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Eco-design Art Prize

(Prix Art Éco-Conception)

Supporting contemporary artists in reducing their environmental impact

In partnership with the Palais de Tokyo, supported by the French Ministry of Culture and ADEME. With the patronage of Maison Ruinart (main sponsor) and Maison Guerlain, members of the Art and Ecologie Circle of the Palais de Tokyo.

Following the success of the Prix Planète Art Solidaire in 2021, which rewarded 21 young artists working on the theme of the environment, Art of Change 21 continued its commitment to artists and its contribution to the ecological transition of the cultural sector, with the launch of a new prize: the Eco-design Art Prize (Prix Art Éco-Conception).

The prize has three objectives: to raise awareness of major environmental issues and spread the principles of eco-design and carbon footprint in the field of contemporary art, to help artists measure and reduce their environmental impact, and to support the role of artists in the ecological transition.

The Eco-design Art Prize is awarded at the Palais de Tokyo, at a ceremony with a prestigious jury. It rewards 12 winners with a three-day tailor-made workshop at the Palais de Tokyo and a financial contribution of 1,000 euros.

The workshop and coaching is organized by Art of Change 21 with recognized environmental professionals and experts invested in the art sector, and artists committed to the approach. 

The Eco-design Art Prize is a real field of experimentation and innovation in the ecological transition of artistic practices, enabling best practices to be shared each year. It gives artists the means to adapt to a world faced with global warming and declining biodiversity, and to anticipate the major changes to come.

Its first edition was held in 2023. A second edition will be launched in early 2024.

In 2024, Art of Change 21 will offer an online resource center, free of charge and accessible to all, together with a publication based on the lessons learned from the 2023 and 2024 editions of the Prize.

The Eco-design Art Prize won the Norsys Foundation Trophy in 2023.


“It was a great opportunity, a great learning experience, and some great encounters.”

Testimonial from a winner of the 2023 Eco-design Art Prize




Art of Change 21 association organizes the second edition of the Eco-design Art Prize in 2024.
It will continue to support 12 artists, at the Palais de Tokyo. This new edition is enriched by new experts, reinforced carbon impact coaching and the presence of artists engaged in the process. 

The call for applications
Applications are open from February 5, 2024 to March 10, 2024.
The Prize is open to all artists over the age of 18, French or international, residing in France and not holding a student status, and to all artistic practices in the plastic and visual arts.
To apply, simply fill in the questionnaire below, which aims to find out about the applicant’s artistic practice, identify the environmental issues linked to their practice and assess their expectations. The questionnaire is straightforward to complete, this is not a project submission. Please note the application is only available in French. 

Our distribution partners are helping to spread the call for applications.




The selection committee
A selection committee, chaired by Stefano Vendramin, Program Director at Art of Change 21, will be in charge of an initial shortlist of candidates.

The Jury
For the second edition of the Eco-design Art Prize the jury will include Julie Crenn (independent curator), Guillaume Désanges (President of the Palais de Tokyo), Yvannoé Kruger (curator, Director of Poush), Valérie Martin (Head of the Citizen Mobilisation and Media Department, ADEME), Arnaud Morand (independent curator, Head of Arts Afalula), Emmanuel Tibloux (Director of the National School of Decorative Arts), Lucia Pietroiusti (Director of Ecologies, Serpentine Galleries), Fabien Vallerian (Director of Art and Culture, Maison Ruinart), Marion Waller (Director of the Pavillon de l’Arsenal) and Alice Audouin (President of Art of Change 21).

The jury will meet on March 18 at the Palais de Tokyo to select the 12 winners.

The ceremony
The award ceremony will be held on 2 April 2024 at the Palais de Tokyo (by invitation).

The coaching
The coaching will take place during three days, on April 24, May 16 and June 7 2024 at the Palais de Tokyo.

The contributors
The contributors who will accompany the winners of the second edition include:

Artists : Julian Charrière ; Marion Laval-Jeantet (Art Orienté Objet) ; Fabien Léaustic ; Théo Mercier

Experts : Cédric Carles – co-founder of Paléo-Energétique, the Solar Sound System, Atelier 21 and RegenBox ; Fanny Legros – founding director of Karbone Prod specializing in eco-design in the arts ; Raphaël Ménard – engineer and post-carbon architect, exhibition curator and chairman of the AREP group ; Emmanuelle Paillat – expert and pioneer in carbon accounting since 2007 ; Lucia Pietroiusti – Director of Ecologies, Serpentine Galleries

Art of Change 21 : Alice Audouin, a pioneer in sustainable development and in the connection between art and the environment              

Palais de Tokyo : Mathieu Boncour – CSR and Communications Director ; Benjamin Mathia – Stage Manager

Partners and sponsors
This edition of the Eco-Design Art Prize is organized for the second time in partnership with the Palais de Tokyo.
The Prize is supported by the French Ministry of Culture and the French Agency for Ecological Transition (ADEME).
Its main partner is Ruinart, and its patron is Guerlain.




