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Carmen Bouyer

Painter

Carmen Bouyer is a French artist committed to respecting living creatures. Born in 1988 in Paris where she lives and works, she studied at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Decoratifs de Paris and at Parsons The New School for Design in New York. Her practice unfolds between France, Turkey and the United States. Her objective is to promote practices that support the fulfillment of life in the long term from a perspective of inter-species well-being, through the creation of artistic experiences participatory and multi-sensory. Her work is part of the movement of ecological art which brings together, through practices

collaborative, eco-design of rich symbolic languages and concrete field actions in favor of the ecological transition. Her three main directions of work are the valorization of practices

ecological agriculture, regeneration of biodiversity and the empowerment of the feminine.

She collaborates with nature lovers, farmers, gardeners, ecologists, archaeologists and other artists. 

Mixing painting on paper and textile using natural pigments and vegetable inks, photography, video, sound, performance and eco-social design, it is part of eco-feminist currents, from care, and deep ecology. Her artistic work has been featured in various places: Palais de Tokyo, Park in Progress, Memory of the Future, Galerie 365, Galerie Marie-Robin, Atelier Bergère in Paris; Halka Art Center in Istanbul; Maquis Projects, Triennale Port Izmir in Izmir; Pioneer Works, Flux Factory, Works on Water, Glyndor Gallery, Greenpoint Film

Festival in New York; Water Festival in Osaka; NAVEL in Los Angeles and

ZKM in Karlsruhe. Since 2017, she has been co-curator of the network's artistic program

The Nature of Cities based in New York with which she organizes exhibitions, round tables and artistic residencies bringing together artists and scientists of the world enter into the perspective of creating greener and more sustainable cities for all.

 

Serap Can is one of the painters of the “Pasajda Bir Yıl” project of the İyilik İçin Sanat association. She works in Nedret Sekban's studio and actively participates in several fairs and exhibitions. At the same time, she is an art teacher in a Foundation school and organizes art workshops for children. ​

 

The artist reconstructs the images of real life in his works, while exploring the rhythm of time passing in his metropolis. She installs in her canvas the characters she selects at random from among her countless photographs. From an imaginary angle, these characters simply walk with a natural rhythm, in an abstract urban space. His way of piling them up embodies the way of seeing and being in a metropolis while creating maps of lives.

 

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