Pooya Abbasian is an Iranian artist based in Paris since 2011. His practice unfolds through photography, video, drawing and installation. He aspires to make these processes visible but also to construct his own visual fictions through images he finds online on news sites and his own shots or recordings. Ambiguities and transitional states interest Pooya Abbasian more than assertions.
Arnaud Adami was born in 1995 in Lannion. He lives and works in Paris. He graduated from the Ecole Nationale d’Art of Bourges (ENSA) in 2019 and is currently studying at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts of Paris (ENSBA), in Nina Childress’ workshop.
Arnaud has participated in several group exhibitions across France, including Manifesta in Lyon or the H Gallery in Paris. He was one of the finalists of the Prix Carré sur Seine and was part of the exhibition of the Prix Novembre à Vitry in 2020. He was also selected by Hervé Mikaeloff to participate in the focus on the Art Paris Fair 2021.
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.
Estèla Alliaud was born in 1986. Her work is based on subtraction and has a sculptural dimension that deals with the intrinsic value of materials and their physicality. The processes she operates are essentially articulated around the intuitive observation of a place and its experience. The forms she places in space, mainly sculptures and installations, are created through simple but fundamental actions. Her works structure an architecture of thought that leads the individual to the seizure of a mental space.
Kenia Almaraz Murillo
Kenia Almaraz Murillo (born in 1994 in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia) graduated from the Ecole des 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 (born in 1996 in the suburbs of Paris, to a Polish mother and a French father) studied photography at the Gobelins school and entered the Royal College of Art in London, where she explored 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 or the feeling of attraction-repulsion.
Bianca Argimón (born in 1988 in Brussels) studied at the École des Arts Décoratifs, the Beaux-Arts de Paris, and the Rhode Island School of Design. She reproduces the short-comings of our society in modern fables that contain a thousand and one paradoxical, absurd, or comical stories. In the manner of medieval artists, in her works a swarm of details and allegories draws the eye into a whirlwind of ubiquitous situations, exploring the fears, prejudices, and taboos of the contemporary world.
Dana-Fiona Armour (born in 1988 in Germany) graduated from the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 2018 winning the Joseph Ebstein Prize for sculpture. With science playing a fundamental role in her research and plastic work, Dana transcends the boundaries of matter and species into a new form, imbued with a strange sensuality. Bringing materiality to the forefront, her works consist of artificial silicone skins, smooth pink stones reminiscent of organic fragments, and blown glass with organic inclusions in layered patterns.
The École Universitaire de Recherche (EUR) ArTeC brings together numerous organizations within the Université Paris Lumières (Paris 8, Nanterre, Louis Lumière, ENSAD, Beaubourg, Gaîté Lyrique, etc.). Its aim is to develop relations between the arts, research, and technology. The interuniversity diploma, hosted in Clichy, is a preparatory year for the PhD in research-creation orchestrated by Yves Citton and Grégory Chatonsky.
Arda Asena was born in 1992 in Istanbul, Turkey. He is a 2021 graduate of the MFA program from School of the Art Institute of Chicago and received the Berlin Residency Award. As an interdisciplinary artist Asena’s practice is predominantly based in photography, sculpture, painting and textile. His work is drawn to multiplicity as a framework to explore the nuance of each medium, through various forms. He is interested in engaging a language that attends to notions of secretive eroticism.
Atelier au-delà is a young French design studio. Trained in Boulle, the Esad de Reims and the DAE (Design Academy of Eindhoven). The duo Au-delà met in 2016 during a joint course at the Reims Higher School of Art and Design. Jonas Odetto (born in 1997) and Maxence de Larocque (born in 1995) create their studio in 2022. Based in Paris, they create a network and find their place within Poush Manifesto where they currently reside. Their work revolves around an encounter. Two singular universes are linked, thus creating a set of materials, shapes and designs to achieve a balance. Their collaboration is the result of an attraction for the poetry of objects, the materialization of a drawing or even the raw line.
Atelier Baptiste & Jaïna
Since 2017, Jaïna Ennequin and Baptiste Sévin form Atelier Baptiste & Jaïna. The duo imagine projects driven by natural and theatrical references. These references are activators of stories involving reality and imagination. The different possibilities offered by the material and especially by ceramics, allow the duo to explore the dialogue between form, texture and light. The objects and spaces become a support to the evocation of stories tinted of magic realism.
Grace Atkinson (born in 1988 in New Zealand) is an artist and textile designer. Her multifaceted practice revolves around textile: it consists in creating tapestries and unique
artisanal objects by mixing traditional and experimental techniques. Through her design studio Decima, Grace Atkinson’s work is moving toward the design of furniture, interior objects, and custom installations.
Balthazar Ausset (born in 1995 in Paris) graduated from the Beaux-Arts de Paris in 2020 and lives and works in Paris. Questioning is at the center of a shifting practice through which
he explores his environment as an artist and as an individual. Installation, sculpture, drawing and, photography are the languages used to give body to the idea, in the transposition of meaning to a form never frozen.
The work of Aleksandr Avagyan (born in 1990, in Yerevan, ex-USSR of Armenia), if it feeds of course on all the formalist inheritance of the painting called abstract, it refuses the sublime, ideal and deterritorialized character of it, by a questioning of the political nature and thus fragile, fragile because political, of the given perimeter inside which the art is possible.
Hugo Avigo (born in 1988 in Paris) graduated from Central Saint Martins in London and the Beaux-Arts de Paris in 2015, with congratulations from the jury. His practice plays on a controlled exaggeration of the codes of sculpture, painting, and installation.
His works, often on an extravagant scale, inhabit space in an unexpected way and challenge our preconceived ideas about bodies and their heaviness, about places and their functions, and more generally about representation, in order to destabilize our perception of everyday life.
He won the Jacob Epstein Prize for sculpture (2016), the Fonds Régional pour les Talents Emergents Prize (2019) et Prix Pierre Cardin Prize for Painting at the Académie des Beaux-Arts (2021).
Alex Ayed (born in 1989 in Strasbourg) lives and works in Brussels. First trained in photography in Tunis, he joined the workshops of Guillaume Paris and Tania Bruguera. He graduated from the Beaux-Arts de Paris in 2015. His work ranges from collecting and assembling found objects to sound installation: the artist oscillates between different practices with the aim of keeping a global and non-specialized approach.
Ece Bal (born in 1992 in Turkey), after completing the first year of her master's degree at Central Saint Martins, graduated from the Beaux-Arts de Paris in 2022 with honors. Seeking to implement multi-sensory experiences that question relationships of scale, touch on the cycle of materials and their transformations, her works attempt to channel the link between individual and collective memory, between the human and the non-human.
Julie Balagué (born in 1986 in Toulouse) graduated from the ENS Louis-Lumière. Since then, she has pursued a double career. On the one hand, she collaborates with the national press; 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. Since her first series, she has conducted long interviews with the persons she photographs. The image becomes inseparable from the text or the sound. In the last few years, she has completed her practice with research on photographic materials and forms.
June Balthazard (born in 1991) studied at the Institut des Beaux-Arts in Besançon and at the Haute École d'Art et de Design in Geneva in the Cinema/Cinéma du réel department. She also did a post-graduate degree at Le Fresnoy.
She directs hybrid films, confronting the documentary with more fictional forms. In this sense, her films are imbued with a kind of magical realism.
Rose Barberat (born in 1994 in the Jura) has been studying at the Beaux-Arts de Paris since 2017, at Tim Eitel’s workshop and 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.
Pierre Bellot (born in 1990) graduated from the École des Beaux-Arts de Paris with congratulations from the jury in 2015. His work revolves around central questions of staging and construction. In his paintings, he organises his subjects - taken from various photographic sources or personal archives - to create fictions whose composition obeys its own rules and creates a new meaning.
Born in 1992 in Algeria, Abdelhak Bennallou entered the School of Fine Arts in Paris in 2020 after 5 years at the Fine Arts of Algiers and an art degree obtained in Dunkirk in 2019. Abdelhak's work in painting is built on a realistic practice. In addition to its technical quality he seeks through his works, often presented in series, a pictorial narrative. He develops a reflection on behavior and social relations. His inspiration is drawn from everyday life.
Cecilia Bengolea (born in 1979 in Buenos Aires) 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 the idea that 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.
Sami Benhadj Djilali
Sami Benhadj Djilali (born in 1977 in Algiers) graduated from the ECAL in 2003 with a master's degree in Visual Arts. His work revolves around a reflection on the framework of the painting. Used for sculptural purposes, the materials of choice of the painter interact in his works with heterogeneous elements. By subjecting them to various tensions, he seeks a point of limit, on the edge of the rupture. He thus develops an ambivalent practice, carried by the contradictory desire to orchestrate the accident.
Benoit Ménard graduated from the Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux. His 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 are organic territories where science fiction, marketing strategies, and New Age rituals live side by side.
Nina Berclaz (FR-CH) is a choreographer/dancer/puppeteer. She relies on the territory of the body to apprehend contexts and explore the invisible. Her practical and conceptual research is interested in notions of belonging, memory, alienation, transmission, eroticism, the game of de/contamination, queer feminism, and raw presence that can welcome the absurd. Nina graduated with a BA in Contemporary Dance from TrinityLaban London Conservatoire (2013) and a Masters in Choreographic Research from Montpellier ICI-CCN Occitanie (2019). She has made numerous collaborations with visual artists, composers, directors and is involved in the development of collective artistic approaches. In 2020, she was a laureate of the Cite Internationale des Arts de Paris. Since then, she has presented her work in many festivals in Europe and internationally (Greece, England, Germany, Burkina Faso, Congo, Switzerland etc.)
Amélie Bernard (born in 1990 in Paris) is a 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. Her artistic techniques vary according to the subject matter. 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.
Maëva Berthelot is a choreographic artist and teacher whose work is characterized by experimental, collaborative and transdisciplinary approaches. Born in 1985 in Paris, of Guadeloupean and Greek origin, she obtained her MA in contemporary dance from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris in 2003. However, it is abroad that she pursues her artistic career for 20 years. Her return to France brought her a critical look at French society and institutions and the issues that persist there. As a result, she sees the choreographic space as an opportunity to create places of resistance, empathy and emotional exchange. Drawing on somatic practices and improvisation techniques, her research is anchored in movement and conceives the body as a receptacle for the echoes of individual and collective memory. In parallel with her work as a performer (Ohad Naharin, Hofesh Shechter, Roberta Jean, Emanuel Gat, Damien Jalet, Sharon Eyal...), her practice explores the multiple layers of the body as well as the invisible systems and structures to which it belongs and with which it interacts.
Maxime Berthou (né en 1981 en Catalogne) est diplômé de l’École supérieure d’art d’Aix-en-Provence, avant d’intégrer le postdiplôme du Fresnoy – Studio National des Arts Contemporains à Tourcoing, puis de suivre une formation prédoctorale à l’École nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs de Paris. Sa pratique consiste à réaliser des essais cinématographiques à partir de l’expérience vécue lors de gestes performatifs. Son travail s’inscrit dans un contexte de recherche fondé sur la pratique superposant un cadre artistique à un cadre scientifique.
Mehdi Besnainou Dounkas is a French artist born and living in Paris. He studied at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts de Paris (graduated in 2018) and at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Appliqués et des Métiers d'Art (ENSAAMA). Mehdi Besnainou's work questions with humor and sarcasm the rites, codes and current trends of his generation and those of his contemporaries. He often projects himself into an imaginary and dystopian future to better reveal his identity and social crises. Whether in his most introspective or derisive thoughts on the human condition, his psychological troubles and dilemmas facing his place in a standardized society, his work is characterized by a permanent game between oral, written and drawn language, a compulsive daily repertory of analogy on the movements of the world, like a polymath in the digital age.
Alexandre Bibia (FR - 1991) is a dancer, performer and choreographer. A former gymnast, he graduated from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de la Musique et de la danse de Paris. He also studied choreography at the University of Paris 8. After a career as a performer with several choreographers and visual artists, he is led to question the dramaturgy and plasticity of materials in dance and performance using the body. He writes several in-situ forms, questioning vulnerabilities, relationships and circulations through the prism of bodily, cultural and environmental legends. He defines his somatic and hypnotic tools to deconstruct patterns of attention, observation and decision. Between artifice and reality, his work aims to create a performative disturbance to reveal the arcana of a hidden humanity through a desire to question our symbols.
Yacob Bizuneh (born 1983 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts with distinction from the Allé School of Fine Arts and Design, where he later taught.
He produces and designs his artworks using different media such as found objects, performance and video installation and relates them to everyday life in a different context. Since his first personal works, Yacob has continuously explored the social, economic and political context and their consequences on human well-being in the countries he has visited.
Lucie Boiron (born in 1990) is a photographer. She graduated from the ENS Louis-Lumière.
Operating as a colorist, she 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.
Bea Bonafini (born in 1990 in Bonn) works with painting, textile, drawing, sculpture, and ceramics. She graduated from the Slade School of Fine Art in 2014 and from the Royal College of Art in 2016. Her work revolves around the coexistence of incongruous ideas and forms, spanning ancient and modern art history, fluid identities, religion, and material craftsmanship. She places the observer at the epicenter of the work, questioning the tangibility and the intimacy of a work and its ability to formulate new mythologies and material possibilities.
Bianca Bondi (born in 1986 in Johannesburg, South Africa) is a multidisciplinary artist. Her 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.
Bonjour garçon studio
Founded by Romain Fritiau and Pierre Tostain, the bonjour garçon studio combine graphic design and photography. Providing a 360-degree vision, their work ranges from content creation to redesigning their clients’ brand identity and image. The studio works on art direction, publishing and photography projects, mainly operating in the fields of art, design and fashion.
François Bonnot (born in Choisi le Roi in 1991) lives and works in Paris. He is interested in creating parallel universes, extrapolating them from the scenarios he writes. These stories, which often emerge from trivial details of reality, become tangible through the creation or alteration of objects. He invites us to refuse the banal by exaggerating it. He is interested in ancient methods of fabrication and in particular in the potter's wheel technique, which he puts at the service of the Bureau Idéal project, a duo formed with Giada Ganassin. Bureau Idéal creates objects that tell stories and open up the everyday to reverie and contemplation. The relationship between form and setting is central and one relies on the other to exist: stories unfold on the surface of the objects and revolve around them - without beginning or end.
