Brigitte Aubry has held a position of lecturer in the history of contemporary art at the université Toulouse II-Le Mirail since 2006. She studies, teaches and publishes on the history of the arts of the 20th and 21st century. Her current research focuses on the history of British art, and in particular on the history of the Independent Group in the 1950s, as well as on the intermodality of contemporary artistic practices. She submitted a PhD at the unversité Rennes-2-Haute-Bretagne in 2004, an updated version of which has been recently published at the Presses du reel: Richard Hamilton. Peintre des apparences contemporaines (1950-2007).
Daivy Babel is an associate professor in British litterature. He is a PhD candidate at Université Paris 7 - Jussieu, under the supervision of Pr. Catherine Bernard. He is looking at the purpose and the functions of a contemporary art museum in the present time through the study of the Tate Modern.
David Bovey. Having taken early retirement from university librarianship, David obtained an M.A. in International Film from the University of Bedfordshire in 2003 and an M.A. in the History and Theory of Art from the University of Essex in 2007. He is now combining both interests by undertaking a Ph.D. at Essex researching on ‘Artist’s Images Through Film: Narrative Cinema, 1934-2010’ under the supervision of Dr. Margherita Sprio.
Muriel Berthou Crestey has written a thesis with an aesthetic theme, the subject of which was “Contemporary photography - a way to show the Invisible”. Now she is giving lectures on photography, cinema and international art as part of a project which is called “Le BAL”. Moreover she maintains two online art blogs on Culturevisuelle.com (Le Regard à Facettes) and LeMonde.com (Kairos de l’art).
Mathilde Bertrand is an associate professor of English specialising in British Civilisation. She is a PhD candidate in English Studies at the University of Poitiers under the supervision of Liliane Louvel (Poitiers) and Cornelius Crowley (Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense). Her research focuses on the development of alternative photographic practices involved in the cultural and social movements in 1970s and 1980s England and examines how these political practices were informed by and fed into an emerging critical theory on the photographic image. She currently teaches at Paris IV Sorbonne University.
Veronique Charriau has completed a PhD about the representation of the nation in British cinema from the 1980 to the 2000 at the university of Strasbourg.
Guillaume Evrard is a PhD candidate at the University of Edinburgh. His research looks at the relation between architecture and national identity in France, the United States and canada in the context of international and ‘universal‘ exhibitions of the 19th and 20th century. Guillaume is co-supervising the architecture section of One Piece at a Time.
Charlotte Gould is a senior lecturer in British Studies at Paris III Sorbonne Nouvelle. She has completed a PhD dedicated to the young British Artists on 2003.
Caroline Hancock is a freelance curator, writer and editor based in Paris. Since 1998, she has worked at the Centre Pompidou and MAMVP/ARC in Paris, Tate Modern and The Hayward in London,and most recently at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) in Dublin. She curated a Lynda Benglis retrospective (traveling to Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; Le Consortium, Dijon; RISD, Providence; New Museum, New York) while based at IMMA and co-edited the accompanying Les Presses du Reel monograph. She has contributed to publications on modern and contemporary drawing, museum archiving practices and the work of Lynda Benglis, Rhona Byrne, David Hockney, William McKeown, Charlotte Moth, Sarah Pierce. In 2008, she was awarded the Joanna Drew Travel Bursary to travel to Algeria and is currently researching related exhibition projects and exchanges.
Roxana Hrib is a second year MSc student at the university of Paris X Nanterre. She studies the pavilions of the Serpentine gallery in London, under the supervision of T. Dufrêne.
Isabelle Flour is a PhD candidate in Art History, specialised in Museum and Heritage Studies, under the supervision of Pr. Dominique Poulot at the Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne. Her dissertation discusses the entangled history of architectural cast museums in France and Britain between 1850 and 1950. Isabelle Flour is also Assisting Lecturer at the Université Paris 1 and at the Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée, as well as Associate Researcher at the Institut National d‘Histoire de l‘Art (department of Art Historiography). More
Marie Gautier has a PhD in photography history. She was under the supervision of Professor Michel Poivert at the university of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. The thesis focused on an inquiry into the construction of theories and critiques in France (1945-1989). She is now interested to extend this inquiry into Europe, especially in Great Britain.
