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Born in 1986 in Alès, France.
Lives and works in Paris.
Mimosa Echard’s practice is inspired by the creation of hybrid eco-systems where the living and the non-living, the human and the non-human coexist. Her works explore areas of contact and contamination between the organic objects and consumer items — elements that can be perceived as ambivalent or even contradictory through our cultural conventions.
At the core of the artist's compositions and installations, medicinal plants collected in her garden or from the inhabitants of her native village create a symbiosis with the cosmetic products or electronic components; copper foils and metal chains bind to cherry pits, lichen and snail shells.
Towards this work by Mimosa Echard, the gaze is first surprised by the heterogeneous objects, before being seized by a secret relationship between forms and materials. Gradually, the community of forms, materials and objects emancipates from the artist’s hand, becomes fluid and autonomous.
“The work of Mimosa consists of waging that such a zone of [affectivity] exists, and that this pathic zone is simultaneously one of friendship, desire, pleasure and plasticity: an interstitial zone where forms are affected, affects are informed, and where material works to become the world.”
— Romain Noël
Mimosa Echard is the winner of the Marcel Duchamp Prize 2022.
She has exhibited her work in various internationally renowned institutions such as the Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2022) ; Collection Lambert, Avignon (2021-2020) ; Musée d’Art Moderne de la ville de Paris, (2020); Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (2020) ; Centre d'Art Contemporain d'Ivry — Le CRÉDAC (2020); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2019, 2017); Dortmunder Kunstverein, Dortmund (2019); Platform-L Contemporary Art Center, Seoul (2018); Cell Project Space Gallery, London (2017); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2013); Mains d'oeuvres, Saint-Ouen (2012).
Mimosa Echard’s works have joined the collections of the MAC VAL; CNAP — Centre national des arts plastiques, Paris; Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris; Foundation Louis Vuitton, Paris; Fondation d’entreprise Galeries Lafayette, Paris; Sadami Art Foundation, Dhaka; Ettore Fico Foundation, Torino; Collection IAC — Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes; FRAC Corse; FRAC Bourgogne; FRAC Ile-de-France, Paris, among others.