Sara Favriau (1983, Paris). Lives and works in Paris
Sara Favriau studied at Beaux-Arts Paris, from which she graduated in 2007. She was the laureate of the Prix des Amis du Palais de Tokyo in 2015 which dedicated her a solo exhibition in 2016. In 2018 she was the guest of honour at the first Bangkok Biennial. She was in residency at Los Angeles (FLAX) and Af-Alula. She was invited to the Villa Noailles in Hyères and exhibited at the Fondation Carmignac.
Sara Favriau does sculptures, installations, and performances that result in videos. Films that are declined around sculptures which are then activated by performances. A work that renews itself, and thereby questions its status as a sanctuary (exhibition, acquisition), towards a possible status of living (evolving, transformed, altered work, …). Her approach questions both the work and its eco-system; its circularity. She establishes a poetic link with nature and the cycle of life, often using natural materials.
Et si jamais le ciel est un lieu-dit, je le revois près du front (shelves, vases, pouch), 2022
Wood, soil, stone, variable dimensions
Numbered, signed and limited edition: 25 unique pieces (Multiple/Variations)
Et si jamais le ciel est un lieu-dit, je le revois près du front (side table), 2022
Wood (padouk and plane tree)
H 24 x W 12 x D 22 in
Numbered, signed and limited edition: 8 pieces + 4 A.P.
Photo : © Anais Veignant – Texts by Pascale Le Thorel