Born in Lyon, France, François has a Master’s degree in fine arts from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He teaches video, photography, as well as special project courses focused on visual culture and community engagement.
François is an artist who creates videos, photo series, as well as multimedia performances and installations. With a background in photography and painting, both film masters and painters have influenced his work. Moving across multiple disciplines to produce large scale pieces such as multi-channel video installations, François uses various tools such a digital photography, motion, audio and visual software, to build experiential works.
He made the Lumen Prize Shortlist for the Moving Image Award. He has shown works at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, HUBweek, the Geneva International Film Festival, Beacons Festival in Skipton UK, the Museum of Science Boston, the Boston Sculptors Gallery, the Boston Convention Center, Gallery XIV, Axiom gallery, The MIT Museum, Tufts University, Atlantic Works and performed at First Night Boston, Boston CyberArts and Pixilerations. Some of his video work was featured at the Swissnex dome for HUBweek Boston, Beacons Lumen Festival in the UK, and at Illuminus Festival – the inaugural Nuit Blanche Boston.
My constant mixing and recycling of images from various sources echoes the cycles of consumption I deal with conceptually: climate change, territory, waste, the built environment, health, economy, among others. My most recent project, shortlisted for the Lumen prize, deals with the implications of the American administration in its climate change denial and pro oil stance. Sometimes I use satellite photographs, video fragments, as well as my own images to create works blending color and motion. My practice is constantly evolving and pushing the boundaries of what I can create, often making connections with other artists and intellectuals to further my inquiry.