Young international creation: the emerging European scene
A project supported by the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region
This complementary mix of institutions – inter-territory collaborations, pooled networks, and reaching out to a variety of audiences – is highly unusual both in France and worldwide. It offers unprecedented visibility to young artists whose work is, as yet, little known.
This new edition of Young International Artists (Jeune Création Internationale) is focusing on new work in Europe, by inviting five European curators to show artists who complement those who have graduated from art schools in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. The latter group is selected by a panel of judges comprising the institutions co-staging the event (Lyon Contemporary Art Biennale; National Fine Arts School of Lyon; Institute of Contemporary Art, Villeurbanne/ Rhône-Alpes; and macLYON) and two artists from previous editions, Anne Le Troter and Nicolas Momein.
This complementary mix of institutions – inter-territory collaborations, pooled networks, and reaching out to a variety of audiences – is highly unusual both in France and worldwide. It offers unprecedented visibility to young artists whose work is, as yet, little known. Devised in 2002 by macLYON and the National Fine Arts School of Lyon, subsequently joined by the Institute of Contemporary Art, Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes, the event became part of the Lyon Biennale in 2019.
After developing ties with scenes beyond Europe (such as Shanghai, Cape Town, Singapore, Beijing and Havana), Young International Artists is now endeavouring to build or consolidate European networks to promote interaction with active scenes closer to Lyon.
The artists: Amandine Arcelli, Jimmy Beauquesne, Lorena Cocioni, Adji Dieye, Minne Kersten, Maïté Marra, Olof Marsja, Louise Mervelet, Mar Reykjavik, Alma Sauret-Small, Pierre Unal-Brunet
Nom de l'artisteAmandine Arcelli
Nom de l'artisteJimmy Beauquesne
Nom de l'artisteLorena Cocioni
Nom de l'artisteAdji Dieye
Nom de l'artisteMinne Kersten
Nom de l'artisteMaïté Marra
Nom de l'artisteOlof Marsja
Nom de l'artisteLouise Mervelet
Nom de l'artisteMar Reykjavik
Nom de l'artisteAlma Sauret-Small
Nom de l'artistePierre Unal-Brunet
Biennale d’art contemporain de Lyon: Isabelle Bertolotti, artistic director
École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Lyon: Estelle Pagès, director
Institut d’art contemporain, Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes: Nathalie Ergino, director
Musée d’art contemporain de Lyon: Marilou Laneuville, head of exhibitions
Eva González-Sancho Bodero, freelance curator
Diana Marincu, artistic director, Art Encounters Foundation, Timișoara (Romania)
Francesco Urbano Ragazzi, freelance curators
Anna Schneider, curator, Haus der Kunst, Munich (Germany)
Manuel Segade, directeor, CA2M − Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid (Spain)