Artist Residencies

Established in 2016, the residency program invites, all year long, world-renowned artists, thinkers, researchers, writers, curators and other practitioners to conduct research and carry out projects related to their artistic fields.

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Established in 2016, the residency program invites, all year long, world-renowned artists, thinkers, researchers, writers, curators and other practitioners to conduct research and carry out projects related to their artistic fields.

This programme is taking shape in a thousand-year-old, average-size city with a strong identity whose territory is marked by both a unique natural and historical heritage and a remarkable concentration of cultural activities. Fully integrated into the Parc des Ateliers programme, it is enriched by the diverse fields of research in which it operates, such as contemporary production, the environment, hospitality and education.

Ahmet Öğüt

artist

(fall 2016)
Ahmet Öğüt was born in Silvan, Diyarbkır, Turkey, in 1981.
He lives and works between Amsterdam and Berlin.

Ahmet Öğüt is constantly seeking to create works that address complex social issues (immigration, demographic problems, the impact of economic activity on everyday life and workers’ re-appropriation of working tools), with a sense of humour that highlights rather than masks the seriousness of their subject matters.

Portrait d'Ahmet Öğüt pendant sa résidence à LUMA Arles

Portrait d'Ahmet Öğüt pendant sa résidence à LUMA Arles

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Sohrab Mohebbi

curator

(September-December 2016)
Sohrab Mohebbi was born in Tehran, Iran, in 1981.
He lives and works in New York.

Sohrab Mohebbi is a curator at the Sculpture Center in New York. Since 2018, he has curated solo shows by Jean-Luc Moulène, Banu Cennetoğlu and Fiona Connor. For four years, he was an associate curator at REDCAT, an arts centre related to the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts).

Sohrab Mohebbi pendant sa résidence à LUMA Arles

Sohrab Mohebbi pendant sa résidence à LUMA Arles

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Peio Aguirre

art critic, artist and writer

(September-December 2016)
Peio Aguirre was born in Elorrio, Spain, in 1972.
He lives and works in San Sebastián.

Peio Aguirre regularly contributes to frieze magazine. As an independent curator, he was in charge of the Spanish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2019 with artists Itziar Okariz and Sergio Prego.

Peio Aguirre pendant sa résidence à LUMA Arles

Peio Aguirre pendant sa résidence à LUMA Arles

Laura Diez

Anna Colin

curator
(October-December 2016)
She lives and works in London.

Anna Colin is the co-director of the Open School East in Margate, England – a space dedicated to artistic development and the exchange of knowledge and savoir-faire between artistic and local communities. She is also an associate curator at Lafayette Anticipations –Galeries Lafayette Foundation in Paris.

Portrait d'Anna Colin pendant sa résidence à LUMA Arles

Portrait d'Anna Colin pendant sa résidence à LUMA Arles

Victor & Simon

Annie Godfrey Larmon

art critic, writer and curator

(October-December 2017)
She lives and works in New York.

Annie Godfrey Larmon is a regular contributor to the American magazine Artforum. She is now writing a book about artists Beverly Pepper and Mary Reid Kelley, as well as her first novel.

Annie Godfrey Larmon pendant sa résidence à LUMA Arles

Annie Godfrey Larmon pendant sa résidence à LUMA Arles

Daniel Terna

Pierre-Alexandre Mateos and Charles Teyssou

curators
(October 2017- March 2018)

Respectively born in 1989 and 1988, in Toulouse, France.
They live and work in Paris.

Pierre-Alexandre Mateos and Charles Teyssou are a curator duo based in Paris. In May 2018, they curated the ‘Cruising Pavilion’ exhibition at the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale, interrogating the relationship between minority sexual practices and architecture. A second iteration of their curatorial project was exhibited at Ludlow 38, in New York, in February 2019, and the third and last edition took place at ArkDes in Stockholm, Sweden, in the fall of 2019. In September 2018, they were the curators of a group exhibition on neo-liberal baroque at Converso, Milan. They often contribute to magazines such as Flash Art and L’Officiel Art.