Thank you to Julian Charrière for his involvement in this Prize and for providing the visual (Julian Charrière, Towards No Earthly Pole, 2018. Courtesy of the artist).






In 2023, the Eco-design Art Prize rewarded 12 winners, chosen from 278 candidates. 

100% of the winners of the first edition of the Prize declared themselves satisfied with the support they received, and over 90% stated that the support they received would help their practices evolve.

The winners of the 2023 edition 

Pierre Clément

Raphaël Fabre

Pierre Gaignard

Agata Ingarden

Ángela Jiménez Durán

Eva Jospin

Ludivine Large-Bessette

Thomas LévyLasne

Louisa Marajo

Vincent Mauger

Théo Mercier

Manon Pretto

The 2023 edition included a prize consisting of two Life Cycle Analysis, won by artists Eva Jospin and Louisa Marajo.

The Jury
The Jury was made up of eight personalities from the worlds of contemporary art and sustainable development. They selected the 12 winners, including the two artists who benefited from a life-cycle analysis.

The ceremony
The ceremony was held on January 10 2023 at the Palais de Tokyo.

The coaching
Art of Change 21 put together a tailor-made team of experts, including a guest artist and eco-design pioneer (Fabien Léaustic), and external contributors, who helped the winners to understand the issues and impacts associated with their practice, to develop a working method and to find ecological alternatives. 

The creation of an eco-design methodology for artists was entrusted to Karbone Prod (Fanny Legros) in collaboration with Solinnen, an expert in eco-design.

100% of the winners of the first edition of the prize said they were satisfied with the support they received, and over 90% stated that the coaching they received would help them evolve their practices.

The contributors
Art of Change 21
Alice Audouin, founding president, expert in sustainable development since 2001 and independent curator
Stefano Vendramin, program director and independent curator

Palais de Tokyo
Mathieu Boncour – CSR and Communications Director
Lisa Séantier – Exhibition Production Director
Benjamin Mathia – Stage Manager
The Palais de Tokyo’s support was accompanied by visits to current exhibitions from the perspective of eco-design and the Palais’s stage management. 

Fanny Legros – founding director of Karbone Prod
Fabien Léaustic – guest artist, artist-engineer-researcher committed to eco-design for 10 years.
Cédric Carles – artist, designer and entrepreneur, co-founder of Paléo-Energétique, the Solar Sound System, Atelier 21 and RegenBox.
Aléxia Venot – designer, artist and biomaterials researcher.
Mathieu Delemme – expert in digital eco-design and Green IT.
Martin Lambert – head of the Art & Technology laboratory at Stéréolux.

Partners and sponsors
The first edition of the Eco-design Art Prize was organised in partnership with the Palais de Tokyo.
It was also supported by the French Ministry of Culture and the French Agency for Ecological Transition (ADEME).                            

Its main partner was Ruinart, and its patron was Guerlain.




The Eco-design Art Prize also won the Norsys Foundation Trophy in 2023.

Distribution partners
The distribution partners were involved in distributing the call for applications.






Photo credit: Say Who – Valentin Lecron

Hélène Geber

Hélène Geber

Hélène Geber has a degree in private law, heritage law and a master’s degree in the contemporary art market (IESA – Arts and Culture). She is mainly devoted to discovering emerging artists on the French scene who focus their research on the environment.

In May 2021 she co-founded the Sono Gallery, a young, contemporary art gallery located in the 1st arrondissement of Paris, starting from the observation that it is becoming urgent to act, and to highlight subjects that concern us all. The Sono follows an ecologically conscious approach, and aims to move towards a more sustainable contemporary art.

Geber has been active in Art of Change 21 Association since September 2021, firstly a volunteer and then a contributor.

