Arnaud Adami (born in 1995 in Lannion) graduated from the Ensa Bourges in 2019 and is currently studying at Beaux-Arts de Paris, in Nina Childress’ workshop. He tends to highlight contemporary invisible workers. From UberEats or Deliveroo
deliverymen to garbage collectors and hospital staff, he tries to represent the different facets of these jobs while referring to a history of painting.
Carla Adra (born in 1993 in Toronto) studied arts and anthropology in France, Canada and Mexico and is graduated from École d’Art et de Design de Reims in 2017. Through the performative form, Carla Adra reinvents ways of being together and modes of transmission. Interested in psychoanalysis and alternative pedagogies, she proposes spaces-time for meeting and sharing: conversations, duels and collaborative workshops are
organized according to precise protocols. In parallel, she develops
an intimate sculptural practice that connects inner discourse and subterranean forms.
Bruno Albizzati (1988-2021) graduated from the École
des Arts Décoratifs in Paris in 2012. Rooted in graphic and pictural work on paper and cardboard, his practice is articulated in different
poles: dry techniques with charcoal, graphite powder, and pigments on the one hand, pictural work with spray paint and aggregates of textured materials on the other.
Kenia Almaraz Murillo (born in 1994 in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia) graduated from the Beaux-Arts de Paris in 2020 with the jury’s congratulations. Through weaving, sculpture, and frescoes, Kenia relays her fascination for the geometric shapes and the symbols of Andean textiles. In rhythmic compositions, she pays tribute to the colored vibrations that she observes in nature. The use of light and of automobile headlamps allows her to give a symbolic and innovative dimension to traditional weaving.
Hannah Archambault was born in 1996 in the suburbs of Paris, to a Polish mother and a French father. She studied photography at the Gobelins school and entered the Royal College of Art in London, where she is exploring sound creation.
Today, through installations, she is building soundscapes that challenge our senses and our spatial awareness. She likes to investigate everything that is invisible or difficult to decipher, like fantasy, in On the edge of fantasy, or the feeling of attraction-repulsion in her sound piece O.
Born in Germany in 1988, Dana-Fiona Armour graduated from the Beaux-Arts de Paris in 2018 and won the Prix Joseph Ebstein for sculpture. She has since taken part in many exhibitions in France and abroad (particularly in Germany and Austria). In 2019, she won the Prix de L’Officiel Galeries&Musées. In 2020, she was nominated for the Prix SISLEY.
“Exploring the margins of desire and disgust, of the organic and the synthetic, of life and death, of man and animal — against a backdrop of bioethical questions to which she seems to deliberately give no clear answer, preferring to stay in the grey area of creation — Dana-Fiona Armour is “engulfed”, in the sense given by Smithson, who affirmed that the artist affects us “through the gulf that opens inside us, (…) through all the pores of our bodies”. – Hugo VitraniInstagram
Born in 1995 in France, Marion Artense Gély lives and works in Paris. She obtained a DNSEP at the École Nationale Supérieure d’Arts de Paris-Cergy (ENSAPC) in 2020. To further enrich her work, she is currently following a dual curriculum at the Sorbonne in Art History and Archeology. Marion investigates ancestral rituals through their traces and spaces, collaborating with various artists, researchers and scientists. Her work spans painting, photography and installation.
“During her wanderings on the peaks of the Hawaiian mountains, along the roads that lead to the Carnac stones, Marion gathers images of holy places. Step by step, she uses her body to collect these fragments, which testify to the journey she took to reach these places. We will find the remains of a temple, the trace of a seaside ritual, or the smoke that arises from a soil that is too hot or from a frozen environment. What resonates in us resonates in the image.
She casts a humble gaze on the vegetal, mineral, sensible worlds, and she stages the objects that attract her. Mankind seems to have deserted the spaces that she photographs, and the temporality of the images is uncertain. It is a world where the elements linked to the earth and to the sky are sublimated and occupy a different place, maybe existing outside the time of the Anthropocene.” Aurélie Massa.Instagram
Grace Atkinson is an artist and textile designer from New Zealand, who has lived and worked in New York, London, Milan and Paris.
Grace’s multifaceted practice revolves around textile: it consists in creating tapestries and unique artisanal objects by mixing traditional and experimental techniques.
Her design studio, Decima, will be launched in 2021. Grace’s work is moving towards the design of furniture, interior objects and custom installations. Focusing on textile works, Decima collaborates with artists and craftsmen from all over the world to unite traditional craftsmanship with modern sensibilities, pushing the boundaries of contemporary design and its application of conceptual forms to practical spaces and furniture.Instagram
Aleksandr Avagyan (born in 1990 in Yerevan, in the former Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic) lives and works in the Paris region.
After studying at the Fine Arts of Erevan, Aleksandr moved to Marseille in 2012. After a short stint at the ESADMM, he continued his studies in Fine Arts at the Aix-Marseille University.
Since 2014, Aleksandr has explored the notions of zone, place and synthetic landscape. Influenced by his experience of Marseille’s northern districts and being deprived of his right to return to his country for many year, his landscapes became more and more impersonal and neutral, verging on the abstract.
Using an extremely colorful and vivid palette, his works, now abstract, sometimes leave the traditional perimeter of the format to explore more surprising forms, sometimes even tridimensional.Instagram
Marlon de Azambuja, born in Porto Alegre, Brazil, in 1978, is a multidisciplinary artist.
His work often focuses on questions related to the city, architecture and our bodies’ perception of our environments (whether they are physical, political or cultural).
Among his latest solo exhibitions, we can mention The Cave, Imagine the city, Hamburg, Germany, 2021; Fundação, Hangar Lisboa, Portugal, 2021; Nocturna, Revolver Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2020.
His recent group exhibitions include Dos Instalaciones, Espacio Temporal, Paris, France, 2021; Dhaka Art Summit – Seismic Movement, Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2020; Estruturas Encontradas, Nara Roesler Gallery, São Paulo, Brazil, 2020; Front International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, Cleveland Museum of Arts, United States, 2018; Three Positions. Six Directions, at König Galerie, Berlin, 2017.
His works can be found in the collections of Kadist Foudation, San Francisco; Nomas Foundation, Rome; Museo Helga de Alvear in Cáceres, CA2M, Móstoles; Centro Itaú Cultural São Paulo in Brazil, among others.Website
Julie Balagué, born in 1986, graduated from the ENS Louis-Lumière. Since then, she has pursued a double career. On the one hand, she collaborates with the national press (Le Monde, L’Obs, Libération…); on the other hand, she develops more personal projects. A resolute feminist, she has been working regularly on an intimate series on femininity and motherhood.
In 2015, she discovered the Levitt residences. This marked the birth of her interest in urbanism and sparked the Pursuit of happiness series (Rencontres d’Arles 2017). In 2017, supported by the Commande des Regards du Grand Paris (Ateliers Médicis and CNAP), she created the series titled Utopie/Maladrerie.
Since her first series, she has conducted long interviews with the persons she photographs. The image becomes inseparable from the text or the sound. Her practice, though it is essentially documentary, seeks to question the objectivity of her medium, as well as its capacity to document reality. In the last few years, she has completed her practice with research on photographic materials and forms.Website
Born in 1990, Thomas Ballouhey first studied at the ESAD in Reims, where he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Object Design, before graduating from the Design Academy of Eindhoven with a Master’s Degree in Contextual Design. He lived in the Netherlands for a few years, producing pieces for exhibitions at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs or at the Palais de Tokyo.
Since then, he has worked with the Nilufar Gallery in Milan and the Everyday Gallery in Anvers. Thomas Ballouhey’s approach to design and objects is driven by a desire to revisit everyday objects, to rethink modern comfort. By creating oddly familiar objects, by imagining enigmatic artefacts, he tries to recreate a panorama of objects born of a civilization strangely similar to ours. Ultimately, these pieces act as a deforming mirror of our environment and of our habits, a production of objects that expands the field of possibilities.Website
June Balthazard directs hybrid films, confronting the documentary with more fictional forms. In this sense, her films are imbued with a kind of magical realism. Her work has been shown in international festivals such as the Melbourne Film Festival in Australia, the Busan Festival in South Korea, Go Short in the Netherlands, the Festival de Clermont-Ferrand in France, the RIDM in Canada or Visions du réel in Switzerland, where she won the Opening Scenes award in 2018.
Rose Barberat (born in the Jura, France) lives in Paris and works in Clichy. She is a French-Swiss artist and is represented by Galerie PACT. She has been studying at the Beaux-Arts de Paris since 2017. She first joined Tim Eitel’s workshop, then Nina Childress’.
Her practice of painting questions the contemporary issues of representation. Her paintings, conceived as “objects of contemplation”, discuss the idea of staging and cause a shift, a confusion between the likely and the real. Rose develops a figurative pictural vocabulary, using references to narration, the genre of the novel and more precisely to autofiction. She also examines the different ways to create fiction starting from documents obtained through photographic sources.
Rose has exhibited her work on multiple occasions in group exhibitions, particularly at the Atelier Chiffonnier (Dijon). She also displayed her work next to Danny Ferrell and Ethan Greenbaum during the online fair Not Cancelled in 2020 and next to Emily Ludwig Shaffer during FAIR by NADA.
Pierre Bellot, born in 1990, graduated from the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Paris with congratulations from the jury in 2015.
His work has been exhibited in Avignon (Collection Lambert) and Paris (La Villette, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Bastille Design Center, Monteverita Gallery, Progress Gallery…). In 2020, he became a member of the Casa de Velázquez in Madrid, Spain. In 2018, he participated in the 68th edition of Jeune Création. His work has been shown in solo exhibitions: Bonjour at Galerie du Crous in 2019 and Leurre Souple at Galerie Premier Regard in 2016.Website
Cecilia Bengolea works on a range of media including performance, video and sculpture, using dance as a tool and a medium for radical empathy and emotional exchange. Infused with the symbolic energies found within nature and relationships, her compositions are formed around ideas of the body – both individually and collectively – as a medium. Cecilia develops a broad artistry where she sees performance as animated sculpture, where she herself is both object and subject in her own work.
She has collaborated with dancehall artists such as Craig Black Eagle, Bombom DHQ, Damion BG, and with artists Dominique Gonzalez Forster and Jeremy Deller. Her collaborative works with French choreographer François Chaignaud, Pâquerette (2005-2008) and Sylphides (2009), have earned several awards such as the Prix de la Critique de Paris in 2010 and the Young Artist Prize at the Gwangju Biennial in 2014. They have also co-created dance pieces for their dance company as well as for the Ballet de Lyon (2013), the Ballet de Lorraine (2014) and Pina Bausch Tanztheater Wuppertal.
Cecilia’s work has been shown at the Gwangju Biennial (2014), Biennale de Lyon (2015), The Tanks and Tate Modern (2015), Faena Arts Center, Buenos Aires (2015 and 2017) ICA, London (2015), Sao Paulo Biennale (2016), The Infinite Mix, Hayward Gallery London (2016), Centre Pompidou (2010 and 2016), Elevation 1049, Gstaad (2017), Dia Art Foundation (2017), Palais de Tokyo (2015 and 2018), ICA London (2015), Dhaka Art Summit (2018), TBA21, Venice (2018), Desertx (2019), Sferik Tulum (2019), Performa NY (2019), Fondation Giacometti (2019), and Tank Shanghai (2020).Website
Amélie Bernard is a French multidisciplinary artist. She lived in Beirut for two years, during which she was able to define her artistic practice, exploring abandoned contemporary space as a timeless vehicle for memory and heritage. She participated in several exhibitions in the city, including a group exhibition at the French Institute of Beirut, a solo show and a residency at Haven for Artists which lasted several months.
She now lives and works in Paris. Her artistic techniques vary according to the subject matter. Her multidisciplinary work is made of sculptures, installations, drawings, photographs, videos, etc.
The materials that she uses and the way she assembles them are inspired by the dispositives of construction and destruction of urban space, which allows her to play on the timelessness of what she represents.
Amélie wants to trouble the viewer (and his relationship to places): in front of these buildings — these objects that are shown as the remains of our modernity and represented as ancient vestiges —, he perceives contemporary reality as a buried, bygone world, and faces his possible extinction. Her work leads us to think of our present as a past. Her perspective on the contemporary world does not focus on the spectacular or the grandiose; she prefers digging into small gaps, indistinct states, the scattering of signs.
She extracts chunks of space to reconstruct them in another place, which eventually allows us to project ourselves in a kind of still eternity.
The projects that she presents are in themselves specific places, with their codes and their ways of working, which leave room for introspection, commemoration, and the contemplation of the marks of time on the spaces that surround us, or simply on ourselves.
Aside from her exhibitions in Beirut, Amélie has participated in various exhibitions in France, such as the Foire Æmergence in Paris, In Beirut at ENSA Versailles, Le Salon d’Automne, Underscore at La Capella, Paris… She is also a member of the Under.Co collective, based in Paris.Website
Born in 1990, Lucie Boiron is a photographer. She graduated from the ENS Louis-Lumière. She lives and works in Paris and Nantes.
In 2019, she won the Libraryman Award and published her first book, Womb. The book was presented in 2019 during Printed Matter’s New York Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1, and later displayed as part of the New Visions Triennale at the Henie Onstad Kunstsenter. It was also nominated for the 2020 Author Book Award of the Rencontres d’Arles, and for the 5th edition of the ADAGP Artist Book Revelation.
Operating as a colorist, the artist sculpts flesh and angles, questions the biological truth of bodies, sometimes fascinated by sensuality and filthiness. To us who don’t see it anymore, the body recalls its true condition, a territory that carries shared but unique states, a vehicle for traces of stories that only skins who have suffered can understand.Website
Starting from the premise that “representing is making visible the ontological structure of reality” (P. Descola, Guillaume Bouisset’s work shows a will to grasp the ties that distinguish the interaction between personal identity and external environment. “What is the self made of?”, “How is the individual connected — if he is at all — to the afterlife and to the universe that he perceives?”… To these reflections, the artist responds with visual hypotheses which question both metaphysical concepts themselves and the human propensity for a certain aesthetic of mystery.
Guillaume Bouisset was selected for the 65th edition of the Salon de Montrouge and for the Prix Dauphine pour l’Art Contemporain 2020.Website
Bianca Bondi was born in 1986 in Johannesburg, South Africa. She lives and works in Paris.
Her multidisciplinary practice involves the activation of objects and often develops in connection with the site in which she intervenes. The materials she works with are chosen for their potential for transformation or their intrinsic properties.
Her works have been exhibited at Plato (Ostrava, Czech Republic, 2017), TagTeam Studio (Bergen, Norway, 2017), MoCo (Montpellier, 2018) BOZAR (Brussels, 2019), Sferik (Tulum, Mexico, 2019), Het HEM, (Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2020), and at the 2019 Lyon Biennale. She was a finalist of the Emerige Revelations Scholarship in 2015, the Prix Le Meurice pour l’art contemporain 2018, the Prix Découverte des Amis du Palais de Tokyo in 2019 and the Prix AWARE in 2020.Website
Julia Borderie and Eloïse le Gallo are French artists born in 1989. Since 2016, the idea of the encounter has been at the heart of their approach. Their creative process is anchored in a poetic documentary method. Forms emerge from their interactions with the persons that they meet in specific contexts. Meaning is constructed in the plasticity of the works, like a sensitive memory of human encounters.
This research project takes various forms (exhibitions, films, performances, radio programs), including multiple collaborations.
Julia Borderie graduated from ENSA Paris-Cergy (2011) and UQuaM à Montréal (2015); Eloïse Le Gallo graduated from ENSBA Paris (2013). They developed their projects during several residencies: Moly-Sabata (2020), Mains d’Œuvres (2019), Villa Belleville (2017), Cité des arts in Réunion (2017). They presented their work at the GAC (Annonay, 2020), The Window (Paris, 2019), Arondit (Paris, 2019), le 18 (Marrakech, Morocco, 2019), La Galerie du Théâtre de Privas (2018), Ter’la (Saint Denis, Réunion, 2017), Villa Belleville (Paris, 2017).Website Julia Borderie
Flora Bouteille uses the mediums of sculpture, writing and video to bring together the performers and the audience in performative situations. The consent to “be” a part a of the work is needed for it to take place. This approach is intended to frustrate our capacity to recognize a work when we enter it; it is an invitation to action or reflection.
In her performances, she questions the artist’s use of the public and political space that he occupies, and the way it is shared by power and the sensible. With a deep belief in the work of art’s capacity to rescale our sensibility, she conceives her performances as exercises in thinking and empathy. They are experiences that sustain her, following a method that considers that a work of art has the same “quality” as a scientific work.
She builds on the psychosocial approach, Gilbert Simondon’s thought, and her experience as a performer during lectures with Jacques Rancière to try to establish the conditions of an individuating experience for the spectator.Website
Cloé Brochard is inspired by control dispositives, observation systems and military tools: she tries to question the impact that this type of media can have on our perception of reality. She casts a critical eye on the omnipresence of surveillance tools in our personal life by questioning the complex relationship between intimacy and sociability.
She tries to define and understand our contemporary relationship to confidentiality by recontextualizing surveillance systems to show their ubiquity. She confronts the viewer to their paranoia. Cloé Brochard seeks to question the power struggle between the observer and the observed. We sense the threat of a contemporary monster: transparency. Has the panopticon become the standard model for the construction of our schools, our streets, our museums? What is the place of the eye in our political, social and military organizations?
Cloé Brochard questions the increasing harshness of our societies and seeks to promote expressions of freedom. The artist raises a question: what are the laws and norms that constitute our world today? In doing so, she shows that a world separated from the current social and political context is possible and, even more, that we are its thinkers, its creators, that even the humblest will carry its voice and destroy our inability to escape a sterile and corrupted reality.Website
Born in 1965, this American painter and visual artist lives and works in Paris.
