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.

EXHIBITIONS (extract) :

2018 Golden Gold festival TAIPEI performance movie with Qiu Yang
Performance Transfiguration Mac Orlan Theater Festival La Becquée Brest
Performance at CERCO Saragosse Spain
Performance « Gesture 01 » to the Old Baths/Hackney Wick / London
Résidence Scène Nationale de Saint Nazaire, « Corps-Textes » with 5 dancers.
Performance Hybridation and Transfiguration Theatre of Lazarists Monastery Thessaloniki International Forest Festival Greece
Masterclass International Forest Festival Greece
Performance 11th International Puppet Festival of Montemor-o-Novo Portugal
Exhibition and Performance Contemporary Cluster Gallery- Rome Italy
Performance Transfiguration Festival Rencontre entre les Mondes Chabeuil France

2017 Exhibition paintings and sculptures Galery Vitoux Paris
Exhibition Musée d’art de Kauno M.Žilinsko galerijoje nuo lapkričio Lithuania
Performance Theater of Jérusalem
Orlan et Olivier de Sagazan BP17 Buenos Aires Argentina
Exhibition « La imaginacion del desastre » Buenos Aires Argentina
Symposium « Genealogy of Sensibility » and performance at the Lieu Unique Nantes
Exhibition « Etres Chairs » Franciscan Chapel ST Nazaire France
Exhibition « Ugly as art » at Moa Seoul Korea
Exposition Ste Anne ChapelTours France

2016 Performance at Musée de la Croix Rouge Genève
Performance at Chuncheon International Mime Festival Korea
Performance, at théâtre Déjazet Paris, with the Loo & Lou Gallery.
Exhibition, Loo et Lou Gallery Paris
Central St Martin London Masterclass et performance
Power Station Of Art, Exhibition SNACK , Shanghai
Biennale of performative art of Rouyn-Noranda Canada
Festival Phenomena Montreal Canada
Performance Biennale Shanghai