Professors in art, design and graphic design
Samuel Aden is a French-Somalian designer and a teacher at the isdaT. He divides his time between applied and fundamental research.His work focuses on the phenomenology of listening, and particularly on the perception of silence. In 2020, he founded the International Institute of Good Vibrations.
Graphic design history
Biography coming soon
Hervé Ambal graduated from the Toulouse School of Architecture in 2006 with the project “Architectural Metamorphosis in the Old Town”, which was followed by a DNSEP in Interior Design obtained at the School of Fine Arts. During his end-of-study internship, he was involved in the reconstruction of the Baphuon temple in Angkor in Cambodia (École Française d’Extrême Orient), where he refined his perception of the construction of a site, its context as well as the vast territory modelled by mankind. He is co-manager, architect and urban planner of Atelier AR357.
Drawing, volume, material library
Sandra Aubry holds a DNSEP obtained from the European School of Art in Brittany, Rennes site. Her multidisciplinary practices in a variety of arts seeks to recreate our link between the past and the living. She has been working together with artist Sébastien Bourg since 2008. She has participated in several residencies and her work is presented in various institutions in France and abroad during personal and collective exhibitions as well as fairs (Art Paris, Fiac, Drawing now, Fondation Vasarely, CCC Tours, Galerie Mixed Greens, New York…). Her work has also been commissioned as public works (Commission from the Centre Pompidou-Metz, “1% artistique” in Montargis, commission from the Central Region, etc.). Finally, she was invited to run workshops at an art school and worked as a replacement at the ESBA in Angers in 2015 to aid in both the programme and projects. Since 2008, she has been occasionally dabbling in cinema, theatre and advertising as artistic director, scenographer and model maker. She has been working at isdaT since 2015 as a drawing and volume teacher in year 1 and as part of the design department.
Lionel Bataille, engineer from the University of Technology in Compiègne, teaches design courses and works in object design, technology, creativity, AutoCAD and Rhino3D. He also runs the model workshop. After his national service at the Centre Universitaire de Tlemcen (Algeria) and a first experience at TECHNAL, architectural aluminium systems, he founded INTEGRAL DESIGN, an industrial design agency, in Toulouse in 1987. Since 2006, he has participated in research programmes at COLDINNOV on solar refrigeration and air conditioning solutions primarily intended for Africa and the Middle East and on cooling systems based on an original thermochemical process and the recovery of fatal heat. His projects have received several awards: 2009 “CleanTech Republic” and 2010 “L’Usine Nouvelle” Innovation & Ecodesign prizes, 2011 Midi-Pyrénées region export trophy, 2013 jury prize for the Assises Étudiantes du Développement Durable and 2014 “Innovation & Industrial Development” from the University of Compiègne, 2014 “Technical Innovation” Trophy from ESSEC Business School.
Yeelena de Bels
Biography coming soon
Painting and drawing
After studying at the Lyon School of Fine Arts (ENSBA) and the Hamburg School of Art (HFBK), Simon Bergala lived in Berlin, Los Angeles and then Paris. His work, which is mainly related to painting and how it can form the concept of social space, has been shown at the Hinterconti gallery and at HFBK in Hamburg as well as in Berlin. His works have also been shown at the Frac Limousin, at the Galerie du college Marcel Duchamp EMBAC Châteauroux, at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibition (LACE), at the Institut d’Art Contemporain de Villeurbanne for the Rideaux/Blinds exhibit, at the Tôlerie in Clermont-Ferrand or even at Ygrec as part of a collaboration with “Joy”. Besides his painting work, he is currently developing a work together with artist and couturier Paul Desravines. Along with his practices, he writes about artists regarding exhibitions and publications and has occasionally curated exhibitions. He contributed to the ACTH research group (Contemporary Art and Time of History), then carried out more personal works. As an extension of his painting work, this research questioned the symbolic function of the exhibition space, its relations with the city, with common spaces. This study then focused on the way in which the concepts of Édouard Glissant—of everyone, relationships, and creolisation—can open up a new perspective on certain artistic practices.
In 1998, Nathalie Bruyère founded POOL products with Lorenz Wiegand following her training at the DOmus Academy in 1994. POOL products develops simple objects that can be used by everyone in everyday life: they are ethically responsible, rational and take full advantage of a different production system. Our research develops the “plug-in” principle, which can be seen for example in italic brackets and Lampions lights, the shapes of which clearly express their mode of manufacture. The result of an industrial process designed to achieve maximum flexibility, these objects, like the parts of a Meccano toy, can be set up and used according to the specific needs of a person at a given time. In association with the architect Pierre Duffau, she created the Duffau & Associés agency and the Ultra Ordinaire international research thinktank. She explores this concept on a larger scale and focuses on the productive relationship between new technologies and other manufacturing tools, tying all to the “share” economy. She is responsible for the research project Global Tools, today which allows her to create a dialogue surrounding Global Tools in the form of interviews with the main founders of the Italian radical movement. This research work aims to question and disentangle the concepts of time and their future in the contemporary practice of design. The final result of this research project will be a first edition at isdaT and was carried out with Victor Petit, preface Catherine Geel.
“For several years, I have withdrawn from what should be called an artistic career and my activity in this field has materialized in the form of written production and research on paper and in volume which punctuates and is a product of what I would like to call ‘domestic workshop’. The latter means that the materials, patterns, production rhythm and destination of these objects are, as much as possible, directly linked to the economy of this (domestic) space. They are visible in my open workshop or produced for the purpose of being given or exchanged. Sometimes I respond to a friendly invitation for a work intended for a public or private space. In progress. Texts: _ Journal _ Misfortune is good for everything. Volume: _ Utensils (table sculptures). Drawing: _ That’s enough fun and games (notebooks) I am, moreover, a full-time teacher which more than satisfies my desire for sharing the necessities of art.”