Inspired by the contrast between American and French culture, she explores interstices and intervals. She digs into this “tension”, this mobile space which separates – and unites – the visual and the written word, action and thought, the energy of immediacy and the elegance of distance, the present and the past, childhood and adulthood, the USA’s black and white thinking and old Europe’s shades of grey. On the way, she inventories the artifacts of the passage of time, documenting this border that marks the moment an era enters the past: phone booths, public benches, Volkswagen buses, neon signs…Website
Anna Broujean is a photographer, visual artist and publisher. She graduated from the ENSP (Ecole Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie) in 2015, received the Prix de la Fondation Roederer and founded Club Sandwich Magazine the same year.
A multidisciplinary artist, she offers humorous reinterpretations and transformations in her various works, combining photographs, texts, archive images and installations.
She was selected for the 59th Salon de Montrouge and participated in the festivals Planche(s) Contact and Circulation(s). She has developed projects mixing sciences, fiction and archives in partnership with the INSERM for the Rencontres de la Photographie in Arles and with the Museum of Contemporary Art of Monaco.
After artist residencies in Montreal, Shanghai, Athens and Los Angeles, she is currently pursuing her research in Paris.Website
Born in 1995 in the South of France, Quentin Cabanes is a design artist who works with sculpture and jewelry as well as objects. He began studying crafts through art metalwork and bronzework at the École George Guynemer in Uzès, until he obtained a Certificate in Applied Arts at the École Mont Châtelet in the Nièvre region. This experience allowed him to acquire skills in prestigious workshops, such as François Lunardi’s, or the Louvre Museum’s workshop for the production of supports for heavy objects. Hungry for knowledge, always eager to create, he followed upgrade classes at the École de Condé in Paris, where he continued exploring the world of art. He finally completed his studies at the École Olivier de Serres in Paris, with a BTS in Product Design, where he further developed his artistic research. Over the last two years, he got to train with renowned artists such as Arik Levy and Fréderic Ruyant.
Quentin now develops his projects at the POUSH art residency, in partnership with the INMA, merging craftsmanship and art in his creations.
His travels and his personal memories sustain his inspiration; this is why direct contact with the material is an important aspect of his creation process. It allows him to get closer to what he seeks to express and to share his world with the audience as well as he can.Instagram
Antoine Carbonne is a French painter who lives in Brussels. He graduated from the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts of Paris in 2011 and studied for a year at Hunter College in New York in 2009. He then settled in Paris and soon moved to Brussels. He now shares his time between these two cities.
While his work is often described as “contemporary surrealism”, he prefers to define it as “magical realism”. Indeed, this nebulous artistic movement plays on a fundamental ambiguity. Has it ever really ended? In any case, it raises truly contemporary questions, such as hallucination and dreaming, which are important to Antoine Carbonne.
He has participated in many exhibitions in Europe, especially at the MuhKa in Anvers and at Villa Noailles, as well as in the United States, at Rachel Uffner Gallery.Website
Alessandra Carosi (1984, Italie) est artiste visuelle. Elle vit et travaille à Paris.
Sa pratique est principalement centrée sur le médium photographique, nourri d’une approche plasticienne. Mêlant la photographie à la psychologie, elle s’interroge sur la manière dont des éléments subtils et immatériels tels que l’empathie et les émotions se rencontrent et dialoguent l’un l’autre. Au fil de ses recherches, l’artiste tente de dépasser la limite du médium en faisant surgir des aspects tridimensionnels qui lui permettent de transcender la surface photographique.
Alessandra Carosi a été récompensée par plusieurs concours internationaux comme la Bourse du Talent de Paris. Elle remporte, en 2018, le premier prix du San Fedele Award for Visual Arts à Milan. La même année, son livre d’artiste intitulé Ruota est sélectionné au Kassel Dummy Award. En 2017, elle obtient son diplôme de Master en photographie du IUAV à Venise, et le Lucie Foundation Scholarship program et la Fondazione Fabbri priment son travail.
Elle participe à de nombreux programmes de résidences d’artistes auprès de la Fondation Pistoletto, la ZeroDate Foundation au Japon, le Centre d’Art Contemporani Bolit en Espagne et la Cité internationale des arts de Paris.
Son travail est régulièrement présenté en France, Italie, Chine, au Japon et en Espagne.
Ses œuvres sont présentes dans des collections privées et publiques dont la Bibliothèque Nationale de France.
Marion Catusse was born in 1991 in Paris. She lives and works in Paris. She graduated in 2014 and participated in the 60th Salon de Montrouge, following her residency at the French National Museum of Natural History.
“Starting from natural stone, which man used as a guide in his understanding of reality, Marion Catusse’s experimentations allow the unfolding of a completely different relationship to the world, made possible by the production of works whose appearance borrows from the characteristics and properties of the mineral world, but which hold their own reality. They implicitly provide a ruthless observation of our condition: that of a species confronted with its limits, unceasingly looking for ways to overcome them, imitating and surpassing nature. […] Paying tribute to this unique and unpredictable creation process, Marion Catusse follows the path of mimicry, where contemporary tools and techniques (developed and created by human hand) meet natural fragments.” – Lisa ToubasWebsite
Elliott Causse is a painter and director. He graduated from the Beaux-Arts de Paris in 2017. He works on the theme of the city, exploring all its different forms of networks, cartographies and transportation flows (plumbing, electricity, public transportation).
He often gets to collaborate with musicians, engineers and artists, working on immersive installations and frescoes in situ. With Kenia Almaraz Murillo, since 2016, he has been realizing a series of frescoes in Paris and Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia). In 2018, they designed a 123 meters long fresco in the UGC Ciné Cité Les Halles cinema in Paris. In 2020, at Altarea’s new headquarters, they worked on 24 floors divided into 4 stairways.
Since 2017, he has associated with his brother Thomas Causse to create Nano Ville Film, an audiovisual production company in which he directs music videos and experimental videos.Website
Marielle Chabal was born in Paris in 1988. After studying literature and political sciences, she entered the Beaux-Arts.
She creates futuristic fiction that she translates in the space and time of exhibitions, symposiums or/and movies, which become inseparable from the forms that they generate and the actions they create through her many collaborators.
She is convinced that fiction participates to the construction of our lives and transforms a burning desire to change the world into something that approaches an embodied experience: the format of the exhibition becomes a driving force that intensifies collective practices by inviting artists, scientists, architects, musicians, researchers and other figures to build common experiences.Website
Since 2001, he has started a long series on dislocation, the aesthetics of ruins, and extinction as an artificial and natural phenomenon.
Over the years, he has focused on the capacity of machines to produce almost autonomous results which resemble human creation. These questions have become convergent thanks to “artificial imagination”, which uses data that was accumulated online as a learning material to produce resemblance. In the context of a likely extinction of mankind, the network appears as a desperate attempt to create a monument by anticipation, which would continue after our disappearance.Website
Salomé Chatriot’s work focuses on the creation of physical and virtual spaces: she builds machines and installations in which electronic sculptures and digital images coexist. Fascinated by breathing, she invents multiple futures where bodies, machines, nature and objects come together in biometric harmony.
Following a residency at La Totale (Galleria Continua) in 2018, she has started to explore Fragile Ecosystem, a vast polymorphic landscape born out of her imagination. After exhibitions at Shed Museum (New York) and Art Basel, off-site at HEK (Basel), she presented her solo show Calcium Thirst at New Galerie (Paris) in 2021, closed by an interactive breathing performance. Repeating this performative gesture since 2019, she transforms her own biometric data into a data visualization of her breath, the Breathing Patterns, a work for which she was awarded the Siemens Ingenious award for creation in 2020 at the Centre Pompidou.
In 2022, she is presenting an exhibition at New Galerie (Paris) and Étage Projects (Copenhagen), and she will hold her next solo show at Office Impart (Berlin).
Born in 1994, Lou Chenivesse lives and works in Paris, after growing up in France, Egypt and Syria. A visual artist and scenographer, she graduated from the DNSEP with congratulations from the jury.
Her work relies on lying, make believe, playing with reality so that the spectator cannot tell what is true and what is false, imagines, dreams. She intertwines realities that are both fictional and documentary, tangible and invisible. At the intersection of performing arts, cinema and visual arts, she creates hybrid forms, full of magic, poetry, oneirism and ghosts.
After putting on her first show at the Théâtre Universitaire de Nantes, she has been assisting scenographers, including at the Théâtre National de la Colline, while continuing to develop her artistic practice through exhibitions, such as Felicità at the Palais des Beaux-Arts de Paris.Website
Angélique Chesnesec obtained an Applied Arts degree in Textile art with a specialization in embroidery in Rochefort, and another degree in metal sculpture in Paris. She combines these two crafts to create unique works. She associates textile and metal, assembling them to create a harmony through rhythmic compositions. She sculpts them, bending them to make their singular voices heard. The two materials become one.
The artist transcends a material’s initial condition to surprise the viewer by its use, its shape and its association with another material. In this spirit, Angélique Chesnesec places deteriorated steel at the center of her creative process. She reveals the history, the shape, the texture and the color of the pieces that she collects by creating sensible works.
Angélique Chesnesec realizes wall works, architectural works and sculptures. She also adapts her artistic principles to a specific space by providing tailor-made pieces.Website
Born in 1980, Boris Chouvellon lives and works in Paris. He explores urban space and its periphery. His work questions modernity by carrying out poetic constructive experimentations in the traces of its ruins.
He graduated from Villa Arson in Nice, and later from the École des Beaux-Arts de Marseille. He has exhibited his work in many countries: France, United States, Switzerland, Belgium, England, Italy, Vietnam, Canada.
His work is represented in public and private collections, such as the Musée d’Art Contemporain de Marseille, the FRAC Basse-Normandie, the FMAC Paris. In 2011, in Marseille, the Musée d’Art Contemporain dedicated a solo exhibition to him, along with a catalogue. From 2012 to 2014, he participated in a residency at the Cité internationale des arts in Paris. In 2014, he was a finalist of the Révélations Emerige. In 2015, after winning the Prix des Amis La Maison Rouge, Fondation Antoine de Galbert, he presented a monumental work for the patio of this site. The same year, a monograph titled Fondations, published by Éditions André Frère, covered all of his work. He presented a monumental work, La part manquante, during the 2017 edition of Voyage à Nantes. During the winter of 2018, he stayed at the Résidence Saint-Ange in Seyssins. In 2019, he was awarded the Étant donnés grant by the FACE Foundation and took up a residency in Los Angeles, where he presented a solo exhibition at Show Gallery and made two sculptures in the desert for the Bombay Beach Biennale. In 2020, he is preparing a work specifically for Villa Datris, as well as a group exhibition in Paris.Website
Pierre Clement was born in 1981 in France. He lives and works in Paris and Bordeaux. He is represented by Galerie Valeria Cetraro.
After graduating from the ESA Pyrénées, Pierre Clement was awarded multiple prizes and grants, among which, in 2013 and 2016, the Individual aid for creation of the DRAC Région Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées. In 2014, he was selected for the 59th Salon de Montrouge, and the next year, he was awarded the Mezzanine Sud Prize (Les Abattoirs, FRAC Midi-Pyrénnées). In 2017, in the context of his residency at the Lieu Commun art space (Toulouse, France), he was a finalist of the Grand Prix Occitanie d’Art Contemporain and was selected, the same year, for the 67th edition of Jeune Création (an exhibition took place in July 2017 at Galerie Thaddeus Ropac, Pantin). In 2018, he received the Coup de Cœur Award, Mécènes du Sud, Montpellier-Sète, and benefited from production funding. The same year, he obtained the individual aid for creation of the Ministry of Culture, DRAC Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France.Website
Blending painting, photography and installation, Anne Commet gives shape to fragments of territories she has travelled time and time again. Through the portrait of specific places at a specific time, this cartography of intimate landscapes questions the persistence and the fragility of nature, our relationship to the world around us and its possible disappearance.
The artist also raises the question of the representation of the landscape through different temporalities, those of the pictorial gesture, the transfer, the memory of the place, and different materialities, those of the canvas, of video or of the sound print.
She designed an installation, Refaire Surface, during a residency for multidisciplinary artists on the subject of nature and for the H2O program, curated by Sophie Lanoë (2019), and Les longues étendues, for Vinci, “1 building, 1 work” (2018). She presented Paysages Antérieurs at the CROUS of Paris (2012), Morphologie du paysage at the DRAC (2017) and Blossom at DDessin (2020).
Caroline Corbasson’s work explores how the observation of space and the improvement of astronomical tools have caused a rift between immediate perception, that of the average individual and that of scientists, on man’s place in the universe. Her drawings, sculptures and videos carefully examine this expanse, connecting the infinitely large, whose evolution dates back to a precultural era, and the depth of the infinitely small, perceptible thanks to the tools of science.Website
Elena Costelian is rooted in a process that is linked to roaming and exploring singular territories whose image is familiar to us. Her installations and performances play with the idea of displacing our image of the elsewhere. Places that have witnessed contemporary history are the subject of a narration where the image and its transposition are interpreted through slogans that are tinged with humor and poetry.
By following the paths of the possible, Elena Costelian allows the spectator to fully experience an invitation to the elsewhere.
Elena Costelian has created performances and installations, including for the Centre Pompidou-Metz, the Palais de Tokyo, Jeune Création, Le Silencio Club, La Kunsthalle Mulhouse, Center for Book Arts and White Box in New York…
Elena also has a studio in Berlin.Instagram
Paul Créange (1987, France) graduated from the École des Beaux-Arts de Paris in 2015. He developed a multifaceted artistic practice, blending photography and sculpture, the former being the essential and structuring element of his tridimensional works.
Paul Créange’s works subtly explore the questions of space, light and frame, while defying the distinctions between abstraction and figuration, or inside and outside. Rigorously and poetically, he manages to represent, through the still image, time and its ineffable multiplicity. – J.GWebsite
Diane Dal-Pra (born in 1991 in Périgueux) lives and works in Paris. The young painter holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Design (Université Michel de Montaigne, Bordeaux, 2013) and received congratulations from the jury when she obtained her Higher Diploma in Applied Arts (Lycée des Arènes, Toulouse, 2015).
In 2019, Diane Dal-Pra was selected by the curator Edoardo Monti to undertake an artist residency at Palazzo Monti (Brescia, Italy). She also participated in a residency project at Villa Noailles (Hyères, France) with the French photographer Paul Rousteau.
Two solo exhibitions have been dedicated to her work: Acqua in Bocca, Galerie Derouillon, Paris (September 2020), curated by Nicolas Poillot, and Of Course You Are, Cob Gallery, London (August 2020). The artist also participated in several group exhibitions, including recently 12 Artists at Harper’s Gallery, New York.Instagram
Corentin Darré, who recently graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure d’Arts de Paris-Cergy (ENSAPC) in 2020, lives and works in Paris.
His work revolves around our relationship with the digital world, the mutations it generates and the new divides that it creates. Installation, sculpture, video, publishing and computer-generated images are combined in sensitive and fictional narratives. The contemporary mythologies that he invokes question the “self” in it its relationship to love, sex and violence.Website
Melchior de Tinguy (French, b. in Bahrain in 1986) earned a BA in Photography in Rome and an MFA from Bard College, New York.
His work has been exhibited at Detour in Los Angeles, Karl Marx Studio Space and l’Orfèvrerie in Paris, Maison Jamsheer Franco-Bahrain Center, Somos Art Space in Berlin, as well as galleries in New York City. Melchior de Tinguy has been a resident artist at POUSH, Clichy since May 2020, and at L’Orfèvrerie, Saint-Denis, since 2018.Website
An artist duo formed by Marie Bouthier et Anouck Lemarquis in 2015, Demi Tour de France is a multifaceted project that seeks to adapt the mediums it uses to the question that is raised. Basing its initial project on photography and the crossing of territories, the duo looks for ways to adapt a particular medium to a given situation.
Addressing the question of space and landscape, DTDF faces the question of form and how to develop it. Beyond the image, the duo seeks to rethink spatial issues from the standpoint of experience, narration and how to best retranscribe them, while questioning the idea of the medium, particularly through publishing, video, sound or installation.
In any case, the aim is to consider the image beyond its conventional treatment, or even beyond its semantic space.Website
Born in 1986, Judith Deschamps is a French multidisciplinary artist who shares her time between France and the United Kingdom. Exploring materials provided by language, the body and digital technologies, her work revolves around the relationship between humanity and technology.
A student at the Haute École des Arts du Rhin in Strasbourg (2011), at the Royal College of Art in London (2018) and at the École Universitaire de Recherche ArTeC (2020), she has created exhibitions and performances in places such as the Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg; The Serving Library, Liverpool; De Appel, Amsterdam; Frac Grand Large, Dunkerque; Centre Pompidou and the Musée d’Art et d’Histoire du Judaïsme, Paris; Mains d’Œuvres, Saint-Ouen.
She is part of the 2020/21 residency program at the IRCAM (Analysis and Synthesis team) and will begin a PhD in research-creation in the fall of 2021, under the supervision of Professors Arnaud Regnauld and Laurence Devillers.Website
Margaux Desombre was born in 1988. She graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Versailles and has worked since 2015 within her own firm. She studied painting in Paris and Buenos Aires, and architecture with Jean Nouvel, Nicolas Laisné and Dimitri Roussel.
In addition to her artistic and architectural works, she has collaborated with the LAN agency, in which she has designed the furniture collection MAKE A for the Théâtre du Maillon, and has headed the Interior Design and Materialities poles for the project to renovate the Grand Palais. Closer to artistic direction than to project management, this experience brought her closer to working with materials.
In September 2020, she returned to her artistic practice. Her painting, whether it is figurative or abstract, is closely linked to the city and to spatiality. Lights, materials and colors are at the heart of her work, in which space, sometimes physical, sometimes immaterial, evokes the power of memory and of movement.Instagram
“Antonin Detemple chooses not to modify the state of things too much, but rather to reproduce them, transport them from their original context into a new one. In the various forms that his work takes — sculptures, installations, still or moving images, publishing —, a simple premise persists: when a subject is displaced, it is already evolving. An imaginative DIYer, he sees in all forms the proof of a historic movement, he perceives correlations to be dismantled. It is as if each of his investigations sought to throw into crisis our contemporary view of art, confronting it with the views of other cultures.”