The team

Zoé Brioude

Zoé Brioude

Zoé Brioude is a student researcher and environmental and feminist activist. Brioude is a graduate of the Master of Arts: theory/practice at PSL (Paris Sciences et Lettres) and is currently finishing her studies at the École Normale Supérieure de Paris in Arts. Her research focuses on the aesthetics of contemporary eco-conscious theater and on the implementation of the ecological transition in performing arts.
She is involved with set designers and visual artists who play a major role in the ecological transition of performing arts, thus creating a bridge between visual arts, theater and the environment. 
Her commitment also extends to her own artistic practice: she has directed four student plays between 2017 and 2021, exploring feminist and ecological issues.

Zoé Brioude joined Art of Change 21 in 2022 as COP27 Project Manager and the upcoming Eco-Design Art Awards, she also contributes to Impact Art News media and the association’s communication.



The team

Zoé Brioude

Zoé Brioude

Zoé Brioude est étudiante chercheuse et activiste écologiste et féministe.
Zoé Brioude est diplômée du master Arts : théorie/pratique de PSL (Paris Sciences et Lettres) et termine actuellement son cursus à l’École Normale Supérieure de Paris en Arts. Ses recherches portent sur l’esthétique du théâtre contemporain éco-conscient et sur la mise en œuvre de la transition écologique dans les arts vivants.
Elle s’implique auprès des scénographes et plasticiens qui jouent un rôle majeur dans la transition écologique du théâtre vivant, créant ainsi un pont entre arts plastiques, théâtre et environnement.
Son engagement passe aussi par sa propre pratique artistique : elle a mis en scène quatre pièces de théâtre étudiant entre 2017 et 2021, explorant les questions féministes et écologiques.

Zoé Brioude a rejoint Art of Change 21 en 2022 en tant que chargée de projet COP27 et Prix Art Éco-Conception, elle contribue également au media Impact Art News et la communication de l’association. 



Stefano Vendramin

Portrait Stefano Vendramin

Stefano Vendramin

Stefano Vendramin is Director of Programmes at Art of Change 21. He is also Project Lead for COP Climate since 2021 as well as Impact Art News’ sub-editor and regular contributor.

Based between Paris and London, Vendramin is an independent curator and founder of STRATA, a platform dedicated to contemporary environmental art. He also organizes the conversation series “Creators Facing Climate Emergency” for the Fondation Thalie. Since studying Political Science at the University of Warwick (UK), he has worked at digital design agency Publicis.Sapient, the museum Bourse de Commerce – Pinault Collection, the art fair Asia Now, and multi-disciplinary arts center La Gaîté Lyrique.


The team


Lucia Longhi

Lucia Longhi 

Independent curator, art critic and advisor.

Her critical writing and curatorial practice delve into the intersections of art, nature and technology. She works with galleries and institutions, curating exhibitions, providing advisory services and writing essays. She currently collaborates with Fondazione Benetton Imago Mundi contributing to the digital platform and curatorial research.

Since 2010 she contributes essays, interviews and reviews to international catalogs and magazines such as Artsy, Berlin Art Link, Artribune, Espoarte, Flash Art, Collezione da Tiffany, Digicult.

She curated a number of exhibitions in private galleries and wrote several critical texts. In 2022 Lucia Longhi founded The Language of The Sea, a program of art residencies taking place on a sailing boat across the Mediterranean Sea, with the aim to investigate the Med area under ecological, political and scientific perspectives.

She held classes, talks and seminars at: Accademia di Belle Arti di Palermo; CUBO Unipol Bologna; Università Ca’ Foscari; Fondazione Benetton Imago Mundi…

She holds a Master’s Degree in Art History at Ca’ Foscari University (Venice) with a thesis on Aesthetic Studies and she attended the NODE Center for Curatorial Studies (Berlin).

The team


Since its creation in 2014 just ahead of the COP21 in Paris, Art of Change 21 has played a key role during COP Climate (Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change). The non-profit organisation proudly organizes events under the COP banner.


Eight years after COP21 in Paris, the COP28 Climate Conference was held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from 30 November to 12 December 2023. After a year marked by record temperatures, this year’s COP aimed to avoid a temperature rise of +2 degrees before 2100. While it finally agreed on “a transition away from fossil fuels”, targets now need to be set to better integrate climate justice.
Art of Change 21 played a key role at COP28, with an ambitious programme defending the importance of art and artists in the ecological transition and action against global warming.

Opening of « Melting Point » Vilma Jurkurte, Abdelmonem B. E. Alserkal, Julian Charrière, Alice Audouin @ Alserkal Initiatives

For this COP, Art of Change 21 initiated a tripartite collaboration with internationally renowned artist Julian Charrière and Alserkal Initiatives, a socially responsible arts and culture company based in Dubai. It has also formed a partnership with France Muséums to organise a special event at the French Pavilion at COP28.



