govy spectrum-born, the first of her name, the unbreakable, the wandering stranger, the five eyed wolf and the seven name changer.

govy spectrum-born, the first of her name, the unbreakable, the wandering stranger, the five eyed wolf and the seven name changer.

govy is an award-winning French artist (born in 1981) diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum in 2013, and is an advocate for the Neurodiversity Movement.

Her work has been exhibited internationally at the Zendai MoMA of Shanghai, Triennale Design Museum of Milan, WIELS Contemporary Art Center of Brussels, Casoria Contemporary Art Museum of Naples, Rosario Museum of Contemporary Art of Santa Fe (Argentina) and Nuit Blanche of Paris.

Notably recognised for her interactive art piece “Photographic Diary” (2001 – 2002), and the series of Shibari installations “Serial Bondage” (2006 – 2013) which incorporates her peculiar fascination with Japanese rituals and aesthetics.

Since 2015 govy has been focusing more on science and space, and is currently working on the concept of spacetime (or the 4th dimension) with the “SpaceTime Coordinates” projects.

artworks are available at the following galleries and online stores at:

gallery nine5
24 Spring Street
New York, NY 10012, USA
+1.212.965.9995
info@gallerynine5.com
www.gallerynine5.com

Yamamoto Gendai
3-1-15-3F, Shirokane, Minato-ku
Tokyo 108-0072 Japan
+81 (0)3-6383-0626
i@yamamotogendai.org
www.yamamotogendai.org


permanent collections

Zendai MoMA - Shanghai, China - 2008-present
Casoria Contemporary Art Museum - Naples, Italy - 2006-present

commissions

The City and Horses, “Strange Range”, CD art cover & T-Shirt design - New York, USA - 2013
The City and Horses, “May I Love Someone Soon”, music video - New York, USA - 2013
The City and Horses, “War Paint”, music video - New York, USA - 2012
The City and Horses, “We Will Never Be Discovered”, music video - New York, USA - 2011
The City and Horses, “We Will Never Be Discovered”, CD art cover - New York, USA - 2011
Galerie Vanessa Quang, installation - Paris, France - 2009
Tokyo-Arts, installation - Tokyo, Japan - 2008
Zendai MoMA, installation - Shanghai, China - 2008

awards & grants

A’ Design - Gold Award - Como, Italy - 2016
A’ Design - Bronze Award - Como, Italy - 2016
A’ Design - Iron Award - Como, Italy - 2015
DRAC “aide à l’acquisition de matériel” Grant - Haute-Normandie, France - 2008
Vidéoformes Award - Clermont-Ferrand, France - 2007
Animal Symposium Award - Gold Coast, Australia - 2006
Vidéoformes Award - Clermont-Ferrand, France - 2005
11th Biennial of Visual Arts Award - Pancevo, Serbia - 2004

conférences

WIELS, Contemporary Art Center - Brussels, Belgium - 2009
French Day, Triennale of Contemporary Art of Yokohama - Yokohama, Japan - 2008

solo exhibitions

Lien, Yamamoto Gendai - Tokyo, Japan - 2008
Intrude Art, Zendai MoMA - Shanghai, China - 2008
Missetsu, Satellite Brindeau -  Le Havre, France - 2006
Jeu de Mains, Moulin d’Andé - Andé, France - 2005
La Cimaise, FRAC Haute-Normandie - Sotteville-lès-Rouen, France - 2004
Betrayed Skin, Moulin d’Andé -  Andé, France - 2004
Not a Man, Espace Connectik - Lyon, France - 2002
Peau Nue, Espace Connectik - Lyon, France - 2001

art residencies

SquashTeam7 - NYC, USA - 2010
WIELS, Contemporary Art Center - Brussels, Belgium - 2008-2009
SquashTeam5 - Ohio, USA - 2008
m ss ng p eces - Brooklyn, USA - 2007
SquashTeam4 - Normandie, France - 2007
SquashTeam3 - Geneva, Switzerland - 2007
SquashTeam2 - Normandie, France - 2006
Short-listed for the Villa Kujoyama Art Residency / AFAA - Kyoto, Japan - 2006

