Curriculum Vitae

Anne Mercedes is a London-based visual artist who was born in Paris.
Her work is concerned with embodying tensions.
She is a member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors since 2009.

Public Collections

Musée Ariana, Geneva, Switzerland. Escorté des hippocampes noirs, 2014.

National Museum of Ceramics, Sèvres, France. Etude pour Ulysse n°1, 2011.

Frank Steyaert House, Gent, Belgium. Grande Hottée, 2011, Compression/explosion 1, 2009.

International Ceramics Research Center, Denmark

World Ceramic Exposition Foundation, Icheon, Korea

Museum of Walbrzych, Poland

Terra, Serbia. Very Large Compression/Explosion, 2013-2014.

Solo Exhibitions

2015
Sous les monstres, la fleur, installation and sculptures, Galerie Le Fil Rouge , Roubaix, France
2014
Tempi, sculptures, Galerie 1045, Saint-Cergue, Switzerland
2013
*Infusé d'astres, sculptures, Galerie XXI, Paris, France
*Anne Mercedes / Michael Demeulemeester, Installation, La Plus Petite Galerie du Monde (OU PRESQUE), Roubaix, France
2012
Anne Mercedes, Master of Matter, sculptures, Galerie Frank Steyaert, Ghent, Belgium
2011
*Parcours, sculptures and installation, Espace Diamono, 12ème Parcours Céramique Carougeois, Genève, Switzerland
*The Brian Mercer Residencies 2010: Nick Turvey / Anne Mercedes, sculptures, Royal British Society of Sculptors, London, UK
*Wild! Ten sculptures designed for the gardens of La Maladrerie and made at the De Wulf brick factory (Briqueterie d'Allonne), Beauvais, France.
*Rien ne se perd, rien ne se crée, sculptures, Galerie XXI, Paris, France
2008
*Henk Wolvers / Anne Mercedes, Puls Contemporary Ceramics, Brussels, Belgium
*Shedding landscapes, solo exhibition, Apple House Gallery, International Ceramics Research Center (Guldagergaard), Skaelskor, Denmark

Group Exhibitions - selection

2017
*Cluj Ceramics Biennale, third edition, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
*Tableaux fantômes, MUba,Tourcoing, France.
2016
*Quand ? si ce n'est pas maintenant ? ... qui, si ce n'est pas nous ? Gil Browaëys, Anne Bulliot, Coralie Courbet, Philippe Godderidge, Anne Mercedes et Anne Verdier
Galerie XXI, Paris, France.
2015
*On Fire - Arts et symboles du feu , Group show on the occasion of the opening of the new ceramics center Keramis, La Louvière, Belgium.
*Tableaux fantômes - épisode 2, Bibliothèque Le Fort de Mons en Baroeul, France.
2014
* Frank Steyaert, Collection - Passion, Anciens Abattoirs, Mons, Belgium

* Terra 32th Symposium, Terra Gallery, Kikinda, Serbia

2012
*Tradition and Innovation: Five Decades of Harrow Ceramics, CAA Gallery, London
*Friends and Fire-Mates, works created by more than 160 artists members of Nina Hole's international network, Denmark Ceramic Museumm Grimmerhus, Denmark. Anne's present to Nina

2011
*S'imbriquer, La Maladrerie / Ecole d'Art du Beauvaisis / Briqueterie d'Allonne, Beauvais, France
*Metamorphosis, Public series 2011, Royal British Society of Sculptors, London, UK
*Porcelain another way 2010, Galeria Szkla i Ceramiki BWA, Wroclaw, Poland

2010
*Porcelain another way 2010, Museum of Walbrzych, Poland
*Circuit Céramique aux Arts Décoratifs : la scène française contemporaine, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France
*European Ceramic Context 2010, Bornholms Kunstmuseum, Gudhjem, Denmark
*27th Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award, The Arts Centre, Gold Coast, Australia
2009
*Ceramics of Europe, Westerwald Museum, Höhr-Grenzhausen, Germany
*Adventures of the fire, World Contemporary Ceramics, World Ceramic Exposition Foundation, South Korea
2008
*XXth International Biennial of Contemporary Ceramics, Musée Magnelli, Vallauris, France
*Network Project 2008 Danish Museum for Ceramic Art, Grimmerhus, Middelfart, Denmark
*Setting Out Contemporary Ceramics Gallery, London, and Brewery Arts Center, Cirencester, UK
2007
Spy holes, London Gallery West, UK
2006
Step even closer, London Gallery West, UK
2005
Step closer, London Gallery West, UK

