Professor in Aesthetics, Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris
Clélia has taught at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris since 2011 (Department of Theoretical Education / Philosophy of Art). Her early research focused on the relationship between art and science, as elaborated by art psychologists and phenomenologists. Today, her research is oriented towards contemporary Japanese aesthetics and its hybrid objects, such as design, advertising, architecture, and perceptive spaces. She successively obtained scholarships from the CNRS and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science in 2014 and in 2016 to conduct research on young Japanese artists and their approach to the Fukushima disaster. As part of her interest in Japan, she is in charge of the partnership with the Tokyo University of Fine Arts, which is supported by the Carmignac Foundation and Lupicia teas. She also runs a graduate seminar on the Grand tour of artists and theoreticians in Asia (seminar co-directed by Antoine de Baecque and open to students in the PSL, ENS, La Fémis and Beaux-Arts schools).
Negotiation and Negation: Thinking "Chiiki (Community) Art" from a Historical Context by Kodama Kanazawa, senior deputy director of curatorial affairs at the Towada Art Center, Aomori, Japan and Clélia Zernik, professor in aesthetics at The Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts de Paris