group exhibitions

La Chambre d'Amis #2, Satellite Brindeau - Le Havre, France - 2017
Festival of Architecture and Interior Designing Conference, Hotel Lalit Exposition Center - New Delhi, India - 2016
Shenzhen International Industrial Design Fair, Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center - Shenzhen, China - 2016
Grand Design Exhibition, Bologna Design Week - Bologna, Italy - 2016
Festival of Architecture and Interior Designing Conference, The Lalit Mumbai - Mumbai, India - 2016
Award Winning Designs Exhibition, Cube Design Museum - Kerkrade, Netherlands - 2016
Summer Group Show, Gallery Nine5 - NYC, USA - 2016
Spring Group Show, Gallery Nine5 - NYC, USA - 2016
40 x 40 Exhibition Santander, Espacio Ricardo Lorenzo - Santander, Spain - 2016
Fall Group Show, Gallery Nine5 - NYC, USA - 2015
Shenzhen International Industrial Design Fair, Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center - Shenzhen, China - 2015
Prime Design Hub Exhibition, Dublin Castle - Dublin, Ireland - 2015
Coletivo Brasil Design Exhibition, Escola Panamericana - San Paulo, Brazil - 2015
Summer Group Show, Gallery Nine5 - NYC, USA - 2015
A' Design Award Exhibition, MOOD Museum of Design, Chiesa di San Francesco - Como, Italy - 2015
Spring Group Show, Gallery Nine5 - NYC, USA - 2015
Fall Group Show, Gallery Nine5 - NYC, USA - 2014
The Union Works, PopUp Design Store at Michele Varian - NYC, USA - 2014
Summer Group Show, Gallery Nine5 - NYC, USA - 2014
Small Favors IX, The Clay Studio - Philadelphia, USA - 2014
Benefit v.14, InLiquid - Philadelphia, USA - 2014
Spring Group Show, Gallery Nine5 - NYC, USA - 2014
Renard, Satellite Brindeau - Le Havre, France - 2013-2014
Fall Group Show, Gallery Nine5 - NYC, USA - 2013
Benefit v.thirteen, InLiquid - Philadelphia, USA - 2013
Summer Group Show, Gallery Nine5 - NYC, USA - 2013
Interdit au moins de 16 ans, l’Oeil du Globe - Paris, France - 2013
Small Favors VIII, The Clay Studio - Philadelphia, USA - 2013
Spring Group Show, Gallery Nine5 - NYC, USA - 2013
Kama Sesso e Design, Triennale Design Museum - Milan, Italy - 2012-2013
gn5 collective, Gallery Nine5 - NYC, USA - 2012
Small Works Show, Philadelphia Sculpture Gym - Philadelphia, USA - 2012
Fall Group Show, Gallery Nine5 - NYC, USA - 2012
Summer Group Show, Gallery Nine5 - NYC, USA - 2012
Spring Group Show, Gallery Nine5 - NYC, USA - 2012
gn5 collective, Gallery Nine5 - NYC, USA - 2012
Fall Group Show, Gallery Nine5 - NYC, USA - 2011
Featured, Gallery Nine5 - NYC, USA - 2011
gn5 collective, Gallery Nine5 - NYC, USA - 2011
Spring Group Show, Gallery Nine5 - NYC, USA - 2011
gn5 collective, Gallery Nine5 - NYC, USA - 2011
Find me a gift, Galerie Vanessa Quang - Paris, France - 2010
GLI.TC/H symposium, Radar Curatorial - Chicago, USA - 2010
OuterSpace, The American Odyssey, Pop Up City - Cleveland, USA - 2010
Whoopee, Satellite Brindeau - Le Havre, France - 2010
A-Venir, Galerie Vanessa Quang - Paris, France - 2010
Glitch, Brooklyn Arts Council - Brooklyn, USA - 2010
OuterSpace, Agent Double - Geneva, Switzerland - 2010
NMF’2010 - Cologne, Germany - 2010
Ca sent le sapin II, Galerie Vanessa Quang - Paris, France - 2009
Laisle / NoFuture, Centro Cultural Correios - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 2009
Becoming Padme in Ishiiland, Galerie Vanessa Quang - Paris, France - 2009
WIELS Residents Show, WIELS Contemporary Art Center - Brussels, Belgium - 2009
Salon du Dessin, Gallery Vanessa Quang booth - Paris, France - 2009
Videodrome - Marseille, France - 2009
Spiral Art Fair, Yamamoto Gendai Gallery booth - Tokyo, Japan - 2008
Après La Pluie, Théâtre Antoine Vitez - Aix-en-Provence, France - 2008
Show Off, Espace Pierre Cardin - Paris, France - 2008
