Victoire Gonzalvez
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+33 6 99 31 96 23
25 rue Custine, 75018, Paris
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Victoire Gonzalvez is a French artist, performer, and author. Her work reveals the absurdity of our social norms through an artistic practice based on the study of simulacra and their impact on our representations. She also has a theoretical interest in the standardization of our living spaces and the influence of this phenomenon on our daily practices. By reproducing artifice in order to deconstruct it, the artist makes ambiguity even more apparent: manufactured products, from interior fragrances to the film industry, blur our senses; chemistry takes precedence over natural aroma — synthetics become the norm. 

 

After studying at the École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, she developed an artistic practice combining various mediums such as sculpture, video, installation, and writing. In parallel, she trained in prosthetic sculpture at Leonardo Cruciano’s workshop in Cinecittà (Rome), subsequently fulfilling several artist commissions using body reproduction processes inspired by ancient practices such as ex-votos and anatomical medical waxes. 

 

Her personal work has been presented in several institutions in France and Germany through exhibitions at the Magasins Généraux (Pantin), Galerie Mansart (Paris), Palais des Beaux-Arts (Paris), Centre d’Art de l’Onde (Vélizy-Villacoublay), and more recently Villa Merkel (Esslingen).