Selected for the NEARCH residency at the CENTQUATRE in Paris, Nathalie Joffre is a French artist based in Paris working with video, photography and writing. Her work is concerned with our relation to the past as an intimate and performative experience.
She holds Masters degrees from ESSEC, University Paris-1 Panthéon Sorbonne (art history) and an MPhil Visual Arts from the University of Arts in Amiens (2011). In 2012, she completed her MA Photography at London College of Communication (2012).
Her work, “He told me that his garden…” around Bethlem Royal Hospital Archives, has been awarded the Sproxton Award for Photography 2012 (London), the Prix ICART 2013 (Paris). Shown in various international video art festivals, her video
work has also been short-listed for the Celeste Prize 2013 and long-listed for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2012. In 2013, she was the recipient of an educational residency in video art sponsored by the French Ministries of Culture and Agriculture. In 2014, she worked on a commission for Katia and Marielle Fondazione (Rome).
"What does it means for you as an artist to work with universities and research institutions as proposed by NEARCH?"
Je ressens un besoin constant de me confronter à de nouveaux processus de réflexion, de travail. C’est nécessaire pour faire évoluer ma pratique et mon rapport au monde. La possibilité de collaborer avec des universités et des instituts de recherche répond vraiment à ce besoin.
As an artist, I feel a constant need for new thinking and working processes. It is necessary to make evolve the way I make art as well as the way I relate to the world. To be able to collaborate with universities and research institutes really meets this need.
Nathalie Joffre was selected in relevance to the following NEARCH activity.