International Visitor Programme : October 2011

Ange Leccia

Artist

Ange Leccia (b.1952) lives and works in Paris, France. A former resident of Villa Medici in Roma and Villa Kujoyama in Kyoto, Ange Leccia’s career started in the 1980’s with his 'arrangements'. His works are constantly questioning different media, combining them, mixing them, even exhibiting them through a range of themes such as the sea (La Mer) and other atmospheric elements that are fascinating because of their rhythmic character. Between 2002 and 2009, he directed the film scenography for the shows of Christophe together with Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster. In 2010, he directed his first feature film Nuit Bleue, which was presented at Rotterdam International Film Festival. In 2001, he founded Le Pavillon, Palais de Tokyo’s creation lab, for which he is still the director. Ange Leccia is represented by Galerie Almine Rech in Paris.


Tristan Bera

Artist

Tristan Bera (born 1984) lives and works in Paris, France. Bera received a MA in philosophy and a BA in art history in 2009. He has a particular interest in decadent aesthetics and crossover exhibitions and has worked on mainstream exhibitions such as ‘Dada’ (2005/06) at the Centre Pompidou, Paris;  ‘Richard Wagner: visions d’artistes’ (2005) and ‘Gainsbourg’ 2008 at Cité de la Musique, Paris. He has also worked for fashion sound designer Frédéric Sanchez (2008). Currently, Bera is curating a one-year project at Zürich Kunsthalle titled ‘Human Valley’ after Balzac and ending the editing of a short film based on Bunuel’s Belle de Jour both together with Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster. Bera is currently working at Le Pavillon/Palais de Tokyo’s creative lab.