Visual artist | France
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Born in 1969, Yann Toma lives and works in Paris as an artist and researcher. He is a Lecturer authorized to direct research and Director of the art and economy research line, Art&Flux (www.art-flux.org). In recovering pieces from the archives of the defunct electricity company Ouest-Lumière in the early 90s, Yann Toma appropriated a symbolic network, an industrial infrastructure he’s turned into his site for research and the very substance of his activity. While different fields of operation reflect its various manifestations, Ouest Lumière is first and foremost an intangible network the artist has patiently constituted, a network of underground resistance based on the notion of memory, gratuity and responsibility. Today, the network includes several thousand people, and Toma sees the Ouest-Lumière company primarily as a public good that takes action and expands its capital. Toma’s artwork is part of numerous collections, including that of the Centre Georges Pompidou. He is represented in France by the Patricia Dorfmann Gallery, Paris and in Germany by the Bourouina Gallery. His work has been shown at the Farnese Palace in Rome, the National Library of France, and the Yvon Lambert Gallery in Paris.
Yann Toma will participate in:
« Chords and Discords — There was Chemistry », installation, Tuesday, October 25th, The Cultural Services of the French Embassy.
“We build too many walls and not enough bridges.” Isaac Newton