Born in Brazzaville, Congo, Olivier de Sagazan is a painter and sculptor more and more working in the living arts: performance, dance, theater. His performance Transfiguration” created in 1998, typically involves building layers of clay and paint onto his own face and body, transforming his own identity and revealing a half human, half animal seeking to understand his true nature. Transfiguration performance have led to numerous collaborations with artists such as: FKA Twigs,  Ron Frick for the movie: Samsara,  Qiu Yang for the movie:”O”produced by Hou Hsiao-Hsien,   Gareth Pugh and Nick Knight,  Wim Vandekeybus,  David Wahl 



Bibliography : Le Fantôme dans la machine   –  Transfiguration   –   Quand le visage perd sa face   –   La Violence en Art   –  Carnet d’atelier d’Olivier de Sagazan   –   Propos sur la violence de l’art, la violence dans l’art