Anne Brochot

Anne Brochot


Self-taught, Anne Brochot approaches art as a certain poetics of the ordinary. She likes to quote the words of Robert Filliou, member of the Fluxus group in the 60s–70s: “Art is what makes life more interesting than art.”

She traveled a lot and began studying architecture in 1996, when she was 36 years old. As an architect she is less interested in constructions than in the uses of “living” in the broad sense, from housing to the environment including public spaces, the place of collective life. For 10 years, she worked mainly on the spatial organization of small towns in the Paris suburbs.

In 2012, she created a place for artists’ residencies 100 km south-east of Paris and set up participatory projects that bring together residents around artists with local partners. These projects are an opportunity to think about the place of art as a lever on ordinary life and the presence of artists in rural areas.

In 2021, she was invited in residence by the art center “La Chambre d’eau” for a three-year experimental project in a region in the North of France. This project continues today as part of a new three-year residency in the Paris region.

Contributions to Humans and Nature Press:

The Imaginary of Renewal: A Garden Project in France (coming soon)

Additional Noteworthy Links:

Le Fol Inventaire
Learn more about Anne Brochot’s greenery project.
Learn more about Anne Brochot’s work.

Photo credit: Marion Fabien

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