Why this website ?
For years, I have dreamed of a space that I will call “Atelier CC”, where all of my activities would be condensed, like a press-book that is both professional and personal, since since my beginnings, two are totally intertwined.
Because also, I wanted to pay tribute to all the people and places with whom I have collaborated.
Because finally, I could not imagine living without the essential presence of all these things that never cease to nourish me: art, aesthetics, culture, reading, music, dance, travel, exoticism, curiosity, openness, discovery of others, life abroad, etc … that I wanted to share here.
So there you have it, after several years of attempts, not without doubts, pitfalls of procrastination, it’s done, my website is finally here!
A BIG THANK YOU to all the artists, collaborators, institutions, places, partners, family and friends I have met with pleasure in the six countries where I have enjoyed living and working so much and to all the others whom I could not name here but who, I hope, will recognize each other.
Born October 27, 1970 in Paris, French nationality, graduated in English, Japanese (Maîtrise, LCAO Jussieu Paris 7) and History of Art (Maîtrise, Sorbonne Paris 1), I left France in 1996 to go to live and work in Japan. I have always pursued learning foreign languages, such as Khmer, Korean and Portuguese throughout my expatriation experience which has nourished half of my life.
For more than 25 years, as an independent exhibition curator, I have organized numerous exhibitions of artists, photographers and painters in the different countries where I have lived, in France, in Japan, in Cambodia, in South Korea. North, in Switzerland and Mozambique, collaborating with galleries (Java Creative Café, Maputo a Pé, Machamba Criativa), museums (Guimet Museum, Elysée Museum), cultural centers (French Institute in Tokyo, Kyoto and Fukuoka , Center Culturel Franco-Mozambicain, Fundaçao Fernando Leite Couto, 16 Neto) and festivals (Angkor Photo Festival, Rangoon Photo Festival, Automne de la Culture du Japon à Genève, Kyotographie, Maputo Fast Forward, Nuku Photo Festival Ghana, World Press Photo ). I was also a member of the Gilles Caron Foundation from 2009 to 2015.
At the same time, between 1998 and 2008, as a free-lance cultural journalist, I worked for various titles in the French and foreign written press (France Japon Eco, Les Voix, Jipango, Kateigaho International Edition, Cambodge Soir, AFP, Guide Louis Vuitton, etc…) but also for other media as a fixer (Radio France Culture, Television France 5) and I taught on media and journalism at the French Cultural Center in Tokyo.
I also participated in the coordination of cultural events (World Cup Japan – South Korea in 2002 for the Cité des Congrès in Nantes), I was a member of the board of directors of the French School of Maputo – Lycée Gustave Eiffel, involved in communication, marketing, logistics and coordinator of the Events Committee between 2014 and 2019.