Gabriel Gee has a PhD in contemporary art history from the université Paris X Nanterre (2008). His research focussed on ‘Creation and its forms in the socio-political context of Great Britain. The artistic scenes in the North of England from the 1980s to the present’. He is a teacher-researcher attached to the art department of the école nationale supérieure de Lyon in 2009-10, and his current research interests include 20th century British and Irish art, the relation between the visuals arts and historical discourse, as well as the relation between culture, politics, and economics in the transitional post-industrial period. He is the current One Piece at a Time treasurer. More
Sophie Lefilleul is currently undertaking a PhD at the université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense under the supervision of Professor Thierry Dufrêne, entitled « Les mutations de l‘East End londonien : une revanche du local ? Création et expérience commune des lieux ». She explores the relation between spaces of creativity and artists in the London art scene from the 1980s to the present. .
Sophie Orlando is an art historian, lecturer at the université Paul Valery de Montpellier. She a Phd in contemporary art history from the university Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (2010). She was under the supervision of Professor Philippe Dagen for a research entitled « What Makes Britain So Great? La britannicité et les arts contemporains en Grande-Bretagne de 1979 à nos jours ». She is the founder and president of One Piece at a Time. Her research interests focus on issues of identity in contemporary art. firstname.lastname@example.org
Françoise Luton is a Lecturer in British studies at Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. In 2009, she had the author of Peter Blake and Sergeant Pepper, Paris, Edition L‘Harmattan. She is actually developing a new research on Art Education in Britain.
Julie Morère is an associate professor of English at the University of Nantes. Her PhD has focused on Evelyn Waugh’s writing techniques in relation with his aesthetic and spiritual universe. Her work has extended to 21st century British Literature. She is now taking interest in contemporary British fashion photographers, focusing on the way they rely on and reinvent traditional elements of the British culture and identity to express their own aesthetic concerns. She is a member of the CRINI team in Nantes.
Eve Roy is an associate researcher to the UMR TELEMME and the research section of CEMERRA at the université d’Aix Marseille 1. She submitted a PhD in art history at the université d’Aix-Marseille in 2008, entitled: « Autour d’Archigram, représentations architecturales utopiques et imaginaires en Europe de 1960 à 1975 ». She is currently teaching at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Marseille (ENSAM). Her current research deals with the question of representation in architecture, as well as architectural utopia and experimentation in France and Great-Britain. Through her professional experience within the DRAC PACA and the ENSAM, she has also developed research interests into the 20th century heritage in the Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur region. more Eve is also co-supervising the architecture section of One Piece at a Time
Cyril Thomas is an Independent journalist and curator, as well as a Doctoral student at the University Paris 1 Panthéon - Sorbonne and Telecom ParisTech (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications). He belongs to various research groups, including the CoDesign Lab (Paris Tech) and the NUNC collective. He has been editor in chief of Transdigital and is a frequent contributor to the French online magazine poptronics.fr, as well as to four other print reviews: Ciel Variable (Canada), Le Magazine du CIAC (Canada), Patch (Belgium) and Scènes (Belgium). Along with the NUNC collective, he has been exploring new modes of exhibiting and publishing art. He is currently at work on a new collection entitled 6 X 6 / 36. His interests include theoretical and philosophical approaches to new media, haptic modes of artistic creation, artistic explorations of Second Life, as well as Bio Art and NanoArt.
Emmanuel Wiesenfeld is a generalist engineer, currently working at British Telecom. He designed this website.
Estelle Zhong is a postgraduate student at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon. She studies today‘s live art and performance in England and more specifically the work of artists Action Hero, Lone Twin and Quarantine whose performances are based on elements taken from folk and popular culture. Her research is undertaken under the supervision of Charlotte Gould and Jean-Loup Rivière.