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The cover announces The taste of waiting and the conversation begins. We discuss time, astrophysics and quantum physics… Soon we run out of words to describe the overwhelming complexity of the universe; language fails us. At that point art, science and speculative design all intertwine. They open up a new dialogue between interfaces, books, installations, algorithms and spectators, helping us examine our relationship with time. The imaginary breaks through. Worlds are unveiled. We exist there in that moment and glimpse a myriad of possibilities. But, looking sideways, the exploration moves on leaving language now the richer. Open infos Open Index

Bio

Salomé Macquet (b. 1993) is a French artist and designer. She graduated from the École nationale supérieure des Arts décoratifs in Paris in mid-2016, where she started to draw the concept of time. She now pursues research focused on time and its relationship within physics, political & social sciences through speculative design, graphic design and performance.

In addition to independent research projects, Salomé has been working on commissioned projects for cultural institutions, science & tech companies, architectural firms… Scope includes designing books, websites, identities, typefaces and posters as well as coding websites and algorithms.

Since 2017, she is directing Art faber’s identity and graphic design and is part of the Lab. Arts & Entreprises at the Paris Panthéon Assas University.

In 2019, she has been selected to design the French Hommage to Bauhaus 100 years at the French Embassy in Berlin. Since then, her work is part of the French State Collections.

Awards & grants

2021
Grand Prize Création en cours 2021, Ateliers Médicis, French Ministry of Culture
2016
Industries & cultures Prize, EDMP, Sobonne Universités
2016
Grant from the Bettencourt Schueller’s fundation
2014
Gaston & Denise Dietschy Prize

Solo shows

2019
Gestaltungen — hommage français au Bauhaus, French Embassy, Berlin [DE]
2019
Gestaltungen — hommage français au Bauhaus, Institut français, Düsseldorf [DE]

Group shows (selection)

2022
ER de Weimar, Goethe-Institut, Paris [FR]
2016
Fondation Bettencourt, École nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs, Paris [FR]
2012
Le décoratif et l’Orient, Institut du monde Arabe, Paris [FR]

Residencies

2023
quantum.ville, Ateliers Medicis [FR]
2020
Creation en cours, Ateliers Medicis [FR]

Publications (selection)

2021
Affranchissements, acting for the advancement of Art faber, Lourdes Arizpe, Jérôme Duval Hamel, Salomé Macquet and Lorie-Anne Rainville
2020
Gestlatugen — The Beauty of Usefulness, Jérôme Duval Hamel and Salomé Macquet, Editions du Prix Franco Allemand des industries créatives et culturelles
2019
1919—2019, L'art au risque de l'industrie, hommage français au Bauhaus, Le Signe Editions, Centre national du graphisme

Featured in (selection)

2022
Constellations – carnet à jouer, Sophie Cure & Aurélien Farina, Éditions B42
2022
2018
Challenges 2018, Artic paper
2018
Chaire Innovation & Savoir-Faire, Presses du reel

Teaching

Salomé teaches creative project management in the M2/MBA of the École de droit et de management de Paris, Université Paris II [FR]. She taught visual communication in the M2 of the École d’architecture de la ville et des territoires (ENSAVT) [FR] from 2017 to 2018 and graphic & editorial design at the Paris College of Arts [FR] from 2018 to 2021.
Workshops
2020
Art faber, École nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs, Paris [FR]
Lectures
2022
Un langage de l'invisible, École Dupéré [FR]
2021
quantum.ville, Paris College of Arts, Paris [FR]
2019
A bauhaus party, Institut français, Düsseldorf [DE]
2019
Time, Hand, Matter, Paris College of Arts, Paris [FR]
Past interns

commissioners (selection)

Art faber
Association des anciens élèves de l’Ensad (AAEENSAD)
Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine
Drawing Now
École des Arts Décos • Paris
Éditions Hermann
Ejo.coopérative
Goethe-Institut
Institut français
Isola Podcast
Jeanne Vicerial
Le Parisien
Le Signe – Centre national du graphisme
L’aaatelier
Psst Mlle
Renan Goupil Holistic Consulting
Renault
Rotunno Justman
Territoires de cirque
Université Paris Panthéon Assas
V2S Architectes