LAMYNE M | BIO & CV

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BIOGRAPHY

Initially trained in fashion design, Lamyne M.’s art practice reflects a sustained interest in how cultural, economic, and social issues are embedded in fabric. He applies fabric to different supports—as diverse as buildings, mechanical fans, and live animals—to activate a range of concepts and critiques ranging from gender imbalances in history to concern for the environment and for vulnerable populations. His practice is also immersed in the reception of African immigrants and African art and culture in the West. This is reflected in his Gris-Gris series, consisting of charms made in conjunction with African maribouts to assist the passage of migrants. Lamyne M. regards his own migrations, which have carried him from Africa to Europe, Asia, and Latin America, as having made him a “culture smuggler,” shuttling between the worlds of contemporary art and other realms of knowledge, both popular and expert.

CV

2022
Walking step by step in Pakistan, solo exhibition, Dastangooi Gallery Islamabad, (Pakistan)

Performance in Jagha Hai (Is There a Space?/There is a Space!), Amin Gulgee Gallery, Karachi, (Pakistan)
Artist residency hosted by the French Embassy in Lahore and Karachi, (Pakistan) 
Princess, exhibition ENTRELACS / INTERLACED), Cité internationale des arts, Paris. (France)

2021
Afrique Utopies Performatives. Performance in collaboration with Amin Gulgee and Vhan Olsen Dombo. Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris (France)

Teintue, perfrormance, part Afriques Fantastiques (Fantastic Africa) and Here Comes Africa,  proposal of the Friche la Belle de Mai, in partnership with Les Rencontres à l’mesure – B/P, Marseille, (France)
I, Melchior 1 in “neuf-3” an ephemeral public art project, Saint-Denis (France)

2020
Lamyne M & Phyllis Galembo (two-person show) presented by Axis Gallery, BRAFA & BRUNEAF, Brussels (Belgium)
Habiller l’espace public (Dressing the public space), one-week workshop taught at the Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Bordeaux,(France)

Déshabiller les hommes pour habiller les ânes, installation-performance, Les Praticables festival, Bamako (Mali)

2019
Route de la Soie / Silk Road catalog, Kyrgusthan

L’évolution du temps (The evolution of time), installation, and Marcher sur l’eau (Walking on water), performance. Lazy Artis Festival, (Kyrgyzstan)
Robe de Françoise de Foix, creation and exhibition, Châteaubriant (france)
Exhibition Sur leur 31! (les arbres). Dressing of trees, performance, (Fondette, France)

Member of the official delegation, Oakland-Saint-Denis Cooperation Project

2018
Vêtement-ir, performances, Bamako (Mali) and Ouagadougou (Burkina-Faso)

Les Grandes Robes Royales, exhibition, French Embassy in Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Vêtement-ir Exhibition, performance and conference, Cité internationale des Arts (Paris)
Silk Road exhibition at the National Museum of Astana (Kazakhstan)
Get out of bed! Exhibition, National Museum of Kaohsiung Art Biennale (Taiwan)
Les Robes Géantes exhibition and Vêtement-ir performance, Shanghai (China)
Exhibition Les Grands Robes Royales Château de Châteaubriant
Vêtement-ir, performance, Ziguinchor (Senegal)
Vêtement-ir, performance, Cité internationale des arts (Paris) 

2017
Les Grandes Robes Royales, exhibition, City of Fashion and Design (Paris)
Sculpté par le vent photographic exhibition,  National Museum of Astana (Kazakhstan)

Sculpté par le vent, exhibition, performance and installation, Festival Art Fest d’Astana (Kazakhstan)
Le désordre du vêtement, Town Hall, (Villetaneuse, Paris)

2016
Les Grandes Robes Royales, exhibition, Château de Chinon, France

Les Grandes Robes Royales, exhibition, Châteaudun Castle, France
Les Grandes Robes Royales catalogue release

2015
Les Grandes Robes Royales, exhibition, Basilica of St-Denis with the Centre des Monuments Nationaux (Ministry of Culture). November 2015 – June 2016

Presentation of the Robes Géantes, Art for Peace exhibition, UNESCO (Paris)
Robes Géantes exhibition, United States Embassy (Paris)

Force noire contre col blanc, exhibition & occupation of public space, Saint-Denis

2014
Robes Géantes, exhibition, Museums Quartier, Vienna (Austria)
Dance performance on photographs, French Institute of N’Djamena (Chad)

2012-2013
Robes Géantes , exhibition, French Institute of Fez, Meknes, Marrakech (Morocco)

Exhibition, Biennial of Creation, Pantin  (France)
Exhibition, Carrousel des Métiers d’Art et de Créatio, the Louvre, Paris (France)

2011
Je les vois grandes, exhibition, Saint-Denis, co-production with Chantiers du Sud

2010
Je les vois grandes, exhibition, Africolor Festival, Gérard-Philipe Theater (Saint-Denis)

 2009
Miss B, Residence and Studio, Kaohsiung Museum, (Taiwan)

Miss B, Residence and Workshop at Cité de l’architecture, Paris (France)