2023 Height (cm)
21 Length (cm)
13 Depth (cm)
3 Weight (g)
400 Materials and Techniques
Acrylic paint Subject/Description
“Who is the stranger in me?”. After my parents' disappearance, I needed elsewhere and a change of scenery. I accepted several invitations to artist residencies in China, Algeria, Slovenia, and Spain. These trips allowed new freedom, sparked new research and a new breath. They were at the origin of several series of paintings, including Dépaysage. This displacement, while confronting me with foreign worlds and distant horizons, allowed me to renounce what could be taken for granted, exacerbated the desire to be destabilized and nourished, but also to conquer another me: stranger in me, like a hinterland that had to be found. The Dépaysage painting book expresses this harmony between interiority and exteriority. The pages are engulfed in a matter of colour, drawing an ideal space where the tension between these two poles seems to be resolved while retaining its mystery. Archival Fund
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Alexandra Roussopoulos was born in 1969 in Paris, of Swiss and Greek nationality. Through painting, she questions the mental and physical space in which she finds herself and raises the question of the relationship between forms, colours and space. His work has always testified to the importance of the connection to others. She regularly collaborates in artistic projects and has taken part in numerous artist residencies in China, Greece, Ireland, Slovenia, Croatia and Algeria. She participated in the activities of the APDV art centre, which places artistic action at the heart of low-income housing areas. She has organized and designed several exhibitions, Water and Dreams at the Kamchatka Gallery in 2007, Mauvais Genre in 2009 in collaboration with Isabel Duperray at the Petit Maroc Gallery in St-Nazaire and Young Memories in 2015-2016, a cycle of nine exhibitions at the Episodic Gallery.
Alexandra Roussopoulos exhibits in Switzerland (Musée d'art et d’Histoire de Neuchâtel, the Oblique Gallery in Saint-Maurice, Fondation Louis Moret in Martigny, the Manoir in Martigny, davel 14 in Cully, Villa Bernasconi in Grand-Lancy, the Ferme Asile in Sion, at the Jenisch Museum and the LAC in Vevey), in France (Art in the Chapels, Le Corbusier's Cité Radieuse in Marseille, Le Corbusier's apartment/studio in Paris, the Pixi-Marie- Victoire Poliakoff, the Scrawitch/ Julien Bézille gallery and the Stéphane Mortier gallery in Paris), in China (the Pifo gallery, the Art Lelege gallery in Beijing, Yard art Gallery in Shanghai and the Xixi National Museum in Hangzhou), in New York ( Zurcher Gallery), London (The Baldwin Gallery), Athens (Nitra Gallery and Project Gallery) and Algiers (Les Ateliers Sauvages and the French Institute of Algiers).
She received the Visual Arts prize from the René Liechti Foundation in Switzerland in 2010 and the November painting prize in Vitry in 2002. Alexandra Roussopoulos co-wrote, with Callisto Mc Nulty and Géronimo Roussopoulos, the film Delphine et Carole, produced in 2019 (Grand Prix de Genève, selection at the 2019 Berlinale Forum, SFCC Television Prize for best documentary, Prize of the National Group of Research Cinemas, FIFF Audience Prize, Étoile de la Scam 2019). Personal data
Paris, France, 1969. Painter