Hervé Constant is a London-based French artist. He was born in Casablanca, Morocco and was brought up for over ten years in Hyeres, South of France. He studied theatre acting at the Conservatoire de Toulon before obtaining a grant to further his studies at the Ecole Nationale Superieur des Arts et Technique du Theatre in Paris.
Hervé’s work is a mixture of different interests, social and cultural influences.
Recent projects involve video, photos and sounds and Artist's Books. Hervé Constant’s most recent exhibitions were at: 7 Encuentro International Poesia Visual Sonora Experimental, Buenos Aires Argentina. His book ‘Killing’ was part of a show displayed at Kaleid Editions London Plasto-Baader-Books Exhibition of Unique Artists’ Books 2009. His work is shown and in the collection of MONA, Museum of New Art, Detroit USA. PI-Five video/short films festival, National Museum in Szczecin Poland. A sound recording of his was included in ‘Sound Fetish’ WPS1 at the Venice Biennale 05 and is now part of the Archive of MOMA New York. Project 59, 59 Seconds Video Festival, touring to Brooklyn NY, Alfred University NY, and at the Academia Internacional de Cinema, Sao Paulo, Brazil; curated by Irina Danilova, March 2007. Most recently the video called ‘Run’ was selected by the Hayward Gallery London as part of the 60 second Surreal; the projection took place at the National Film Theatre. Recent projections have taken place in Roma, Studio Ra, FEST'AFILM FESTIVAL AMADIS DU FILM Montpellier and ‘Visions in New York City’ Gallery Macy NY in 2009.
His film called ‘Between Two Worlds’ 8mn was shown at the Barbican Film Festival, Cinema 1 the 2 July 2007 6pm. In October 07 the same film won the competition ‘I LOVE LONDON’ organised by Filmaka and sponsored by LOVEFILM.
From a selection of 59 International audiences Hervé’s video ‘Dance in 59 Seconds’ was selected amongst the 59 top videos in the 59 Seconds Videos Festival 2009.
A series of his paintings were shown last April at Kings Place, London during the event organised by Poet in the City “Rimbaud & Verlaine”.
The Pitzer Art Galleries based in LA is showing 'WRIT LARGE', Installations by artists Marcus Civin, Patrick Hebert and Hervé Constant. It is curated by Ciara Ennis and is from 29 July - 10 September 2010. His next exhibition ‘The Mystical Self’ is taking place in Verona and Milan later this year. VIDEO ART PROJECT for ARTVERONA 2011 curated by Cecilia Freschini