Laurence Cathala was born in 1981, she lives and works in Lyon. Her work is built around drawing and its relationship with writing and literature, with a focus as well on sculpture and installation. She graduated from the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Paris (2006), studied at the Emily Carr Institute of Arts in Vancouver (Ensba exchange program, Colin Lefranc scholarship, 2005), worked in Berlin after graduating (LVMH Young Designers Prize, 2007). She has participated in several residencies, personal and group exhibitions in France and abroad: Est-Nord-Est (Quebec, 2009), Urdla (Villeurbanne, 2012 and 2016), Fondation Bullukian (Lyon, 2013), ENAC, École National Civil Aviation Authority (Toulouse, 2014), Fondation Écureuil (Toulouse, 2015), Galerie 22.48 m2 (Paris, 2016), La Halle (Pont-en-Royans, 2016), Salon de Montrouge 2017, Galerie Manière Noire in Berlin, Crédac Centre d’art contemporain (Ivry, 2019)… She was nominated in 2017 for the Aware Prize organised by the Ministry of Culture and the Aware association – Association of Women Artists Research and Exhibitions. She is currently developing various unconventional art projects on publishing, writing and oral reading – crystal maze editorial performance with the Agence du Doute (Ensba, Paris, 2015, Urdla, Villeurbanne, 2017, Cave Poésie, Toulouse, 2019), readings performed during “Florilège 1- Sangama” (Paris, 2017), at the “Extra! des Littératures hors du livre” festival (Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2017) and on the occasion of the group exhibition “Brouhaha” in Belfort, curated by Michaël Roy). In 2021, she will be invited to the Maison de la poésie de Rennes for a residency focused on writing; she will also be invited by the FRAC de Haute Normandie as resident, as part of an event celebrating Flaubert and the writing of Madame Bovary’s novel.
Graphic design, typography
François Chastanet (1975), architect and graphic designer (DPLG National School of Architecture & Landscape Bordeaux/DEA “Architectural and urban project: theories and devices” at the School of Architecture of Paris-Belleville, doctoral school “City and Environment” / Post-grduate diploma Atelier National de Recherche Typographique – ANRT), co-founder of the TypoMorpho studio based in Bordeaux, has been teaching typography and type design since 2002 as part of the graphic design option at isdaT (and jointly from 2010 to 2012 as part of the design option at the École Supérieure d’Art et de Design in Saint Étienne – Esadse). Between graphic design projects and photographic documentaries, he explores the relationships between urban planning, architecture and written signage in a culturally globalised world, from institutional signage systems to ephemeral handwritten practices. He writes on urban epigraphy and the evolution of the Latin letter in public space at the articulation of the 20th and 21st centuries, particularly in South and North American megalopolises (Pixação: São Paulo Signature, XGpress, 2007 and Cholo Writing: Latino Gang Graffiti in Los Angeles, Dokument Press, 2009), on the tools of ephemeral calligraphic practices in Chinese public spaces (Dishu: Ground Calligraphy in China, Dokument Press, 2013) and on the teaching of typographic creation (Letters from Toulouse, Educational experiments in drawing letters, B42, 2018).
Valérie du Chéné
Painting, drawing, sound
Born in 1974 in Paris, she lives and works in Toulouse and Coustouge. It is important for her as an artist today to make visible mechanisms of life or elements of volumes which do not appear or are no longer there: “to make a fragment of reality visible”. For certain projects, Valérie du Chéné uses language in a formal form that involves doing surveys with volunteers before producing paintings, drawings or sculptures (Places named in Japan in 2010, Incidence in Paris in 2013). In 2014, she collaborated with historian Arlette Farge on the 18th century judicial archives in Paris, a book La Capucine s’adonne aux premiers venus released by Éditions La pionnière, as well as the exhibition L’Archipel at the CRAC LR in Sète. At the same time, Valérie du Chéné worked with the inmates of the Béziers Penitentiary Centre in partnership with the MRAC LR of Sérignan, the result of which is the book En mains propres published by Les éditions la villa saint clair in 2015, as well as an exhibition Mettre à plat le cœur au ventre at the bbb art centre in Toulouse in 2016. Since 2012, she has been a teacher and first-year coordinator at isdaT and runs three workshops: “Ondes à Sonder”, “Tomber dans l’espace” and “Les films ne poussent pas dans les arbres contrairement aux bananes qui murissent au soleil”. Since 2019, she has been invited to collaborate with Hervé Senant at the “Gender 2030” research seminar with end-of-cycle students and young artists. From 2017 to 2019, together with artist Régis Pinault, they produced a film Un ciel couleur laser rose fuchsia in Cerbère in partnership with the REGION and the DRAC Occitanie, with the support of the shandynamiques association and the contemporary art centre la Chapelle St Jacques, St Gaudens.
Multimedia artistic practices
Étienne Cliquet is an artist. He lives and works in Toulouse where he teaches at isdaT. His work takes place both on the Internet, in art venues and other settings. In 1999, he co-founded the Téléférique collective in collaboration with artists and computer scientists to create a site for downloads, the organisation of collective demos (Le Sous-Sol gallery in 2000 in Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou in 2001, space Immanence in Paris in 2002), and the production of online works (Mudam.lu in Luxembourg in 2002 or Le Magasin in Grenoble in 2005). From 2005, he developed research in computer-assisted origami which he published on the Ordigami.net site and exhibited in various institutions (Glassbox in Paris in 2008, XiYiTang in Shanghai in 2009, Les Capuçins in Embrun in 2011, François Schneider Foundation in Wattwiller in 2014, Gaité Lyrique in Paris in 2014, Printemps de Septembre in Toulouse in 2016, Rouen Photographic Centre in 2018), but also by participating in origami lover conventions in France and abroad. Some works are part of public spaces within the framework of the 1% (Paul Sabatier University in Toulouse in 2005) or in the form of frescoes in computer data centres (Datacentre-art.net).
