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Boulogne Billancourt (92), France
Memory has never ceased to be at the heart of Chauchereau’s work. Even in the "Paysages" series, especially the one on the silos of Le Loir et Cher, it is the memory of the men who had worked on this land that served as her inspiration.
A second axis of the artist’s research led her to question her own identity based on events she had experienced or heard. She asked questions such as: who are we to ourselves and who are we in the eyes of others? To illustrate this, as well as the dematerialisation of human relationships, the artist chose to make portraits by working from police records. She introduces words in apparent mismatch, questions the visible aspects – those we want to show but also the invisible – that which we hide voluntarily or involuntarily.
Her work therefore focuses on the question of memory, identity, and pretence. And then, in line with this same research, Chauchereau came across her paternal grandfather's war notebook. In 2018, this "Carnet de Guerre" series gave rise to three major personal exhibitions, with press, TV and radio coverage, in Boulogne Billancourt, Pont à Mousson and Le Mans.
Fine arts workshops in the city of Paris, Glacière
Alexandra Chauchereau has been exhibiting regularly since 2001. Main exhibitions: Totem Gallery (Dinard), Galerie Atelier Pièce Unique (Fourqueux-78), Biennale de Cachan, Mac Paris, Pulsart and After Pulsart, Espace Landowski in Boulogne Billancourt. 2018, three solo exhibitions planned: Boulogne Billancourt Town Hall (January/February), Abbaye des Prémontrés in Pont in Mousson (October/November/December), Hôtel de Ville and Pavillon Monod in Le Mans (November).
Television/Radios France 3, JT 19/20 Grand Est, report by Anne-Laure Chery, broadcast on 15/10/2018 Mirabelle TV, Exhibition "In the footsteps of her grandfather, soldier on the meurthe and moselle front, report by Gaële Thisse broadcast on 11/10/2018 RCF Lorraine/Nancy interview by Pascale Michotte for her column "Bonjour chez vous" (October 2018) Radio Activité Pont à Mousson interview by Franck le Cadre (November 2018) Main publications (press / publishing) Est Républicain 11/10/2018 "Dans les pas d’Alexandra par Patrice Bertoncini Lorraine Magazine n°124 "Souvenirs au présent" by Pauline Overney Magazine Poly 5/11/2018 " Art & History" by Pierre Reichert Le Maine Libre 5/11/2018 "Launch of commemorations" at Le Mans in the presence of Stéphane Le Foll Ouest France 7/11/2018 "Carnet de guerre met l’art en première ligne" by Olivier Renault Participation in the book "Mémoires de guerre" published by the city of Boulogne-Billancourt as part of the celebration of the centenary of 14-18. Vivre l’Art Magazine n°2 "Alexandra Chauchereau: Beware of images" by Michel Foucault Artist Magazine n°118, "Alexandra Chauchereau Regards croisés" by Valérie Auriel BBI, Magazine de Boulogne Billancourt n° April/August 2013 "Alexandra Chauchereau Identités remarquables" by Christiane Degrain