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Philippe Quesne (b. 1970, Paris) studied visual arts and graphic design at l’école estienne and set design at l’école des Arts Décoratifs de Paris. For the past ten years he has designed for theater, opera, and contemporary art exhibitions. Quesne conceived, directed, and designed the set for La Démangeaison des Ailes (The itching of the Wings, 2003), Des Expériences (an evolving project set in diverse spaces such as an art gallery, a forest, a pond, and a wasteland from 2004 to 2006), D’après Nature (2006), L’Effet de Serge (2007), La Mélancolie des dragons (2008), Big Bang (2010), and Swamp Club (2013). Since 2004, his company Vivarium Studio has produced and presented in France and abroad. Quesne has also created site-specific projects, such as Pour en finir avec les simulateurs (2004), Échantillons (2006), Point de vue (2007), and Groupuscule (2007). He is the editor of three booklets as well: A few actions in natural environments (2005), Simple thoughts about the presence of nature in urban environments (2006), and Thinking about the end of the world in costume by the sea (2009).