Living in between Montreal and Paris
After studying at the National Superior School of Architecture of Paris-Malaquais, Gabriel Beck joined the Vito Acconci Studio in New-York as an assistant. Parallel to this experience, he discovered the somatic practices of Contact Improvisation. Both of these events pushed him to switch from architecture to the visual arts. After returning to France, he was granted admittance to the National Studio of Contemporary Art in Fresnoy where he received a post-diploma. There, he experimented with different orientations and issues within his new artistic practice, at the intersection of performance, video and new media arts. His projects derive explicitly within the context of his exhibitions, focusing on the spatial practices that relate to architecture and the choreographic potential of gestural productions.
His first realizations followed invitations from the Nuit Blanche in Brussels, European patrimonial Day in Roubaix, France, and the Biennale of Young Artists in Moscow.
Following these exhibitions, Gabriel was invited by the Biennial of architecture of Venice, 2014, to create a performance. This event signaled an important shift in his working process. From this point on, Gabriel’s work became rooted in the relationship between art and the audience, where art itself offers a pretext for relational discovery. In 2016, he received a grant to develop an MFA in Sculpture at Concordia University in Montreal, since then he has garnered the support of Concordia’s Senselab. Presently, he affirms his practice through relational situations.
Master Fine Arts - Concordia University and SenseLab - Montreal - Canada
Choreographic Research Workshop - Montreal Danse - Canada
Post-Graduate in Contemporary Arts - The Fresnoy - Tourcoing - France
Graduate in Architecture - ENSAP Malaquais - Paris - France
Gallery (OU PRESQUE) - Roubaix, France
Venice Biennale of Architecture - Week-ends specials - Italy
Centre Georges Pompidou - Cet après-midi on improvise - Paris - France
La Condition Publique - European Heritage Days - Roubaix - France
Nuit Blanche Brussels - Belgium
CultureFix Gallery - New-York - USA
Nuit des Arts - Roubaix - France
Le Fresnoy Panorama - Solus Locus - Curated by Matthieu Orléan - Tourcoing - France
Biennale of Young Art : Start In Art - curated by Maria Saava - Moscow - Russia
Biennale of Architecture of Bordeaux - Curated by Dauphins Architecture - France
Le Fresnoy Panorama - Le grand Tour - Curated by Arnaud Laporte -Tourcoing -France
Submerged Art Gallery : Ice Specific - Curated by Salomon Anaya - Flateyri - Iceland
back sound extract from Frozen tone, Aymeric de Tapol, Static istands album CD, Tsuku Boshi record, 2009