Artistic Practice Department

“The studio centers around ways of making sculpture in all its forms while offering ample room for drawing, photography or video, performance and sound. Heterogeneous practices and experimentationwith forms are structured by an ongoing activity of questioning, interpreting and critical distancing. The studio is a production site, a space for enacting movements and applying techniques, and also a place where discussion is at the core of teacher-student relations, relations founded on personal commitment and on integrating the work into both modern and contemporary history of three-dimensional practices and current world events.”

Born in Oullins in 1957, Anne Rochette has been teaching at the École since 1993. Her first solo exhibition was held in the Pretto / Berland / Hall gallery, New York in 1990, the latest will be held at Camille Lambert Art Center in Juvisy sur-Orge in 2012. Her work was recently shown at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, and at 19, CRAC, Montbeliard. She has made several specific works for public spaces: children vegetable garden, Jardin des Tuileries, Paris; Sources de l’Ill, Winkel; Common Food, Sculpture Park of the Australian National University, Canberra; Pierres galantes, Parc de Dives-pays-noyonnais; Grands et petits débuts, for the Nelson Mandela school Center, St. Ouen, and La grande rouge, end term of the Henri Laborit student residence, Vitry-sur-Seine. Her work thrives on frequent visits, exchanges and productions abroad, most recently in Australia, Pakistan, Serbia and Turkey through educational exchanges and residencies in 2008, 2009 and 2010 as well as at the European Keramic Work Center, S’Hertogenbosh, The Netherlands, in 2013.