Education, Grants, Research, Residences​​​

2021              Abandon in Art Creation in Times of Crisis, talk, Phd seminar of Prof. Sandrine Morsillo, APESA Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne

2013 - pres.  Abandon and Holding in Contemporary art Practice, PhD student. Fine Arts, APESA, Paris , Pantheon-Sorbonne.  Advisor: Prof. Sandrine Morsillo.                                                           Defense projected for fall 2021

2018 - pres.   Plasticités, Member of research team, of ACTE institute Équipe d'Accueil (EA 7539) , Paris 1, Sorbonne-Pantheon.

2018              Abandon and Holding in Collective Creation, Co-organization, with Jeanne Laurent, of day-long symposium on Institut ACTE, Paris 1 La  Sorbonne                               

2015 - 2017    Grands Voisins I, Artist Resident at L'Hôpital Saint-Vincent de Paul, Paris, France.

2016 - 2018    EsPAS research team, member, part of ACTE institute, Sorbonne-Pantheon CNRS research institute and laboratory.

2014               Pixericourt, Curry Vavart, Artist's Residence, Paris, France.

2012-pres.      Permanent Member of Laboratoire du Geste.

2011-2014       Barbés Seminars, Aesthetics Research Group, participant, led by Jens Hauser

2011                 MFA, (Master of Fine Arts), Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne,Paris, France. Directed by Y. Toma. Jury: Yann Toma and Barbara Formis
​1997-1999        Master's level studies ( études DEA ) , Contemporary Art History, University Bordeaux 3, France, directed by D. Jarassé.

                         The Mandala, the Circle in Contemporary Art.

                         Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Studio Art, Pratt Institute, Studio Art, New York, USA.
                         Romulus Scholarship to study Studio Art in Venice.


Exhibitions/Screenings/Visual publications/Performances



2020              Badtime Stories, contribution to a filmed,, collective reading, projected in urban space during curfew, 25 November, led by Domus Artist Residencies.

2019              Pratt in Venice, paintings, Fondamenté Nové and Passageways, and drawings in group show, Steuben Gallery, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, USA.


2018              Corpus Vivant, activator, in performative activation by Melanie Perrier, led by Barbara Formis, Assises de la recherche symposium day

                      Institut Acte, Paris 1 la Sorbonne.

                     Corpus Vivant, activator in performative activation, led by Melanie Perrier, in the conference Decenter our vision of Europe: Emergence of NEw Forms, Cité                                           Universitaire, Paris. ABSTRACT-2.pdf ( (page 32)

2017              The Season of Words, installation, conception, direction and creation, with 350 participants. 

                       In the Eye of the Storm, solo exhibit and installation, Grands Voisins, Paris.

                       Art Urbain, mural, conception, direction and création, 5m x 6m, Mots des Voisins, Grands Voisins, Paris.

                       Living Corpus, performer in trilingual performance, with Laboratoire du Geste, EsPAS research team, institut ACTE (Panthéon-Sorbonne et CNRS), led by Mélanie                              Perrier, at Common Ground conference, American University in Paris.

                       Penelope, woven and sewn works and collage, Galerie Les Arts Voisins, Grands Voisins, Batîment Lelong, 82 avenue Denfert, Paris.

                       Voisins, le mois de la photo, photos, Grands Voisins, Batîment Lelong, 82 avenue Denfert, Paris.

                       Art Voisin, monotype, Les Grands Voisins, Paris.

2016               The Commons at La Linière, Grande Synthe, direction of large scale wall painting, (oeuvre individuel, avec aide de quatre étudiants de Beaux Arts de Paris) Grande                            Synthe migrant camp, France.

                       Poetic Mapping, photos and video and Les Voyelles, sculpture/installation, in Forms de gestes exhibit, Saint Etienne Mine Museum, France.

                       co-activator in Living Corpus: Gestures, with Laboratoire du Geste, EsPAS research team (Pantheon-Sorbonne and CNRS), CNRS, Pouchet

                       co-activator in Living Corpus: Migration, with Laboratoire du Geste, EsPAS research team (Pantheon-Sorbonne and CNRS), American University in Paris.

                       performer in Furtive Performance, with Laboratoire du Geste, EsPAS research team (Pantheon-Sorbonne and CNRS), La Sorbonne, Paris.

2015               Les nominés du Luxembourg Art Prize 2015, juried, Galerie Hervé Lancelin, Luxembourg (19 septembre - 31 octobre)

                       A Great Distance, Postcard Collective, juried, collage, drawing.

