Emmanuel Flipo Biography

Emmanuel Flipo




French painter, printmaker, collagist and performance artist Emmanuel Flipo was born 1958 in Agen, France. He currently lives and works in Montreuil and Pézenas.

Flipo studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Toulouse in 1977, and then from 1978-1982 at the Ecole des Arts Décoratifs in Nice. From 1983 to 1993 he operated his own drawing school in Pézenas in the south of France before traveling for the first time to New York. There he met André Emmerich, and began pursuing multi-media performance art. Flipo would return frequently to New York for work, and in 1996 created his first live piece titled "El Nino," dealing with the issue of global warming. He has since held numerous multi-media performances involving visual arts, video, music, and more.

In 1997 he founded the movement "la colectiva" and in 2001 he had a significant influence on the founding of the "Stop Art" collective in California. He settled in Montreuil in 2003, founding the studio and gallery "L'Usine 64" in an abandoned fabric manufacturing building.

Solo shows

2010 : Squat Rivoli, Paris / France
2007 : Usine 64, Montreuil
2002 : Centre d’Art « Stop Art », San José, California
1999 : Galerie Rodriguez Degranier, New York
1992 : CRDC, Rosny-sur-Seine
1988 : Galerie Hélène Trintignan, Montpellier

Group exhibitions

2017 : Art Compulsion, Montpellier
2009 : "Le Carré dans l‘Art", Galerie Blumann, Paris / France
2009: Studio of Jonathan Abbou, Montreuil
1987 - 1990 : Artist of the Gallery Blackman Havey, London
1988 : Galerie Clavé, Guadalajara, Mexico
1986 : Galerie Hélène Trintignan, Montpellier