Triangle France is a non-profit contemporary arts organisation, based at Friche la Belle de Mai, a former tobacco factory located in the city centre of Marseilles. Triangle France aims to promote the emerging international art scene through a challenging and experimental program of artist’s residencies, exhibitions, events, new commissions, and publications. Triangle France supports the production and presentation of new forms of artistic activity and aims to create dynamic relationships between art, artists, and audiences both locally and internationally.
Since its founding in 1995, Triangle France has established itself as one of France's most innovative organizations supporting artists at a formative point in their career. Triangle France supports emerging artists as well as artists that are under-represented in France by collaborating with them in the development, production and presentation of important new projects that enable them to take new steps in their careers.
At the heart of Triangle France’s activity is the residency program that welcomes between 9 to 12 artists a year to Marseilles and sends French artists to partner organizations abroad. The program seeks to accompany artists in their research from project inception to realization while offering public access to artistic research and to the current debates occurring in the art world.
Some of the previous residents are: Simon Starling (1997), Virginie Barré (1998), Jim Lambie (1998), Pierre Malphettes (1998), Bruno Peinado (1998), Damien Maziere (2002), Lili Reynaud Dewar (2006), Clement Rodzielski (2007), Kara Uzelman (2009), Emmanuelle Lainé (2009), Tim Braden (2009), Dominique Hurt (2011), Jean-Alain Corre (2012), Eva Barto (2014), Dan Walwin (2016), Gina Folly (2017), Madison Bycroft (2017) and Valérie Blass (2018).
Triangle France seeks to enhance the cultural landscape in Marseilles by bringing internationally recognized artists to Marseilles, reaching new audiences, and generating dialogue with and around contemporary arts. Our exhibitions and events take place in Friche la Belle de Mai, and also in partner spaces in Marseilles and elsewhere. The program takes the form of an annual season ranging from 4 to 6 months and comprising various curatorial formats and extensive research.
Triangle France - Astérides is a funding member and cooperator of the SCIC Friche la Belle de Mai (a co-operative society of collective interest) where the organisation has been based for the past 24 years.