LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
DATE OF BIRTH
Born in the Bouches-du-Rhône, South of France in 1989, Melissa Rosingana divides her work between Marseille and Lorient, where she’s presently living. Her passion for music, particularly violin and singing, were her first steps into a whole artistic universe enriched by dance, and which finally embraces all the visual arts.
Holding a Master's degree in Arts from the faculty of Aix-Marseille which led her to study in Quebec, she also earned a master's degree in visual arts from UQAC.
She exhibited her work in Chicoutimi and Alma, where her practice of performance and sculpture developed. She also continued her training in Art Therapy and trained in the arts of puppetry.
After returning to France, she exhibited at the MPAA Broussais in Paris, at the MAC Arteum in Châteauneuf-le-Rouge and at the Archdiocese Palace in Aix-en-Provence.
In 2017, she won the Talent'Arts Young Creation Award and exhibited at the Fernand Léger Arts Center in Port de Bouc (13) as well as at the Young Artists Course in Mons, Belgium.
In 2018 she took up an artist's residency for six months in a primary school in the Morbihan in the "Creation in progress" programme run by Ateliers Médicis In 2019 she won the prize of the city of Saint-Raphael at the 32nd Meeting of Young Plasticians and is preparing her first solo exhibition.
After two new residency this summer, she’s also preparing a project of a "mobile artist's workshop" to interact directly with the public ...
« Just as water ends by sculpting the rocks in the river bed,my experiences physicaly create both my body and who I am. Whatever happens doesn’t just vanish, it continues in the course of my existence, constructing my identity, and turning into a whole series of new creations. »
Melissa Rosingana approaches her work as a quest for self discorvery, and this conquest of the self is the foundation of her artistic approach. Nourished by the myths and legends that founded the soul of Man, she seeks to stage the transformations he undergoes through the hybridization of materials and images of the psyche. Installations, drawings, sculptures, performances, sound assemblages, everything is drawn together to form a plastic vocabulary that reflects a transformation of forms and images.
Her reflections combine notions from various fields of research: autobiographical elements, artistic references, sociological correlations, therapeutic paths and intuitions.
She thus seeks to poetize the journey, the metamorphosis of humans in this process of identity construction and self-knowledge.
Prefering work in situ, she immerses herself in places, chance encounters, and surrounding nature, Her process always starts by collecting a large variety of elements; she archives objects, images, stories, anecdotes and sound materials that she then assembles and transforms. Transpositions create new readings of the subjects that pass through.
Desiring to embrace the lines of what takes place here and now, Mélissa Rosingana allows her projects to evolve according toexperiences she goes through, either bytransposition of ideas or the transformation of the materials themselves. "Working with what surrounds me keeps the possibility of accident open, capturing the flow of things as they are happening. »
Increasingly she embodies a Japanese aesthetic called wabi-sabi:
« it’s the beauty of imperfection, impermanent and incomplete. It is the beauty of what is extraordinary in the ordinary.» In what I do, I seek to provoke attention towards the details of everyday existence, as well as the more subtle, hidden aspects and often neglected beauty of the natural world.
WHO I AM
Visual artist born in 1989. Melissa Rosingana lives and works in Brittany.
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