_Rachid Mizrahi_Artist name : Miz_Born at Mont Saint Aignan (76), France, in 1975_Grew up in the southern part of France as a home schooling kid, into Nature, between horses, goats and books._1990/94 : high school period is mostly the occasion... Read More
_Artist name : Miz
_Born at Mont Saint Aignan (76), France, in 1975
_Grew up in the southern part of France as a home schooling kid, into Nature, between horses, goats and books.
_1990/94 : high school period is mostly the occasion to learn the power of written words, trough the creation of a school newspaper (quickly forbidden by the principal) and by experimenting poetry.
_1994/95 : a sabbatical years living kibbutz life in Israël. An occasion to learn utopia, can’t be realized. By definition. A long journey in Jordan and Egypt too, just after the Oslo peace agreement.
_1995/99 : Studying Sociology and Philosophy at the Université Paul Valéry, Montpellier, France, graduating a Master Degree of Sociology and starting a Thesis in Philosophy/epistemology. Writing texts and poetry.
During all those years he will be travelling through Europe (Netherlands, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Hungary, Spain), Middle East (Israël, Jordan, Egypt), Morocco and North America (USA, Mexico)
_1998/99 : exchange program with the Montana State University.
_2000/2005 : working as a special educator and become father of two kids.
_2004 : Start to rebuild an old ruin as a personal project and start to learn traditional materials and crafts : lime mortar, lime stuccos and painting, fresco, morocan tadelakt, then decorative concrete and raw clay technics for building and decoration.
_2005/2011: working as a craftsman (lime and morocan tadelakt specialist) and starting to teach all those crafts in natural building school
(www.batipolelimouxin.com , www.ctfpa.fr) and Art and Design school : Ecole Européenne de l’Art et des Matières, Albi (www.artematieres.com)
During this period he is working on more and more prestigious projects (Chateau Castigno (villagecastigno.com), château Beaulieu(villabaulieu.com), église de l’Abbaye Notre Dame du Pesquié (abbaye-pesquie.org), Shpigler family house (Jerusalem, Israël), Rav Berg Tumb (Safed, Israël) and start to teach in Israël as well.
_2011/18 : created his company TadelaktAndCo (www.tadelaktandco.fr), opened his Atelier in Sète and started to work on others artists projects :
_in 2013, Dani Karavan asked him to realise his sculptural project « Adama », made from mud-cret. Part of those sculptures will be exhibited in the Musée d’Art Moderne de Céret (03-06/2015), at the FIAC 2015, at the Jeanne Bucher Jaeger Galery « Quinte-essence exhibition », 2016, and finally in their totality at the Jeanne Bucher Jaeger Gallery (www.jeannebucherjaeger.com/fr/exhibition/adama/), from October 2018 to January 2019.
_in 2014/15 he his making 5 sculptures for Marc Duran (painter in Sète), all sold to private Art collectors.
_in 2014/15, he is working on the visual side of the project « rêvolutions » from Céleste Boursier Mougenot and Emma Lavigne, representing France at the 56 Venezia biennial, 2015.
_From 2015, he started his own artist research and work, going on some unexplored path involving raw clay, mud and lime crete, morocan tadelakt… as well as many other neglected material and crafts…
Inspired from universal shapes proposed by Nature, playing with the inner limits of each material , he proposes delicates and sensibles creations and sculptures, talking about the fragility of life and the beauty contained in those small neglected piece of universe : leaves, seeds, shells, pebbles, roots...
He exhibited his work for the Luma Days/Sippa, fondation Luma, (Arles, June 2018), in the old city of Albi ("Matières à habiter, terre crue, matériau de demain » July 2018), in Jaillans (Chemin de peintres, sculpteurs…, oct. 2018), in Ballargues ( Id of Art, nov. 2018).