About

Words from Dame Kristin Scott Thomas – Honorary Patron of Fluxus Art Projects
“I am thrilled to support Fluxus Art Projects, for I am naturally sensitive to all initiatives striving to tie bonds between the British and French art scenes. I was also drawn to the way Fluxus enabled me to hear the vivid heartbeats of contemporary creation. It is very exciting to be on the outskirts of these youthful paths and to see how Fluxus can play a decisive part in helping them find their own way.”

Words from Catherine Petitgas – Chair of Fluxus Art Projects
“Keeping with the spirit of exchange and experimentation of the movement that gives it its name, Fluxus Art Projects allows emerging artists from our two countries to project themselves on the international arena at a critical point in their careers and is, thus, a unique initiative owing to its contemporary mission, its Franco-British status and it’s public/private funding model. ‘I don’t believe in art. I believe in artists, stated Marcel Duchamp, theorist of the movement. Supporting our programme stimulates talent.”

Missions

Fluxus Art Projects is a Franco-British charity dedicated to supporting exhibitions by contemporary artists from both countries. It intervenes at a decisive point in their career, when they start to emerge from their national scene and need support to exhibit overseas.

For a French artist, a first exhibition in the UK is an important step. Conversely, British artists have much to gain from enduring collaborations with the French art scene. Fluxus Art Projects is strongly committed to creating cross-channel working opportunities for artists.

Launched in June 2010 by the Institut français du Royaume-Uni, Fluxus is supported by the Institut français in Paris, the French Ministry of Culture and Communication and since 2013, by the British Council.

However this scheme could never exist without the unfailing support of its patrons who allowed over 120 projects to come into being since the creation of Fluxus Art Projects.

Fluxus is strongly committed to creating cross-Channel working opportunities by:

Supporting young artists

Fluxus targets emerging artists from both countries, and provides support at a time in their careers when a boost can allow them to showcase their work abroad.

Fluxus consists in a dense network of non-profit art institutions, museums, independent spaces or accommodated private foundations. In France, Fluxus Art Projects relies on regional networks – for instance, ‘TRAM’,  which brings together art centres of Greater Paris, and the ‘Platform network’ gathering the Regional Funds for Contemporary Art.

Bringing the French and British scenes together

Fluxus promotes the most innovative artists of the British art scene in France and vice versa. It supports group exhibitions as well as solo shows.

Thanks to Fluxus, artists like Philippe Parreno or Xavier Veilhan enjoyed a large visibility on the British scene. Others have benefited from a first solo exhibition in the UK, paving the way to international recognition. Raphaël Zarka was exhibited at Modern Art Oxford in 2009, before being nominated for the Marcel Duchamp Prize ; Mathieu Klebeye-Abonnenc was exhibited at Gasworks in 2011, before receiving the Meurice Prize for contemporary art in the same year ; Daniel Dewar and Grégory Gicquel won the Marcel Duchamp Prize shortly after their exhibition at Spike Island (Bristol) in 2012.  Fluxus has contributed to the production of exhibitions by French artists in the UK, such as The Pale Fox by Camille Henrot ; Témoins Oculaires by Isabelle Cornaro  or Fröbel Fröbeled by Aurélien Froment, which have since traveled to the greatest European art centres.

Conversely, British artists supported by Fluxus are given access to the most interesting French structures, such as Ed Atkins at Palais de Tokyo,  Anna Barham at Centre Pompidou, Anthea Hamilton at the 13th Biennale de Lyon or Jeremy Deller, Ruth Ewan, Mikhail Karikis and Uriel Orlow at Maison Populaire in Montreuil.  Fluxus Art Projects allows artists to benefit from residencies or production periods long enough for them to focus on a particular project, which is the case for Samara Scott, Lydia Gifford or Open School East Associates, in 2014.

Encouraging young curators

Fluxus also supports curatorial residencies and research projects to curators invited by art institutions – such as “Schizophonia” project led by Anna Colin and Sam Thorne at the Synagogue de Delme, in October 2013.

Board & Artistic Committee

 

Honorary Patron

Dame Kristin Scott Thomas

Executive board

And of course, the representatives of our partner institutions :

Artistic committee

And, the representatives of our partner institutions :

Supported Artists

Based in the UK

Abäke, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Caroline Achaintre, John Akomfrah, Laura Aldridge, Aaron Angell, Salvatore Arancio, Oreet Ashery, Ed Atkins, Yemi Awosile, BANK, Anna Barham, Ania Bas, Lucy Beech, Louis Benassi, Gabriele Beveridge, Zach Blas, Sonia Boyce, Joanne Burke, Cosey Fanni Tutti, Charlie Craggs, Jesse Darling, Enrico David, Phoebe Davies, Jeremy Deller, Debora Delmar, Kaye Donachie, Gordon Douglas, Sophia Drakopoulou, Latifa Echakhch, Kodwo Eshun, Simon Evans, Ruth Ewan, Simon Faithful, Adam Farah, Cat Fenwick, Justin Fitzpatrick, Sarah Forrest, Andrea Francke, Ryan Gander, Laura Gannon, Charlie George, Gery Georgieva, Beatrice Gibson, Lydia Gifford, Dan Graham, Ayesha Hameed, Anthea Hamilton, Rosie Hastings, Sharon Hayes, Celia Hempton, Jonathan Hoskins, Than Hussein Clark, Bethan Huws, Kudzanai-Violet Hwami, Onyeka Igwe, Ross Jardine, Sarah Jackson, Charlie Jeffrey, Shanay Jhaveri, Hiwa K, Sachin Kaeley, Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau, Ian Kiaer, Torsten Lauschmann, Mark Leckey, Liverpool Black Women Filmmakers, George Henry Longly, Georgia Lucas-Going, Rachel Maclean, Emmie McLuskey, Paul Maheke, Felix Melia, James Messiah, Haroon Mirza, Charlotte Moth, Oscar Murillo, Dala Nasser, Christian Newby, Christian Nyampeta, Oomk Zine Collective, Rosie O’Grady, Olu Ogunnaike, Uriel Orlow, Atiena Oyugi, Michael Parsons, Toby Paterson, Eddie Peake, Ciara Phillips, Amalia Pica, Gail Pickering, Adrian Piper, Hannah Quinlan, Graham Reid, Eva Rowson, Prem Sahib, Samara Scott, Sealand, Conrad Shawcross, Eileen Simpson, Simon Starling, Clare Strands, Lucy Skaer, Lisa Skuret, Sonic Soul Chamber, Fanny Sosa, Patrick Staff, Georgina Starr, Clare Strands, Corin Sworn, The Otolith Collective, Tommy Ting, Clara Ursitti, Greygory Vass, Dan Walwin, Jessica Warboys, Emily Wardill, Ben White, Zoe Williams, Camilla Wills, Lyv Winter, Rae Yen-Song, Rehana Zaman.