The “Melting Point” exhibition by contemporary artist Julian Charrière, held in the Project Space of Alserkal Avenue in Dubai, presents an unprecedented perspective on the beauty and disappearance of the Arctic’s glacial landscapes, which are shrinking every year as a result of global warming. In contrast, the spectacular video work “And Beneath It All Flows Liquid Fire“, depicting a burning fountain, sets the Yard ablaze as a fascinating metaphor for our Promethean drift.
From the 1st of December 2023 to the 6th of January 2024.

Vue de l’exposition « Melting point » @ Alserkal Initiatives


A round-table discussion at the COP28’s official French Pavilion, “The Power of Art to Respond to the Climate Crisis”, organised in partnership with France Museums, featuring voices from the art and culture: Alice Audouin (Art of Change 21 Founder-President), Etienne Bonnet-Cande (France Museums Deputy Director – Abu Dhabi), Talin Hazbar (Contemporary artist based in the UAE), Vilma Jurkute (Executive Director, Alserkal Initiatives) and Alison Tickell (Julie’s Bicycle Founder-CEO and member of the Steering Committee of Climate Heritage Network). 

Watch the Roundtable here.

Pavillon France de la COP28


Art of Change 21 Chair and Founder Alice Audouin also spoke during the Sustainability in Museums co-organised by the Louvre Abu Dhabi and France Muséums event during COP28 at Louvre Abu Dhabi. The panel discussion titled “How to Rewire the Arts and Culture Fields to Address Climate Change” also included Maya Allison (Executive Director, NYUAD Art Gallery) and Bruno Girveau (Director of the Palace of Fine Arts of Lille).

Watch the roundtable here.

In terms of collective work, Art of Change 21 also contributed to the wider agenda on art, culture, climate and sustainability taking place at COP28, as an active member of the Climate Heritage Network. After playing a part in the Art Culture Heritage Day during the COP27 in 2022 in Sharm el-Sheikh (Egypt), Art of Change 21 is a founding member of the Global Call to Action to Put Cultural Heritage, Arts and Creative Sectors at the Heart of Climate Action led by Climate Heritage Network. The call now counts over 1500 signatories and gave way to the ‘High-Level Ministerial Dialogue’ on culture-based climate action during COP. The Dialogue was co-chaired by the Ministers of Culture of Brazil and the UAE. On December 8th, over 25 nations joined the new ‘Group of Friends of Culture-Based Climate Action’, the goal being to establish the first-ever official UN Climate Change policy concerning the role of culture, at COP30 in Belém, Brazil, in 2025.

The programme was supported by the French company R3, at the forefront of CSR, Decarbonisation, and Energy Performance solutions, assisting companies in accelerating their transition. “Melting Point” exhibition is supported by R3 and also Maison Ruinart, the first established champagne house, deeply committed to sustainability and art, Fondation LAccolade, an international programme of artistic residencies and exhibitions at the intersection of art, environment, fragility of the living and Epson, a market leader for projectors for the last 20 years, supporting with visual technology to bring the installation to life. 


Sponsor of the ART AT COP28 programme:

Sponsors of the “Melting Point” exhibition:

For this exceptional project, Art of Change 21 tailored a passionate and experienced team, bringing skills from both the environment and art worlds. Marie-Astrid Hobohm-Girard (ex Sustainability Manager at Art Basel, ex PR at Chanel Dubai), Arnaud Morand (independent curator specialising in the Middle East), Eva Radek (former events coordinator at Climate Chance), coordinated by Stefano Vendramin, Programmes Director at Art of Change 21 and Alice Audouin, Founder-President of Art of Change 21.

Willing to reduce the environmental impact of this programme of events, all activities were carried out in partnership with local partners, and only 4 people travelled: Alice Audouin and Stefano Vendramin from Art of Change 21 (2 direct return trips) and Julian Charrière and Mathias Gramoso from Studio Julian Charrière (1 return trip Riyadh-Dubai, 1 return trip Berlin-Frankfurt-Dubai and 2 return trips Dubai-Frankfurt-Berlin). No works of art were transported.
A carbon footprint of the exhibition will be produced by carbon expert Emmanuelle Paillat (Cabinet Mutans).


Julian Charrière at the COP28


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COP27 took place in Sharm el-Sheikh (Egypt) on November 6-18, 2022. 

