Biography

Clelia Coussonnet is an independent curator, art editor and writer based in Marseilles. She has developed a multifaceted art project in Marseilles, which opened with the exhibition Au loin les signaux, al lou’lou’ at the wooden boat dockyard Chantier Naval Borg (2017), and served as a mentor for Sharjah Art Foundation’s March Project (2017). Her explorations of the relations between plants, politics and power structures resulted in the exhibition Botany under Influence, apexart, New York (2016), and, while working at UNESCO, she organised the exhibition Digitised History. Memories, Tashkent House of Photography, Uzbekistan (2011).

On the editorial side, Coussonnet initiated (together with Missla Libsekal) the publishing project In/Visible Voices of Women, which consists of five artist books from the artists Safâa Erruas, Nadia Kaabi-Linke, Nicène Kossentini, Amina Menia and Zineb Sedira. She regularly contributes to magazines such as Apollo, CCQ, Diptyk, Jeune Afrique, Ibraaz and Ocula. In summer 2017, Coussonnet participated as an editor in the Hors Pistes residency programme in Nuuk, Greenland, a collaboration between international designers and local craftsmen.

This person was part of March Project 2017.

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The March Project 2017

The March Project 2017 exhibition features commissioned works developed by four artists during the fourth edition of this annual educational residency programme.