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Capo d’Arte, in its second year of partnership with the prestigious French Academy in Rome – Villa Medici has hosted, for another residencies cycle in Gagliano del Capo, French artist  Eva Jospin  and director and writer, Simon Rouby, fellows at the Villa Medici for 2016-17.

Simon Rouby, (1980 -Lyon, France), has taken his first artistic steps as a graffiti artist 10 years ago. He then accessed other mediums such as painting and sculpture. From this background he studied animated film directing, first in Gobelins, Paris then in CalArts, Los Angeles. He graduated in 2007 with two shorts, BLIND SPOT, and LE PRESAGE. Both have been shown in many festivals: Cannes, Clermont Ferrand, San Diego, Bucarest, Ottawa, Taiwan. His short film LA MARCHE was produced by Naïa in 2010, and was screened in various international events.
In 2015 his animation feature ADAMA was screened at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival.

Eva Jospin, (1975 -Paris, France), is  known for her elaborate cardboard sculptures. Her work addresses the intrinsic relationship and highlights the strangeness of cardboard acting as a stand-in for an earlier form of itself—wood. Though she began by studying architecture, Jospin soon switched her attention to sculpture and found she preferred the physicality of making objects by hand. She has been the subject of many exhibitions throughout Europe, notably including the Palais de Tokyo in 2012.


 
 



       
         
           
         
           

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