Visual Arts Residency
Carmen Bouyer is a French artist and environmental designer whose work explores the possibilities of engaging in a fundamental and sensuous dialogue with the nurturing natural world which animates us and our surroundings in the urban landscape. She depicts and implements spontaneous urban food production, free gathering and environmental stewardship in open fields and urban farms in France, Turkey, Japan and America. She shapes ideas and forms in deep relationships with the memory of the land where she works in order to reveal and create innovative culturally relevant design solutions. After obtaining her Masters in Design at L’Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (ENSAD) in Paris, which included a year in environmental studies at Parsons The New School for Design in New York, she presented her work in various venues such as Salone Satellite in Milano, The Halka Art Center in Istanbul, The Maquis Projects Gallery and Port Izmir 3 Triennale in Izmir, Park in Progress and the Palais de Tokyo in Paris. During her residency at Pioneer Works Carmen will research how to build artistic local resilient food systems and will delve into related collaborative experiences that will foster harmonious relationships between Red Hook residents and their natural surroundings.