Based in France

Soufiane Ababri, Nils Alix Tabeling, Frédérique Ait Touati, Dove Allouche, Xavier Antin, Ethan Assouline, Kader Attia, Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann, Bertille Bak, Manon Bara, Yto Barrada, Hélène Baril, Eva Barto, Eric Baudelaire, Eve Chabanon, Camille Cornu, Neil Beloufa, Julie Béna, Cecilia Bengolea, Jean-Luc Blanc, Camille Blatrix, Mohamed Bourouissa, Olivier Castel, Castillo/Corrales, Alex Cecchetti, Camille Chaimowicz, Nidhal Chamekh, Rhys Chatham, Stéphanie Cherpin, Céline Condorelli, Isabelle Cornaro, Audrey Cottin, Julien Creuzet, Pauline Curnier Jardin, Antoine Davenne, Marcelline Delbecq, Brice Dellesperger, Nicolas Deshayes, Daniel Dewar, Helen Evans, France Fiction, Claire Filmont, Claire Finch, Jean-Pascal Flavien, Olwen Fouéré, Aurélien Froment, Olivier Garraud, Guillaume Gattier, Mark Geffriaud, Beatrice Gibson, Gregory Gicquel, Fabien Giraud, Cyrus Goberville, Noémie Goudal, Amandine Guruceaga, Heiko Hansen, Philippe Hallais, Louis Henderson, Camille Henrot, Louise Hervé, Philomène Hoël, Marguerite Humeau, Pierre Huyghe, Ryoji Ikeda, Marie Jacotey, Kapwani Kawanga, Mathieu Klebeye Abonnenc, Emmanuelle Lainé, Bruno Latour, Myriam Lefkowitz, Franck Leibovici, Louise Lemoine, Natacha Lesueur, Sonia Levy, Rafaela Lopez, Olivier Magnier, Paul Maheke, Benoit Maire, Chloé Mallet, Benjamin Marianne, Mélanie Matranga, Metamkine, Adrien Missika, Jean-Luc Moulène, Carsten Nicolai, Josèfa Ntjam, Anouchka Oler, Bouchra Ouizguen, Philippe Parreno, Emilie Perotto, Fabien Pinaroli, Laure Prouvost, Florian & Michael Quistrebert, Romain Rambaud, Lili Renaud Dewar, Tabita Rezaire, Olivier Richon, Clément Rodzielski, Mathilde Rosier, Laetitia Sadier, Zineb Sedira, Clémence Seilles, Raphaël Siboni, Lionel Soukaz, Sabrina Soyer, Simon Thio, César Vayssié, Benjamin Valenza, Marion Vasseur, Ana Vaz, Xavier Veilhan, Ulla von Brandenburg, Jean-Michel Wicker, Eduardo Williams.

Sponsors

Heartfelt thanks to our sponsors for their continued and generous support.

Patrons

Anne-Pierre d’Albis
Alex Bafi
Caroline & Etienne Becker
Jacques Boissonnas
Violaine de la Brosse
Sandra Burrus
Nicolas & Célia Cattelain
Jean-François Cécillon
Jean-François & Marie-Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre
Jean-Daniel Cohen
Bertrand Coste
Aurelie Didier Cronan & Marcus Cronan
Aurélie Deplus
Nicole Demanche
Jennifer & Jeff Eldredge
Nicolas Ferrand
Thierry Forien
Stephanie & Jacques Gabillon
Belinda & Thibaut de Gaudemar
Elena Geuna
Ronan Grossiat
Nathalie Guiot
Livonie d’Hauteville
Maxime Hennequet & Nidaa El Ghazal
Laurent Issaurat
Marie-Laure Jousset
Patricia Keever
Bill & Maria Kelly
Annka Kultys
Catherine Julien-Laferrière
Françoise & Claude Levy Rueff
Mark & Sophie Lewisohn
Dominique Loredan
Frederic Lorin
Fatima Maleki
Olivier & Priscilla Malingue
Nathalie Mamane-Cohen
Marie-Ange Moulonguet
Amélie Mourgue d’Algue
Odile & Marc Mourre
Veronique Namy
Reine & Boris Okuliar
Véronique & Marshall Parke
Evelyne Peten
Catherine Petitgas
Sandrine Pissarro
Thibault Poutrel
Véronique Ragoucy
Brigitte Saby
Leonora Saurel
Marie-Claude Stobart
Jolana Vainio
Jean-Philippe Vernes
Bill & Anda Winters

Corporate

The Clarence Westbury Foundation – US

Partners

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