Richard Ibghy & Marilou Lemmensâ€™ collaborative practice combines a concise approach to the form and construction of the art object with a desire to make ideas visible. For several years, they have examinedÂ the historyÂ of science and other forms of knowledge, including the language of economy, theÂ magic of statistics, the capacity for models to impact the future, the aesthetics of data visualization, and the design of laboratory experiments. Their work tends toward the re-sensualisation of abstractions through objects and actions.Â
Recent solo exhibitions include the Grantham Foundation for the Arts and the Environment, Saint-Edmond-de-Grantham, Canada (2020-21),Â Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, USA (2019), VOLT, Visningsrommet USF Gallery, Bergen (2019), Audian Gallery, Vancouver (2018), Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, Canada (2017), Jane Lombard Gallery, New York (2017), International Studio & Curatorial Program, New York (2016), Esker Foundation, Calgary (2016), and Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Montreal (2016).Â
Ibghy & Lemmens have participated in group exhibitions including Fiskars Biennale, Finland (2019), OFF-Biennale, Budapest (2017), Bienal de Cuenca, Cuenca Ecuador (2016), Istanbul Biennial (2015), La Biennale de MontrÃ©al (2014), Manif dâ€™art: Quebec City Biennial (2014), and Sharjah Biennial (2011). They have realised site-specific commissions in Sharjah and Zurich, and, in 2021, they installed a permanent public artwork in Montreal. In 2020, they received the Grantham Foundationâ€™s Grand Prize for Research and, in 2019, the Giverny Capital Prize. They live in Durham-Sud, Canada.