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Flore GARDNER
84000 Avignon France
flore.gardner@free.fr

RESEARCH

Reflecting my own nomadism between two countries and two languages, two ways of seeing and thinking, I explore “In-between-ness” as a link between thought and artistic practice. My research consists in the investigation of different forms of in-between-ness (Nonsense, paradox and infra-thin, Melancholy). I use contradictory/complementary art forms (sculpture-action, drawing-writing, photography-sewing…) where the line (be it 2D or 3D) becomes primordial as both a separating and a connecting element. My current research, entitled “Drawing=Thinking”, considers drawing as an in-between form, between idea and execution, it is at once a fundamental and peripheral practice and a language of its own.
EDUCATION
2003-07 Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Doctorat (PhD) Fine Art : ”Simultaneously Artistic Performance and Everyday Acts… Nonsense” with First Class Honours (mention Très Honorable avec Félicitations)
Supervisor: Nathalie REYMOND
Jury: George BLOESS (Université Paris VIII Vincennes Saint Denis), Gisèle GRAMMARE (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne), Lydie PEARL (Université Michel de Montaigne Bordeaux III)
2002-03 Villa Arson, Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Art de Nice : entry in third year
Artistic project: “Alice’s Tea-Party”
Course « Fictions around Annlee », with François Curlet : project “Literal Translation”
2000-01 Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris
DEA (Master) Fine Art: “Infra-action in the Everyday – Nonsense” (1st)
1996-00 Université Paul Valéry, Montpellier and Université de Picardie Jules Verne, Amiens
DEUG, Licence et Maîtrise (MA) Fine Art: “Clothing as Sculpture”(1st)
1993-95 Edinburgh University, Modern Languages, French and Russian (B)
1992-93 Dingwall Academy, Scotland, 7 Higher Grades (all with A pass)
FUTURE EXHIBITIONS
Oct 08

Exhibiton Space HMS, Harrington Mill Studios, Long Eaton, Nottingham

"Embroideries": Series of sewn photographs,
Performance - Self-Embroidery

Mar 09 Group exhibition « Contemporary Flanerie : Reconfiguring Cities » curated by Vagner Whitehead, Oakland University Art Gallery, Rochester (MI) Etats-Unis
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
Nov 07

”Simultaneously Artistic Performance and Everyday Acts… Nonsense” for my viva voce, Centre Saint
Charles, Université Paris 1

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2007

"Eloge des différences", Galerie CROUS, Paris. Performance with the Back-to-Front Dress.

2006

"Déplacements", Galerie du CROUS, Paris. Performance The Big Knit.
2005 "Points de vue, points de contact", Galerie du CROUS, Paris. Performance with the Little Black Dress for Small Talk.
  "Visages", Maison de la Tunisie, Cité Internationale Universitaire, Paris
  Invitation to create and cook a menu on the theme of the foot for the artistic project "Podoscopie ". (Mathieu Verdieu), at the restaurant La Vie Devant Soi in Marseilles.
2004 "Passage(s)", Sichuan Fine Art Institute Chongqing, Chine and Salle Michel Journiac, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
1999 "Amiens-Weimar, Aller-Retour ", Bauhaus, Weimar, Allemagne and Faculté d’art, Amiens
   
   
CATALOGUES
2007 "La différence, même "in exhibition catalogue Eloge des différences, CERAP/CROUS/Université
Paris 1, 2007, p.71-78

2006

"Déplacer les limites du quotidien", in exhibition catalogue Déplacements,
CERAP/CROUS/Université Paris 1, 2006, p.97-104
2005 "Points de vue, points de contact", CERAP/CROUS/Université Paris 1, 2005,
p.45-50
2004 "Passage(s) : change ; time ; in-between", in exhibition catalogue Passage(s), Université Paris 1/CERAP/Sichuan Fine Art Institute,
1999 Exhibition catalogue Amiens-Weimar, Aller-Retour, Ed. Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
PROJECTS
2003–05 Artistic project: restaurant/artist-run-space "Les 19... ", Marseilles.
At once a business and an artistic project which I ran for two years in Marseille, serving thematic menus and organising small exhibitions and other events (performances, musical gigs).
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2004 International Bilingual School, Aix: English language and literature teacher at secondary school level
2003 Institution Sainte Trinité, Marseille: English language and literature teacher at secondary school
level
2001-03 Amiens, freelance: French-English and English-French translator, for the television and cinema
1999-03 Fond Régional d’Art Contemporain de Picardie (art institute specialised in drawing in contemporary art), Amiens, FranceResearch concerning the artists in the collection (biographies, bibliographies, analysis); organisation and installation of exhibitions and production of accompanying documentation (educational tools, articles for catalogues, exhibition handouts; public and school/university group visits.
1999-00 School of Art, Université Jules Verne, Amiens : tutor to a group of undergraduate Fine Art students - theory (analysis of art work, art history, aesthetics) and practical workshop (photography – shooting, developing and printing in black and white).
TECHNIQUES & SKILLS
Sculpture, drawing, photography, performance, eat-art, knitting, sewing.
IT skills: word processing, database, CAD, Internet.
Languages: Bilingual French-English