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.
Kalos-Sthénos is a permanent installation from french artist Fanny Allié, commissioned by Rubis Mécénat for the Parc des Sens in Saint-Priest, France.
I designed Kalos-Sthénos, a park bench in the form of a young man working out. The model for this bench was doing street workout in Thompkins Square, Manhattan, NY, when I asked him to pose for me. The bench is a positive, poetic and vibrant presence within the Parc des Sens, aiming to gather young and older alike and to initiate a dialogue around its shape.
Kalos-Sthénos is the second installation from Fanny Allié in Saint-Priest. Her first artwork, Les Voyageurs, is a series of 42 human figures made out of nylon string realized in situ on one of the walls of the Société du Dépôt de Saint-Priest, a Rubis group subsidiary.