Mireille Perron is a visual artist, writer and educator. She was born in Montréal, Québec. Since 1982, her installations have appeared in solo and group exhibitions in Canada, Europe and the United States. She is the founder of the Laboratory of Feminist Pataphysics (2000). LFP promotes social experiments that masquerade as artworks/events. Perron has presented and/or published over a hundred essays/catalogues/reviews/fictocriticism as well as co-‐edited five anthologies, related to visual arts and/or craft practice in Canada and abroad.
She now lives and works in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, where she teaches at the Alberta College of Art + Design. With painter Bill Rodgers, they share life, and the Mécanique, Arts & Métiers Studios.
I founded the Laboratory of Feminist Pataphysics in 2000 (LPF), to celebrate the millennium. LFP is world renowned for its Emergency Mobile Units and Institutes – a series of social experiments that masquerade as works of art. So far, there are five mobile units in operation: Anatomy, Identity, Transgenic, Incorporation, and Toxicology. Each mobile unit can easily be set up wherever there is an urgent need for feminist pataphysical interventions. There are also three auxiliary Institutes: The Institute for Corporate Pudding, The Institute for Cosmic Procrastination, and The Institute for Confounding Pretension. Several participatory events/exhibitions have also been organized under LFP umbrella.