The practice of Émilie Parendeau (born 1980 in Ambilly, France, lives and works in Paris) is based on the study of other artists's corpus, research on art history, and on exhibition spaces in which she is invited. The French artist reinterprets the works of artists engaged in language and protocols. She recontextualizes these works trough a process she calls "activation". She won the 2016 Manor Award for Culture Geneva.
For her show at Mamco, the French artist borrowed from the museum collections to reinterpret a series of artworks by Imi Knoebel, Steven Parrino, Frank Stella, John M. Armleder, Luciano Fabro, Robert Filliou, and Christian Robert-Tissot. Both a catalogue and an artist's book, this publication replays the exhibition much like a snapshot collection.