Editing and images, co-leader of the editing workshop
David Coste is an artist whose practice involves the distribution and reinterpretation of images. His approach unfolds in a convergence of drawing, photography and installation, all in a constant oscillation between reality and fiction. His works have been the subject of exhibitions: at the La Chapelle Saint Jacques art centre, Vasistas gallery, the Nuit Résonance (Lyon), Drawing Now at the Carrousel du Louvre (Paris), the Printemps de Septembre (Toulouse)… and have been integrated into public collections, in particular the FRAC Haute-Normandie (2014) and Midi-Pyrénées (2013). His first monographic catalogue was published with the help of the CNAP in 2012 and published by Jannink. He also often collaborates with the composer Pierre Jodlowski: Biennale de Musique Contemporaine (Lyon), Integralive08 (Sweden & United Kingdom), Taipei Art Centre, Cinédance (Montreal), and with the graphic designer Grégoire Romanet: Territoires Intermittents and Une Pièce en Trois Actes. He has been teaching at ESA Pyrénées since 2008 and at isdaT since 2011, where he offers listening sessions with composers of contemporary music. In 2014, he co-organised with Valérie du Chéné a round table discussion on contemporary drawing magazines, presented at the FRAC Midi-Pyrénées (the Abattoirs). He has also participated in the Braconnages project.
Biography coming soon
Michel Cure studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Toulouse from 1977 to 1982. He won the Grand Prix for painting from the city of Toulouse and the DNSEP in Montpellier in 1982. Numerous exhibitions followed: the Salon d’Automne in Paris, the Galerie F. Courtiade in Toulouse, the Bari Fair and the Bologna Biennale in Italy. In 1990, he received the Prix de la Fondation du Languedoc. In 1992, he was commissioned by the FRAC Midi-Pyrénées and obtained a travel grant in Italy. From 1993 to 2013, numerous exhibitions in galleries and institutional venues: Musée Denys Puech, Galerie Ste Catherine, Château de Taurines in Aveyron, Espace Croix Baragnon, Espace Écureuil, Galerie Le Confort des Étranges in Toulouse, Centre d’Art Georges Pompidou in the Lot, Galerie PM Dugas in Paris. In 2001, public commission as part of the renovation and expansion of the Fenaille Museum (archaeology), Rodez: A. Philippon, curator, P. Dubois, Architect. Participation in “Prehistory and Contemporary Art” conferences in the Lot with J. Clottes, N. Aujoulat (Lascaux), D. Baffier (Chauvet) and artists H. Cueco, J. Ber, F. Bouillon, K. Loder. In October 2014, Michel Cure was invited to China for two exhibitions in Beijing and Liaocheng. He has been teaching colour and painting at isdaT since 1998.
Following his DNSEP at the Beaux-Arts in Besançon, Sébastien Dégeilh worked with R2 in Porto (Portugal) and 642 in Saint-Étienne. After a post-graduate diploma in Design and Research at the École supérieure d’art de Saint-Étienne, he chose to settle in Toulouse as a freelance graphic designer where he worked with Gaëlle Sandré under the name Rovo. In an approach combining typography and illustration, they focus on projects on visual identity, event communications and publishing in the cultural field. He is interested in signs and writing produced for or by various regions, whether rural or urban, for residents or tourists.
Natacha Détré is an art theorist and has been teaching analysis and writing methodology at isdaT since 2015. From 2000 to 2010, she worked in various trades linked to the production of exhibitions: project coordinator (Le Plateau – Frac Île de France), exhibition assistant (Le Fresnoy in Tourcoing, artconnexion in Lille, Macba in Barcelona), production (Printemps de septembre, Octobre rose). From 2006 to 2008, she completed a Masters in Artistic Creation and Regional Development at the Université du Littoral Côte d’Opale in Dunkirk. She did her doctoral thesis in Arts and Sciences of Art at the University of Toulouse – Jean Jaurès from 2011 to 2014, entitled Les Relecteurs d’images, une pratique artistique contemporaine de collecte, d’association et de rediffusion d’images photographiques (Image reflectors: a contemporary artistic practice of collecting, associating and redistributing photographic images). Since 2015, she has been teaching between isdaT and ESA Pyrénées in Pau. She co-organises several Study Days at the Abattoirs: L’image empruntée, l’artiste comme éditeur (2013) and RE-Emprunt, remix et rééditing dans les arts actuels (2015). Her research focuses on the status of photographic images, the reusing of existing images and the systems put in place by artists regarding archives. More recently, she has been investigating the emergence of photography in publishing (Study Day: Le Bauhaus et le graphisme, 1919-2019, ESA Pyrénées). She publishes in the journals Focales (2018) and Réel-Vituel (2019).
Born in 1967, he lives and works in Paris. Between 1995 and 2002, Olivier Dollinger directed and delivered to the public a resuscitation mannequin named Andy: acquired by the artist, lodged with relatives, offered as a fictional object to a class of children, then made available to visitors at an exhibition. The mannequin was pampered, hijacked, kissed, heckled and abused until it was completely destroyed. An outlet for somewhat cruel fantasies, Andy was the revealer of an edifying sample of personalities. It is precisely human behaviour, physical and emotional, that the artist examines through performance, film, sound works and installations, surrounding himself when necessary with skills from outside the art world: bodybuilder, tuning enthusiast, gymnast, but also medium, hypnotist or magician. So many practices whose end goal lies in the demonstration, the manipulation or the prowess of the human body. When an artist invites the audience to come into contact with the afterlife through a medium (The Spirit Voices on Air, 2006), or when a hypnotist leads a group of Hollywood actresses into a state of hypnosis in the footsteps of the iconic Marilyn (Reverb (the Norma Jean Project), 2003), Olivier Dollinger lets us glimpse the interstices of reality where the unconscious is lodged: a place both human and cinematographic. As a witness to a restored scene or an actor involved in the arrangement of the work, the spectator is granted access to what the artist sees as a “new reality”, the idea that “the real and the virtual are not two separate dimensions and in opposition, but are the same form of our experience of contemporary reality”.
Often carried out in a collective context, Jérôme Dupeyrat‘s activities include art criticism, research and teaching, publishing, curating and creation Through all these practices, he pays attention to the multiple relationships between art, publishing, images, media, pedagogy and politics. He is notably the author of the book En grève, Art et conflit social (éd. Lorelei, 2024), of a doctoral thesis (Les livres d’artistes entre pratiques alternatives à l’exposition et pratiques d’exposition alternatives, dir. Leszek Brogowski, Université Rennes 2, 2012), a collection of interviews (Entretiens : Perspectives contemporaines sur les publications d’artistes, Rennes, Incertain Sens, 2017), and numerous texts in journals, conference material, exhibition catalogues and artists’ publications. Together with Julie Martin, he is in charge of the publishing house Lorelei and of artistic programming at Trois‿a, in Toulouse.
