Luxembourgish artist Lucie Majerus has secured a residency at the Fondation Biermans-Lapôtre in Paris with her project "Colour Smells of Paris".
Luxembourg's Fonds culturel national (FOCUNA), in partnership with the Mission culturelle du Luxembourg en France and the Fondation Biermans-Lapôtre, offers a two-month residency to young artists, dancers, musicians and authors wishing to devote their time to research and personal creation and to exchange with the Parisian university community.
This year, the selection committee chose Lucie Majerus and her project "Colour Smells of Paris" (working title) for the residency at the Fondation Biermans-Lapôtre in Paris. This experience will allow Lucie Majerus to get the university community involved in her project in an interaction between artistic and scientific approaches.
A graduate of the Design Academy Eindhoven, Lucie Majerus has exhibited her works in Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Italy, including at Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven, Casino Luxembourg and the Salone di Mobile in Milan, to name but a few. Her work is characterised by contextual research and an intuitive approach, emphasising the conceptualisation and materialisation of projects. She is part of the "Zolitt" design collective in Luxembourg.
During her residency at the Fondation Biermans-Lapôtre Foundation, Lucie Majerus will have the opportunity to discover the city of Paris with the specific vision of the research of contemporary design (contextual and conceptual). Having already started this kind of research in Greece by leading the "Memento" project in 2015 and Luxembourg in 2018 with "Colour Smells of Luxembourg", the artist has expressed hope of achieving a poetic and artistic visualisation of the city of Paris by avoiding, and at the same time, playing with clichés.
The selection committee for this residency was composed of Valerio D’Alimonte (Luxembourg for Tourism), Danielle Igniti (FOCUNA) and Valérie Quilez (Mission culturelle du Luxembourg en France), as well as the management of the Fondation Biermans-Lapôtre.