As the 2021-22 cultural season draws to a close, the FEU invites you to discover a show featuring the works of eight resident artists. The paintings, drawings and photographs exhibited reflect the various styles, media and cultural influences of this international group of artists.
The opening will take place on Wednesday, May 4, as part of Art-Hop-Polis.
Dates: May 4 to 25 | Opening: May 4 from 7-8.30pm for Art-Hop-Polis | Facebook Event
Please sign up to attend and come when you wish between 7pm and 8pm. You may be asked to visit another exhibition or wait a few minutes if the gallery is full when you arrive.
A Visit will be organized after the Rendez-vous Musical. The exhibition will be open during the Fête de la Cité on May 14 and 15.
COVID: Wearing a mask is not mandatory, however it is strongly recommended. Please use the hydroalcoholic gel at your disposal.
About the Artists
Madison Vander Ark is a painter and multi-disciplinary artist from central Pennsylvania. Through her interest in psycho-geography and the relationship between our bodies and structural environments, Madison’s work reveals the uncanny aspects of the various places she has lived. The inherent magical properties of ordinary life are the focus of her work as she investigates the seemingly banal spaces that permeate the landscape of daily walking.
Madison was recently featured in the Area Code Art Fair of New England and is a 2020 Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation grantee. After receiving her BFA in painting in 2016, Madison resided at the Centre d’Art Marnay in Marnay-sur-Seine and has since been included in shows at Studio E Gallery, CIVA, and the Susquehanna Art Museum. She went on to pursue her MFA in painting at Boston University, where she continued to make paintings and installations that explore her encounters with the built world.
After graduating in 2020, Madison participated in a virtual residency called CO-Residency, which connected 12 artists from around the globe making work in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. She looks forward to being included in shows at the Ortega y Gasset Projects in New York and Boston University’s Stone Gallery this fall. As a recipient of the Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship for the 2020-2021 academic year, Madison is thrilled to be given the opportunity to make a series of paintings and installations that respond to her encounters with and study of Parisian architecture.
Alejandra García was born in San Diego, California and spent much of her youth traveling back and forth across the U.S.-Mexico border. Her work is centered around a protagonist named diosa, who embodies Alejandra’s exploration of her identity as a Mexican American woman.
García received her BA in Visual Arts and English from Fordham University in New York in 2021, where she graduated summa cum laude and was awarded departmental honors in Visual Arts. She has participated in numerous group exhibitions in San Diego; including shows at La Bodega Gallery, among others. She was the recipient of the 2020 Susan Lipani Travel Award. García was the Education Department Intern at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) in New York from 2020-2021, and is now an Artist Educator and Program Assistant MAD. She worked as a creative tutor for A Free Bird, a non-profit organization that offers art classes for children battling cancer and other chronic illnesses.
García is a recipient of the 2021-2022 Fulbright-Harriet Hale Woolley Award in the Arts at the Fondation des États-Unis in Paris. During her time at the FEU, García will research immigration in France and will develop a series of paintings that will be reflective of her personal experiences with migration both in the U.S. and in France.
Arthur Haywood’s work celebrates the wonder of stories. His paintings are seen on murals for the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, Sprocket Mural Festival, his book The Great Library and Space and Time Magazine. He exhibits his paintings in New York and Pennsylvania and completes commissions. He is focused on captivating Science Fiction and Fantasy stories. Creating murals and illustrations to inspire others and engage youth in reading is his passion. He is focused on making murals for libraries and schools in addition to book covers. He earned a B.F.A in Illustration from The Maryland Institute College of Art, before furthering his study of classical drawing and painting at Cambridge Street Studios in Philadelphia and Grand Central Atelier in New York. He wrote and illustrated a book about scholars from the ancient library of Alexandria. He is a recipient of the 2020-2021 Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship at the Fondation des États-Unis in Paris. From Fall 2020 through Spring 2021 he developed murals to inspire a love of learning and cultural appreciation. He worked with students at Lycée Paul Lapie to create murals depicting diverse people reading and the stories that have engaged them. He created murals with students at youth center, Ecollectif , in Courbevoie in 2021 and is currently developing a mural for l’École élémentaire publique André Malraux in Courbevoie.
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.
Libéral Martin lives and works in Paris. In 2014, he started studying animation at ENSAD. He directed his two first short films combining music and animation, Destinations and Querelles de clochers, in 2015 and 2016. This experimentation led to other multimedia productions such as Willem Van Haecht and VERTE OFF in 2016, and Fake 48-6 in 2017. His research on synesthesia is outlined in his dissertation Du mouvement musical à l’image, in which he presents a variety of connections between music and images in film and animation. In 2018, he joined the community of resident artists at the Fondation des États-Unis. In June 2020, he completed his latest short animation film The Mecanorgans, which was released in 2020. Liberal recently took part in the group exhibition Would Do Again and a film evening showcasing resident filmmakers.
Anahita Navaei was born in February 1995 in Paris. She is a filmmaker and visual artist, passionate about images and synesthesia. Having completed a degree in Law and the History of Cinema at the Sorbonne, she went on to study writing and directing at the University of Corsica. She directed her first film, Iran è man, produced by the G.R.E.C (Groupe de Recherches et d’Essais Cinématographiques), in partnership with the Centre Méditerranéen de la Photographie. In 2020, she completed her Masters in Creation at University Paris 8-Saint-Denis. Her second film, Nahid and Sepideh, a fiction set in France and Iran was released at the Festival des 168 Heures. In December 2021, Villa Ndar, the French Institute of Saint Louis in Senegal, offered Anahita a residency to rewrite and develop her latest animated film project, Soum, an animated tale made of fabrics and spices, which takes place in the city of Saint-Louis. She received the Sortie d’école grant from the CNC for the project. Anahita Navaei has been an artist-in-residence at the Fondation des Etats-Unis since November 2020, where she works in her 5th floor artist studio. Anahita recently took part in the group exhibition Would Do Again and a film evening showcasing resident filmmakers.
Annette Gonzalez Parra. Venezuelan photographer and multidisciplinary artist based in Paris since 2016. Annette grew up in Caracas and moved to France to expand her horizons as an artist and gain professional experience in the European capital of movies. With an academic degree in Media Communication and a Masters in Film Studies, she is currently doing a Masters in Preservation of Audiovisual and Film Heritage. Her artistic work comes with a very emotional charge, feeding mostly from nostalgia, memories, gender identity, and femininity. She has explored many possibilities of artistic expression including poetry writing, theater performance and direction, video art, painting, sketching and her principal activity and professional domain being photography. In 2020 during the lockdown, a series of experiments took her to explore new mediums by mixing different graphic and plastic techniques. More recently she has begun to develop experimental film projects where the emphasis is on exploring color and form by integrating these same techniques of mixing still images and animating them. All this to develop a conversation about ephemeral imagery and the nature of transformation.
Rose Vidal, born in Paris, is a French artist as well as an art critic. She is a student at l’Ecole des arts décoratifs in Paris, and contributes to AOC media’s publication on contemporary art, literature, and cinema. Currently in artistic residency at the Fondation des Etats-Unis, she lives and works in Paris.