– From a text by Marilou ThiébaultWebsite
Born in 1988 in Lyon, Hugo Deverchère graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris and from Le Fresnoy – Studio national des arts contemporains. His work has recently been presented at the Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain de Saint-Etienne, at Collection Lambert (Avignon), at the Palais de Tokyo (Paris), at FRAC Grand Large (Dunkerque), at the Pearl Art Museum (Shanghai), at MACRO – Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome, and at many festivals, such as the International Film Festival Rotterdam, CPH:DOX (Copenhague), Ars Electronica (Linz) and the FNC – Festival du Nouveau Cinéma in Montreal.
Photo 1 : © Diane Arques
Photo 2 : © Grégory Copitet
Photo 3 : © Hugo Devrchère
Julien Discrit was born in 1978. He lives and works in Paris. He has participated in many exhibitions in France and abroad, including the Lyon Biennale in 2011 and 2017. He won the FAWU Award and the Crédit Municipal’s “1% marché de l’art” Award in 2019. He has been collaborating with Galerie Anne-Sarah Bénichou since 2016. Geography as an attempt to “describe the world” — or at least to give a possible representation of it — is an essential inspiration for Julien Discrit. Giving shape to the gaps, ambiguities and paradoxes that appear between the map and the territory: this could summarize his practice, which takes the form of installations, images and sculptures.
Though his works usually seek to create a tension between the visible and what remains hidden, his recent pieces use traces, prints and memories as favored materials.Website
Born in 1987 in Chiari, Italy, Valentina Dotti lives and works in Paris. After graduating high school with a specialization in science and arts, she studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti SantaGiulia. Thanks to an Erasmus project, she then studied in France at the Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts of Clermont-Ferrand.
She uses various media, such as video, photography or molding, exploring the construction of proliferative forms, in the manner of an organic architecture, referring either to the infinitely large or to the scale of living organisms.
She has participated in several group exhibitions in Paris and in Italy, including at Spazio Morris Milano, Julio Artist-run Space in Paris, Nous qui désirons sans fin, Galerie de la Jeune Création, Your Friends and Neighbors at HighArt.Instagram
Double Séjour is a curatorial project founded in 2016 by Thomas Havet, an architect by training, in the eponymous space of his apartment.. Even outside of its original location, Double Séjour keeps its founding concept and tries to explore the relationship between each work and the others, and the relationship between the works and the spaces.
From organizing group exhibitions to publishing, Double Séjour opens new spaces of experimentation for artists, always looking for conversations, encounters and collaborations with other creative structures.
Today, after four years of nomadism, Double Séjour settles down and takes up residence at POUSH, on the 15th floor. Inside this ecosystem of 170 artists, a reflection of a generation which Double Séjour fully identifies with, this new project space hosts exhibitions that were conceived as duo shows.Website
Born in Morocco in 1969, Emmanuelle Ducrocq moved to Paris to go to medical school; she soon quit, to study drawing and sculpture at the Atelier Nicolas Poussin, and theater at Université Paris VIII. She became an actress. The stage proved to be a partner; words were scenic creators. A research was initiated about our relation to space, the places and landscapes that we inhabit.
She then took a course in landscape architecture at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure du Paysage de Versailles. In 2005, during a workshop in Scotland, the common denominator of her work as a visual artist appeared: space, at once a material, a partner and a stage for creation, through in situ pieces, unique and often ephemeral.
In 2019, she graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in “Art-Space”. She is currently pursuing her research in her studio.Website
Vadim Dumesh is a director and producer of documentary films, a researcher and a journalist. He studied economy, cinema, arts and public affairs (at the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, Sam Spiegel Film and TV School in Jerusalem, and the SPEAP Master in Arts and Politics at Sciences Po Paris).
Originally from Latvia, Vadim has developed an international profile and acquired a varied range of skills in the direction and production of audiovisual content. He cultivates a transdisciplinary approach and is currently studying the potential of co-creation practices, which he develops in his dissertation, The documentary auteur and collective creativity in the digital age, for his PhD in Art Studies and Practices, jointly led by the Université du Québec in Montreal and Le Fresnoy, studio national des arts contemporains, France.Website
Margot Duvivier is an independent graphic designer who specializes in editorial design. She holds a Master’s Degree from the École Nationale des Beaux-Arts de Lyon.
She cofounded Galerie Takini in 2017 in Lyon with Armando Andrade Tudela and created the new identity of the Centre régional d’Art Contemporain de Montbéliard and of FRAC Champagne Ardennes, in duo with Léa Audouze.Instagram
Alexandre Erres lives and works in New Caledonia. He was born in 1990 in Nouméa, where he lived for almost 17 years. He received training at the École Supérieure d’Art et Design de Grenoble and at the École Nationale Supérieure d’Arts de Paris-Cergy.
Through the use of installations, sculptures, videos, photographs, interventions in public space, performances or engravings, he dissects codes and conventions to question and produce memory, narrations and fictions. Alexandre Erre’s work revolves around the island of his birth, New Caledonia, and more generally around processes of exoticization, racialization, gentrification, domination or cultural hierarchization.
His themes, at the intersection of gender, sexuality or community, build on his personal history and rely on its insularity, its vernacularity and its diasporic present.Website
Born in 1992, Yoann Estevenin lives and works in Paris.
In 2018, he graduated from the Beaux-Arts de Paris with congratulations from the jury and he was awarded the Prix des Amis des Beaux-Arts. The same year, he was nominated for the Prix du dessin contemporain, as well as for the Prix Sisley.
For 2020/2021, he is preparing solo exhibitions at Galerie Guido Romero Pierini, at the Drawing Now Art Fair with Galerie Vachet Delmas, as well as the Salon de Montrouge.Website
Camilla Farina graduated from Villa Arson in Nice in 2010. She lives and works in Paris, where she has committed to transmitting her knowledge to different audiences.
Camilla is an illustrator, and she mainly relies on processes of mechanical reproduction to drive her visual research. She tries to let the dialogue between the drawing and the machine happen, observe what it can produce, materialize, reveal by itself. The work is often the result of simple and combinatory protocols, which generate series that, through their insistence, gradually alter a motif and cause it to oscillate between a mechanical approach and a more sensual and sensory approach.Website
After a first career in architecture, Anna Farouche learnt cabinetmaking at the École Boulle.
Determined to acquire this expertise in order to eventually free herself from it, she creates a dialogue between tradition and the digital world.
Questioning abstraction, action, time, she won the Grand Prix de la Création in 2016 and was a finalist of the Prix Bettencourt in 2019.
Her graphic and colorimetric research is expressed through marquetry frescoes and unique pieces of furniture; an animal, poetic language that she signs as Farouche.
Her approach is acclaimed by her private clients but also by brands such as Marotte or DS Automobiles, with whom she collaborated to design the dashboard of their latest concept car.
After exhibitions at the Museum of Decorative Arts of Berlin or at the Grand Palais, she will soon present new pieces with AD at the Palais d’Iéna and in 2021 at Homo Faber in Venice.Website
Samuel Fasse is a visual artist who lives and works in Paris. His work focuses on the possibilities offered by the body as an instrument of creation. He perceives new technologies as tools leading to the design and understanding of a new corporality. This multiform and collaborative approach leads him to conceive a plural work, where corporeity. is the main component. Like a conductor, whose challenge is to establish a dialogue with different actors close to the most eclectic profiles: dancers, composers, developers, researchers, he has succeeded in bringing these actors together. This has been expressed in several artistic forms such as performance, installation or sculptures. His works has been shown at Palais de Tokyo, Nicoletti Contemporary or during Frieze in LA. From this approach, he founded his eponymous studio, ‘StudioFasse’ which aims to reveal wearable art accessories collection through multiple ways: fanzines launch, presentation, videos and selected concept stores worldwide.
Adélaïde Feriot is a French artist born in 1985. In her work, she experiments with the introduction of living organisms in the space and time of the exhibition. She sees herself as a “tuner of living machines”, keeping in mind the troubling idea of the automaton, between the animate and the inanimate. Materials, their origins, their properties, their symbols, are at the heart of her practice. She seeks to give shape to the transfers of energy that take place between them in the workshop, and later when they are joined by our vibrating bodies.
Her work has been shown at the Palais de Tokyo, at FRAC Bretagne, at the CND in Pantin, at Galerie Samy Abraham, at the Centre international d’art et du paysage de l’île de Vassivière, at the Centre Pompidou, at the IAC in Villeurbanne, at Kunstwerk Carlshütte in Germany, at Tabacalera à Madrid, at the Maison des arts de Laval in Québec, at the CAFA in Beijing.Website
Emilie Ferré is a self-taught artist who lives and works in Paris. Her work is rooted in the study and understanding of the elements, both microscopic and macroscopic, of the world around her.
“Each element capable of being isolated from the universe always appears as a particle susceptible of entering into the constitution of a group which transcends it.” The words of George Bataille resonate through Emilie Ferré’s works like a mirror. At the origin of living beings and of any organization, there is a cell. This cell aims to protect itself and to ensure the survival of its species. To this end, it will mutate, fragment, multiply… It will go through multiple states and in doing so, it will communicate. It elaborates networks with its peers, allowing the creation of complex organisms that seem to be interconnected, forming patterns of tissue that are sometimes aesthetically confounding.
The extrapolation of the invisible introduced Emilie Ferré to an almost cathartic process, which led her to create her own interpretation of the origin and the workings of life. Playing with empty and full areas, the simple gestures of her paintings bring forth ungraspable words; the organic shapes of her sculptures, as they develop, meet a sensible world. She then orchestrates her own cosmogony in a metaphysical entropy.Website
First Laid is a publishing house composed of five curators, artists and designers (Jesse Wallace – Thomas Collinet – Louise Cirou – Zoé Sylvestre – Clémence Warnier + Chevaline Corporation Chauvelot), who support every guest artist in the realization of a publication and of a solo show.
Through exhibitions and residencies, the collective provides its research on the role of the editorial object and the various ways to feature it in the production of an exhibition. This platform was born two years ago out from an urge to make something — right away! — and it has already produced six exhibitions and as many publications: No dents, dings or scratches by Jesse Wallace, Jardin exotique de Monaco by Fauve Tintigner and Juan Ignacio Lopez in 2018, Réception by Brieuc Remy, Le petit déjeuner is the most important meal of the day by Theodore Dumas in 2019, Touched for the very first time and Should I Let You In? by the First Laid Collective in early 2020.
First Laid and its associated artists bring together in a common space their different practices and skills, continuing projects that had previously been initiated. They share their space inside the POUSH workshops with members of the Chevaline Corporation collective, as well as with Dea Gjinovci and Antoine Goldet (Amok Films).Website
Deborah Fischer graduated from the ENSAAMA in Textile Design, and from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris. In 2017, she received the Prize for Excellence of the International Takifuji Art Award and studied at the University of the Arts in Tokyo.
In 2019, she worked at the Coubertin foundry. She developed an intuitive work inspired by her solo travels. Her taste for wandering allowed her to create her own alphabet of shapes and colors, which she now tries to transcribe. In 2018, she went backpacking for 8 months to pursue research on the idea of travel, particularly through the collection of objects and materials that she found in Japan, India, Nepal and China. In 2019, she participated in a workshop in Montenegro with the University of Arts of Belgrade. In 2020, she was a resident at La Pause Residency in Morocco and displayed her work at the 1:54 Fair of Marrakesh.Website
John Fou, born in 1983, is a multidisciplinary artist who lives and works in Paris.
Self-taught, coming from the world of performing arts and more particularly of circus, dance and theater, he develops a practice of figurative painting in which he portrays social relationships between animals of different species, like an allegory of his life, and more generally of human relations.
His experience as a dancer is a major influence on his painting, through the way that the protagonists come into contact: they love each other, size each other up, admire each other, crush each other, cling onto each other and seduce each other. There is no scenery here; taken out of their context, we do not know which world they belong to anymore, their characteristics emerge as motifs and so the relations between them are emphasized. The colorful aesthetic and the graphic universe of his paintings bring a greater dynamism, which exacerbates the relations between the creatures.
His influences include mythology, cave paintings, psychology, dance, videogames, cartoons and painting, from Géricault to Huguette Caland, not to mention George Stubbs, Piero di Cosimo, Etruscan frescoes or Le Douanier Rousseau.
John Fou presented his first solo show at the Pension Marienia (Guétary, France) in 2018. It was by followed by a second one at the Théâtre de Vanves (Paris, France) in 2019, as well as collaborations with various French galleries (Galerie Joseph, Nilgallery…) and a group show initiated by the artist and curator Lou Ros with Camille Brechignac.Website
Max Fouchy (Grasse, 1988) entered the Beaux-Arts de Paris in 2009, in Tadashi Kawamata’s workshop, which put great emphasis on personal practice. This freedom allowed him to develop an intuitive approach, based on almost scientific experiments.
His work often consists in collecting random materials and objects and revealing their forgotten potential. After obtaining a DNSAP in 2014, Max moved to Brussels for two years and created the workshops “Le Lance-Pierre” with other artists, within the Salvation Army. He now lives in Aubervilliers and works in Saint-Denis and Clichy.Website
Clédia Fourniau is an artist born in 1992 in Paris, where she lives and works. After three years of studies at the École Olivier de Serres, she is currently in her final year at the Beaux-Arts de Paris (in Tatiana Trouvé’s workshop).
Her work has been exhibited in several group exhibitions (Galerie Bertrand Grimont, Bastille Design Center, Double Séjour) and it will soon be shown at the Palais des Beaux-Arts de Paris. She will be mentored by Tatiana Trouvé for the Prix Marin 2022.
Clédia Fourniau explores the gestural dimension of abstract painting and interrogates the conditions of perception and reception of an image through paintings with thick spines and mirror surfaces in which the body, the workshop and the architecture are reflected in a distorted manner. The artist works with shapes and materials in an excessive manner, piling up tinted polyurethane resin, creating a colored, ultra-shiny or ultra-matte embossing on the space of her canvases. The body, both the artist’s and the visitor’s, is wholly involved and commits to a new vision of reality. The image, which is constantly made and unmade, tries to transmit a messageless message, a kind of mysticism, a sensual confusion.Website
Bérangère Fromont lives and works in Paris. Her work has been exhibited in festivals such as Circulation(s), PhotoSaintGermain, Noorderlicht, les Boutographies, le Prix de la Maison Blanche, Manifesto, L’Image Satellite, the Busan International Photo Festival in South Korea, at the Hôtel Fontfreyde in Clermont-Ferrand, at the Thessaloniki Photo Biennale, at the Centre d’Art contemporain of Nîmes and of Dunkerque, but also in solo shows at the Minimum Gallery in Palermo and at the Offshoot Gallery in London in 2019. It was also presented in various web and print publications, such as Mouvement, The British Journal of Photography, Vogue, AmericanSuburbx, GUP, Fisheye, Vice, Les Inrockuptibles, Phases, Lensculture, Punto de Fuga…
Her first book, Cosmos, was published by André Frères Éditions in 2015. The second one, I don’t want to disappear completely, was published by September Books in 2018. Her long-term project on the uprising in Athens, Except the Clouds, supported by the French Institute of Athens, was released in November 2018 in the context of Paris Photo, with the Greek publishing house Void. Except the Clouds was shortlisted for the Gomma Grant 2019 and named as a finalist for the International Photography Grant 2018; it was also selected by Photobookstore, Americansuburbx.com and Clavoardiendo as one of the books of 2018, and featured by Balbooks and iD-Vice.Website
After studying in Sèvres and Boston (USA), Bruno Gradenne graduated in 2014 from HEAR (formerly École Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Strasbourg). He presented his first solo exhibition in Strasbourg in 2014 at Galerie Bertrand Gillig. Showcased by the exhibitions of the Prix International de Peinture Novembre in Vitry in 2016 and later of the Prix Icart 2017, Bruno Gadenne was the recipient of the Prix Théophile Schuler in 2018. In 2019, after being the guest of honor of the Salon des Artistes de Massy, he had his first exhibition in the United States, at the agnès b. Galerie in New York. He also regularly collaborates with Galerie Provost-Hacker (Lille).Website
GAMUT is driven by six fashion designers, who all graduated from La Cambre Mode/s/ in Brussels, and a visual director, who studied at the ECAL in Lausanne. Designed as a laboratory, GAMUT operates without a leader, and comes to life through a contributory, open, collective research. Deliberately built outside the current hierarchized system, GAMUT is a solution for emancipation, a project for freedom. GAMUT is a group of friends who thinks that a new relationship to power can lead to a form of aesthetic and structural renewal. GAMUT is a space where everything remains to be done. The flexibility of its structure gives it its freedom of action and its reactivity. GAMUT is the receptacle of a vital and urgent flow of expression, sharing, solidarity, pleasure and ecological respect that runs through the contemporary world. GAMUT believes in the impact of creation on social issues and is committed to a spirit of humanistic resistance.Website
Laura Garcia Karras, born in 1988, lives and works in Paris. She defines her paintings as silent spaces. In the space of this silence, a reflection emerges, at once pictural, philosophical and poetical, essentially based on time.
She remembers an incredibly powerful sensation that she felt as a child. She took a fossil in her hand; at that moment, she was fully aware that she was literally holding time, embodied by this small stone. She was holding a natural construction, the mineral molding of a living form, vegetal or animal, whose imprint travelled through time to find itself in her hand.Instagram
Quentin Germain, born in 1987, grew up and spent part of his life abroad, especially in Brazil, in ex-Yugoslavia and in China, where he studied at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, in Beijing. He entered the Beaux-Arts de Paris in 2006 and graduated in 2012 in James Rielly’s workshop.
