In conversation with Marion Verboom

Monday 25 November, 6pm - 7:30pm.
Alliance Française, 51 Grey St, St Kilda.

All welcome.
Glass of wine, cheese and Q&A after the talk. The talk will be held in English.
RSVP by November 20

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French sculptor Marion Verboom is currently undertaking a creative residency with Monash University Museum of Art | MUMA, in partnership with the Embassy of France’s French Artist in Residence (FAR) program.

On the 25th of November, the Alliance Française will host a very special, once-off talk with Marion, to share her latest research on serendipity and to discuss her creative journey between France and Australia.

Introduced by Philippe Platel – Cultural attaché to the Embassy of France in Australia

Moderated by Charlotte Day – Director of Monash University Museum of Art

About the presentation: 

Marion Verboom is a French sculptor who lives and works in Paris. Through the study of geology, sculpture and architecture, Marion’s work explores the evolution of forms, often relating human objects to natural ones. Combining elements that come from different times and regions, she creates a vocabulary of forms through which she imagines a new history of the world. During this talk, guests will have the opportunity to view her latest work in progress, and gain an insight into the creative – and at times – scientific, process to her work.


Marion Verboom graduated from the Paris École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts in 2009 and later joined the Ateliers artist-in-residence programme (Amsterdam 2009/2011). Her work, which combines drawing and sculpture, has been presented in solo exhibitions at the 40mcube artspace for the Ateliers de Rennes-Biennale d’art contemporain (2012), the Abbaye Sainte-Croix des Sables-d’Olonne Museum (2015), the Pill Gallery (Istanbul, 2016), and the Galerie Jérôme Poggi (2018). She has participated in group exhibitions at the musée international des Arts modestes (Sète, 2017) and at the FRAC Bretagne (Rennes, 2018). She also contributed to the installation in the new “Toguna” space at the Palais de Tokyo, which opened in 2018, and has collaborated with Maison Chloé (2017–2018). Lately in Fondation Cartier where she participated in "Metamorphosis, Art in Europe". An exhibition and publication with RVB Books marked the completion of her artist’s residency at the LVMH Métiers d’art. Her works are present in several public collections, including the Fonds national d’art contemporain, the Fonds municipal d’art contemporain of the Ville de Paris, the FRAC Bretagne, and the musée d’Arts in Nantes, MAC VAL collection in Vitry/seine and Centro dos de mayo in Madrid. She is represented by Galerie Jérôme Poggi (Paris) and the Pill Gallery (Istanbul).

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