3D computer graphics
Jean-Marc Evezard began his studies at the School of Fine Arts in Toulouse where he first obtained a DNA with the congratulations of the jury in 1996 then a DNSEP in interior design also with the congratulations of the jury in 1998. Subsequently, he studied at the Université des Sciences Humaine in Strasbourg where he obtained a DESS ISAC (synthetic images applied to communication) with honours. In 1999 he created and still manages the company Les Yeux Carrés in which he practices photography as well as still and animated synthetic images. He has worked on subjects as varied as aerospace with partners such as AIRBUS, CNES, ESA, CNRS, THALES, ASTRIUM… or architecture with many key players including Jean-Michel Wilmotte or Jean-Pierre BUFFI. From 2005 to 2008, he taught computer graphics and photography at the IUP of Applied Arts at the Faculty of Mirail in Toulouse.
Éléonore False is a French artist born in 1987, graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 2013 and Olivier de Serres (environmental fashion design, textile option) in 2008. As part of her personal exhibitions, her work was displayed in 2015 at the Project Room of the MRAC Occitanie and the Belvédère of the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Paris, then in 2016 the Experimental Museum El Eco in Mexico City, the Glassbox art space in Paris as well as the Kunstverein in Hanover. More recently, her work was displayed in 2019 at the VNH gallery in Paris and at the Le Grand Café art centre in Saint-Nazaire. She has also participated in several group exhibitions such as Ne trébuchez pas sur le fil…! at Triangle France (2014), Contact(s) at Galerie Jérôme Poggi (2015), De leur temps at IAC (2016), Le nouveau monde industriel at Galerie Continua (2016), La liberté des liaisons at CAC Les Capucins (2017), Talismans at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (Paris, 2018) or at the MAC/VAL and MNHI, persona grata at the CCC OD and 40MCUBE in 2019. In 2017, she received the support of the CNAP for research in Japan, in 2016 that of the FNAGP. Her work is part of several private and public collections such as the Lafayette Anticipation Foundation, the FRAC Île-de-France, the FMAC of the City of Paris, the MAC/VAL, the MRAC Occitanie, the Beaux-Arts de Paris. She has been teaching 4th and 5th year image/photography and installation since 2017.
General culture, pérégrinations paléolithiques
Philippe Fauré has been a professor of General Culture since 1992. He is the creator of Pérégrinations Paléolithiques in collaboration with Carole Fritz (prehistorian, CNRS, scientific director of the Chauvet-Pont d’Arc cave) and Gilles Tosello (prehistorian, Chauvet cave team). Teachings: image analysis, aesthetics, history, literature, dramaturgy, relationship between the arts, contemporary music and live performance. From 1992 to 2011, he was coordinator of the communications department, from 1993 to 2012, teacher at ISAE, from 1996 to 2011, exchange coordinator with the Krakow Academy. Thesis: The broken thread of time, a reading of Nostalghia by Andreï Tarkovski, 2015. Author of synopses, scripts and films (Camelo Pardalis, Durandal, Guanahani…) and theatre (Traces d’Éoile, L’Amour Hélas, Rien…), texts for exhibitions and others… Conference: 9 breaches of contract in Eyes Wide Shut by Stanley Kubrick, Université Bordeaux IV, 2013. Published in 2018. Collaboration in Lulu, and what next? Michel Fano, Aedam Musicae, 2020; Conception, sound score, editing of Coralie Lèguevaque’s film Ce que tu as aimé, 2016; participation in Miroslav Sebestik’s film Ravissements/Michel Fano, 2018; direction, writing, sound score for Renaître animal, Théâtre aux mains nues, Paris, 2020.
Trained in cabinetmaking and sculpture (1980-1985), Michel Gary graduated from the School of Fine Arts in Valenciennes with a DNAP & DNSEP in art (1985-1990). He taught at the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Toulouse in the FORUS (Form & Usage) department from 1998 to 2004 and has been teaching at isdaT since 1998. He has worked in the art and architecture schools of Tarbes, Pau, Lyon, ENS de Paris Malaquais, Marseille, Toulon, Scuola Massana Barcelona, Inst. Sup. d’Arte de Genova, ENTPE of Vaulx-en-Velin… He was artistic director of the Bond de la Baleine à Bosse (BBB) in Toulouse and co-founded HDuSiège in Valenciennes where he contributes to the development of an exhibition programme in France and in Europe. At isdaT, he teaches in the im.matériaux studio where living things and NON-human intelligence are at the very heart of action research developed within the framework of the interdisciplinary programme “The New Ukronie”, a project initiated by a substantial partnership between private and public sectors: schools, universities, local authorities, associations, companies. At the same time, he carries out collaborative projects and responds to institutional and private orders. As an artisan designer, his fields of focus cover furniture, space, scenography, expertise, artistic direction from the planning stages to the final realization. Combining specificities of expression and manufacture, this approach allows him to experiment and renew the methods specific to the development of objects and spaces linked to everyday life by affirming an organisation of production in which “know-how” holds an important place. Stemming from sculpture and located outside the “industrial” scheme, these creations, as well as the open processes offered by this research, are a means of enriching the processes of appropriation of spaces and of questioning their interaction with those inhabiting them.
Painting, drawing (open lessons for adults)
Martine Gélis graduated from the School of Fine Arts in Aix en Provence. Her paintings have been exhibited in various places: Salon de Montrouge, Crédac d’Ivry sur Seine, Galerie Manet de Gennevilliers, Galerie villa des Tourelles de Nanterre, Espace des arts de Colomiers, Goya de Castres Museum. She teaches painting to adult amateurs, and until 2006 looked after events related to the mediation of a work of art: art workshops at both the art centre and at the museum, training in mediation for the CIPAC. She forms a close link between practical courses and current events in exhibitions, contemporary works and museum collections. She has been teaching at isdaT since 2008 and focuses her teaching on issues of colour and painting.
