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Fanny Allié

Fanny Allié

Fanny Allié

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About Fanny Allié

Fanny Allié is a mixed-media artist based in Brooklyn, NY. Originally from Montpellier, France, she graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie (The National School of Photography) in Arles, France in 2005, and moved to New York City shortly after. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, New York Magazine, Hyperallergic, Le Monde Diplomatique, Marie Claire Italy and Artspace Magazine, and she’s been exhibited by Princeton University, DOT Art, New York City Department of Parks & Recreation and Fresh Window gallery to name select shows.

STATEMENT 

"My practice is based on the relationship between my characters and the space they inhabit – the space around them – how they occupy and modify it by using the presence of their body: bending, crouching, kneeling, lying down, falling, through their gestures and the weight they carry. I create unstable, fragile and obscure structures and architectures for my characters to occupy and to be contained. A choreography between bodies, gestures, structured elements, unidentified objects and hanging threads appear within these places of passage.

 

The dematerialization of the body is suggested through my use of fragmented body parts; the figures are sometimes cut in half or partly concealed. The figures blend with their environment and become the substance or the matter of the city itself that relate to the nature of the found materials, refuse and lost elements of daily existence that I collect. I am creating containers in which I store mental images born from personal and collective experiences. These shapes can be more or less abstracted; they blend to create the negative version of the world we are familiar with. My work explores the questions of home, the sense of belonging and exclusion, passage and ephemeral and the disappearance of the body.

In conversation with my solitary studio practice, which is driven by the handmade process, I develop site-specific and community-based public art projects. The public sculpture and its surrounding become a place of social hangout where participants and the audience may get to meet and interact with each other. The human figure, with a particular interest in its outline or trace, is at the core of my public work and play with ideas of memory and the mark we leave on places and others." - Fanny Allié

 

EDUCATION 

2005, Master’s degree in Visual Arts with honorable mention, École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie (National School of Photography) Arles, France

2001, Degree in Performing Arts, Paul Valéry University, Montpellier, France

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018, Kalos-Sthénos (permanent public installation), September 6, Parc des Sens, St Priest, France

2018, Waiting to be found, April 6 – May 5, Equity Gallery, Lower East Side, NY

2018, Sidewalk Sightings: People without Homes, Feb 26 - April 12, Bernstein Gallery, Princeton University, NJ

2017, Gray & Tan, Oct 20 – Nov 19, Fresh Window Gallery, Bushwick, NY

2017, Exquisite Corpse, April 2017-March 2018 (interactive public art sculpture), Putnam Plaza in Clinton Hill commissioned by DOT Art, NYC

2016, Vessels, January 7th-February 7th, A.I.R Gallery, Dumbo, Brooklyn, NY

2015, Les Voyageurs (permanent public art) commissioned by Rubis Mécénat, St Priest, France

2015, A Bench For The Night (public art), PS1 Greenstreet, May 15 - Nov 15, Long Island City, NY

2015, The Balcony Project, site-specific installation, April 30 - Aug 15, Art Assets Office, Midtown East, NY

2014, Urban Characters (storefront installation), Ayzart, Oct 13 – Nov 13, West Village, NY

2014, The Glowing Home (public art) March 13 - April 30, ARTBLOC, shipping container in Hamilton Square, Jersey City, NJ

2013-14, Serendipity (public outdoor sculpture) June 22, 2013 – April 25, 2014, part of NYC Parks & Recreation’s Art in the Parks program, Tompkins Square Park, Manhattan, NY

2013, Window at 125, Roger Smith Arts Space, November 5-27, Midtown, NYC

2013, Silhouettes - Activate Market Street, June 15-September 10, 75 Market Street, Newark, NJ

2012, Silhouettes commissioned by Rubis Mécénat, December 1-21, Eglise St Eustache, Paris, France

2011, Tête-à-tête, Chashama Window Space Program, March 5-March 20, Manhattan, NY

2009, The Whisperers, Eye Level BQE Gallery, July 10 - August 2, Brooklyn, New York

2009, The Flight, Bronx Blue Bedroom Project Space, February 7-28, Bronx, New York

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 

2019, Museum Without Building: A Project by Yona Friedman, Aug 28 – Sept 8, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, NY

