Marie Sester

Emerging Fields, 2002

Marie Sester creates interactive artworks using digital technologies. Born in France, she began her career as an architect and holds a Master Degree from Ecole d’Architecture, Strasbourg. Her interests soon shifted from designing physical structures to the study of ideological ones and how culture, politics and technology affect our awareness, emotions and beliefs. Most recently her highest interest focuses on the nature of consciousness. Sester received grants from LEF Foundation (2004) and New York State Council on the Arts (2004 and 2011). She was in residence at the Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences (IAMAS) in Gifu, Japan (2001-02) and Eyebeam Art and Technology Center, NY (2003). Her work has earned an Honorary Mention in Interactive Art from Ars Electronica (2003), a Webby Award for Net Art (2004) and was among the “50 Coolest Websites” on Time Magazine Online (2004). Recent installations have been included as part of the Seoul and Singapore Biennales (2008) and installed at Glow Eindhoven, The Netherlands (2009); SFMOMA, San Francisco (2010-2011); EMPAC, Troy, NY (2010-2011); and Z33, Hasselt, Belgium (2011).

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Awards and Accomplishments


Sester receives a New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) grant


Sester receives a commissions from the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) in Troy, NY,  for FEAR, an interactive installation


Sester receives Artist Residency from California Institute of the Arts, Center for Integrated Media

2004: Sester receives New York State Council on the Arts Grant

2004: Sester receives Artist Residency at ZKM, Center for Art and Media, in Karlsruhe, Germany

2004: Sester receives LEF Foundation grant