International Studio Programme : December 2016

Magali Daniaux and Cédric Pigot

Artist Group

Photo: Akiko Gharbi

Magali Daniaux (b.1976) and Cédric Pigot (b.1966) are based in Paris and have been working together since 2001. Their work bears the dual hallmark of experimentation and performance and brings together various media associating elements from opposite ranges with a taste for connections between sci-fi and documentary forms, high-tech engineering and fantasy tales, heavyweight materials and fleeting sensations. Starting with installations and objects, their work soon included experimental actions and more immaterial artistic gestures. Daniaux and Pigot are currently working in Alaska on land art projects dealing with time, archaeology, geology and climate change. Their work has been shown in institutions such as Musée du Jeu de Paume, Paris (2014); Venice Biennial of Architecture (2014); Barents Spektakel, Kirkenes, Norway (2013); Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival (2011); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2011); Qui Vive International Biennial, Moscow (2010) and Dashanzi Art Festival, Beijing (2004). They were laureates of a Villa Medici hors-les-murs residency in 2003, fellows at the Cité Siam in Bangkok in 2005, at Dar Batha in Fez, Morocco in 2013 and at Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany, in 2015 and 2016. They were finalists of the COAL Prize Art and Environment in 2010.

Daniaux and Pigot are participating in the Winter Solstice 2016 NOVE SED NON NOVA, a night exhibition and cross-disciplinary event in Oslo gathering experimental music, visual arts, contemporary circus, performance, performative poetry and video-art; organised by Vandaler Forening the 17th of December 2016.

The artists’ participation within OCA’s ISP residency in Ekely is held in collaboration with Vandaler forening.