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b. 1986, France

Mimosa Echard Biography

Mimosa Echard is a multi-disciplinary artist whose practice troubles the distinction between nature and culture. Echard combines organic and synthetic materials to question the binary divide between nature and technology, exploring the complex interchanges that take place between the human body and our material environment.

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Mimosa Echard was born in Alès, a region in the south of France with a history of communal living. She graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, in 2010.

Much of the material that makes up Echard's assemblages are objects and plants she has collected along her travels, exchanged with her friends, or gathered from her home region. iDeath, an exhibition at Paris' Galerie Samy Abraham in 2016, counterposed the communal traditions of Alès against the trappings of contemporary life. It features works such as 'A/B', a series of wall-mounted plexiglass containers displaying botanical and manufactured medicines that spread and intermingle beneath the plastic.

Mimosa Echard's work is preoccupied with the lives of materials, whether the cultural associations brought to them by the viewer or the organic processes by which they grow, mutate, or decompose. In LUCA (2019), an installation made in collaboration with French artist Michel Blazy, large fabric hangings emblazoned with cultural images appear to be overcome by wet, spore-like incursions.

Un bout de toi, Salomon, Echard's 2020 solo exhibition at Galeria Martina Simetti Milano continued the commingling of organic and synthetic materials. Mounted within plexiglass chambers, intestine-like casings are stuffed with lichen, synthetic foam, lotus seeds, beeswax, and hair removal cream. They are also studded with trinkets collected during her 2019 residency at Villa Kujoyama in Kyoto. Encasing the assemblages in resin, Echard allows their diverse components to bleed into one another and pool against the plastic's surface, forming ambiguous amalgamations that blur the line between sculpture, readymade, and formal abstraction.

Intermixing the human, the organic, and the artificial, Mimosa Echard juxtaposes biological processes and material culture according to their properties. Echard continues to pursue these themes in Numbs, her first solo exhibition with Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, in 2021.

Echard has also undertaken several public projects, including Booster (2012), an installation throughout a staircase at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris.

Mimosa Echard Solo exhibitions include:

Mimosa Echard und Michel Blazy: LUCA, Dortmunder Kunstverein, Germany (2019); Pulsion Potion, Cell Project Space Gallery, London (2017); iDeath, Galerie Samy Abraham, Paris (2016)

Mimosa Echard Group Exhibitions include:

Overlapping Magisteria: The 2020 Macfarlane Commissions, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA), Melbourne (2020); Pretty Anna in the Dialectic of the Stars: Extinction Dancefloor, Platform-L Contemporary Art Centre, Seoul (2018); The Dream of Form, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2017).

Alena Kavka | Ocula | 2021

Mimosa Echard Featured Artworks

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Numbs (Hello Kitty) by Mimosa Echard contemporary artwork
Mimosa EchardNumbs (Hello Kitty), 2021Aluminium frame, analog photographic print, glass beads, plastic beads, plastic rings, elastics, synthetic foam, fake flower pistils, mirrors, capsules, bulbs, hair, organza, acrylic medium (cont.)
250 x 190 x 7 cm
Galerie Chantal Crousel Contact Gallery
Numbs (Narcisse) by Mimosa Echard contemporary artwork
Mimosa EchardNumbs (Narcisse), 2021Aluminium frame, analog photographic print, glass beads, plastic beads, mirrors, elastics, bracelets, synthetic hair, flower pistils, silk rope, fake flower pistils, electric cables, capsules (cont.)
260 x 120 x 6 cm
Galerie Chantal Crousel Contact Gallery
Narcisse 1 by Mimosa Echard contemporary artwork
Mimosa EchardNarcisse 1, 2021Stainless steel, digital silk print, postcard, fake flower pistils, capsules, organza, acrylic lacquer, lycra
167 x 60 x 4 cm
Galerie Chantal Crousel Contact Gallery
Narcisse 6 by Mimosa Echard contemporary artwork
Mimosa EchardNarcisse 6, 2021Stainless steel, digital print on silk, acrylic lacquer, mirrors, bracelets, rings, copper, steel, silver, packaging, lycra, latex
50 x 30 x 4 cm
Galerie Chantal Crousel Contact Gallery
Sap 3 by Mimosa Echard contemporary artwork
Mimosa EchardSap 3, 2021Glass beads, light bulb, chain, electrical wiring
263 x 8 x 8 cm
Galerie Chantal Crousel Contact Gallery
Sap 4 by Mimosa Echard contemporary artwork
Mimosa EchardSap 4, 2021Glass beads, light bulb, chain, electrical wiring, hair clips, postcards, photographic print
279 x 15 x 9 cm
Galerie Chantal Crousel Contact Gallery
Kim Cushion by Mimosa Echard contemporary artwork
Mimosa EchardKim Cushion, 2021Sheepskin, cherry stones, glass beads, sequins, chestnut flowers, Clitoria ternatea flower, newspaper clippings, synthetic scarf, lycra, lacquer, acrylic, gloss
125 x 43 x 15 cm
Galerie Chantal Crousel Contact Gallery
Untitled by Mimosa Echard contemporary artwork
Mimosa EchardUntitled, 2021Mixed media
250 x 190 x 4 cm
Galerie Chantal Crousel Contact Gallery

Mimosa Echard Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Mimosa Echard, Numbs at Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris
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5 March–17 April 2021 Mimosa Echard Numbs Galerie Chantal CrouselParis
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, DEMAIN EST LA QUESTION at Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris
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27 June–25 July 2020 Group Exhibition DEMAIN EST LA QUESTION Galerie Chantal CrouselParis

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