Artist Residencies

Established in 2016, the residency program invites, all year long, 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, 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


(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.

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Sohrab Mohebbi


(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).

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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.

Laura Diez

Anna Colin

(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.

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.

Daniel Terna

Pierre-Alexandre Mateos and Charles Teyssou

(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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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Mohamed Bourouissa

(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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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Jakob Kudsk Steensen

(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.

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, 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.

Constance Debré

(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

(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.

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Sara Sadik


(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


(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.

Christodoulos Panayiotou

(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

(november - december, then april - june)

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

Maria Hassabi

Artist and choreographer
(April to July 2022)

Born in 1973 in Cyprus. Lives and works in Athens.

Maria Hassabi is an artist and choreographer, who practices equally in performance, installation, sculpture, photography and video.

Her recent solo exhibitions include Secession, Vienna (2021); Pulitzer Arts Foundation, St. Louis (2019); MUDAM, Luxembourg (2019); Centre Pompidou, Paris (2019); and the National Gallery of Canada (2019). Louis (2019); MUDAM, Luxembourg (2019); Centre Pompidou, Paris (2018); K20, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf (2017-18); Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2017); Museum of Modern Art, New York (2016); Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2015); The Kitchen, New York (2019, 2016, 2013, 2011, 2006); Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2015); Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (2014); Centre d'Art Contemporain, Geneva (2012); Performance Space 122, New York (2007, 2009). 

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Atheel Elmalik

Thinker, writer and filmmaker
(September 2022)

Atheel Elmalik is a thinker, writer and filmmaker committed to the work of rendering black and African diasporic life on screen with specificity. She is interested in exploring liberated relationships of people to land and one another through stories of movement and migration, intergenerational healing, and connection to the sentience of the more than human world. 

Atheel received a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from Stanford University where she focused her degree on African Studies and Visual Studies. She then held curatorial fellowships at art institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York in the Media and Performance Art department, the Studio Museum in Harlem, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. After spending the last two years assisting and managing artist Arthur Jafa’s studio in Los Angeles, she is currently developing her first narrative film through Jafa’s newly formed film studio, SunHaus, which she will be working on while in Arles. 

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Shahryar Nashat

Visual artist
(2022 / 2023)

Shahryar Nashat is a visual artist. He has had shows at MoMA, New York (2020); SMK, Copenhagen (2019); Swiss Institute, New York (2019); Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland (2017); Portikus, Frankfurt, Germany (2016); Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin (2016). 

Gaëtan Malaparte

Ahlam Shibli

(2022 / 2023)

Born in Palestine, in 1970.

Through a documentary aesthetics, Ahlam Shibli's photographic work addresses the contradictory implications of the notion of home; it deals with the loss of home and the fight against that loss, also with the restrictions and limitations that the idea of home imposes on individuals and communities marked by repressive identity politics. Her work has been presented, among others, in ICO, Seoul Museum of Art, Fotonoviembre, IVAM, Museum der Moderne Salzburg, MSU, UGM, Remai Modern, S.M.A.K., documenta 14, Cassa di Risparmio, Camera Austria, Carré d'Art, Zachęta, Qalandiya International, Henie Onstad, Muzeum Sztuki, MACBA, Jeu de Paume, Serralves, Reina Sofía, Haus der Kunst, Galeria Kombëtare e Kosovës, 3rd Thessaloniki Biennale, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Tate Modern, Muzeum Sztuki Nowoczesnej w Warszawie, Darat al Funun, KW, CGAC, Pompidou, Documenta 12, Bienal de São Paulo, Kunsthalle Basel, Busan Biennale, Seville Biennial, Istanbul Biennial, T1 Torino Triennale, Yokohama Museum.

Adam Linder

danser and choreographer
(winter / spring 2023)

Born in Sidney, Australia in 1983.

Linder’s practice focuses on the specifics of dance and how different forms or genres relate to notions of technology, desire, value and power. At the age of sixteen, Linder was scouted by The Royal Ballet School in London and left Australia to pursue a career as a dancer. Linder’s early training was later consolidated during formative years spent with The Michael Clark Company and Meg Suart's Damaged Goods where he began to develop the critical and experimental strands that inform his choreographic work.

Shahryar Nashat


artist and activist

(January - February 2023)

At the crossroads of multiple disciplines and identities, Habibitch is an Algerian-born, Paris-based, decolonial feminist queer artist-activist who has built an art practice that is as “woke” as her politics.

Using spaces ranging from the ballroom scene to alternative festivals and institutional places, Habibitch’s performances and speeches are always intersectional, decolonizing the dancefloor wherever she goes. “Dance your politics and politicize your dance” is the vital punchline of this Swiss knife artist.

Bertrand Jeannot

Hannah Black

artist and writer

(September - December)

Hannah Black is an artist and writer based in NYC. Recent shows include “Bad Timing” at Den Frie, in Copenhagen, and “2020” at Fitzpatrick Gallery, in Paris. She is the author of two small books, Tuesday or September or the End (2022) and Dark Pool Party (2016). She is represented by Isabella Bortolozzi Gallery in Berlin and Arcadia Missa in London. 

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Adam Haar Horowitz


(October - December)

Adam Haar Horowitz, PhD, works to translate brain science into experiences and interventions, with a focus on sleep and dreams. He is a co-inventor of the Dormio device and Targeted Dream Incubation technique, which facilitate control of dream content. At the moment, he is building tools for nightmare treatment with psychiatrists at the US Dept of Veterans Affairs, and co-organizing MIT’s Dream Engineering Symposium focused on scientific ethics and education. He’s proud to serve on the board of the Center for Law, Brain, and Behavior, on the Selection Committee for the MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology, and on the Sounding Board of Boston’s NPR. Adam has a background in research at Harvard metaLAB and MIT’s McGovern Institute for Brain Research. His work has been presented in Nature, Science, National Academy of Sciences, GoogleX, 60 Minutes and the World Economic Forum. Adam received his PhD from MIT, working between the MIT Media Lab and the Harvard Medical School Center for Sleep and Cognition.

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