Lisa Boostani (born in 1989 in Toulouse) is a Hispanic-Iranian artist settled between Paris and Barcelona. She works as a director and photographer in the fields of art, fashion, documentary, and music. As a performer, she explores bodily dynamics and psycho-physical language, experiencing her own body as a base material, living and mutable at the same time.
Julia Borderie and Eloïse le Gallo (born in 1989) put the idea of the encounter 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.
Lucas Bouan Tsobgny
Lucas Bouan Tsobgny (born in 1996 in Paris) graduated from the Beaux-Arts de Paris in 2021. As a multidisciplinary artist, he attended several workshops, notably Emmanuelle Huynh's dance workshop. His work will take a decisive turn when he will integrate his body to the materials he creates. Sculptor and performer, he creates contemporary rites where he metamorphoses to establish bridges between multiple identities.
Guillaume Bouisset (born in 1990 in Madrid) starts 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.
Flora Bouteille (née en 1993) est diplômée de l’École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Lyon en 2018. Elle utilise les médiums de la sculpture, de l’écriture et de la vidéo pour réunir artistes et public dans des situations performatives impliquant le consentement à être une partie de l’oeuvre comme condition de son déroulement. Cette approche vise à contrarier notre capacité à reconnaître une oeuvre lorsque nous y pénétrons, et nous invite à l’action ou à la réflexion.
Kamil Bouzoubaa-Grivel (born in 1992) is a French-Moroccan artist who lives and works in Paris. He has participated in group exhibitions at the Pernod-Ricard Foundation, Bétonsalon - Centre de recherche (Paris), Panacée - MOCO (Montpellier), Fondation Fiminco (Romainville) and Komplot (Brussels). He has done residencies at the Cité Internationale des Arts and at the Villa Belleville (Paris). His next major group exhibition will take place at the Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles (Paris) in September 2023.
Cloé Brochard (born in 1995 in Clermont-Ferrand) is inspired by control dispositives, observation systems, and military tools: she tries to question the impact that this types 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 questions the increasing harshness of our societies and seeks to promote expressions of freedom.
Apollinaria Broche (born in 1995 in Moscow) studied at the Beaux-Arts in Paris. For several years, the artist has been questioning the nature of concrete mental spaces, which she
believes host our imagination. She creates her own mental spaces, constructed from collected objects, whose real appearance is mixed with supernatural elements from our imagination and mythology.
Aviva Brooks (born in 1965), inspired by the contrast between American and French culture, 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…
Anna Broujean (born in 1987 in Paris) graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie in 2015 and founded the Club Sandwich magazine the same year. As a photographer, visual artist, and publisher, she offers humorous reinterpretations and transformations in her various works, combining photographs, texts, archive images, and installations.
Raphaël Brunel is an art critic, curator and independent editor. His texts are published as essays, interviews or portraits in the art press, exhibition catalogs and monographic works. He co-founded VOLUME, a contemporary art journal on sound, as well as the editorial and curatorial platform What You See Is What You Hear. He recently (co)curated Des voix traversées (Institut d'art contemporain, Villeurbanne, 2022), S/O/M/A (Jeu de Paume Lab, 2021), Persona Everyware (Centre d'art Le Lait, Albi, 2020), Pulpe * Mimosa Echard & Shanta Rao (Galerie Edouard Manet, Gennevilliers, 2019), and Métamorphose et contamination : la permanence du changement (Laboratoire Espace Cerveau, Institut d'art contemporain, Villeurbanne, 2019).
Cécile Burban is a French artist photographer. Guided by an intuitive approach, her work is a poetic investigation of physical and psychological landscapes.
She seeks to depict the imperceptible in the links we weave with our environment, and questions the variations there: mutation and renewal, mixing intimate experience with collective narrative.
Bureau des penseur.euse.s
The Bureau des penseur.euse.s brings together seven curators with specific areas of research. They are curators, art critics and journalists.
Thinkers: Lê Thiên Bao, Raphaël Brunel, Justine Daquin, Claire Luna, Anne-Laure Peressin, Elena Posokhova, Andy Rankin.
A graduate of the HEAR and the Beaux Arts de Paris, Io Burgard draws form from drawing, embodies the idea in sculpture. Io Burgard's work has been seen at Mo.Co (curator Vincent Honoré), at the FRAC Ile-de-France, at the CAC Chanot (curator Roven), at the Galleria Continua (curator Nicolas Bourriaud), at the Palais de Tokyo (curator Gael Charbeau), and abroad in Japan (Forum Hermès), in Seoul (Maison Hermès) and in Germany (She BAM). Monographic exhibitions have been offered to her, notably at the MRAC Serignan by Sandra Patron, at the Capucins in Embrun by Solenn Morel, at the CAC in Ugine by Stephane Sauzede, and in the galleries Maïa Muller (Paris) and SheBam (Leipzig). She will soon participate in the Triennale de Dunkerque under the curatorship of Anna Collin and Camille Richert. Present in the collections of FRAC PACA, CNAP, MRAC Sérignan, Fonds de dotation Hermès.
Fanny Béguély (born in 1990) is a visual artist and filmmaker, a graduate of Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains. In her work, she deconstructs the Western dualistic heritage, which has drawn a sterile line between the visible and the invisible, the flesh and the spirit, the human and the other than human. Navigating in the register of fiction as in that of documentary, his films make mythical times and contemporaneity collide.
His photographic approach is done without a camera, working with the photosensitive material as a living medium in an attempt to capture the elemental and metamorphic forces of life.
Olivier Bémer (born in 1989) lives and works in Paris. His work explores through different mediums the way we engage with technology and how it affects our relationship to time, to ourself and to others. His installations depict an adulterated reality in which archetypes simulate but fail to represent. Olivier Bémer is a graduate of ECAL, Beaux-Arts de Paris and the Fresnoy National Studio of contemporary arts.
Valentina Canseco (1985) is of Brazilian and Chilean origin, and holds degrees in plastic arts from various institutions in France, Belgium and Colombia. She explores a singular relationship to the landscape through light, color and scale variations and composes metonymies as prisms of the visible, capable of recreating sensitive impressions of the outside world. In her work in volumes, she questions our relationship to architecture and to the living. In painting, her pictures, punctuated by the musicality she perceives in the colors, create scores of the invisible.
Antoine Carbonne (born in 1987 in Paris) graduated from the Beaux-Arts de Paris in 2011 and studied at the Hunter College in New York in 2009. While his work is often described as “contemporary surrealism”, he prefers to define it as “magic 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 the artist.
Alessandra Carosi (born in 1984 in Italy) is a visual artist whose practice is mainly centred on the photographic medium, nourished by a plastic approach. Combining photography with psychology, she investigates the way in which subtle and immaterial elements such as empathy and emotions meet and dialogue with each other. In the course of her research, the artist tries to go beyond the limits of the medium by bringing out three-dimensional aspects that allow her to transcend the photographic surface.
Hector Castells Matutano's work is built on a kind of visual ecology based on the collection of images he produces or finds. He works with these images to produce the beginnings of narratives and visual experiences, changing them through collage, text, installation and colorization. He thus seeks to combine, without corrupting them, the issues of abstraction (lines, colors, shapes and lights) and the documentary type image (archives, found images, photographic diary). This research is for him the means to question the otherness, to think the articulation of the difference. It allows him to reconsider the question of the collective and the relationship to the other, within real or perceptive spaces.
Marion Catusse (born in 1991 in Paris) lives and works in Paris. She graduated in 2014, from the superior cycle of Plastic Arts of the École de Condé. “Starting from the natural stone that served as a guide to Man in his understanding of reality, Marion Catusse’s experiments allow the deployment of a completely different relationship to the world, enabled by the production of works whose appearance borrows from the characteristics and properties of the mineral world but which contain their own reality.” (Text by Lisa Toubas.)
Elliott Causse (born in 1992 in Paris) graduated from the Ecole des 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).
As a video artist, he creates immersive installations and frescoes in situ, as well as experimental short films inspired by the urban environment.
Mathilde Cazes (born in 1991 in Toulouse) is an artist who graduated from the Beaux-Arts de Paris in 2021. She lives and works between Paris and Finistère. Photographer and sculptor, Mathilde Cazes asks through her works "the same question, by diverted ways: how to inhabit the Earth today? Her work constantly oscillates between the melancholy of potential disappearances, and a passionate defense of the living." (extract from a text by Camille Paulhan, critic).
Marielle Chabal (born in Paris in 1988) has, after studying literature and political sciences, entered the Beaux-Arts de Paris. She creates futuristic fictions that 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.
Born in 1990, artist Antoine Chapon has presented his work at the ZKM|Karlsruhe (2019), the Centre Pompidou (2020) and the Venice Architecture Biennale (2021). In 2021, he becomes one of the Berlinale Talents. His first film My Own Landscapes won the prize for best short film at the Visions du Réel festival (2020). It was selected in many festivals like Sundance (2021) and Telluride (2021). In 2023 it was selected for the César in the category Short Documentary Film.
Gregory Chatonsky (born in 1971 in Paris) is a French-Canadian artist, pioneer of the Netart with the foundation of Incident.net (1994). In 2003, he became interested in the themes of ruins and the materiality of digital flows until the extinction of the human species. In 2009, he ventured into the world of AI, which became over the years an object of research and creation, followed by a seminar at the ENS Paris on artificial imagination. He has exhibited at the Palais de Tokyo, the Centre Pompidou, the MOCA in Taipei, the Museum of Moving Image, the Hubei Wuhan Museum, etc.
Salomé Chatriot (born in 1995 in Paris) graduated from the École Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne. Her 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
Lou Chenivesse (born in 1994 in Paris) grew up in France, Egypt, and Syria. A visual artist and scenographer, she graduated from the national diploma of plastic expression with honors. 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.
The work of Taisiia Cherkasova (born in 1991 in Dnipro, Ukraine) is mainly in the form of paintings, bringing together oil, pastel and acrylic ink. More and more, the frames are disappearing for sculptural formats which increase the pigments on new dimensions. The subjects she evokes come from both her personal experience and her fascination for the forms of duality present in human beings. Metamorphosis, a major theme for her, allows her to construct strange characters and scenes which bring us back to our own human condition with finesse.
Artist and designer, graduated from the Boulle school in 2017, Pia Chevalier leaves room for total spontaneity in her creative process and the composition of her pieces. Her love for raw materials encourages her to constantly transform them in order to create unique pieces. Focused on everyday objects, her obsession is to give solemnity to these objects in order to make them endearing. She thus gives birth to disproportionate, funny sculptures, often inspired by the culinary universe.
Gaelle Choisne (born in 1985) lives and works between Paris and Berlin.
Sensitive to contemporary issues, her practice takes into account the complexity of the world, its political and cultural disorder, whether it be the overexploitation of nature, its resources or the vestiges of colonial history, where esoteric Creole traditions, myths and popular cultures are mixed.
Her projects are conceived as ecosystems of sharing and collaboration, pockets of "resistance" where new possibilities are created.
Boris Chouvellon (born in 1980 in Saint-Étienne) graduated from Villa Arson in Nice, and later from the École des Beaux-Arts de Marseille. He explores urban space and its periphery. His work questions modernity by carrying out poetic constructive experimentations in the traces of its ruins.
Diane Chéry (born in 1993 in Suresnes) is a visual artist, painter and choreographer.
She graduated from the Ecole Estienne, the Arts Décoratifs de Strasbourg and the Beaux-Arts de Paris, with the Congratulations of the jury in 2020. She trained in Emmanuelle Huynh's performance workshop and with dancers from Alwin Nikolais' company. An exchange at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago allowed her to develop the practice of weaving and the creation of costumes. Her work opens up a plural space and offers a visual experience of colour in movement.
Pierre Clement was born in 1981 in France. He lives and works between Paris and Bordeaux. He is represented by the Valeria Cetraro Gallery.
After graduating from the ESA des Pyrenees, Pierre Clement has been awarded numerous prizes and grants, including, in 2013 and 2016, the Individual Aid to Creation from the DRAC Région Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrenees. In 2014, he was selected for the 59th Salon de Montrouge and the following year, he won the Mezzanine Sud Prize (Les Abattoirs, FRAC Midi-Pyrénées). In 2017, as part of his residency at the Lieu Commun art space (Toulouse, France), he is a finalist for the Grand Prix Occitanie d'Art Contemporain and is selected, the same year, for the 67th edition of Jeune Création (exhibition in July 2017 at the Galerie Thaddeus Ropac, Pantin). In 2019, he is the winner of the production aid and the Coup de Cœur Prize, Mécènes du Sud, Montpellier-Sète. The same year, he was awarded the individual aid for creation, Ministry of Culture, DRAC Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France.
Chloé Clément was born and lives in Paris. She is a screenwriter and director and is currently developing a documentary film on post-traumatic stress that occurred in the survivors of the November 13, 2015 attacks – a reflection on loss, mourning, death. At the same time, she is the president of the association Force de Coriolis, which organizes writing workshops with young people who have dropped out of school.
Thomas Collinet (born in 1990) is a French artist, editor and curator based in Paris. He participates in the creation of the scenography of several audiovisual productions such as fan club by Vincent Ravalec. In 2018 he founded the publishing house Firstlaid with Zoe Sylvestre and Jesse Wallace, with the ambition to put forward the young artistic scene. In 2021 he imagined with Jesse Wallace under the impulse of POUSH the exhibition Global PoolClub reflecting the last two years spent in the POUSH’s workshops.
Anne Commet (born in 1970 in Rueil Malmaison) works with painting and photography through the print and video practice as painting in motion. Her work relates to the experience of landscape. Through wandering, this experience becomes a journey through space, time and our deepest sensations. For the artist, questioning the values of experience is to seek to understand why a place is important or what memory we keep of a moment. It is thus to explore our relation to the world and to time in particular through what persists by the trace.
Caroline Corbasson (born in 1989 in Saint-Étienne) graduated with honors from the Beaux-Arts de Paris in 2013. Her 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.
Anne Corté creates shows as if she were preparing surprises.
