Sans titre, technique mixte, 130 x 161 cm, 2018 © Olivier de Sagazan


Born in 1959 in Brazzaville, Congo. Lives and works in Saint-Nazaire.

Biologist of formation, Olivier de Sagazan is interested in life and seeks to establish through his work, a sort of genea-logy of the sensitive to understand how at a given moment, the inert matter structured in cells has generated life and sensitivity.

For nearly 25 years, Olivier de Sagazan’s work has focused mainly on the human body. In parallel of his visuals works – paintings, sculptures, installations – Olivier de Sagazan realizes performances, very noticed all over the world, du-ring which he makes of his body the support of an overmodeling using clay and paint. Intervening on his face and his body, with a choreographed gesture, he creates the conditions of a radical metamorphosis.

For the plastic part, his favorite materials are clay and grass, which he assembles and kneads to create a living mate-rial from which a polymorphous world of characters will appear, and a bestiary in which the human mixes to the animal.


Movie with Qiu Yang, performance, Golden Gold festival, Taipei, Taiwan. 
Transfiguration, Performance, Théâtre Mac Orlan Festival La Becquée, Brest, France.
Performance, CERCO, Saragosse, Spain.
Gesture 01, performance, the Old Baths, Hackney Wick, Londres, England.
Corps-Textes (avec 5 danseurs), artist-in-residence National Scène of Saint Nazaire, Saint Nazaire, France.
Hybridation and Transfiguration, performance, masterclass, Theatre of Lazarists Monastery, International Forest Festival, Thessalonique, Greece.
11th, performance, international Puppet Festival, Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal.
Exhibition and performance, Contemporary Cluster Gallery, Roma, Italy.
Transfiguration, performance, Festival Rencontre entre les Mondes, Chabeuil, France.
Exhibition paintings and sculptures, Vitoux Gallery Paris, France.
Exhibition, Musée d’art de Kauno M.Žilinsko galerijoje nuo lapkričio, Lituania.
Performance, Théâtre de Jérusalem, Jérusalem, Israël.
La imaginacion del desastre, exhibition, Buenos Aires Argentina.
Orlan et Olivier de Sagazan, BP17 Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Généalogie de la sensibilité, colloquium and performance, Lieu Unique, Nantes, France.
Êtres Chairs, exhibition, Chapelle des Franciscains, Saint Nazaire, France.
Ugly as art, exhibition, Moa, Seoul, Korea.
Exhibition, Chapelle Sainte Anne, Tours, France.
Performance, Musée de la Croix Rouge, Genève, Switzerland.
Performance, International Mime Festival, Chuncheon, Korea.
Performance, théâtre Déjazet, avec la Loo&Lou Gallery, Paris, France.
Exposition galerie Loo&Lou Gallery, Paris, France.
Masterclass et performance, Central St Martin London, London, England.
SNACK, exposition, Power Station Of Art, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai.
Transfiguration, performance, Biennale d’art performatif, Rouyn-Noranda, Canada.
Transfiguration, performance, Festival Phenomena, Montréal, Canada.
Performance, Biennale, Shanghai.