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

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
Ascending City, 2019 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism & Architecture - Shenzhen Museum of Contemporary Art and Urban Planning, Shenzhen, China (Upcoming)
Jeune Création 69 - Fondation Fiminco, Romainville, France (Upcoming)
Plein Vent - Halle aux Sucres, Dunkirk, France (Upcoming)
D’un Soleil à l’autre - Le Bel Ordinaire, Pau, France (Upcoming)
Deep Blue - Galerie Dumonteil Shanghai, China (Upcoming)
[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

PRESS

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 Rekall.fr November 2017 

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