Emmanuel Saulnier (born in 1952 in Paris, where he lives) took charge of the sculpture studio at the École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris, in 2002. His works have in particular been shown in the group exhibitions “Formes Simples” (Centre Pompidou-Metz; Mori Museum, Tokyo, 2015) and “Traces du Sacré” (Centre Pompidou, 2008). His latest solo show in Paris was organised at Le Passage de Retz (2012). Previously, his work has also been featured in solo shows at the Musée d’Orsay (“Emmanuel Saulnier / Odilon Redon”, Paris, 2007), the Atelier Brancusi, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou (“PLACE NOIRE PLACE BLANCHE “, 2004), at La Maréchalerie, École d’Architecture, Versailles (“OUVERT/COUVERT”, 2004), or else at La Verrière, Fondation d’entreprise Hermès, Brussels (“BOIS VOIS SOIS”, 2002). He has also responded to several large-scale public commissions, such as “Rester/Résister”, dedicated to the civilian victims of Nazism at Vassieux-en-Vercors or else “Hommage à Jean-Jacques Rousseau” for the Musée du Château d’Annecy. He was a resident at the Villa Médicis, the Academy of France in Rome, in 1986. Two monographs have been devoted to him by Les Editions du Regard: Principe Transparent by Luc Lang and Jean-Pierre Greff (1999), and Condition d’Existence by Amaury Da Cunha and Doris Von Drathen (2012).