Studio.8 | Georgia René-Worms

Studio.8 | Georgia René-Worms

\\ Feb.2019 – April 2019 \\

Georgia René-Worms was Born in 1988, she currently lives and works in Paris. She obtained her MA from the Villa Arson, Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Art in 2014. Her practice is varied between writing, producing artworks and curating.

In 2015, she took part in a research and writing residency at the Centre Internationale d’Art et du Paysage de Vassiviere. She was a grantee of the Drac Limousin for the production of a collective work in which she worked on the dispossession of Medicinal Knowledge of women through the history of witchcraft.

Between 2016 and 2017, she conducted a research project on the relationship between the Italian art scene in the 60s and the 70s and the feminist militant groups of the country.

In 2016, she received for her research project individual support for the creation from the Drac Paca. And in 2017,  she received assistance from the residence of Nuovi Mecenati Foundation and developed her project during a residency at Viafarini, Milano. In the spring of 2017, she participated as a curator in a program initiated by the 40m2 art centre. In 2017-2018 she took part in the post-grad at ENSBA Lyon. At the same time, in the context of the residency « Excellence des métiers d’art” at the centre d’art du Parc Saint Léger, she developed research on unisex clothing, bringing together the history of costume and publishing.
Georgia René-Worms regularly publishes texts in the beautiful magazine, Initiales, 02, code 2.0, code South Way, Missouri.

About her work

“During my residency at Villa Champollion of the French Institute of Egypt and the Townhouse, the idea is to develop my interest in the feminism in the Arab world. My knowledge of the Egyptian feminist history is currently only articulated around three historical characters who are Hoda Sharawi (b.1879-d.947), Doria Shafik (b. 1908-d.1975) and Nawal el Saadawi(b.1931). I chose each one of them for a specific reason regarding their involvement since the middle of the ’20s and their methodologies for sharing her own critical gaze. These three figures used in a very different way the practices of writing as empowerment. The project is to work and produce a subjective writing mixing fiction, experience during residency and archive documents around the links between art scene, literature and feminism in Egypt. This project is an occasion for me to ask myself  « What the research do inside me and what I have the right to do with her? How exhume and expose speech? How I take the history inside me, how tell a history that is not mine? What does the work do of me, the materiality that is going through me, the intangibility of what I manipulate?»