Visual Artist Printmaker & Art researcher
Carmen HERRERA NOLORVE
Visual arts master graduate from the University of Bordeaux Montaigne, Carmen Herrera Nolorve lives and works in Bordeaux since 2005. Her artistic practice has evolved around the theme of contemporary portrait focusing on the construction of feminine identity and relying on a plurality of mediums in etching. Currently, she adds new elements to her portraits, such as women's hair of different nationalities called "sus donantes" (hair donors). She exhibited individually and participated in group exhibitions in Peru, France, Spain, Brazil, South Korea, Bulgaria, and Colombia. In addition, some of her works have illustrated book covers.
Elissar Kanso is a Lebanese artist who lives and works in France since 2010. Currently, she is completing a doctorate at the University of Pau and the countries of L'Adour.
Her research in arts is deeply involved with her personal history (childhood, war, feminism in the Middle East) questioning the idea of an act of painting as metaphorical. She participates in numerous group exhibitions in France, Spain, Syria, Jordan and Beirut. The Artothèque of Bordeaux Montaigne University has acquired three of her artworks. Her artistic project Casting is retained by an international call for projects (ICI) New York, by Artika Eventi in Italy for Breakfas in Beiryt Festival. It is also selected for the group exhibition Grand Prix Bernard Magrez in July 2017 in Bordeaux. In 2017, she co-founds an artistic association in Bordeaux to promote art between Beirut, Bordeaux and Lima. And its first project I Us Them Identity transformations is selected for the Women’s Right week in Bordeaux as the first project.