Photo : Bernhard Kahrmann


Léa Ducos (born in Perpignan, France - 1989) studied at École Supérieure d’Art et Design de Saint-Étienne, France and also Facultad de Belas Artes de Universidad do Porto, Portugal.
Recently, she got a research grant, then an international residency art3 Valence in partnership with Institut Français and Kunststiftung, Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart, Germany.

Léa experiments poetic assemblies about industrial wood in urban areas. (scraped wood, bulky waste).
From an ethical way, she salvages some fragments in the carpenters' bin. Then, she researches a balance between shapes and appearance. Something like right. Her aim to repair wood, it brought her to use some different kinds of sandpapers until she realised their potential textured paintings as a new series of collages.

Her work showed by many places in Paris, France : Bastille Design Center, galerie du Crous and at 91 - Artist Run Space (whose she manages since 2018) ; Also in Europe : Portugal (Forùm da Maia) and Germany (Kunstraum 34, Lagune Experimenteller Projektraum).



SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020
Toï, toï, toï, Lagune, Stuttgart, Germany

2019
Les Arcanes, le 91, Paris, France


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021
Festival R-CAS#6, àcentmètresducentredumonde Centre d'Art Contemporain, Perpignan, France

2020
...Si demain, Parcours de l’art #26, Église des Célestins, Avignon, France
Martyrs And Bananas
, Kunstraum 34, Stuttgart, Germany
Quand le chat n’est pas là, les souris dansent..., Galerie du CROUS, Paris, France

2019
macparis, cahier d’automne, Bastille Design Center, Paris, France
Panique, Le Post, Paris, France
Nos Salades, Pierre Curie, Ivry-sur-Seine, France

2018
Jardin d’hiver, Tentacule, Paris, France
Parasites, Tentacule, Paris, France

2017
Les diplômés, École d’Art et Design de Saint-Étienne, France
Partir un jour, Forces Motrices, École d’Art et Design de Saint-Étienne, France

2016
Distorsions, 27 ème festival international de cinéma FID, Marseille, France
D’une rive à l’autre, Carte blanche du FRAC PACA, Marseille , France
Marathon vidéo, LUX Scène Nationale, Valence, France
« Vous me troublez, Anne-Lise », médiathèque, École d’Art et Design de Saint-Étienne, France
Os nomes opacos que damos às coisas, Forùm da Maia, Maia, Portugal

2015
Cinéphémère, Hors les murs, Jardins des Tuileries, FIAC, Paris, France
Cadence, 26 ème festival international de cinéma FID, Marseille, France

2014
Résistances, Lieu d’Art Contemporain, Saint-Étienne, France
Bruits de fonds, Galerie Ceysson & Bénétière, Saint-Étienne, France


GRANT & RESIDENCE

2020
art3 Valence with Institut Français/Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart, Germany


EDUCATION

2017
MA Art, merit Space, École Supérieure d’Art et Design de Saint-Étienne, France
2016
MA Exhange, Facultad de Belas Artes de Universidad do Porto, Portugal 
2015
BA Art, congratulations from jury, École Supérieure d’Art et Design de Saint-Étienne, France


PRESS KIT

Le Dauphiné, 18/10/2020
LIFT #7, juli 2020
Télérama Sortir 3651, 01/01/2020


PUBLICATION

2021
ÉCLIPSE, French/Deutsch catalogue in partnership with art3 Valence, Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and Institut Français/Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart, Germany



TALK

2019
Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, Tijuana, Mexico