2019, Blurred curated by Jessica Porter, The Yard: Gowanus, Brooklyn, NY

2019, Hand and I curated by Yulia Tikhonova, Dorsky Gallery, Long Island City, NY

2019, Verge curated by Jamie Martinez, The Border Project Space, 56 Bogart, Bushwick, NY

2018, El Espacio on Ocho organized by Good to Know and curated by RATA Projects during Miami Art Basel, Dec 6-11 Miami, FL

2018, Corpora in Tractus curated by Keith Miller, Nov 16-30, NYU Gallatin Galleries, NYC

2018, Body of Evidence curated by Johnny Mullen, Sept 30 - Dec 2, Peninsula Gallery, Red Hook, Brooklyn

2018, Home Is Where The Heart Is co-curated by Andrew Cornell Robinson and Jim Osman, Sept 27- Dec 12, Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery, Parsons School of Design, NYC

2018, Skip/Salvage, RATA Projects curated by Rachel Tretter and Audrée Anid, July 25 - August 18, 131 Chrystie Street, NYC

2018, SIP Fellowship Exhibition, July 11 - 29, EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, NYC

2018, MONUMENT (in miniature), June 14 - 30, 2018, ABC No Rio in Exile, 519 Evergreen Ave, Brooklyn

2018, Unleashing, April 5-June 5, Teachers College Columbia University, NYC

2017, Subtle Formulations, Nov 8 - Dec 18, Kean University, NJ

2017, SaveArtSpace: The Future Is Female, art exhibited on phone booths at Broome St and Mott St and Grand St and Center St in NYC

2017, Home is Where the Heart Is, April 29 - June 4, curated by Andrew C. Robinson and Jim Osman, Kustera Projects, Red Hook, Brooklyn

2016, Collections, Nov 2 – 20, Chashama Space at 266 W 37th St, Manhattan, NYC

2016, Making the Future, Sept 30 – Oct 16, David and Schweitzer Contemporary, Brooklyn, NY

2016, Bushwick Tales curated by Etty Yaniv, Sept 30 – Oct 9, Venus Knitting Art Space, Brooklyn, NY

2016, Ghosts presented by Field Projects, curated by Beth Livensperger, Sept 10-Oct 1, 5 Anderson St, New Rochelle, NY

2016, VOLTA12, Fresh Window Gallery, June 13 – 18, Basel, Switzerland

2016, The Weight We Hold curated by Melissa Murray, Feb 4 – March 6, Causey Contemporary, NYC

2016, Up Against The Wall curated by Douglas Ferrari, Jan 9 – Feb 2, Art Alliance of Monmouth County, Red Bank, NJ

2015, Where the Heart Is, Sept 11- Oct 11, Fresh Window, Bushwick, NY

2015, IPCNY, Published By The Artist organized by Erik Hougen, Sept 10 – 17, Chelsea, NY

2015, Free Market Economy curated by Chris Bors, March 3-8, SPRING/BREAK Art Show, Skylight at Moynihan Station, NY

2014, Sugarlift launch and exhibition, Sugarlift, 200 Morgan Ave, Brooklyn

2014-15, The Aftermath curated by D. Ferrari, Oct 3 – Jan 11, Noyes Museum of Art, Stockton College, NJ

2014, Behind the Curtain curated by Trek Lexington, Oct 8 – Nov 9, Mark Miller Gallery, NY

2014, Real on Rock St, Outdoor Sculpture Show curated by Deborah Brown and Lesley Heller, May 30 - June 1, Rock St, Bushwick, NY

2014, Dancing Queen, May 2 – June 1, Fresh Window, Bushwick, NY

2014, FLUID (Public Art), May 3- September 7, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Staten Island

2014, Getting To Know You, January 25 - April 26, 601Tully, Syracuse, NY

2013-14, Wreath Interpretations, Dec 5-Jan 9, The Arsenal Gallery, Central Park, NY

2013, Together Alone: A New Portraiture, November 23-Dec 10, Dekalb Gallery, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn

2013, Crawling Through Clay curated by Ulrika Strömbäck, Gallery 1205, May 31- June 23, Brooklyn

2013, S'Long As It's Yours, Gallery Aferro, February 23-May 31, Newark, New Jersey

2012, Shadows will guide me curated by Osman Can Yerebakan, Dec 21-22, Irondale Ensemble Project, Brooklyn, NY