At COP26 in Glasgow, Art of Change 21 acted through art installations and performances by John Gerrard and Lucy Orta, and talks at the University of Glasgow and in the Blue Zone. This time, at COP27, Art of Change 21 put Maskbook back at the heart of its activity, thanks to the end of the Covid-19 pandemic, which had restricted group participation at COP26 in 2021.

Maskbook has been carried out at COP conferences and across the world since 2015. Created around the symbolism of the anti-pollution mask, which today has gained further meaning in the post-Covid context, this campaign aims to accelerate awareness of the environmental crises by calling upon the creativity of each and everyone. Linking up with leading local environmental groups (Greenish, Banlastic, VeryNile), and Egyptian photographic organisations (Photopia, Humans of Upper Egypt), Art of Change 21 sought to mobilise the Egyptian public by organising exhibitions and workshops across the country. These events were made possible thanks to the support and funding of the Schneider Electric Foundation.

At and around COP27, Art of Change 21 was able to organise numerous actions around the Maskbook project-campaign:

  • 5 workshops (Alexandria, Cairo, Luxor, Sharm El-Sheikh): open to all, encouraging individuals from Egyptian civil society to express their environmental concerns, by making their own masks from local waste materials, including plastic and other materials recovered from the Nile by Verynile.
  • An exhibition of Maskbook at COP27, in the Green Zone. Located in the Future Generations & Innovation Hub of the Green Zone, opposite the Blue Zone, the exhibition presented both the portraits made in the workshops in Egypt as well as a selection of international portraits, including some by well-known public figures, such as Sônia Guajajara. A Maskbook workshop area inside the booth also allowed visitors to create their own masks and messages for COP27 and submit online on the online gallery
  • An exhibition in Cairo following COP27 at Photopia, photography school and studio, shop, gallery & co-working space, in order to reach a wider Egyptian audience. As at COP27, a Maskbook workshop area was available for visitors to make their own mask, and the exhibition was part of the programme for Cairo Design Week. Another exhibition is also planned in Alexandria, in collaboration with Banlastic and the Goethe Institute.
  • Co-organisation & participation in a day dedicated to arts, culture and heritage during COP27, #ArtCultureHeritageCOP27, at the Sharm el-Sheikh museum. This was organised by the Climate Heritage Network, of which Art of Change 21 is a member, a voluntary, mutual support network of arts, culture and heritage organisations committed to aiding their communities in tackling climate change and achieving the ambitions of the Paris Agreement, including CultureCOP, Julie’s Bicycle, Europa Nostras, ICOM, World Monuments Fund, National Trust…The day’s events included a Maskbook workshop held on the patio of the museum, the publication of a climate Manifesto written by cultural leaders across the world, a CultureCOPAssembly that brought together a diverse array of cultural actors to explore how arts and culture at COP can support, challenge and deepen the possibility of a more just climate situation, as well as performances, music and poetry amplifying leading global creative voices on the climate emergency, including a speech by indigenous leader Sonia Guajajara
  • In order to have the campaign resonate more widely outside of the exhibitions and workshops, Art of Change 21 also encouraged participation online, through the platform where it is still possible to post one’s portrait. Some of these contributions may be included in upcoming exhibitions.

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From 1 to 12 November 2021, Art of Change 21 presented the programme ART-CLIMATE-COP26 in Glasgow, in partnership with acclaimed artists John Gerrard and Lucy Orta, in collaboration with the Hunterian Art Gallery, the University of Glasgow and the Glasgow school of Art and supported by its main partner Schneider Electric Foundation.

Art of Change 21 highlighted the major role of artists in the ecological transition, mobilized the youth, and created a dialogue between art, technology, innovation and climate during COP26. Art of Change 21’s artistic program included: 

