Simon Boudvin2020-2021 https://simonboudvin.fr/
Born in 1979 in Le Mans, Simon Boudvin is a French artist.
Simon Boudvin studied at the Beaux-Arts de Paris in the studio of Giuseppe Penone and at the Paris-Malaquais School of Architecture. He has been teaching since 2007 in various institutions and currently at the École nationale supérieure de paysage. His work emerges at the crossroads of these different fields, attentive to the mutations of the territories he travels through. He sometimes proceeds to their detailed survey, sometimes to their reconstruction, to the exercise of their description, to their photography. They are the subject of his books (Tyndo de Thouars, éditions P, 2015; Col de l’échelle, éditions P, 2018; Un nouveau musée, co-edition MER/Accattone, 2019; Ailanthus Altissima, éditions B42, 2020).
His work has been presented in various art centers in France (La Salle de bain, Lyon, 2010; Les Églises, Chelles, 2011; CREDAC, Ivry, 2012; CRAC Alsace, 2016; RMCA, Sérignan, 2016; Les Capucins, Embrun, 2018 ; SHED, 2019) and internationally (Form Content, London, 2008; Project Art Center, Dublin, 2015; Extra City, Antwerp, 2016; Kunstraum, Düsseldorf, 2016; Eugenio Almeida Foundation, Evora, 2017; MAC, Montreal, 2017).
His project for Villa Medici dates back to 1978, when the fate of Rome was entrusted to the imagination of 12 architects, major figures of the European and American postmodern scene. They shared the great plan of Rome drawn up in 1748 by architect and cartographer Giambattista Nolli and projected the city in an uchronia that broke with the functionalism and utopias of the previous years and revived the dynamics of the existing heterogeneous fabric. This break is presented in an exhibition, Roma interrotta, with which they open the ball with a new style, singing the praises of history and eclecticism, anecdote and spectacle. Simon Boudvin proposes to adopt this historical starting point to make his time of residence one of discovery of Rome and the constructions influenced by this recent period.