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Louidgi Beltrame

El Brujo
From 18/02/2016 to 15/05/2016

Winner of the 2014 SAM Prize for Contemporary Art

“I film these ghost architectures – today deactivated – in their material aspect, as monumental sculptures. These empty forms nevertheless remain inhabited by the strata of stories, telling of their conditions of production, or the ideologies that motivated their construction, as well as the people who built and used them.” (1)

In El Brujo (’sorcerer’ in Spanish), Louidgi Beltrame (born in 1971, lives in Paris)  juxtaposes several temporal and geographic strata, as well as two people: José Levis Picón, a Peruvian healer, and Jean-Pierre Léaud, the famous actor from Les Quatre Cents Coups (1959).

(1) Artist’s statement quoted in the presentational text of his solo show at the Centre d’Art Les Églises, Chelles (2010).

Curator: Julien Fronsacq


Winner of the SAM Prize for Contemporary Art in 2014, Louidgi Beltrame studied at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Marseille, and at the Villa Arson in Nice.

From 1999 to 2004, he was a resident at Le Fresnoy, Studio National des Arts Contemporains in Tourcoing, then at Le Pavillon, Laboratoire de recherche du Palais de Tokyo.

Since 2003, his pieces have been shown in a large number of exhibitions. His work has in particular been given solo shows at the Frac Basse-Normandie (Caen, 2015), (Germany, 2015), the Fondation d’entreprise Ricard (Paris, 2010), the Centre d’Art Les Églises (Chelles, 2010) and the Jeu de Paume (Paris, 2006). In 2013, he took part in the film programme set up by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, as part of the 11th Sharjah Biennal.

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