Artist

Marie Griesmar

Marie Griesmar was born in Lausanne in 1992, and lives and works in Zurich. In her artistic practice, she focuses mainly on exploring the theme of water and the underwater world, using scientific methods such as limnology, hydrology, and marine biology. Having been diving since the age of nine, Marie Griesmar has been a keen observer of marine life ever since. She is also co-founder of rrreefs, an association that rebuilds damaged coral reefs.

Thanks to her diving skills, water has become an unprecedented creative platform for her. Her practice lies at the intersection between the utopian goals of preserving the seabed and a more pragmatic reality - through installations, paintings and underwater sculptures.

Marie Griesmar
Marie Griesmar. – Maurice Haas Hochparterre
Marie Griesmar
Marie Griesmar during the preparation of the Biennial Beyond Water with the sculpture to be immersed in Lake Geneva, 2023. – Bernard Vienat