Laure Vigna
Exhibition & Residency:
October 1 – December 31, 2013

Untitled, 2010, sanded veneer wood, trestles, wood, 91 x 70, 5 x 74 cm & variable dimensions, photograph by Laure Vigna

Laure Vigna‘s work thrives on displacement. She studies spaces: exploring terrain, such as reliefs of geographic landscapes. Vigna looks at how the earth itself interacts, mimicking the erosion phenomenon in her sculptures and approach to materials.

Laure Vigna sees her work in constant flux where every sculpture is perpetually evolving and changing focus. Meanwhile she examines scale, raw material, and image. By contemplating visual capture of circumscription, she analyzes how her assemblages can become imagery. Reusing past sculptures, Vigna creates a scenographic archive.

Laure Vigna was born in 1984 in France. In 2008 she graduated  from the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Lyon after one semester exchange in Montreal Concordia University. She participated to several residencies, such as Marseille, Stuttgart and more recently at the Cité internationale des arts in Paris.

Laure Vigna’s solo exhibitions have been held: at La Générale en Manufacture (2010) and in Gedok Stuttgart (2011) where a monographic catalog has been produced. Recent group shows include: Forum für Kunst und Architektur, Essen; Biennial of contemporary art, Bourges; Die Bäckerei, Innsbruck.

Supported several times by Institut Français in Germany and Austria, she received an individual grant for creation from DRAC Île-de-France in 2011. Laure Vigna’s residency in 18th Street (October through December 2013) is inscribed within an artistic research project funded by CNAP (Centre National des Arts Plastiques), French Ministry of Culture and Communication.

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