Etienne de France

Unfolding his practice in multidisciplinary and fragmented ways, Etienne de France explores the relationships between concepts of nature and landscape. Through the fields of sciences and architecture, he creates works using a variety of media such as video, writing, photography, sculpture and drawing. From a questioning on landscape as a space of imaginary and emancipation, he elaborates fictional but highly credible narrative series of works that sweep us off our feet. From the first railway company in Iceland (Iceland Train, 2009-2010) to the rediscovery of a legendary sea mammal in Greenland (Tales of the See Cow, 2012), his works are always contextualized in a determined landscape, identified or not. He completed a 200 km long walk in the middle of French country (Exporation of a Failure, 2013-2014). With his site specific installations referring to the Mesoamerican ruins and models (Rise, 2013 and The Journey, 2015), his work is both an invitation to travel and to question our own environment. Etienne de France currently works on a new series of works called The Green Vessel, multiple narrative including video, installation and drawing, a project developed through three residencies in Te Whare Hēra, New Zealand in 2016, International Center of Art and Landscape of Vassivière Island and in Flora Ars+Natura, Colombia in 2015. Installations, videos and performances in museums and galleries include: International Center of Art and Landscape of Vassivière Island, France, 2016, Reykjavík Art Museum, Iceland, 2016, School of Architecture of Paris-La Villette, Paris, France, 2015, Gallery of Évolution, Museum of National History, FIAC, Paris, France, 2014, Domaine de Chamarande, France, 2013, Parco Arte Vivente, Torino, Italy, 2012, National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland, 2010, Thessaloniki Biennale, State Museum of Modern Art, 2010.