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Delphine Huguet

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Biography :
 
Delphine Huguet is a Franco-Canadian visual artist. She was born in France in 1980. She is a graduate of the National School of Arts of Paris - Cergy and the Higher School of Arts and Design of Reims. She currently works and lives in between Montreal, Canada, and Paris, France. 
 
From 2007, Delphine Huguet became interested in the world surrounding the table, ingredients as sensory materials, and tasting rituals. She diverts codes associated with these elements to create performances, edible trompe-l'oeil, or objects. Her work is rooted in the traditional 'know-how' but crosses it with new technologies. She creates devices and edible objects imbued with poetry that disturb the norms.


In 2017, she became aware of the bond she seeks to develop with the public through her edible creations: the culinary ritual as an excuse to get in touch with others. This awareness led her to develop intimate research on her relationship with the world as a woman through new materials. Always imbued with the world of cooking, this research uses ingredients, first as ink in drawings than in textile sculptures as natural dye or padding. Through these poor mediums of contemporary art, she poses a political gesture as a woman and as an artist.
 

Starting in 2022, Huguet started developing multidisciplinary projects in sculpture and visual arts that question her life as a woman. Grouped under the name "Journal of My Mythologies", it uses traditional know-how and new technologies, around a new reading of the body, feminine desire, and societal rituals linked to interpersonal relationships. As a feminine and feminist artistic quest, this project will give rise to various exhibitions and the creation of an artist's book. Internationally recognized for her practice, she has collaborated with prestigious museums such as the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris, Center George Pompidou in Paris, Le Grand Palais, Jerusalem Design Week, the Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto in Italy or the McCord Museum and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.

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Creative Process:
 
Delphine Huguet reads sociological and historical writings on women, biographies of artists, great epics, mostly masculine, feminine when she finds some. She digs into her life story, her encounters, her myths and her frustrations. She draws, draws up lists and experiments a lot with the material to give birth to a multi-form work between sculpture, visual arts and installation. With her artistic production in which she crosses traditional techniques, new technologies and contemporary narrative, she questions our societal codes with her look as a woman in the 21st century.

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