Frédéric Bouché is an installation artist who explores the idea of space on a grand scale. Since the creation of his first site-specific work in the Spring Street subway station in New York City in 1986, he has challenged the conventional notion of landscape reproduction through large scale installations. He has created both indoor and outdoor installations in New York, Boston, Paris, Alaska, Greece and China. Intertwining the disciplines of geography and cartography with photographic and figurative montage, he weaves a tapestry of interior and exterior; image and nature. During the residency, Frédéric will create an installation that examines the social impact of physical and cultural displacement by contrasting views from his childhood bedroom window with a 360º panorama of the Pacific Ocean.
This residency is made possible by a grant from the French Cultural Services, with additional support from BOORA Architects, RIGGA, Mike Allport, Maureen O’Connor and Francien Valk and Issac Kalisvaart. PICA’s Residency Program is funded in part through a generous grant from the Collins Foundation.