She starts the performance with baroque and sportive sociological collages. This is followed by a score of passers-by, a vertical chain reaction of rope workers, a duet with a live turkey, a hundred versions of a jackass poetess, a ghost ball.
She has been performing "Autokèn - autotune tragedy" since 2019 and is preparing a new chemistry piece, scheduled to premiere in 2023.
Elena Costelianen (born in 1979 en Romania) 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, allowing the spectator to fully experience an invitation to the elsewhere.
Max Coulon was born in 1994 in Strasbourg and lives in Paris. He works in the workshops of Poush in Aubervilliers. He is represented by the Romero Paprocki Gallery in France and by the Nosbaum Reding Gallery in Luxembourg and Belgium. He graduated from the Beaux Arts de Paris in 2021, after spending three years in Stephan Balkenhol's studio at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Karlsruhe.
Mainly sculptural although also photographic and olfactory, the work of Morgan Courtois defends a return to an aesthetic inspired by the craft, the camp and the baroque. Courtois was born in Abbeville, France in 1988 and lives and works in Paris. He received the Meurice Prize in 2017 and joined the Rijksakademie (Amsterdam) in 2018. His work has recently been shown at the Musée d'art Moderne de la ville de Paris, the Pernod Ricard Foundation and the Zadkine Museum in Paris or at the Dubai World Expo or Townhouse in Cairo, Egypt.
Paul Créange (born in 1987) graduated from the 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. His 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.
Diane Dal-Pra (born in 1991, in Périgueux) graduated with a degree in design and a diplôme supérieur d’arts appliqués with honors. She works predominantly on large canvases giving a monolithic stature to her sculptural figures that are formed from an assortment of objects and bodily forms. Her compositions of varying textures and translucencies appear at the same time both three-dimensional and monumental yet also flat and one-sided.
Justine Daquin is an exhibition curator. Her research is related to liquid and liminal territories, language and the preservation of marginalized voices. Her hybrid practice leads her to create programs thought out over time (such as Out.of.the.blue.map, from 2018 to 2021), mixing work production, exhibitions and publishing. Her new research, Tales of Old Women, was recently integrated into WE ARE OCEAN, an official United Nations project contributing to the decade of ocean sciences.
Corentin Darré (born in 1996) graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure d’Arts de Paris-Cergy in 2020. 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 its relationship to love, sex, and violence.
Marlon de Azambuja
Marlon de Azambuja (born in 1978 in Porto Alegre, Brazil) 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.
Sylvain Debelfort is a designer. Juggling notions such as the banal and the sacred, the absurd and the sublime, his production plays with opposites. His objects oscillate between industrial projects, self-productions, or sculptural objects. Materials and techniques of diverse origins meet, embrace, oppose each other. His objects play with shapes and ambiguous aesthetics to make a hook to our good taste to propose an elsewhere. They are a step aside, a way of crossing.
Artist, sentimentalist painter and animal ceramist, founder of the modeling agency Mannequin Madelaine, the work of Cyril Debon (born in 1987 in Bruges) is an exercise in eclecticism, in search of the best ways to evoke universal emotions such as love, or melancholy. He elaborates his own imagery of Epinal where art history, children's books and B-movie archetypes are reconciled. His production crosses the register of artistic genres like a pawn on a goose game board.
Angélique De Chabot
Born in 1988, a graduate of ESARM, Angélique assembles organic materials and integrates ceramics into her work. Her themes are animals and the sacred. In 2018, her exhibition Surgissant du Nadir at Malromé Castle, features a monumental goddess beast. Recently, his giant and mystical masks feed his bestiary for his project Meute, in procession in the public space for the Aix-en-Provence Biennial, during Art-O-rama in Marseille and in resonance with the Lyon Biennale.
Bryce Delplanque's (b. 1993) work does not come with a set of instructions. There are no rules for viewing his paintings, they come from intuition. These images have a strong connection to nostalgia as an incessant surge that becomes the driving force behind painting. His paintings of postcards, newspaper clippings and found photo memories are linked to a form of nostalgia, standing for privation, not regret. In substance, Bryce Delplanque's work questions the physicality of the media and motifs used, the relationship between text and image, and the potential of technical images in the apprehension of representation.
Judith Deschamps (born in 1986) studied 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). Exploring materials provided by language, the body and digital technologies, her work revolves around the relationship between humanity and technology.
Margaux Desombre (born in 1988 in Neuilly-sur-Seine) graduated from the Ecole 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. 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.
For Antonin Detemple (born in 1990 in Strasbourg), the choice is made not to modify the state of things too much, but simply to reproduce them, to transport them from their native context into another. In the multiple forms that his work takes - sculptures, installations, still or animated images, editions - the logic is that moving a subject is already making it evolve. A tinkerer of fantasy, he sees in every form the evidence of a historical movement and perceives in it correlations to be dismantled.
The work of Hugo Deverchère (born in 1988 in Lyon) attempts to propose a set of experiences that are as many ways to question and evaluate our relationship to the world. Whether it is using narratives, collected data, captured, fabricated or simply found images, his research uses processes of modeling, transposition or conversion and functions by going back and forth between past and future, memory and anticipation.
Marie De Villepin
Born in 1986 in Washington DC, Marie de Villepin grew up in the United States and India. In 2005 she settled in New York and later in Los Angeles, where she developed various music projects before devoting herself entirely to painting. After participating in several group exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles and Beijing, she had her first solo exhibition "New Creatures" in 2019, marking her return to Paris. After an exhibition at Galerie Charraudeau entitled "The Lost Weekend" in 2022, she was sponsored by Anselm Kiefer to participate in the Prix Marin. Her last solo exhibition "Murmurations" can be viewed till March 2023 at Villepin Gallery in Hong Kong. Her work, which focuses on oil painting, deeply resonating with her time, oscillates between figuration and abstraction.
Julien Discrit (born in 1978 in Epernay) graduated from the École d’art et design de Reims. 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.
Valentina Dotti (born in 1987 in Chiari, Italy) studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti SantaGiulia and at the Beaux-Arts de Clermont Métropole. 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.
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.
Emmanuelle Ducrocq (born in Morocco in 1969) arrived in Paris at the age of 17. She successively studied drawing, theater at Paris VIII and then landscape at the École Nationale Supérieure du Paysage de Versailles. A common denominator imposes itself and becomes the main subject of her research as a visual artist: space and by extension what links us to places. Her career oscillates between the realization of in situ creations in residence in France and abroad and a research in the studio where introspection questions her obsessions: the vertical and the horizontal, the opening and the closing, the repetition and the piling up, through symbolic elements such as the wall, the door, the circle and the chair as well as the objects she stages. In 2019, she graduated from the École Nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris.
Vadim Dumesh (born in 1984) 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 at Sciences Po Paris. Originally from Latvia, he cultivates a transdisciplinary approach and is studying the potential of co-creation practices, which he develops in his dissertation, The documentary author 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 in Tourcoing.
Margot Duvivier graduated from the École des Beaux-Arts de Lyon. Independent graphic designer who specializes in editorial design, 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.
Charlotte El Moussaed
Charlotte EL Moussaed graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris in 2013 and from the Documentary School of Lussas in 2020. During professional experiences of exhibitions and residencies she developed subjects that are now part of her body of work: translation, reflection on oral and visual languages and the issue of bodies in the image, both in film and photography. The questioning of the portrait and human presence are issues that deeply motivate her.
Justine Emard, artist, explores the new relationships between our existences and technology. By combining different image technologies, she sets her work in a flow combining robotics, neuroscience, organic life and artificial intelligence. Her work is exhibited in France and abroad. In 2020, she is in residence at the ZKM, Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe, and she is the laureate of the national photographic commission "IMAGE 3.0" of the CNAP in partnership with the Jeu de Paume, in Paris. In 2022, she is in residence at the Observatoire de l'Espace, cultural laboratory of the CNES and guest artist-teacher at the Fresnoy, national studio of contemporary arts.
Andrew Erdos is a multi-disciplinary artist and designer working between Paris and Brooklyn. He has exhibited internationally at venues including: Le Mobilier national
Paris, Museum of Arts and Design NYC, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art (Kansas City), Orlando Art Museum, Oklahoma City Museum of Art; Corning Museum of Glass, State Hermitage Museum, Deitch Projects (Art Parade), Hunterdon Art Museum, Nerman Museum, National Center for Contemporary Art Moscow, and le Palais-Royale Paris.
Alexandre Erre (born in 1990 in Nouméa) studied at the École d’Art et de 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. His work revolves around the island of his birth, New Caledonia, and more generally around processes of exoticization, racialization, gentrification, domination, or cultural hierarchization.
Yoann Estevenin (born in 1992 in Cagnes-sur-Mer) graduated from the Beaux-Arts de Paris with honors and he was awarded the Prix des Amis des Beaux-Arts in 2018. Between fascination for the strange and festive rituals, his work advocates a vision of contemporary drawing resolutely placed on the side of the living and the vibrant.
Alexandre Fandard defines himself as a visual artist of the living arts. Painter, performer and choreographer of Afro-Caribbean origin. He draws his raw and radical force from the disorder of the body and the world. He perceives the World as a common flesh, an old wall, a place of memory, an old skin that trembles, similar to our body, the one that inexorably brings us back to face our presence in the world. His works, with their dark and luminously poetic charm, are an exploration through the body and the material of the vertigo of "nature", of this reality in perpetual movement, of this trembling of relations, at the same time chaos and immeasurable source of creation.
Julian Farade (born in 1986 in Paris) lives and works in Paris. He is interested in popular arts and crafts. Whether he paints them, draws them, weaves them, engraves them, Julian Farade's fantastic animals are everywhere, swarming, overflowing. An embroidery stitch that he invented himself allows him to transpose his animal pictorial vocabulary into wool. The debacle of his canvases and notebooks gives way to a more tedious and meditative work.
Camilla Farina (born in 1984 in Paris) graduated from Villa Arson in Nice in 2010. 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.
After a first career in architecture, Anna Farouche (born in 1987 in Vanves) learnt cabinetmaking at the École Boulle. Creating a dialogue between tradition and the digital world and questioning abstraction, action and time, her graphic and colorimetric research is expressed through marquetry frescoes and unique pieces of furniture with an animal and poetic language.
Samuel Fasse’s (born in 1995 in Paris) 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. Through this multiform and collaborative approach, he establishes a dialogue with different actors close to the most eclectic profiles – dancers, composers, developers, researchers – expressed in several artistic forms such as performance, installation, or sculptures.
In her work, Adélaïde Feriot (born in 1985 in Libourne) 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.
Émilie Ferré is a self-taught artist. Her work is rooted in the study and understanding of the elements, both microscopic and macroscopic, of the world around her. The extrapolation of the invisible introduced her to an almost cathartic process, which led her to create her own interpretation of the origin and the processes 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.
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.
Deborah Fischer (born in 1992 in Paris) graduated from ENSAAMA in Textile Design and from the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris. For several years, she has been collecting "almost nothings", those elements that have lost their usefulness but that keep in them a plastic and emotional charge. Through this approach, there is a questioning around the environment, the trace that we leave there. By constituting her own "Archaeology of the present", as close as possible to the issues of our society, she also tries to detect the spirit of a place, real or virtual, and to create from what it tells us.
Born in 1984, Faye Formisano graduated from E.S.A.A Duperré in textile design and from Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains. Artist and director, she explores in her work at the crossroads of drawing, textile and cinema, the border of identities through fantastic figures. Inspired by science, dance and literature, she draws from the idea of the monster a principle of metamorphosis that questions the notion of the link between humans and their environment. Combining old and new technologies, her films, drawings and immersive textile installations (VR) are presented in film festivals in France and internationally (Sundance, GIFF in Geneva, Guanajato, Mostra de Sao Paulo, Clermont-Ferrand, Etrange Festival). Her work is also present in various art centers and galleries (CAC Geneva, MBDK Leipzig, Paraédolie Marseille, M.E.P Paris, Gr_und Berlin,). She is currently pursuing a thesis in research-creation at the University of Lille and Fresnoy on the use and functions of the veil in cinema as a manifestation of troubled identities, recently presented at the Gaîté Lyrique.
John Fou (in 1983 in Les Lilas) is a multidisciplinary artist. 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.
Max Fouchy (born in 1988 in Grasse) 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 created the workshops “Le Lance-Pierre” with other artists, within the Salvation Army.
After three years of studies at the École Olivier de Serres, Clédia Fourniau (born in 1992 in Paris) graduated from l’Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Paris. She 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.
Henri Frachon conducts fundamental research on the birth of the most elementary forms and is particularly interested in the hole. It is by digging and drilling that he seeks to better understand the essence of this mysterious and vital element. Sculptor born in 1986 in Corsica and raised in Tahiti, he graduated from ENSCI-les Ateliers in 2019 and from Arts et Métiers in 2010. He was a winner of Audi Talents in 2020 and of Villa Noailles in 2021. His work has been exhibited at the Palais de Tokyo, the Picasso Museum in Vallauris, and the Fiminco Foundation.
Bérangère Fromont (born in 1975 in Martigues) is a French artist photographer. Intimate, collective and literary references, documentary and staging, are mixed and articulated around the central notion of her work, the notion of resistance. She focuses on what is undefined or incomplete, fragile, and in between. At the same time disappearance and appearance. Between ruins and revolution.
g. olmo stuppia
g. olmo stuppia (born in 1991 in Milan) is both an artist and an author. He trained in Barcelona, Paris, and Venice (IUAV University of Visual Arts). Through sculpture, video, writing, performance, and installation, his research takes shape in the creation of works and projects penetrated by his fascination for control devices, eroticism, alchemy, and desire as well as for the archaeological fragment.
Bruno Gadenne's (born in 1990 in Cavaillon) work is about landscape and nature. Travels around the world and the gouaches and photographs he brings back are the source of his work. In his oil painting, he tries to create an unusual dimension, a tension. Through a work on the luminous atmosphere, he establishes a double game between wonder and feeling of "disturbing strangeness". A calmness that conceals an underlying wound, a search for the sublime.
