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Filipe Vilas-Boas is a conceptual artist born in Portugal in 1981 – lives and works in Ivry. A conceptual artist, her work explores our use of technology and its ethical and aesthetic implications. Playing on the porosity between the IRL and URL worlds, his creations combine recovery, diversion and new media. He explores in particular the accesses and excesses of the digital and tries to materialize the ethical and aesthetic implications.

A self-taught artist, his practice began in 2008 with network interventions in the public space. The same year, he began to exhibit, among other things, at the FIT Freie Internationale Tankstelle in Berlin. From 2014, he participated in Nuit Blanche with an interactive celestial vault within the Saint-Eustache church. In 2015, he presented his first personal exhibition at the Flaq gallery in Paris and took part in the Musée Passager. His work has been highlighted in two editions of the book Portuguese Emerging Art in 2018 and 2019.

He now regularly exhibits his works in France and abroad.

Why I Welcome is an interactive installation that uses a database from a refugee reception platform. Since 2015, the SINGA association offers, through its program “J’accueille!” to unite French families wishing to welcome a refugee into their home. At the end of 2022, the program has several thousand hosts. The Installation reveals their motivations by projecting them into the palms of visitors. Why I Welcome will join the permanent collection of the National Museum of Immigration History | Palais de la Porte Dorée, which will reopen its doors on June 17, as part of a focus on Dana Diminescu's research work inherent in hospitality and connected migrants. Exclusive presentation at the Gaîté Lyrique – Factory of the time, throughout its opening weekend: from May 12 to 14, 2023.




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