History and theory of design
Laetitia Giorgino lives and works in Toulouse. After studying arts and digital media at the University of Paris 1, she embarked on a reflection on how the progression of computers in our daily lives affects our attention span. In January 2015, she defended her doctorate at the University of Rennes 2 under the supervision of Nicolas Thély: Polarizing modalities of attention and the digital world: fates and characters of the artistic writing apparatus. Since then, she has been interested in how design can help take care of our environment and our most everyday living spaces. Pondering the specificities of design research, she explores, through her teaching, investigative methods and observations specific to this field of practice where the importance of tools, writing methods and formats of restitution are all put at the forefront when it comes to the qualities of a designer. Since arriving at isdaT in 2015, she has actively collaborated in the design research programmes “Design and poverty” and “Change of scale”. She is currently working with the graphic designer collective Documents and the designer Hanika Perez on the design of a web platform for disseminating design research at isdaT, a platform designed as an editorial tool and one that offers users the chance to diversify navigation modes and how to display content.
Artist and editor, Françoise Goria is a graduate of School of Fine Arts in Aix-en-Provence and studied electro-acoustic music at the conservatory of Marseille. Her photographic installations have been exhibited regularly since the end of the 1980s in France and abroad (Ateliers de l’Arc, Musée d’art moderne, Paris, La BF 15, Lyon, Galerie Andata Ritorno, Geneva, Switzerland, Institut français in Fez, Morocco…). She has done several residencies abroad (Brazil, Iceland, Egypt…) and her works are present in public and private collections (Museum of Contemporary Art of Marseille, Frac Paca, European House of Photography, Paris, Cantonal Fund , Geneva…). Since 2011, she has been doing “performance screen readings” in public (Maison de la poésie, Paris, La Gaîté Lyrique, Universities of Caen and Paris-Est Créteil). She’s working on “The Mosaic of Lexicons” at the Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers in 2019 and 2020. Her work, Il paraît, was published by Éditions cent pages in 2002 and Il paraît et Elle paraît in 2016. Since 1998, she has been co-director of the Contrat maint publishing house.
Philippe Grégoire is a dplg architect, a graduate of the École Nationale Supérieure de Paris La Villette. He has taught at art, architecture and design schools including the École Supérieure d’Art & Design Marseille Méditerranée (2007-2014), the École Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle de Paris (2002-2005), the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Bretagne (2000-2002), was visiting professor at the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris Malaquais in 2003, and was a member of several juries for design and architecture diplomas. He was a laureate of the research programmes “The reverse of cities” (Berlin 1995), “The future of habitat” (Urbanism and Construction Plan 2000), and cited in the programme “Art, architecture, landscape” 2002. He was a resident at Villa Kujoyama in 1998. He was project manager at the architectural and city planning agencies Jean Nouvel (2000), Dominique Perrault (1989-1993). He has participated in exhibitions including: Talking cities – Essen 2006, Wonderland, Maison de l’Architecture Paris 2005, Living in Motion travelling exhibition at the Vitra Design Museum, Berlin, Madrid, Edinburgh, Graz, Boston,… – 2002 2007, Body Design 2002 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Biozones – Le Blanc Mesnil 2001, Archilab – Orléans 2000. He has been published in several reviews and texts including, among others: D’Architectures n° 198 – 2011, Techniques & architecture n° 452, 450, 435, Intramuros n° 169, 100, 76, Talking cities catalogue from the 2006 exhibition, Living in Motion catalogue from the 2006 exhibition, Les Cahiers de la recherche architecturale, published by Direction. On Architecture and Heritage, 2002. He participates in conferences and readings. Philippe Grégoire works on projects regarding the mastery of classical architectural works, as well as aids in project management and offers artistic advice for the foreshadowing of urban and landscape developments. He practices in Bordeaux and Paris.
Volume, installation, writing
Sarah Holveck was born in 1987 in Mulhouse; she lives and works in Paris. A graduate of the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Lyon (2011) and the École Nationale Supérieure d’Arts de Paris-Cergy (2013), she is a visual artist and co-founder of Pauline Perplexe, an artistic space born in 2014 in Arcueil, in the suburbs of Paris. As soon as she left school, she saw the need to open a production and exhibition space managed by artists, offering the most permissive conditions for works and exhibitions. Pauline Perplexe organises a dozen exhibitions per year. Her curatorial program is supported by the DRAC Île-de-France. Sarah Holveck displayed the work of many artists of her generation such as Anne Bourse, Simon Bergala, Hendrik Hegray, Rosa Joly, Mathilde Ganansia; but also the paintings of Julien Aubry, one of her pupils, aged eleven. When the context lends itself, she writes about the work of those artists around her, slipping into their shoes to better observe their work in motion. Like that of writing, her artistic practice is nourished by daily life at the studio as well as her work as an artist with autistic people. Sarah Holveck creates spaces filled with tooled materials, sculpted elements as well as drawings, either made or found, which reveal ambivalent figures in their presence or absence. She recently participated in group exhibitions such as Super Salon – Paris Internationale (curator Claire Le Restif), 2020 / Ingrid, Pauline Perplexe, 2020 / Presque tout, Bagnoler, Bagnolet (curator: Anna Solal, Grichka Commaret & Guilhem Monceaux), 2019 / La crampe et la crue, Pauline Perplexe, 2018. She is also regularly asked to act as curator or art critic. In 2019, she composed texts for the monograph and exhibition Les Cambuses by Sylvie Auvray (Laurent Godin gallery, Paris), the exhibitions by Hélène Bertin, Cahin caha at Crac 19 (Montbéliard) and at Creux de l’Enfer (Thiers) as well as for the exhibition of Marie Bette, Pneumate, at the Galerie Mezzanin (Geneva).
Web design, graphic design
Olivier Huz has been a freelance graphic designer since 2003. He studied art at the École Nationale des Beaux-arts de Dijon then graphic design at the École Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Strasbourg, from which he graduated in 2000. A teacher at the Besançon School of Fine Arts from 2002 to 2009, he has been teaching graphic design at isdaT since 2012. Specialising in publishing, he has produced numerous books for institutions such as the Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris, the Mucem in Marseille, the Magasin in Grenoble, the Bathroom in Lyon and the Triple V gallery. He has collaborated on numerous monographs for artists Jeppe Hein, Gerald Petit, Véronique Joumard, Bruno Peinado and many others. Since 2009, his graphic work has been carried out with Ariane Bosshard under the name Huz & Bosshard. He is also a founding member of the Cocktail Designers collective with Olivier Vadrot and has produced several exhibitions. In 2020, he published the monograph A Graphic Direction on ABM Studio’s graphic work. His work has been published in Étapes, Year, Volume and Tombolo.