Fascinated by German Romanticism, he is imbued with the aesthetic of the sublime, perpetuated in the work of Gerhard Richter or Anselm Kiefer, two painters who have greatly influenced him. Cinema, as well as scientific imagery, are other essential sources of inspiration for his work on light and nocturnal landscapes.
It is through the prism of urban “non-places”, a theme that he explored at the Beaux-Arts de Paris, that he began his work as a painter. Since 2018, he has been developing the narration of a world in ruins, dreamlike and obscure, through paintings, sculptures and animated videos.Instagram
Rotem Gerstel was born in Israel in 1988. She currently lives and works in Paris. Her multidisciplinary artistic practice spans sculpture, video, installation, drawing and sound. She obtained a BFA from the department of ceramic and glass of the Bezalel Academy of Art in Jerusalem, and she graduated from the audiovisual department (VAV) of the Gerrit Rietveld Academy of Amsterdam and from the European graduate program in Sound Art at the KASK Academy of Arts in Ghent.
She has participated in several artistic residencies, such as the Cité Internationale des Arts de Paris, DOC! in Paris and the Werkraum Warteck pp in Basel. She has presented her work in several group shows in Europe and Israel. In 2018, Rotem Gerstel and Simone Etter created the travelling radio station THE REAL, focusing on the transmission of artistic activities and actions made in artist residencies.Website
Gia² Studio is a creative studio based in Paris, combining strategic consulting, artistic direction and creation of images and spaces.
A duo of two brothers, one a curator and retail designer, the other a photographer and interactive designer, together they imagine new narratives, rethinking the relationship between physical space and the digital world.
Established on the third floor of POUSH Manifesto, they have created a place of experimentation: “The Gia² Viewing Room”, introducing new formats of exhibitions, documentations and collaborations for artists, designers, publishers and fashion designers with whom they share a common aesthetic and vision.
“The Ghost between the host and the guest” is the first episode of a series of four exhibitions, which will focus on showcase a young generation of creators starting from contemporary issues.Instagram Raphael
Beya Gille Gacha is a multidisciplinary artist born in 1990 in Paris, to a Cameroonian mother and a French father. In 2011, she entered the École du Louvre, where she developed her sensitivity to classical African, Indo-European, Asian, Atlantic and Oceanian arts. She sees her practice as a commitment to an intersectional perspective.
In 2018, she presented an exhibition curated by Simon Njami at the Galleria Nazionale in Rome, titled Io e un altro, and later at the Kampala Biennale #3 (Pascale Martine Tayou’s studio). In May 2019, she participated in the Salon Révélations at the Grand Palais, with artists such as Barthélémy Toguo. She has also exhibited her work at international events: 1-54 (New York, 2019), AKAA (Paris, 2017-2018), WestLake ArtFair (Hangzhou, 2017), Afropunk (Paris, 2019)… In July 2019, she won first prize at the 1st edition of the International Sculpture Biennale of Ouagadougou (BISO). Her work is among the acquisitions of major institutions, such as the Smithsonian Museum or the World Bank, as well as private collections such as the Leridon Collection (Cape Town, Paris) or the Luciano Benetton Collection (Treviso).Website
Célia Gondol, a visual artist, choreographer and dancer, places her work in the fields of choreography, music, astrophysics, fundamental physics and spirituality. She questions the limits of representation and the possibilities for transmission and interpretation that a work can contain. The speeds, the movements, the dimensions that elude our scales and our everyday representations: this is what the artists places at the heart of her approach.
In parallel with her work, she practices singing and apnea.
Célia Gondol has exhibited her work at the CNAC – Le Magasin des Horizons in Grenoble, at the Institut d’Art Contemporain de Villeurbanne, at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, at the Forum Hermès Ginza in Tokyo, and at Galeria Vermelho in São Paulo, among other places.
She has also created and interpreted performances — O UNIVERSO NU (2018), SLOW (2014) — and co-created the show A LEAF with Nina Santes for the Avignon Festival (73rd edition).Website
Nicolas Gourault, born in 1991, is an artist and director who studied at the École nationale Supérieure d’Arts de Paris-Cergy and at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales.
His work is marked by this dual background, and it builds bridges between the fields of art and politics, through a documentary criticism of new media. Finding new purposes to tools intended for the creation of images, he explores form of alterity that resist in controlled spaces where the unexpected seems excluded. He collaborated with the Forensic Architecture agency and is finishing a residency at Le Fresnoy – Studio national des arts contemporains.
His works have been shown in artistic institutions such as the Centre Pompidou (FR), the ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medien (ALL), the Cité internationale des arts (FR), the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature (FR), but also at festivals such as Le Cinéma du Réel (FR), Sheffield Doc|Fest (UK), IndieLisboa (PT), E Tudo Verdade (BR).Website
Cecilia Granara is an Italian artist, born in Jeddah, in Saudi Arabia, in 1991. She studied at Central St. Martin’s School of Art and Design in London, Hunter College in New York and at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris.
She is a painter and a writer, drawing on autofiction, poetry and the use of symbols. She is interested in cultural attitudes towards sexuality, our relationship to bodies and the use of color as a vehicle for emotion.
Her work has been shown in several solo exhibitions: “Quatre Cœurs” at Exo Exo, Paris, and “Lasciare Entrare, Lasciare Andare” at Studiolo Project, Milan.Website
Rafik Greiss is an Egyptian artist of Irish descent, who is based in New York. Between 2017 and 2020, he studied art history and photography at NYU, where he graduated with a double major.
During those years, he started to show his work in various independent group exhibitions, such as “Rubbish” and “Clear Eyes” (95 Avenue B, NY), curated by Caio Twombly (2016), and “Patchwork” (525 W 25 St, NY) curated by William Corman, Alex and Charles Levene (2018). The same year, he participated in the exhibition “Good Taste Series” in the Miami Design District.
Rafik has begun an apprenticeship with the art production society Factum Arte in Madrid, Spain.
His work has been published in i-D Magazine, British Vogue, Vogue Italia, Paper Magazine, Avant Arte, Purple Magazine, among others. His work can be seen at the Zabludowicz Collection (London).Website
Alice Grenier Nebout is a French-Canadian artist. She lives and works in Paris.
She graduated in Fine Arts from Central Saint Martins in London in 2017. In her paintings, frescoes and drawings, she reinterprets the sensations that nature provides us. Focusing on the wilderness, the silent forests, fascinated by mythology and biodiversity, she brings us into a hypnotic, sensual and colorful vision of a paradise not quite lost.
Alice Grenier Nebout has presented her second solo exhibition at Galerie Exit Art Contemporain. She has participated in various group exhibitions. She was awarded the Prix Art Canister and the Prix Carré sur Seine in 2020. Two of her works are already part of the Niarchos collection.Website
Angèle Guerre is a visual artist. Born in 1988, she has graduated from the Beaux-Arts de Paris. She develops her artistic practice by exploring different ways of cutting into the surface.
Whether it is by scraping an old mirror or making incisions on paper, the aim is to make the material visible and produce another space with it. It is a film falling apart, a protection fading away, a skin swelling, and therefore a sensation being suggested.
Angèle Guerre questions the memory of textures and of the motif, rhythm, pulsation, repetition; she lets her compositions create themselves, through a slow change of phase. Her tools are the result of this slowness: Rotring, scalpel incisions on paper or leather, working with a quill or a calligraphy pen. These tools affect the work through the small size of their imprint. Angèle Guerre accumulates them, merges them. Drawing is approached as a craft, through which writing is invented and sculptures becomes an enhanced form of drawing.Website
Pauline Guerrier lives and works in Paris. Born on November 27, 1990 in Clamart, France, she is the first child of two artists. Her father, a sculptor, and her mother, a choreographer, introduced her to the pleasure of creating with one’s hands. She entered the Beaux-Arts de Paris in 2009 in Giuseppe Penone’s workshop; she stayed there for her first three years. She then joined Ann Veronica Janssen’s workshop until her graduation in June 2014.
Pauline Guerrier shares her time between various workshops, in Italy, Maghreb, Portugal or Chili, among others. Weavers, glassblowers, stone carvers, glaziers, mosaicists and many others constitute her daily life: she observes, analyzes and learns. Perpetually seeking to learn these ancestral techniques, Pauline Guerrier confronts the knowledge of yesterday with the world of today and of tomorrow.
Ecology, science, faith, belief are the subjects she keeps returning to. She expresses herself through drawing and sculpture, but also installations, performances and video, in order to use the medium that is best-suited to the different topics that she addresses.
Her work can currently be seen at Art Paris, Art Genève, Arco Lisboa, Istanbul Art Fair, PAD Paris, but also on Place Saint-Germain-des-Prés during the Parcours Saint-Germain, at Villa Datris, at Fondation Zinsou in Benin, or at the Domaine des Étangs. Her work has been represented by Galeria FOCO in Lisboa for the last two years.Website
Raphaël Guez is a digital artist and designer who works on the links between spirituality and technology.
Using digital collage, video or 3D, he tries to create various universes where discrepancies in scales, spaces and emotions question the future of humanity in the age of technology.
A machine learning engineer by training, he now wishes to link data and 3D immersion in his artistic approach.Instagram
Cyrielle Gulacsy was born in France in 1994. She lives and works in Paris. Self-taught, Cyrielle has focused on drawing and painting since she finished her studies in 2016.
Initially driven by a quest for realism, her work has evolved under the influence of modern physics, towards the representation of an imperceptible reality, in the realm of abstraction, revealing the invisible laws of nature. Space-time, electromagnetism or the diffraction of light are all fields of research and experimentation through which the artist can explore new representations of reality.
Her “atomistic” approach of pointillism reflects a desire to get closer to the quintessence of things and to give an account of infinite quantities, which are difficult to conceive. Whether it is the measure of a particle or of a celestial object, each point embodies an inaccessible reality and provides a point of view of the world around us that is both intimate and vertiginous.Website
Born in 1992 in M’sila, Algeria, Dhewadi Hadjab lives and works in Paris. After five years of studies at the École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts of Algiers, he graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure d’Art de Bourges in 2017. He is currently a fourth-year student at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris (in Tim Eitel’s workshop).
“Dhewadi examines the movement of bodies in space, depicting dancers in lascivious or uncomfortable positions, in interior settings, with a very formal, recurring and already recognizable vocabulary: wide-open doorways, torn wallpaper patterns, endless lines of parquet… These psychological spaces where the subjects take on the role of inanimate objects create a fascinating, strange atmosphere, intensified by a composition of strong and perfectly controlled perspective lines, and clayey, ominous colors.”
– From a text by Marianne DolloInstagram
Mariana Hahn investigates archives and archival processes, the memory of her body and her own genealogy, and their transfer to other media, be it paper, copper or other organic and mineral materials. It is precisely the water, the salt, that allows the artist to fix her own silhouette on wide and thin copper plates, when she prints her body covered with sweat after running, when she applies a few lines with her tongue, or when she whispers poems near piles of salt on copper.
Her body becomes the substrate and vector of memory. The marked surfaces become her agents of preservation and transmission. The body, however, requires the intervention of intermediaries such as water, salt, air, light, etc. The body becomes the substrate and vector of memory.Website
Arash Hanaei (born in 1978) lives and works in Paris and Tehran. After studying photography (Azad University of Tehran), which taught him the role of photography during the Iran-Iraq war, he developed a practice combining mediums and techniques.
Initiated in 2008, the series titled Capital aims to be a sequenced autopsy of the city of Tehran, questioning the transformations of the public space after the war. Since 2015, his practice has been evolving from photography and documentary towards a more speculative and intermedia approach, questioning post-Internet strategies during a political crisis and a crisis of representation.
His works have been shown in several solo and group exhibitions – LudLow38 Gallery, New York; Musée d’Art Moderne, Paris; MAXXI, Rome – and are present in several national and private collections: CNAP, Paris; LACMA, Los Angeles; Peters-Messer Collection, Berlin/Viersen; Salsali Private Museum, Dubai.Website
Charles Hascoët (born in 1985, in Paris) lives and works in Clichy and New York. A painter, he works essentially with oils, oscillating between academicism and oneirism.
He regularly exhibits his work with various curators, in Paris, New York, Miami, Brussels… In 2020, he will present a solo exhibition in Paris, “Je longe mon souffle”, and another solo show next fall at New Galerie.
Charles Hascoët is also a music lover, who shares his large collection on the radio or in clubs, in France and abroad.Website
Hall.Haus is an organization of four designers, founded in early 2020 by Abdoulaye Niang, Sammy Bernoussi, Teddy Sanches and Zakari Boukhari. They advocate a creative approach derived from an interaction between their environment (hall) and design (haus).
Abdoulaye, Sammy and Teddy graduated from the ENSCI in industrial design, while Zakari is studying Energy process engineering at Arts et métiers. Their fields of action in design are: the object, experience and transmission. This organization is committed to imagining the world of tomorrow, using its multicultural heritage, coming from design, the streets (in a broad sense) and from its origins; it aims to act for ecological transition and to make design more accessible, especially to young people.Instagram
Maria Ibanez Lago, born in Buenos Aires, has lived alternately in Paris and Buenos Aires. She has participated and launched collective artistic projects, within which she also served as curator. She studied Scenography and Painting (Zao Wou-Ki workshop) at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris. In Buenos Aires, she attended Diana Aisenberg’s Clinics-workshops, from 2002 to 2008.
She is a co-curator of exhibitions produced by Julio Artist-run Space, which is part of the circuit Le Grand Belleville. She is a co-founder of the Space in Progress project, which focuses on Latin-American art. Her last solo shows are Souvenirs d’un futur proche at Salon H, Paris, and Sous le sol, sous le soleil, at Espace Alma, Paris. She has made important contributions to group shows such as Sumak Kawsay at Château de La Caze, and Amigxs, el futuro es nuestro at Usina del arte in Buenos Aires.
Elle fait partie depuis dix ans du collectif PintorAs qui réunit une quinzaine d’artistes femmes confirmées travaillant en gestion autonome sur des politiques de genre autour d’une idée contemporaine et élargie de la peinture. For the last ten years, she has been a member of the PintorAs collective, which brings together about fifteen established women artists who work autonomously on gender policies around a contemporary and expanded idea of painting.
She is a cofounder of the collective Viajar con lo Puesto, active from 2011 to 2015, which creates connections between artists who live in different cities through an “affective circulation” of objects, and of the project Archivo vivo, which developed a work in situ in a biosphere reserve from 2005 to 2008.
Maria Ibanez Lago works on the materiality of the image and its relation to objects in order to evoke a dramaturgy. Painting is examined in its historical context, and the boundaries of the format are expanded towards its defining limits, attempting to transform it into an object, a sculpture. The concept of energy is taken in its material aspect and its economic uses, but also in its mystical and bodily meaning, in a superposition of concepts and representations.Website
Lev Ilizirov was born in Russia in 1979. He emigrated to Israel in 1996. After studying at the Bezalel Academy of Arts in Jerusalem (2007), he chose to focus on documentary photography.
The incorporeal message and the abstraction of the world were the main aims of his work then. Separatism in Israel led him to reflect on territories and borders. At the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Amsterdam (2009-2010), the elements and the frame of daily life became the basis of his work. The unexpected, created by the accidental interference of external factors, an imperceptible phenomenon, is what he tries to capture with his camera, later giving it shape through installation.Website
Ernest Illm’s first contact with painting happened on the walls of Bordeaux when he was a teenager. He later moved to Paris to work as an artistic director, before fully returning to wall painting in 2016.
Influenced by myths, fractals and cosmology, he especially focuses on light and its reactions to the textures it is applied to, with a certain attraction for “abstract figuration” and psychedelia.
As a continuation of his experience with spray painting, he now develops his practice around aerography and all of the possibilities that surround it.Instagram
Ellande Jaureguiberry is a sculptor and illustrator who lives and works in Paris. He uses a wide range of materials and techniques, but he focuses especially on ceramic. He develops a shapeshifting work that questions the relation of belonging and resonance between the human mind and the universe, a dialectic of body and space, attempting to reunite them as paradoxical aspects of one reality. Rooting his research in a relationship with the unconscious, he explores the links between architecture and nature in a movement between structure and ornament. After obtaining a DNSEP at the Beaux-Arts de Caen/Cherbourg in 2016 and a post-graduate diploma at ENSA Limoges in 2019, he has exhibited his work at Salon Montrouge (2019), Galerie Dohyang Lee (Paris, 2021), Galerie A.ROMY (Genève, 2020), Villa Belleville (Paris, 2020), NADA (Miami, 2020) and the Cité Internationale des arts (Paris, 2021).Website
Originally from Lille in the North of France, Michel Jocaille (1987) lives and works in Paris. Alongside a practice of residences-missions, he has expanded his approach to focus on the lines between reality and fiction in the production of images, through installations and assembled sculptures.
His current research focuses on queer culture and the deconstruction of the neutrality and universality of images as they are perceived.
He was awarded the Prix Wicar 2020, and he is preparing his next exhibition with the Espace Le Carré in Lille after a residency in Rome.Website
Born in 1986 in Paris, Livia Johann lives and works in Paris. She graduated from the ENSBA Lyon and from the Haute Ecole d’Art et de Design de Genève. She develops a practice around sculpture and performance, using materials that refer to the world of construction.
Her practice requires total commitment of the body, important physical effort, which leads us to rethink the value and meaning of work, pointing out the randomness and flaws of man, relating to the idea of work as “self-expenditure”, as defined by the sociologist Pierre-Michel Menger. She questions the economy of artists and develops systems of production, equally using traditional sculpture or edible materials.
Deeply committed to collective practices, she participated in the project Le FDP in the 18th arrondissement of Paris, where she has organized exhibitions. Her work has been presented in Switzerland (Centre d’art de Genève, Piano Nobile, Fonderie Kugler), Germany (Artnews Project Gallery in Berlin), France (Kunsthalle de Mulhouse, Centre d’art Passerelle) or Canada (Fonderie Darling).Website
Born in 1986, Olivier Jonvaux graduated from ENSBA – École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Lyon and from Le Fresnoy – Studio national des arts contemporains. He has been invited in various residencies and artistic institutions in France and abroad.
