Vivien Poly

I started photography when I lived in Paris a few years ago. It became obvious to me that a single photo could synthesize emotions that could be expressed beyond words and break the barriers of languages. I believe that every human being is carrying a unique energy that can be portrayed and felt by the viewer as a strong and immediate message.

When I travelled to Java for the first time, I saw the great potential of the local street art scene that is animated by many communities, festivals and alternative art spaces. Since I moved to Yogyakarta two years ago as for a life and artistic experience, I fully dedicate my time to collaborating with local and international artists exploring the photo « paste-up » medium.

I am an active member of the international art collective MICRO GALLERIES and the SESAMA COMMUNITY in Yogyakarta. I’m also a former agent in the music business and filmmaker. My work in fine art photography is distributed by Art Photo Limited.

Coming shows

« ON THE WAY TO KATHMANDU » – INDONESIA, THAILAND, MYANMAR & NEPAL
Art tour with a community of artists heading to Micro Galleries Kathmandu
1-16 November

« FRENCH PIC NIC » – NEPAL Kathmandu with MICRO GALLERIES
Residency: 16 – 25 November
Production and Installation Week + Workshops : 18 – 25 November
Live Weekend: 23-25 November
Open-Air Galleries are accessible: 23 November – 7 December

Past-shows

MAP PHOTO FESTIVAL – FRANCE Toulouse – « Photocopie »
Original creation on A3 photocopy prints and Xerox long prints
20 giant artworks
4 – 24 May 2018 at « La Halle de la Cartoucherie »

L’AEROSOL – FRANCE Paris
Indoor display

B’N’B 24 – PORTUGAL Lisbon
Private project

HONG KONG WALLS (OFF)
Urban display

THE FACTORY PHNOM PENH Cambodia – « Freak Dat Thang »

FRENCH INSTITUTE IFI-LIP in INDONESIA Yogyakarta

Solo exhibition « J.A.W.A » (Just Art With Alchemy)
Collaboration with the recycled trash instrument band « Mo’ong »
A talk about « the power of imagination »
1st Feb – 15th March 2018

SESAMA ART SPACE – INDONESIA Yogyakarta
Residency program and the production of « J.A.W.A » (Just Art With Alchemy)
Solo exhibition and performances with dancers and musicians
1-30 November 2017

MICRO GALLERIES – INDONESIA Jakarta
International street art event with 50 artists in Kedai Nanas Kampung
September 2017

JOGJA NATIONAL MUSEUM – INDONESIA Yogyakarta
Street art performance

Private collection

Paris, Singapore, Jakarta, Bali, Amsterdam, Lisbon, London & Hong Kong.