2012, Many Conversations, Present Company, June 15-17, Brooklyn

2012, Figment NYC, June 9-10, Governor’s Island, NY

2012, Part & Parcel: The Deconstruction of the Female Form in Contemporary Art", March 25-April 26, curated by Bonnie Gloris, Arts Guild New Jersey, Rahway, New Jersey

2011, Verge Art Fair - Tomorrow Stars, Dec 1-4, Miami, FL

2011, Bring To Light, October 1, (Nuit Blanche) public art event, Greenpoint, NY

2011, Cumulus Momentum #1, June 11 – July 3, Cité Radieuse Le Corbusier, Marseille, France

2011, The Eye in EyeLevel, Eye Level Gallery, May 14- June 19, Brooklyn, NY

2011, Chat Room, March 15 - April 30 BRIC Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2010, In The Backyards Of Kings” Kodra Field, September 3-12, Kalamaria, Greece

2010, A Sense of Humor, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, June 20–September 26, Sheboygan, WI

2010, The Sh sound was difficult, Louis V E.S.P curated by Deric Carner, April 30 - May 3, Brooklyn, NY

2009, Chimera curated by Chris Bors and Ketta Ioannidou, Arcade Experimental Art Projects, Sept 02-03, Stoa Aeschylou, Nicosia, Cyprus and video screening at Envoy Enterprises, New York

2009, Heartbreak Hotel July 16 - September 12 Freight + Volume Gallery, Chelsea, New York

2009, VIDEO.IT 2009, Video Festival and Contemporary Dance, March 25-27, Fondazione Mertz, Turin,

2008, D.U.M.B.O. Art Under the Bridge Festival, Brooklyn, New York

2008, Click, Brooklyn Museum, New York

2007, Preview Berlin, The Emerging Art Fair, Berlin, Germany

2006-07, Here and Elsewhere, The Bronx Museum of Art, New York

2004, Les Nuits Blanches, project curated by Hou Hanru, Paris, France

 

CURATORIAL PROJECTS 

2017, SPRING/BREAK Art Show, Karma Chameleon, co-curated with Ketta Ioannidou and Alva Calymayor, March 1-6, Condé Nast building, Manhattan, NYC

2016-17 Neither Here Nor There, co-curated with Nicolas Touron, Nov 18 – Jan 20, Radiator Arts, LIC, NY

2016, SPRING/BREAK Art Show, Shifted Memories co-curated with Ketta Ioannidou, March 1-7, Skylight at Moynihan Station, NY

2015, Projekt 722, In Our Cave We See Shadows co-curated with Ketta Ioannidou, Sept 12 - Oct 4, Brooklyn, NY

2015, Out of Place, co-curated with Etty Yaniv, July 31-Aug 2, 172 N 1st, Brooklyn, NY

 

ART RESIDENCIES / GRANTS / AWARDS 

2019, EFA Studio Program, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, Garment District, NYC

2017, NYC DOT Art Program’s Community Commissions track, NYC Department of Transportation, NY

2017, Studio Immersion Project Fellowship, EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop Program, NY

2015-16, A.I.R. Fellowship Program, Dumbo, Brooklyn, NY

2014, Engaging Artists Residency organized by Artist Volunteer Center and More Art, NY

2014, Grant from the Samuel I Newhouse Foundation for FLUID (Public Art), Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Staten Island, NY

2013, Emergency Grant from the Foundation For Contemporary Arts (FCA)

2011, Artist residency, Artelinea, Parignargues (Gard), France

2011, Artist residency, ChaNorth, Pine Plains, NY – organized by Chashama

2008, BCAT/BRIC Rotunda Gallery, field production and editing program, Brooklyn Community Access Television, Brooklyn, New York

2008, Artist residency at the « 75 » School of Fine Arts of Brussels sponsored by ADOR and Cultures France

2007, AIM Market program organized by The Bronx Museum of Art, New York

2005, Munstrasse 10, Artist residency, Berlin, sponsored by ADOR and Cultures France

 

PUBLICATIONS / PRESS 

2019 Bushwick Daily, Bushwick Art Space and Five Immigrant Artists Respond to Trump's Border Crisis Savannah Camastro, April 1

2018, Artnews, Scenes from Miami Art Week 2018: Day 3, Casey Kelbaugh, Dec 7

2018, Le Progrès Est Lyonnais, Kalos-Sthénos: une drôle de Silhouette au parc des Sens, Larbi Djazouli, Oct 2

