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.  


Born in 1988 in Lyon, France, Hugo Deverchère graduated from ENSAD Paris (École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs) and from Le Fresnoy - National studio for contemporary arts. His work has recently been exhibited and screened in Palais de Tokyo (Paris FR), FRAC Grand Large (Dunkirk), Pearl Art Museum (Shanghai), the International Film Festival Rotterdam, CPH:DOX (Copenhagen), Ars Electronica (Linz) and the Festival du nouveau cinéma (Montreal).

Driven by an almost scientific approach, Hugo Deverchere’s work attempts to set up a body of experiences which are just as many ways to question and evaluate our relationship with the world. Whether based on stories, collected data, captured or simply found images, his research often involves processes such as modelization, conversion, and transposition.

The resulting forms act as a prism between reality and its representations, revealing the interval which separates our perception of the world and the knowledge and awareness we have of it. By questioning the role of imagination and collective memory in our approach to reality, the artist wishes to highlight phenomena and events which by their very nature are intangible and therefore remain subject to doubt and uncertainty.  

Artist Portrait | Photo © Diane Arques / ADAGP, Paris, 2018



1988 France
Live and work in Paris


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

Meeting of Particles in Solid Bodies, curated by Atelier Martel, Atelier Martel, Paris, France
LA ISLA DE LAS SIETE CIUDADES, Galerie Sator Komunuma, Romainville, France

PREVIEW - The Far Side, DUMONTEIL, Shanghai, China

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, Switzerland

ITINERANCE Nantes, curated by Virginie Bourget, Fine Arts of Nantes, France
YOUNG COLORS, curated by Caroline David & Siegrid Demyttenaere,Institute of Photography, Lille, France
SUPERNATURE,curated by Eléonore Levai, Chapelle XIV, Paris, France
Bercer la Matrice, CAC La Traverse, Alfortville, France
Upside Down, DOC, Paris, France
ITINÉRANCE Paris, Académie des beaux-arts, Paris, France

Viva Villa! - Les Vies Minuscules, Collection Lambert, Avignon, France
Dreaming the Universe, Musée de la Poste, Paris, France Jeune Création #69, Fondation Fiminco, Romainville, France

Ascending City, 2019 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism & Architecture - Shenzhen Museum of Contemporary Art and Urban Planning, Shenzhen, China
Deep Blue - A Tribute to Tara, DUMONTEIL, Shanghai, China
Plein Vent - Halle aux Sucres, Dunkirk, France D’un Soleil à l’autre - Le Bel Ordinaire, Pau, France
[MACRO MOON] - Museo di Arte contemporanea di Roma, Italy
Continuous Refle(a)ction - Beijing Riverside Art Museum, Beijing, China
Sans Gravité, une poétique de l’air - Ardenome - EDIS endowment fund, Avignon, France

(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

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

Planète Art Solidaire Prize, Paris, France
Winner of the Atelier Martel - Jeune Création Prize, Paris, France

2019 - 2020
Académie de France à Madrid, Casa de Velázquez - Madrid, Spain

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

C3L2 Play / Cross Border Living Lab - Mons, Belgium Bourse Neuflize OBC

SìM Artist Residency - Reykjavik, Islande 


2024.01.13 – 2024.03.02
Bldg 105, 199 Hengshan Road 200031 Shanghai China
2024.01.13 – 2024.03.02
Bldg 105, 199 Hengshan Road 200031 Shanghai China
2023.04.25 – 2023.06.01
Bldg 105, 199 Hengshan Road 200031 Shanghai China
2023.06.01 – 2023.07.29
DUMONTEIL Contemporary
8 Rue d'Aboukir 75002 Paris
2023.06.01 – 2023.07.29
DUMONTEIL Contemporary
8 Rue d'Aboukir 75002 Paris
2022.02.19 – 2022.03.19
8 rue d'Aboukir 75002 Paris, France
2021.11.23 – 2022.01.10
Shanghai, China
2019.09.21 – 2019.10.27
Shanghai, China


2021 Libération - L'île des sept villes, les poussiéreuses cités d'or, 11th August
2019 Connaissance des Arts - New talent, by Véronique Bouruet Aubertot February 2019
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 November 2017