de la Photographie, Grenoble, France
2009  The Body Close Up, film screening at Maison Française/NYU, New York, USA
2008  Ellipses, Bourse du Talent, BNF, Paris, France
2007  Diaries, Galerie Agnès Martel, Morges, Suisse
2004  Le bain...portraits aquatiques, Galerie MK2 Bibliothèque, Paris, France
2003  Le bain...portraits aquatiques, Galerie Cupillard, Grenoble, France
2001  La correspondance photographique, Voies Off, Les Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles, France
2000  Alice ecilA, Rencontres Europénnes de la Jeune Création Numérique, Valenciennes, France
2000  Rêves, Voies Off, Les Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles, France
2000  Photomaton, portraits d'identités, Les Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles, France

multimedia collaborations & creations
2021 Je me souviens,  a collaborative project with the viewers  of the show la promesse.
2009  Same hour, different place..., a photographic correspondance between France & US, with the photographer Angelle
2008 The Body Close Up, a documentary film about Ariane Lopez-Huici’s photography work
2001 La correspondance photographique , an experimental collective project with the magazine
2000 Literary Short Movies, la princesse et le clown , & Paris ne finit jamais , ed.
2000 Alice ecilA, an interactive photographic fiction inspired by Alice in Wonderland from Lewis Carroll

2019 Kaunas Photography Gallery Residency
2019 Visual Studies Workshop Space Project Residency
2008 Special Award for the series Ellipses, Bourse du Talent Espace #36 , Paris, France
2003 First Prize for the competition Ville de Paris/ Dotation Pentax, Paris, France
2000 SACD's Award for Alice ecilA, European Meeting of Young Digital Creation, Valenciennes, France

public collections
National Collection BNF, Paris, France
Public Art Collection Artothèque de Grenoble, France

2020 la promesse, Marilia Destot, Filigranes Editions, France
2012 Ellipses, Marilia Destot, self-published
2010 La même heure, quelque part ailleurs..., Marilia Destot & angelle, self-published

exhibition catalogues
2010 Fragmented Body, with a text by Gérard de Cortanze, French Institute - Alliance Française Gallery, NY, USA
2010 Si d’aventures..., with a text by Isabelle Varloteaux, Catalogue n°5 de la Maison de la Photographie et de l’Image, Grenoble, France

selected press and online features
2014 The Swap project, curated by Stuart Pillington
2013 Book Film Painting project , curated by Stuart Pillington
2012 Urbanautica platform, curated by Steve Bisson
2009 Declic Photo (France) | Marilia Destot - portfolio Ellipses, by Nathalie Degardin 
2009 ArtCritical (USA) | Film review on The Body Close Up, by Deborah Garwood
2007 Photophiles (France) | Marilia Destot - l' exposition Diaries, by Laurence Bagot
2007 Journal de Morges (Suisse) | Marilia Destot - l'exposition Diaries, by Jean-Jacques Gallay
2007 (France) | Marilia Destot - photographe
2004 Photophiles (France) | Le bain...portraits aquatiques de Marilia Destot, by Laurence Bagot
2003 Dauphiné Libéré (France) | Dans le bain avec Marilia Destot
2003 Le Petit Bulletin (France) | Héroïnes au bain
2003 Les Affiches (France) | Portraits de baignoires avec demoiselles, by Jean-Louis Roux
2002 Photo Video Magazine (France) | Intuitions, entretien avec Marilia Destot, by Régine Janvier
2000 Foto Magazin (Germany/Allemagne) | NewTalent - Die Stars Von Morgen

selected clients
Drozdzik, Elsa Esturgie Paris, Paper Dream Brooklyn, Vena Cava, Kimiko Mori, Uenai Couture, Lire Magazine, Psychologies Magazine, Philosophie Magazine, Nova Magazine, Archi Design, Version Femina, Marie-Claire, L'Express, Phosphore Magazine, Réponses Photo, Editions Gallimard, Editions de l'Olivier, Editions La Découverte, Cite de la Musique, Cie Songes, Babydeedee, Petidoux, Pearhead, Ubbi

2001 Master of Multimedia, CNAM, Paris, France 
2000 Master of Photography, ENS Louis Lumière, Paris, France
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