BIOGRAPHIE ALAIN GOETSCHY – Marseille
Marseille – Alain Goetschy studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Lyon (graduated in 1978), and then Art History in Strasbourg. For several
years he worked as a fishmonger at La Criée in Marseille, before working in public art, concentrating on the life of the city and its inhabitants.
He is the co-founder of several associations, including Artifices Plasticiens Associés, Latinissimo and La Fiesta Des Suds.
He is the founder and director of the artistic enterprise ‘Territoire – ferronnerie, design, art monumental’.
The winner of several national competitions, around ten of his works are displayed in public places.
After an expressionist period, his work has translated a certain neutralisation from a vision for 20 years.
He voluntarily declines the offer of ‘faire-voir’ to place the audience in front of the impossibility of seeing what it presents or represents, putting it out of sight.
Discretion, or the art of disappearing.
*Prix de la jeune peinture, Musée de Toulon, Head of exhibition: Marie Claude Baud.
*Medalled by the town of Montpellier.
*1st place nationally given by RSE.
*1st place Grand Sud de l’entreprise, le Moniteur.
*Patron of Sud since 2014.
Midnight Circle : Michel Field, Alain Goetschy, William Alsop (architect), Bernard Blistène (Director of the Musée National d’Art Moderne).
- Antenne 2 / FR3 National / M6 / TMC / Urbanisme / Télérama / La lettre de la Dive / Technique et architecture …
2016 / 2018
– Exhibition: Gallery 200RD10 Contemporary Art October 2018 “pratiques du paysage”
- Studio works: studies on waves
“Square of calm sea” – installation project on the peak of the Great Meteor, Atlantic Ocean
Study on the dynamic of waves, project for the geographic centre and barycentre of the Mediterranean sea
Large format studio drawings and pastels
-Establishment of a new studio in the Cap 15, regrouping several artists in Marseille, Provence
-Exhibition: Open Day Cap15.
-Distance oneself from the race in favour of walking
-Handover of the artistic enterprise ‘Territoire’.
2006 / 2013
-Design for La Villa Méditerranée Marseille J4 (4000 m2 building) – project manager : Région Sud-Provence.
-Studio works, research for ‘Square of Calm Sea’, design. « Carré de mer calme », design.
-Study in signage and street furniture for the Arbois Europôle.
-Studio break-in, many works (drawings, paintings, pastels) were stolen
-Studies for the Villa Méditerranée.
-Design of the exhibition for the prefiguration of the CRM. Dock de Marseille
-Studies for the Villa Méditeranée.
-Laureate of the ‘concours du CRM’ (Mediterranean Research Centre, the Villa) – Stephano Boeri, Ivan Dipol, Alain Goetschy, Jean-Pierre Manfredi, Philippe Coeur.
2003 / 2005
-President of the Union of rehiring firms PACA.
-Study and production, furniture and social headquarters design (collaboration with DiPol, architect) AREA (Regional Agency for Equipment and Layout
– local public layout society – PACA region)
-Study and production of the backdrop of the amphitheatre at Vaison-la-Romaine, project manager – DRAC
-Study and production of monumental light wells, archaeological site at Glanum, project manager – DRAC
-Studio works – pastels
-Study of signage in the autonomous port of Marseille
-Urban layout competition Place de la Major, collaboration with Manfredi, Vacherot, Vexlard, project manager – Euroméditeranée.
2002 / 2003
-Laureate of the urban layout competition of the Place des Pistoles (Vieille Charité), collaboration with P. Barrisain, architect, project manager – Town of Marseille.
-Place de la Joliette competition, project manager : EuroMéditerranée, collaboration with Jean-Pierre Manfredi, Architect.
–1% Artistic-Bronze and stainless steel – Les Pèlerins, dimensions: 20m x 10m x 8m, Mont Saint Michel, project manager: Normandy region.
1999 / 2013
-Creation and running of an artistic enterprise: metalwork and design – furniture, monumental sculptures, historic monument ironwork, 40 employees.
-Autonomous port of Marseille
-Conference table of the Administration Council.