His work has been exhibited at the Palais de Tokyo, at the LAM – Villeneuve-d’Ascq, at the Musée d’art moderne de Saint-Étienne, at Basis Francfort, at the CEAAC Strasbourg, and at the Bazaar Compatible Program in Shanghai. His films have been presented at the SESIFF in Seoul, at the ISFF in Clermont-Ferrand and at the Pavillon Sicli in Geneva. In 2019, his work was exhibited at the Salon Jeune Création and he was awarded the Prix des Ateliers d’art de la Réunion des musées nationaux.
His work spans various mediums, from sculpture to multimedia, engaging with fields as varied as philosophy or comics.Website
After studying at EM Lyon and ESMOD Paris, which led her to make a six-month journey of initiation in Asia, Solène Kerlo decided, at age 30, to pursue her childhood passion, which she had neglected for too long: painting.
Her work recounts this homecoming, this return to the primal and instinctive spirit, not yet formatted by the demands of society. Characteristic of children and of primitive people, this perceptive vision of the world is called animism. Between anthropology and Jungian psychoanalysis, her intuitive practice is both a testimony of her own journey of deconditioning and an invitation to reconnect with the wild nature that modern man has buried under centuries of civilization and hyper-rationalism.
Using an earthy and textured palette, Solène represents the symbols of an imaginary and spontaneous calligraphy, as though she was unearthing from the bowels of the earth a universal and immemorial language, which would establish a communication between the visible and the invisible, between matter and spirit.
Photo credit: Juliette AlexandreWebsite
Léa Klein learnt drawing at the Lycée Estienne. She then entered the Beaux-Arts de Paris, where she discovered sculpture in Giuseppe Penone’s workshop.
She participated in several exhibitions (Couvent de la Tourette in Lyon, Cloître Ouvert in Paris, Biennale de la sculpture of Yerres, among others), and met others students with whom she elaborated a first project in Guiana. Together, they founded the Degré 7 collective, which provides an institutional framework to a series of artistic collaborations with local cultural actors (Kali’na potters, Saramaka sculptors, the media library of the city of Mana, CARMA, ONF, etc.).
Léa Klein reflects on these experiences through her practice of drawing. The graphic activity, influenced by the rhythm of ornamental Guyanese sculpture, transcribes the character of the places that the collective has frequented over the past decade.
Sarah Knill-Jones graduated from the Glasgow School of Art and obtained a Masters Degree at University of the Arts London. She came back to Paris after 20 years, during which she had lived in Asia, Africa and South America.
Enriched by these experiences, she has presented solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art and MiM Center for Contemporary Art of Baku, Azerbaijan. She has participated in many group exhibitions, including at Studio 1.1 and Tripp Gallery in London, at the Royal Academy of Edinburgh and at Zagat, in Rio de Janeiro. She has been an artist in residence at Despina, Largo das Artes, Rio, Proyecto ‘Ace, Buenos Aires, and Trélèx in Switzerland. Her works can be found in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art of Baku, the Victoria and Albert Museum of London, at the University of Northampton and in many private collections.
She has taught at the Academy of Fine Arts of Baku and is a cofounder of the association ALOV Project Azerbaijan.Website
Victoria Kosheleva, born in Moscow in 1989. Graduated from the Moscow State University named after Surikov, Department of Monumental Painting in 2012.
After moving to New York, she studied at Parsons in the department of design.
In 2014-2015, she studied at the “Free Workshops” of the Moscow Museum of Modern Art. In 2016 she was as resident artist at the Cité des Arts in Paris.
In 2018, she moved to Paris, and she now lives in two cities – Moscow and Paris.
Victoria works in the genre of figurative painting, often using surrealistic elements.Website
La pratique d’Emma Kovo gravite autour de l’empreinte à travers différentes techniques de collage, photogramme et d’impression; telles que la gravure ou la sérigraphie. L’intention n’est pas de garder la trace de choses existantes qui seraient à archiver mais d’utiliser comme matière première les propres traces plastiques de l’artiste, la matière qu’elle crée, échantillonne et détourne. Elle expérimente la fougue du geste et de ce geste elle garde une trace qui sera transformée, accumulée, saturée puis altérée. Les lignes sont simples, brutes, les détails s’estompent pour laisser place à l’essentiel, une atmosphère. Dans un noir et blanc obsessionnel, l’énergie circule, virulente, presque agressive.
Son usage de l’encre est fluide et impulsif et en ce qui concerne la peinture, elle utilise des matériaux expressifs et généreux. Les matières et les procédés qu’elle utilise font naturellement écho à ses recherches : la gravure qui garde l’empreinte, le Wenzhou qui s’imbibe d’une trace et le photogramme qui capture d’une manière presque mnésique l’objet, comme l’ombre d’une mémoire, la sérigraphie comme intention de garder une copie.
Emme cherche une forme de narration entre le souvenir et l’oubli, à travers des thèmes tels que la nature, le chaos, l’identité, la trace et la ruine.
Martin Laforet’s Mould/Cast Collection, presented in his debut solo show ‘Inside Out’ at Carpenters Workshop Gallery London, explores the positive and negative space of the casting process. The intimate relationship between the casted material and the mould in which it was bound, normally lost on the viewer, is here presented united and in dialogue. Laforêt’s works guide the mind through the process of their own formation. He leads us to a point where we can trace for ourselves the emptiness that was. The void is captured and preserved, yet simultaneously extinguished.
Grégoire Laisné was born in 1982 in Tours. A graduate of the Beaux-Arts de Rouen, he started his artistic career as an engraver. He was awarded the Prix Lacourière for his first works on paper.
His unique monotypes immediately stand out, through the presence/absence of the human figure in a kind of impossible and universal portrait.
Whether it is through painting, printmaking or drawing, Grégoire Laisné is now developing very personal techniques, combining computer-based methods (digital drawing) and more traditional skills. His figures, rarely identifiable, are often carved (in engravings), sometimes perforated (in paintings), or even decomposed (in drawings). It is as if they are marked by the creative process, in a back-and-forth between abstraction and figuration, which makes his faces look like mirages, sometimes reaching the edge of perception.Website
Antoine projects on the canvas (de)constructions of reality caught on the spot. His sets are made of representations or photographs that are digitally distorted, made abstract by manipulations on computer software.
His creative process resembles those distorting mirrors that turn a known body into something strange. In his paintings, the eye could detect familiar objects, recognized spaces where Antoine places bodies from another dimension. His paintings are embodiments of his fantasies, his reveries, which he hopes will become real; they question the capacity of spaces to captivate images.
Through his experimentations, bodies infinitely diffracted become sensual abstractions, which almost escape from the virtual. He plays with representations to create mutant images, which directly come from reality, and put the spectator at risk of losing his bearings.Instagram
A graduate of HEAR in Strasbourg and of the Royal College of Art in London, Amalia Laurent (1992, FR) was born to a mother from Java and a father from the Languedoc.
She addresses topographic, geographic and cartographic themes, both real and fantasized. Her obsession for alternate realities has given rise to a body of work — installations, performances, sculptures, dyes — that makes tangible the boundaries between the real world and parallel worlds. Steeped in mysticism, her works hint at the existence of an invisible world overlapping ours. She develops a practice that feeds both on a personal, ancestral, family memory and on a collective memory, based on archaeology and founding myths.Website
Vincent Laval’s work is essentially that of a walking artist. Though it physically materializes through sculptures and photographs, its essence is derived from the careful observation of wildlife during his walks in nature. Mainly in the forest, because it contains a huge variety of living and non-living elements, he is in search of traces of the balance or, on the contrary, the imbalance of these elements. He looks for signs of time: these are everywhere, because the seasons reign supreme here, but some signs are stronger than others; some traces strike the eye, strike the mind, strike the heart.
Therefore, the artist goes deep into the woods, not knowing what guides him, maybe this part of intuition that we have left, and he waits for his senses, which had been dormant until now, to suddenly awaken. This is where his work as a gatherer begins. Sometimes pieces of trees, sometimes stones, sometimes instants, he finds within the forest the materials, the images, the emotions that will become sculptures or photographs. His work represents this duality that he is faced with, on the edge of two worlds: the wild world and the world we have created.Instagram
After working as a gallerist, getting to know historic design as well as the young contemporary scene, Tim Leclabart decided to open his own studio in Paris in 2018. The next year, at PAD London and at Atelier Jespers in Brussels, he presented his first two tables, inspired by the modernist lines of Brazilian architecture, reusing its typical materials with a synthetic and sleek spirit.
His collaboration with Galerie Mouvements Modernes started almost immediately. It allowed him to develop more furniture – chairs, lamps, vases – while still cultivating his taste for purely sculptural objects. The leitmotiv of his creation is the special attention he gives to materials: never using more than three in a single piece, he plays on their contrast and balance. Simple and uncluttered lines exacerbate the materials and the dense colors that he juxtaposes.
Exploring materials in search of harmony, Tim Leclabart produces an analytical work where memory, forms and time merge to rediscover the essence of beauty.Website
Produced during artist residencies, Anaïs Lelièvre’s drawings capture cross-disciplinary dynamics, oscillating from sculpture to installation, between meticulous attention and monumental unfolding, contextual inscription and nomadic fluctuation.
In the image of the place that is explored, a fragment of matter, mineral or vegetal, porous, shattered or stratified, expanding or decaying, results in a small-format drawing. Through digital multiplication (with repeated reductions and enlargements), this matrix-drawing grows until its decomposition, to generate other drawings on the scale of an immersive environment.
While subverting the orthonormal coordinate systems of the existing locations, these installations transcribe their movements and tensions, organic or architectural, between germination, collapse and construction.Website
Anouck Lemarquis, born in 1982, lives and works in Paris and Bordeaux.
She is part of the team assembled by ROTOLUX, which installed its collective workshop at POUSH.
Having obtained a degree in architecture (ENSAG / McGill University / Montreal) and a post-master’s research diploma in Philosophy and Architecture (ENSAPLV), she develops her work between artistic practice and theoretical research around the status of the image as a critical experience of geographical and fictional territories.
In 2015, she founded the artist duo Demi Tour de France in collaboration with Marie Bouthier, a multifaceted project revolving around the question of space and landscape, using photography, video and installation, with the aim of creating fictional narratives.
Over the years, this project has taken various forms (exhibition, performance, radio shows, micropublishing) and has resulted in many multidisciplinary collaborations.
In parallel with this duo work, she conducts research work on publishing practices and on the issue of the archive as a form of thought.Instagram
Anaïs Leroy was born in Nantes in 1985. She lives and works in Paris. She develops a practice of performance based on sculpture and aims to work with the space of the stage, flirting with the performing arts. She creates figures, often in the middle of a robinsonade, who find the means of their moral and intellectual survival in the territories sculpted by the artist.
Anaïs Leroy seeks to conceive collective formats: she participates in the LAP Laboratoire des Arts de la Performance, is a founding member of Rotolux, a broadcaster at Radio Campus for the show En Pleine Forme…
She has had exhibitions in Brazil, Venezuela, Thailand and France, including the Salon de Montrouge and Jeune Création, of which she was an active member from 2014 to 2017.Instagram
Noémie Lettoli, born in 1993 in the Paris region, is a visual artist. Her artistic practice focuses on interactive installations and scenography. After graduating from the Beaux-Arts de Paris in 2019, she exhibited her work in France and abroad, including during residencies in Japan and Germany.
Her work continually questions space and its limits, drawing on memory and imagination. Her approach is based on experimenting with perception. In her installations, she pays particular to the present environment and to its harmony, through light and minimalist forms.
In parallel with her personal art projects, she has been working for several years in movie set design, and she has participated in various experiences in the world of workshop construction, the field of design and in multiple collaborations.Website
Pierre Lievin, born in 1988 in Bordeaux, graduated from the Ecole supérieure d’arts of Paris-Cergy in 2015. He lives and works in Paris.
Pierre Lievin uses a variety of digital tools that allow him to record the trace and the color of the objects that he manipulates on the surface of the sensor, like a streak of paint on the surface of a canvas.
The characteristics of photography and painting are combined.
By playing with the technical limits of the tool, the initial shape is altered and the subject appears through an abstract composition of photographic materials.Website
Born in 1984, Thibault Lucas lives and works in Paris. He has exhibited his work at Premier Regard, Novembre à Vitry, and in the galleries Nicolas Silin and Graphem.
He cultivates a multidisciplinary approach, creating more and more installations in situ in “useless” areas on the outskirts of Paris, or in unusual places such as the belfry of the Mairie du 1er arrondissement or the Church of Saint-Merry. Stone is a central motif in his work: it allows him to create endless landscapes, or sculptures evoking archaic or sacred monuments, made out of materials that he collects in the city or in nature.Website
Jehane Mahmoud is a Franco-Egyptian artist, born in Paris in 1988. She graduated from the Beaux-Arts de Paris in 2016.
She makes medium format photographs of a generation that is free, diverse, wounded but idealistic, in an era that feels like the end of the world.
One of the conditions that haunt her is uprooting, whether it is cultural, natural, physical, psychical or political.
The installations and photographic objects that she produces take the form of temples, odes or dedications to the characters who inhabit her images, and more generally to all living things.
She seeks to create places of contemplation, comfort and hope, in analogy with the moments of grace that she immortalizes.Website
Demian Majcen was born in 1992. He graduated from Villa Arson in 2014 and from the Beaux-Arts de Paris in 2017. He was a resident artist at Agence 5970 in Dallas, Texas, at the Musée National Jean-Jacques Henner, and at the Yishu-8 Foundation in Paris.
Olivera Majcen is a Serbo-Croatian artist, who grew up with grandparents who were craftsperson and weavers, and who gave her a taste for the intelligence of the hand.
After graduating from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade, she participated in several exhibitions as a painter, before moving to Paris in 1991. She then focused on fashion design for ten years, collaborating through her installation, assembly and sculpture work with haute couture houses, such as Christian Lacroix, Koji Tatsuno, etc.
Since 2006, she has been pursuing her practice as a painter and scenographer in Paris and Belgrade. At POUSH, she is working with her son Damien Majcen: there, they both inaugurated L’Horizon des événements, a scenography that is dedicated to an optical observatory of painting.
Le Massi is a Canadian, Paris-based visual artist, musician and actor. He obtained his Bachelor in Fine Arts, with a major in photography, at Concordia University in 2019.
Since 2017, his visual work has been exhibited in various cities in Canada, France, England, USA and Spain. In 2019, he was one of the recipients of the British Journal of Photography’s Portrait of Britain, Volume 2. In January 2021, he participated in the PhotoBrussels Festival and in a group show with Candela Gallery in Richmond, Virginia, USA. He was one of the winners of the British Journal of Photography’s Portrait of Humanity 2021.
He is part of two artistic duos – CubeAndre & ejs.lm – in which he has developed his video work, combining the satirical with the Homeric. He is also one of the founding members of the music band Human Human, from Montreal. In 2020, he entered École Kourtrajmé in the Acting department.
His photographic work combines elements of poetry, travel and spontaneity. In doing so, he examines the appeal of wandering through the fragile photographic representation of the sublime. His work also connects themes such as tourism, social identity and cultural sites. His approach seeks to recount stories encountered through narratives anchored between observation and lyricism.Instagram
Clémence Mars is a visual artist and scenographer. She creates fictional universes based on the imagery of science-fiction, through scenography, light, performance and drawing.
She graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris, and from the School of Visual Theater of Jerusalem, a performance art school where she spent two years.
Having begun her artistic practice through design, she also creates contemporary furniture, at the boundary between sculpture and design, giving shape to organic and amusing objects, as if they had emerged from her surreal landscapes.
Her work relates to questions linked to the territory and to the current, insatiable fantasy of conquering new lands, distant or unknown. Imbued with the aesthetic of experimental science-fiction, she uses the codes and clichés of vintage and obsolete technologies, deriding the thirst for appropriation and conquest.Website
Garance Matton, born in 1992, graduated from the Beaux-Arts de Paris in 2017.
Painting is a playing field, a puzzle that combines everyday life with formal or narrative references to art history. The dialogue between the elements leaves the image unresolved, subjected to a rhythm which seems to evoke an uncertain space-time.
The architecture of the house is constantly involved in her paintings, like a sort of sanctuary that sometimes reveals its interior, thereby multiplying the spaces. In her work as a painter, Garance engages in a vivid conversation with the medium, where ideas appear and disappear in this calm but intense debate with painting.Instagram
François Maurin graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris in 2013.
His work has been exhibited at the Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton, the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, as well as during the Prix Novembre à Vitry, the Salon Jeune Création or at the Centquatre in Paris. He has also participated in several group shows abroad, particularly in London, curated by Exo Exo, with the support of Fluxus Art Projects, in Brussels, invited by Clovis XV, and in Luxembourg, at Nosbaum Reding Gallery. Represented by Galerie Marine Veilleux in Paris from 2014 to 2017, he held a two-part solo show there. More recently, his project Les Passagers was presented at Galere Jousse Entreprise. François Maurin has benefited from the residency programs of La Communale in Bidart in 2014 and of Villa Belleville in Paris in 2017. In 2021, François Maurin will present a solo exhibition at l’Echalier, Agence Rurale de Développement Culturel, in Saint-Agil.Website
Mathew McWilliams, born in 1973 in Vancouver, Canada, lives and works in Paris.
The work of Mathew McWilliams brings together painting, drawing and photography as parallel yet interwoven practices of mark-making. Reconfiguring the basic ingredients of drawing and print technology, McWilliams seeks to experiment with new material expression.
Composed of suggestions and implications rather than dramatic gestures and strong statements, the work seems to begin with a quiet, pared-down sensibility. Paper is folded into minimal and arbitrary forms; sheets are imprinted with photos of themselves; handmade paper is dipped in digital printer ink. However, with time, each piece starts to resonate with the vibrant materiality of its own making. McWilliams typically sets up studio processes involving selected materials and basic constraints. Then he allows the materials to play within those constraints. The results are not always predictable, sometimes pared down, others more frenetic.
