Amélie Bouvier

 

Amelie Bouvier (1982, France) lives and works in Brussels, Belgium. Her practice begins with the utilization of archival images and diagrams from various sources, such as scientific and military archives, Google and science-fiction material, exploring lines between real and imagined perceptions. Her laborious drawings transform images and specific details of events in order to provide new perspectives on the identity and agency of place, time and epistemological building blocks. In addition to her personal work, Amelie is an active member in the project “Not Enough Room for Space.” She has had several noteworthy exhibitions including those at Harlan Levey Projects in Brussels, Museo Patio Herreriano (Valladolid, Spain), Carpe Diem, Arte e Pesquisa (Lisbon, Portugal), Plataforma Revolver, (Lisbon, Portugual), Sabrina Amrani Gallery (Madrid, Spain), the Verbeke Foundation (Antwerp, Belgium), and at the Museu da Cidade (Lisbon, Portugal). Her work has been included in the 16th Biennale de Cerveira and in the 6th Biennale de São Tomé e Principe. She was selected for the Iselp prize “Hors d’Oeuvre” in Brussels and was named the best emerging artist at Just Mad in Madrid, as well as a finalist for the CIC’Art Prize.

 

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Education

2008
DNSEP - Diplôme National Supérieur d’Expression Plastique - Institut Supérieur des Arts de Toulouse, France.

2006
DNAP - Diplôme National des Arts Plastiques, - Institut Supérieur des Arts de Toulouse, France.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2016
Others May Follow, ISELP, Brussels (BE)

2014
Sidewise Glance, Harlan Levey Projects, Brussels, Belgium
Contemplative State nº2, Museo Patio Herreriano, Valladolid, Spain
Catoptics, Javier Silva Gallery, Valladolid, Spain

2013
Un obstacle avait arrêté les efforts, Eternal Gallery, Tours, France

2012
Um Continuum em três tempos, Carpe Diem, Arte e Pesquisa, Lisbon, Portugal
Instante (intra) Lugar, curated by Maria de Fátima Lambert, at QuaseGaleria, Oporto, Portugal

Selected Group Exhibitions and Screenings

2016
Current Residents & Associate, Greylight Projects, Brussels, Belgium
A Pele e a Espessura do Desenho II, Sesc Ipiranga, São Paulo, Brazil
Out of Place Artefacts, in collaboration with Anouchka Oler, Javier Silva Gallery, Valladolid, Spain

2015
No Matter How, Round and Square, in collaboration with Marcin Dudek at Ateliê Fidalga, São Paulo, Brazil
Others May Follow, ISELP, Brussels, Belgium
ISSO, De uma maneira ou de outra, curated by Eduardo Matos, at Plataforma Revolver, Lisbon, Portugal
A pele e a espessura do desenho, curated by Maria de Fátima Lambert, at Fundação das Comunicações, Lisbon, Portugal
Measuring the Immeasurable, curated by Iciar Sagarminaga at Sabrina Amrani Gallery, Madrid, Spain

2014
Screening of “We turn a Blind Eye On It” in collaboration with Marcin Dudek, Kunstfilmtage, Düsseldorf, Germany
Mostra14 - Central Station, Lisbon, Portugal
The Penthouse Art Event - Organised by Harlan Levey Projects, Bloom Hotel, Brussels, Belgium
JustMad Art Fair, showing with Javier Silva Gallery, Madrid, Spain

2013
Park + Ride at Verbeke Foundation, Belgium
Summa Art Fair, showing with Javier Silva Gallery, at Matadero, Madrid, Spain
Do barroco para o barroco, está a arte contemporânea, curated by Maria de Fátima Lambert, 17th Bienale de Cerveira, Casa de la Parra, Santiago de Compostela, Portugal, Spain
A Line a Year, ArteSantander 2013, in collaboration with Theo Firmo, showing with Javier Silva Gallery, Santander, Spain
JustMad 4 Art Fair, showing with Javier Silva Gallery, Madrid, Spain

