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Born in France, I moved to Amsterdam and studied art/audiovisuals and graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in 2001. In the Netherlands I exhibited my work at various public spaces, including the Rotterdam subway and the Museum of Ethnology in Amsterdam). I was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to pursue an MFA at the School of Visual Arts. I graduated in 2003. I worked at SVA, first as a technician and now as a teacher. I produce my work at home and at SVA’s facilities. I have exhibited my work in solo and group shows, notably at Virgil de Voldère Gallery, Josee Bienvenu Gallery, Priska C. Juschka Gallery NYC and at Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, Dusseldorf Germany. Articles about my work were published in the NY Times, Flash Art and Time Magazine. Telling stories is my main objective. Both my sculptural and flat work are visual fables, but contrary to the classic fables, mine contain no moral or moral judgments. They simply exist on landscapes of absurdity, seemingly purposeless.

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