Lia Giraud (SACRe)

Lia Giraud is a French artist, following PhD studies in the program “Sciences, Art, Creation, Recherche” (PSL) and at the same time research student in the research program DiiP/EnsadLab, now Reflective Interaction. Her studies began at École Nationale Supérieure d’Art in Cergy-Pontoise (ENSAP). Then she specialised in photography-video at École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs until her diploma in 2011. Under that time she took advantage of an exchange in Montréal, Québec at Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM) to perform a Master 2 of visual arts and media. Her photographic work has been published with Editions Textuels (Catalogue Sita-suez environnement, 2010), and by l’Agence française de développement (AFD) in Cambodia (Série Ambivalences, 2011). Her videos and photographies have been exhibited at many occasions in France and abroad (Jeu de Paume, Centquatre, MARTa Herford museum in Germany, “Galerie du Cedex” in Montreal, Institut français des Pays-Bas, Arte, polka magazine, etc.). In her documentaries, through video and photographic work, she questions people’s relationship to images and how this influence the way we build our reality. With the projects “riffs”, “glasses” and “dollaralia” she transforms the image-tool into the image-subject. She proposes an experience of the image as a material, she wants to show the relationship between humans and images and its evolution. Since 2010, she focuses on the influence of modern numerical representations and discovers unexplored links between biology and digital. She wants to analyse and imagine new ways of producing image based on these links. Her very special way of creating and producing science gives her opportunities to collaborate with other artists and scientific labs in Paris like the team CEE of Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle (Algae-graphies project), the Kastler-Brossel lab at École Nationale Supérieure (documentary film InVisible), and even recently Laboratoire de chime de la matière condensée de Paris (Collège de France/UPMC) and Institut de Minéralogie et de Physique des milieux condensés (Stromatholites project).