Victor Delestre French, b. 1989

Overview

Victor Delestre (b. 1989) is a multidisciplinary artist in the broadest sense of the term. Initially from the theater world in which he practiced for 8 years, he later shifted his attention to the Fine Arts.

This background in theater has significantly influenced his current artistic practice, his deeper interest is to play different roles in real life rather than on stage or behind a screen. Since then, his passion for the scenic, spectacular, and narrative aspects of the theater remains untouched yet adding to these now are ideas of community and building affinities with others. He articulates his practice between solo and various collaborative projects such as the entity Deborah Bowmann which he founded along with the artist Amaury Daurel, Horrible Bise (a trio with Amaury Daurel and Romain Juan) and also his two current musical projects (France Frites and Victor & Lucas).

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2021

Curator of the Antwerp Art Weekend - Antwerp

Duo show at Island - Brussels

Group show - curated by Bruno Peinado,Le SHED, Rouen

 

2020

Deborah Bowmann & Guests - at Centre d’art Passages, Troyes,

France (Solo show)

Vordemberge Gildewart Prize 2020, The Hague, NL

 

2019

Has Been Alaïa - cur. Émilie Pischeda - with Carlotta Bailly-Borg, Anastasia Bay, Sophie Graniou, Zora Mann, Joseph Marzolla, Heloise Rival, Éric Stephany, Adrien Vermont, WATP, Everyday Gallery, Antwerp

À la dérive - with Ludovic Beillard and Angélique Aubrit, Festival de l’Estran, Trégastel, France

Les Chemins du Sud : une théorie du mineur - curated by par E. Luciani & C. Cosson, Southway studio, with Jean-Marie Appriou, Jenna Kaës & Jean-Marie Appriou, Bella Hunt & Dante di Calce, Hélène Bertin, Joanne Burke, Maggy Champsaur, Giovanni Copelli, Jade Fourès-Varnier & Vincent de Hoÿm, Andrew Humke, Jean-Baptiste Janisset, Lucile Littot, Matthew Lutz-Kinoy, Emiliano Maggi, Zoë Paul... MRAC Sérignan, France

Il était une fois dans l’Ouest - curated by Irwin Marchal, FRAC MÉCA, Bordeaux

Residency and solo show at Galerie Paradise, Nantes, France Art Cologne, collaboration with Gallery Conradi, Koln, Germany Cerise sur la déco, solo show at D.Bowmann, Brussels

 

2018

Jdf - Club, avec Ludovic Beillard, Tatiana Defraine, Dewar & Gicquel, Philip Janssens, Rémi Lambert, Jonas Locht, Sarah Margnetti and Nicolas Party, Jour de Fête, Brussels

B-SIDES - curaté par Saloon, avec Michel François, Gaillard&Claude, Tom Krol, Sophie Nys, Perri Mackenzie, Project space Saloon, Brussels

Ce n’est peut être qu’un détail pour vous mais pour nous ça veut dire beaucoup, public sculpture - curated by Isabel Van Bos, Antwerp

Les Boudoirs du réel - with Ludovic Beillard - Galerie Pierre Poumet, Bordeaux

Les pissenlits, with Ludovic Beillard, Rémi Lambert and Romain Juan, Greylight Projects, Brussels Fred Chaussures - with Deborah Bowmann, D.Bowmann Brussels (Solo show)

 

2017

Grand Confort - at Nadie Nada Nunca No, Madrid, Spain (Solo show)

Le hasard, la règle et l’océan - Afterhowl, Brussels (Solo show)

Les Bons Sentiments - 19th Prize of Fondation d’entreprise Ricard - curated by Anne-Claire Schmitz, with Pauline Curnier Jardin, L. Gonzàlez, Thomas Jeppe, C. Mesquita and Zin Taylor, Fondation Ricard, Paris

Misters Higgledy & Piggledy - with D. Bowmann in collaboration with D. Dewar & G. Gicquel, D. Bowmann Brussels

 

2016

Just what is it’ - Collection #3 - curated by Matylda Krzykowski, with Martino Gamper, Stéphanie Baechler, Maxime Guyon...Chamber, NYC, USA

Les Fausses dents du prince - with Daniel Dewar & Grégory Gicquel, Stéphane Barbiet-Bouvet, Martin Belou, Margaux Schwarz, After Howl, Romain Juan, Cyril Debon, Hector Latrille, D.Bowmann, Brussels

Starting over and failing again - with Deborah Bowmann, Rémi Lambert and Ludovic Beillard - D.Bowmann, Proposal for Andrea Crews, by Deborah Bowmann, Andrea Crews, Paris

 

2015

Everything you need to bring bathrooms to a shine - with Thea Djordjadze, Estrid Lutz & Emile Mold, Vincent Knopper and Amaury Daurel, Deborah Bowmann Brussels

