Lesgensd_Uterpan.Photo.Dominique Mathieu. Courtesy.les gens d_Uterpan

Photo.Dominique Mathieu. Courtesy.les gens d_Uterpan

Annie Vigier, Franck Apertet
les gens d’Uterpan
Annie Vigier was born in 1965 and Franck Apertet in 1966. They live and work in Paris. Under the generic title les gens d’Uterpan, they have developed creations
focusing on experimentation.
Their action touches upon several points, by exploring, among other things, the limits of the human body and of representation. This process implies redefining
the practice of dance and the function of the dancer. By appearing in different frameworks that reveal the action of the body, or by adapting to them, they
provoke the conditions for a new reflection on the different methods of representation, production and interpretation of performance. The interpretation of
this physical presence also puts into question the positions of the spectator and the choreographer in these processes. Initiated with innovative collaborations
with cultural operators from different sectors, their action includes the economic aspect as part of the artistic project. The fine arts sector accompanies this
movement of opening up by sharing viewpoints and highlighting the answers provided to these issues.
Their work has been presented (selection): Biennale d’art contemporain de Lyon 2007 (France), Project Arts Centre, Dublin (Ireland), ICA and Tate Modern,
London (United Kingdom), Festival Ardanthé, Vanves (France), Kunsthalle Basel, Basel (Switzerland), VI Performance Festival, Cali (Colombia), Galeria
Vermelho, Sao Paulo (Brazil), Muzeum Sztuki Nowoczesnej Warszawie, Warsaw (Poland), Théâtre du Saulcy, Metz (France), Kunsthaus Graz – Universalmuseum
Joanneum, Graz (Austria), CAC Brétigny, (France), Berlin Biennal for Contemporary Art in 2008 and 2010 Berlin (Germany), Festival Faits d’hiver, Paris
(France), Nam June Paik Art Center, Yongin (Korea), Théâtre de La Balsamine, Brussels (Belgium), White Box gallery, New York (USA), Stromereien Festival,
Zurich (Switzerland), Space18 – Bund18, Shanghai (China), Body and Mind Festival, Warsaw (Poland), MSU Zagreb (Croatia), LAM, Villeneuve d’Ascq (France),
Casino Luxembourg (Luxembourg), CAC Vilnius (Lithuania), Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz (Poland), Tanzquartier, Vienna (Austria), Arnolfini Arts Center, Bristol (United
Kingdom), La Kunsthalle Mulhouse (France), MAC Lyon (France), Museion, Bolzano (Italy), Palais de Tokyo, Paris (France), The Chocolate Factory, New York
(USA), YAY! Gallery & Museum Center in Baku (Azerbaijan), Sinopale5 International Biennial, Sinop (Turkey), MAXXI, Rome (Italy), 3rd Ural Industrial Biennial of
Contemporary Art, Ekaterinburg (Russia), Museum-cultuur Strombeek / Gent, Cultuurcentrum Strombeek (Belgium), National Gallery in Prague (Czech
Republic) , Centre Pompidou, Paris (France), Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (France), ACT Festival for Independent Theatre, Sofia, Bulgaria, Ming
Contemporary Art Museum, Shanghai (China), documenta 14, Athens (Greece) and Kassel (Germany), Institute of Contemporary Art – Dunaújváros (ICA-D)
(Hungry), Singapore Airlines Theatre (Singapore), Fundação Iberê Camargo (Brazil), Art City Bologna (Italy), Close Encounters Vol.2 festival (Copenhagen)…

Annie Vigier and Franck Apertet (les gens d’Uterpan) are represented by the gallery Salle Principale (Paris) www.salleprincipale.com