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 Brigitte Nahon  (1960 - )

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Lived/Active: France/Israel      Known for: public sculpture-conceptual

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Brigitte Nahon, French born, creates sculpture that investigates what she describes as precious moments of balance between tradition and modernity. To pursue her quest for perfect balance between paradoxes such as fragility and solidity, heaviness and lightness, emptiness and fullness, air and water, she uses a wide vocabulary of materials, colors and textures including steel, glass, crystal, stone, brass, wood, canvas and paper.

In 2006 she became an American, and in 2008, she became an Israeli Citizen.  Her studio is in Tamil Nadu, Israel.

Exhibition venues include:
Invitation by Dune with Point Ephémère, India, July 1- September 18. 1998
Jury Member for Beaux-Arts Diploma of Paris, Sculpture Department, June 1994 Villa Medicis Hors les Murs, Award with Grant, French Foreigners Affairs, U.S.A. 1992-1994

She teaches Sculpture for M.F.A., Art Institute of Amiens, University of Picardie, France.  In 1985-1991 studied for her P.H.D. in Fine Arts, University of Paris I Panthéon- Sorbonne, June. From 1986-1990, she was Director of C.N.R.S. Esthetic Studies Department at Paris I Panthéon- Sorbonne. 1985 Diploma for preparing P.H.D. in Fine Arts, University of Paris I I Panthéon-Sorbonne, June. In 1984 she earned a Master in Fine Arts, University of Provence, Aix-en-Provence, June.

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DEMOTICA, ASHDOD, two permanent works in-situ at The M.I.P., Musée International de la Parfumerie, Grasse, France, two acquisitiona.

TIME ZERO. The Jewish Museum  of New York City, acquisition.
Je- en souvenir de Dominique Boudou. Museum of Serignan, France, acquisition.

Echelle de Vie. Permanent indoor sculpture, New European medical Research Center, Hôpital Européen Georges Pompidou, Paris, commissioned by the Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris,inaugurated on July 2 (competition).
Dancing Reeds. Permanent indoor sculpture, Progressive Insurance Inc., Ohio, commissioned by Toby Devan- Lewis, inaugurated on April 12 (competition).

Equilibrium. Permanent outdoor sculpture, new Courthouse of Avignon, commissioned by French Justice Ministry, inaugurated on May 4 (competition).
La Fontaine aux Roseaux d’argent. Permanent outdoor sculpture-fountain, musée national du moyen-âge, Hôtel & Thermes de Cluny, Paris, Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations inaugurated on September 4, City and Gardens of Paris, French Ministry, commission.
La Colonne. Brass, Edition of 3 + 1 Artist Proof, Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, F.N.A.C., Paris, commission.

Icholi Hauperyre. Permanent indoor sculpture, SOGEPOSTE, Paris, Caissse Dépôts et Consignations, commission. Brooch for Le Passage. Limited Edition of 100, Mission de l’An 2000, Musées de la Ville de Paris, Ed. PARIS-musées, commission.

Honna M 54, 125(20). Permanent outdoor sculpture, E.D.F. Electricité de France commission, Site Cap Ampère, area of Paris: Saint Denis, (competition).

Dhim Bloucce. Three models and six drawings for choreographic sets, acquisitions of 1992, Direction Régionale d’Art Contemporain, D.R.A.C. Ile-de-France, Paris, commission.

Nozitagne Lemsebal F15, 18, Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, F.N.A.C. Paris acquisition of 1991.
Nozitagne Lemsebal F580, 36, Collection d’Art Contemporain, Paris, acquisition of 1991.

Hoc Vreil bess es file D24, Hoc Vreil bess es file D25, (1989), Hoc Vreil bess es file D26, Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, F.N.A.C. Paris, three sculptures acquisitions of 1989.

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