Trained as a graphic designer, Giada (born in Ivrea, Italy, in 1988 - lives and works in Paris) uses drawing to invite reflection and allow people to feel understood and comforted beyond language barriers. Her research pushes the sign to its simplest form and mixes it with different materials to allow it to enter the daily life of everyone, at the scale of the house as well as the city. Since 2020, she has been imagining designs that rotate endlessly on François Bonnot's ceramics and objects, as the Ideal Office. Bureau Idéal creates objects that tell stories and open up the everyday to reverie and contemplation. The relationship between form and setting is central and one relies on the other to exist: stories unfold on the surface of the objects and revolve around them - without beginning or end.
Laura Garcia Karras
Laura Garcia Karras (born in 1988 in Les Lilas) 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 moulding of a living form, vegetal or animal, whose imprint travelled through time to find itself in her hand.
Hector Garoscio strives for an aesthetic ideal based on an appreciation of beauty experienced as a dynamic and interactive event; a modified state of consciousness, a moment of poetry and grace. Intuitively, he has come closer to the surface, its reflections and its parallel dimension. As full as flat, it hides an abyss of interpretations, a true ground of imaginary. Like a threshold, it marks the physical transition between two worlds, two potentials.
Marion Artense Gely
Marion Artense Gély (born in 1995 in Montluçon) graduated from the École d’Arts de Paris-Cergy in 2020. She investigates ancestral rituals through their traces and spaces, collaborating with various artists, researchers and scientists. Her work spans painting, photography and installation.
Gerard & Kelly
Gerard & Kelly is a duo formed by Brennan Gerard and Ryan Kelly since 2003. They have been living and working in Paris since 2018. Their work addresses issues of sexuality, memory, and the formation of queer consciousness in particular to bring forth an interrogation of personal, intimate, and political space. The artists have developed an artistic identity on the border of dance and visual arts. Their multidisciplinary practice, between installation and performance, integrates video, writing, drawing and sculpture.
Quentin Germain, born in 1987, grew up and lived part of his life abroad, notably in Brazil, the former Yugoslavia and 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 the studio of James Rielly. Fascinated by archaeology and German romantic painting, he is imbued with the aesthetics of the sublime, perpetuated in the work of Gerhard Richter or Anselm Kiefer, painters who have greatly influenced him. More broadly, cinema and scientific imagery are other essential sources of inspiration for him. His work unfolds through several mediums: painting, sculpture, drawing and installation. Since 2016, his research focuses on ruin and the passage of Time, through series of landscapes and objects that question the duality between natural and artificial. Whether in his paintings painted on oxidized steel, or in his concrete sculptures immersed in the open sea, technique dialogues with living matter, figurative order with natural chaos.
Rotem Gerstel was born in Israel in 1988. She currently lives and works in Paris. Her multidisciplinary artistic practice varies between sculpture, video, installation, drawing and sound. She is a graduate of the BFA Ceramics and Glass Department at the Bezalel Academy of Art in Jerusalem, the Audiovisual Department (VAV) at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam and the European Postgraduate Program in Sound Arts at the KASK Academy of Art in Ghent. Rotem Gerstel (born in Israel in 1988) 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. Her multidisciplinary artistic practice spans sculpture, video, installation, drawing and sound.
Gia & Gia Studio is a creative studio based in Paris, combining strategic consulting, artistic direction, creation of images and spaces. A duo of two brothers, Raphaël (born in 1991 in Paris) and Laurent (born in 1987 in Paris) 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. They intriduce new formats of exhibitions, documentations and collaborations for artists, designers, publishers and fashion designers with whom they share a common aesthetic and vision.
Beya Gille Gacha
Beya Gille Gacha (born in 1990 in Paris to a Cameroonian mother and a French father) is a multidisciplinary artist. 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.
Marine Giraudo (born in 1991 in Paris) is a photographer and collagist. She graduated from Ecal in 2017. In a world bathed daily in images, it can be difficult to stand out with a singular visual identity. And yet, Marine Giraudo has managed to anchor herself in the era of time by using antithetical mediums but with equally impactful effects. The image is her domain. She began by creating universes using virtual reality. If technological innovation has allowed her to realize many collaborations, it is on the contrary by returning to 2D and existing material that she flourishes today. From textures, shapes and colors of the images she selects or photographs, she imagines collages and recomposes a whole new visual universe, alternating commissions for the fashion world and personal creations.
Antoine Goldet (born in 1992 in Paris) studied anthropology and politics at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London, before pursuing an MA in video journalism at
Columbia University in New York. He has worked as an investigative journalist in the US for the Marshall Project and Reveal, and made his first short documentary film in 2015 in Cuba for the Miami Herald. In 2018, with director Dea Gjinovci, he founded Amok Films, a documentary production house that believes in a free, creative, and engaged documentary creation space.
Célia Gondol (born in 1985 in Grenoble), 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 artist places at the heart of her approach.
Corinna Gosmaro (1987) is an Italian artist who lives and works in Paris. Her work reflects on the timeless characteristics of the human being intended as a cultural and global entity. She is interested to highlight how most of the gaps related to our understanding are due to the difficulty to go out of the cognitive paradigm and how the latter pushes us constantly to experience through a sort of narration which not necessarily coincides with the reality itself. In 2020 she is the recipient of the Italian Fellowship at the American academy in Rome and in 2021 she is resident at the Fondation Fiminco. She has exhibited her work in numerous exhibitions in Italy and abroad.
Cecilia Granara (born in 1991 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia) is Italian and 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.
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. During those years, he started to exhibit his photographs in multiple independent collective exhibitions. His work has been published in i-D, Vogue, Paper Magazine, Avant Arte, Purple, among others.
Alice Grenier Nebout
Alice Grenier Nebout is French-Canadian, 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.
The work of Jérôme Grivel (born in 1985 in Mulhouse, graduated from the Villa Arson in Nice in 2010) develops a critical reflection exploring the entangled, sensory, physical and spatial relationships between situations, environments and bodies, and the social, political and psychological states they entail. Declined on the performative mode, his practice unfolds through different disciplines and threads of thought (sculptures, drawings, architectural projects, performances, videos).
Angèle Guerre (born in 1988 in Paris) graduated from the Ecole des 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.
Pauline Guerrier (born in 1990 in Clamart) shares her time between various workshops in Italy, Maghreb, Portugal or Chili. 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, she confronts the knowledge of yesterday with the world of today and of tomorrow.
Raphaël Guez (born in 1996 in Paris) 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.
Juan Gugger (Dean Funes, 1986) is an Argentinian artist living and working in Paris. He works generating site-specific situations, sculpture, writing, drawing, photography, and video. Gugger’s work explores the subconscious domain of habits and assumptions he considers invisible forces shaping the world. Much of his work hack these unconscious aspects in architecture, globalization, technology, and their relationships with the non-human nature.
Self-taught, Cyrielle Gulacsy (born in 1994 in Paris region) focuses on drawing and painting. 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.
The work of Pascal Hachem (Lebanese born in 1979) involves actions of displacement. These are real actions, not videos, made either by the artist himself or by objects he sets up. He is inspired by aspects of everyday life in the city, which tend to contextualize his way of thinking and influence his work in an unconscious way that he cannot escape. He does not impose any rules on himself, but rather is driven to produce by a single impressionable time.
Dhewadi Hadjab (born in 1992 in M’Sila, Algeria) graduated from the École supérieure des beaux-Arts d’Alger, the École d’Art de Bourges and the Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Paris. He is represented by the Kamel Mennour gallery. Surprising and disconcerting, the paintings of Dhewadi Hadjab are of intriguing beauty. Photography and pictorial practice are both at the center of his work.
Mariana Hahn (born in Schwäbisch Hall, Germany) 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.
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). 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.
After studying photography at the Azad University of Tehran, which taught him the role of photography during the Iran-Iraq war, Arash Hanaei (born in 1978 in Tehran, Iran) developed a practice combining mediums and techniques. 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.
Charles Hascoët (born in 1985 in Paris) is a painter. His work, tinged with nostalgia, strives to weave links between onirism and academism. From still life to underwater compositions, he tells his story in chapters. Since his graduation from the Beaux-Arts, he tries to assert a completely personal direction devoid of compromise. He has been collaborating since 2019 with Superzoom with whom he has exhibited in Paris and Miami, is represented since 2020 by Dumonteil Gallery in Asia, and since 2021 by New Galerie. Charles lives and works in Paris and New York.
Paul Heintz (born in 1989 in Saint-Avold, France), gratuated from the Beaux-Arts de Nancy, Arts Décoratifs de Paris and Le Fresnoy, studio national des arts contemporains. His eld of action is a bizarre set of cases where what is real is largely imbued with fiction, and where social normativity also makes its weight entirely felt. There is an inherent toxicity to imagination and fiction when they combine their approval of the social norm, as is the case with storytelling for example. From there, Paul Heintz enters the logic of fiction, takes it further and lets through redeeming current.
Most of the works conceived by Ibai Hernandorena can accept this reading: the creation of spaces for speech, spaces for meeting - not in the sense that speech or meeting are possible in them, but rather in that the works themselves activate them, arouse them, open up a space as if dedicated to them. They are, so to speak, the houses, the living homes, where there can be the other.
Maria Ibanez Lago
Maria Ibanez Lago (born in 1960 in Buenos Aires) has participated and launched collective artistic projects, within which she also served as curator. She 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.
Juan Ignacio Lopez
Born in 1990 in Buenos Aires Argentina, he grew up in Bolivia and then moved to France for his studies, he obtained his DNSEP with congratulations of the jury at the ESAD of REIMS. Currently resident at Poush manifesto. Juan Ignacio Lopez arrived in France at the age of 18. After such a radical change of scenery, Ignacio tries by all means to recompose his daily life through painting. Often dealing with subjects related to time, memory and perception. Beyond the attentional aspect of his aesthetics, he follows an organic principle in all his creative steps. From the preparation of a parasitic matter to its taking on the support. Ignacio's creative process is articulated between his studio, the garden, memories, the exploration of potential spaces until the exhibition. During the hanging, he makes the piece interact with its light environment, this moment being an integral part of the process. Besides painting, he experiments in his studio-laboratory with different fermentation processes.
Lev Ilizirov (born in 1979 in Russia) emigrated to Israel in 1996. After studying at the Bezalel Academy of Arts in Jerusalem, he chose to focus on documentary photography. The incorporeal message and the abstraction of the world were the main aims of his work then. At the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Amsterdam, 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.
Clara Imbert ( born in 1994), graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2017. Her approach consists of an exploration of the relationships between the notions of reality and illusion, space and perspective, the object itself and the observer. She draws on physical, mathematical and philosophical theories to experiment with different materialities and thus unravel intangible ideas. She studies the invisible to reveal new dimensions. Her research leads to the realization of projects that can take various forms such as photography, sculpture and installation.
The work of the duo Irma Name (Hélène Deléan and Clément Caignart) has consisted since 2016 in setting up collective or participatory projects, questioning the ambiguous role of politics and pedagogy in their artistic practice, as in art in general. Because collaboration and improvisation are empirically at the heart of production methods in film, theater and performance, Irma Name sees these different mediums as privileged tools to give shape to her speculative narratives.
Born in Guernsey 1989. Isaac Lythgoe is a sculptor and writer, he studied painting at the Royal College of Art, London (2014.) Repurposing ideas from narrative and storytelling traditions, his work is an open-ended discussion of prospective technologies and how they might influence our future societal structures. Ethics, romance and mortality serve as fluctuating, narrative arcs - vehicles to mediate a research practice, which considers the integration of synthetic and biological systems as the most prescient grounds for changes and challenges to the human experience. In practice these ideas are approached both conceptually and materially; works appear as stories, playing out in a blend of symbolic organic materials and new media techniques, the handmade and the machined in continual flux.
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?
Ellande Jaureguiberry (born in 1985 in Paris) is a sculptor and illustrator who 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.
Ángela Jiménez Durán
Ángela Jiménez Durán (born in 1996 in Madrid) graduated from the Paris-Cergy School of Art in 2019. She lives and works between Paris and Madrid. Her research in installation and sculpture is related to the written word, proposing fictions that explore uncertain futures. As if it were a story, she declines characters, which can be ghosts or objects, places or events. Each exhibition is constructed as a space inhabited by these spectral presences, or absences.
Michel Jocaille works with sculptures and installations of various scales, mostly composed of material combinations with a camp aesthetic - which emphasizes artificiality and its exaggeration by reverberating in a theatrical extravagance. The artist is interested in questions relating to identity constructions by incorporating references to the cult of the body, the notion of fluidity and hybridization. The works that he produces testify to a formal and theoretical research aiming to blur the hierarchies between discourses, to overturn the nomenclatures and the imaginary representations. It is thus that unfolds within the step of the artist a reflection on the referential and authoritative systems which found the identity constructions.
Livia Johann (born in 1986 in Paris) graduated from ENSBA Lyon and HEAD Geneva. She is a member of the Rotolux collective. She develops a practice of sculpture and performance, using materials referring to the universe of the building site, implying a total engagement of the body. She questions the economy of artists and develops production systems, using traditional sculpture as well as edible material.
Born in 1986, Olivier Jonvaux is a graduate of the ENSBA - École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Lyon and the Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains. He has been invited to various residencies and artistic institutions in France and abroad. His work has been exhibited at the Palais de Tokyo, the LAM - Villeneuve-d'Ascq, the Musée d'art moderne de Saint-Étienne, Basis Frankfurt, the CEAAC Strasbourg, the Bazaar Compatible Program in Shanghai. His films have been presented at SESIFF in Seoul, ISFF in Clermont-Ferrand, Instants Vidéos in Marseille, Pavillon Sicli in Geneva. His work has been exhibited at the Salon Jeune Création and has received various awards including the Ateliers d'art de la Réunion des musées nationaux, the AIA and the AIC of the DRAC Île de France, or the Chantiers de la création at Mains d'Œuvres. His work covers different mediums, from sculptural to multimedia, drawing on fields as varied as philosophy and comics.
Saija Alexandra Kangasniemi
Saija Alexandra Kangasniemi is a Finnish visual artist. She has graduated from Aalto University in Finland. She works through the mediums of performance art and visual art, often exploring the notions of consciousness, presence and concentration. She is interested in participatory and collective working methods, and creating bodily practices that can open new relations with the environment and other beings.
