Catherine Rannou FRANCE
0033 (0)6 86 17 94 09
cath.rannou@wanadoo.fr
http://catherine-rannou.com


Catherine Rannou was born in 1964 in Chartres - Eure & Loire, France. She is an architect and graduated from the School of Architecture, Paris Tolbiac. She also has a Certificate of Professional Aptitude as a carpenter.
The main focus of her work is in architecture, design and visual arts. In 1990 she was awarded the EUROPAN prize and since then she has been recognised for her research into experimental housing in urban gap sites. Her work has been shown at the Pompidou Centre in Paris and internationally.
In collaboration with I. Devin, architect, she designed and created ‘the Garden of Winds’ (1991), and the ‘Garden of Dunes’ (1998) for the Parc de La Villette, two parts of a cinematic promenade designed by Bernad Tschumi.
In 1994 she was invited to participate in the exhibition ‘Les Ateliers de L’ARC’ in the Museum of Modern Art, Paris where she exhibited some of the material designed and displayed in the Parc de La Villette.
During a residency in Sarajevo in 1996, she produced her first videos around the theme of contemporary ruins. An installation, ‘Projections’, using images and construction site rubble was shown at the Limerick City Art Gallery in Ireland (curator: Virginia Perz-Ratton / Costa Rica) and in La Passerelle Art Centre in Brest, France in 2008 (curator: Ulrike Kremeier / Germany). More recently, a video showing the colonisation of the green algues on the Brittany coast will be projected during the up and coming Limerick Biennale of Comtemporary Arts (curator: Salam M. Hassan / New York).
Since 2004, Catherine Rannou has been teaching at the National School of Architecture in Rennes, Brittany and has been designing housing in a collaborative cross-over between art & architecture and with agricultural hangar constructers. In 2006, she designed a self-made house out of containers, ‘Derniers Voyages’ (Last Journeys).

After a successful application in 2006 to go to French Artic Base, Dumont d’Urville, she boarded the Astrolabe, the Paul Emile Victor French Polar Institute (IPEV) ship. Her interests at that time were focused on the constructions and the movements on unexplored territory, where the to and fro of equipment, waste and the inhabitants became the focus of her first Arctic experience.The first results formed the works ‘Déplacements habités’ and ‘Cartographie de l’éphémère’ concerned with a mapping of the Artic landscape.
The French Foreign Office Bursary, ‘Culture France – Hors les Murs’ will allow her to pursue her research in collaboartion with the IPEV and the glaciology laboratory of L.G.G.E. in Grenoble. During the 2008-2009 austral summer, she will go to the bases Dumont d’Urville and Concordia to develop her project for a ‘GlacioMobile’ (a mobile shelter and scientific laboratory). It also will provide the opportunity for her to pursue her work on ephemeral cartography and travel within the polar context.
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EDUCATION

2004 Professor of Architecture at Rennes School of Architecture, Brittany.
MASTER 2
Theory and Practice in Architectural and Urban
ENSAB- .Ministry of Culture & Communication.

1991 Albums de la Jeune Architecture Ministère de l’Equipement

1988 Architecte DPLG

1986 High Institute of Technology Georgia Tech ATLANTA USA
Summer workshop : Atelier John HEJDUCK
CAP in Carpentry

1983- 88 School of Architecture, Paris Tolbiac UP7

1983 Bac D Versailles Academy
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BURSARIES - RESIDENCIES

2008 CULTURESFRANCE HORS LES MURS « LE GLACIOMOBILE »
Prize winnning project- Ministry of Foreign Affairs- IPEV

2006- 077 Arts aux Pôles (International Year of the Poles)
French base in Antarctica - Dumont d’Urville & station Cap Prudhomme - Terre Adélie
IPEV Paul Emile Victor Polar Institute & Art aux Pôles

2003 Bursary DRAC Brittany.
Ministry of Culture and Communication
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ARCHITECTURE (selection of projects)

2008-2009 MAISON HANGAR Experimental house
Finistère, France

2007-2009 MAISON RECYCLéE self made experimental house
made from 3 x 40 foot containers
Côte d'Armor, France

2005- 06 MAISON + OU - Experimental house Finistère, France
Contemporary Architecture Prize, Brittany, 2006


2000 RESTRUCTURING OF IRCAM RESEARCH LABORATORIES Georges Pompidou Centre
Paris, France

1998
HABITATS DE LOISIRS Center parcs Heijderbos The Netherlands


1996 KIOSQUES (competition) Le Grand Louvre
The Tuileries Garden Paris, France

1995 JARDIN DES DUNES Playful Installations
Parc de La Villette Paris, France

1993 MUSIC SCHOOL Croix, France

1993
EUROPAN REALISATIONS 40 experimental apartments, Nantes, France

1991 JARDIN DES VENTS Playful Installations
Parc de la Villette Paris, France

1989
EUROPAN 1 Prize winner of the First International Competition Ministry of Public Works
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TEACHING- RESEARCH

2006- 07
VIDEONOTES 1-15
Brittany School of Architecture
Creation of a teaching tool for architectural projetcs using video
Images& production: C.Rannou
Loop sequences& editing 26mins.max.
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WORKSHOPS

2008 Brest School of Fine Arts FRANCE

2007 Brest School of Fine Arts FRANCE
2005- 06 Cornwall School of Art Quimper FRANCE

1999 Conference Architecture & Communication "Innovation in Question"
Lille School of Architecture FRANCE

1998 Dept. Of Architecture ROME, ITALY
Dept.of Architecture Regio Calabre, ITALY
Architecture Institute Villa Borghèse ROME
Strasbourg School of Architecture FRANCE

