- Visual Arts
“One of my focus is how intimately transmission of morals, fatigue, joys and pain occurs. Orally, electrically, bodily, within an individual, throughout generations and groups. I research on fractures in the psyche, and fractures within groups, and how can emerge from it more ease via a fractal understanding of relationships between living beings and their environments.“
I am Azzeazy, I study a Master degree at Beaux-Arts of Paris and previously graduated from a fashion design bachelor at Central Saint Martins college of London. I make poems, some have been read in a circle of friends or on an instrumental in a dimly-lit room. Poems can be visual and non-verbal like my characters. They are a blend of what I call « counterfeit self-portrait », spiritual beliefs, research on relational politics, love, horror, astronomy, toxicity and neuro plasticity. My poems are fed by notes I take at my square underpaid jobs about rest and labour, thoughts extracted from journaling, vintage Senegambian songs and dance videos that I grew up with, sci-fi texts and mangas about irl and digital environments. My art embraces complexity and shows my fascination for paradoxes and contrasts. I had the opportunity of doing an exchange at Musashino Art University of Tokyo. There I got to further experiment creating musical and meditative performances, in a collective with artists who brought their own individual and cultural perspective to the projects. I got to meet amazing artists from the French Caribbean island Martinique, in their atelier-gardens and document their stories. I want to pursue this research on communion and contrasts in Chicago, a vast city that contains it all, and from which are rooted numerous cultural actors, musicians, artists that impact a lot of the culture that feeds my imagination.
Azzeazy is a multidisciplinary artist, studying a Master degree at Beaux-Arts de Paris. She repairs and play with neuronal pathways through drawing-installation, video art and soundscape.
She previously integrated an exchange program at Musashino Art University in Tokyo, and worked on creating collective performance around meditation, sound and themes of parasitism and symbiosis.
I take a pen and I write what’s in my heart, then I erase it. On top of erased words, I draw lines that carve into my wallpaper, the curves of the flesh of some metafemmes figures. These curves all together form an architecture, they are giving Body.
Cell by cell and limb by limb, they climb on top of one another. What I gotta do now is become an electrician. So I connect the switches of my mind, to the power cables that run deep into the folds of these bountiful plastic bodies. Now there’s power running.
I sing an old song and it releases oxytocin. Emitting hormones either by touch or by a sound, a long distance phone call: my drawings depict simply that, a circuit made of electric tension or communion. Tension doesn’t get resolved, so these metafem figures end up growing spikes, limbic weapons, to fight an evil that is for real but isn’t real.
I am working with what’s invisible but very real. I make sounds, they have a density and a texture. To make animations and videos, I take time, I like to show intensity and leisure. I follow the path of my own speculative fiction: we time travel through a wet and warm hole, our heart valves. From unlimited futures to ancestral times, we ride electromagnetic waves.
I am trying to grasp quantum physics, by creating visual metaphor with my people, because we are the most high-tech, that’s how we get in tune with stars and planets.
I want to visit Chicago for its incredibly rich geography and history: there is DuSable Museum, consecrated to African American art and history, and is in itself an historical institution established independently in the 60’s.
I have been significantly impacted by American popular culture, race and gender academics and popular movements. My art practice is constituted by dreams and feelings I experience. It’s also influenced by music
I vibe to like rnb, ambient, jazz, drill, etc. Books I read, essays and fantasy, tv series and videos I watch.
There’s multiple culturally significant festival, bookshops, art centers and galleries that are engaged in local community’s education. I am engaged in collective independent projects in Paris, with inspiring peers aiming to engage young creatives with each other and connect them to African diasporic heritages and stories, through poem reading, group shows, underground club parties. One of my focus is how transmission of morals, fatigue, joys and pain occurs. Orally, electrically, bodily, within an individual, throughout generations and groups.
I research on fractures in the psyche, and fractures within groups, and how can emerge from it more ease via a fractal understanding of relationships between living beings and their environments. It would be for me the first time visiting America, and I want to use this opportunity to grow my understanding of dynamics between symbiosis and parasitism, causes and impacts, observing patterns and collaborating on soundscape with local creatives, musicians to try to find solace.
Catherine and Mamadou-Abou Sarr passionately collect and support Art Initiatives and institutions in the U.S., France and West Africa. With a large focus on contemporary photography, the SARR Collection spans over seventy years of production, crossing over into mediums of painting and sculpture with work from iconic artists but also focusing on emerging artists. In 2021, they created the SARR Prize in partnership with Les Beaux-Arts Paris to support and empower artists at an early stage in their practices.
Beaux-Arts de Paris
Founded in 1817, the Beaux-Arts de Paris is both a publishing house and a center of artistic training, experimentation, exhibitions, and conservation of historical and contemporary collections. The Beaux-Arts de Paris trains high-level artists and is an essential part of the international contemporary art scene.