Li Chevalier *China/France

Li Chevalier was born in the People’s Republic of China. Recruited at the age of 15 by the Chinese Army as singer, she was demobilized 5 years later. Li Chevalier left China in 1984 after the Anti Spiritual Pollution Campaign launched by the government in 1983. And she eventually became a French citizen in 1986. She embarked on studies in politics and philosophy in France. She has a degree from the Central St. Martins College of Art and Design, but.

Dasha Fursey *Russia

Dasha Fursey’s practice, comprising painting, video, performance and sculptural installations, repurposes cultish Soviet imagery into a fairytale-like, almost psychedelic experience. One of her painting series depicts female Soviet Young Pioneers in scenes that take them out of iconic propaganda posters into more ambiguous contexts. The young pioneer, an alter ego for the artist, is shown romantically embracing a smiling Che; about to take a bite out of a large hallucinogenic/poisonous toadstool bearing a photographic image tagged ‘1917’, suggestive of the.

Nam June Paik

1932 // Born in Seoul, as he was growing up, Nam June Paik was trained as a classical pianist In 1950, his family had to flee during the Korean War and moved to Japan. Paik graduated from the University of Tokyo. where he wrote a thesis on the composer Arnold Schoenberg. Later Paik moved to Germany to study music history at Munich University. From 1957 to 1961 he joined the Internationalen Sommerseminaren in Darmstadt, where he met the composer John Cage.

Liu dao *China

2006 // Liu Dao was founded in 2006 by island6 Arts Center under the direction of French curator Thomas Charvériat. Liu Dao is a group composed of multimedia artists, engineers, painters, performers, photographers, curators and writers. Their work explore the effects that “technologies have on our perception and modes of communication” but also on LED art, photography, modern sculpture and paintings.  Cliquez sur les images pour les agrandir

Kimiko Yoshida *Japan/France

1963 // The self-portraits of Kimiko Yoshida are ways to sublimate or undo “backwards” a traumatized, childhood marked by abandonment and homelessness. His arrival in France in 1995 is experienced as a renaissance. His world now includes multifaceted people her memories, her little girl dreams and legends of his native country. The brides series, consisting of about sixty self-portraits, is an intimate trip which is defined as the art of the transition and the passage. From his experiences of the.