McWilliams seems to invite the viewer to embrace the unexpected complexities that reward our eyes when we give time to seemingly simple things. McWilliams is represented by Chalk Horse Gallery in Sydney Australia, and has shown his work across Europe, the United Kingdom, Canada, US and Australia.Website
La Méditerranée is a research group cofounded by artists Mateo Revillo and Edgar Sarin, and art historian Ulysse Geissler. Each one, through his own experience, has developed processes and methods over the past decade, with the purpose of supporting the singular ecology of each exhibition, like a space of action.
Under this model, at the opening, neither the audience nor the artists can know where the exhibition is headed: its principle is built as the exhibition unfolds. It depends only on the natural connection that develops between the artist and the spectator, who are brought together in this situation, from a commentator to an actor, allowing the artist to assert himself beyond the usual sterility of the exhibition space.
In order to describe the movement of La Méditerranée, one could make the analogy with a jazz band. Like a saxophonist who practices his scales, each artist works on his own in his workshop, and later joins the others in a complementary space – the stage for the musician – here, the exhibition space – to engage in improvisation.Instagram
Jan Melka (1995) is a Franco-American artist who lives and works in Paris. Her work and her research are rooted in abstract expressionism, creating her own fictions through the principle of reconstructed figures. The human form is destructured and the geometry of the curves is exacerbated. Imperfect features, inverted perspectives, visible mistakes or corrupted materials are predominant themes in the artist’s work.
Most of her works are characterized by multiple layers, repetitive shapes, abstract bodies and immature drawings. Her compositions cover both the front and the back of the work, frequently incorporating reused materials. Any poor or “neglected” material evokes liberty and inspires the artist. Thanks to these materials, she delves into this aesthetic, invoking memories and arousing nostalgia.
Jan Melka has exhibited her work at Michael Bargo Gallery (New York), The Lobby (Tokyo), Plate. (Paris), Galerie Sans Titre (Paris), Spring Studios (New York), Noble People (London) and Studio H13 (Lyon), among others.Instagram
A graduate of the Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux, Benoît Ménard lives and works in Paris.
Benoît Ménard’s practice mainly consists of installations that blend sculpture, 3D imaging, painting, video, electronic programming and sound. Mostly in situ, they question various temporalities inherent to the dematerialization of the object, inside exhibition spaces that are invested in an immersive, total manner. These organic territories act as space-times that are haunted by the concept of toxicity, where science fiction, marketing strategies and new age rituals live side by side.
His approach constantly feeds on concepts that emerge on the surface of the works and function as quotes: scientific speculation, post-humanism, environmentalism, survivalism, post-capitalist consumerism and cyber-isolation.Website
Sarah Mercadante, born in 1988, lives and works in Paris. She obtained a Master in Sciences and Techniques of the Exhibition at Université Paris 1 (class of 2012-2013).
She is a curator and art critic. She worked as a project leader at the Centre Pompidou-Metz for the exhibitions “Oskar Schlemmer. The Dancing Artist” and “Fernand Léger. Beauty is everywhere”. She then collaborated for two years with the duo composed of Anne Vigier & Franck Apertet (Les gens d’Uterpan) as a project manager.
These experiences have allowed her to link production and a close relationship with artists with her work as a curator.
During her research and writing residency at Mains d’Œuvres (Saint-Ouen) in 2017, she constructed her investigations and experiments around collaborative work, as a duo or a group, putting active listening at the center of her approach.
In March 2020, she invited a group of women artists interested in performance to collectively design an ecofeminist living and working space.
Since January 2019, she has been collaborating with the artist Adélaïde Feriot. They see their shared workshop at POUSH as an extension of possibilities.Website
Mathieu Merlet Briand, born in 1990, lives and works in Paris. He graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris in Product Design in 2013, after a study trip to ECAL in Switzerland. He then continued his studies in the research cycle at EnsadLab, the EnsAD Research Laboratory.
As a digital native who comes from a family of farmers, Mathieu is interested in the influence of technologies on the perception of our contemporary reality. He questions the materiality of the Internet and its representations. He seeks to translate the experience of the Web surfer, the imagination of the Internet user faced with this endless stream of information.
His projects also regularly feature environmental questions (for example, his solo shows #iceberg, 2017, and Environnement, 2017). Inspired by Ariel Kyrou’s 2010 philosophical essay Google God, he questions the almost divine image that is associated to the giants of the web (in the exhibition Non-site for the Prix Dauphine pour l’art contemporain, 2016). He uses big data as a medium. Through the algorithms that he develops, using recycling processes and analogies with nature, he shapes data flows in order to create tangible materializations. Abstractions, relics, crystallizations or fragments of the World Wide Web, his multifaceted work mainly takes the form of sculptures and multimedia installations. Influenced by the history of abstraction, land art and the Nouveaux réalistes, his creations are linked to Digital Culture.
Mathieu Merlet Briand has participated in many solo and group shows in France and abroad, including the Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, at New Tretyakov Gallery (where his work was selected to represent the Biennale), the exhibition La synchronicité des éléments at the Centre d’Art Contemporain in Nîmes, Parallel Call in the collections of the Musée des Arts et Métiers de Paris, Festival Kerkennah01 in Tunisia (with his installation #Red-Screen Temple, 2018, a permanent work), Festival Bieler Fototage in Switzerland, and the solo show New Nature at CAP Kuwait with the French Institute.
Mathieu Merlet Briand also teaches Art & Design, particularly at Parsons Paris and at Sciences Po.Website
Léa Mestres is a young French designer born in Paris in 1992. After a few years in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, she sets up her studio in Paris. “Any shape, any material: and we’ll see afterwards” In Lea’s work, line drawing gives the imagination a field of unlimited possibilities: it is an incomplete sketch, without real information : no scale, color, material, or even perspective. It’s a liberating moment: the object evolves throughout the manufacturing process. An abstract line gives a general image, its interpretation is specific to each. It is this two-dimensional form that will have to materialize and become an instinctive and personal object. During this modeling process, texture, finish, or color appear. At this moment, drawing and volume separate to give life to functional sculptures.Website
Born in 1992, Juliette Minchin lives and works in Paris, where she develops her practice of sculpture, installation, video and drawing. After graduating from the Ecole nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Scenography and from the Beaux-Arts de Paris – in both cases with congratulations from the jury –, she has since participated in many exhibitions in France, such as Felicità 2019 (Palais des Beaux-Arts de Paris), So Close (Galerie Guido Romero Pierini), Lisières (Poush Manifesto), and L’hectare et la grenouille (Espace Voltaire).
In 2018, she was awarded the Prix Sonia Rykiel and designed the windows and store fronts for this company in France and abroad. She also won the Athem competition to create projection mapping on the Cité de la Musique during Nuit Blanche. In 2021, she was selected to design a 100-square-meter performative installation in the Nef of the Grande Halle de la Villette, as part of Plaine d’artistes. She was later awarded the Prix Carré sur Seine and the Prix Moët-Hennessy – the company bought a group of works. In June 2021, she will exhibit her work at the BIS Biennale in Saint-Paul de Vence and, simultaneously, in the Chapel of the Beaux-Arts de Paris. In July, she will present her installation La Veillée au candélou alongside artists such as Anish Kapoor, Bill Viola or Jeppe Hein, during the HOOP Biennale, in the Monastery of Heilige Driehoek, in Oosterhout, Netherlands. In the fall, she will present a solo show at Galerie du Crous and will participate in the Palermo Art Week End (PAW).Website
Sabine Mirlesse obtained a Master in Fine Arts at the New School in New York and a Bachelor of Arts at McGill University in Montreal.
Sabine Mirlesse’s work connects geology and photography, as great guardians of time. Working with layers and editions, she combines photographic and stratigraphic processes to explore the stories of the land, the strata and imprints, the thresholds, the individual’s relationship to origin, and a place’s capacity to evoke the possibility of detection, whether it is real or imaginary. The artist’s inspiration often comes from literature, mysticism and esotericism, and she explores mineral and geological narratives, often in the form of quests.
Though photography is her primary medium, she also works with other forms and techniques, such as stone and plaster sculpture, installation, video, engraving and writing.Website
(b. 1990, Berlin, Germany) integrates personal history and cultural identity in her large-scale, sculptural tapestries. Drawing from memories of her childhood in Turkey, where she passed hours watching her grandmother weave on a loom, Moheb-Zandi meshes traditional techniques with modern motifs and media. In addition to including rubber tubing, acrylic dowels and synthetic netting in her work, Moheb-Zandi fashions the loom as a sort of analogue computer, where the code is her pattern, and her manipulation of the pattern creates optical resonance and movement. The diversity of material and fabrication techniques that Moheb-Zandi uses function on formal and conceptual levels; her work is visually dynamic and it serves as a record of the artist’s life and journeys.
Nano Ville is an audiovisual production and direction company, founded by two brothers, Thomas Causse (producer) and Elliot Causse (painter and director). Nano Ville’s goal is to provide an experimental approach of video, combining various universes and trades, from music videos to videogames, from the digital world to urban art.
Nano Ville works as a small team to reintegrate its creation processes and build the adequate teams for each project. The collaboration with other trades is a means of looking for new and innovative techniques and processes.Website
Sarah Nasla is an independent curator. After her experience as the co-founder of the curatorial collective 1heure61 (until 2020), she decided to form a curator duo with Margot Rouas.
Her curatorial projects focus on the photographic medium, but they are also open to other fields of experimentation, linked to other artistic mediums. She sees her practice as a hybrid exchange with the artists and the cultural sites, with a special attention for the audiences. She is currently preparing an exhibition on Moroccan photography.Instagram
Born in 1992, Raphaël-Bachir Osman graduated from the Haute École des Arts du Rhin (HEAR). In 2016, he also studied at Kunsthochschule Weissensee Berlin.
In 2017-2020, he was the co-director of Erratum Galerie, an artist-run-space in Berlin, Kreuzberg. He has participated in many group shows in Berlin and, in 2019, his work was exhibited at the Kunst Raum Riehen in Basel, at the Biennale Jeune Création Mulhouse 019 and for the Prix de Novembre à Vitry. In 2020, he was nominated for the Prix de la Bourse Révélations Emerige, and he obtained the research and creation scholarship of the Ateliers Médicis’ Création en Cours programme.
“Raphaël-Bachir is a painter, but he does not shy away from exploring the field of installation. The flesh, food, the body: these are the questions he has been haunted by lately. His approach of painting seems sensual, joyous. It leads him to flirt with kitsch, tackling ordinary subjects, such as the sausage or the pretzel… These become, depending on the viewer’s state of mind, simple pretexts for the pleasure of painting, or objects of reflection on the contemporary world.” – Paula AisembergWebsite
Born in 1990 in Kurgan (Russia), Anna-Maria Pangilinan graduated from the Surikov Art Institute in Moscow in 2013.
After moving to Paris in 2014, Macha started to experiment with the reinvention of her artistic language, laying the foundations of her world. Her research mainly revolves around the body and its sensible representation, in various dramatic environments. The objectivation of the male body plays an important role in her practice. “Do women have to be naked to get into the Met. Museum?”: this famous question, asked by the Guerilla Girls, summarizes the conflict that is at the heart of her work.
Her training, purely academic, long, studious and made in a patriarchal context, gave her the basis that was needed to overthrow the codes of objectivation of women in art history. Using the language of classical and figurative painting, she seeks to rewrite the iconic images that have shaped her as an artist.Website
Pierre Pauze develops installation and video protocols that are close to cinematographic culture. Represented by the Eva Hober gallery, his work has been exhibited in institutions such as the Grande Halle de la Villette, the Brownstone Foundation, the Carreau du Temple and the Magasins Généraux à Paris, or, abroad, at the Es Baluard Museum in Palma de Mallorca or the K Museum of Contemporary Art in Seoul.
Raphaëlle Peria was born in 1989. She lives and works in Paris and the Hauts-de-France region.
In her work, she questions the duality of Man and Nature, scratching the photographs that she takes during her travels all over the world to distort them.
In 2015, she participated in the exhibition Empiristes in Paris, curated by Gaël Charbau, which brought together the finalists of the Bourse Emerige. In 2017, she had her first solo exhibition at Galerie Papillon, Marinus Asiaticus, following her trip to Turkey, in the ruins of Ephesus. The same year, she was awarded the Prix Sciences Po pour l’Art contemporain and the Prix Artistique Fénéon. Since she graduated from the Beaux-Arts in 2014, Raphaëlle Péria has participated in several group shows in France and abroad. Since 2016, she has been represented by Galerie Papillon (Paris).Website
Stefano Perrone (b.1985) is an Italian artist who works in Milano (Italy).
He graduated in Industrial Design from Politecnico di Milano in 2008 and began his career in the advertising as an art director, working for Saatchi&Saatchi and McCann Erickson. In 2015, he quit the advertising job to devote himself to art. Perrone is a self-taught painter who has developed his own distinctive style: he concentrates his imagery on figures, still life and calligraphy, investigating the digital environment and society, marketing dynamics and everyday life, with the use of metaphors and allegories. Perrone often uses social network as an images’ bank, a source, where he saves, appropriates and reworks photographs of other people’s daily experiences. His style enhances the principles of the fragmented geometry, through the use of gradients and his hallmark, ‘il vettore’, a construction line that characterize the whole body of work, adding a contemporary perspective imbued by post-digital characteristics.
Perrone’s work was recently presented by Jason Shin gallery (Seoul) at Art Central Hong Kong and was part of the group exhibition TRANSATLANTICO at MANA Contemporary Museum (Jersey City, USA). His last solo exhibition was at Ribot Gallery Milan in 2020, ‘In conversation with’ Przemek Pyszczek, curated by Domenico De Chirico.
Boryana Petkova (Sofia, Bulgaria, 1985) graduated from the National Academy of Arts of Sofia in 2011 and from the École Supérieure d’Art et de Design de Valenciennes (France) in 2015.
Her work essentially focuses on drawing — as a thought, action, or result. She combines various disciplines – video, sculpture, performance or sound –, exploring their interaction with drawing.
The main idea of her artistic and philosophical approach is to imagine and create “links” (physical and psychical), or even a symbiosis in dissymmetry and dissimilarity.Website
Lucile Piketty is a French artist, born in 1990 in Paris. After graduating in engraving at École Estienne, she studied at the École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris, where she received a scholarship to study for a year at Parsons School in New York. She then graduated from the EnsAD in 2015.
After being awarded the Lacourière engraving prize in 2016, she was a resident member of the Casa de Velázquez in Madrid from 2017 to 2018 and completed a one-year residency at the Cité internationale des Arts (Paris) in 2019.
Mainly using painting, engraving and drawing in her work, Lucille Piketty combines references to art history and popular art, along with her own experience and memories, to build a universe that resonates with the world around her. Her research deals with the question of representation in the flat space of the canvas and of paper.Website
Born in 1991, Floriane Pilon graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Arts de Paris-Cergy (2014). She lives and works in Paris.
She mainly creates installations in which space and the work on materials play essential roles. Through the origin of the materials, their transformations and their use in space, Floriane Pilon considers her works’ relationship with the environment. Using a minimal language, her installations combine strength and fragility.
Floriane Pilon pursues her research through residencies in varied contexts, such as the workshops of the porcelain maker Raynaud (2016), at the École d’arts plastiques of Champigny-sur-Marne (2019), but also in an elementary school for Création en Cours (2019). In addition to exhibiting her work in structures dedicated to contemporary art, such as the Centre d’art de la Graineterie in Houille (2016), or Galerie du Haut-Pavé (2019), Floriane Pilon regularly participates in outdoor events such as Horizons Sancy (2018), the Festival de l’Estran (2018), or the Festival International de Jardins Hortillonnages in Amiens (2019).Website
Lia Pradal (1992) graduated from the Beaux-Arts de Paris in 2020. She lives and works in Paris and the Pyrenees. An artist, publisher and graphic designer, she places artists’ books at the heart of her practice. On her own, Lia develops a practice of illustration.
Lia Pradal and Camille Tallent created the editorial project Païen in 2015. As part of this structure, their projects were presented at Offprint (Paris/Arles), Le Bal, Unseen Amsterdam, Multiple Art Days, etc. They also collaborate on various projects revolving around the printed image, which they explore through installation, video or sculpture. Their works have been exhibited at the Salon de Montrouge, at the Magasins Généraux in Île-de-France, at the Fondation Espace Écureuil pour l’Art Contemporain in Toulouse or at the Swiss Church in London.Instagram
Recycle Group was founded in 2008 by Andrey Blokhin and Georgii Kuznetsov.
Andrey Blokhin was born in Krasnodar, Russia, in 1987. He graduated from the high school of the Krasnodar Academy of Industrial Arts (2004), and later from the Krasnodar Academy of Industrial Arts itself (2010). He lives and works in Paris.
Georgy Kuznetsov was born in Stavropol, Russia, in 1985. He graduated from the Stavropol Art College (2005) and from the Krasnodar Academy of Industrial Arts (2010). He lives and works in Paris.
Recycle Group’s work has been presented in various solo shows: “0.0”, Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve, Paris, 2019; “They were lying to you, everything is different”, augmented reality exhibition, permanent collection of the Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2018; ”Blocked Content”, Russian pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale, 2017; ”Homo Virtualis”, Pushkin Museum, Moscow, 2017.
Recycle Group received the Kandinsky Prize, Best Young Artist – Project of the Year (2010) and the Arte Laguna Prize, “Festivals and exhibitions” (2016).Website
Luca Resta, born in 1982 in Italy, lives and works in Paris.
His work as an artist is constructed through objects. He explores the social and cultural space that he inhabits to refine a creative process that involves practices of accumulation, reproduction and transformation of the material. Like a form of contemporary archaeology, he explores the vertigo of the series through endless collections of daily forms: disposable cutlery, plastic packaging, hybrid objects, cardboard boxes, up to the most ephemeral elements. He investigates the narrative potential of these elements which, progressively, end up finding their place in his artistic imagination. These experiences give birth to multiple sculptural, sound or architectural projects, which allow him to go beyond objects and explore the sociocultural logic that they represent, and to provide other types of encounters between individuals and forms.
