Fanny Allié was born in 1981 in Montpellier, France. She graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie (National School of Photography) in Arles, France in 2005. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY, USA. She is a multidisciplinary artist exploring mostly sculpture, installation, collage and drawing. Her public artworks are created in situ and take into account the social and geographic context in which they are rooted. Princeton University, DOT Art, A.I.R Gallery, New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, Fresh Window gallery, Chashama and St Eustache Church in Paris, France have organized solo exhibitions of her work. In April 2017, Fanny installed her interactive, community-based and participatory public art sculpture Exquisite Corpse in collaboration with DOT Art and A.I.R Gallery in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. From February to April 2018, Princeton University (Woodrow Wilson School) organized a solo show of her work.
Les Voyageurs is a 70 meter long installation by the artist Fanny Allié, completed for the wall along the street rue des Pétroles in Saint-Priest, France. This project, supported by the city, is a Rubis Mécénat commission for the Société du Dépôt de Saint-Priest (SDSP).
Fanny Allié created a series of 42 human figures made out of nylon string, and representing gestures, poses and movements of the people passing by and drivers of the 4,000 vehicles that circulate daily on the main road of Grand Lyon’s industrial zone. The wall is animated by colorful silhouettes full of movement that interlink and multiply into a series of dynamic forms which create a rhythm on the surface of the bare wall while constituting a poetic gesture in the midst of an urban and industrial environment.