Margaux Derhy

Margaux Derhy’s figurative paintings, textile works and ceramics are conceived as soft remedies to personal trauma of love and loss. The multimedia artist received a Postgraduate Diploma from Central Saint Martins (2019) and the MA Painting from the Royal College of Art (2021). She attended several residencies including Al Maqam in Marrakech, Morocco, Studio Kura in Fukuoka, Japan (2018) and Greatmore Studios in Cape Town, South Africa (2017). Her works have been shown at Tate Exchange at Tate Modern and Sunday Art Fair in London (2019). In 2020, she was shortlisted for the Dentons Art Prize 2020 and some of her pieces are included in the Soho House Collection. She is based between Paris and Morocco, where she opened Massa Stories, an artist residency in a Berber Village and run the women artist community Le Cercle de l’Art.

Her Hayom objects, in collaboration with Nathanaelle Herbelin:

For painters, hands are sacred. They are the main creation tools. That’s one of the reasons Paris-based painters Nathanaelle Herbelin and Margaux Derhy were inspired by the Jewish tradition of Netilat Yadayim that calls for the washing of hands every morning as a reminder to use them for holy purposes. For Hayom, the two friends and artists have chosen to link the action of washing the hands to the world of the sea, by referring their water vessels to both seagulls and shells.