Véronique Devoldère, France
Artist and educator, Véronique Devoldère is involved in art education since graduating from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (ENSAD) in Paris. She has worked in many art schools in Paris (including: ENSAD and Parsons School of Art & Design) and at Paris College of Art as educator and Chair of Fine Arts since 2011 and of the Masters in Drawing since 2017. Her work is about process based on narrative, the archive and the gesture with a specific focus on the practice of drawing. In 1990 she was a resident at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris. Recent Exhibitions and Projects: in France and abroad (Australia, UK and Germany). “Paroles et Dessins” a collaborative drawing project using Skype realized for Drawing Now - Paris, “Drawing my Body/my Body Drawing” performance workshop for l’Air Arts - Paris, “The duration of Drawing” workshop and conference with Jack Southern, Chloé Briggs and Kate Mac Farlane – Paris, “The Embodied Experience of Drawing Symposium” Plymouth – UK, “I wish I could Draw” drawing workshop - Paris, “We Drew a Garden” drawing performance in collaboration with Chloe Briggs – Paris, “Elephant” a curatorial project - Paris, “Phantom Limn” Dovecot Galleries – UK, “Plasticiennes, Femmes, Textes” and “Mots Brodés”, a collaboration since 2013 with the students at the Bamrouli Fashion Crafts School in Uttah, Pradesh, India. “Personal Histories” at the Redland Museum in Cleveland - Australia. ‘The Nabakov Paper’, Shandy Hall, Coxwold - UK. She is represented by the Gallery Benninger in Cologne. Publications she contributed to include: “The Nabokov Paper” an experiment in novel-reading, published by Information as Material, and “Collection 4 - Art & Design Education”, an essay about a collaborative drawing project designed in 2009 with Chloe Briggs titled “Paroles et Dessins”, a live performance/experimental class using Skype performed at the “CentQuatre” in Paris, Matt’s Gallery in London and Parsons the New School in New York.