                       Image(s) Language(s), Pavé d'Orsay, Collective Gallery (two-person, juried), Paris 7th arrondisement, monotypes, collages, paintings, video.

2014               Anthropocene, Haus der Kulturen der Welt (House of World Cultures), Berlin (November), collage.

                       The And, Shakirail, Paris. collages, monoprint, object.

                        I Lost the Translation, Ecole de Beaux Arts, Paris, painting-object.

2013                Expo à Rueil-Malmaison, Paris Region, Drawings, Paintings, Collages.

                        Venus de Milo, Cover design and collective drawing, Ecole du Louvre Textbook.

                        Sacre du Printemps: Sacrilège(s), vidéo direction et performance, collaboaration, Semana del Audiovisuel (Audiovisual Week), Cordoba, Argentina.            

                        Le Sacre du Printemps: Sacre/ilège(s), direction of a portion of international collective video dance collage project (featured in, and Arté)      


2012                 A Visit to the Hospital (directed play and it's writing) Written and played by medical students, University Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France.

2011                 MFA Thesis Exhibition L'Abandon dansé (solo), Videos, photos and choreography of dance performance, La Sorbonne, Paris, France.

2004                 Paintings (solo), Les Marronniers, St Emilion, France.

2003                 The Four Elements (solo), collage, painting and embroidery (mixed) Château la Nauze, St Emilion, France.

2001                 The Five Senses, (solo), (paintings and installation) Chapelle St Sauver, Issy-les-Moulineaux, Paris Region, France.

​                         School of Fine Arts Museum of Boston Paris Exhibit, painting, collage, Maison de l'Inde, Paris, France.
                         Atelier du Laurier Rouge Exhibit, sculpted paintings, Burgundy, France.

1999                 Pont Aven Art School of Art Faculty Show, collage, mobile, drawing, (then affiliated with RISD  and Brown), Musée Le Carée Long, Brittany, France.
                         Wall Sculptures (solo), sculpted paintings, Les Brochettes, Paris, France.
                         Expressions, installation, object, La Vieille Eglise de Mérignac, Bordeaux Region, France.
                         Artistes Bordelais, sculpture, Domaine de Fantasie, Bordeaux, France.
                         Exposition Ricard, juried, painting, Gaz de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France.
                         Loués soient les artistes, paintings,  Vieux Chartrons, Bordeaux, France.
                         Etats d'esprits, sculpted objects and paintings, Espace Gambetta, Bordeaux, France.

1998                 Enfance et partage, juried, paintings, Gaz de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France.

1997                 Large Formats and Little Stitchings (solo), embroidered paintings, Cabinet Jean-Maris, Paris, France.
                         Very Liberal Adaptation of ''The Wiz', co-direction, and assisting adaptation of writing, with 120 children, American School in Paris Extension Program, France.
                         An Unforunate Choice, Direction, Co-writing with 12 teens. American School in Paris, France.
                         The Circus, Directed, Co-creation with 12 teens. American School in Paris, France.

1995                 Paintings (solo), Institut Pierre Boulenger, Paris Region, France.

1987                 Village Festival, Burgundy, Co-creation of decor and costumes.

1985                 Paintings (solo), Pratt Studios, New York, USA.
                         Student's Choice, painting, 2nd Prize, juried, Pratt Gallery, New York, USA.

1984                 Raw Art (two-person), painting, Main Gallery, New York, USA.
                         Venice, Main Gallery, painting, New York, USA.
                         Student's Choice, photo, Pratt Gallery,
juried,New York, USA.

​1983                 Story of Job, painting, Pratt Chapel, New York, USA.


2018               Radio BAL, entretiens d'étudiants de Beaux Arts de Paris

2017               Radio BAL, travail d'étudiants de Beaux Arts de Paris

2016               Radio BAL, travail d'étudiants de Beaux Arts de Paris

2015               Le Quotidien, Luxembourg.

2014                ParisVoice (webzine), France.

2013                Regards hybrides, (platforme vidéodanse) France

2001                  L'Est Eclair (newspaper), France.
1999                  France Ouest, August (newspaper), France.​

1998                  Sud Ouest, September (newspaper), France.
1998                  O2 (radio), Bordeaux, France.​

Selected Critical Writing/Translation/Interpretation

2015                 Danced Abandon: Holding and Letting in Screendance, article in Art in Motion: Current Research in Screendance, Cambridge Scholars Press.