Travail de Charles Teyssou et Pierre-Alexandre Mateos pendant leurs résidences d'artistes à LUMA Arles

Travail de Charles Teyssou et Pierre-Alexandre Mateos pendant leurs résidences d'artistes à LUMA Arles

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Paul B. Preciado


philosopher, writer and curator
(January-May 2018)
Paul B. Preciado was born in Burgos, Spain, in 1970.
He lives and works between Paris and Barcelona.

Paul B. Preciado is a writer, a curator and an internationally recognized figure in the fields of the philosophy of the body, gender studies and sexual politics. His first book, Countersexual Manifesto, became a reference point for queer and transfeminist European activism. He is the author of Testo Junkie. Sex, Drugs and Biopolitics and Pornotopia. He recently published An Apartment on Uranus, a collection of his articles for the French daily newspaper Libération since 2013.

Portrait de Paul B. Preciado pendant sa résidence à LUMA Arles

Portrait de Paul B. Preciado pendant sa résidence à LUMA Arles

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Florentina Holzinger

dancer and choreographer
(fall 2018 and spring 2019)

Florentina Holzinger was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1986.
She lives and works between Vienna and Amsterdam.

Florentina Holzinger’s dance pieces are driven by the notion of identity, sexual and physical transgression. Drawing inspiration as much from Viennese Actionism, body art and bodybuilding as from classical ballet, cabaret and even circus, she deconstructs, performance after performance, the very definition of femininity.

Florentina Holzinger pendant sa résidence à LUMA Arles

Florentina Holzinger pendant sa résidence à LUMA Arles

Nada Zgank

Yuri Pattison

artist, Frieze Artist Award 2016
(fall/winter 2018-2019)

Yuri Pattison was born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1986.
He lives and works in London.

Yuri Pattison uses digital technologies, video and sculpture to conduct extensive research on the social and political ramifications of accelerated technology development and visual density in the all-digital age.

Portrait de Yuri Pattison pendant sa résidence à LUMA Arles

Portrait de Yuri Pattison pendant sa résidence à LUMA Arles

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Mohamed Bourouissa

artist
(winter 2018-spring 2019)

Mohamed Bourouissa was born in Blida, Algeria, in 1978.
He lives and works in Paris.

Mohamed Bourouissa’s videos, sculptures, photographs and installations have often taken the margins of our society as a starting point. Since his debut, he has been creating a range of super contemporary portraits that try to escape the sociocultural stereotypes of our time, thanks to a constantly renewed collaborative and exchange-driven practice.

Portrait de Mohamed Bourouissa pendant sa résidence à LUMA Arles

Portrait de Mohamed Bourouissa pendant sa résidence à LUMA Arles

Kamel Mennour

Kiluanji Kia Henda

artist, Frieze Artist Award 2017
(spring 2019)

Kiluanji Kia Henda was born in Luanda, Angola, in 1979.
He lives and works between Luanda and Lisbon.

Kiluanji Kia Henda questions, and not without humour, the colonial past of Angola, his native country, as well as the history of the African diasporas in Europe and today’s migration tragedy, while tackling the notions of identity, modernity and political engagement in his artistic practice.

Kiluanji Kia Henda pendant sa résidence à LUMA Arles

Kiluanji Kia Henda pendant sa résidence à LUMA Arles

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Cecilia Bengolea

artist, dancer, performer
(March-June 2020)

Born in 1979 in Buenos Aires (Argentina)

Cecilia Bengolea perceives performance as an animated sculpture that allows her to become object and subject simultaneously within her own work. Her practice is translated in video, performance and sculpture. She researches on anthropological community dance forms both contemporary and archaic. She’s particularly interested in composing with nature symbolics and energies , the elements and within a community of close collaborators such as François Chaignaud, Craig Black Eagle, Erika Miyauichi. She lives and works in Paris.

Cecilia Bengolea pendant sa résidence à LUMA Arles

Cecilia Bengolea pendant sa résidence à LUMA Arles

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Flora Katz

researcher, curator, art critic
(January–June 2020)

Born in 1984 in Choisy-Le-Roi, France.
Lives and works in Paris.

Since 2015, Flora Katz has been working at the university Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne on a thesis called: Speculative Realisms and Contemporary Art, Possible Aesthetic and Critical Dialogues: Pierre Huyghe. Concurrently with her research, she teaches at the Institute of Higher Art Education in Paris, collaborates with many reviews (Artpress, Mouvement, Cura) and curates exhibitions.

