Cove Park’s third residency as part of the Magnetic programme has been awarded to the Marseille-based artist Laure Vigna.

Laure Vigna (b. 1984) is a French artist and practice-based researcher living and working in Marseille. She’s a recent graduate from the MA Art and Ecology at Goldsmiths University of London (2022) and holds an MFA from ENSBA Lyon (2008). She is participating in the second Dunkirk Triennial which runs until January 2024 and has exhibited at: CIAP Vassivière, Beaumont-du-Lac; MO.CO Panacée, Montpellier; DOC, Paris; Pneuma, Lisbon; Centre d’art du Parc Saint Léger, Pougues-les-Eaux; Rogaland Kunstsenter, Stavanger; Mon Chéri, Brussels. In 2015, she was the recipient of the Pollock Krasner Foundation grant and was the laureate of the Étants donnés programme organised by the French Institute, the FACE Foundation and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States for a residency at Yucca Valley Material LAB in 2019. Her works are held in public collections in France.

Cove Park is delighted to be the Scottish residency taking part in Magnetic, a new Franco-UK network bringing together four organisations from France and four from the UK to create a programme of funded residencies for visual artists based in both countries. The participating venues are: CAPC in Bordeaux, CRAC Occitanie in Sète, FRAC Grand Large in Dunkerque, Villa Arson in Nice, and four in the United Kingdom for French based artists – Wysing Arts Centre in England, Flax Art Studios in Northern Ireland, Aberystwyth Arts Centre in Wales, and Cove Park. Now in its second year, Magnetic is building an expanding network of partner institutions with shared commitments and values.

Magnetic is a programme of Fluxus Art Projects, which is supported by the Institut français du Royaume-Uni, the Institut français, French Ministry of Culture, French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, Arts Council England, Creative Scotland, Arts Council of Wales/Wales International, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, the British Council, and its private patrons and friends.

Image: photography by Martin Argyroglo / Installation view “Chaleur Humaine” curated by Anna Colin and Camille Richert, triennial Art & Industry, LAAC, Dunkerque, 2023, CNAP collection, sculptures realised with the support of Fondation des Artistes.