Originally from Brittany, in the west of France, Manon Laverdure currently lives and works in Brussels, Belgium. Throughout her academic and professional career, she specialised in the practice of reenactment inherent to the mediums of performance and exhibition. The archive, both material and immaterial, also plays a decisive role in her research in order to better understand the issues related to the status of the work it precedes, accompanies or survives to. In addition, her study of the work of Erwin Wurm and Tino Sehgal as well as that of Harald Szeemann and Germano Celant has enabled her to question the paradoxes associated with the medium of exhibition and its performativity. In June 2023, she co-created Discontinu. Based in Belgium, this collective brings together actors from the art world to work on a common project: providing spaces for reflection and experimentation dedicated to emerging creation. Defending an open-minded vision of contemporary art, it takes over a wide range of environments – alternative locations, art centres and private homes – and offers an eclectic programme – exhibitions, performances, readings, concerts, screenings, etc. – with the primary aim of exploring everyone’s sensibilities to make sense together. From the 25th to the 27th of November 2022, she conceived her first solo exhibition called Les Mondes parallèles as an assemblage of representations of transitional spaces and borderline environments. The aim of this poetic laboratory was to interrogate the in-between, the border connecting the real and the unreal, the threshold uniting the ordinary and the extraordinary that disrupts our universal apprehension of time. Her curatorial gesture, which promotes a self-reflexive and contemplative approach to art, extends to a critical and poetic writing practice in collaboration with artists and curators in the context of exhibitions and publications. Among others, she wrote a text titled Vertiges du temps (Vertigo of time) in the edition following the exhibition Lynne Cohen. Troubles, which ran from the 18th of March to the 20th of April 2021 at the Galerie Art & Essai of Rennes.