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French artist-in-residence in LA- Josèfa Ntjam

“My work focuses on the concept of fluidity, linking biology to mythology and science fiction in an effort to deconstruct hegemonic discourses and concepts of origin and authenticity, using hybrid forms. Underwater plants and creatures, mythical bodies, or constantly evolving microorganisms–my images, sculptures, and performances are always situated in an ‘in-between’. In my work I use techniques that combine a variety of media, including videos, installations, sculptures, performances, photomontages, and sound, to explore major themes such as aquatic imagery. I studied at the Bourges School of Fine Arts, at Paris-Cergy, and at École Supérieure d’Arts et des Cultures (ISAC) in Dakar. Both video and photomontage will feature strongly in my work during my Los Angeles residency, and I will attempt to nudge digital images towards XR.

Born in Metz (France) in 1992, Josèfa Ntjam is a plastic artist, performer, and writer. She has contributed to many international group exhibitions, including Cairotronica (Cairo International Electronic and New Media Arts Symposium, 2021) and the 15th Lyon Biennale (MAC Lyon, 2019). Her works include “Anticorps” at Palais de Tokyo (Paris, 2020), “Paysage alentour” at Centre Pompidou (Paris, 2020) and “Feminism, Gender, Resistance - Act 3” at Arnolfini (Bristol, 2019). Her work was also featured in “EUROPA, Oxalá” at the Africamuseum (Belgium), Mucem (Marseille, France), and Centro Internacional das Artes José de Guimarães (Portugal) in 2021, and in “MEMORIA: récits d’une autre histoire” at Frac Nouvelle-Aquitaine MÉCA (Bordeaux, France). Her first solo exhibition was held at Nicoletti (London) in 2021.”