Show-room Région Sud Art Prize 2023
Théophylle Dcx, Elvire Menetrier, Maïlys Moanda, Brontë Scott
Since its beginnings, Art-o-rama has been committed to participating in the professionalization of young artists and allows them to encounter different actors of the art world – curators, gallery owners, critics, collectors…
Each year with the Région Sud Prize, Art-o-rama offers visibility to the young creation from Art Schools of the Région Sud, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur. The Région Sud Art Prize is aimed at artists who have graduated within the last 5 years from one of the art schools of Région Sud.
The Show-room section highlights the work of 4 artists selected by a curator. The curator accompanies them in the presentation of their work, produces a critical text and introduces the artists to the gallery owners and publishers participating in the fair. They will then choose the Région Sud Prize laureate of the year.
The following year, this artist will benefit from an exhibition space in the main section of Art-o-rama following a two-months residency within the Moly-Sabata / Albert Gleizes Foundation. The artist will be the recipient of a 2000€ production grant and a catalog will be published. Since 2021, the Show-room artists benefit from a new residency program created by a regional network of art centers and venues from the Région. The 3 other artists will then each partake in one of the following residencies: Centre d’Arts Plastiques Fernand Léger de Port-de-Bouc, Centre d’Art Contemporain de Châteauvert et Voyons-Voir, art contemporain & territoire. The FCAC (Fonds Communal d’Art Contemporain de la Ville de Marseille) is also committed to acquire each year at least one work by an artist from the Show-room.
The Région Sud Prize often stands as a first experience for artists in a commercial environment of international scope and allows the galleries participating in Art-o-rama to discover artists who were formed in our region. It is a real platform of professionalization putting forward their work to a large public, as much amateur as professional. It is an opportunity for meetings, often sales and first collaborations with galleries.
Juliette Desorgues – 2023 curator
Juliette Desorgues is a curator and writer. She has worked as Curator at MOSTYN, Wales and as Associate Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London. She has also held curatorial positions at the Barbican Art Gallery, London and Generali Foundation, Vienna. She studied at the University of Edinburgh, the University of Vienna and University College London.
Selected artists for Art-o-rama 2023
A graduate of the Villa Arson, Théophylle Dcx is one of the residents of Artagon Marseille in 2021-2022 and also of the Maison Artagon in Loir et Cher. His texts and performances have been programmed at the Snap Festival in Brussels, at the Fri Art Kunsthalle in Freiburg and at the Forde art center in Geneva. In 2023, he participated in the group exhibition La Relève in Marseille, as part of the Parallèle, exhibited at the CAC La Ferme du Buisson, and was also part of the artists at the 100% exhibition at La Villette in April.
Graduated from Villa Arson (Nice) and the Conservatoire de musique (Paris), she is part of the Panthera workshop in Marseille since 2019, a collective production space and artist-run space that hosts artists in residence and organizes cultural events.
Born in Saint-Claude, Guadeloupe in 1998, Maïlys Moanda began her studies at the Centre des Métiers d’Art de Guadeloupe in 2017. She obtained her DNAP in 2020 and her DNESP in 2022 at the Beaux-Arts de Marseille – INSEAMM with the congratulations of the jury.
A graduate of the Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux and the Beaux-Arts de Marseille, Brontë Scott joined the Fuite workshop in Marseille, which brings together eight visual artists with eclectic practices. Since then, she has participated in group exhibitions in institutions such as Arts Éphémères (2021), the Grands Bains Douches gallery (2023) and the Friche Belle de Mai (2022), as well as in third-party venues such as SISSI (2020), Culot 13 (2022) and the Ateliers Blancarde (2021). Through sculpture and installation, she offers the viewer an altered reality populated with games of scale and texture.