Le Crédac

Tiphaine Calmettes
Resident in 2021

Thanks to the “regional programme of artist residencies” of the Île-de-France Region and the support of the City of Ivry-sur-Seine, Crédac continues to set up a residency to enrich the art centre’s programme and affirm its support for artists. Through the work between the artist and the Crédac team, this residency contributes to setting up projects with the actors of the Ivry area.

Tiphaine Calmettes (born in 1988) lives and works in Paris. Through her practice of sculpture, installation, and performative forms in the form of meals, she is interested in the relationship we have with our environment, including non-human life forms, particularly through food, an essential need that generates interdependence between life forms.

By surrounding herself with researchers, particularly in anthropology and history, she is interested in the way in which our ways of being in the world can be rethought by reviving forgotten practices and know-how. In particular, she calls upon ancestral narratives, mythologies and collective practices.

For her residency, she wishes to form a research group around personalities such as Emanuele Coccia (EHESS) or Léo Mariani (National Museum of Natural History), to develop a round table in the form of performative meals.

A second phase focused on the local population will highlight the role of object production in social relations and the capacity of objects to be moderators with other species in food and with the invisible in rituals, and how they can feed our imaginations and reveal relations to the environment.

Artist biography

  • Tiphaine Calmettes (born in 1988) lives and works in Paris. Her work has been exhibited at La Panacée MOCO (Montpellier), Zoo galerie (Nantes), CAC La Traverse (Alfortville), Kunstwerk Carlshütte (Büdelsdorf, Germany), Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, and the 2019 Lyon Biennale. In 2020, she exhibited at the Centre Céramique contemporaine La Borne (Henrichemont), at the Centre international d’art et du paysage de l’île de Vassivière (Beaumont-du-Lac); she was also in residence at the Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, near Paris.


Events & meetings


Région Ile-de-France
Ville d’Ivry-sur-Seine

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