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Designer and transdisciplinary artist, I am specialized in textiles. At the crossroads of several fields, I combine fieldwork with the creation of materials, colors, universes, forms, and stories. I transpose the principles of textile construction to the scale of objects, spaces and narratives in order to propose new perspectives of eco-responsible production, and consumption. Rooted in a technical, historical and social textile culture, the solutions tend to be resilient, the materials local, and innovative and the assemblages intelligent.

My nomadic life inspires me to research the forms of living. When starting a project, the observation is usually free from expectations, the space is left empty allowing me to raise local and contemporary issues. I work observing the surrounding world, the available resources, analyzing our relationships with built and natural space and with our possessions in order to create projects where the processes and the encounters matter more than the final shape.

I work as an independent designer since 2017, I graduated from ENSCI-Les Ateliers with a master’s in textile design with a distinction for innovation in 2018 and from ENSAAMA  with a bachelor’s in fashion and environment design in 2014.
Since 2020 I develop collaborative performing art projects with Collectif Trouble. Since 2021, I am an active member of the Floating University Berlin association. 




contact
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inspirational approach
           


" The game rules of the handyman, Levi-Strauss writes, is that he always manages with ‘he has on hand’, meaning with a finite and heterogeneous set of tools and materials he finds around him. The activity of the handyman is developing through the opportunities, the chances that he can take: in the line of a ragman, he picks up bits of strings, he recycles residues and abandoned objects that linger here and there. He hijacks their purpose and original use to serve something else, that is to say, other senses. But above all, remember that the handyman is someone who lets himself be solicited by the possible meanings and uses that he finds in objects and materials. For the handyman, the space around him and what it contains are not neutral and exist in a homogeneous indifference. Covered with traces and signs the environment has a face, reliefs, folds; a physiognomy carrying meaning and values. "


Jean-Marc Besse in “Habiter”




news / upcoming :
- Selected artist for Villa Albertine - 2024 San Francisco
Research project  where I will be exploring the Californian territory and conduct a sensitive research on fires and megafires in the region by studying traditional ecological practices in contact with local populations, with Native Americans among others, collecting stories and materials. This project is a follow up of some of my wild wonderings in Corsica. More about the Villa Albertine. 


GROUP SHOWS
DISTURBED WATERS
Dubniczay Palace, House of Arts, Veszprém: video installation with Collectif Trouble, 2023
BALATORIUM
Lake Balaton Beach x ECOLOGICAL WEEKEND, European Capital of Culture Veszprém: video installation with Collectif Trouble, 2023
PASSAGES AU JARDIN
In the city and gardens of Bozouls, 2022
VITRINE POUR UN.E DESIGNER
Villa Cavrois, Croix, 2021
REFUGES
Musée Dauphinois, Grenoble, 2020 - 2021
L’ENVERS DES PENTES
• Centre d’Art Contemporain Villa du Parc, Annemasse, 2020
• Centre d'Art La Halle, Pont-en-Royans, 2020
• Centre d’Art Contemporain Les Capucins, Embrun, 2020
MULTIPLES
Showcase Gallery, Grenoble, 2019 
FESTIVAL 100% / L’EXPO
La Vilette, Paris 2019 
DU TEXTILE ET DE LA COULEUR - DIPLÔMES TEXTILE
ENSCI-Les Ateliers gallery, Paris 2018 



SOLO SHOWS
FIBERS - FÊTE DES PLANTES
Citadella, Corte, 2023
FABBRICA DESIGN - FIBERS
Palazzu Naziunale, Corte, 2022
MIRADAS (ENTRE)TEJIDAS - UN CAMINO TEXTIL POR MEXICO
Biblioteca Vasconcelos, Mexico City, Mexico, 2019
10 DIAS - TRAMAS
Museo de Artes Graficas, Saltillo, Mexico, 2019
10 DIAS - ENCUENTROS
Museo Leonora Carrington, San Luis Potosi, Mexico, 2019
10 DIAS - IDENTIDADES
Museo Regional, Querétaro, Mexico, 2019
10 DIAS - INTERSECCIONES
Fab Lab Yucatan, Merida, Mexico, 2019
10 DIAS - JUNTAR
Casa de la Ciudad, San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico, 2019
10 DIAS - DUALIDAD
Museo Roman Piña Chan, Tenango del Valle, Mexico, 2019

ART RESIDENCIES & DESIGN CONTEST
VILLA ALBERTINE 2024
Upcoming. Research project about fires, bonfires, wild fires and mega fires. San Francisco, 2024. 
BALATORIUM (AIR II)
With Collectif Trouble, research on the topic of INVASIVENESS in the Lake Balaton region, in parternership with the National Park of Balaton region. Part of Veszprém -  European Capital of Culture 23. Hungary, 2023
CULTURES D’AVENIR PROGRAM
Research and collective learning project in collaboration with the Centre Pompidou (Paris), the Centre de Cultura Contemporània  (CCCB, Bareclona) and the Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW, Berlin), 2023
FABBRICA DESIGN RESIDENCY
Research in design residency exploring local corsican raw material: vegetal fibers. Corte, 2022
LA REDOUTE INTÉRIEURS x VPD
Design of a piece of furniture, finalist of the contest, 2020 - 2021
LE FIL BLEU x ACT
Performative art residency, with Collectif Trouble in Dordogne, 2021
L’ENVERS DES PENTES - ARTIST IN A MOUNTAIN REFUGE RESIDENCY
Refuge de La Lavey,  Parc National des Écrins, 2019
ITINERANT TEXTILE RESIDENCY IN MEXICO
Alliances Françaises du Mexique,
Mexico, 2019



COLLABS & CLIENTS
ENSCI-Les Ateliers 2023, COLLECTIVITÉ DE CORSE + FONDATION DE L’UNIVERSITÉ DE CORSE 2023, HFBK HAMBURG 2023RAUMLABOR.BERLIN 2022- 2021SOFT AGENCY 2021, ENSAD NANCY 2021, FLOATING (UNIVERSITY) BERLIN 2021, SOCIÉTÉ CHOLETAISE DE FABRICATION 2020-2021, ATELIER LUMA 2019-2020-2021, LA REDOUTE INTÉRIEURS 2020-2021, BIG BANG PROJECT 2020, ELEVEN ORGANICS 2020, VALIDITY 2019, EKOS BRASIL 2019, JONGERIUSLAB 2016-2017, VERITY MAGAZINE 2015, PINEDA COVALIN 2013, ...



COLLECTIVE PLACES OF ENCOUNTERS & COCREATION
FLOATING (UNIVERSITY) BERLIN association member, artist, researcher and curator < 2021, RAUMLABOR.BERLIN Plastische Demokratie, 2021, COLLECTIF TROUBLE < 2021,  COLLECTIF ETC La Place des Possibles, 2020-2021, CONVERSAS BERLIN 2020, STUN CAMP Yes We Camp, 2019, PROMENADES BLANCHES Signe d’Automne, 2018, CASERMA PEPE Encore Heureux, 2018, BIENNALE DU PAYSAGE DE BLOIS 2018, BELLASTOCK 2015, ...



Member of Floating e.V. and co-founder of Collectif Trouble




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