These are gestures,
delicate but determined.
Gestures of the hand writing words, construing images, embroidering.
Gestures of the body donning a piece of clothing, moving in space and revealing itself,
as well as all those gestures of the individual speaking up and involving its own uniqueness.
What remains is the outcome of the instant, the visibility of the accomplished gesture.
In gesture there is movement. There is impulse.
And activation. Executed, alone or with others.
A shift in point of view, a thought that takes shape, the enthusiasm that ensues.
I use various tools: performances in the city, silk screened clothing, embroideries and paper installations. They create a specific dynamic: each of these is influenced by the others, responds mutually and circulates by drawing loops and rebounds. Through these, I spread my images in different contexts and relationships to the audience — from the street into the gallery and from the gallery onto the street.
My works craft subtle connections between the intimate and the political: emotional clothes worn in everyday life, words carried on the body into the city, actions of individuals exploring their place within a group.
My works highlight our astonishment, our questions and desires when facing the world. They create metaphors to express what animates and motivates us. My works converge where the private and the public influence each other or reinvent themselves.
It is by stepping into the world that one can grasp it and inscribe oneself into it.
Artist Bio / CV
Born in 1975, in France.
Lives in Berlin.
-Art work analysis with Tulio de Sagastizábal, Buenos-Aires, Argentine
-Textile art and print, ENSAA Duperré, Paris, France
2012 “Letter Performance”, Galerie R, Grande-Synthe, France (solo)
“Tiefer als der Tag gedacht”, Das Weisse Haus, Vienna, Austria
“Macbeth”, Have a window, Torino, Italy
2011 “Facts of poetry”, Projektraum Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin
“Tiefer als der Tag gedacht”, Atelierhof Kreuzberg, Berlin
2010 "Another view on Wasteland", Euro-latin performance festival, invited by B. Szepanski, Berlin
"Something About Words", invited by The Reading Room, Bar Babette, Berlin
“Quatrain”, Dada Post, Berlin
2009 “Sarangbang guests & Baedari”, Space Beam, Incheon, Korea
“Prisiones y paraisos”, Alliance Française, Lima, Peru
"Street poetry", with B. Szepanski and S. Truté, Pdp, Berlin
2008 “Like an odyssey”, Modul, Dresden, Germany (solo)
"Honorons Honoré", De Garage, Mechelen, Belgium
"Prêt-à-porter", Kasseler Kunstverein, Kassel
“First step into private space”, Pesci pneumatici, Bologna, Italy (solo)
“Stadt als Oberfläche»”, Galerie „Akademia“, Sofia, Bulgaria
2007 “Take me to the edge of heaven”, Kunstraum Bethanien, Berlin
“Art4lux”, Casino Luxembourg, Luxemburg
“Threated”, Gallery Spring, Brooklyn, USA
Public art projects
2012 'Letter Performance', Grande-Synthe, France
2010 'Celebration of the Bow River', TRUCK / City of Calgary Public Art Program, Calgary, Canada
2009 'Public Studio _ IV', Space Beam, Incheon, Korea
2008 'Sagang market`, Litmus, Assan, Korea
Residences, grants (selection)
2011 NKD, Dale, Norway
2010 Hordaland Kunstsenter, Bergen, Norway
Bmukk, Vienna, Austria
2007 Goldrausch Künstlerinnenprojekt, Berlin
Künstlerhaus Lukas, Ahrenshoop, Germany
2005 Konstepidemin, Göteborg (Peja), Sweden
Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró, Mallorca, Spain