Ampparito spent two weeks in Besançon during the festival, exploring the city and meeting the people who live there. These two-week residencies gave rise to several projects: installations, collective actions, experiments…
Baise-en-ville is Ampparito’s first installation during the festival. During his strolls through the city, the Spanish artist noticed that many young people were carrying small bags with luxury brand motifs (otherwise known as baise-en-ville). So he designed this bench based on the motifs most often found on the bags of those who frequent it. As you sit on the bench, the marks engraved in the wood imprint themselves on your body before disappearing, like an accelerated moult for your skin.
Bien Urbain 11
2 weeks : June 9 to 25, 2023
27 invited artists : ABCDEF (DE) // Ama Split & Riky Kiwy (FR, IT) // Ampparito (ES) // Camille Bondon (FR) // Charlotte Beltzung (FR) // Christina Kubisch (DE) // Clown (FR) // Doa Oa (ES) // Dima Mykytenko (UKR) // Ella & Pitr (FR) // JOUBe (FR) // Ju Hyun LEE (KR) // Justine Caoudal (FR) // Lou Amoros Augustin (FR) // Mary et Jiem (FR) // Mujo Atelier (FR) // MZM Projects (UKR) // le collectif Ne Rougissez Pas (FR) // Red (FR) // Saturn (FR) // Simone Découpe (FR) // Vilx (FR)
Ampparito (1991) is a Spanish artist who graduated in Fine Art from the Complutense University of Madrid in 2014. After graduating, he lived in London, where he worked for an advertising agency. There, he began his mural painting practice.
Ampparito is known for his artistic work with everyday objects, such as matches, street furniture and children’s toys. He often represents these objects in his creations, giving them a new and unexpected meaning.
He is a frequent guest at urban art festivals around the world.
Anabelle Michon, Ampparito