2018, WHYY, Using items found on streets, artists hopes to raise awareness about homelessness, Ilene Dube, March 13

2017, Artnet, 34 Amazing Public Art Shows to See in New York This Summer, June 21

2017, AM New York, Art installations bring new life to NYC neighborhoods, courtesy of DOT Art Program, June 2

2017, Untapped Cities, 14 Outdoor Installations not to miss in NYC in May 2017 by L. Lieberman, May 2

2016, Queens Chronicle, Individuals Isolated by their Dual Identities by Neil Chiragdin (Print and online), Dec 8

2016, Aesthetica Magazine, interview with artist Fanny Allié, VOLTA12, June 12

2016, Artspace Magazine, A Few Questions for Fanny Allié, Brooklyn's Premiere Trash-Bag Sculptor by Dylan Kerr, April 11

2016, ARTE FUSE, Spring/Break Art Show Strikes Back: Memorable Trends and Artists from 2016 by Audra Lambert, March 16

2016, Untapped Cities, 13 Art Shows and Events not to miss during Armory Art Week 2016, Feb 23

2016, Daily Serving, An International Publication For Contemporary Art (Fan Mail by Alia Al-Sabi), Feb 19

2016, Untapped Cities, 18 NYC Art Installations and Urbanism Exhibits not to miss in Feb. 2016, Jan 28

2016, Les Femmes Folles Nebraska Interview, Jan 31

2015, Langage & Société n°154, Editions de la Maison des Sciences de l’Homme

2015, Trajectoire Magazine (online), November 6

2015, Le Progrès, Est Lyonnais, De Drôles de Silhouettes sur la rue des Pétroles, Oct 10

2015, Queens Chronicle, Bench Opens Eyes To Homelessness in Public Spaces by Neil Chiragdin (Print and online), Sept 10

2015, Le Monde Diplomatique, September issue, p.5

2015, Untapped Cities, 20 Outdoor Art Installations Not To Miss in NYC This Month, July 6

2015, Hyperallergic, 8 Artists to Watch from the 2015 Bushwick Open Studios, June 8

2015, Gothamist, Stretch Out On This Hidden Bench In Long Island City by Emma Whitford, May 25

2015, Brooklyn Magazine, MOMA PS1’s New Park Bench Is Shaped Like a Sleeping Homeless Person by Carey Dunne, May 26

2015, The Queens Courier, LIC public art looks to raise awareness about homelessness by Angy Altamirano

2015, DNA Info, Bench in Shape of Sleeping Homeless Person Installed Outside MoMA PS1 by J. Evelly, May 25

2015, Blouin Art Info, Clowns, Pin-Ups and Packing peanuts: 9 must see at Spring/Break 2015 by Anneliese Cooper, March 4

2014, The Wild Magazine, Art Talks with Fanny Allié, Sept 8

2014, Untapped Cities / 7 public art sculptures to check out in NYC this month, April 8

2014, Catch sight of the Glowing Home in Jersey City, March 14, The Jersey Journal, NJ.com

2014, Elegran Real Estate Blog, Serendipity: The Happy Chance of Meeting Fanny Allié, March 13

2014, Lorsqu’une oeuvre séduit la ville, January 31, article by Rachel Scharly for ACCENTS New York

2014, Magazine Visible #7, Neon soufflé, La création, January issue

2013, Filthy Dreams / Strangers in the park: Sculptures of the summer in NYC by Osman Can Yerebakan, Aug 8

2013, Arts In Bushwick, July issue, article by Etty Yaniv

2013, NY Magazine, September issue, The Approval Matrix

2013, Le Monde Diplomatique, July issue

2013, DNAinfo, article by Serena Solomon, Arts and Entertainment section

2013, The Sunday Star-Ledger, June 16, article by Dan Bischoff

2012, Exhibition catalogue “Silhouettes”, Rubis Mécénat, Paris, France

2012, Marie Claire Italy December issue, review by Silvia Criara

2011, New York Times, “Spare Times” category, article by Nicole Higgins

2006, Videos selected in the DVD production “ ALICE #2”, Les Chantiers Boîte Noire, France

2000, Publication of photos in the art book « Desire » Steidl edition, Göttingen, Germany