After studying at EM Lyon and ESMOD Paris, which led her to undertake a six-month initiation journey in Asia, Solène Kerlo (born in 1990 in Suresnes) decided, at age 30, to pursue her childhood passion, which she had neglected for too long: painting. Using an earthy and textured palette, she 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.
Tilhenn Klapper (b. 1994, Vermont, USA) is a visual artist and choreographer with degrees from the Beaux-Arts de Paris (MFA Atelier Danse Emmanuelle Huynh), Sciences Po Paris (MA Political Ecology), and Vassar College in NY (BA Philosophy). She is interested in the forms and practices linking humans to the invisible and the sacred in pre-modernity, and what they do to the noeliberal scheme. Her works are ways of keeping in touch with the embedded memories and hallucinations that the earth holds.
Léa Klein learnt drawing at the Lycée Estienne. She then entered the Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Paris, where she discovered sculpture in Giuseppe Penone’s workshop. 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
Sarah Knill-Jones' (born in 1969 in London) work investigates the human figure and its propensity for the monstrous as well as the power of abstract gesture to create a visceral response to the world. Often inspired by the relationship between humans and nature, she seeks to provoke reflection on the duality of our relationship to our environment. She explores the expressive links between the substance of painting and the body through painting, photography, monotype, video, and collaborative projects.
Victoria Kosheleva (born in 1989 in Moscow) graduated from the Moscow State University named after Surikov, Department of Monumental Painting in 2012. She studied at Parsons in New York, in the department of design, and at the “Free Workshops” of the Moscow Museum of Modern Art. She works in the genre of figurative painting, often using surrealistic elements.
Born in 1995, Gabrielle Kourdadzé grew up in Paris in a French-Georgian family. She graduated in 2019 from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris. Her work revolves around the mediums of ink drawing and oil painting, and deals with the representation of the body and its inscription in the social space. She is also a musician (piano, accordion and singing), and her plastic works are combined with sound installations.
The practice of Emma Kovo (born in 2000 in Paris) gravitates around the imprint through different techniques of collage, photogram, and printing, such as engraving or silk screen. The intention is not to keep the trace of existing things but to use as raw material the artist’s own plastic traces, the material that she creates, samples, and diverts. She experiences the ardor of the gesture and of this gesture she keeps a trace which will be transformed, accumulated, saturated, then altered.
Nika Kutateladze was born in 1989, in Tbilisi. He studied on the faculty of Architecture at the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts between 2007 – 2011. In 2013 he graduated an informal master’s course at the Centre of Contemporary Art, Tbilisi (CCA-T). The majority of the artworks comprise installations and sculptures, reflecting day-to-day consumerism and different environmental issues. His later artistic utterances challenge the transformative process of architectural spaces and urban environment, in general.
Hélène Labadie is an artist and object designer. In ceramics, glass, textile or metal, her creations seem to be caught between two disciplines, at the border of art and design. Largely anthropomorphic, the objects "are directly inspired by film characters" she confides. Her strange and unique objects are close to cartoon characters with which she recreates her own fictions.
Martin Laforêt (born in 1991 in Paris), lives and works in Vernon, France. His work is part of the arte povera aesthetic, but does not follow any precise course of action. Inspired by artisanal know-how and the intelligence of the hand, he likes to handle the ambiguity of industrial construction materials to give them a new nobility. In contrast to the usual practices of design, which often seek to conceal technique for the benefit of aesthetics, he develops a language of deconstruction, or rather he unveils the construction.
Grégoire Laisné (born in 1982 in Tours) graduated from the Ecole des 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.
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.
Antoine Larrera (born in 1992 in Paris) 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.
Fascinated by the physical properties of her favorite materials such as fabric and clay, Lauren Moulle (Born in Paris in 1991) experiments with matter. It is through a series of experiments that the objects reveal themselves, generating textures that are seductive to the touch, inviting manipulation and disturbing our perception of the state of the material. Lauren creates immersive objects that immerse the user in a sensitive experience.
The obsession of Amalia Laurent (born in 1992 in France, of a Javanese mother and a father from Languedoc) with alternative realities has given rise to a body of work - installations, performances, sculptures, dyeings - that create tangible boundaries between real and parallel worlds. She conducts research on the links between architectural arrangements and processional practices at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS).
The work of Vincent Laval (born in 1991 in Gouvieux) is above all that of an artist-walker. If this one materializes physically by sculptures and photographs, the essence is drawn from the attentive observation of the wild through walks in the nature. Mainly in the heart of the forest, because it gathers an immense variety of living and non-living elements, he is in search of markers of balance or, on the contrary, of imbalance of these elements.
Anaïs Lelièvre (1982) has a DNSEP and a PhD. Based on experiences of territories, her drawings restore transversal dynamics and range from ceramics to monumental installations. According to a contextual approach, his work is developed in residencies in France and abroad (Iceland, Brazil, Switzerland, Canada, Portugal, Saudi Arabia...). His works can be found in the collections of the FRAC Picardie, the MASC Museum in Sables d'Olonne, and the Jenisch Museum in Switzerland.
Anouck Lemarquis (born in 1982 in Nîmes) 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/
Le Massi is a Canadian visual artist, musician, and actor, who graduated from Concordia University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, with his major in photography. He is part of two artistic duos – CubeAndre and ejs.lm. He is also one of the founding members of the Montreal-based music group Human Human. His photographs combine elements of poetry, travel, and spontaneity. His work also seeks to connect themes such as tourism, social identity, and cultural sites.
Anaïs Leroy (born in 1985 in Nantes) 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.
Mathilde Lestiboudois, born in 1992, graduated from the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Paris (2017). She also studied at the Universitäte der Kunste, Berlin, in 2016 and was a resident at Casa Velasquez in 2021-2022. Through the medium of painting, Mathilde Lestiboudois represents empty interior spaces. Intermingling architectural fragments and geometric forms, she questions space and its temporal dimension.
Anne Le Troter
Anne Le Troter (1985) is an artist based in Paris who combines sound installation, performance, theater, literature and poetry.
After writing two books, "L'encyclopédie de la matière" and "Claire, Anne, Laurence", she began to work on the place of speech at work. Thus Anne Le Troter invites groups of people such as ASMR artists and telephone interviewers to record with her ("L'appétence", sound piece, 2016 Prize of the Salon de Montrouge and the Palais de Tokyo, "Les mitoyennes" La BF15, 2015, "Liste à puces" Palais de Tokyo, 2017 and "Les silences après une question" at the Institut d'Art Contemporain de Villeurbanne, 2017). Invited by the Pernod Ricard Foundation, the Rennes Biennial, the contemporary art center Le Grand Café in Saint Nazaire, the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas and the Centre Pompidou, the artist then engages other writing cycles around the notion of biography, fiction and utopia around the question of our modes of reproduction. In 2021 she was awarded the Bétonsalon and ADAGP grants (Les Volontaires, pigments-médicaments, Bétonsalon, center d'art et de recherche, 2022), Mondes Nouveaux as well as the Kujoyama villa.
Noémie Lettoli (born in 1993 in the Paris region) graduated from the Beaux-Arts de Paris. Her artistic practice focuses on interactive installations and scenography. Her work, drawing on memory and imagination, continually questions space and its limits. Her approach is based on experimenting with perception. In her installations, she pays particular attention to the present environment and to its harmony, through light and minimalist forms.
Thibault Lucas (born in 1984 in Suresnes) creates, inter alia, 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.
Claire Luna is an art historian and Americanist (North America and Latin America). She is an exhibition curator and art critic. In addition to her interest in non-Western art scenes and those forgotten in history, she seeks to identify what she might identify as a trend or a subject in the contemporary world, often at the crossroads of different fields of study and above all at the mercy of meetings. She recently conceived La rencontre des eaux, a cycle of exhibitions, meetings and performances around water as a political and poetic subject (Cité Internationale des Arts & CNAP). Another important project was the traveling exhibition Sens-Fiction carried out by RF studio (Tripostal & Lieu Unique). She is interested in the idea of displacement - that of the gaze and that of the body - and particularly in wandering and drifting. She is currently working on what she calls the theory of stuttering, the concept of the space between and infiltration as a strategy of struggle or resistance. She is looking for the re-enchantment of our time through poetry, dream, belief or the sacred. Claire Luna is a member of AICA (International Association of Art Critics), CEA (Association Française des Commissaires d'Exposition), of the Jeunes Critiques d'Art collective, of the thinkers' office at POUSH and co-founder of the research laboratory l'Echo du vivant at CAC La traverse. She taught art theory at the University of Paris 8 and joined RADICANTS (2022), the curators' cooperative founded by Nicolas Bourriaud.
Lê Thiên Bảo
Lê Thiên Bảo divides her time between Ho Chi Minh City and Paris. Since 2010, her curatorial practice has been exploring the best ways to promote contemporary art in Southeast Asia by raising awareness and connecting artists and their community. After curating the first contemporary art centre in Vietnam (The Factory) from 2016 to 2019, she structured 'Nổ Cái Bùm', an artist-run art festival in 2020 and 2022. In France, she commissioned several exhibitions, notably with A2Z Art Gallery. In 2023, she co-founded BAQ Gallery in Paris with the aim of creating a dialogue between Southeast Asian and European art practices.
Born in 1992 in Besançon, Denis Macrez graduated from the École Supérieure d'Art de Rennes in 2018. He will be in residence in Reykjavik for two months in 2021, where he will present an exhibition at the SIM gallery. On his return, he exhibited in a duo show with Marguerite Piard at the Chapelle XIV gallery. More recently, the artist was invited by the Fonds de Dotation Verrecchia, for a four-month residency at the Château de la Maye in Versailles. Since then, he has been spotted by the collector's collective CulturFoundry, with whom he will exhibit in October 2022.
Jehane Mahmoud (born in 1988 in Paris) is a Franco- Egyptian artist, who 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. Exile, be it cultural, natural, physical, psychical, or political, is one of the major themes that haunts her work. 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.
Bastien (Born in Tarbes, France, in 1988) combines his technical and artistic background by inking mechanical automatons, whether they be mechanical motors with clock springs, with the use of modern electronics for his pieces. He works in collaboration with other artists to set their creations in motion for store windows or exhibitions.
Demian Majcen (born in 1992 in Saint-Cloud) graduated from Villa Arson and from the Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Paris. He sees his work as a filter through which he can learn and observe the world in the present. He thus leads an open-ended quest, made up of encounters, successes and failures. He transforms artefacts into possible utopias and seeks to give beauty back its purpose, to give the world an end, so that it can begin again.
Olivera Majcen is a Serbian-Croatian artist who grew up with artisan and weaver grandparents who gave her a taste for the intelligence of the hand. After graduating from the Belgrade Fine Arts School in 1984, she participated in several exhibitions as a painter before arriving in Paris in 1991. It is then that she devoted herself to fashion design for ten years. Since 2006, she continues her practice as a painter and set designer between Paris and Belgrade.
François Malingrey lives and works in Paris, after studying in Épinal and Strasbourg. His intriguing and dark universe unfolds through a figurative painting which stages his close relations and his family. His exhibitions are often accompanied by sculptures and painted wood. He has notably collaborated with the Palais de Tokyo, Christie's, the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature and the Lefeuvre & Roze gallery.
Margaux Meyer (born 1998 in Suresnes) graduated from the Beaux-arts de Paris in 2022, from Tim Eitel's studio. Her practice discusses the very nature of pictorial language through a materialist and fluctuating impression. Her thinking is shaped by psychological reactions and sensations that place the body at the center of her representational work. Her practice is articulated around gestural and sensitive elements, resulting in a strong organic tension.
Alix Marie (b.1989 in Bobigny) is a French multidisciplinary artist. She graduated from Central Saint Martins College in 2011 and the Royal College of Art (2014). Recent exhibitions include: Spiritual Urgency, Stedelijk Schiedam (2022), Styx, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg (solo, 2022), Sorsi Di Sale, Ncontemporary, Milan (solo, 2022), Raw, Rembrandthuis, Amsterdam, (2022), Sucer la nuit, Musée des beaux-arts, Le Locle (solo, 2019).
Clémence Mars (born in 1992 in Paris) 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. Visual artist and scenographer, she creates fictional universes based on the imagery of science-fiction, through scenography, light, performance and drawing.
Garance Matton (born in 1992 in Paris) graduated from the Beaux-Arts de Paris. 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. 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.
François Maurin (born 1989 in Paris) graduated from ENSBA in 2013 and also studied at the Kunstakademie der Bildenden in Karlsruhe, Germany. Both a sculptor and a painter, his practice unfolds in different projects that he carries out in parallel. Works to look at or to manipulate, the objects he conceives question us on the possible dialogues between our singular imaginary and the links that weave between us our social practices.
The work of Mathew McWilliams (born in 1973 Vancouver, Canada) 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.
Théodore Melchior, born in 1990, graduated from ESAD in Reims in 2017 and officiated in the Chevaline Corporation collective from 2014 to 2020.
Amazed by modernity and the Gothic, by John Kennedy Toole's The Conjuring of Fools and William Shakespeare's tragedies, Théodore sets out to construct the surreal remains of a grotesque and grandiose society, self-satisfied but lost in advance. To this end, he explores a wide range of media: installation, sculpture, staging, video, writing, publishing and podcasting. Théodore's visual and narrative quest pursues the turpitudes of the contemporary world, between past splendors and foretold catastrophes, with the same dash of humor and romanticism.
The work and research of French-American artist Jan Melka (born in 1995 in Paris), are rooted in abstract expressionism. She creates 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.
Florent Meng lives and works in Aubervilliers. Trained as a photographer, he uses both photographic series and film; both fiction and documentary. Working on frontier terrain as well as in the studio, he develops a vocabulary of plastic gestures in stages, working the documentary style as a speculative tool. His work has been shown at the Musée d'Art Contemporain de Lyon and at the Biennale de l'Image en Mouvement in Geneva. It is part of the collections of the CNAP and elysée Photo in Lausanne.
Sarah Mercadante (born in 1988) has a master’s degree in science and technique of exhibitions from the University of Paris 1 in 2013. She lives and works in Paris as a curator and art critic. She builds her research and experiments around collaborative work by placing active listening at the center of her approach. In March 2020 she invited a group of women artists interested in performance art to collectively reflect on an ecofeminist place to live and work.