Drawing, editing (open lessons for adults)
Quentin Jouret graduated from the isdaT in 2000. He also obtained the Agrégation d’arts plastiques and defended a thesis in 2015, at the Université Toulouse — Jean Jaurès. His thesis was entitled “L’art de la discrétion”.
Through different media (like drawing, photography, video, publishing), he questions the limits of sensitive perception but also the importance of details in the elaboration of gaze and images.
He develops an art practice as closer as possible to everyday gestures. Quentin presents his work at exhibitions such as La Fondation Écureuil (2015, 2017), Espace Croix-Baragnon (2009), the Biennale d’art contemporain de Nîmes (2006), VKS Gallery (2005), Centre de Photographie de Lectoure (2004), Fondation de France de Dusseldorf (2003), Abbaye Saint-Jean de Vignes and the art center BBB (2002), Les Abattoirs museum of Toulouse (2000), contemporary art center of Castres, ENFA…
He has also participated in several residencies (like at the Hôpital Joseph Ducuing in 2005, the Centre de Photographie de Lectoure in 2004, the Pollen in 2001 or in Elne, at the Musée Terrus in 2000) and has led several workshops (for instance at the Toulouse Jean Jaurès university in 2011-2014, the isdaT in 2005 or at the art center le Lait in 2004-2006).
For ten years, he has been responsible for the publication of Autrechose, a publishing house specialising in artists’ books.
Actually, he devotes most of his time to a daily plastic practice through the archiving and editing of “pocket sculpture” and “infra-thin” photography. Since 2007, he has also developed his approach by teaching drawing at the isdaT, passing on his vision and insight to students.
Biography coming soon
Biography coming soon
Drawing, performance (open lessons for adults)
Born in 1978 in Dax (France), he actually lives and works in France, between Toulouse and Bayonne.
Raphaël Larre graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris, in 2005, with the congratulations of the Jury. His work is characterized by the research on drawing in movement in various medium (paper, animation and performance).
Searching to question the line, his drawings find their origins in the observation of everyday scenes and bodies in action. Raphaël’s drawings question movement and life which surround him with lightness, humor and a certain fragility. His practice reflects new ways of drawing, which he considers as collaborative adventures.
He participated to various artistic residencies (like at the Casa de Velazquez in Madrid, in 2006-2008) and was the subject of several exhibitions in France and abroad (like at the Centro de Arte Joven in Madrid in 2008, the BBB in Toulouse in 2009, the Tabacalera in Madrid in 2011, the Cnap research grant in Cordoba, in 2011, the Institut Français of Madrid in 2017, the Art Busan in South Korea in 2019 and at the Institut Français of Berlin in 2022). He also received several awards such as the Museo Gregorio Prieto, in Spain, in 2007.
Romain Paul Lefèvre
After studying graphic design at the École Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Strasbourg, Romain Paul Lefèvre created his workshop and continued his reflection on the land, its practices and uses as well as its role in creating a collective memory to be reconstituted. This reflection found its extension in the reclaiming of the wasteland Laiterie and turning it into a European centre for creative youth and current music, of the Banlieues d’Europe project, with the Théâtre du Merlan, Scène Nationale de Marseille, with Emmaüs France and the Observatoire Internationale des Prisons and regional development companies: Semasep, Saiem Joliot-Curie, Gie Ville and public transport, with the line 13 extension of the Paris metro. On the same wavelength, he participates in the realisation of editorial projects together with many artists. He has collaborated with the association Lieux Fictifs, which at the end of cinematographic workshops conducted in prison, produced the film 9m2 pour deux. He has been teaching graphic design at isdaT since 2006.
Felip Martí-Jufresa is a philosopher, with a European doctorate from the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Barcelona (2004) and a DEA from the University of Paris-VIII (1999). His practice of philosophical writing navigates between the composition of books (Vigir i badar, Afers-Mirmanda, València, 2016; La possibilité d’une musique moderne, L’Harmattan, Paris, 2012; Música desconcertada, Lleonard Muntaner, Mallorca, 2009) and that of audiovisual devices such as animation (Somme toute grand éparpillement, HD video, 45:50, 2019; À la plage de ce qui est, with Blanca Casas-Brullet, HD video, 08:06, 2018; L’assent, HD video, 18:56, 2016). He also practices music with his post-rock group Triulet. He has also translated Jacques Derrida’s Le monolinguisme de l’eau into Catalan (El monolingüisme de l’altre, with Antoni Mora, ed. UB, Barcelona, 2017), as well as Què se n’ha fet de la veritat? Què se n’ha fet de la revolució (with Xavier Bassas, Casus Belli, Madrid, 2014). He lives between Barcelona and Paris.
Stefania Meazza was born in Milan (Italy). After studying history of contemporary art and exhibition-related trades at the University of Pavia (Italy) then at the School of Fine Arts in Milan, she moved to France. After working in the artists training program of the BBB art center in Toulouse, in 2019 she founded the association Documents d’artistes Occitanie, in which she’s currently general coordinator. At the same time, she is developing an independent curatorial practice focused on dialogue, encouraging the deployment of thought, companionship with artists and openness to audiences. She has collaborated with the BBB art center, the Maison Salvan in Labège, the Maison des arts Georges and Claude Pompidou art center in Cajarc and the Chapelle Saint Jacques art center in Saint Gaudens. Since 2021, she has been leading the activities of Blauer Montag, an independent space for experimentation and research in contemporary art, in Toulouse.
