Nice Art (Ariane Pasco)



Ariane Pasco, co-founder of the Nice Art collective, and still active on walls since 1986. She is one of the pioneers of stencil in France. Nice Art’s medium is stencil, available in multiples and colours, and their gallery is the street, with its accidents and its patina. Nice Art has tried collage, vinyl customization and reverse-graffiti.

His favorite themes, animals, icons of rock, literary writers, and cinema, but also portraits of strangers or anonymous people. Nice Art’s creed? Give back a place to nature in the city, put color on the walls, and appropriate the public space with our values, so as not to suffer the hype of the consumer society.

Among Nice Art’s projects, “Rimbaud goes around the world”, making poetry travel around the world by extending the poet’s journey: entrusting a portrait on a book, a vinyl, a road map to travelers and collecting their stories and their pictures.

Nice Art is committed with Emmaüs against exclusion, in the Street Art Without Borders project and The Art Fabric, art at the borders of society.

Exhibitions and performances: numerous exhibitions, solo or collective in France, Italy, Germany or the USA, participation in Art Shopping, Rimbaud-Mania, Rivier’Art, Windows on Art, ExtraMuro’s, Rue Stick, the Pussifollies …

Artist in residence in Briare, Artist invited to Art Cité in Fontenay sous Bois, in Rouen, for Flaubert dans la Ville.

Animation of PAC classes in Rouen, on Flaubert, in Briare and at the Ecole La Fontaine in Etampes, animation of numerous workshops, in Bagneux, Saint Ouen, Bobigny and for the City of Paris.

The works of Nice art have received artistic prizes, and have entered the art library of the Etampes museum and the collection of the contemporary art fund of Seine Saint Denis Numerous solo exhibitions at the Ligne 13 gallery, at Lavo/ /matic, at the Bobigny Library, at the Espace Déclic in Etampes, and in 2022 at the Maison des Arts in Bagneux.

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