Élodie Merland, born in Dunkirk - France, in 1987

Lives and works in Dunkirk (FRA) and Folkestone (GBR)

Solo exhibitions

July 2018     Background noises – Casement Arts / Folkestone (GBR)

April 2018     Bruits de fond – Noordover / Grande-Synthe (FRA)

September 2017     Des mots sur la ville – Watch this space 9_Bureau d’Art et de Recherche (with 50˚ nord, Transfrontier contemporary art network) / Roubaix (FRA)

January 2017     Showdown – La Plate-Forme / Dunkirk (FRA)

November 2016     Showdown – ]performance s p a c e [ / Folkestone (GBR)

June 2012     Concerts inaudibles – IDEA-Z, Olivier Lemesle's studio / Rennes (FRA)

Collective exhibitions (selection)

September to December 2021     En Hauts ! – Festival Transphotographiques / Lille (FRA)

November 2020 to February 2021     General Release – Strangelove Time-Based Media Festival (GBR)

September to November 2020    Streaming – Platform Art Projects (GBR)

July 2020 to July 2021    Festival des cinq saisons – Parc de Hauster / Chaudfontaine (BEL)

October 2019   In Champion – Public space (with Lieux-Communs) / Namur (BEL)

September 2019   Priorité au sourire – Nucleo Lindenlei kunstenaarsateliers / Ghent (BEL)

May to June 2019   Ménage à trois, with Mira Albrecht and Ed Sanders – Poort 8 / Ghent (BEL)

June to December 2018    L’art dans la ville #2 – Public space (with Centre Interprétation Art et Culture) / Bourbourg (FRA)

November 2017 à Janvier 2018     Nothing to sell here, artists collections – Vidéochroniques / Marseille (FRA)

October to December 2017     Le goût du paysage – Bureau d’Art et de Recherche / Roubaix (FRA)

October 2017     Collective exhibition of artists from La Plate-Forme – La Plate-Forme / Dunkirk (FRA)

March to April 2017     Les images sont des mots comme les autres (à moins que ce ne soit l’inverse) – Festival V.I.P. (with le P.L.A.C.) / Solliès-Ville (FRA)

July 2013     The sweet, with Béchir Boussandel – Public space / Roubaix (FRA)

November 2011 to February 2012    Young & Restless – Vidéochroniques / Marseille (FRA)

October 2010     DIKU? – Espace d’art Le Moulin / La Valette-du-Var (FRA)

July 2009    My heart is choking, the rest withers, with Kévin Bogaert, Béchir Boussandel, Laurent Varlet and Wenxi Xiong – Public space / De Panne (BEL)

Performances

October 2021    Murmures – Portes ouvertes des ateliers d'artistes – Fructôse / Dunkirk (FRA)

March and April 2020     Love is waiting – #stayhome - Live on Facebook & Instagram

May and June 2019     Liefde is wachten – Exhibition Ménage à trois – Poort 8 / Ghent (BEL)

September 2018     Douze récits dits cacographiques, with Philippe Robert – L'art dans la ville #2 - Centre Interprétation Art et Culture / Bourbourg (FRA)

March 2017     Concert for 52 phone boxes – Festival V.I.P. (with le P.L.A.C.) / Solliès-Ville (FRA)

March 2017    Love is waiting – Strangelove Time-Based Media Festival – The Brewery Tap UCA Project Space / Folkestone (GBR)

September and October 2016    See my breath – Exhibition Je t'aime bien, 15 years old La Plate-Forme – La Plate-Forme / Dunkirk (FRA)

August 2016     Is she counting waves? – Public space / Folkestone (GBR)

February 2015     Wesh ma couille, with Gaëlle Le Floch – Art up ! Contemporary art fair – Lille Grand Palais / Lille (FRA)

April 2013     Wesh ma couille, with Gaëlle Le Floch – Public space / Roubaix (FRA)

May 2011     Sound symmetry, with Lise Aymard – Lieu d’Art et Action Contemporaine / Dunkirk (FRA)

April 2011     Anecdotal composition, with Gaëlle Le Floch – Festival Excentricités 2 / Besançon (FRA)

October 2010     Passenger, with Mathieu Arbez Hermoso and Gaëlle Le Floch – LaM / Villeneuve d'Ascq (FRA)

May 2010     Concert for 52 phone boxes – Lieu d’Art et Action Contemporaine / Dunkirk (FRA)

Residences

January to May 2018     L’art dans la ville #2 – Centre Interprétation Art et Culture / Bourbourg (FRA)

July to August 2017     Deux mots à se dire – Watch this space 9_Bureau d’Art et de Recherche (with 50˚ nord, Transfrontier contemporary art network) / Roubaix (FRA)

July to August 2016     Showdown – B&B Project Space (with La Plate-Forme) / Folkestone (GBR)

Curating exhibitions

July 2019     Talkie-Walkie / Walkie-Talkie, with Fabien Marques and Welchrome – Fructôse / Dunkirk (FRA)

March 2019     Dunkerque screening, with Terry Smith – Strangelove Time-Based Media Festival – The Brewery Tap UCA Project Space / Folkestone (GBR)

November 2018     Strangelove Time-Based Media Festival, with Terry Smith – La Plate-Forme / Dunkirk (FRA)

Public collections

International poetry center, Marseille (FRA)

Grants & Awards

2020     Support for creation – Région Hauts-de-France (FRA)

2017     Highlight leChassis Paris – Watch this space 9 (FRA)

Publications & Artist’s books

2021     Quelle liberté pour l'artiste ?, Facettes (annual review), n˚7, 50° nord, Transfrontier contemporary art network, Lille (FRA)

2021     Hors service, with Arnaud Dejeammes, Éditions Bruits de fond, Dunkirk (FRA)

2018     Les mots vifs d’Élodie Merland, interview by Ana Bordenave, in leChassis (biannual review - Support platform to emerging artists), n˚5, Paris (FRA)

2018     Escapade/Douze récits dits cacographiques, with Philippe Robert, CIAC, Bourbourg (FRA)

2017     Deux mots à se dire Memoirs of residence, Roubaix, July-August 2017

2017     Love is waiting, Special edition, Éditions du Carreau, Steenvoorde (FRA)

2016     Parler des mots dits Memoirs of residence, Folkestone, July-August 2016

2012     Concert Pictural, 26 juin 2011

2011     Les galeries d’une heure, mai 2009 à mai 2010

2010     DIKU? Espace d’art Le Moulin, La Valette-du-Var, in Semaine 46.10 (weekly review for contemporary art), n˚255, Analogues, Arles (FRA)

Degrees

2010     Diplôme National Supérieur d’Expression Plastique (Master) – Higher School of Art - Toulon-Provence-Méditerranée (FRA)

2008     Diplôme National d’Arts Plastiques (Bachelor) – Higher School of Art - Nord-Pas-de-Calais Dunkirk (FRA)