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Born in 1969, lives and works in Paris as an artist and researcher.
Master of conferencies. Director of research. Director of the line of research in art and economy Art&Flux. www.art-flux.org

Thanks to the recovery of items from the archives of the former electric company Ouest-Lumière in the early 1990’s, Toma discovered his own symbolic language in the form of an industrial infrastructure, which he made into his own territory and materials for his research. Even though Ouest-Lumière currently operates in diverse sectors, this was the first site for an immaterial network, which the artist built with patience, in an underground web founded on the concept of memory. The recovery, just as the artistic renewal of the company, is part of a global movement that combines the concepts of gratuity and responsibility. Today, it represents a powerful influence made up of thousands of people. Above all, Yann Toma presents the Ouest-Lumière company as a symbol of a public logic based on intervention and expansion of its capital. The same essence of his work draws on the territory of memories and of energy.
The artwork of Yann Toma can be found in numerous collections. In particular, his work is part of the Centre Georges Pompidou collection.
Yann Toma is represented in France by Patricia Dorfmann Gallery, Paris and in Germany by Bourouina Gallery, Berlin.

EXHIBITIONS PERSONNAL ET COLLECTIVE (choice) :

2009 Post-Bankrott, Bourouina Gallery, Berlin.
2008 Ouest-Lumière Collection, Musée EDF Electropolis, Mulhouse.
2007 Inondazione, Palais Farnese, Ambassade de France, Rome.
2006 Part de jouissance, galerie Patricia Dorfmann, Paris.
2005 Ouest-Lumière 1905-2005, CCC, Tours.
2004 Chambre de contrôle, Espace EDF Electra, Paris.
2003 Procédure de Rappel, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris.
2002 Ouest-Lumière production, Star 67, Brooklyn, New York.
2001 Crimes sur commande, Espace huit novembre, Paris.
2000 50 poumons, Couvent des Cordeliers, Paris.
1999 Crimes sur commande, galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris.
1998 Les nuits de Plovdiv, AFAA, Plovdiv (Bulgarie).
1997 Le cercle de la crypte, Ministère des Affaires Etrangères, Paris.
1996 Monument et Modernité, Espace Electra, Paris.
1995 Cercles d’ampoules, L’un l’autre 3, galerie Anton Weller, Paris.
1994 Réactivation de l’Usine Ouest Lumière, fondation EDF, Paris.
1993 Mémorial de l’Usine Ouest Lumière, sous-station EDF, Puteaux.
1992 Les Machinations, Espace du Turn Over, Suresnes.
1991 Chemin de croix, Cloître de Billettes, Paris.

PUBLISHING (choice) :

2009 Les entreprises critiques, Art&Flux / Cité du design / Advencia Negocia.
2008 Ouest-Lumière – La Collection, Éditions Jannink.
2007 Part de jouissance, Éditions Jannink.
2005 Faut-il abolir Ouest-Lumière ?, S. Wright, Éditions Incertain Sens.
2004 Ouest-Lumière, Paul Ardenne, Isthme Éditions.
2000 La cheminée phosphorescente, S. Wright, V. Da Costa, C. Bayle, Victoires Éditions.
1999 Plovdiski Noschti, AFAA, Victoires Éditions.
1998 Crimes sur commande, Victoires Éditions.

www.ouest-lumiere.org

http://www.patriciadorfmann.com/artist/toma/

http://www.bourouina.com/ARTISTS/YANN_TOMA/

galerie photos

exposition passée

Soutenance HDR de Yann Toma

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mercredi 18 novembre 2009
Columbia University Paris, grande salle
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