Critic and curatorial residency program from Nice

Stay of Sonia Recasens from 3 to 9 February 2020

ACROSS #25 – February 2020

Sonia Recasens (1985, France) is an independent curator, art historian and art critic.

After a series of assignments as curatorial project assistant for a number of cultural institutions, among which “elles@centrepompidou” at the Centre Georges Pompidou, or “Maroc contemporain” at the Institut du Monde Arabe (both in Paris), Sonia Recasens has developed her own curatorial projects with shows like “Cosmogonies: Hessie, Kapwani Kiwanga, Myriam Mihindou” (2015), “Les sept démons” (2016), “Ailleurs est ce rêve proche” (2018), or “Poétique du geste” (2018).

In 2019, Sonia Recasens was awarded the Special Jury Prize at the AICA Awards. She contributes on a regular basis to publications for a number of art centres, museums and publishing houses. Also in 2019, she was invited to meet with the graduates of Pavillon Bosio, the visual arts school of higher education of Monaco, in order to produce a catalogue titled Paysages empruntés (“Borrowed Lanscapes”).

Since 2010, she has been developing research and projects about women artists and afro-descendent artists of the 20th and 21st centuries, to enhance their visibility on the art scene and in the history of art.
In 2017, she organised the first retrospective exhibition of French-Cuban artist Hessie at the Abattoirs de Toulouse, France, and at the MUSAC in León, Spain, under the title “Hessie – Survival Art”.
In 2018, she was invited by the regional contemporary art funds (“Fracs”) of the Greater Eastern region of France (Frac Champagne-Ardenne, Frac Alsace, Frac Lorraine), with a view to conducting critic and curatorial research on women artists and their collections. Her work took the form of the exhibition Citoyennes paradoxales, at the Palais du Tau (Reims).


Friday 7 February, at 6:30 PM
Le personnel est politique
Le Narcissio, 16 rue Parmentier, 06 Nice (tram Valrose)