At Lacoux, the artist has made new works including a site-specific project reversing construction standards and extending reflection on natural and built-up space. Forh-ist, the title that she has chosen for the exhibition, is a Frankish term and one of origins (Carolingian) of the word 'forêt' (forest). By choosing this, Julia Cottin highlights the archaeological dimension of her work and her desire to superimpose different periods of forms and architecture.
Born in 1981 in Chalon-sur-Saône (Saône-et-Loire), Julia Cottin lives and works in Paris. She qualified at the Ecole supérieure d’art et design de Saint-Etienne, gaining a Diplôme National Supérieur d’Expression Plastique (DNSEP) in 2006) after spending her fourth year at the Art Institute of Chicago.