Mathieu Merlet Briand
Mathieu Merlet Briand (born in 1990 in Saint-Germain-en- Laye) graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris in Product Design in 2013. He then continued his studies in a research cycle at EnsadLab. His projects are mainly about environmental issues. He uses big data as a medium. Through the algorithms he develops by recycling processes and analogies to nature, he shapes data flows to create tangible materializations.
Angelica Mesiti (born in 1976 in Sydney) works in the field of moving image installation, sound, performance, objects, and photography. She is interested in how culture is manifested through non-linguistic forms of communication, especially through vocabularies of sound and gesture. In 2019 she was Australia’s representative at the 58th Venice Biennale. Angelica Mesiti is represented by Anna Schwartz Gallery, Australia, and Galerie Allen, Paris.
Matisse Mesnil (born 1989 in Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy) lives and works in Paris. He uses metal to replay figurative art in its most familiar genres, such as landscape and still life. To the noisy world of industry, he adds the ethics and aesthetics of silent contemplation that run through the history of landscape. A muted violence underlies his pieces, which nonetheless appeal to a form of religiosity that can also be read in the demanding scenography and architecture of his work.
In the work of Léa Mestres (born in 1992 in Paris), 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. This two-dimensional form has to be materialized and become an instinctive and personal object. During this modeling process, texture, finish, or color appear. At this moment, drawing and volume split to give life to functional sculptures.
Esther Michaud explores the principles of mutation and metamorphosis, she is interested in the formative process of organic entities and reinvents the language of plants. Her manipulations give birth to hybrid beings that question the limits of nature's biological emancipation and its future in the face of the impact of human intervention. She graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris in 2018.
Born in 1992, Juliette Minchin is a visual artist living in Paris where she works in sculpture, installation, video and drawing. A graduate in scenography from the Ecole Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs and the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris, Juliette Minchin has had numerous exhibitions in France and abroad such as the BIS Biennial (Saint-Paul de Vence), Sans Relâche (Monnaie de Paris), the HOOP Biennial (Oosterhout in the Netherlands), Melting Chamber (Selfridges in London).
Sabine Mirlesse (born in 1986 in the USA) holds a Master of Fine Arts from the New School in New York and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from McGill University in Montréal. Her research focuses on the visibility of thresholds and the interiority of landscape, with a particular interest in how geological sites are divined, interpreted and narrated. Her multidisciplinary approach links photography and geology as guardians of time, and manifests itself in an accumulation of layers and strata.
Desire Moheb Zandi
Desire Moheb-Zandi (born in 1990 in Berlin) integrates her cultural identity into large sculptural tapestries. Drawing from her childhood memories in Turkey, where she spent hours watching her mother weave on her loom. She blends traditional techniques with modern motifs and mediums. In addition to including different materials in her work, she turns the loom into a kind of analog computer, where the code is her pattern, and its manipulation creates optical resonances.
Sybil Montet is a french artist and CGI director. Her works explore occult potentials of emerging technologies, and their instrumentalization by systems of power. She also investigates synchronicities between computing and organic growth. The artist develops a fictional and critical ecosystem via CGI, sculpture and object, and approaches experimental uses of AI. Her work was presented in various publications such as Cura Magazine, Flash Art Italia, Studio Magazine or Numéro Berlin.
Winnie Mo Rielly
The work of Winnie Mo Rielly (born in 1993 in London) navigates between sculpture, photography, and performance. She is fascinated by the complexity of inhabited spaces, where she observes bodies overcrowded in confined spaces. The intimacy that she suggests in her installations grows out of an “awkward proximity”.
Lucien Murat (born in 1986 in Ploemeur) studied at Central Saint Martins in London. Through these unstructured collages, mixing cut-out tarpaulins and embossed patches, he invites us to follow the adventures of a character, Megathesis, hero of the mythology he has written and imagined. This epic tale, sometimes violent, allows us to explore and decode the post-internet world in which we live.
Cassandre Muñoz is a movement artist. Her practice explores the vibratory space opened by the polysemy of a state, a gesture, an intention. D.A. and choreographer of the company So Far, her research crosses multiple acts: dancing, sailing, blowing, staring, exhausting, losing. She currently collaborates with the artists Emmanuel Eggermont (All over Nymphéas), Volmir Cordeiro (Abri), Youness Aboulakoul (Ayta), Lisa Boostani (Passages), Annabelle Playe (Magna) and NSDOS (PP).
Julian Myron (born in 1990 in Paris) graduated from the École supérieure d’art et de design in Reims. His work revolves around the use of the image as both a plastic and graphic tool. Through a process of selection, appropriation, and reappropriation of mass images collected on the Internet and various media, his work seeks to relate different themes such as effort, lack, obsession, and success through painting, drawing, sculpture, and publishing.
Marie-Luce Nadal (born in 1984 in France) is a transdisciplinary eco feminist and queer visual artist and researcher. Her work is at the intersection of art, science, and climate. Nourished by a reflection and a desire to raise awareness about social and climate justice, she creates sculptures, performances, and movies. Her work invites the audience to reflect on their role and actions on Earth, and the way they modify and influence their surrounding environment.
Nano Ville is an audiovisual production and direction company, founded by two brothers, Thomas Causse (producer) and Elliott Causse (artist-video maker). Nano Ville provides 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.
Sarah Nasla is an independent curator. After her experience as the cofounder of the curatorial collective 1:61, she formed 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.
Aapo Nikkanen (born in 1982 in Kirkkonummi, Finland) studied Fine Arts at Tampere University of Applied Sciences, at the Haute École d’Art et de Design in Geneva, and at the Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam. Artist, filmmaker, and curator, his work focuses on the ecological crisis, psychology, and intimacy. He is one of the cofounders of the Paris-based multidisciplinary collective called The Community, where he worked as art and installation director from 2016 to 2020.
Nils Vandevenne is a painter, graduate of the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris, he obtained his DNA at the Villa Arson. In his work, rather than painting, Nils Vandevenne seeks to de-paint, he chooses to remove it through a process that acts as a revelation. When he alters the surface, all the stratifications of the object's former life emerge. In 2020, he won a call for projects launched by the Ministry of Culture, and with Rayan Yasmineh, he created a series of murals for the same ministry. In 2022 he was named winner of the Maurice Colin-Lefranc prize as part of the Fondation de France's awards at the Beaux Arts de Paris. In October he was resident at Hangar Y in Meudon in collaboration with Artagon and Art Explora. He lives in Paris and works at POUSH in Aubervilliers.
Adrien Ogel (born in 1992 in Saint-Maurice, France) follows pictorial investigations begun at school, a figurative painting evoking the memory of architectural details and urban landscapes that he encounters on a daily basis. He develops two central series that articulate his work; small oil paintings on canvas, enregard with large formats on paper with gouache and India ink. In 2021, he won the Grand Prix du jury Horizon with Service méridional, and is currently following the SHIFT accompaniment program led by the AMAC agency.
Raphaël-Bachir Osman (born in 1992 in Creil) graduated from the Haute École des Arts du Rhin and also studied at Kunsthochschule Weissensee Berlin. From 2017 to 2020 he was the codirector of Erratum Galerie, an artist-run space in Berlin. From painting to installation, he develops a multi media work that questions and mocks the notion of originality, the process of creating, exhibiting, and mounting a work. He plays with materials and codes of presentation by associating autobiographical elements and a certain magic of the ordinary.
Daniel Otero Torres
Daniel Otero Torres' multidisciplinary work encompasses practices as diverse as sculpture, installation, ceramics, painting, and drawing, which has linked these different facets since the beginning. Many of his works are distinguished precisely by a unique technique, on the border between drawing and sculpture, marked by a virtuoso photo-realistic line applied to monumental structures in cut steel. This process produces a material and contextual shift. In general, his images do not represent a single person, but a visual and historical collage created from different sources: archives, old books, contemporary newspapers or online sources.
Born in 1993, Lisa Ouakil lives and works in Paris. She graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure of Arts of Paris-Cergy in 2017. Her work is mainly based on painting
while also focusing on writing, film, music and more recently ceramics. The paintings develop around the analogy between the pictorial material and the flesh, the notions of the body and landscape in a particular attention to the color.
Masha Pangilinan is a Russian-Filipino artist. Born in 1990 in Kurgan (Russia) and graduated from the Moscow Academy of Fine Arts (V. Surikov). She has been living and working in Paris since 2014. In her work, Masha explores the representation of male and female bodies in art history. In her pseudo-paradise world, she changes the conventional perception of the male gaze towards the reified body, using classical references from art history in her compositions.
Ji-Min Park (born in 1988 in Seoul) lives and works in Paris. A graduate of the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, her work has always been
multidisciplinary. She navigates fluidly between different worlds, different states, and different practices. This is how she regularly collaborates with performers or even filmmakers. In 2021 she participated in the film Return to Seoul by Davy Chou as the main actress, a film selected for the Cannes Film Festival 2022.
Born in 1991, Anne-Laure Peressin is an art critic and curator. With a degree in law and art history, she was an active member of the Young Art Critics Collective (YACI) from its creation to 2020, editor in chief in the art press for 4 years and author in art popularization for the 8-12 at Fleurus editions. She regularly collaborates in the writing of exhibition catalogs and conducts interviews with artists, notably for the Editions des Beaux-arts de Paris. Since 2021, she has been working on a cultural rehabilitation project for the Château de Saumane, known as the Château du Marquis de Sade, to become a future cultural center for contemporary art and literature. In 2023, she co-founded the collective La Force des Choses with Salma Cheddadi and Frédérique Sarkozy around the notions of circularity in contemporary creation, to question the value of human labor spent in the mechanisms of fabrication, monstration, mediatization, circulation or exchange in an ecosystem strongly impacted by our behaviors and our modes of consumption. His research is essentially focused on three axes: the mediation of contemporary art with young people; a reflexion on the object-work to better understand its components and deployments; and a reflexive approach of the devices and the place of the exhibition - conditional thought of the apprehension of contemporary art -.
Raphaëlle Peria (born in 1989 in Amiens) graduated from the Beaux-Arts de Paris. 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. Since 2016, she has been represented by Galerie Papillon.
Stefano Perrone (b.1985) is an Italian artist who works between Paris and Milan. He graduated in Industrial Design from Politecnico di Milano in 2008 and worked as an art director in advertising until 2015. Perrone is a self-taught painter, whose practice is not limited by subject matter, appropriating images from the contemporary digital zeitgeist and daily life. His practice reflects the “stream of consciousness” process of web browsing, walking the line between abstraction and figuration.
Boryana Petkova (born in 1985 in Sofia, Bulgaria) graduated from the National Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia and from the École d'Art et de Design de Valenciennes. Her work focuses mainly on drawing. She combines different disciplines by exploring their interaction with drawing. The main idea of her artistic and philosophical approach is to imagine and create "links", even symbiosis in dissymmetry and dissimilarity.
Pierre Pauze (born in 1990 in Meudon) graduated from Le Fresnoy and the Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Paris. His practice evolves as much in the field of contemporary art, cinema and digital arts. He explores themes linked to the mutations caused by new technologies, notably on the new modes of representation, communication and the mythologies that result from them. He regularly collaborates with scientists and actors in various activities.
Margot Pietri (born in 1990) explores the relationships and affects that humans have with technology. She produces science fiction narratives in which the modalities of our relationships - to objects, to the machine, to others, to the environment and to images - are renegotiated. She imagines new ways of living in a society without hierarchy, where the rhythms of life and work are not based on a presupposed utilitarianism. From these narratives are born sculptures and paintings with altered functionalities that evoke artificial landscapes. She is preparing her next soloshow at the Serre in Saint-Etienne.
Lucile Piketty (born 1990 in Paris) is a French artist who graduated in printmaking from the École Estienne. She then studied at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris where she obtained a one-year exchange scholarship to Parsons School in New York before graduating from ENSAD in 2015. Lucile Piketty's work results from the observation of her surroundings, from a work of memory and interpretation. From the engraved, cut out and printed wooden board to canvas and paper, she uses various mediums in search of a plastic and sensitive dimension. Time, waiting, and the cycles of life are themes that recur periodically in her work, while references to the history of art, popular art, and comics are mixed with memories of daily life, and feed her different research.
Foriane Pilon (born in 1991 in Courcouronnes) graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure d’Arts de Paris-Cergy. 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.
Anthony Plasse, born in 1987, is a graduate of the École Supérieure d'Art de Clermont Métropole (2013) and the École NationaleSupérieure des Beaux-Arts de Lyon (2015).his work has been presented in Turin, International Festival of Art and Design Schools (2015), Reykjavík (between 2016 and 2017), Porto andNew York (2018). He has more recently participated in group exhibitions in France such as the 69th edition of Jeune Création at the Fiminco Foundation, Romainville (2020), Qui montent de la terre at the Marcelle Alix Gallery, Paris (2022), Le Promontoire du songeau FRAC Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand (2022). The works presented during his first solo exhibition at the Serre, Saint-Étienne (2020), enter the public collections of the FRAC Auvergne (2021) and the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of the city of Saint-Étienne (2022).
Agathe Pollet (born in 1993 in Paris) is an object designer and scenographer. She develops a multidisciplinary practice, often collaborative, in the fields of decorative arts and scenography. She uses fiction as a space of exploration, elaborating imaginary narratives that she stages in illustrations and phantasmagorical settings. From this fictional universe, organic and colorful silhouettes emerge that she materializes into sculptural objects.
Olivain Porry is an artist, a doctor in research-creation (SACRe) from the EnsadLab (PSL University). He graduated from the Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Nantes with a DNSEP. His work focuses on the emergence, in an aesthetic experience, of relational modalities between public, artistic device and environment. Between bricological experiments and contemporary techniques, his work questions the socio-technical stakes of the technologies that surround us and invites his audience to rethink the relationships between humanity, the artificial and the natural.
Producer and curator of contemporary art projects, specialist of the Mediterranean and founder of MARITIMA 01 & MARLANDS supported by the EU and the UN, Elena works, thanks to the support of leading art museums and cultural centers, to the realization of artistic projects of international dimension with contemporary artists, researchers and scientists. Elena's professional practice is largely based on the search for new working methods and is supported by its art residencies launched 10 years ago.
