ARTIST IN RESIDENCY

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JOSÈFA NTJAM

Born in 1992 in Metz (FR). Lives and works in Paris.

Josèfa Ntjam works with video, writing, installation and photomontage, creating possible’s worlds, or futuribles*. A world where body dosent’ be anymore, plants in revolt, and universes where volcanoes stand alongside coral clouds, in the shadow of palm grove.
For several years, Josèfa Ntjam works on performed reading as an artistic medium. Embodying writing, taking words out of the mouth using flesh-as-a-password (chair-mot-de-passe*).
Linked with science fiction, Josèfa Ntjam develops a speculative work on cosmos as a protection zone. From the image of a ship, as Sun Ra or Battle Star Galactica, this « indefinitely moving » piece of land will remain for Josèfa this prospective place where stories, objects and images take shape.

* Futuribles is a neologism created by Bertrand de Jouvenel componed by the words futures and possibles.
* chair-mot-de-passe is an expression created by Congolese novelist Sony Lab’ou Tansi (1947-1995)

Josèfa Ntjam studied in several art and design colleges, in Amiens and Dakar (Cheikh Anta Diop University) and is graduated from l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Art, Bourges (FR) and Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Art, Paris-Cergy (FR).
Her work has been shown in several venues as: Frac Caen Normandie (FR); Zentral (CH); Laboratoire BX (BE); Bétonsalon, Paris (FR); CAC Brétigny (FR); CNEAI, Pantin (FR), Cité Internationale des arts de Paris (FR); Artothèque de Strasbourg (FR); DOC !, Paris ; Chapelle Saint-Jacques, Saint-Gaudens (FR); Béta Machine (FR) and MAC VAL (with Black(s) to the Future).


Josèfa Ntjam, Mont Cameroun, photomontage, lamination on offset printing, nails, 150 x 200 cm, 2018


Josèfa Ntjam, Hilombi #2, photomontage, 2018


Josèfa Ntjam, Plants in revolt, performance, 90 min., Artothèque de Strasbourg, 2018


Josèfa Ntjam, Fish Tank Family, photomontage, 2018