Antoine Nessi is the recipient of the 2016 residency exchange between Glasgow Sculpture Studios and Triangle France. The Marseille based artist was selected by a panel of artists and arts professionals in Glasgow after being shortlisted by Triangle France.
Antoine will travel to Glasgow in April for a three months residency. During this time he will have access to a studio and production facilities at Glasgow Sculpture Studios, shared accommodation in Glasgow, and be provided with a 1000 euros production grant, as well as have logistical support including production, research and curatorial assistance.
The exchange also involves a mutual collaboration between Glasgow Sculpture Studios and The Pipe Factory, an artist run organisation based in Calton area of Glasgow, where Antoine will have the opportunity during his residency to make a presentation of his work.
Born in 1985, Antoine Nessi lives and works in Marseille, France. His work confronts two worlds: the world of art and that of the industry. In his sculptures, the inanimate seems to take on an organic quality, assuming a life of its own.
He studied at the Dijon National School of Art, at the National School of Decorative Arts (ENSAD) in Paris and at the Paris National school of Fine arts (ENSBA). Recent solo exhibitions include “Monuments pour la société cauchemardesque”, Galerie Interface, Dijon (2015), and “L’Usine moderne”, 360 m3, Lyon (2013). His work has been included in numerous group exhibitions such as “Place publique”, Fonderie Darling, Montreal (2015), “Être Chose”, Ciap Vassivière/ Treignac Project, (2015) and “The promise of moving things”, curated by Chris Sharp, Le Crédac, Ivry-sur-Seine ( 2014), amongst others. In 2010 he was the recipient of a residency program at the Fonderie Darling in Montreal, Quebec (2010).
For the fourth consecutive year, this opportunity is made possible with support from the Direction des Relations Internationales et Européennes, Ville de Marseille, and from the Glasgow City Council.