Robin Poupard is passionate about natural materials, know-how, and creation. He graduated from the École Boulle in cabinet-making, which he then completed with training at MADE. Rewarded by several prizes, his creations mix different skills: cabinet-making, sculpture, leather goods… In 2016, he founded his studio between Paris and Normandy where he designs and produces furniture in unique pieces and limited series. His creations are based on the desire to establish a balance between tradition, innovative manufacturing processes, function, and the sensitivity of the material.
Lia Pradal & Camille Tallent
Lia Pradal (born in 1992) graduated from the Beaux-Arts de Paris. Artist, editor, and graphic designer, she places the artist’s book at the heart of her practice. In solo, Lia develops a practice of illustration. Camille Tallent (born in 1987) is an art historian by training and combines several activities, including journalistic criticism and various editorial and visual practices. Together, they created the editorial project Païen in 2015. They collaborate on various projects around the printed image that they develop
through installation, video, or sculpture.
Andy Rankin's curatorial research is oriented towards the intersection of collapse, eschatological and speculative thinking, with a particular interest in the imaginaries of disaster. Whether it's a theatrically reproduced earthquake, a powdered exhibition reminding us of the finitude of all things, or a mobile exhibition stashed away for a post-apocalyptic world, his projects are born first and foremost from a desire to slip into the interstices of possible futures and experiment with the exhibition format.
Recycle Group was founded in 2008 by Andrey Blokhin and Georgii Kuznetsov.
Andrey Blokhin (born in 1987 in Krasnodar, Russia). He graduated from the highschool of the Krasnodar Academy of Industrial Arts and later from the Krasnodar Academy of Industrial Arts itself.
Georgy Kuznetsov (born in 1985 in Stavropol, Russia) graduated from the Stavropol Art College and from the Krasnodar Academy of Industrial Arts.
Concerned about the rising level of material waste as a byproduct of widespread consumerism, their works also draw upon classical Western traditions such as narrative relief carving and Christian iconography to compare contemporary times with other histories – social media with religion, corporate leaders with kings, and online existence with mausoleums.
Brieuc Remy's work, at the crossroads of painting and drawing, resembles a long fiction whose represented figures would be the protagonists. What form(s) will the living beings that populate the earth take once the domestic animal has put an end to human life? This could be the apocalyptic question that the artist tries to answer, not without humor, in a serie undertaken two years ago. He is interested in the relationship between man and the subjects that make up his natural environment.
Luca Resta was born in Seriate (Italy) in 1982 and lives and works in Paris. His research is built from objects. He explores the social and cultural space he inhabits to refine a creative process linked to the practices of accumulation, reproduction and transformation of matter. As a form of contemporary allegory, he probes the vertigo of the series through endless collections of disposable objects, highlighting the compulsions, obsessive repetitions and accumulations that testify to our society's typical "visual claustrophobia". His works challenge the notion of repetition. Through a continuous exercise of re-education to the obvious, his works confront us with our cultural reference and articulate the very idea of sculpture in relation to that of common form, transforming our daily lives into the experience of the almost invisible.
Mateo Revillo (born 1993 in Madrid, Spain) graduated in Fine Arts from the Ruskin School of Oxford University, then studied at the EHESS. At the junction between painting, sculpture and architecture, his work is carried from a primary dedication to the modernization of mural techniques. He develops a pictorial, material and intellectual research around the painting as an object of memory, to the notion of landscape as absence of the human.
Coming from trainings favoring self-production and a free practice of design by desire, Manon develops a singular formal vocabulary where the drawing occupies a place of
place of first order. Through the line, the forms in volume emerge. The work of metal allows her instinctively to freeze a movement by infusing a little of herself into the
the realization. The objects born from this process take place in the daily life as many talkative creations. Her affinity for color and matter finishes by giving life to her drawings in space.
Clara Rivault (born in 1991 in Paris), after graduating from the Beaux-arts de Montpellier ESBA.MOCO and obtaining a Master’s Degree at La Cambre, joined the research laboratory “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, through a multidisciplinary practice. The concept of “body” is essential in her research.
Dimitri Robert Rimsky
Dimitri Robert-Rimsky (born in 1986 in Paris) is a visual artist and video maker. He studied at the Institut supérieur des arts de Toulouse and at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Brunswick in Germany, in the studio of Candice Breitz. He co-founded Rotolux sutdio in 2015. His work addresses issues that are intimately linked to political fictions, to the narratives that have been used to implement urban or architectural utopias, to forms of domestication of nature or to environmental transformations.
Madeleine Roger-Lacan (born in 1993 in Paris) graduated from the Ecole des Beaux Arts de Paris and studied at the Slade School of Fine Art in London. Her pictorial research is figurative and plays with the materiality of the "painting" object by borrowing from the abstract and sculptural vocabulary of modern and contemporary painting. Narrative, fantasy and the imaginary, on a background of popular culture, are the framework of the poetic universe she constructs.
Jack Rothert Garcia
Jack Rother Garcia (born in 1987 in Montreal) is a self taught artist working in Paris. His pratice covers a range of mediums from collage to painting to printing, flyers and photography. His work often deals with unfiltered exploration of self, often alluding to themes of solitude, absurdity, fear, tenderness, self deprecation, and social commentary at large. This is mostly achieved through a combination of text, abstract color work, and appropriated pop imagery.
Rotolux is a collective workshop founded in 2015, by Léna Araguas, Alaric Garnier, Anaïs Leroy, and Dimitri Robert-Rimsky, initially in a former printing house in Bagnolet. Rotolux has since been transformed into a space for work, research, and production, hosting exhibitions, projections, and performances. This variable geometry entity has thus become a new multidisciplinary team of artists, researchers, graphic designers, and curators.
Coline Rousteau is an artist and researcher. She graduated from Sciences-Po Lille in political philosophy and from ENS Lyon in cinema. She started a research-creation thesis at EUR ArTeC - "Faire voir l'exil au guichet : une recherche-création sur la mise en espace et en images des gestions et affections bureaucratiques de la migration en France et en Allemagne". Her work combines aesthetic, plastic and ethnographic research, and focuses on the issue of exile in cinema.
Honi Ryan (born in Melbourne, Australia) graduated with a Bachelor of Visual Arts between Cologne International School of Design and the University of Sydney and a Master of Fine Arts at Transart Institute, between Berlin and New York. As a performance and installation artist with a nomadic social practice, her work is marked by cross-cultural concerns, dealing with the present body in relation to others and the environment.
Olga Sabko (born in 1990 in Kiev, Ukraine) graduated in graphic arts at the Technical University of Ukraine and at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Paris. Experimentation, spontaneity and listening to the material are at the heart of her artistic practice. She is inspired by the evolution and decomposition in nature, the movement of time that makes all kinds of things expire and degrade. Her organic sculptures are always created spontaneously by hand and embody the experience of life in the moment beyond the visible.
Anna Saint Pierre
Anna Saint Pierre works on the memory of places through the collection and reuse of demolition materials. A textile designer who graduated from the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Décoratifs in 2016, she has been a doctor since 2022 in Sciences Arts Creation Research with a thesis entitled "Textilising the built memory". Between 2018 and 2021, her research was supported by the ANRT to be integrated into SCAU architecture, and was the subject of a residency at the Sèvres - Manufacture et Musée nationaux laboratory. In 2022, she was the winner of the Grand Prix de la création de la ville de Paris in emerging design, and produced two works of 1% artistic.
Alexandre Samson (born in 1995 in Pontoise) studied fashion design at the École Duperré in Paris, and then joined the diplôme étudiant-entrepreneur at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers in Paris to develop his own label. He is the founder and artistic director of ASZPAK. The winner of the Prix Le carré pour l’Homme organized by Maison Hermès in partnership with the École Duperré and singled out for La qualité du dessin in 2017, he then developed a special bond with graphic design applied to
Edgar Sarin (born in 1989 in Marseille) has been noticed for his work on the generating ruin and for his questioning of the exhibition space. A few years ago, he established that it is a question of considering the spectator from the moment when he stops being one. His work is thus elaborated by porosity with the environment. He defends an approach that favors the learning of the world and the material based on the proximity of the artist with the Norman peasant world.
Eden Sarna (born in 1988 in Jerusalem) 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, humour 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.
Thibault Scemama de Gialluly
Thibault Scemama de Gialluly (born in 1987) writes an intimate counter-diary of the " potemkin " world in which we would be plunged, stuck between scratch games, postcards or negotiation seating plans wich he accelerates their " prophe-politic " speeche. Thibault realizes "official drafts", silk-screen paintings, drawings, collages that emerge redacted, moiré, scratched ... failed photocopies of our "diplomatic fictions" In the manner of a malfunctioning photocopier from which he removes copies stuck in between the cylinder.
Ugo Schildge (born in 1987 in Paris) graduated from the École des Beaux-Arts de Paris in 2014. He developed a reflection on the articulation between image and movement and became interested in the cogwheel, a symbol of the industrial revolution, which emphasizes the power of mechanics. The material is also a central element of his work: for his color sets, the artist combines natural pigments, clay and plaster. In this combination, the interaction is always uncertain and surprising.
Elea Jeanne Schmitter
Elea Jeanne is a visual artist living and working in Paris. After studying visual arts in Canada, she joined the Kourtrajmé school and graduated in the Arts and Images section in 2020 under the direction of Ladj Ly and the artist JR. Her work was exhibited at the Palais de Tokyo during the exhibition "Jusqu'ici tout va bien" in 2020 organized by Hugo Vitrani, Matthieu Kassovitz, Ladj Ly and JR. She is one of the guest artists of the Festival in Cadaques 2020 and one of the winners of the PhotoBrussels Festival 2020 at the Hangar photo Art Center in Brussels. She has been invited by the Parcours Saint Germain and the Château Lacoste to exhibit her work in 2021. She is one of the 8 artists participating in the Saison-Croisée France-Portugal project launched by the French Institute with the Underdogs Gallery. She is one of the artists in the exhibition "FAIRE-CORPS" organized by Camille Bardin, winner of the AICA prize, at the Galerie Paris-B. She is a laureate of the Mentor Prize initiated by the SCAM and Freelens. Her first solo exhibition took place in 2022 at the CENTQUATRE Paris. She was part of the Guerlain x Paris + by Art Basel exhibition "Les Militantes" in 2022. Elea Jeanne is a finalist for the PhMuseum 2022 Women Photographers grant. She will conduct her first public intervention in 2023 at the initiative of the Grand Paris Express institution.
Richard Sears is an American pianist, composer, and producer currently based in Paris. His music is influenced by his experience playing alongside jazz musicians such as Tootie Heath, Billy Hart, Mark Turner, and Muhal Richard Abrahms. In a review of his previous recording, Disquiet, Le Figaro stated, "his young work is already the act of a singular musician." In summer of 2023, Richard will release "Appear to Fade," (Figureight Records, Brooklyn), a collection of short solo piano compositions and improvisations produced with magnetic tape-loops. Richard has presented
Élodie Seguin (born in 1984 in Paris) studied at the Villa Arson and at the Beaux-Arts de Paris. Her practice involves painting, sculpture, drawing, and installation. Among her first statements, that of considering that “not everything can be shown everywhere” since the place appears at the same time as the piece it presents, the question of limits is posed, the one between the pieces, but also those of the common borders between the media and their possibility of prolonging each other.
Laura Sellies (born in 1991 in Grenoble) is a graduate of the Beaux-Arts de Lyon and of the master's degree in Literary Creation at the University of Paris 8. She defines her practice as collaborative - for her, art is a collective process, which is reflected and implemented by several people. Installative - she installs sculptures, people, images, sounds in space and time. Dramaturgical - these installations tell stories without saying them. Since 2010, she has been half of a duo with Amélie Giacomini.
Marie Serruya (born in 1991 in Les Lilas) is a visual artist who represents human comedy through different artistic expressions. She began her professional career as an actress at the age of 17. Inspired by theater, masks and faces, her portraits modelled in various materials are the guiding thread of her work. Her approach is marked by her need to put the public in action through her works.
Ser Serpas (b. 1995, Los Angeles) lives and works between New York, Paris and Tbilisi. She has had solo exhibitions internationally, including at Swiss Institute, New York; LUMA Westbau, Zürich; Ludlow 38, New York; and Quinn Harrelson/Current Projects, Miami. Selected group exhibitions include SIREN (some poetics), Amant, New York; The Puppet Show, Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève,; Oxygen Biennial 2021 - Rites of Passage, Tbilisi; Dora Budor: Autoreduction, Progetto, Lecce; Ouverture, Pinault Collection, La Bourse de Commerce, Paris; and Made in LA 2020, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. She has published the following books: Guesthouse, Kona Books, Tbilisi (2021); Carman, Based on the Opera, König Books, London, UK (2018); Shade the King, Capricious, New York; amores perros, Publishing House, New York (both 2017). Serpas will release By the Highway, a book made in collaboration with Rafik Greiss with an essay by Dora Budor, published by Distanz, Berlin in 2023.
Photographer and video artist, Assaf Shoshan (born in 1973 in Jerusalem) 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.
Chloé Silbano (born in 1986 in Grasse) makes objects for particular uses. They are put into action, or staged they offer a pose for painting. She is a graduate of the Beaux-Arts de Paris and participated in the exhibition "Les félicités" at 104. She is a laureate of the Yishu8 Prize and is currently a guest artist at the CNES. She has exhibited at Gr_und (Berlin), the Fernet-Branca Foundation (Basel), Marlands (Sicily), La Box (La Réunion), l'Approche (Brussels), Musée de la Chasse, Pavillon Vendôme...
Alexandre Silberstein (born in 1989 in Paris) creates performances where sculpture, music, and narration are mixed. His works, made of recycled paper and representing modular, nomadic, and compact forms, question our relationship to space. He stages plays in the middle of nature. For certain projects, he has fun creating games of chance, giving the spectators the role of actor.
A graduate of the Dominique Figarella’s studio at the Beaux-Arts de Paris, Masha Silchenko previously studied at the Odessa Art College (Ukraine) and at Geidai – Tokyo University of the Arts, where she learned traditional ceramic techniques. Her work crosses and contrasts drawing, sculpture, and painting on canvas. Myths, beliefs, dreams, and nightmares are tamed by a sensitive and narrative interpretation.
