ARTWORKS

Cosmorama (recordings)
Cosmorama (recordings) explores and gives tangible form to an inaccessible stratum of the lighting spectrum. Divided into a few subsections, this series of cyanotypes has been produced in collaboration with Teide Observatory, an astronomical observatory on Mount Teide in Tenerife, Spain. Stellar star clusters were shot by a telescope, images recreated from data trying an impossible cartography of the Universe dark matter: pieces of volcanic rocks which composition is similar to one of some meteors, signs of animal presence collected in a lava desert where NASA tested Curiosity rover before sending it to Mars, plant shapes gathered in a primal forest witnessing the state of our continent 50 million years ago : this series rebuilds a world out of the world disrupting and transcending spatial and temporal scales.

These images have been generated thanks to a process of infrared photography usually used by astronomers to observe deep-sky objects such as planets, nebula and black holes located outside from our galaxy. Also developed by an astronomer, cyanotype is a photographic printing process enabling us to generate imprints of those rays invisible to the naked eye.  

BIOGRAPHY

Born in 1988 in Lyon (France), Hugo Deverchère graduated from ENSAD, National Superior School of Decorative Art. In 2016, he pursued his studies at Le Fresnoy – National Studio for Contemporary Art in Turcoing, where he graduated with honor and received the label “Major Contribution to Le Fresnoy’s Productions”. He currently lives and works in Paris.

Driven by almost scientific logic, Hugo Deverchère’s work tries to offer a series of experiences similar as trails questioning and reevaluating our links with the world. From stories to data collected and images shot, created or simply found, his researches use indeed different processes such as modeling, transposition or conversion.

These shapes produced to act as a prism between reality and its representations. They witness the gap splitting up our perception of the world and the knowledge we have. By questioning the role of imagination and collective memory on our perception of reality, the artist wants to highlight phenomena and events whose intangible nature remains uncertain and subject to doubt.

Hugo Deverchère’s work has been exhibited at Palais de Tokyo (Paris), Pearl Art Museum (Shanghai) and during Nuit Blanche (Paris). 

CURRICULUM VITAE

HUGO DEVERCHÈRE

1988 France
Live and work in Paris

EDUCATION

2016 - 2018 Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains,Tourcoing
2007 - 2011 ENSAD / École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris
2006 - 2007 ENSAPC / École Nationale Supérieure d’Arts de Paris - Cergy SOLO

EXHIBITIONS

2018 The Crystal & the Blind [PART 2] - 3 bis f | Centre d’art, Aix en Provence, France
Objects in the mirror might be closer than they appear - Indiana, Vevey, Suisse

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019 Jeune Création - Fondation Fiminco, Romainville, France (upcoming)
2018 (Re)Model The World - Pearl Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Chroniques 2018 - Biennale des Imaginaires Numériques, Marseille / Aix, France
Nuit blanche 2018 - La Géode, Paris, France
Panorama 20 - Le Fresnoy - Studio National des Arts Contemporains,Tourcoing, France
Collection Lemaître x Le Fresnoy - Metropolis Art Center, Beijing, China
La Poética Tecnológica - Cineteca Rosalío Solano, Querétaro, Mexico
2017 Le Rêve des formes - Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
Echos Dunkerquois - F.R.A.C Grand Large, Dunkerque, France
Vice Versa 4.0 - Transcultures, Charleroi, Belgium
Panorama 19 - Le Fresnoy - Studio National des Arts Contemporains, Tourcoing, France

PRIZES & RESIDENCIES

2018 Prix des amis du Fresnoy for The Crystal & the Blind
Finaliste du Prix International de la Fondation Vasarely pour les Arts Numériques
DICRéAM - CNC / Aide à la production
Résidence de création - 3 bis f | Centre d’art, Aix en Provence, France
2017 C3L2 Play / Cross Border Living Lab - Mons, Belgium
Bourse Neuflize OBC
2013 SìM Artist Residency - Reykjavik, Islande

PRESS

2018 Croniques 2018, Biennale des imaginaires numériques - Catalogue December 2018
Le Monde - La biosphère pensante d’Hugo Deverchère, par Eric Loret Journal Le Monde du 18.08.2018
Revue NOTO #11 - Portrait par Pascal Bernard August 2018 Panorama 20 - Catalogue September 2018
2017 PALAIS # 25 - The Dream of Forms - Magazine du Palais de Tokyo June 2017
Roman - Catalogue de l’exposition Panorama 19 September 2017
Beaux Arts - Cinq artistes à découvrir à Panorama 19, par Julie Ackermann September 2017
Ca psules Memorekall, Cosmorama sur Rekall.fr November 2017 

EXHIBITIONS

2019.09.21 – 2019.10.27
Shanghai, China

PRESS