Félicia Atkinson is a visual artist, an experimental musician, a poet and the co-publisher of Shelter Press. Born in 1981 in Paris she is graduated from Les Beaux Arts de Paris (2008, MFA with honors) and followed in 2003-04 the experimental pedagogical project BOCAL with choreographer Boris Charmatz. Her works deals with topics of improvisation, deep listening, cut ups, duration, silence and noise, musique concrete, poetic spaces, deserts, forests, animism, abstraction, ambient and language. She is currently a PHD researcher in musicology at Rennes 2 University, working on the topics of instruments and programs developed by artists and composer through an utopian desire.
She performed her music at Issue Project Room New york, Cafe Oto in London, GRM / 104 in Paris (Festival Presence Electronique), Fylklyggen in Stockholm (Festival Sound of Stokcholm), Palais de Tokyo Paris, Emily Harvey Foundation in New York, Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain Paris, Reed University Portland, Cal Arts Valencia, Human Ressources Los Angeles,
Ambient Church in Brooklyn…
She exhibited at Bozar in Brussels, Kunsthalle Charlotenborg in Copenhagen, Komplot in Brussels, Chert Gallery in Berlin, CAC La Galerie Noisy Le Sec, Overgaden in Copenhagen, CAC La Criée Centre d’Art in Rennes, Last Restort Gallery in Copenhagen, MUCA ROMA in Mexico City, CityLimits in Oakland, Blindisde Gallery in Melbourne…
She was awarded in 2013 by the Langui Prize for Painting / Young Belgium Art Prize and received fellowships from Institut Français, Villa Medicis Hors Les Murs, and FNAGP. She did artist residencies at Rupert Vilnius, CAC La Galerie Noisy le Sec, Los Angeles Contemporary Archives, Bundanon Trust in Australia, RMIT in Melbourne, EMS Studio in
She released a dozen of records and books, mostly published by Shelter Press. Her latest LP, Hand in Hand was number 14 of the year charts in The Wire Magazine whereas the previous opus, A readymade Ceremony was one of the « best experimental albums » by Pichfork and Spin Magazine.