Nuit Blanche, Institut Cervantès - Paris, France - 2008
PROJECTIONS - Los Angeles, USA - 2008
Images Contre Nature - Marseille, France - 2008
VidéoAttitudes - Amiens, France - 2008
Traverse Vidéo - Toulouse, France - 2008
Urban Screening, Federation Square - Melbourne, Australia - 2008
Body, Casoria Contemporary Art Museum - Naples, Italy - 2007
Festival Miden - Athens, Greece - 2007
Festival Miden - Kalamata, Greece - 2007
Optica - Gijón, Spain - 2007
Laisie Videotape & Sound - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 2007
PROJECTIONS - Los Angeles, USA - 2007
20emes Instants Vidéo, La Compagnie - Marseille, France - 2007
20emes Instants Vidéo & Rencontres Multimédias - Beyrouth, Lebanon - 2007
Backup.Festival - Weimar, Germany - 2007
One Minute, Festival Aarau - Aarau, Switzerland - 2007
FlashFlood, Gallery Centella - Arizona, USA - 2007
OverLap 06, Rx Gallery - San Francisco, USA - 2007
New Forms Festival - Vancouver, Canada - 2007
V.O.S.T, La Générale - Paris, France - 2007
Festival Images Contre Nature - Marseille, France - 2007
MusicVideoArt, Maison Folie - Le Fort de Mons, France - 2007
Simultan - Timisora, Romania - 2007
Visions In The Nunnery, Nunnery Gallery, Bow Arts Trust - London, UK - 2007
Tram Film Festival - Geneva, Switzerland - 2007
artDC, Washington Convention Center, PAM booth - Washington DC, USA - 2007  
Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, PAM booth - California, USA - 2007
Scope New York, PAM booth - New York, USA - 2007
Videoformes - Clermont-Ferrand, France - 2007
OVP, BlueRoom - Rome, Italy - 2007
Traverse Vidéo - Toulouse, France - 2007
Bouh! Les Amoureux, Satellite Brindeau - Le Havre, France - 2007
SelfPortrait, Rosario Museum of Contemporary Art - Rosario, Argentina - 2007
Premiers Plans - Angers, France - 2007
Magmart, Casoria Contemporary Art Museum - Naples, Italy - 2007
00130Gallery - Helsinki, Finland - 2006
Animal Symposium - Gold Coast, Australia - 2006
Art Basel, PAM booth - Miami, USA - 2006
Scope Miami, PAM booth - Miami, USA - 2006
Scope New York, PAM booth - New York, USA - 2006
Scope London, PAM booth - London, UK - 2006
TEKNIkunst Festival - Melbourne, Australia - 2006
2nd Festival de Arte Digital, Center of Contemporary Expressions - Rosario, Argentina - 2006
PI 5 Video Festival, National Museum - Szczecin, Poland - 2006
8th CHROMA Festival de Arte Audiovisual - Guadalajarra, Mexico - 2006
SelfPortrait, Casoria Contemporary Art Museum - Naples, Italy - 2006
Split Film Festival - Split, Croatia - 2006
The Name Festival - Lille, France - 2006
Festival Fais des Bulles - Nancy, France - 2006
SelfPortrait, Museum of Contemporary Art - Santa Fe, Argentina - 2006
SquashTeam, Satellite Brindeau - Le Havre, France - 2006
OutVideo - Yekaterinburg, Russia - 2006
OutVideo - Moscow, Russia - 2006
SelfPortrait, Officyna Art Space - Szczecin, Poland - 2006
Haïku Festival - Nantes & Rezé, France - 2006
Simultan 02 - Timisora, Romania - 2006
SelfPortrait, Bethlehem International Centre - Bethlehem, Palestine - 2006
K.O, Satellite Brindeau - Le Havre, France - 2006
Bandits-Mages - Bourges, France - 2006
Festival Images Contre Nature - Marseille, France - 2005
Kinoleon, Galerie du Lavoir Moderne Parisien - Paris, France - 2005
Videoformes, Musée du Ranquet - Clermont-Ferrand, France - 2005
Videoattitudes, Le Rare - Amiens, France - 2005
8ème Rencontres Internationales Paris-Berlin, La Vilette - Paris, France - 2004
11th Biennial of Visual Arts - Pancevo, Serbia - 2004
Nature Morte, Scam - Paris, France - 2004
Festival Némo, Forum des Images - Paris, France - 2004
A Mains Nues, FRAC Haute-Normandie -  Rouen, France - 2003
Art Center, College of Design - Pasadena, USA - 2002
Reactions, Exit Art - New York, USA - 2002