Flora Katz pendant sa résidence à LUMA Arles

Flora Katz pendant sa résidence à LUMA Arles

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Jakob Kudsk Steensen

artist
(January–June 2020)

Born in 1987 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

In his work, this multimedia artist brings past, present and future landscapes and ecosystems to life thanks to his micro and macro view of the environment, and through the lens of virtual reality, based on a long process of research in the field and with specialists in species conservation.

Jakob Kudsk Steensen pendant sa résidence à LUMA Arles

Jakob Kudsk Steensen pendant sa résidence à LUMA Arles

Adrian Deweerdt

Linda Yablonsky

art critic, journalist and writer

The author of The Story of Junk: A Novel, as well as an art critic and journalist. Based in New York, she has been covering the international art world for more than 25 years for many publications, including The New York Times and T Magazine, Bloomberg News, Artforum and Artforum.com, The Art Newspaper and W Magazine. She has also contributed critical essays to monographs or exhibition catalogues on artists including Anish Kapoor, Keith Sonnier, Marilyn Minter, Francesco Vezzoli, Elmgreen & Dragset, Mark Morrisroe and James Nares. During her 2017 residency at Luma Arles, she worked on Why Jeff Koons?, the first book to take complete account of the artist's life and career, to be published in the United States by Henry Holt & Co.

Julie Beaufils

artist
(September 2020 - November 2020)

The “Studio of the South” residency led by the American artist Laura Owens for LUMA Arles.

Julie Beaufils was born in France in 1987. She lives and works in Paris. 

Julie Beaufils studied at the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts, in Paris, and at the USC Roski School of Art and Design, in Los Angeles. She has exhibited in various galleries and institutions such as Balice Hertling, Paris; Mendes Wood DM, São Paolo; the Kunsthalle, Mulhouse; Overduin & Co, Los Angeles; and the Pernot Ricard corporate foundation, Paris, among others.

Julie Beaufils pendant sa résidence à LUMA Arles

Julie Beaufils pendant sa résidence à LUMA Arles

Adrian Deweerdt

Constance Debré

artist
(October 2020 - January 2021)

Constance Debré was born in Paris, France in 1972.

She studied at the Lycée Henri-IV and was a criminal lawyer until 2018. 
She has published two novels: Play Boy (Stock, 2018), and Love Me Tender (Flammarion, 2020). As part of her residency at Luma Arles, Constance Debré is working on her next opus. “The work begun in my previous books, which I intend to continue in this way, explores the possibility (?) of being oneself.” It raises the question of the construction of an identity shaped by a double movement, the horizontal movement of narration, as well as the vertical movement of the emancipation of the subject (the narrator) from social, sexual and family identities. Construction, deconstruction, as it were.  

Precious Okoyomon

artist
(October 2020 - December 2020)

Precious Okoyomon was born in London, United Kingdom, in 1993.

Precious Okoyomon is both a poet and an artist who lives in New York and creates portals to new worlds. Okoyomon had solo shows at the MMK, Frankfurt, this year, and at Luma Westbau, Zurich, in 2019. Their second book But Did U Die? will be published by Serpentine/Wonder Press in 2020.

Sara Sadik

artist

(March 2021 - June 2021)

Born in Bordeaux (France) in 1994. She lives and works in Marseille.
Sara Sadik is an artist. She works on French youth from working-class neighborhoods and its culture, documenting its mysteries and deconstructing social mythologies, particularly those related to adolescence and masculinities. Her work is expressed in videos and performances, ranging from documentaries to science fiction and reality TV. During her residency at Luma Arles, Sara Sadik will prepare a docu-drama on Arlesian youth. 

Alexandre Khondji

artist

(March 2021 - June 2021)

Born in Paris (France) in 1993. He lives and works between Paris and London.
Alexandre Khondji is an artist. He studied at Bard College, in New York, and more recently at the Royal College of Art, in London. His artistic practice questions the status of the image and the work of art through their power of exhibition and manifestation. His work is also accompanied by theoretical research that he will seek to develop during his residency.

Miriam Laura Leonardi

artist

(March 2021 - May 2021)

The “Studio of the South” residency led by the American artist Laura Owens for LUMA Arles.

