French born visual artist
Lives and works in Paris

Myriam Santos's work is shaped by images and forms collected through investigations, travels, encounters.
She photographs men, the animal world, the plant world and tells their interconnections in the form of installations in which language, anthropology, archeology, science fiction, literature, cinema and music are involved.
Her experience as a set designer for the cinema as well as in the creation of monumental sets is prolonged in the questioning of the relation to space and its perception: she plays with the scales, the relations between reality and fiction, the intimate and the outside.
Her research to date is focused on the human's ability to develop means of compensation to overcome physical or psychological limits imposed by an invironment or a history.
She is currently conducting an anthropo/photographycal study with people who have become blind.




SHOWS



2019

Photography programmation of the 69th edition of Jeune Création, december 1st- 15th, Fondation Fiminco, Romainville, Fr

c.e.l.a / haiku, collaborative work with Giada Ganassin



2018

Net-Work, BJCEM Cortile del Maglio, november 8th, Torino, It

Museo Provinciale Sigismondo Castromediano, october 19th, Lecce, It

Feÿ Rencontres d’Arts, 5th-7th october, Château du Feÿ, Fr

Première VU', the wondeful mess that we probably are, april 4th-9th, Galerie VU', Paris, Fr


2017

the wonderful mess that we probably are,  commissionned by Claudine Doury and Mathias Nouel, Agence VU, Paris, Fr

Solaris, ENSBA Lyon, Fr


2016

Group show Posters Géants! Commissionned by Nicolas Hosteing, Galerie 4, Rencontres d’Arles 2016, Fr
(Alongside with Demi Tour De France, Loan Calmon, Ahndraya Paralto & Gregory Halpern, Isabelle Kraiser, Claude Lévêque, Sylvain Rousseau et Yann Rondeau, Nicolas Poillot)

Group show, presentation of the series «Stato d’animo» commissionned by Claudine Doury, Eyes In Progress, Galerie Rivière/Faiveley, Paris, Fr

Broadcast of a series of videos for www.lecrepusculedesjours.com, Chronique des jours qui passent. On an invitation from Jean Luc Cormier, Web



2015

Group show, presentation of Summertime Stories #2, Espace «FLUX LIBRE», Saint Just sur Loire, Fr

Open studio, presentation of Summertime Stories #1, Cité des Arts, Paris, Fr

Group show, Ecole Nationale Supérieure Louis Lumière, Paris, Fr

Premiere of the video of the performance «Beautifulforthewrongreason» a collaboration with Stéfanie Bulgari & RERO, Pavillon Carré de Baudouin, Paris, Fr

Group show, presentation of the installation Mises en Abîmes, Espace «FLUX LIBRE» Saint Just Sur Loire, Fr



2014

«Le Banquet» collaborative work by Berenice Serra, Maxime Rossi, Myriam Santos, Benoit Pype, commisionned by Benoît Pype, Galerie du Village, Cormeilles en Parisis, Fr


2013

Solo show Resilience, Galerie Einraum 5-7, Braunschweig, Germany

Group show: Film im Raum mit ohne viel Instrumentarium, presentation of the video installation «Long distance relationships», Allgemeine Konsumverein, Braunschweig, Germany






PUBLICATIONS

c.e.l.a. 
PANPANPAN (upcoming)






RESIDENCIES

BJCEM (Biennale des jeunes créateurs de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée) residency program “LandXcape, art, storytelling, landscape” supported by the Puglia Region, October 8th – 19th 2018, Italy





EDUCATION



2018
Seminar "photography and human sciences: survey stories" led by the anthropologist Florence Weber and the photographer Jean Robert Dantou, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, Fr
Production of a photographic and moving image project with the contribution of social sciences, mentored by the anthropologist Florence Weber and the photographer Jean Robert Dantou, Agence VU', Paris, Fr


2017
Master of Fine Arts at École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts de Lyon, Fr

2013
Guest student atelier Prof.Asta Gröting (Sculptress), and Prof. Ulrich Eller (Sound artist), at Fine Arts academy HBK; Hochschule Für Bildende Kunste, Brauschweig, Germany

2012
Guest student in the fine art section, EnsAD, École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, Fr

2009/10
Acting school Studio Muller, Paris, Fr

2005
Set design degree, INFA  CREAR, Nogent sur Marne, Fr





TEACHING / INTERVENTION / WORKSHOP



2018/2019
Intervenant for architecture and visual communication students, Académie Charpentier, Paris, Fr
Jury for master students in visual communication, Académie Charpentier, Paris, Fr






CONTRIBUTIONS (selection)



2012
Assistant of the artist Anselm Kiefer

2006-2013
Sculptress for the National Opera of Paris (amongst productions by Anne Teresa De Keersmaker, Jiri Kilian, Bob Wilson, Olivier Py, Emir Kusturica)
Set designer: A trois, short film by Vanessa Clément, Les films du Cygne, 2008
                      Un grain de beauté, short film by Hugo Chesnard, Dublin films, 2007
                      Décomposition d’un meurtre, short film by Filippo Conz, ENSMIS, 2007

Link IMDb
Link uniFrance




MORE ON


www.vimeo.com/myriamsantos
www.instagram.com/myriamsantossummertime/