Awards

2017
Cluj Ceramics Biennale Honorable Mention
2011
12ème Parcours céramique carougeois, Mention spéciale du Jury
2010
Brian Mercer 2011 Bronze Casting Residency
2008
* “Artist in residence award II”, International Ceramics Research Center, Denmark
* UK Crafts Potters Association Charitable Grant
2007
“Project Network” award, International Ceramics Research Center, Denmark

Membership

Royal British Society of Sculptors

Press / Publication

2017
"Six céramistes en quête de possible" by Carole Andreani, La revue de la céramique et du verre, 212, janvier-février 2017.
2015
L'infini dans le fini, catalogue published on the occasion of solo show Sous les monstres, la fleur, with an interview with Anne Mercedes by Anne Rivière, Galerie Le Fil Rouge, February 2015. ISBN 978-2-9551331-0-1
2014
"Alchimie de la matière et du feu", Maxime Maillard, La Côte, 25 Avril 2014.
Conversation avec le temps, interview with Anne Mercedes by François Brack, Galerie d'art 1045, Spring 2014.
2013
"Anne Mercedes, une oeuvre inquiète" by Carole Andreani, La revue de la céramique et du verre, 192, Sept-Oct 2013.
2012
"Anne Mercedes, Meester van de Materie" by Frank Steyaert, Klei Magazine, Voordhuizen, The Netherlands, March 2012.
"1963-2012, Tradition & Innovation: Five decades of Harrow Ceramics", Foreword by Alun Graves, Edited by Tessa Peters, University of Westminster, London, 2012. ISBN 978-0-9541044-3-6
2011
*S'imbriquer, sous la direction de Clotilde Boitel, textes de Frédéric Bodet et Stéphanie Le Follic-Hadida, Silvana Editoriale, Milano, 2011, ISBN / EAN 9788836620876
*Porcelain another way 2010, Wroclaw, 2011.
2010
*Circuit céramique aux Arts Décoratifs : la scène française contemporaine, sous la direction de Frédéric Bodet, pp.58-61, Edition Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris, 2010, ISBN 978-2-916914-22-0.
*European Ceramic Context 2010, Kunstmuseum Bornholm, 2010, ISBN 978-8789059-86-0.
2009
* Collaboration to Wall Pieces, Dominique Bivar-Segurado, A&C Black, 2009, ISBN 978-1-408-10407-1.Read a review by Sumi von Dassow about this book
*La Revue de la céramique et du verre, 168, Sept. 2009, in "La part du feu" by Carole Andreani, p.35.
*12. Westerwaldpreis 2009, Keramik Europas, Keramikmuseum Westerwald, Höhr-Grenzhausen, Germany, 2009, p.174, ISBN 978-3-930081-17-2.
* Adventures of the fire, World Contemporary Ceramics, 5th Ceramics Biennale, World Ceramic Exposition Foundation, Icheon, South Korea, 2009, pp.26-29. ISBN 978-89-89748-70-0.
2008
* Céramique Contemporaine, Biennale Internationale Vallauris 2008, Somogy éditions d'art, Paris, 2008, pp.78-79. ISBN 978-2-7572-0182-4.
* Ceramic Review 229, January/February 2008.
2007
BA honours Ceramics Degree show 2007, University of Westminster, London, 2007. ISBN 978-0-9541044-2-9.

Residencies

2014
One month at TERRA, Kikinda, Serbia.
2013
One month at TERRA, Kikinda, Serbia, for the 32d Terra Symposium.
2011
One month at Briqueterie De Wulf, Beauvais, France.
Three months at Fonderia Artistica Mariani, Pietrasanta, Italy, for the Brian Mercer Residency.
2010
One month at Lapp Insulators Factory, Jedlina Zdròj, Poland, for the Porcelain another way Residency.
One month at Guldagergaard, Skaelskor, Denmark.
2009
One month at Guldagergaard, Skaelskor, Denmark.
2008
6 months at Guldagergaard, Skaelskor, Denmark: "Network Project" and "Artist in Residence Award II".

Academic qualifications

MA in Philosophy (Distinction), University of Paris I - Sorbonne
Agrégée de philosophie
Ceramics BA (HONS), University of Westminster, London
Preparing MA Children Book Illustration, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge


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