Marisela La Grave (b. Caracas) New York based intermedia artist, director, producer, whose multidisciplinary oeuvre includes film, video, sound design, photography, installation, performance art, drawing, writing. Her work explores the nature of perception, consciousness,  temporality. She produces intermedia time based works for camera that explore the space in between concept,  reality and auto-fiction. Her cinematic art performance concepts and experimental films, multidisciplinary site-specific events,  sound track design,  scripts, works on paper are the core of her existential deracinated ongoing investigations.  M. La Grave  is a  Co-founder and the Artistic director at Magnetic Laboratorium™ (2001) a New York - Paris  based multimedia art group experimenting with film, media, performance art and multidisciplinary collaborations.  Her original site-specific collaborative performances for camera with Magnetic Laboratorium associated artists as well as other works have been screened, exhibited, presented, and published internationally and housed in private collections and museums around the world; e.g. The Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, (Massachusetts) - The Whitney Museum of American Art, Live Series (New York) - Paris Underground Film Festival, (Paris) - The Watermill Center (South Hampton, NY) -  Art Miami Basel Video Lounge, (Miami)  – Hamptons International Film Festival (New York) - Scotiabank Nuit Blanche in (Toronto) –  Dance Theater Workshop, Movement Research, (New York) – Dance Space Saint Marks church New York, NY – PS1-22 (New York) - 98 Bowery Gallery (New York) Museo de Bellas Artes & Museo Jacobo Borges (Caracas) - Nikki Dianne Marquardt Gallery (Paris) - Camera Austria (Vienna) - Photographies Magazine, Paris - Vis-à-vis Magazine, Paris Magazine Photo (Paris) - Extra-camera (Caracas) among others. Grants and awarded residencies  include: The Watermill Center, Robert Wilson, (South Hampton, NY) (2014) - Performance Matters, (London) (2010) The Banff Center - New Media (Canada) (2009) - New York Foundation for the Arts (New York) (2008) - Magdalena Ridge Observatory (New Mexico) (2014)- Mount Tremper Arts & Zen Mountain Monastery, (Mount Tremper) NY (2000).  

M. La Grave studied Film at Tisch School, New York University (New York) and at Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Sorbonne 3, (Paris) and Photography at the International Center of Photography, (New York)

She is the co-founder of MAGNETIC VIDEO LAB, a New York based Media Art Video Production Lab,  focusing on collaborations with artists, cultural and environmental organizations with interest in producing innovative projects with transformative content. Recent collaborations include Columbia County Historic Society.  - The Henry L. Ferguson Museum, Fishers Island  -  Light House Works, Fishers Island. - Shaker Museum in Mount Lebanon, NY. - The Crandel Theater, Chatham NY.  -  Camphill Hudson, Hudson New York.   -  Fishers Island Conservancy.


MARISELA LA GRAVE / Magnetic Laboratorium™