Emmanuelle Lainé's practice is based on the specificity of each place in which she appears. She enters into dialogue with its users, its economy and its histories. Her complex installations transform the spaces they occupy into disturbing perceptual environments. The artist gathers familiar objects, organic materials, and life-size images from floor to ceiling to create dystopian scenes that address the exploitation of labor in the post-capitalist system. "My thoughts on layering and how I imagine and design the spaces in my exhibitions comes in part from digital image culture. I like the idea that the spaces between the layers of the image can be a place where you want to hide or disappear."
Emmanuelle Lainé is a graduate of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris. Her work has been shown in solo exhibitions at the Hayward Gallery (London), the Luma Foundation (Arles), the Palais de Tokyo (Paris) and La friche Belle de Mai (Marseille). She has recently had group exhibitions at BNKR, (Munich), La Fondation Van Gogh (Arles), Mito Art Tower (Japan), Yo-Chang Art Museum (Taiwan) and La Biennale de Lyon, among others.