Élodie Merland, born in Dunkirk - France, in 1987

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

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)

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) / 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)

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

May 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 Festival – The Brewery Tap UCA Project Space / Folkestone (GBR)

September to 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) / 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 – La Halle aux sucres, Fructôse / Dunkirk (FRA)

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

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

Public collections

International poetry center, Marseille (FRA)

Awards

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

Publications & Artist’s books

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 Residence memories, Roubaix, July-August 2017

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

2016     Parler des mots dits Residence memories, 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)