In this workshop, Clémence Vazard invites participants to try their hand at natural dyeing using flowers and recycled fabrics from the 19M Maisons d’art. During the workshop, participants will learn all the steps involved in making a plant-based dye.

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la Galerie du 19M — Paris/Aubervilliers


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To coincide with the exhibition “Carla Fernández. The Future is Handmade”, la Galerie du 19M is delighted to host a series of workshops with Clémence Vazard, a transdisciplinary artist working between Paris, Arles, and Mexico City. It was during her winter 2023 residency on the extinct Ajusco volcano in southern Mexico that Clémence Vazard perfected her technique of natural dyeing using ancestral medicinal plants.


Participants will be able to take their work home with them.



Clémence Vazard 


Clémence Vazard is a transdisciplinary artist who works between Paris, Arles, and Mexico City. Her practice is characterised by a rich diversity of forms and techniques, from participatory performance to embroidered photographs printed on textiles, ceramics, sound installations, and natural dyeing in which personal narratives bring together the inner world and the universal.

During her winter 2023 residency on the extinct Ajusco volcano in Mexico, she collected ancestral medicinal plants and explored the healing powers attributed to them. Using natural and ecological dyeing processes, she imprinted their colourful powers on traditional deshilados made by local craftswomen. Along the way, she also collected stories and shared experiences with the women who accompanied her. To reflect the memory of this mutual fulfilment, she embroidered on the fabric the memory of their interlocked hands, a symbol of sisterhood. The resulting artworks are manifestos for a post-Anthropocene era, interweaving the gentle power of women with that of nature to heal our world and imagine deeper interactions with the environment and with others.

As an artist-researcher, Clémence Vazard explores the power of spoken narratives to question dominant history and imagine other founding myths. The artist has developed a nomadic practice rooted in territories as diverse as the Camargue and Mexico, exploring the customs, legends, and stories that inhabit them. The artworks that emerge from her research are charged with stories and emotions gathered from her encounters, addressing political issues through personal testimonies.


A graduate with distinction from Central Saint Martins in 2022, she received a grant from the City of Paris for her project #monpremierharcelement in 2017. She has undertaken residencies at Casa Roga in Mexico City in 2021 and at Ateliers de La Madeleine in Arles in 2022. Her work has been exhibited internationally for over ten years in New York, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Montreal, Mexico City, Arles, Brussels, and Greece, among other locations. Vazard is a member of international art collectives working on feminist and environmental issues, including The ANT Project and Loud Spring Art Tank. Her work is held in private collections in France, the United States, the Netherlands, Mexico, and the United Kingdom.

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