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 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.  

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

2021
LA ISLA DE LAS SIETE CIUDADES, Galerie Sator Komunuma, Romainville, France

2020
PREVIEW - The Far Side, DUMONTEIL, Shanghai, China

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, Switzerland
GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021
Bercer la Matrice, CAC La Traverse, Alfortville, France (Upcoming)
Upside Down, DOC, Paris, France 
ITINÉRANCE Paris, Académie des beaux-arts, Paris, France

2020
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

2019
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

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

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

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

EXHIBITIONS

2020.09.11 – 2020.10.10
Shanghai, China
2019.09.21 – 2019.10.27
Shanghai, China

PRESS

19 July 2019
+ Nowness (Chinese) - 这一小步,人类刚刚迈出了50年

2 Feburary 2019
+ Connaissance des Arts - New Talent, by Véronique Bouruet-Aubertot

December 2018
+ L’ Œil - Les nouveaux outils de l’art contemporain, by Stéphanie Lemoine
+ Chroniques, Biennale des Imaginaires Numériques Catalogue 

September 2018
+ Beaux Arts Magazine, Panorama 20 : dans les éprouvettes du Fresnoy, by Joséphine Bindé

18 August 2018
+ Le Monde - La biosphère pensante d’Hugo Deverchère, by Eric Loret
+ Revue NOTO #11 - Portrait, by Pascal Bernard

November 2017
+ Capsules Memorekall, Cosmorama sur Rekall.fr

September 2017
+ Beaux Arts Magazine - Cinq artistes à découvrir à Panorama 19, by Julie Ackermann
+ Panorama 19, Catalogue de l’exposition - Roman

June 2017
+ Magazine du Palais de Tokyo, PALAIS # 25 - The Dream of Forms