Monographic book published on the occasion of Mimosa Echard’s solo show “Sporal” at the Palais de Tokyo, from April to September 2022.
This book includes a visual contribution by Mimosa Echard, a rich iconography with views of her solo show at the Palais de Tokyo, an essay by Pip Wallis and an interview between Mimosa Echard and Daria de Beauvais, curator of the exhibition.
Pip Wallis is Curator, Contemporary Art, at the National Gallery of Victoria (Melbourne).
Daria de Beauvais is Senior Curator at the Palais de Tokyo. She is the curator of Mimosa Echard’s exhibition “Sporal.”
Mimosa Echard (born 1986 in Alès, France, lives and works in Paris) is graduated from the École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris. Her practice covers a wide range of processes. The artist carries out a work of collection and gleaning, both of natural materials and manufactured elements. She brings them together to make them dialogue, proceeding by contamination, associating the living and the non-living in a hedonic relationship, thus exploring the intermediate stages between the natural and artificial worlds. The resulting creations suggest both their own destruction and their development towards a new stage of evolution. Echard has enjoyed solo exhibitions at ACCA (Melbourne, 2020), Dortmunder Kunstverein (Dortmund, 2019), École municipale des beaux-arts (Gennevilliers, 2019) and Cell Project Space (London, 2017), among others. She has also participated in several group exhibitions. Her works have been acquired by numerous collections, including: CNAP – Centre national des arts plastiques (Paris), Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris, Fondation d’entreprise Galeries Lafayette (Paris), Samdani Art Foundation (Dhaka), Ettore Fico Foundation (Turin), IAC (Villeurbanne).