Bianca Millon Devigne
Bianca Millon-Devigne is a graphic designer. After a BTS in graphic design (Arènes, Toulouse, 2009), she continued with a research master questioning the close relationship between publishing and landscape (2012). At the same time, she is developing a regular practice of all printing techniques (engraving, screen printing, offset, risography) and is involved in collective projects, notably within Octocode and IPN in Toulouse. She also began a lasting collaboration with choreographers and architects who have enlivened her productions to this day (Ferrara, Olivarès, FFFBBB…). She regularly participated in graphic workshops at the University of Toulouse – Jean Jaurès with DTCT masters, at the Lycée des Arènes (graphic design) and occasionally at ones organised by her. The implementation of collective practices in the creative process is at the heart of what she does. Since 2016, she has often worked as a duo with Sylvain Ameil at carbone paroles Their practice can be considered somewhere between graphic design and publishing as a non-conventional medium. Carbone regularly oversees works in collaboration with contemporary art centres and the cultural community, in particular La Chapelle Saint-Jacques, La cuisine or Lieu-Commun.
Hanika Perez is a designer and professor of design at isdaT. After studying in CPGE, she obtained a master’s degree in design at the University of Toulouse – Jean Jaurès. In 2007, she joined forces with Brice Genre to create A+B, a research and design workshop. She has developed a work approach that is attentive to the relationships between people, the environment and function, and understands the value of sensory experiences in a situation. By questioning typologies and paying particular attention to the economy of drawing, the studio wishes to offer spaces and “tools” that are simple, intelligible and open to a variety of practices. The approach is implemented in various contexts and scales such as, for example, student accommodation at the Olympes de Gouges university residence (Crous Toulouse), the presentation and signage at the Musée des Tissus et des Arts décoratifs de Lyon, or setting the stage (fixtures, furniture, objects) for chefs Sébastien and Michel Bras for whom they have been working regularly since 2013. The studio is also working on a reflection on living conditions in more forward-looking projects with individuals, art centres (Croix-Baragnon, La Cuisine) and research laboratories (LLA Créatis). A + B’s work has won international competitions in different fields and received the Public Design Parade 05 award in 2010. At isdaT, she co-supervises the multidisciplinary studio “Design & Environments” with Laetitia Giorgino, Romain-Paul Lefèvre and Valérie Vernet, and collaborates in the research programmes “Design and Poverty” and “Change of scale”.
Volume, installations, performance, dance
Émilie Pitoiset lives and works in Paris. From sculpture to installation via video and dance, her work deals with the resistance and investment of bodies through dance, clubbing, sport, sexuality, money. Her work has been presented in France and abroad: Centre Pompidou, Palais de Tokyo, Witte de With, Shirn Museum Frankfurt, Tai Kwun Contemporary Hong Kong… Her works are part of the collections: Centre Pompidou, Departmental Museum of Rochechouart, AVN Sammlung Vienna, DZ Bank Sammlung Frankfurt, Philara Sammlung Düsseldorf, Pinakothek Lenbachhaus Munich… She has been working at isdaT since 2013 as a professor of 2nd-year volume, installation, performance and directs the research seminar “Stage Studies” in partnership with the CNAP – Centre National des Arts Plastiques and the Master Exerce of the Centre Chorégraphique National in Montpellier.
Biography coming soon
Serge Provost is an artist born in Périgueux in 1966. He lives and works in Bordeaux and Toulouse. In the 20th century, after training at the Beaux-Arts in Bordeaux, he took part in numerous exhibitions. But it was not until the 21st century that he realised his disobedience. He founded, with Isabelle Fourcade, the “George Tremblay Show” and radicalised his position: “life is much more fun than its surroundings”. He has been teaching performance and volume at isdaT since 1994 as part of the second-year art option. He is co-founder of the contemporary workshop for collective decisions (AC/DC) with Yves Caro and Felip Martí-Jufresa. His most iconic works are casts of puddles, ocean-shaped tables, string ceilings, modified speeches, tributes and small dances. His works are visible, among others, at the FRAC Nouvelle Aquitaine and at the Darling Foundation in Montreal. Accounts of his performances are available on the Document d’Artiste Nouvelle Aquitaine.
Writing, art practices
Mireia Sallarès (Barcelona, 1973) is a visual artist graduated in Fine Arts at University of Barcelona and with film studies at New School University in New York. She is a guest lecturer and a visiting professor at several international universities. She lives between Barcelona and other foreign cities in which she carries out her artistic projects because foreignness is an essential register in her artistic practice. Her works are the result of a long research process of life on essential subjects of human beings. Her methodology generates trans-disciplinary projects from situated feminisms concerned by nonfiction and political problematics that are formalized with films, books, installations and site specific interventions. Las Muertes Chiquitas, a long investigation on female orgasm as a political problem carried out in Mexico is the project with which she has obtained the greatest international recognition. Kao malo vode na dlanu, one of her recent projects, a research on the concept of love in Serbia, is the second chapter of his bigger and ongoing project: The Trilogy of trash concepts (truth, love and work).
Ana Samardžija Scrivener
Ana Samardžija Scrivener is professor of artistic education – philosophy at isdaT. After studying philosophy and French literature at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, she continued to study philosophy at the University of Strasbourg, with Jean-Luc Nancy and Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe. In 2019, under the supervision of Catherine Perret, she defended a doctoral thesis in aesthetics: Georges Bataille, Walter Benjamin: divergences du materialisme (1929-1939). Writing and translating are practices that create the relational framework between teaching and research. She has published articles on philosophy, texts for catalogues of artists, notably Edith Dekyndt and Daniel Dezeuze, a preface for a book, translated book by Jean-Luc Nancy into Serbian and a collection of poems into Slovenian. She has translated many French authors into Slovenian: Brillat-Savarin, Frontisi-Ducroux, Merleau-Ponty, Rancière. Her translation of the book Visible et invisible by Merleau-Ponty received, in 2002, the national prize for Slovenian literary translation. For a year, she was able to benefit from a residency at the Akademie Schloß Solitude in Stuttgart.