Moucharabieh - collaboration with Clémence Seilles curated Céline Kopp, Triangle France, Marseille, France

Grand Salon n°1 - la première rétrospective Deborah Bowmann - Sandberg Graduation show, Amsterdam

Full Time Sofa - avec Deborah Bowmann, Alice Hauret-Labarthe, AroundFunction, Galerie Treize, Paris

Deborah Bowmann Grand Bakery, curated by SSBA-Salon - Kunstenaarsbal, Amsterdam

Noblesse Oblige - with Travis Broussard, Jean-Baptiste Carobolante,

D. Bowmann, Amsterdam

Suspended Goods Delicate Holes - with Deborah Bowmann, Alliance Française, HabitDeNous, Amsterdam

 

2014

Non-stop Plaza - collaboration with Parking Club, De Fabriek, Eindhoven, NL

Art by telephone...Recalled - curated by Sébastien Pluot and Fabien Vallos, La Panacée, Montpellier, France

About love and violence (with Horrible Bise) - Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam Blue Curtains Black Coffee - collaboration with Clémence Seilles, Stéphane Barbier-Bouvet, Heather & Rosetta, Jurjen Van Houte, Victor Delestre, Deborah Bowmann Amsterdam, Amsterdam

 

2013

Rencontre d’Art et Paysage d’Artigues - curated by Jean-François Dumont, Artigues-près-bordeaux, France

Helbling (with France Frites) - curated by Guillaume Leblon et Paraguay Press, Fondation Ricard, Paris

 

2012

Art by Telephone...Recalled - curated by Sébastien Pluot & Fabien Vallos, CAPC, Bordeaux

Chrématistique - curated by Jérémie Gaulin & Fabien Vallos, with A Constructed World, Olivier Bardin, J-B Farkas, Pierre-Damien Huyghe, Chiara Parisi, Société Réaliste, Yann Sérandour... 360 m3, Lyon

THE LAST SONG - avec Ketuta Alexi-Meskhishvili, Nino Sekhniashvili, Gallery Micky Schubert, Berlin

 

Pedagogical experiences and lectures

 

2020

Tutor at Goldsmiths College, London Tutor at KASK, Ghent

 

2019

Workshop at l’École des Beaux-arts de Dunkerque, France

 

2018

Lecture at W139, Amsterdam, NL Lecture at l’Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles, Belgium Lecture at Brasseurs, Liège

 

2017

Master jury at l’Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles (Master 2) Lecture at La Cambre, Bruxelles, Belgium

 

2016

Lecture at l’Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles, Belgium Workshop at Dirty Art Department, Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam, NL Workshop at l’école des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux (Horrible Bise), France

 

Publications / Victor Delestre

 

 

Les visiteurs, in Chrématistique, éditions Mix 2015

The Grave digger successor, in Chrématistique, éditions Mix 2014

Que faire ? in Le chiffre et le texte (formes d’usages) éditions MIX + EBABX, 2012

Chiffon in Sur le concept de négligence (éloge du chiffonnier) éditions MIX + EBABX, 2011

 

Publications / Deborah Bowmann

 

 

Article dans Zérodeux, 2020

Article et interview dans IntraMuros, 2019

Carte blanche dans ALMA MATTER, 2018

Mention dans Beaux-Arts Magasine, octobre 2017

Mention dans Les Inrockuptibles, par Ingrid Luquet-Gad, Septembre 2017 Mention dans Libération, par Judicaël Lavrador, Septembre 2017

Texte critique dans Metropolis M, par Laura Herman Interview dans Manifesto 21, par Marjolaine Szwed Interview dans Bijutsu, par Miki Kanai, Japon, avril 2016 Texte critique dans LE SALON, par Jean-Baptiste Carobolante, mars 2016 Review dans Artspaces, avril 2016 Review dans TheWord Magazine, avril 2016 Review dans COLLECT, janvier 2016

Interview pour SSBA-SALON, Amsterdam, 2014

 

Various experiences

 

2018 Contribution to the edition and show of Paroles by Saâdane Afif at Wiels, Brussels, Belgium

 

2017 Nominated to the Fondation Ricard Prize as Deborah Bowmann with Amaury Daurel

 

2015 Opening of Deborah Bowmann Brussels with Amaury Daurel, Brussels

 

2014 Opening of Deborah Bowmann Amsterdam with Amaury Daurel, Amsterdam Recording of New Dirty Enterprises de Jerszy Seymour at Lafayette Anticipations, Paris, France

 

2011 Studio assistant of Thea Djordjadze in Berlin (Gallery Sprueth:Magers) / documenta 13, Kassel

 

Education

 

2015 Master - Dirty Art Department, Sandberg Institute (MA Program of Rietveld Academie), Amsterdam, NL

 

2012 DNSEP - École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux, France