Ateliers d'Art de France

Collection

Ulysse Lacoste


Ulysse Lacoste ©DR
Ulysse Lacoste ©DR

After graduating in Crafts from the ENSAAMA Olivier de Serres, since 2002, Ulysse Lacoste has been developing a know-how specific to metal as part of art objects’ orders for individuals, architects, religious buildings. Today, he works with several science and technology museums (Musée des Arts et Métiers, Palais de la Découverte, Exploradôme…), he creates gym apparatuses and scenography for the circus world, he exhibits monumental sculptures and performs in public spaces. Sensitive to the nuances of their environment, Ulysse Lacoste’s sculptures aim for synthesis; they are interested in abstraction and are about simplicity. 

Pervaded with sciences, Ulysse Lacoste explores the themes of balance, gravitation and movement. His favourite material is metal, which he distorts, heats, casts, hammers, combining ancient foundry and copperwork know-hows with contemporary industrial techniques. This results in simple shapes born from geometric plays, mobiles with constantly lost and found fulcrums, tension stabiles where the strengths cancel each other out. A sculpture of accessible and living interactions.

Ulysse Lacoste
Sculptor, born in 1981
Lives and works in Paris and Burgundy

Exhibitions

2019     

  • Galerie Abstract Project, Paris
  • Biennale Révélations, Grand Palais, Paris
  • Intaglio, Semur en Auxois

2018    

  • Biennale De Mains de Maitres, Luxembourg
  • Salon Réalités Nouvelles, Paris
  • Fête de la science, Palais de la Découverte, Paris
  • Galeries Carré sur Seine, Boulogne
  • Galerie Abstract Project, Paris
  • Galerie Seikado, Kyoto, Japan
  • Parcours de sculptures, Evreux
  • La Vie Terrestre, Domaine de Saint-Cloud

2017     

  • Biennale Révélations, Grand Palais, Paris
  • Musée des Arts et métiers, Paris
  • Empreintes, Paris
  • Ekimetrics, collection, Paris
  • Château de Monthelon, Montréal, FR
  • ARCADE, château de Sainte Colombe)
  • Biennale sculpture contemporaine, Nolay

2016    

  • Musée des Arts et métiers, Paris
  • “Industriel”, Galerie Collection, Paris
  • Art in motion, Beyrouth, Liban
  • JEMA, Palais des ducs, Dijon
  • « A pas contés », Dijon

2015    

  • l’Atelier, Viaduc des arts, Paris
  • JEMA Chambre des métiers, Dijon
  • Festival Cahors Juin Jardin
  • Le Grenier à Sel, Avallon
  • Rabotage, Semur en Auxois

Prizes

2017     

  • Lauréat de la Fondation d’entreprise Hermès, Académie des savoir-faire #3.

2015     

  • Lauréat du concours Ateliers d’Art de France, région Bourgogne.

2013     

  • Prix de la sculpture monumentale, biennale sculpture contemporaine de Nolay.

2012     

  • Lauréat du Prix jeunes talents, Conseil Général de Côte d’Or.

2007     

  • Collectif Lemplume, soutenu par le Défi Jeune et la fondation du Crédit Mutuel.

2002     

  • Lauréat de la fondation Bleustein-Blanchet pour la Vocation. 


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