Mara Eagle is an American video and installation artist based in Montréal. Pulling intuitively from the world of pop-culture, the Internet and technology industries, her work explores the legacy of Western philosophy and science from a feminist perspective. Most recently her major projects have been animation-based and focus on how practices of observation, description and representation in Western art and science have formulated a concept of nature amenable to industrialization, colonialism and exploitation.
Born in Boston in 1988 Mara Eagle holds a Bachelor of Arts from Marlboro College (Vermont) and a Master of Fine Arts from Concordia University (Montréal). She is Concordia University’s 2020 Bronfman fellow, as well as a fellow of the Berggruen Institute with which she participates in the Transformations of the Human working-group focused on biotechnology. Recently her work has been exhibited at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, The Canadian Centre for Architecture, Critical Distance, the University of Kentucky Art Museum, and Centre Clark, Studio XX, Leonard & Bina Ellen Gallery, and Saw Video Media Centre in Ottowa. Her research has been generously supported by the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Berggruen Institute, the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC) and the Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Family Foundation.
Image Caption: That the Earth is the Middle of the World, Still image, multi-channel HD video & sound, 11-minute seamless loop, 2020