Stéphane Verlet Bottéro
Stéphane is an independent curator, researcher and artist based in Paris. Originally trained with an MSc in Environmental Engineering and graduated with an MFA in Arts and Sciences from Central Saint Martins College, London, he has researched the contribution of contemporary art to environmental humanities and Earth biopolitics. He is currently a lecturer at Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs and Ecole Centrale in Paris. At the crossroads between art and anthropology, his artistic and curatorial interventions involve mobile assemblies as a methodology to constitute collaborative research platforms and generate ecologies of perception attentive to inaudible or repressed narratives – from a sailing expedition on the Great Lakes with scientists and environmental activists to an artist encampment in Paris suburban farms or a transhumant residency with shepherds of Asturias. As curator of the NA Project fund for art and environment since 2011, cofounding agent of the art and agriculture platform Inland since 2012, curator of the art and permaculture platform Zone Sensible in Saint-Denis (France) since 2016, associate artist-researcher of the European programme “From Conf ict to Conviviality” at Ensad Paris since 2017, he has worked extensively on issues of environmental resistance and grassroots alternatives with diverse social groups – shepherds, artists, scientists, urban farmers, migrant craftspeople… He recently co-published Même si on pense que c’est foutu (L’Harmattan, Paris, 2017). He is associate researcher at Unbewitch Finance Lab with a focus on the financialization of nature.