As the 2022-23 cultural season draws to a close, the FEU invites you to discover a show featuring the works by seven resident artists. The paintings, drawings, photographs and installations exhibited reflect the various styles, media and cultural influences of this international group of artists. The exhibition opening will take place on Wednesday, May 3 as part of Art-Hop-Polis.
The opening also marks the return of the annual Open Studios evening. Several artists will invite you into their studios on the 5th floor of the building to the sound of music coming from the resident musicians’ studios. You will be given a second change to visit them during the Fête de la Cité. These tours are open upon reservation only!
Dates May 3-31 (closing on May 8, and May 18) | Opening Hours Monday to Friday 10am-1pm / 2:30-5:30pm | Getting to FEU
If you wish to come at another time, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Date Wednesday, May 3 | Time 7-8:30pm | Facebook Event
Studios: Abbey Muza, Anson Jones, Annette G. Parra, Onix M Nieves Vanga, Nitouche Anthoussi, and musicians Ian Tomaz, Edgar Jaber, Anson Jones and Isabelle Pazar.
Art-Hop-Polis: the detailed program is available on CitéScope here.
Sunday, May 7th: 6.15-7pm (Exhibition)
Saturday, May 13th: 2-4.30pm (Exhibition & Studios: Abbey Muza, Anson Jones, Onix M Nieves Vanga, Nitouche Anthoussi, and musicians Ian Tomaz, Edgar Jaber, Anson Jones and Isabelle Pazar)
Sunday, May 14th: 2-4.30pm (Exhibition & Studios: Abbey Muza, Anson Jones, Onix M Nieves Vanga, Nitouche Anthoussi, Libéral Martin, and musicians Ian Tomaz, Edgar Jaber, Anson Jones and Isabelle Pazar)
More dates to be annonced…
About the Artists
Composer Tom Gurin is a Fulbright-Harriet Hale Woolley Award recipient. He is a graduate of Yale University, where he earned a degree with honors in music composition and received the Paul H. and Brigitte P. Fry Award for excellence in the arts. His music has been featured at highSCORE New Music Festival in Pavia (Italy); at the Imani Winds Chamber Music Festival at the Mannes School of Music in New York City; at the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp; and more. The National Youth Orchestra of China, the Yale Symphony Orchestra, and other ensembles have premiered his works. He is a former United States Fellow of the Belgian American Educational Foundation and holds an artist diploma from the Belgian Royal Carillon School. Recent honors include premieres through the Sonus Foundation in Budapest; Campanae Lovanienses in Leuven; and the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America, who awarded him a 2021 Johan Franco Composition Award. He currently studies composition at the École Normale de Musique de Paris.
Anson Jones is a singer, composer, and songwriter from New York City whose work pulls in turns from modern jazz, modern classical music, and popular music. She graduated from Princeton University in the class of 2022, where she won the Louis Sudler Prize in the Arts and the Isodore and Helen Sacks Memorial Prize in Music. She is 2022-2023 Fulbright-Harriet Hale Woolley scholar and FEU resident, composing a suite of music inspired by Parisian examples of glass architecture. In between academic projects, she enjoys making more commercial music – she loves indie, rock, and folk music, and in June 2022 she released an EP of jazz-rock fusion on Modern Icon Recordings. For both her commercial and academic music, she’s played with her own groups around New York City, joined in writer’s showcases like the New York Songwriters’ Circle and the 5PM Concert Series, and performed at the 2020 Litchfield Jazz Festival. Anson is passionate about many other fields as well – she has passions for music cognition, computer science, art, and architecture. She has even worked at a series of architecture firms and as a data science intern at a neuroscience lab. Her range of interests all inform her approach towards music-making as an interdisciplinary process.
Born in 1997, Timothée Lambert began his artistic studies in the preparatory class of ENSBA Lyon before joining the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs. Having studied photography and stage design, he went back to his childhood obsession: drawings, stories, and lettering. His current works are inspired by diaries and impulsive ideas, with which he seeks to become comfortable to create intimacy with the reader. Timothée recently took part in the group exhibition Would Do Again and a film evening showcasing resident filmmakers.
Since 2018, Libéral Martin has been living and working in his artist studio at the Fondation des Etats-Unis (FEU) in Paris. Previously, he studied animation at ENSAD. He directed his first short film linking music and animation, Destinations, in 2015-16. In June 2020, he completed his latest animated short film Les Mécanorganes awarded “Best Experimental Short Film” at the Valencia animation festival. Libéral is actively involved in the artist community and cultural prgram of the Fondation des Etats-Unis. In 2021-22, he participated in the organisation of a screening of animated films and three collaborative exhibitions, Would do again, Liberation Deflagration and Mirror Mirror. Liberal is currently working on his next animated short film Dichotomie, which explores philosophical concepts through drawing animation.
Abbey Muza uses weaving as a methodology for image-making centered in queer identity, haptics, and sensuality. While at the Fondation des États-Unis, Muza will make a series of tapestries that pay homage to the revolutionary queer artists and writers working in Paris during the 1920s and 1930s. To produce this work, they will study period archives of French queer artists and writers and conduct research into tapestry produced during the time. They will make this work as a visiting artist in the Department of Design textile et matière at the École nationale supérieure des Arts Decoratifs. In their work, they aim to highlight these remarkable histories and redefine them for the contemporary era. Muza received their MFA as a University Fellow at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture, and their BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. They have shown their work throughout the United States and internationally, at spaces including Tiger Strikes Asteroid Philadelphia, Threewalls, and LVL3. Their residencies include an Ox-Bow Fellowship, ACRE (Artist’s Cooperative Residency and Exchange), and Alternative Worksite (supported by the Robert Overby Foundation).
Nitouche Anthoussi is a PhD candidate in Fine Arts and Art Sciences at the Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University, having previously completed a Master 2 at the same university in Fine Arts and Contemporary Creation. She also holds a degree from the School of Fine Arts of the University of Ioannina, Greece. Her artistic practice draws in part from her great love of mathematics. She is the first Erasmus international student to have been accepted by the Centre Culturel Georges Pompidou in Paris as a photographer for the main art collection and has participated in several artistic exhibitions in Athens, Paris, Milan, Ioannina and Corinth. In her spare time, Nitouche practices Judo and sails with the Paris 1 university team.
Born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico & raised in Maryland State, Onix Nieves Vanga has been a bonafide creator from a very early age. Flourished post-adolscence confecting murals, always kept himself involved in the energy of the community. Later on by becoming more acquainted with eclectic collections & collectors of art, he realizes the importance of academic knowledge and the fundamentals of art, however he is never held back by them. Currently based in Paris, France, realizing that what is acceptable has changed and has been altered, using art as his vehicle to channel spiritual expression, Onix mixes a variety of mediums to display and project experience empirically. Onix joined the artist community at FEU in September 2022.
Annette G. Parra is a Venezuelan photographer and visual artist based in Paris since 2016. Parra grew up in Caracas and moved to France to expand her horizons as an artist and gain professional experience in Europe’s film capital. With a degree in film studies, the artist is making her way into the film archives field. Parra is especially intrigued by the concept of color in film: its history, materiality, and narrative power. So much so that she has spent the past several years researching color in an academic setting. Her artistic work is emotionally charged, feeding mostly from nostalgia and memories. For many years she has explored the possibilities of her artistic expression in different areas like poetry, performance art, video art, painting, and her principal discipline photography. Curious about the multiplicity of images, her artwork intents to revive previous works or to create a new vision for an existing piece. This exploration is led by combining photography, painting, and video to create an experimental, digital result.