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What traces are passed down to us and how do they enable us to (re)compose stories? Milena Desse’s work focuses on making voids perceptible, on shaping them, as if to make tangible the narrative potential of which they are vectors. Words are there, like elusive and fragmentary hints which, by their articulation, attempt to give silences a voice. Space is full, full of invisible, full of impalpable, but full anyway. Breathable.


Milena Desse is a french artist based in Brussels. She works in various formats and mediums, such as media-installations, performance, writing, and film. Time, memory and language often sit at the very center of her preoccupations.

Her work has been shown internationally in Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center (Ramallah, Palestine), Khiasma (Paris, France), KHM Gallery (Malmö, Sweden), Kunstbiograf at Artoteket (Copenhagen, Denmark), and in Belgian art centers such as Argos center for art and media, Kaaistudios, Netwerk centrum voor hedendaagse kunst, Kruidtuin/Botanique.


She studied photography in ENSAV La Cambre, and then visual and space arts in Konsthögskolan i Malmö in Sweden and Ecole de Recherche Graphique in Brussels.

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