2012
End of the World Party, at Nadine Feront Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
[chamo silêncio à linguagem que já não é orgão de nada] ... (after Pascal Quignard) at QuaseGaleria, Oporto, Portugal
Snapshot, at Galerie Nadine Feront, Brussels, Belgium
Correspondência, at Museo de Arte Prehispánico Rufino Tamayo, Oaxaca, Mexico
Africando, curated by Adelaide Ginga, at GAD, in articulation with the 6ª Bienal de São Tomé e Principe, Lisbon, Portugal
Património, curated by Adelaide Ginga, Itinerância da 6ª Bienal de São Tomé e Principe, Museu da Cidade, Lisbon, Portugal

2011
Passante no Mundo, Paulo Reis e Cª, QuaseGaleria, Oporto, Portugal
6ª Bienal de Arte e Cultura de São Tomé e Principe curated by Adelaide Ginga, São Tomé e Principe
Quatro apontamentos e um não lugar, curated by Paulo Reis and Lourenço Egreja, 16th Bienal de Cerveira, Cerveira, Portugal
Project Rooms, Junho das artes, Óbidos, Portugal
Prix Jeune Création Moulin Saint-Remy des Arts, France

Awards & Grants and Residencies

2017
Residency at Frans Masareel, Kasterlee (BE)

2015
Artichok grant - delivered by the BIJ, Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Belgium
Winner of the prize Hors-d’oeuvre ISELP, Brussels, Belgium
Residency at Ateliê Fidalga, São Paulo (BR)

2013
Winner of the prize Emergent Artist - Just Mad Art Fair, Madrid, Spain

2011
Finalist of the Prize CIC’ART, France
The Audience award prize at the Prix Jeune Création, Moulin Saint-Remy des Arts, France

2010
Inov-Art grant 2th edition: Grant from portuguese cultural minister, Portugal

Collaborative Projects

2012 - 2014
Collaboration with Enough Room for Space, Brussels (BE), on the projects:
DiARTgonale Special Edition (2012 – 2013)
and Uncertainty Scenarios (from 2014)

2012 - 2014
Collaboration with Multiplos Carpe Diem Arte e Pesquisa, Lisbon (PT)

Selected Bibliography

Articles
-Benoit Dusart, “Search & Destroy”, L’Art Même, September 2015
-Kurt Snoekxin, “WunderKammer - Amélie Bouvier”, Agenda Magazine, November, 2014
-Julio Tovar, “Amélie Bouvier, cartografía los escenarios de fragilidad”, El Mundo, March 2014
-“La galeria Javier Silva gana el premio JustMad de arte emergente”, últimoCero, February, 2013
-Marie Gosselin, “La géographie comme une oeuvre d’art”, la nouvelle république, February, 2013
-Catherine Callico, “5 bonnes raisons de voir l'expo "End of the world Party””, Victoire, December, 2012
-Laura Pastor, ““Pingue-Pongue” – Instante [intra] Lugar de Amélie Bouvier,QuaseGleria, EspaçoT, Oporto”, PAC plataforma de arte contemporanea, October, 2012
-Miguel Matos, “Carpe Diem e Festa”, TimeOut Lisboa, June, 2012
-Sonia Ávila, “Portugal leva arte a Oxaca”, Excelsior, March, 2012
-Teresa Pizarro, “Quatro apontamentos e um não lugar”, Molduras, Antena2 RTP, July, 2011
-“Saint-Remy. Les Jeunes Artistes à l’honneur", La Depeche, July, 2011

Catalogues
-CDAP 5 years, 2014
-Catalogue Miradas de Mujeres, 2014
-17ª Bienal de Cerveira, Exhibition catalog, 2013
-ArteSantander2013 XXII feira de arte contemporanéo, ArtFair catalog, 2013
-02 Amélie Bouvier, Un obstacle avait arrêté les efforts, Exhibition catalog, Eternal Gallery, 2013
-16ª Bienal de Cerveira, Exhibition catalogue, 2011
-Junho das artes, Arte contemporanea, Exhibition catalogue, 2011
-Final-Figt, Exhibition catalogue, 2008

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