publications

“A’ Design Award & Competition Winner Designs 2015-2016“, Designer Press, p. TBD, catalog - Italy - 2016
“A’ Design Award & Competition Winner Designs 2014-2015“, Designer Press, p. 262, catalog - Italy - 2015
Modern Weekly China - China - 2013
“Renard”, Satelitte Brindeau, p.22-23, catalog - France - 2013
UpperCase, issue 18, p.12 - USA - 2013
“Benefit v.thirteen”, InLiquid, catalog - USA - 2013
“Oil”, Make8elieve, issue 3, p.6-7 - USA - 2012
“Kama Sesso e Design”, Triennale Design Museum of Milan, Corraini Edizioni, p.90, catalog - Italy - 2012
“Levitation”, Make8elieve, issue 2, p.144-147 & p.162-163 - USA - 2012
Sex + Design, issue 1, p.93 - USA - 2012
“Featured.”, Gallery Nine5, p.110-113, catalog - USA - 2011
Glitch, Brooklyn Arts Council, p.22, catalog - USA - 2010
Paris/Tokyo Upground, p.12-13, catalog - Japan - 2008
Show Off, Parisian art fair, p.67, catalog - France - 2008
“Intrude Art”, Zendai MoMA of Shanghai, issue 4, p.47, catalog - China - 2008
“French Day”, Triennale of Contemporary Art of Yokohama, p.2, booklet - Japan - 2008
Images Contre Nature, p.3, catalog - France - 2008
VideoAttitudes, p.3, catalog - France - 2008
VideoFormes    2006, p.16, catalog - France - 2007
20emes Instants Videos, p.5 & p.44, catalog - France - 2007
Images Contre Nature, p.7, catalog - France - 2007
4th International One Minute Film & Video Festival, p.41, catalog - Switzerland - 2007
CologneOFF II image vs music, p.27, catalog - Germany - 2006
“Photographic Diary”, Lulu, interactive dvd - France - 2006
Traverse Video, p.99, catalog - France - 2006
VideoFormes 2005, p.121, catalog - France - 2005
Images Contre Nature, p.3, catalog - France - 2005
11th Biennial of Visual Arts, catalog - Serbia - 2004
Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin, p.16, catalog - France - 2004
“Websites”, Feierabend, p.90-91 - Germany - 2004
“Les Nouveaux Poètes Français et Francophones”, Edition Huguet, p.179, poetry anthology - France - 2004
“Taschen’s 1000 Favorite Websites”, Taschen, p.506 - Germany - 2003
“Mes Cendres Nues”, IDLivre, poetry book - France - 2001