Presentation

In the Uprising series, Ugo Schiavi takes over bits of statues that he chooses in the public space by using the techniques of imprint and moulding. Most of the time he gets help from a partner in crime who will 'lay » an arm or a foot on a specificpart before the artist immortalises the strange encounter between the two body fragments: one contemporary and alive, and the other frozen in history. The artist describes the opération as « vandal moulding » as it requires a certain level of organisation and great speed in order to avoid some represen-tative of the authorities putting an end to it,even though the intervention has no consequences one the public monument.Back to the studio, he pours concrete into the mould which can only be used once. Therefore the resulting sculptures operates like a shift which would be turning of a monument designed to last through the years into a fragile fragment of solidified present time

Gaël Charbau

Biography

Born in 1987 in Neuilly-sur-Seine. Lives and works in Marseille, France.


EDUCATION

2010 - 2011              
DNSEP VILLA ARSON ? Ecole Nationale Supérieure d?Art, Nice

2006 ? 2009            
DNAP VILLA ARSON ? Ecole Nationale Supérieure d?Art, Nice



SOLO SHOWS

2017            
Uprising, The Pill gallery, Istanbul, Turquie

2016            
Rebuscadores de oro, El Parche, Bogota, Colombia

2015            
Battlefiel, The Little Red Shcool house, Eden, North Carolina, USA                    
Z (avec Ken Sortais), Usine Utopik, Tessy-sur-vire, Normandie, France

2014            
Face Nord, SNAP gallery, Lyon, France

2012            
Looters will be shot (avec Thomas Teurlai), Galerie de la Marine, Nice, France



GROUP SHOWS

2017            
Prix des ateliers de la ville de Marseille, Friche belle de Mai, Marseille
Scabellon, Galerie Double V, Marseille

2016            
Memento, Galerie Double V, Marseille                     
EDEN, Aperture gallery, New York                    
Une Inconnue d?Avance, Villa Emerige, Paris                    
Generosity, galerie XPO, Paris                    
Dogwood, Cité Internationale Des Arts, Paris


2015            
Ad Hoc, La station, Nice                    
Seine Saint-Denis Style, G8, Cité Des Arts, Paris                    
Premières Lignes, Hotel des Arts, Toulon                    
Gestalt, MAMAC, Nice

2013            
Des corps compétents, Villa Arson, Nice                    
Saison 17, Lieu Commun, Toulouse                    
Festinova, Tbilissi, Géorgie                    
Festival des arts éphémères, Marseille

2012            
Sunshine and Precipitation, Catalyst Arts, Belfast, Irlande                    
L?enclave, HLM, Marseille                   
WATT , La Station, Nice

2011            
Young and Restless, Vidéochroniques, Marseille                     
Demain c?est loin, Villa Arson, Nice



RESIDENCIES

04-05 2016   
Dos Mares/ El Mentidero, Bogota, Colombie

09/10 2015   
Usine Utopik, Tessy-sur-vire, Normandie, France

02/05 2015   
PLAC, Toulon, France

2013/ 2014   
Cité internationale des Arts, Paris

08/09 2013   
Villa Garikula, Tbilissi, Géorgie          

2011/2013    
La Station, Nice, France

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