  • Two strong artistic actions by internationally renowned and ecologically-focused contemporary artists, John Gerrard and Lucy Orta, were at the heart of this program. 
    • On November 5 and 6, Irish artist John Gerrard exhibited the work Flare(Oceania), 2021 by the South facade of the University of Glasgow, in partnership with Art of Change 21. This monumental work, a digital simulation, was specially designed for COP26. The showing was complemented by a Round Table Discussion November 6th at the Hunterian Art Gallery.
    •  French-British artist Lucy Orta, of the internationally recognized duo Lucy + Jorge Orta and Chair of Art and the Environment at University of the Arts London, staged Nexus Architecture COP26. Fifty students from the Glasgow School of Arts customized the Nexus overalls created by the artist, followed by a performance in London with students of Chelsea College of Art and the University of Arts London. This “social sculpture” has already been activated worldwide from Shanghai, to New York, Berlin, Johannesburg…
  • The Paleo-Energetic Fresco, a project led by Atelier 21, explored inventions that offered ecological alternative modes for energy production and conservation for our future. This fresco, exhibited from the 1st to the 12th November at Saltspace Gallery in Glasgow, highlighted 100 inventions dating from 1000 BC to now.
  • Two panel discussions, organized and moderated by Art of Change 21 on November 5 and 6, created a dialogue between artists, environmentally-committed young people, climate scientists and innovators/entrepreneurs. These round tables took place at the French Pavilion and at the Hunterian Art Gallery, and gathered artists (John Gerrard, Lucy Orta…), activists (Uili Loisi, Nathan Méténier…), innovators (Cédric Carles) and the corporate world (Gilles Vermot Desroches).
  • Another successful Maskbook workshop took place on 1st November, at Barony Hall in Glasgow. Maskbook took up residence at COP26 in partnership with Strathclyde University and The Glasgow School of Art.  Art students and citizens of Glasgow created masks from waste materials and bring their voices to this participatory work. 

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The 25th edition of the COP Climate conference was held in Spain at the end of last year following its cancellation in Santiago, Chile, running from 2nd to 13th December in Madrid.

Long-prepared campaigns by Art of Change 21 with its Chilean partners the Mar Adentro Foundation and the Fab Lab Santiago went ahead in the Chilean capital as planned, despite the cancellation of COP Climate. A Global Forum took place concomitantly during the COP, featuring artist’s residencies followed by an exhibition, followed by creation and environmental awareness workshops.

In response to the change of venue for the COP, Art of Change 21 designed and organized within a very short time frame a specific campaign program in Madrid which included:

  • A half-day event concerning art, innovation and climate change: Más grados ° más arte? was held at the renowned CaixaForum in Madrid, a cultural center of the city known for its famous green wall, hosting an international conference and a Maskbook workshop.
  • An additional Maskbook Workshop, in partnership with INLAND.

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On the occasion of the 24th annual UN Climate Change Conference (COP24) in Katowice, Poland from December 2-14, 2018, Art of Change 21 presented a program of events, exhibitions, meetings and workshops, at the intersection of art and major environmental issues, with the support of the Schneider Electric Foundation and the UN Environment Program. Among the highlights of the Art of Change 21 program, organized in collaboration with the three main cultural organizations of the city (the Muzeum Śląskie, the Katowice City of Gardens and the Academy of Fine Arts), are the intervention of contemporary artist John Gerrard, and the Giant Maskbook workshop, which brings together inhabitants of Katowice and participants of the COP24. In the program:

  • 4 Maskbook workshops before and after the COP with the citizens of Katowice and artists from Academy of Fine Arts
  • 5 Maskbook exhibitions in the city, from the KATO Cultural Cafe to the University of Silesia
  • 1 Panel Discussion Creative People Facing Global Challenges with the artists Lise Autogena, John Gerrard, Jeremy Gobé and the architect Marcin Szczelina.

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Creative Klima is an innovative program focused on climate, created specifically for the COP23 held in Bonn, Germany, from November 6-17, 2017. Creative Klima offers exhibitions, conferences, workshops, debates, award ceremonies, musical programming and numerous festivities just a few hundred meters from the international conference center, on the MS Beethoven Township boat on the banks of the Rhine and at the Institut français Bonn. Creative Klima brings together major players, both French and international, from the fields of social entrepreneurship, energy, culture and climate: the Association Art of Change 21, the international NGO Ashoka, the Institut français Bonn, Atelier 21 with its initiatives Paléo-Energétique and Solar Sound System, the International Weather and Climate Forum, as well as the main partner of this program: the Schneider Electric Foundation.

Creative Klima will create a unique dynamic that favors a multidisciplinary approach to the climate issue, bridging the fields of social entrepreneurship, creation and industry. The program thus includes: a conference and exhibition of the paleo-energetic timeline that proposes a chronological journey into the history of energy innovations, musical programming by the Solar Sound System, a workshop and an award ceremony for the European Prize ‘‘Social Innovation to Tackle Fuel Poverty’’ with Ashoka, a conference by Schneider Electric Foundation with French climatologist Jean Jouzel and Gilles Vermot-Desroches, Director of Sustainable Development, and a mask-creation workshop on the topic of the air pollution and the climate, with Maskbook by Art of Change 21…
The Maskbook activities by Art of Change 21 and the Solar Sound System are labeled Art4Climat by the UNFCCC & Julie’s Bicycle.