Born in 1985 in Lörrach (Germany). She lives and works in Zurich (Switzerland).

Miriam Laura Leonardi navigates through a variety of media, questioning language and signs as a construction of meaning, which are subject to change over time, and examines social norms with an often ironic undertone and the minimal aesthetics of conceptual art. She relies on the potential of appropriation to uncover the structures that shape capitalist commodity culture and with a surreal exploration of thought she produces enigmatic objects of desire, such as fake ready-mades, ephemeral installations and sculptural work as well as videos and video-performances. For her residency in Arles she foresees to work for the first time in ceramics to create vases after a Sicilian tradition for decorative domestic purposes.

Miriam Laura Leonardi pendant sa résidence à Arles

Adrian Deweerdt

Charlotte Houette

artist
(spring - summer 2021) 

The “Studio of the South” residency led by the American artist Laura Owens for LUMA Arles.

Charlotte Houette was born in France, in 1983. She lives and works in Paris. 

Charlotte Houette studied at the beaux-arts de Paris and at the Art Center College of design in Pasadena.
Her work as a painter integrates several techniques, such as printing, transfer, construction and sculpture. Prefabricated elements, such as windows or doors evoking the cut-out facades of simplistic model houses, are recurrently integrated into the paintings, placing them halfway between abstract painting and the ready-made.
In 2015, she co-founded The Cheapest University, an experimental school that organises workshops, residencies and lectures. Within this project, she created the journal EEAPES, which is based on collective readings and translations of feminist science fiction.

Charlotte Houette dans la résidence Laura Owens "Studio of the South", durant sa résidence artistique à LUMA

Adrian Deweerdt

Christodoulos Panayiotou

artist
(september - november)

Born in 1978 in Limassol, Cyprus.
Lives and works in Limassol.

Christodoulos Panayiotou's research focuses on the identification and discovery of hidden narratives in the visual evidence of history and time. His most recent solo exhibitions were held at the 56th Venice Biennale as part of the Cypriot Pavilion; at the Centre de Création Contemporaine Olivier Debré, Tours; at the Camden Art Centre, London; at the Musée d'Orsay, Paris; at Casa Luis Barragán, Mexico City and at the Moderna Museet, Stockholm.

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Julien Creuzet

artist
(november - december, then april - june)
The “Studio of the South” residency led by the American artist Laura Owens for LUMA Arles.

Born in 1986 in Blanc-Mesnil, France.
Lives and works in Montreuil.

Parker Ito

artist
(from mid-october to mid-november)

Born in 1986 in Orange County, USA.
Lives and works in Los Angeles.

Parker Ito's practice tends towards the creation of a large and interconnected body of work, taking the form of installations, paintings, sculptures, videos, drawings, websites, books and prints. Parker Ito has exhibited in museums and art centers around the world including Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen; Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver; Times Museum, Guangzhou; Institute of Contemporary Arts, London; Sifang Art Museum, Nanjing; Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris; Fall River Museum of Contemporary Art, Fall River; and Trondheim Kunstmuseum, Trondheim. His work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions at Beijing Art Now Gallery, Beijing; White Cube, London; Sadie Coles HQ, during CONDO London; Chateau Shatto, Los Angeles; Galeria Mascota, Mexico City; Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York; Team Gallery, New York and Los Angeles; Air de Paris, Paris; Three Star Books, Paris; and Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco.

Parker Ito dans la résidence Laura Owens "Studio of the South", durant sa résidence artistique à LUMA

Julien Ceccaldi

artist
(in late November to mid-December)
The “Studio of the South” residency led by the American artist Laura Owens for LUMA Arles.

Born in 1987 in Montréal, Canada. He lives and works in New-York. 

Through painting, drawing and comics, Julien Ceccaldi depicts characters in search of love and success. Inspired by the archetypes of the Shoujo manga tradition, his stories focus on personal and sentimental relationships involving androgynous beings.
His body of work depicts the intersection of cute and morbid, and conveys an interest in the constraints of fashion and public image.
He has participated in several exhibitions in institutions and galleries including the Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne; House of Gaga, Mexico City; Jenny’s, New York; and Lomex, New York.
Julien Ceccaldi has been featured in various publications including Artforum, Frieze and Mould Map, and is the author of several self-published comic books.

Heji Shin

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