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ABOUT

From the practice of painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, printmaking, performance and curating exhibitions, I have been developing a protean work since the late 90s.

Trained at the University of Rennes and then, accompanied by the art critic Denys Zacharopoulos, I moved to Addis Ababa in 1999. The adventure lasted 16 years: I created and directed three contemporary art galleries, taught art history at the School of Fine Arts and Design in Addis Ababa, and worked alongside artists on the Ethiopian scene.

I have been entrusted with the artistic direction of exceptional projects by renowned international institutions: UNESCO, the Goethe Institute, the Palais des Bozar in Brussels, the British Council, the African Union and the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which awarded me the prestigious AFAA prize for the atypical character and the requirement of my cultural proposals.

In 2016, I left Addis to settle on the shores of the Persian Gulf, in Dubai, putting my curatorial and art dealer practice on hold, in order to devote myself exclusively to teaching and developing my personal work. A residency in Liège, an off-show at the Dubai Art Fair and a commission from the MAK in Vienna will allow me to meet a new audience and to experiment with new territories.

In 2019, after a year’s residency in London, I will open my studio in Saint-Florent-Le-Vieil -where I was born- marking a new departure and a radical break in my artistic trajectory: painting becomes the main medium of my work.

From the practice of painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, printmaking, performance and curating exhibitions, I have been developing a protean work since the late 90s.

Trained at the University of Rennes and then, accompanied by the art critic Denys Zacharopoulos, I moved to Addis Ababa in 1999. The adventure lasted 16 years: I created and directed three contemporary art galleries, taught art history at the School of Fine Arts and Design in Addis Ababa, and worked alongside artists on the Ethiopian scene.

I have been entrusted with the artistic direction of exceptional projects by renowned international institutions: UNESCO, the Goethe Institute, the Palais des Bozar in Brussels, the British Council, the African Union and the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which awarded me the prestigious AFAA prize for the atypical character and the requirement of my cultural proposals.

In 2016, I left Addis to settle on the shores of the Persian Gulf, in Dubai, putting my curatorial and art dealer practice on hold, in order to devote myself exclusively to teaching and developing my personal work. A residency in Liège, an off-show at the Dubai Art Fair and a commission from the MAK in Vienna will allow me to meet a new audience and to experiment with new territories.

In 2019, after a year’s residency in London, I will open my studio in Saint-Florent-Le-Vieil -where I was born- marking a new departure and a radical break in my artistic trajectory: painting becomes the main medium of my work.

Author member of the ADAGP. Permission is required for any use of the works.

Author member of the ADAGP. Permission is required for any use of the works.