• photo : Celeste Leeuwenburg
  • Margaux Derhy was born in France from a French mother and a Moroccan father before establishing herself in London, where she studied at Central Saint Martins and then received her MA Painting from the Royal College of Art in 2021.

    She currently lives and works between Paris and her Safe Place in a Berber village by the sea.

     

    Using paintings, drawings, sculptures, embroideries, collaborative projects with craftpersons and recently video, she creates artworks that she perceives as soft remedies to personal trauma of love and loss.

     

    She attended several residencies including Al Maqam in Marrakech, Morocco (2021), Enamoura in Marseille, France (2020), Studio Kura in Fukuoka, Japan (2018) or Greatmore Studios in Cape Town, South Africa (2017) and is running the Massa Stories residency in Morocco since 2019. She is included in the Soho House Collection and was selected for the Dentons Art Prize 2020.

     

    Her work has been shown in a number of exhibitions. Some of the most recent ones include: Spring Agency show, Paris (2021); Aora III by Aora Space, London (2021); Rongulaire by Tatiss, Lyon (2020); TwentyTwenty Women by The Artistellar, online (2020); Ddessin Art Fair, Paris (2020); Sunday Art Fair, London (2019) with A.Romy Gallery or Investec Art Fair, Cape Town (2018).

     

    SHOWS

     

    2022 :

    Group show "Eros Hypnotica" by Artwork in Promess - Paris

    Portfolio presentation for Le Cercle de l'Art - Paris

    Sculpture for Le Casino de Paris - Paris

    In-situ Fresco for La Noceria - Paris

     

    2021 :

    Group show "If The House Catches Fire" at Chapelle XIV - Paris

    RCA graduate show at Cromwell Place - London

    Group show by Spring Agency - Paris

    Group show "Latence" by Chloé More - Paris

    Virtual group show "Aora:III" by curator Jennifer Ellis - London
     

     

    2020 :

    Dentons Art Prize shortlisted - London

    RCA WIP show at the Royal College of Arts (RCA) - London

    Snapshot group show at Hockney Gallery (RCA) - London

    A starry exhibition by Artwork in Promess - Paris

    Ddessin Paris Art fair invited by Eve de Medeiros - Paris

    TwentyTwenty Women by The Artistellar (online) - London

    Rongulaire by Galerie Tatiss - Lyon

     

    2019 :

    Tate Exchange at Tate Modern, performance on the collective memory subject with Central Saint Martins - London

    Group show "Human Manifesto", curated by the Feminist Society at Central Saint Martins - London

    Interim show with Central Saint Martins at Apiary Studios - London

    Auction "Tresor à la Carte" organized by Watever at Galeries Lafayette Anticipations - Paris

    Group show "A Smaller Scale" at EBONY Curated - Cape Town

    "En Cas de Pluie" for Atelier Stories with Jeune Création & Réseau Friche - Paris

    Group show with Wilo & Grove - Paris

    Group show "I live in an art gallery #1" by Atelier Stories - Geneva

    Sunday Art Fair, off Frieze with A. Romy - London

    Solo Show "Mémoire Vive" with KissmyArt Paris - Paris

     

    2018 :

    Embryonica, open studio at Central Saint Martins - London

    Superflat Memory, residency show at Studio Kura - Itoshima (Japan)

    Group show for AB-Kobo launching with limited embroideries on tee-shirts - Paris

    Group show "Memories we might have" by HATSH - Paris

    Group show "OPEN STUDIOS - Voyage Voyage" - Paris

    Duo Show with Gabriel Folli for Private Place Project - Paris

    Group Show "Shelves, Hangers, Desks" à la Galerie Le Coeur - Paris

    Group Show "Here and now" at Greatmore Studios - Cape Town

    Cape Town Art Fair with Greatmore Studios - Cape Town

     

    2017 :

    Solo show "90 Great Days, no More" at Galerie Fatiha Selam - Paris

    Residency solo show "90 Great Days, no More" at Greatmore Studios - Cape Town

    Group show " Throughlines" at Greatmore Studios - Cape Town

    Open Studios at Ateliers Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris (ABA Glacière) - Paris

    Group show at Artwork in Promess - Paris

    Group show at Galerie Daniez et de Charette - Paris

    Group show GARDER LE CAP at Galerie Valerie Delaunay - Paris

     

     

    RESIDENCIES

    2022 : Clay Ceramic Residency - Marseille

    2021 : Residency Al Maqam - Morocco

    2021 : La Source Garouste Iturria - Bayonne

    2021 : Residency Enamoura - Marseille

    2019, 2020, 2022 : Massa Stories - South Agadir

    2018 : Studio Kura - Fukuoka

    2017 : Greatmore Studios - Cape Town

    2015 : La Ira de Dios - Buenos Aires

     

     

    PUBLICATIONS

    Portrait for Boum! Bang! online magazine

    Portrait for the Podcast Generation XX

    Article about my residency in Cape Town by Galerie DDC

    Article for Revue Profane #5

    Book about the serie "Mémoire Vive" by Littérature Mineure

    Fondation Imago Mundi (Fondation Benetton)

     

     

    PROJECTS

    Founder Le Cercle de l'Art

    Author of Le Backpack de l'Artiste

    Founding Member of Les Amis des Artistes

    Hostess of Massa Residency

    Member of the Art Thinking Collective

    Member of Les Amis du NMWA executive commitee

     

     

    EDUCATION

    2019-2021 : MA Painting, Royal College of Art (RCA) - London

    2018-2019 : Postgraduate Diploma Art & Science (Fine Arts), Central Saint Martins - London

    2015-2018 : Cycle Intensif des Ateliers Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris (ABA), atelier Gonzalo Belmonte - Paris