His exhibitions include: Art Raw Gallery (New York, 2009), Triennale Design Museum (Milan – 2010), 54th Venice Biennale (Venice, 2011), Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation (Turin, 2014), Palais de Tokyo (Paris, 2016), Macro Museum (Rome, 2017), Galleria Il Ponte (Florence, 2018), OTO Museum (Switzerland, 2021).Website
Mateo Revillo is a young painter from Madrid, who works at the intersection between painting, sculpture and architecture. His work is driven by a commitment to the modernization of wall painting techniques. He develops a pictural, material and intellectual research around painting as an object of memory, the notion of landscape as the absence of the human, and the different forms of relationship with the spiritual. This formula aims to unite all the uses of art through a unified anthropology of all that is porous, which is emphasized in a new approach to curation: the idea of an active exhibition.
After he graduated in Fine Arts at the Ruskin School of the University of Oxford, and studied at the EHESS (Territory, Space, Society), his work was presented in solo and group exhibitions in Europe – Salon de Montrouge (2016), Fondation Fiminco (2017), Nuit Blanche (2018) in Ile-de-France – and in collaboration with various galleries – including Galeria Alegria (Barcelona, 2021) – in Madrid (2015, 2019), Brussels (2018), Cologne (2018), Paris (2018, 2019), Athens (2020), Barcelona (2021), and at ARCO 2021. In 2020, he was one of the cofounders of the research group La Méditerranée, with historian Ulysse Geissler and artist Edgar Sarin.Website
Winnie Mo Rielly is an artist who lives and works in Paris.
Her work navigates between sculpture, photography and performance. She is drawn to the complexity of inhabited spaces, where she observes the stacking of bodies in confined spaces. The intimacy that she suggests in her installations grows out of an “awkward proximity”.
She was awarded the Prix Multimédia, which is given to graduates of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris. She graduated with congratulations from the jury. Her exhibition “Leaving Room”, an installation with a soundtrack, will be turned into an artist’s book, published in December 2020.
Winnie Mo Rielly was recently selected among the artists of the 69th edition of Jeune Création, where she presented her installation “Two missing legs, right” at Fondation Fiminco.
She was the winner of Chaumet’s Prix Nature et Architecture in 2019. In addition to many group exhibitions in France, Rielly presented a performance at the Camden Art Center, London, in 2018.Instagram
Clara Rivault is a visual artist born in 1991. She lives and works in Paris.
After graduating from the Beaux-arts de Montpellier ESBA.MOCO and obtaining a Master’s Degree at La Cambre (Brussels), she joined the research laboratory named “La Céramique comme Expérience” (Ceramic as an experience) at the Beaux-Arts de Limoges.
Close collaboration with craftsmen is an integral part of her work. She explores various mediums, such as bronze, blown glass or porcelain. Her practice is multidisciplinary.
The concept of “body” is essential. Exploring the vision of oneself, of the world around us, of the plurality of sensory perception; in the form of autonomous fragments, imprints enclosing a vibrant memory and multiple enigmas. Through encounters and transfers, gateways are built between the witnesses and the artist, exploiting a universal lexicon, like a collection of collective narratives. A palimpsest.Website
Dimitri Robert-Rimsky is a visual artist and videographer. He studied at the Institut Supérieur des Arts de Toulouse, and at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Brunswick, Germany, in Candice Breitz’s workshop.
He cofounded the Rotolux workshops, which host designers and visual artists since 2015, in various studios in the suburbs of Paris. In 2016, he joined the Program for Experimentation in Art and Politics, directed by Bruno Latour in the Sciences Po School of Public Affairs.
His work addresses issues that are closely linked to political fiction, to the narratives that have helped implement urban or architectural utopias, to the various forms of domestication of nature or to environmental transformations. His research, rooted in the debate of the Anthropocene and of Geohistory, tends to edge towards considerations linked to science fiction.
He has participated in exhibitions in France and abroad, including at the Festival Hors-Pistes at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, at Mécènes du sud in Montpellier, at the Pejman Foundation in Iran, at the Celeste Prize à Londres, and at the Synagogue of Delme as part of his residency at the Atelier Lindre-Basse.Website
Madeleine Roger-Lacan’s work has been exhibited at the Salon de Montrouge, at the Musée Matisse in Nice, at several groups shows at Galerie Jousse Entreprise et at Tajan in France, at Galerie Eigen+Art in Germany, and at a solo show at Galerie Frank Elbaz in 2020.
In 2021, her work will be shown at Focus Art-Paris, curated by Hervé Mikaeloff, in a group show at Galerie Eigen+Art in Leipzig, an exhibition curated by Andrea von Goetz in Hamburg, and she will participate in the Upstate-Art weekend in the State of New York, curated by Dina Bizri.
Her paintings are also in the collections of the Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain of Les Sables-d’Olonne, Beth de Woody’s Bunker Collection, the G2 Kunsthalle of Leipzig, and Modern Forms in London.
She was selected for the Prix Marin in 2019 and for the Prix de peinture Novembre à Vitry in 2015.Website
Honi Ryan is a performance and installation artist with a nomadic social practice. Born in Melbourne, Australia and working between Berlin, Paris and Sydney, her work has intercultural concerns that deal with the present body in relationship to others and the environment.
Working with long term social-performance projects at the core of her practice, Ryan engages with people and communities to develop social issues through performance art, building relationships as artworks by creating heightened encounters in everyday life.
Ryan has exhibited and performed in twelve countries across Europe, north and south America, Asia and Australia. She has attended residencies internationally with both collaborative and solo projects, and has presented at art and philosophy conferences and taught art in universities in Germany, Pakistan, the US and Australia. Ryan has published two artist books on her artistic research.
Ryan’s education combined visual art with experiential design between the Cologne International School of Design, Germany, and Sydney University, Australia where she graduated with a Bachelor of Visual Art with first-class honors and was awarded the University Medal in 2008. Ryan completed a Master of Fine Art in Creative Practice with the Transart Institute between Berlin and New York in 2015 and was awarded the Transart Achievement Award in 2017.
Ryan’s research interests focus on the role of art in peace mediation, creativity in the everyday and unlearning.Website
Alexandre Samson is the founder and artistic director of ASZPAK.
After studying fashion design at the ESAA Duperré in Paris, he joined the D2E at the CNAM in Paris to develop his own label. The winner of the Prix Le carré pour l’Homme organized by Maison Hermès in partnership with the ESAA Duperré, singled out for La qualité du dessin in 2017, he developed a special bond with graphic design applied to clothing.
In 2019, he collaborated with the Galeries Lafayette on the design of patterns that were presented during the exhibition Savoir Faire Savoir at the Galerie des Galeries. His patterns became part of the archive of La Maîtrise, the applied arts workshops of the Galeries Lafayette.
Alexandre Samson is currently developing the ASZPAK label: it is a space for experimentation, a laboratory where he designs contemporary and durable ready-to-wear clothing.Website
Edgar Sarin was born in Marseille in 1989.
His work speaks to the formal search for a political and environmental harmony, which man would bring about.
Edgar Sarin has been noted for his work on generative ruins and for questioning the exhibition space. He established, some years ago, that the spectator should be considered from the moment he stops being a spectator, in keeping with a Mediterranean legacy concerning the concept of work of art. Therefore, his work is developed through porosity with the environment. He defends an approach that promotes learning the world and the material – a reasoned form of the creative gesture – based on the artist’s proximity with rural Normandy.
In 2016, Edgar Sarin was awarded the Révélations Emerige Grant.
Edgar Sarin’s work has been exhibited at the Collège des Bernardins, Centre de Création Contemporaine Olivier Debré, Centre d’art contemporain Chanot, Galerie Michel Rein and Konrad Fischer Galerie. Edgar Sarin is also a cofounder of the research group La Méditerranée.Website
Eden Sarna, born in Jerusalem in 1988, lives and works in Paris. He graduated from the Department of Fine Arts of the Bezalel Academy of Art (Jerusalem) and from the New Genres Department of the SFAI (San Francisco Art Institute).
Through his video installations, he addresses subjects such as ethics, violence, humor and “the observing eye”. His research and experiments focus on the relation between subtlety and acuity of oppressed feelings, while adopting a light-hearted approach. His work has been exhibited in various group exhibitions in Israel, in Europe and on the West Coast of the United States.Website
Ugo Schildge (b.1987, Paris) graduated from The École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 2014. After trained by Giuseppe Penone and became the assistant of Bernard Moninot, Schildge worked independently and quickly developed a reflection on the articulation between image and movement. To investigate the many faces of movement and the consequent image’s transformation, Schildge has grown a key interest in the cogwheel, a strong Industrial Revolution symbol highlighting the power of mechanics, and the best mechanisms able to reinvent the source of the image. In his most recent practices, cogwheels are transformed into “brushworks” while more attempts are made to explore new themes in nature and humanity.The material is also a central element of his work: the artist associates for the sets of color natural pigments, clay and plaster. In this combination, the interaction is always uncertain and surprising. A dimension of uncertainty between the process of creation, and far from being an obstacle, the artist grasps it, to put the matter to the test of equilibrium. Questioning the traditional form of a work, blurring the border between painting and sculpture, canvas and media, control and freedom, the artist invites the viewer to a perpetual come and go between figurative and abstract, conscious and unconscious, technique and illusion. Schildge’s work has been exhibited in galleries and art centers in France, Canada, Brazil, China and the US.Website
Eléa Jeanne Schmitter is a visual artist born in Auxerre in 1993. After studying European law, she pursued an art degree at Concordia University in Montreal and graduated in 2018. She then joined École Kourtrajmé under the supervision of JR in 2020.
Her work explores the deep and intimate transformations that society or power can cause for individuals. Inspired by the Milgram and Stanford experiments, she examines the norm’s injunction in the relation to self-image and to the digital reflections of marginal practices. She essentially works on the portrait, the intimate, proximity and the invisible. Eléa Jeanne’s practice is based on photography and the materiality of the image, but it is often preceded by months of research and immersion, which turn her narration into an exploration of the patterns of the reconstitution and of the archive.Website
Elodie Seguin is a French artist born in 1984. She studied at Villa Arson and at the Beaux-Arts de Paris. She is represented by Galerie Jocelyn Wolff and Galerie Daniel Marzona. Her practice involves painting, sculpture, drawing, and almost systematically, installation.
Among her first statements, she considers that “everything cannot be shown everywhere”, since the space appears at the same time that the piece that it contains. The issue of the limit is raised: the limit between the pieces, but also the shared borders between the media, and their ability to extend into one another. Considering that the context always has a major impact on the work that it houses and modifies, the exhibition space, to Elodie Seguin, is a starting point that interrupts the free, endless workshop practice, and suspends the work that it implies in a certain state. Every element that is presented, though it is autonomous, interacts both with the ones that are in the same space and with the ones that came before in her practice. Elodie Seguin rarely shows the same piece twice; her work is formulated exhibition after exhibition.
Her gestures are ruled by efficiency, or even restriction, so as to grant them responsibility and transparency. Her research subjects include: the wall / frontality / depth / surface / language / unity / illusion / subtraction / color / ellipsis / glare / representation / beauty / perception / transparency / perspective / immateriality / presence / the address / investigation / plasticity / the exhibition / light.Website
Laura Sellies graduated from the Beaux-Arts de Lyon and from the Master’s Degree in Creative Writing of Université Paris 8.
She defines her practice as collaborative – to her, art is a collective process, which is conceived and carried out with others, a space where differences are affirmed and harmonized. Installative – she installs sculptures, persons, images, sounds in space and time, she brings them together and forms a durable and relatively autonomous community between them, to observe its potential developments. Dramaturgic – these installations tell stories without stating them out loud, they turn these sculptures, bodies, movements and sounds into the elements of a silent language in which forgotten narratives and future myths take shape.
Since 2010, she has been half of a duo with Amélie Giacomini. For an evening, a day or the duration of an exhibition, they have intervened in places such as the Palais de Tokyo and the Centre Pompidou à Paris, the Dakar Biennale, the Wifredo Lam Art Center in Havana, the Salon de Montrouge, the BF15 à Lyon, Triangle in Marseille or the Institut d’art contemporain of Villeurbanne. Their work was awarded the Prix des Présidents, delived by the Association des amis de l’École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Lyon in 2016, and it was supported by a residency at the French Academy in Rome, Villa Médicis.Website
Marie Serruya is a visual artist who develops her imagination and represents the human comedy through various forms of artistic expression.
She is an actress, a visual artist, a sculptor and a director. Born into a family of artists, as a child, she was inspired by the discovery of theater, cinema, photography, drawing, painting, the creative process, fashion, music…
She learnt to acutely observe the world around her, which became the source of her multifaceted expression. Marie left school at 16 and started a professional acting career at 17. Drawing inspiration from theatre, masks and faces, her portraits, whether they use clay, enamel, watercolor, gouache, gold leaf, bronze, video or other media, whether they are small or gigantic, still or animated, are the guiding principle of her work.
Her approach is dominated by her need to set the audience in motion through her works. Her work seeks to establish a total interactivity between the spectator and the work, and it uses humor and play as a primary means of expression. It is a work that is always in the making. – From a text by Heidi Leigh, AFAInstagram
Assaf Shoshan (born in 1973, Jerusalem) lives and works between Paris and Tel Aviv. Photographer and video artist, Shoshan questions a world where boundaries appear and disappear endlessly. His portraits and landscapes reveal an enigmatic atmosphere, shrouded in mystery. Between reality and fiction, Shoshan’s work has a poetic impact, it explores a fundamental human dimension: the quest for identity, the feeling of exile and belonging.Website
A graduate of the ENSBA, Chloé Silbano makes her actions pass through various mediums: painting, sculpture, video. Objects are produced for a particular purpose. They are staged and contribute to the composition of the paintings. Bodies are put in the frame. And when the body is absent, a tension is brought into play. Sculpture implies action.
Chloé Silbano received the Yishu8 Award in 2020: she will join a residency at the Maison des Arts of Beijing and present a solo exhibition.
She has participated in the Exposition des Félicités at the Centquatre. She has shown her work at Gr_und (Berlin) as part of a group show supported by the Perspektive fund, at the Centre d’Art de Villiers-sur-Marne, at the Musée de la Chasse, at Icart, the MAL, at Pavillon Vendôme in Aix-en-Provence during the PAC. She has presented performances at Silencio and at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, at the invitation of Jeune Création. Her workshop was formerly at L’Orfèvrerie.Website
Alexandre Silberstein creates performances that blend sculpture, music and narration. His recent works in recycled paper are modular, nomadic and compact forms which question our relationship to space and our impact on it.
He puts on plays in the heart of nature. Performances made out of shadows, they are only the end point of long walks on forest or park trails.
During the March 2020 lockdown, with sheets of paper and colored pencils, he reinvented a fantasized nature, that he hung on the ceiling of his small apartment. For some projects, he has fun creating treasure hunts, turning spectators into actors, trying to break our passive relationship with the work.Website
Ann Stouvenel is an artistic director of exhibition spaces and artists-writers residencies. She is also an independent and institutional curator. Following assignments at Université Rennes 2, the Centre Pompidou and the Istanbul Biennale, she was the director of Les Verrières résidences-ateliers de Pont-Aven from 2008 and 2013. From 2013 to 2019, she was the director of the Visual Arts Department of Mains d’Œuvres, a former factory turned into an art center, north of Paris. Since 2012, she has been the artistic director of the residencies organized by Finis terrae, an art center on the island of Ouessant, at the Créac’h semaphore.
Ann Stouvenel focuses her energy on creating time for mobility and experimentation. She travels to Europe, Asia and elsewhere, wherever her discoveries lead her, with the aim of creating spaces of research, production and distribution. She is also the cofounder and president of Arts en résidence – a national network which federates French residencies –, a board member of the CIPAC and a member of the curatorial collective Le label hypothèse.
Laetitia Striffling is a Franco-Romanian artist born in 1989 in Moulins, France. She graduated from the Photo-video program of the École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris in 2013. In 2010, for a year, she attended the Master’s Degree in Photography at the Aalto University of Helsinki, Finland. She was a resident of the Cité Internationale des Arts de Paris in 2016-2017.
Through video, photography, writing or radio, Laëtitia examines the intimate bond that we build with our environment.Website
g. olmo stuppia (Sicily – Milan, born in 1991), is a contemporary artist and writer, who shares his time between Venice and Palermo, and studied in Barcelona, Paris and Venice (IUAV University of Visual Arts).
Ranging from sculpture and video to writing, performance and installation, his research materializes through the creation of works and projects shaped by his fascination for control dispositives, erotism, alchemy and desire, as well as for archaeological fragments, the classical heritage, and landscape, reread in the light of contemporary references and analyzed by the artist from an architectural and visionary point of view. In the space of POUSH, the artist opened his workshop with “Ma concorde est le rêve d’un garçon”, a presentation that combined the works of the project titled Cassata Drone (Palermo, 2017 – ongoing) with the new research Utero Laguna (a rudderless journey made of sculptures, textile impressions and video, which identifies the “underbelly of Europe” with the Venice lagoon, blending it with continuous sensory breakaways to Île-de-France and Sicily). His first exhibition in France was Archéologie du futur at the INHA in Paris in 2019, curated by Anna Battiston and Nathalia Pridovko, thanks to the Marcovaldo collective.Website
Mathilde Supe creates narratives through films, video installations, books and publications. She questions processes of interpretation and representation, blending fiction and sociology.
Born in Paris in 1989, she studied art history before working on movie sets. She then entered the École nationale supérieure d’arts de Paris-Cergy. She studied with the film editor Mathilde Muyard, the video artist Keren Cytter, the filmmaker Eric Baudelaire, and the choreographer Eric Minh Cuong Castaing. In 2018, she started research at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, under the supervision of the historian André Gunthert.
