Baptist Coelho

September 12, 2012
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Please join in the artist talk and discussion with Baptist Coelho
on 12th September, 2012 at 19:00 at Récollets, Paris
followed by cocktails offered by the Indian Embassy in Paris.

The talk will be in English and French, moderated by Cecile Bourne-Farrell, curator

Coelho will talk about his recent projects and focus on his research carried during his residency in Paris.

Artist Statement:

“Many of us live out our defining stories without being able to express them. As a visual artist, it has been a driving force in my practice to provide an articulate voice to these unspoken stories and able to permeate them with intellectual thought and conscience.

My projects frequently merge personal research with collaboration from people of various cultures, geographies and histories. This interaction begins the process of investigation, questioning and interpretation which often creates new ideas and outcomes. As I begin the research of conjuring meaning out of raw experiences, I am able to describe social and personal contexts, which often inspire inquiry and become the foundation for long-term projects.

During this process of research collection and documentation, I remain conscious of the physical and emotional responses of my audience. Throughout my practice, I employ the use of atmospheric stimuli and residual work, such as found objects, to engage the viewer into the story and allow them an interactive space to reflect on their own surroundings and predicaments.

These collaborations begin to take on the form of human-shaped media-landscapes and often contend with conflict, emotions, environment, history, culture and gender. I incorporate various media into my practice such as: installation, video, sound, photography, performance and found objects which may develop into site-specific work or public-art projects. While exploring these stories and ideas from various geographical backgrounds, I have discovered that the values expressed can often describe a much larger, global, perspective.”


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Invitation à la conférence de l’artiste Baptist Coelho,
suivie d’un cocktail dinatoire offert par l’Ambassade de l’Inde à Paris,
le mercredi 12septembre 2012 à 19h00
aux Récollets150-154 rue du Faubourg Saint Martin 75010 Paris

Le projet de l’artiste Baptist Coelho « MAPPING(thoughts) » reçoit le soutien de : l’ICCR et de l’Ambassade de l’Inde à Paris, L’institut Français, la Mairie de Paris, les Recollets, les associations Synesthesie, Saint-Denis et Chooseone, Saint-Ouen.

L’artiste Baptist Coelho Lauréat du programme de résidences internationales Ville de Paris/Institut Français aux Recollets est actuellement en résidence dans ce même lieu et ce, jusqu’au 30 septembre. Avec la complicité de Synesthésie, centre d’art virtuel à Saint-Denis, il mène actuellement des recherches sur le rôle social des femmes durant la 2ème guerre mondiale au-delà de la ceinture de Paris. Ses recherches donneront lieu à une exposition l’année prochaine intitulée « MAPPING(thoughts) » qui propose de restituer une certaine mémoire du travail souvent réalisé par des femmes durant cette partie récente de notre histoire. Pour cela, il rencontre actuellement uncertain nombre de personnes susceptibles de témoigner de cette époque afin d’en extraire son scenario d’exposition qui sera montré en mai 2013.

Le commissariat de ce projet a été confié à Cécile Bourne-Farrell.

Baptist Coelho est actuellement en résidence à la fondation Fiminco, Romainville et au Musée d'Ypres, Belgique, 2021/2022

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