Siméon Starck (né à Strasbourg en 1990) est un designer autodidacte. Formé sur des chantiers internationaux aux côtés d’architectes et d’entreprises du patrimoine vivant, il y développe son goût de la forme, de la matière et du geste. En 2022, il fonde le studio de design elmire. Il dessine et réalise des pièces modulables aux lignes minimales et aux assemblages singuliers. Questionner les matériaux, détourner leurs usages et provoquer l’inattendu, il aime partir de la contrainte pour mieux se jouer des règles.
Ann Stouvenel is the artistic director of exhibition spaces and artists-authors’ residencies. She is also an independent curator and is attached to institutions. She focuses her energy on creating times of mobility and experimentation. She is also the cofounder and president of Arts en résidence.
Laëtitia Striffling-Marcu studied photography and video at Aalto University in Helsinki and at ENSAD-Paris. Her latest photographic project deals with belief and its materiality. She photographs places and objects of worship, established as material evidence of a personal and invisible feeling. By choosing the deep shadow or the too bright glare in which the objects are immersed, then cropping the image, enlarging it or letting its grain and pixelation appear, she seeks to disturb the outline of the object and the lines of perspective that allow its understanding. The reading of the photographs is thus left to the interpretation of the viewer and to what he or she believes to see in them.
Studio K gathers 12 artists around protean practices involving the body.
In parallel to their practices as visual artists, choreographers, dancers, singers, craftsmen, painters, these artists work together on performance and live shows.
Artists : Nina Berclaz, Alexandre Bibia, Diane Chéry, Anne Corté, Alexandre Fandard, Myriam Jarmache, Saija Alexandra Kangasniemi, Tilhenn Klapper, Cassandre Muñoz, Félix Touzalin, Lucas Bouan Tsobgny and Maëva Berthelot.
u2p050 is an immersive creation studio at the crossroads of philosophy, art and technology. Through its digital creations, u2p050 attempts to build thought experiments that open up ways to question our contemporary world, and in particular its increasing digitalization. To do so, u2p050 mobilizes in its works experimental technologies such as AI, 3D modeling, hydrophonic sound or interactive video production software.
Mathilde Supe (born in 1989 in Paris) studied art history before working on film sets, then entered the École Nationale Supérieure d’Arts de Paris-Cergy. Then she embarked on research at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, under the supervision of historian André Gunthert. She creates narratives through films, video installations, books, and editions and questions the phenomena of interpretation and representation by mixing fiction and sociology.
Vincent Tanguy ( born in 1990 in Rennes) develops a protean 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 has notably created The Convenient Life (2019), a performance realized in Shanghai, China, where, by pushing to the extreme the possible use of the smartphone and digital platforms, he anticipates in his own way the situation of generalized confinement that was ours.
Abi Tariq (born in 1990 in Karachi, Pakistan) received a Master of Fine Arts from Transart Institute (Berlin/NY) and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Paris College of Art. His practice aims to critically expose or subtly displace hierarchical structures through the prism of "performance art" and using his "absurd-mystical" methodology. Inspired by the complex entanglements between language, culture and power, he questions behavioral culture.
Maxime Testu (born in 1990 in Rouen) studied at the ENSBA in Lyon, at HEAD in Geneva and at the ESAD in Reims. He 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 has dedicated himself to coloring his graphic works.
Marilou Thiébault (born in 1992 in Vanves) is an art historian who graduated from the École du Louvre in 2016 and shares her activities between research, writing, and curation. She has collaborated on many exhibitions. 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).
Melchior de Tinguy
Melchior de Tinguy (born in 1986 in Bahrain) graduated from the master of fine arts of the International Center of Photography-Bard in New York. In his work, he explores
ephemeral feelings of melancholy, nostalgia, and rootlessness. His anthropomorphic and intimate sculptures focus on urbanization and the significant social, cultural, and psychological changes it entails. Through characters with architectural and grotesque qualities, Melchior creates a surreal atmosphere that often refers to the absurd worlds of Samuel Beckett.
Painter-sculptor, painter-photographer, Pablo Tomek is also a painter. This is what he reminds us by extending his series of paintings made with sponges, which borrow their subjects and their techniques from working-class practices, from the white of Meudon spread on the windows of construction sites, to the practice of erasing graffiti in the public space, with a karcher. Presented "elbow to elbow, like a frieze", Tomek reminds us of his attachment to these accidental writings. So many random and anonymous signs of the street, of which Brassaï said: "To engrave one's name, one's love, a date, on the wall of a building, this "vandalism" would not be explained by the only need of destruction. I see it rather as the survival instinct of all those who cannot erect pyramids and cathedrals to leave their name to posterity".
Rebecca Topakian (born in 1989 in Saint-Mandé) graduated from the Ecole de la photographie d’Arles. With a background in philosophy and geography, she questions notions of identity in her work. By exploring the in-betweens, the mythologies and fictions of identity, she consistently attempts to shed light on the crucial role it plays in our time. For her, identity is articulated in the relation between poetry, intimacy and politics.
Maya-Ines Touam (born in 1988 in Paris), franco-algerian artist, has always extended her gaze and her curiosity to both sides of the Mediterranean Sea. 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.
Loïc Untereiner is a graphic designer/art director born in 1989 in Strasbourg. He graduated with a DNSEP from the Institut supérieur des arts de Toulouse, with honors in 2014. He left to live in Montreal for 5 years, where he co-founded "Litige" with Qynn Schwaab, a handmade non-gendered clothing brand. He then decided to move to Hamburg, where he worked for a graphic design studio. He recently moved to Paris where he is now a freelance designer and creates various communication materials ranging from visual identity to editorial design, posters and websites for local and international clients. His cross-disciplinary approach to graphic design simultaneously responds to cultural and commercial commissions while leaving room for more personal projects.
Julie Vacher (born in 1989 in France) graduated from Le Fresnoy- Studio National des Arts Contemporains and from Beaux-Arts de Lyon. She stages the processes of transformation at play in human and non-human relationships, between the living and their environments in an era where the physical and the virtual rub shoulders. The field of her experiments touches on the ecological imaginary, the sanitary fantasy or the mythology of the world of work.
Sarah Valente (born in 1988 in Paris) is a French visual artist. Her quest: to show the invisible, the hidden sides of the world, the unknown aspects of nature as well as the infinite richness of forests and their inhabitants. Her favorite subject: the forest and the plant world, where biological intelligence and spiritual life are intertwined. Immersive installation, pictorialist photography, and sculpture are the main engines of her work.
After studying history and art history at the Sorbonne (Paris IV), Guillaume Valenti (born in 1987 in Évry) graduated from the Beaux-Arts de Paris with honors, after spending five years in the studio of painter Philippe Cognée. In his paintings, the frequent mises en abyme are expressed in the form of spaces elaborated from personal documents or images gleaned from the Internet. Each work becomes, in itself, a fiction, the representation of a mental space that says as much about purely pictorial issues as about the new condition of images.
Adrien Van Melle
Adrien Van Melle works with fiction as a material in its own right by intertwining writing, photography, painting, installation and video. Since 2017, he creates and evolves characters thought as an extension of himself, such a tree of plastic possibilities that the artist does not wish to abandon, or exclude. He then seizes them entirely to transform them into work and maintain their nature in becoming.
Francoise Vanneraud (born in 1984, in Nantes) is a multidisciplinary artist, working between Paris and Madrid. Her work explores the territory as a scene of life, the landscape is a fundamental part of it, a strong argument to help the viewer reflect on his place in the world, the meaning of life and the relationships we establish in this existential journey with the rest of mortals, men and women made of the same material, although marked by borders that separate and unite.
Thomas Van Reghem
Thomas Van Reghem (born in 1992 in Seine-Saint-Denis) graduated from the Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Paris. He works on the loss, the limits. His creations are conducive to reflection on decompositions, recompositions and movements of rebirth. He excavates the rubble by the choice of his materials and gets involved in his role of fragmentary collection of earth, ashes, carcasses, glass, debris, remains, hair, fleeting finds.
After studying law in Paris and cinema in New York, Dune Varela (born in 1976) dedicated herself to dedicated herself to silver photography as the starting point for a field of investigation and questioning of investigations and questionings on the iconography of the ruin and the collapse. Interweaving different temporalities, from the ancient to the contemporary, she elaborates a speculative archaeology where the image, printed on fragments of marble, ceramic or concrete, changes in its turn into a vestige. She then extends the field of her research to video and cinema.
Victor Vaysse (born in 1989 in Paris) graduated from Beaux-Arts de Paris. The questioning that runs through his practice is related to the recording, materiality and reception of the image. Gradually, a transdisciplinary practice has emerged, which has unfolded from his questioning as a photographer and which crystallizes in sculptures, in images, in digital installations.
Louis Verret (born 1988 in Paris) studied at Central Saint Martins in London. He graduated in 2012. His practice is multidisciplinary and variable: from the writing of a book presented as a happening (Le goût de l'aspirine), he moves on to an installation work composed of the remnants of a child's bedroom (La naissance de A.), to the literary criticism of the work of a pornographic actress (Adriana), to the study of the poetic charge of the book object via poetry and watercolor painting (Aussi:). He is currently engaged in the writing of a new body of work centered around passion and soccer.
After completing an exchange student program at CalArts (Los Angeles), Florian Viel (born in 1990 in Bayeux) graduated from the Ecole des Beaux-arts de Paris. In his work, he seeks out and compares images of the world of the tropics. Aware of their stereotypes, he assembles them, dissociates them, and makes them abstract in order to draw out their essence. He works on the identification of the tribe that Westerners have created from their fantasies about these distant places in their daily lives.
François & Pierre Voirin
François Voirin (born in 1986) has worked in finance and textile industry. Pierre Voirin (born in 1985) is an architect. The two brothers joined forces in 2019 after rehabilitating a 1788 farmhouse in the Northern Alps. This project brought together all the convictions dear to them: the rehabilitation of built heritage and architecture. This realization allowed the creation of the agency between Paris and Morzine with projects of rehabilitation and new constructions.
From anticipation to raw reality, Jesse Wallace's (b. 1991) work is based on a porosity of the lived and fantasized worlds and assumes the position of the artist as a trickster in these different settings. He approaches the questions of image in touch with those of sculpture. While he seeks to extract the photo from its traditional format and detach it from the plane of the wall, his sculptures that he makes offer them a new framework capable of contextualizing or diverting them. While experimenting in both mediums simultaneously for the telling of his own stories, Jesse Wallace continues to spill over his workspace everywhere by inviting elements from the studio into the exhibition.
Manon Wertenbroek (born 1991 in Lausanne) obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from the ECAL (Ecole Cantonale d'Art de Lausanne, Switzerland). Her work focuses on psychoanalytical themes as a vehicle to explore issues of introspection, identity, social interaction and emotion. She mixes abstract and figurative forms using various techniques such as sculpture, photography and installation to explore complex experiences of consciousness, sensation and behaviour such as archetypes, sexual desire or identity formation.
Katarzyna Wiesiolek (born 1990 in Nowogard, Poland) lives and works in Paris. She graduated from ENSBA in 2018. Neither reportage, nor fiction, nor testimony, her drawings restore emotions. Because they are born from her memory, her works often directly resonate with her personal life, drawing from a fundamentally intimate space of contemplation, which is her own and which makes her richness.
Wiktoria (born in 1991 in Lublin) graduated from the Warsaw School of Fine Arts. The design of installations and performative sculptures, traces, ephemeral prints question and reactivate our perception of nature and bodies. The works embrace an open and free idea of sculpture, where the boundary of the object and the body is indeterminate and exists through physical encounter and interaction. They invite the visitor to perform their own ritualistic re-enactment of our relationship to nature.
Under the name Xolo Cuintle, Valentin Vie Binet (1996) and Romy Texier (1995) form an artistic duo with complementary practices, through installation and spatiotemporal immersion. With stylistic concerns that seem similar to those of Duke Jean Des Esseintes (the protagonist of the novel À rebours by Joris-Karl Huysmans), or simply jealous of his decadence, the duo builds inhabitable or inhabited spaces, on the edge of the dream and simulacrum. These spaces are marked by an undefinable temporality and anchored in a domesticity that seems deserted, always awaiting something. Between furniture and sculpture, scenery and intimate interior, their constructions are complex and meticulous structures, where furnishings can be sculptures, pedestals or backdrops. In this intimate architecture, objects live peacefully, ideally placed according to their eyes.
Born in 1996, lives and works in Paris. Represented by the Mor-Charpentier gallery. Rayan Yasmineh is a young painter, graduated with honors from the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris, he previously obtained his DNA during a 3-year course at the Villa Arson. It was during his studies that he was introduced to the postulates of modern Western painting and developed a series of reflections on the plane, line and color, as well as on the tests of perspective and ornament. Having grown up to the rhythm of back and forth between France and the Middle East, he draws from the registers of Persian miniature and Arab iconography in order to build an aesthetic dialogue around a multiple identity.
Yaziame is a young Algerian artist photographer, who grew up in Montfermeil, France. Self-taught in her artistic practice, and graduated in psychology, she works with her mother's analog camera, and her father's VHS.
Simon Zaborski (born in 1989 in Toronto, Canada) studied at the Rosedale Heights School for the Arts of Toronto, and graduated from Concordia University in Montreal. He has developed part of his work in collaboration with the MAW Collective in Montreal.
Zhou Ziyue (born in 1989 in Xiapu, China) graduated from the Beaux-Arts de Lyon. Usually taking the form of installations in space, her works are composed of different mediums. This assemblage of fragments is always linked to the place in which she works. She questions the usual, gestures, the place of objects in space, trying to invent a kind of visual haiku, an unstable landscape.
Alexandre Zhu, of Chinese origin, was born in Paris in 1993 where he shared his childhood with Shanghai. His drawings are made with charcoal, an age-old technique that allows him to question the growing mutations of urban environments. Through the use of fragments, figurative forms are diverted: detached from any environment, they are revealed at the junction of an abstract universe. He won the Pierre David-Weill drawing prize in 2021 at the Académie des Beaux-Arts, the Dauphine prize in 2022, and participated in the last Artpress Biennial in Montpellier (MOCO & Musée Fabre).