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Michèle Dalmace | France

Michèle Dalmace
Professor, art historian
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Michèle Dalmace holds a CAPES and the aggregation in Spanish philology and is Phd. in  art history from the university of La Sorbonne (Paris IV, France).

She is professor of contemporary art history at the University Michel de Montaigne in Bordeaux, France. She gives lessons on contemporary art history in Spain, Latinamerica, as well as in the Caribbean.

Within the University Michel de Montaigne, Michèle Dalmace occupies the position of director of the CARHISP – Centro de investigación sobre el Caribe Hispánico (Research Center on Spanish-speaking Caribbean). She also co-idrected the research group Caribe Plural (Plural Caribbean)  at the University of Bordeaux.

In the framework of the CARHISP, Michèle Dalmace intervened on several thematics such as the work of Cuban artist Abel Barroso, of Puerto Rican Pepón Osorio, and on Caribbean artists’ strategies in the art field and on installation art in the Caribbean.

Michèle Dalmace was curator for the following events : Art de la Caraïbe Insulaire at the Musée d’Aquitaine of Bordeaux, France (2008) ; Morceaux choisis des artistes cubains Los Carpinteros at the University Michel de Montaigne in Bordeaux, France (2006) ; Equipo Crónica at the IVAM of Valencia, Spain (2007) and at the Museo Nacional de Reina Sofía of Madrid, Spain ; Arnaldo Roche Rabell : Fraternos at the Museo de Arte de Ponce in Puerto Rico (2003) ; Equipo Crónica : Obra Gráfica y Múltiples at Bilbao’s Museo de Bellas Artes Spain (1988).

Lately, she was jury of the 7th BAVIC – Bienal de Artes Visuales del Istmo Centroamericano, in Nicaragua (2010) ; jury of the 1st Caribbean Triennial in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (2010) r of the 22d Concurso León Jiménes in Dominican Republic (2008).

In the framework of the CARHISP, Michèle Dalmace intervened on :
Frontières ou régulations ; quand les murs tombent (Borders or regulations, when walls fall), 2010 – for Abel Barroso’s exhibition at the Centre Saint Rémi.
Frontières virtuelles dans l’art de la Caraïbe (Virtual Borders in Caribbean Art), 2009.
Pepón Osorio et l’installation (Pepon Osorio and installation), 2007.
Résistance politique et artistique dans la Caraïbe : Un nouveau processus de résistance en art : l’installation dans la Caraïbe (Political and artistic resistance in the Caribbean: a new process of resistance in art : installations in the Caribbean), with Marianne de Tolentino, 2006.
Installation et résistance chez les artistes dominicains et cubains (Installations & Resistances in Cuban & Dominican Artists), 2006.

Recently she intervened in the seminar Encuentro de Lugares, from 9 to 12 February 2011, in Cartagena de Indias in Colombia, on the topic of “Communication on Art and Thoughts in the Caribbean”.

In addition to her publications in magazines and catalogues, Michèle Dalmace is the author (or director of publication) of several books such as Victor Vazquez : 1989-2007, Seraphin Gallery, 2008 ; La Caraïbe : Culture et Paradigmes, L’Harmattan, 2009 ; or La mer caraïbe, espace de migrations, de pertes et de résistances, L’Harmattan, 2010.