1996 6ème Mostra Internationale VENICE ITALY
Night of Architecture in Venice
Venice School of Architecture, Italy
School of Fine Arts Paris France
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ARTIST PRACTICE

EXHIBITIONS


2008 « Projections » Modern life/Revisited Passerelle Art Centre, Brest, France

2007 « L’odyssée blanche » Centre for Technical Science and Industry, Normandy, Caen, France

2006 "Plan d'évasion" Art & Essai Gallery Rennes University 2, France
"36 histoires de maisons" Arc en rêve Architecture Centre CAPC Bordeaux, France
"Surfaces Utiles" ST JULIEN Chapel Petit Quevilly, France
"Espace habitable / apparitions d'habitations" Experimental Artistic Practice, Site Rennes, France

2004 "rond-points" in collaboration with Stefan Rohner photographer
Kunstraum Kreuzlingen, Kreuzlingen SWITZERLAND
"rond-points" in collaboration with Stefan Rohner photographer
"Lo real capturado" CCCB Centro Culturalo Contemporaneo de Barcelona
"Je nage"
" Rivages" ODDC-Brittany Regional Council Contemporary Art Fund (FRAC) Town of Saint Brieuc, France
"Zoom Audio"
Living Architecture Festival, Paris, France, Curator APACK
2003 « Projections » EV+A 2003 Limerick City Art Gallery, Ireland,
Curator: Virginia Perez-Ratton (COSTA RICA)
"Silos" La minoterie, PENZE, France

2002 CAPTURES 7.0 ROYAN Art Centre, France

2001 « Petits hommes verts 2» EV+A 2001 Limercick City Art Gallery, Ireland
Curator: Salah M Hassan USA

1999 "Plein air-exposition" Chez Valentin Gallery, Paris, France
Curator: Anne Fremy
"8 & WILLEM " Aedes Gallery, Berlin supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (AFAA)
Curator: Christophe Bent
1996 "Hyperception" Lavoir Moderne Parisien, Paris, France
1994 les ateliers 94 de l’ARC City of Paris Museum of Modern Art, Paris, France
Curators: Suzanne Page-Béatrice Parent

1990 "l'EUROPAN" Georges Pompidou Centre, Paris, France


RESIDENCIES & 1% FOR THE ARTS


2009-10 1% For the Arts, Brest : Former cinema « le Mac Orlan »
making of a 16mm film around the deconstruction and reconstruction of a cinema /projection box?

2006- 07 Art at the Poles (International Polar Year Programme)
French Arctic base Dumont d’Urville and station Cap Prudhomme - Terre Adélie
Experimental Residency leading to an Architectural Project
Tristan Corbières Lycée MORLAIX, France

2004 "rond-points" in collaboration with Stefan Rohner photographer
Kunstraum Kreuzlingen, Kreuzlingen, SWITZERLAND

2002 CAPTURES 7.0 ROYAN Art Centre, France

1996 SARAJEVO 96 /Production of video and installation work
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PUBLICATIONS

CATALOGUES


DES ARCHITECTURES VIVES 26 architectural installations
Curator A-pack Archibooks Le Gac Publication + Sautereau Publication 2006
DESIGN FOR FUN 2 Links International Publication Barcelona 2005
DESIGN FOR FUN 1 Links International Publication Barcelona 2004
ON THE BORDER OF EACH OTHER EV+A 2003
Limerick City Art Gallery Ireland Curator: Virginia Perez-Ratton 2003
- 40 THE NEW GENERATION OF INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE Zone Attive SKIRA Publication 2002
COTE A COTE Contemporary Art. Atelier d'Estienne Publication 2001
EXPANDED EV+A 2001
Limerick City Galery of Art Ireland Curator: Salah M Hassan 2001
JUNGE FRANZOSISCHE ARCHITEKTUR Galerie AEDES publication Berlin - AFAA 1999

SPECIALISED PUBLICATIONS (magazines and reference books)

ARCHISTORM text by Aurélien Gillier janv
ARRIMAGE
DICTIONNARY OF APPLIED ARTS AND DESIGN
TOWN AND COUNTRY LANDSCAPES
ARCHI MADE Lausanne Polytechnic, article by Lucas Merlini
INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE CREATED
NATIONAL VISUAL ART CENTRE
"New creators, new mouvements" éditor: R. Edwards-Journalist: F. Chaslin
40 THE NEW GENERATION OF INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE Skira architecture library
TECHNIC AND ARCHITECTURE Journalists J.F. Pousse, M.C. Loriers
" Organising Public Spaces" publication: LE MONITEUR writers: A. Boyer- E. Rojat-Lefebvre
LE MONITEUR DES TRAVAUX PUBLICS Journalists: E. Alain-Dupré, G. Davoine, Jacques Franck Degioani
LE MONITEUR ARCHITECTURE spécial issue "a year of architecture" Journalist: J. Garnier
D’A - Journalist: F. Accorsi
AMC LE MONITEUR
ARQUITECTOS
ART PRESS
REVUE 02

PRESS REVIEWS


LE MONDE Journalist: F. Edelman
LIBERATION Journalists: N. Charvet, M.D. Arrighi, S. Wolf
IRISH TIME-
CONNAISSANCE DES ARTS Journalist : F. Rambert
BEAUX ARTS MAGAZINE
BIBA photos Mark Andrew
ELLE
TELERAMA
OUEST FRANCE
ARCHITECTURES A VIVRE