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ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

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MAYA MIHINDOU
In residency from April 22 to August 31, 2021.

Born in 1984 in Gabon. Lives and works in Marseille.

Maya Mihindou is a self-taught artist. She trained in image making through comics and photography through the practice of micro-publishing, then worked for the publishing industry and the press. Drawing allows her to approach the question of precarious, uprooted, fragile, and moving identities. One of her materials is the collection of testimony. She has contributed, since 2014, to the realization of drawings, but also to the writing of articles, reports and interviews for magazines (Ballast, Panthère Première, The Funambulist). She also accompanies, in images or videos, the work of other artists (Patrick Chamoiseau, Camille Hardouin, Myriam Mihindou, Dorothée Munyaneza).

In 2021, Maya Mihindou has been invited by François Piron and Cédric Fauq to work on the work and life of the mixed-race director Sarah Maldoror, a Frenchwoman from the Gers and Guadeloupe, as part of a retrospective of her films planned at the Palais de Tokyo. This project will mobilize the artist during her production residency at Triangle - Astérides.


Maya Mihindou, Respire, excerpt from a series of drawings on the mourning of Asso Traoré, publication: Linus magazine, Italy, 2018.


Maya Mihindou, Respire, excerpt from a series of drawings on the mourning of Asso Traoré, publication: Linus magazine, Italy, 2018.


Maya Mihindou, “Puisqu’on ne m’écoute pas, je n’ai plus rien à dire”, excerpt from a series of drawings based on the testimonies of women in migration situations, Ballast #10, 2020.


Maya Mihindou, Panafricanisme, cover of The Funambulist #31, 2020.