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Nicolas Tourte

Born in 1977 - France

BIOGRAPHY

Nicolas Tourte was born in 1977 in Charleville-Mézières (town of the poet Arthur Rimbaud), France. He lives and works in France.

In 2004 after studying at the Fine Arts school of Valenciennes, he continued to experiment installation, sculpture and drawing with an emphasis on information technology and the use of photo and video media, then develops a series of contextual querying facilities with humor and mockery of man's place in the universe and the concept of virtual.

One of these first devices was installed in 2005 at the Mir Station, ensues specific collaborations including the creation of an image of 32 meter long co-produced by the city of Caen. In 2009, the Fine Arts museum of Caen proposed him a "carte blanche" during the exhibition Giacometti "in perspective". In 2010 during the exhibition "intérieur jour, extérieur nuit" he creates on the demand of Pygmalion /les Bains Douche, a set of pieces closely related with architecture.

Due to the ORCCA Artothèque he exhibited in France, Spain and the Czech Republic, he had a residency at Usine Utopik. In 2011, he received the grant aid for its oriented landscape project, "land(e)scape / transformium." Meanwhile he made a set of devices using video and photography for Hermès, which will be an international traveling exhibition.

He exhibited at the Museum of Louviers in 2012 the result of work developed during a residency of six weeks at Villa Caldéronn actively involved in residency program "Voyez-vous", Transat vidéo and prepared an exhibition project for Lille 3000 / Fantastic.

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EXHIBITIONS

SOLO SHOWS

2013 Mise à jour v 3.0 / dans le cadre de Nuit Blanche à Charleville Mézières

Ovovidéopart / La balise - les 6000

Entre deux eaux / Twin exhibition at L’Herbe Rouge & Special opening studio

Tutti frutti / Galerie L’Œil Histrion

2012 Immersions, Lille 3000 / Fantastic

La tête dans les nuages, maison Hermès

Fabrique d’images, Musée de Louviers

Au champ, je mens, Centre d’art Val de Sarthe

2011 Paysages microcosmiques, Art Storming /Soc.Gén.

Senestrorsum, Station Mir / Nordïk Impact

2010 Belt Variation, maison Hermès, Hong Kong

Nuit Blanche - Lèche vitrine / Charleville-Mézières

R1, Usine Utopik

Intérieur jour - Extérieur nuit / centre d’art les Bains-Douches - Pygmalion, Alençon

2009 Nuit Blanche - Les chevêtres innés / Charleville-Mézières

Cowboyz, dead toyz - Espace Inkermann, Lille

2008 Opti-myst-hic 3, palais de Justice / Caen, Calvados.

Comme dans un beau cal, Espace Culturel MGEN / Lille.

2007 Trés tôt sur l’oreiller, Galerie Duchamp / Yvetot. voir les images

2006 INDRAJONCTION, Terre d’aventure, Lille 3000 / Lille.

Des us made inch INA, acte2, Musée de l’Ardenne / Charleville-Mézières.


GROUP SHOWS

2013 Subliminal Loops / Nord Artistes / Roubaix

Teken contemporary drawing, galerie Jan Colle / Gand

Slick Art Fair, Galerie Laure Roynette / Paris

Hybride n°2, Smac / Douai

Works II, Galerie l’Œil Histrion / Hermanville-sur-mer

brOn, Galerie Jan Colle et Sint-Machariuskerk / Gand

TOTAAL APOTHEEK, Galerie Jan Colle - Entrepot Fictief / Gand

2012 Absurdum, La plus petite galeire du monde (ou presque)

Les utopies pessimistes, espace le carré. Lille

Voyez-Vous, Transat Vidéo

2011 Hybride, SMAC, Douai

Artothèque éphémère, ORCCA, Jilhava, R. Tchèque.

Ici!, Abbaye aux Dames. Caen

2010 Galeria Aera de Cultura y Educacion, Orcca, Malaga

Mollusca Nux, Pygmalion, Alençon

Je est un autre / MDA, Suippes

Your world is my world / Parc éolien d’Epizon

2009 L’Artothèque éphémère / ORCCA / Palais de Tau, Reims

Bains Douches - Station Mir / Pygmalion, Alençon

Espace du buisson / Transtat vidéo, Format vidéo / Tourlaville, Manche.

2008 Interstices # 3, Station Mir, Caen.

En perspective, Giacometti - Nuit de Musées, Musée des Beaux-arts de Caen

Scriptura, La poésie/nuit - Transat Vidéo, Caen

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