"The meeting is arranged in a neutral room, without computers or images. The conversation is unscripted and without any medium other than the two of us; and, I didn't know it yet, but the absence is performative: Julie Ramage deploys as a method her presence in the exchange, and calls for a copresence, as a route to co-creation. Her artistic gesture lies as much in the creation of communities as in experimental documentary.
Asli Seven is an independent curator and writer based between Istanbul and Paris.
Her research and curatorial projects focus on infrastructural and intangible forms of violence embodied within landscape and built environment, with an emphasis on fieldwork, ficto-criticism and collaborative artistic processes as generative methods towards healing, caring and community building.
In 2020 she is the recipient of CNAP and Cité des Arts grant and residency for curators in Paris. She holds a doctoral level degree on Artistic Research delivered by ENSA Bourges and EESI Poitiers-Angouleme (2019) and a Research MA in Political Science from Université Paris 1 – Sorbonne (2006). Since 2014 she has collaborated as curator and writer with Arter, Protocinema, Pi Artworks, Galerist and Bilsart in Istanbul; and CNAC Magasin, Grenoble and Galerie La Box, Bourges, in France. She is a member of AICA and a collaborator with Independent Curators International (ICI).
Asli Seven (Turkey) is a recipient of the residency programme "Cité internationale des arts & Centre National des Arts Plastiques".
Julie Ramage (1987, France) is a visual artist and holds a PhD degree in humanities and arts. She investigates the complex relationships between people and the spaces they occupy.
Julie Ramage studied humanities and arts in Paris-Diderot University, photography in Smith College (Northampton, USA) and specialized in XIXth century alternative photographic processes in the New York Center for Alternative Photography (now the Penumbra Foundation).
In 2014 she was selected for the NEARCH program and was an artist-in-residence at CENTQUATRE-Paris with the archaeologist Olivier Royer-Perez. Since 2015, she has worked with the Bétonsalon art center with whom she launched the Co-Workers prison art and research platform. With the help of visual artist Marina Ledrein, she created BLACKCUT, a collaborative art production and distribution platform she codirects.
Her work was exhibited in France at the Centre Pompidou, Bétonsalon-Center for art and research, Cité Internationale des Arts, CENTQUATRE, Chapelle des Beaux-Arts de Paris, Le Cube, Maison Européenne de la photographie and other parts of the world including the United States, Argentina and Spain. In 2018, she was awarded the FoRTE grant. She is currently an artist-in-residence in Paris Cité internationale des Arts and was nominated as Coup de coeur du jury for the prize Le Bal Jeune Création.
Julie Ramage (France) is a recipient of the residency progral "Cité internatonale des arts & Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation"
With the support of the Antoine de Galbert Foundation.