Gerard Paris-Clavel

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City, Country:

Ivry-sur-Seine, France


2000, 2001

Born 1943 in Paris. Studied at the Ecole des Métiers d’Arts, Paris and at the Academy of Visual Arts in Warsaw/Poland in Henryk Tomaszewski’s studio. Diploma from the Institut de l’Environnement, Paris. 1991 National Grand Prize of Graphic Arts with the group Grapus.

Founding member of Grapus (1970-1990), a studio for the development of socially responsible graphic arts. Selected exhibitions: Musée de l’Affiche in Paris, Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, Kunstgewerbemuseum Zürich, Musée d’Art Contemporain in Montréal.

Founding member of Graphistes Associés (1989-1992). Numerous works of cultural and social nature. Exhibitions and prizes in Toyama, Japan; Chaumont, Warsaw and Rezeszow, Poland. Prizes from the International Biennale Mexico (1991) and the Lahti Binnual, Finnland (1991).

Founding member of the interdisciplinary association Ne pas plier in 1991, which understands itself as a counteracting force to the public discourse. Since 1992 free lance graphic work.

Numerous international prizes: International Poster Biennale in Moscow (1994); International Biennale in Toyama, Japan (1995): International Biennale in Warsaw, Poland (1996).