Program in English and Program in German

Check out the Facebook page and the Facebook event



For the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP22), the UN Climate Change Conference, held in Marrakesh, Art of Change 21 organized BALAD_E, a far-reaching and culturally rich event.
From November 7th to the 18th, Art of Change 21 invited the public to workshops, round-table discussions, exhibitions, artistic performances, and extraordinary gatherings around art, innovation and sustainable development.
The events took place in different emblematic locations in Marrakesh, from the Riad Yima, home and gallery of the renowned Moroccan artist and « upcycler » Hassan Hajjaj, to the Green Zone (civil society area of the COP22), to the cultural hotspot Cafe Clock.
Art of Change 21 also proposed PIKALA BALAD_E, themed bike circuits that also served as a sustainable city guide to Marrakesh, produced in collaboration with Pikala Bikes and the CMEM.
Among the speakers: researchers Jean Jouzel and Jean-Michel Valantin, social entrepreneurs Tristan Lecomte, Adnane Addioui, Arnaud Mourot and Mamoun Ghallab, artists David Buckland et Hassan Hajjaj, women leaders in the field of ecological transition such as Myriam Maestroni, Fettouma Djerrari, Nathalie Bastianelli, and Helena Molin Valdes, stylist Amine Bendriouich, architect Manal Rachdi, and many more.
Finally, Art of Change 21 launched its Arabic language version of the Caire Game website.
BALAD_E was supported by our partners, the Schneider Electric Foundation and the United Nations Environment Program. It was labeled COP22 event and a COP22 project and was organized in partnership with Hassan Hajjaj, Riad Yima, CMEM, Intour Marrakech, Pikala Bikes,4D, Paléo-Energétique, Yes We Green, EME, and the Climate and Clean Air Coalition.

Discover BALAD_E by video

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A international exhibition of contemporary artist on the theme of biodiversity, organized by Art of Change 21,
which took place at the IUCN World Conservation Congress and at La Traverse, in Marseille.

Curator: Alice Audouin
Main partners: Schneider Electric Foundation, LVMH
Institutional partners: French Biodiversity Office, Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs
With the sponsorship of Maison Ruinart

The biocenosis (a scientific term inaugurated by the German biologist Möbius in 1877), or community, corresponds to all living beings (animals, plants, fungi, bacteria, etc) established in the living space and linked by reciprocal dependence. At a time when biodiversity is collapsing in the face of the destruction of natural spaces and global warming, Art of Change 21 activated an artistic biocenosis at the heart of the Marseilles biotope, around the challenges of the 21st century. Together, these artists formed a community to provoke emotions, exchanges, ideas and engagement.

Biocenosis21 brought together 14 French and international artists who are the most inspired and committed to biodiversity within the IUCN Congress and at La Traverse (Marie-Sarah Adenis, Art Orienté Objet, Thijs Biersteker, Julian Charrière, Marcus Coates, Abdessamad El Montassir, John Gerrard, Jérémy Gobé, Caroline Halley des Fontaines, Camille Henrot, Janet Laurence, Lin May Saeed, Tomás Saraceno, Michael Wang), and gave carte blanche to Photoclimat.

Biocenosis21 integrated eco-design into its approach. The artists were selected from the same geographical area, with other concerns including: grouping of transport, more ecological printing solutions and artists and teams who travel by train. These were some of the prerequisites applied in the organization of the exhibition, with the enlightened advice of the Karbone Agency, founded by Fanny Legros – also a member of Art of Change 21. An environmental assessment of the exhibition will be published including, among other things, its carbon footprint.



Hall Generation Nature Area, from 4 to 11 September
Collective exhibition. Artists: Marie-Sarah Adenis, Art Orienté Objet, Julian Charrière, Marcus Coates, Abdessamad El Montassir, John Gerrard, Jérémy Gobé, Caroline Halley des Fontaines, Camille Henrot, Janet Laurence, Lin May Saeed, Tomás Saraceno, Michael Wang.

Hall Exhibition, booth Unesco x LVMH, from 4 to 9 September
Installation by artist Thijs Biersteker
Special edition of Wither
With the support of LVMH

Exterior Area, Generation Nature Area, from 4 to 11 September

Art of Change 21 invited Photoclimat to take over the exterior area of the Generation Nature Areas at Biocenosis21 on the oceans theme, with Mandy Barker, Christian Sardet and Les Macronautes and finally Jérémy Gobé, also exhibited at Biocenosis21.
With the support of the Schneider Electric Foundation and for partners the Tara Océan Foundation and Surfrider Foundation Europe.