2011 - pres       Translation of numérous peer-reviewed, published scholarly articles in art and art philosophy; art websites; art proposals.

2002 - pres       Interpretation of several international conferences in arts and aesthetics.

2011                  L'abandon dansé,  (Danced Abandon), masters thesis (Holding and Abandon in video and photography of dance).

Teaching in the Arts

2014-pres.          Lecturer, Ecole Nationale Superieur d'Architecture de Paris-Val de Seine, Paris, Exploring student projects, contemporary architecture and art in English.

2008-pres.          Lecturer, L'Ecole Nationale Superieur de Beaux Arts Paris, Exploring student's art projects in English, Organizing exhibits, radio programs, podcasts.
2008-pres.          Lecturer, Ecole Nationale Superieur d'Architecture de Paris-Belleville, Paris, Exploring student projects, contemporary architecture and art in Engish.

2014-2016          Lecturer, Paris 8, Art Seminar for MFA students, France.

2013- 2014         Lecturer, Ecole du Louvre, Paris, discussing contemporary art and student research in English with Art History students.
2008- 2013         Lecturer, La Sorbonne, Discussing student's Art, Aesthetics, Design, Cinema projects and research projects in English, Art Department, Paris.
2008-2010          Lecturer, IESA Multimedia, Discussing Illustration, Layout, Web Design, etc, in English, Paris, France.
2003-2008          Lecturer, IIM, Discussing Multi-media (project conception) in English with Multi-media Students, Pole Universitaire Leonard de Vinci, La Defense, Paris.
2002-2003          Art History Teacher, Institut de la Tour (High school), Paris, France.
2000-2005          Art Workshop Leader Trainer, AFAR, Paris, France, teaching hospital personel how to lead art workshops with patients.
1999-2004          Theatre and Studio Art Workshop Leader, Centre Medical Psycho-Pedagogique, Saint-Mandé, Paris region, France.
2001-2004          Art Workshop Leader, Hopital Correntin-Celton, Issy-les-Moulineaux, Paris Region, France.
2000-2001          Lecturer, School of Museum of Fine Arts Boston in Paris, France. 
1999-2000          Art Workshop Leader, Institut Pierre Boulenger, Paris Region, France.
1990-1999          Art Workshop Leader, Michel Bidoire Institute, Paris, France.
1997-1999          Lecturer of “Current Events in Art”, Ecole de Communication Visuelle, Bordeaux, France.
1990-1998          Art/Theater Teacher, American School in Paris Extension Program. 
1989                   Cinema Studies Lecturer, Ecole Centrale de Paris, France.
1985-1988          Drawing Instructor, Boston Centre for Adult Education, Boston, MA, USA.
1986                   Drawing Instructor, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, MA, USA.
1986                   Studio Art Workshop Leader, Fuller Museum,  Brockton, MA, USA.
1985                   Art Teacher, Mount Kenya Academy, Nyeri, Kenya.
1984                   Studio Art Teacher, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY, USA.
1983-1984          Studio Art Teacher, Drawing Instructor, Saturday Art School, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, USA.

Selected Lectures Conferences, Round Tables

2018.                   L'abandon et le Maintien dans le processus de création collective, Co-organization of symposium with Jeanne Laurent, Centre Saint Charles, Paris 1 La                                              Sorbonne, avec EsPAS Equipe, de la laboratoire de recherche institut ACTE.


2017                    L'abandon et le Maintien dans le processus créatif, avec un regard sur l'art collaboratif, Grands Voisins Paris

2016                    Artists round table moderator for Geste technique, geste mnémotechnologique, Musée de la mine

2016                    The Cut-up, Ministry of Economy, Finance and Industry, Paris, France.

2013                    Street Art, Ministry of Economy, Finance and Industry, Paris, France.

2013                    Danced Abandon: Abandon and Holding in the creative process in general and in videodance in particular, Festivale International de Vidéo Danse de Bourgogne.   2012                    Street Art, Ecole Nationale superieure d'Architecture de Paris-Belleville, France.
2011                    What is a Self-portrait? What is not a Self-portrait? Looking at Two Contemporary Photographers, Ministry of Economy, Finance and Industry, Paris, France.    ​
2009                    New York as an Art Center from the 40s to the 80s, Ministry of Economy, Finance and Industry, Paris.
1998                    The Circle/Mandala in Contemporary Art, Association Bordeaux-Los Angeles, Bordeaux, France.
1994                    Finding New Solutions Through Visual Thought, Fondation Jean Dausset, Paris, France.