I am an artist and anthropologist. My work focuses on exploring the relationship between art and politics.
I am currently based in Jerusalem. Before that, until 2015, I was in Nevada, USA. I went there in 2011, in the footsteps of my maternal great grandfather. Whereas he came as a Basque sheepherder from rural France in the 1920s, I left Europe to take on the position of professor at the University of Nevada Reno’s Center for Basque Studies. I am French and Basque on my mother’s side, and British on my father’s, but consider myself at home in many places, currently learning Hebrew and Arabic.
In the Bar du Marché, Bayonne, with the owners, Basque Country, 2006.
Jeannot Erramun poses for me in Bar du Marché, Bayonne, Basque Country, 2006.
Painting Fleur du Désert, Florence, 2009. Photo by Niccoló Tognarini.
Landscape painting by the village of Sare, Basque Country, 2007.
Doing the portrait of Anna Mueller-Debus in Florence, 2009. Photo by Niccoló Tognarini.
Painting Arthur Weststeijn in Florence, Italy 2009. Photo by Niccoló Tognarini.
Niccoló Tognarini poses for me in Florence, Italy, 2009.
Nestor Basterretxea poses for me at his home in Hondarribia, Basque Country, 2009. Photo by Juan Pablo Zabala.
Doing the portrait of Jose Antonio Sistiaga at his home in Sokoa, Basque Country, 2010. Photo by Juan Pablo Zabala.
Working with Joan Arrizabalaga at her home in Reno, USA, 2012.
Painting Tom Blakely at the Chicago Arts Incubator, USA, 2013.
Frances Melhop posing for me in the motel room at NadaDada, Reno, USA, 2014. Photo by Jack Deming.
Working with Katie Stewart at the Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, USA, 2014. Photo by Craig Campbell.