La Traverse x Art of Change 21, from 27 August to 11 September
Artists: Marie-Sarah Adenis and John Gerrard.
La Traverse, new artistic residency in Marseille, puts the spotlight on two artists from the Biocenosis21 exhibition, Marie-Sarah Adenis and John Gerrard, from the end of August at the time of ART-O-RAMA.










28 AUGUST 2021


Night Gallery ART_O_RAMA
Presentation of Biocenosis21 and a culinary event
Visit of the exhibition in the presence of Marie-Sarah Adenis.
Presentation of the exhibition Biocenosis21 for the World Conservation Congress IUCN by Alice Audouin, founder of Art of Change 21, its curator.
Tasting aperitif with Baita, an association that bring together the food industry communities.
With the kind support of Maison Ruinart.
Starting 5.00 p.m.




Alcôve theme Climate Change
9.30 a.m – 2.00 p.m : Atelier Maskbook
Art of Change proposes a workshop Maskbook for masks creation, made from waste recovery, on biodiversity.

On the Big Scene of the GNA
3.30 p.m – 5.00 p.m : Round table Art of Change 21 x Sparknews
« Art, culture, the environment and biodiversity, towards a new form of art ? »
with Marie-Sarah Adenis, Cyril Dion, Nicolas Henry, Zevs…
as well as artists and designers of Masterclass Biodiversité & Art launched by the Fabrique des récits and the OFB
Animated by Alice Audouin (Art of Change 21) and Sandra de Baillencourt (Sparknews).

Hall Generation Nature Area
5.30 p.m – 7.00p.m : Guided visit of the exhibition Biocenosis21, in presence of the artists.




Alcôve theme Oceans
9.30 a.m – 7.00 p.m : Meeting around Photoclimat and its partners Tara Océan Foundation and Surfrider Foundation Europe.
Sanitary constraint : maximum 8 people in the room at the same time.

On the Big Scene of Generation Nature Area
4.30 p.m – 6.00 p.m : Round table Art of Change 21, « Exchange with the artists of the exhibition Biocenosis21 »
With the artists of Biocenosis21 and its partners : Marie-Sarah Adenis, Thijs Biersteker, Alexandre Capelli (LVMH), Jérémy Gobé, Nicolas Henry, Marion Laval-Jeantet (from the duo Art Orienté Objet), Gilles Vermot-Desroches  (Schneider Electric Foundation),…
Animated by Alice Audouin.

Culinary event and round table Biocenosis21


Instagram Art of Change 21

Instagram La Traverse
IUCN World Conservation Congress


In 2021, more than a year after the start of the pandemic, many artists, particularly young artists, are still struggling to get by.

The association Art of Change 21, specialized in the relationship between contemporary art and the environment, fully appreciates the extent of the negative impact the pandemic has had on the projects and careers of artists working on environmental themes. By their side since 2014, the association had to respond to the current emergency and help this young generation to make it through these hard times.

For this reason, in April of last year, Art of Change 21 decided to introduce the support fund Planète Art Solidaire, with the sponsorship of Maison Ruinart.

257 young artists committed to environmental issues and affected by the health crisis responded to our call for applications, which were provided in the form of a quick and simple questionnaire. Applications were open to contemporary visual artists living in France between the ages of 18 and 40, non-students, for whom the environment is an important is not the central theme in their work.

On the 9th of June, a prestigious jury chose 21 winners according to three criteria: the quality of their work, the place of environmental issues in their work and their financial situation in 2020.

On the 22nd of June 2021, 21 artists received 2000 euros each at a ceremony held in the garden of the Institut Suédois in Paris.

The laureates:
Anne-Charlotte FINEL
Jérémy GOBÉ
Vincent LAVAL
Florian MERMIN
Marie-Luce NADAL
Jean-Baptiste PERRET
Capucine VEVER

Why support artists committed to the environment? Art of Change 21 and Maison Ruinart believe that these artists help us to gain a deeper understanding of our relationship with the living world (i.e. the current pandemic) and look towards a more sustainable future. Their awareness, their commitment, as well as their inventiveness and broader vision must be encouraged and promoted, at a time in which the climate crisis is growing on a global scale.
Laureates presentation release