Mathilde has exhibited her work at Galerie Où in Marseille, in partnership with the FID Festival, at Astérides (Friche Belle de Mai), at Galleria Continua at the invitation of Nicolas Bourriaud, at the MAHJ during the Keren Cytter festival for the Nuit Blanche, and at the 69th Salon de Montrouge.Website
Camille Tallent (1987) is an art historian by training and he balances several activities, especially journalistic criticism and various editorial and artistic practices.
Lia Pradal and Camille Tallent created the editorial project Païen in 2016. As part of this structure, their projects have been presented at Offprint (Paris/Arles), Le Bal, Unseen Amsterdam, Multiple Art Days, etc. They also collaborate on various projects revolving around the printed image, which they explore through installation, video or sculpture. Their works have been exhibited at the Salon de Montrouge, at the Magasins Généraux in Île-de-France, at the Fondation Espace Écureuil pour l’Art Contemporain in Toulouse or at the Swiss Church in London.
Fascinated by countercultures, he has created artist’s books with his collaborative project Païen, which seek new narratives, in the docufiction style. For the past year, he has been producing various literary texts and he has been working on his first novel.Website
Vincent Tanguy develops a multifaceted practice in which the digital “flood”, the effects of globalization and the symbiosis between physical reality and virtual interfaces are transformed by his singular poetry and humor.
He recently created The Convenient Life (2019), a performance presented in Shanghai, China, where, taking the possible use of smartphones and digital platforms to the extreme, he anticipated in his own way the situation of global lockdown that we have been through.
His works have been presented in France during the 71st edition of Jeune Création, Nuit Blanche 2020, The Wrong Biennale, at the Cité Internationale des Arts, at the FRAC Bretagne, and abroad at Seoul Art Space Geumcheon in Séoul, South Korea, and a selection of the jury of the 21st Japan Media Arts Festival of Tokyo, Japan. In 2021, he was awarded the Katapult Art Fund prize.Website
Born in Karachi, Pakistan, and based in Paris, Abi Tariq obtained a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts at Transart Institute (Berlin/NY) and a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Parsons Paris (now Paris College of Art).
Abi Tariq’s conceptual practice seeks to critically expose or subtly displace hierarchical structures through the prism of “performance art”, using his “absurdist-mystical” methodology. Inspired by the complex entanglement of language, culture and power, he questions behavioral culture by confronting issues of privilege, vulnerability and social expectation.
In 2017, with the support of the Cité internationale des arts, he designed a role-playing game titled ”middle-man”, through which he facilitated the presence of works by French artists Virgile Fraisse, (La) Horde and Jean Hubert at the Karachi Biennale. He is the founder of the Nothing New Noise collective, and he has closely collaborated on the Australian artist Honi Ryan’s Silent Dinners. Since April 2020, he has also been working in the team of Council, an artistic organization founded in 2013 by Grégory Castéra and Sandra Terdjman in Paris.Website
Maxime Testu was born in 1990 in Rouen. He studied at the ENSBA in Lyon, at HEAD in Geneva and at the ESAD in Reims.
Maxime Testu is originally an illustrator, but he also works with sculpture, often in metal or cast aluminum. He favors ancient engraving techniques, such as etching, which he updates, and, since early 2019, he has dedicated himself almost exclusively to coloring his graphic works.
He has recently participated in the Archipel residency, in partnership with the FRAC Grand Large, and he will exhibit his work at the FRAC of Dunkerque in May 2021.
In 2017, he participated in the 68th edition of Jeune Création at the Beaux-Arts de Paris, and he hqs exhibited his work at the FRAC of Reims (2019), at the art center Les Tanneries (2020), in Geneva (2017), Lausanne (2015), Paris, Dijon (2017), Lille (2020), etc. He recently presented his works at the Salon de Montrouge (64th edition) and participated in the 20th Fondation d’entreprise Ricard Prize.Website
Marilou Thiébault, art historian, graduate of the École du Louvre in 2016, shares her activities between research, writing and curation.
She has collaborated on the exhibitions L’Esprit français : contre-cultures en France 1969-1989 (La Maison Rouge, 2017, curated by François Piron and Guillaume Désanges), L’Ennemi de mon ennemi (Palais de Tokyo, 2018, Neïl Beloufa and Guillaume Désanges), Le Vingtième Prix de la Fondation d’entreprise Ricard (Fondation d’entreprise Ricard, 2018, Neïl Beloufa), Les chefs d’œuvre de Kiki Picasso² (Emerige, 2019, Éric de Chassey), Futur, ancien, fugitif (Palais de Tokyo, 2019, Daria de Beauvais, Franck Balland, Adélaïde Blanc, Claire Moulène).
She is now working on a long-term research on the artist Guy de Cointet from a biographical perspective. A first work on her performances led to the publication Guy de Cointet : Théâtre Complet (Paraguay Press, 2017, with François Piron and Hugues Decointet).Instagram
Born in 1989, Rebecca Topakian graduated from the ENSP Arles. Her research explores the limits of the photographic medium, between documentary rigor and poetic fiction.
Her work has been exhibited on many occasions, in France and abroad. Her book Infra- was selected for the Author Book Award of the Rencontres d’Arles 2018. In 2019, she was among the finalists of the selection for the FOAM Talent Award. She was awarded the national photographic commission of the Regards du Grand Paris 2020 with the Ateliers Médicis and the CNAP for her project (n=6-9).Website
Born in France to Algerian parents, Maya-Ines Touam has always extended her gaze and her curiosity to both sides of the Mediterranean Sea. Her artistic career has naturally embraced the influences of these two continents.
Her first concerns involved the ambivalence of female power in the Arab world, rigorously seeking to escape any form of neo-Orientalism or post-colonialism. This cathartic period led to her current work, more rooted in universality and focused on the geographical, political and environmental crossroad of Africa. Through multiple media, the young artist chose an approach that is both anthropological and oneiric. She plunges her hands in the roots of her origins to obtain striking images. With her, we discover the history and beauty of an age-old culture, but also the practical and geographical aspects of materials or objects that have all too often been caricatured.Website
Julie Vacher graduated from the ENSBA Lyon in 2013 and from Le Fresnoy – Studio National des Arts Contemporains in 2018. She examines the relationships of interpretation and transformation that human beings maintain with their environment. Her field of experimentation stretches from the ecological imagination to the sanitary fantasy, as well as the world of work. Through poetic writing, she explores language and its orality; she reveals its poetics and its mechanisms of construction through sound, video, automation or the web. Focused on a collaborative experience, her narratives crystallize during the exhibition as active installations.
Her work has been presented during major contemporary art and cinema events, such as the Digital Art Festival of Taipei (Taïwan), Palazzo Grassi for Helicotrema (IT), the Salon de Montrouge (Fr), the Biennale Musique en Scène (Fr), the FID Marseille (Fr), Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac for Jeune Création (Fr), the FRAC Poitou-Charentes (Fr), the American Documentary Film Festival (California, USA), Galerie Untilthen (Fr), Cinéphémère – FIAC Hors-les-murs (Fr), SNIFF (Finland).Website
Sarah Valente is a Franco-Italian artist who lives and works in Paris. During her childhood, she discovered many countries and was fascinated by their forests, so different, so unique. These dense landscapes and these memories still haunt her soul and her imagination.
For the artist, nature is the mother of our humanity, nothing could have existed without this close connection between man and his environment. This vital Nature is her muse, and the Forest is her favorite subject. Her work is a celebration of these elements that we carry within us and that are often neglected in our modern societies. The artist experiences their absence as a true loss, and in her research, she tries to rediscover this habit of observing them, contemplating them, understanding their messages.
Each project brings to light the magical and sometimes imperceptible aspects of our environment.Instagram
Guillaume Valenti was born in 1987 in Evry. He lives and works in Paris. After studying history and art history at the Sorbonne (Paris IV), he graduated from the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris in November 2015 with congratulations from the jury, after spending five years in the workshop of painter Philippe Cognée.
He has participated in several group exhibitions, such as the Salon de Montrouge and Jeune Créations, and in several residencies, such as the Casa de Velázquez in 2019-2020. His work is currently exhibited at the Collection Lambert en Avignon, as part of the ¡Viva Villa! Festival, until January.Instagram
Adrien van Melle was born in 1987 in Paris, where he lives and works. After studying at Hunter College in New York and at the ENS Louis-Lumière, he graduated from the Beaux-Arts de Paris in 2017.
“His production combines literature with various visual practices and confronts the spectator with narrative and fictional environments. He treats fiction as a full-fledged material, making writing, photography, installation and video intersect. Since 2017, he has been creating and developing characters who are conceived as an extension of himself, like an arborescence of visual possibilities that the artist does not want to abandon or exclude. He seizes them completely to turn them into a work of art and maintain their evolving nature.” – Licia Demuro for the 64th Salon de Montrouge
In 2019, he participated in the 64th Salon de Montrouge and in various group exhibitions. He is currently in residence at the Cité Internationale des Arts and at the Musée National Jean-Jacques Henner, where he is preparing a solo exhibition, which will take place in 2020. His work is represented in Paris by Galerie Florence Loewy.
Adrien van Melle is also a publisher and curator. With Sébastien Souchon, he has founded Les éditions extensibles and AU LIEU, an independent exhibition space in Paris.Website
Laurie van Melle was born in 1993 in Lille. She graduated from the Beaux-Arts de Paris in 2019. She lives and works in Paris.
Laurie van Melle’s work is at the intersection of the domestic world, architecture and abstraction. It plays on the ambiguity of shapes and materials to juxtapose several semantic fields, those of art, construction, the house, thus creating deceptively familiar environments, despite the omnipresence of flat surfaces and the apparent abstraction of the forms.
“In the domestic forms that she reproduces and transfers to an exhibition space, she develops a kind of survival kit for interior environments. […] This displacement creates a sense of uncertainty around the spaces we live in. The decorative could be a cover-up. The artist explores a history of painting in which the Supports/Surfaces group’s reflection on the object meets abstract art’s search for colors and shapes. In the artistic space, she rigorously searches for the outlines of the inhabitable.” – Henri Guette, 2020Website
Thomas Van Reghem, a graduate of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Paris, was born in 1992 in Seine-Saint-Denis. He currently shares his time between Brussels and Paris. His interest in history, geopolitics and literature makes him a nomadic artist, looking for a new, foreign semiotic code.
In a world in perpetual metamorphosis, some universes become the epicenters of a creative laboratory; they adapt, decompose to later be recomposed. Chaos questions life. The artist offers us a work that reaches the universal and seeks to fight against the mind’s inability to correlate everything that it witnesses. Marked by the dualities of construction/destruction, vision/blindness, and aware of loss, he wants to be a passer, a relentless builder.
The artist works on loss, limits. His creations lead to reflection on the incessant decompositions and recompositions, and on the movements of rebirth. Opposed to simplicity, he chooses risk, turns into a memory maker in amnesic lands. He searches through the rubble by the choice of his materials, and he tenaciously embraces his role as a fragmentary collector of earth, ashes, carcasses, glass, debris, remains, hair, fleeting finds to capture the vulnerability of life in the limbo of the visible.
Thomas Van Reghem approaches the underworld, like a Tiresias, a blind seer, at the risk of opening up wounds, anxieties and breaking silences. He exhumes history, drawing lines to recompose, confuse the frames of reference.Website
Victor Vaysse, born in 1989, graduated from the Beaux-Arts de Paris in 2015 and studied at Le Fresnoy, class Manoel de Oliveira (2015-2017). He lives and works in Seine-Saint-Denis. In 2020, he joined the Radian program, PhD in research and creation.
The questions that run through his practices are linked to the act of recording, to the materiality and the reception of the image. From the beginning, his work has been driven by the practice of photography, which he gradually started questioning, interrogating the status of the image itself, from its production to its installation.
Step by step, a transdisciplinary practice has emerged, which has extended from his approach as a photographer and crystallized in sculptures, images or digital installations.Website
Born in 1981 in Lima, Sergio Verastegui lives and works in Paris. He studied at the Escola de Artes Visuais do Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro, and later at Villa Arson, Nice.
His work is based on fragmentary writing, starting with sculptural forms, in a superposition of strata, meanings and materials. Affirming a strong material presence, but also seeking conceptual rigor, his works must be considered as pieces of reality extracted from a world torn apart. From the fortuitous encounter of diverse objects, situations of fragility emerge, between narrative tension and poetry, traces and accidents.
Recently, he has exhibited his work at the French Institute (Madrid), at Galerie Thomas Bernard – Cortex Athletico (Paris), at the MAMCO (Genève), at the MeetFactory (Prague) and at Casa Imelda (México). In 2019, he was the recipient of the Étant Donnés program of the French Institute and the FACE Foundation, in partnership with the Comité Professionnel des Galeries d’Art. His works can be found in the collections of the CAPC, the Centre National des Arts Plastiques, the MAMCO, the FRAC Bretagne, the Artothèque du Limousin, the FRAC Île-de-France and the FRAC Limousin. His work is represented by Galerie Thomas Bernard – Cortex Athletico, Paris.
Louis Verret was born in Paris in 1988. He graduated from Central Saint Martins (London).
His practice is multidisciplinary and fluctuating: from writing a book and presenting it as a happening (Le gout de l’aspirine), he moved onto an installation work, made of the relics of a childhood bedroom (La naissance de A.), to literary criticism of the work of a pornographic actress (Adriana), and now to a watercolor painting project, Le livre des livres, started during the lockdown.
Through a loving operation, he takes out of his library the books that have accompanied him in his travels and wanderings, and whose presence in the landscape trouble the spectator. These books are selected for the context in which they were read more than for their content. One by one, they are painted in watercolors, revealed by their volumes, clarified in their existence by an emotional and nostalgic process of writing. It is an ongoing project. The eighty paintings and texts that make up the corpus are meant to be displayed and united in one single book.Website
Born in 1990 in Bayeux, Florian Viel lives and works in Paris. After a student exchange at CalArts (Los Angeles) and a thesis on the emergence of plants in contemporary art, he graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-arts de Paris in 2014.
Since then, he has participated in group exhibitions and in situ projects, such as Nuit Blanche Paris 2018. He was invited to various residencies and got involved in several projects with The Tropicool Company. He was the winner of the Biennale de la jeune création 2016, and realized his first solo show, No Lifeguard on Duty, as part of a creation residency at the art center La Graineterie in 2017, with the support of the Bourse des Amis des Beaux-Arts de Paris. In 2020, he exhibited his work in Lilles, Nantes and Paris, among other cities, as well as in the courtyard of the FRAC Centre in Orléans, in partnership with La Borne – POCTB.Instagram
Born in 1986 in Washington, D.C., Marie de Villepin grew up in the United States and in India. Through her many trips, she developed her practice of drawing and music at a young age.
In 2005, she settled in New York, and later in Los Angeles, where she developed several music projects, before fully dedicating herself to painting. After participating in several group shows in New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong and Beijing, she had her first solo exhibition, New Creatures, in 2019.
In 2022, she is presenting her exhibition Murmurations at Kwai Gallery (Hong Kong), where she explores the links between colors, sounds and rhythms. Her creation, focusing on oil painting, deeply resonating with her time, oscillates between figuration and abstraction.
Valentin Vie Binet (1996) et Romy Texier (1995) forment, sous l’entité Xolo Cuintle, un duo d’artistes aux pratiques complémentaires, à travers l’installation et l’immersion spatio-temporelle.
Avec des préoccupations stylistiques sans doute semblables au duc Jean Des Esseintes (personnage principal du roman A rebours de Joris-Karl Huysmans) ou simplement envieux de sa décadence, le duo construit des espaces habitables ou habités, à la frontière du rêve et du simulacre. Ces espaces, d’une temporalité indéfinissable, sont ancrés dans un domestique déserté, en attente.
Entre mobilier et sculpture, décor et intérieur intime, leur construction est un emboîtage minutieux dans lequel les meubles sont parfois sculptures, piédestaux, ou décor de fond. Dans cette architecture de l’intime vivent paisiblement des objets, idéalement placés selon leurs regards.
Ittah Yoda is composed of artists Kai Yoda (Japanese-Swedish) and Virgile Ittah (French). This collaboration gives rise to real and virtual forms which seek to connect with an archaic heritage of humanity and a collective unconscious that is universally present in the individual’s psyche. Their work raises questions such as: is it possible to merge several unconsciouses to create new collective forms?
Artists Kai Yoda and Virgile Ittah were in residency in the VR writing program of the French Institute in Arles. They also teach installation and volume at the ESAD in Reims. Among their next exhibitions planned in 2021, we can mention: Z – Faire corps avec la photographie at the Rencontres d’Arles (FR); Salon Camera Camera at the Festival OVNi, Nice (FR). Their last exhibitions include: L’objet de tes rêves, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, (FR); Body alights – a fragmented memory at Sprout Curation, Tokyo (JP), and I think mango you say salmon at Annka Kultys Gallery, London (UK).Website
Simon Zaborski was born in Toronto, Canada, in 1989. After studying at the arts high school of Toronto, he graduated from Concordia University in Montreal.
He has exhibited his work in Canada, France, Mexico, Austria and Belgium. He has developed part of his work in collaboration with the MAW Collective in Montreal. He currently lives and works in Paris, where he develops his personal practice.Instagram
Zhou Ziyue was born in 1989 in Xiapu, a village on the south coast of China. After graduating from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Lyon in 2015, she joined a six-month residency at Villa Belleville between 2019 and 2020. She is currently pursuing a PhD in visual arts at Paris I.
Generally taking the form of installations in space, her works combine various mediums, such as drawing, sculpture, photography. This assemblage of fragments is always closely linked to the place in which she works, starting with things that are often invisible or banal, in order experience her environment in a different way. She questions the usual, gestures, the place of objects in space, as well as the place of her own body, trying to invent a kind of visual haiku, an unstable landscape.Website