-Winner of the competition of the layout of the gardens of the Hôtel du Département – Square, formal gardens, urban furniture, fountain (collaboration with Manfredi), project manager: Conseil Général des Bouches-du-Rhône
-Studies and production of kiosks for the Paris metro, project manager: RATP
-Study and production of kiosks for the towns of Aix-en-Provence, Marseille and Paris
-Creation of an artistic enterprise for design, furniture, monumental sculptures, ironwork – TERRITOIRE
-Co-running of the Fiesta des Suds
-Wall art la Major Marseille, 250 m2, project manager: OPAC.
-Travel, 4-month study with the Indians of Matto Grosso, help of the FUNAI
-Co-running of the Fiesta des Suds.
-Co-running and design of the Fiesta des Suds
-Urban furniture line, kiosks, Marseille
-Signage of the urban centre of Merlan, Marseille
-Exhibition signage and furniture, Mission Picard
-Public service improvement, Administration of the Bouches-du-Rhône.
-Co-running and design for the Fiesta des Suds
-Wall art, 250m2, project manager: OPAC.
-Founding of societies Latinissimo and La Fiesta des Suds, with Bernard Aubert, Florence Chastagnier, Catherine Vestieu
-Fleeting and clandestine installations: Drop Shadow on the Sky – Martigues, Provence
-Travels to South America and the Caribbean.
-Study and production of benches for the Senate, steel and marble, Paris.
-1% Artistic : Sculpture “The Dawn of Time”, Vitrolles
Steel, bronze, mirror and plants – dimensions: 10m x 4m x 2m
Project manager: Conseil Générale des Bouches-du-Rhône.
1988 / 1990
-1% Artistic: “Identity”, sculpture in engraved glass, Marseille Police Station
Project Manager: Roland Carta, architect
-Picasso exhibition, Arles, design and signage Médiathèque and Espace Van Gogh
Project manager: Town of Arles
-Research for “Square of calm sea anchored to the peak of the Great Meteor, Atlantic Ocean”.
-1% Artistic : “Homage to Hortense”
Sculpture in concrete, marble and bronze – dimensions: 60m2.
Collège de Fond d’Aurumy, Fuveau
Collaboration with J.M. Bourry
Project manager: Roland Carta, architect, Conseil Générale des Bouches-du-Rhône.
-Studio works: sculptures
-1% Artistic : Collège Lakanal, Archaeology of the modest farm, Aubagne
Collaboration with J.M. Bourry
Project manager: Conseil Générale des Bouches-du-Rhône
-Studio works: sculptures.
-Winner of the Place de la Comédie, Montpellier, Competition
Collaboration with J.M. Bourry, George Guye, Alain Marguerite, Gilles Vexlard
Project manager: Town of Montpellier.
1983 / 1984
-Creation of a second studio in the year of the Atelier de Lorette, with other artistis: Autard, Melgrani, Klemensievicz, Bartolani, Fabre, Mezzapelle
-Prix de la jeune peinture, Musée de Toulon, Head of the Exhibition : Marie Claude Baud.
-Founding of the ‘Artifices Plasticiens Associés’ society, with the sculptors Georges Guye and Jean Marc Bourry
Close to the Mal Assis cooperative, Artifices Plasticiens Associés takes a position on the artist and their role in society. They will
present their studies to the president, François Mitérrand. This collective, commissioned by the Pesce-Dubedout mission, established in the ‘quartiers nords’ of Marseille, created works in urban spaces.
Open-day around Richard Bacquier’s work: “L’aventure”.
-Establishment of a studio in the Pennes-Mirabeau, Provence, with sculptor J.M. Bourry
-Sculpture in the Bastide Blanche commercial centre, Vitrolles
Resin and metal, dimensions: 4m x 4m x 8m, co-creation with Georges Guye
Project manager: EPAREB (Etablissement Public des Rives de l’Etand de Berre)
-1% Artistic : bas-relief, enamelled lava
Project manager: Marseille metro
-Studio works: sculpture.
-Wall Art, La Réale – homage to Puget
Co-creation with J.M. Bourry and Piotr Klemensievicz
Project manager: Town of Marseille
-Studio works: drawings.
-Graduated from the Beaux-Arts in Lyon
-Personal exhibition : Galerie des Maîtres Contemporains, Aix-en-Provence
-Installation of large scale paintings, Lyon Satolas Airport