Founder, Artistic Director : Julia Marchand

Financial Manager : Chloé Bourdon
Research assistance : Louise Nicolas de Lamballerie

Extramentale is a curatorial project founded in 2016 by Julia Marchand. The programme focuses on capturing the signs of an "adolescence", an aesthetic prevalent in the contemporary art world since the 1990s. Conceived from the outset as mobile off-space that deploys itself outside of major capitals, Extramentale combines a research focus with a programme oriented towards young creation and inclusiveness. Some of the events have been produced in non-artistic places in Arles, such as the Chapelle de la Charité for an in-situ video game by Saradibiza as part of Octobre Numérique- Faire Monde, the concert hall Le Cargo de Nuit, with Regina Demina in 2018, the food market for the presentation of the fashion label MISKINA by artist Kevin Blinderman, an old disused butcher shop for the exhibition of two ENSP students or the Monoprix for the collaboration with Mohamed Bourouissa and the Rencontres de la Photographie in 2019. Exhibitions have been held in domestic spaces (Robin Plus' solo exhibition in Arles in 2020) or Can We Grow Young in Cruelty in 2017, as well as in galleries, such as the traveling exhibition around Henry Darger (Abbiennian Novlangue, in Arles and then in Paris at the Sultana Gallery in 2020). The platform also works closely with the Swiss and Georgian scene (personal presentation of Lili Signorini in Tbilisi in 2019) and deploys since 2020 a web series with the director Anaïs-Tohé Commaret. Since 2021, Extramentale intervenes in conferences dealing with adolescence in contemporary art (Beaux-Arts de Paris, BPS22 Charleroi, Hauser&Wirth, Ecal). Louise Nicolas de Lamballerie, joined the structure in 2021, as associate curator.

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