English, artistic practices
Adam Scrivener is an artist. Together with Paul Claydon, they have been working under the name “Inventory” since 1995. Known for the fourteen issues of their eponymous journal (1995-2005), they have also exhibited their visual works internationally. Their most recent solo exhibition was at the Rob Tufnell Gallery in London in 2014. Recent group exhibitions include Corruption Feeds, Bergen Kunsthall, Make the Living Look Dead, 2nd Cannons Project Space, Los Angeles, Ruin Lust, Tate Britain (2014); Keywords, INIVA and A journey through London’s subculture, the ICA at Old Selfridges Hotel, London (2013). Other important solo exhibitions include those at White Columns, New York (2005); The Approach, London (2004, 2002 and 1999) and The Modern Institute, Glasgow (1999). Their work was also presented in group exhibitions at De Appel, Amsterdam (2008); Kunstverein Hamburg (2007); Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade (2007); Kunsthaus Dresden (2006); Aspen Art Museum (2006); Portikus, Frankfurt (2004); Whitechapel Gallery, London (2003); Lenbachhaus, Munich (2002); the Courtauld Institute of Art, London (2001); the ICA, London (2003 & 1999); Cubitt, London (1997) and the Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris (1996). Their works are in collections at the Centre Pompidou, Paris and the Tate Gallery in London. “Inventory” is represented by the Rob Tufnell Gallery, London.
History of contemporary art
From 1985 to 1990, Hervé Sénant studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Rennes and Bordeaux, then from 1991 to 1995 at the Université de Bretagne Occidentale and at the Université de Haute-Bretagne, Faculty of Philosophy. Aggregated in 1996. From 2003 to 2011 he studied art history at Université François Rabelais (Tours), then at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (Paris) under the supervision of Eric de Chassey, then Eric Michaud. Lecturer at Ensba (Paris) since 2003, he has been professor of contemporary art history at isdaT since 2009. With Katharina Schmidt, he led the research projects “Peinture 2020 Malerei” then “Genre 2030” and promotes the relationship between isdaT and the European painting network. In 2014, he joined the scientific committee of the research team “La nécessaire réévaluation de kitsch”, a sub-axis of axis II of HCTI (history and constructs in text and images) of the Université de Bretagne Occidentale. He is currently preparing a thesis at EHESS where he questions the notion of strategy in artistic practices.
Biography coming soon
Video and media
Thomas Sipp makes documentary films and audio documentaries. He lives in Paris and Toulouse, where he teaches cinema and video at isdaT. He has made numerous documentary films broadcast on French and foreign television (France 3, Arte, Canal +, RTBF, TSR, Sky UK, TVE, Movistar, Avro, SVT…) and on the Internet (Radio France, Condé Nast and Arte Creative). His films have been selected and awarded at numerous festivals (Festival du Réel in Paris, Visions du Réel in Nyons, Pariscience, DocScient Roma…) as well as at the XXX Biennial of São Paulo. He has regularly collaborated on the audio documentary program Surpris par la nuit by Alain Veinstein on France Culture. He is notably the author of the films ACD (1997), Hotel Humboldt (1999), Madame B. (2004), Les champignons pourront-ils sauver le monde ? (2012, co-production) and the series Sacrés Caractères ! (2014) and Safari Typo ! (2016). He directed two episodes of the series Quand l’histoire fait date by Patrick Boucheron and Denis van Waerebeke: Alésia (2020) and La bataille de Borodino / Moskova (2020).
Coline Sunier is a graphic designer and teacher at isdaT. She works together with Charles Mazé. Between 2008 and 2018, they lived and worked in the Netherlands, Belgium and Italy, and are now based in Marseille and Paris. They were residents of the Académie de France in Rome – Villa Médicis in 2014-2015 and are graphic designers in residence at CAC Brétigny and CRAC Alsace.
Martine Truong Tan Trung
Dancer and teacher, Martine Truong Tan Trung has been a specialist and graduate in dance pedagogy for young children (awakening-initiation) and in functional analysis of the body in dance movement (AFCMD) since 2003. She has been teaching these subjects as part of the Diplôme d’État de professeur de danse (2-year university degree in dance) for many years, as well as to different audiences (dance and music teachers, choreographic artists, actors, etc.). At isdaT, she is also developing work on reading and raising awareness of the body using the AFCMD tool, with DE music students and the DNSPM, as well as transversal projects with art students. She teaches anatomy-physiology and AFCMD to young dancers from the CRR and CRD of Midi-Pyrénées and Aquitaine, thus making them aware of the functioning of the body and the perception of movement. She works within the framework of the “cultural mediation” degree programme from the University of Toulouse – Jean Jaurès in the 3rd year, on the subject of safety in physical work. She is also a trainer for professional dancers following the 200-hour Diplôme d’État de professeur de danse (2-year university degree in dance). She is visiting professor at the Palucca Hochschule and participates in numerous educational assessment panels (DE, Certificate of Proficiency).
Writing, art practices
Camille Tsvetoukhine was born in 1987, she lives and works in Paris. She graduated from ESBA Angers in visual Communication Option and from HEAD Geneva in Contemporary Artistic Practices. Her work has been presented in France and abroad, on the island of Nantes at Bonus (solo, 2022) at Parc Saint Léger in Nevers (solo, 2019), at Bains Douches in Alençon (solo, 2018) , at the Zoo Galerie in Nantes (solo, 2018), at Salon in Madrid (solo, 2016), at the Interface Gallery in Dijon (solo, 2016), at Indice 50 in Paris (solo, 2015), etc. In parallel with her artistic practice, she has developed an artist run space entitled Idealfrühstück where she presents in her living and studio space, the work of other visual artists such as Céline Vaché Olivieri, Scoli Acosta, Colombe Marcasiano, Yoan Sorin , Florian Sumi, Josep Maynou, etc.
Her research revolves around the construction of new narratives. The latter borrow from various fields of reference, including mythology, ecology and even magic. Through the encounter of pre-existing elements, she creates fictions by building a bridge between individual and collective history. Writing appears in his work as the main axis, which then leads him to question the narrative potential to create various plastic forms: sculptures, performances, editions, paintings, installations, or even videos. With these works, it is not so much a question of falling into a literal or illustrative relationship but rather of providing reading keys through the text. The idea is above all to take a critical look at our environment. In this way, she questions our relationship to everyday life and to history by creating new fictional spaces, kinds of fantastic uchronies. This allows him to address current political questions, often relating to ecological and feminist issues.