2019 exhibitions

Retrospective of the Oeuvre gravé from the 15 January to the 19 March 2019 at Louis Nucéra Library (Nice)


Louis Nucéra Library  2 place Yves Klein – Nice – + 33 (0)4 97 13 48 90

Creation of the Conservation Fund of Bernard Alligand Oeuvre gravé  at Louis Nucéra Library in Nice.





MAGIQUES LICORNES “Magic Unicorns” current exhibition till the 25th of February 2019 at the Cluny Museum (Paris)

This exhibition presents number of works of several artists who were inspired by the unicorn, the legendary animal. Enlightened or engraved works, sculptures, tapestries, photographs and videos, including the work inspired by the hanging of the Lady with the Unicorn: The Gardens of the Unicornby Michel Butor and Bernard Alligand and She is the worldof Régine Detambel and Patricia Erbelding. FMA Art Editions 2016.

Exhibition Curator: Béatrice de Chancel-Bardelot, General Curator of Heritage.

Musée de Cluny 6 place Paul Painlevé –75005 Paris – +33 (0)1 53 73 78 00 – +33 (0)1 53 73 78 1

Exhibition on the theme of Bullfighting 14 – 23 March 2019 at the Auguste Blaizot Library (Paris)


A. Blaizot Library 164 rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré 75008 Paris – + 33 (0)1 43 59 36 58

Exhibition of paints, engravings, drawings of Bernard Alligand, Julius Baltazar, Gérard Eppelé. Presentation of the artist’s book TOROS of Robert Marteau.

Inauguration 14 March at 6pm with the artists. Discover the 3 volumes TOROS on Youtube


Previous exhibitions

RUINES D’AVENIR current exhibition till the 29th of September 2018 at the Ceccano Library (Avignon)

Divinatory poem of 7 epistles, 7 verses, 7 lines, 7 syllables, edited in 7 precious artists’ books, illuminated with original works of the poet Michel Butor and six artist friends: Bernard Alligand, Patricia Erbelding, Bertrand Dorny, Anne Walker, Maxime Godard, Gerard Eppele. With the chimerical world of the wall hanging of the Apocalypse, inhabited by angels, monsters, horsemen and prophets, a new world appears.

Conference of Mireille Calle-Gruber on the 14th of September 2018 at 6pm at the Ceccano Library.

Ceccano Library 2nd floor gallery – 2 bis rue Laboureur – Avignon, Monday to Saturday from 10am to 6pm


Return of Iceland exhibition from the 30th of November to the 15 December 2018 at the Library-Gallery Laure Matarasso (Nice)


After Paris, Brussels, Châtenay-Malabry, Strasbourg, Return of Iceland exhibition will display the recent paintings inspired by Iceland of the artist Bernard Alligand. Library-Gallery Laure Matarasso 46 Boulevard Risso 06300 Nice – +33 (0) 4 93 87 74 55



Return of Iceland exhibition 2018 (March-April) at the Art Gallery (Strasbourg)

After Paris, Brussels, Châtenay-Malabry, the exhibition of painted works by the artist Bernard Alligand “Return of Iceland” is in Strasbourg.Opening on March 23rd from 6pm in the presence of the artist. L’Estampe Art Gallery & Publisher 31 Quai des Bateliers, 67000 Strasbourg – +33 (0) 3 88 36 84 11 –





Return of Iceland exhibition 2018 (December-January) au Pavillon des arts et du patrimoine (Châtenay-Malabry)

“Journey to the end of the earth” Arts and Heritage Pavilion – 100 rue Jean Longuet – Châtenay-Malabry (92) Free AdmissionInformation on the website of the Embassy of Iceland

Bernard Alligand travels around the world. From his travels and his artist residences, he brings back more than inspirations: fragments of soil, sand, plants, fabrics. His passion for customs and cultures combined with her artistic talents give life to ethno-compositions. After Egypt, Morocco, the United Arab Emirates, Bernard Alligand merged with Iceland.

The works displayed in Châtenay-Malabry show the artist’s fascination with this island whose name literally means “ice-land”. Volcano lava, beige and black sand, pebbles, ocher mud, sulfuric mud: at each of his stays in Iceland, Bernard Alligand brings up to 120 kg of materials in his luggage. Touch and play with the material, crush the pieces and put them back together: back to his studio, the artist inspired by his “harvests” compose works that mix fire and ice. Excerpt from Châtenay-Malabry’s magazine, nov.2017.

Reading workshop LA DAME A LA LICORNE – Monday 13rd of November 2017 at 7 pm – Musée de Cluny (Paris)

Literary commentary and poems reading inspired by La Dame à la licorne.

Reading by Xavier Clion of the poems of Maria Teresa Horta, Michel Butor Aux jardins de la licorne, Régine Detambel Elle est le monde.

The session will alternate readings and workshops with Béatrice de Chancel, curator at the Cluny Museum, Régine Detambel, writer and poet, Mireille Calle-Gruber, professor at Sorbonne-Nouvelle University and writer, with the participation of the artists Patricia Erbelding, Bernard Alligand and the publisher FMA art editions.

Musée de Cluny – 6 place Paul Painlevé – 75005 Paris – Programme of the National Museum of Middle Age

RUINES D’AVENIR exhibition – from the 18th of November to the 20th of January 2018 – Librairy Louis Nucéra (Nice)

This itinerant exhibition of the book “Ruines d’avenir” began at the Angers’castle, a royal residence, from March to August 2016. She will continue its journey to Nice, where the whole book, essays, photos, sketches, videos will be displayed.

Inauguration on Thursday 23rd of November 2017 at 6pm – Free admission

Bibliothèque L. Nucéra – 2 place Yves Klein – 06000 Nice – Tél : 04 97 13 48 00


Michel Butor et Bernard Alligand artists books exhibition – from the 18th of November to the 20th of January 2018 – Gallery L. Matarasso (Nice)

Exhibition of about twenty artists books of Michel Butor and Bernard Alligand.

Vernissage Thursday 23rd of November 2017 at 8pm – Free admission

Librairie-Galerie L. Matarasso – 46 boulevard Risso – 06300 Nice


Aqua engravings exhibition – Saturday 23rd and sunday 24th of September 2017 – L’Estampe (Strasbourg)

Open weekend at the aqua engravings workshop of l’Estampe (Geispolsheim) followed by a jazz aperitif. 

Aqua engravings : Alligand, Arroyo, Hohler, Combas, di Rosa, Corneille, Bogard, Bach, Erro, Klasen, Soulié, Villeglé…

Discover Bernard Alligand’s aqua engravings collection on the Estampe’s website.Week-end portes ouvertes à l’atelier d’aquagravure de l’Estampe  (Geispolsheim) suivi d’un apéritif-jazz.

L’estampe – 31 Quai des Bateliers – 67000 Strasbourg – Tél : 03 88 36 84 11 –


2016 (December) – RETURN OF ICELAND – Galerie Marie Demange (Brussels- Belgium)

Exhibition of new works “Return of Iceland”

Extention to 4 January 2017

Galerie Marie Demange – Place du Châtelain, 23 – 1050 Brussels – Tel: +32 (0) 2 544 02 12

Inauguration of the exhibition on Thursday 8 December from 6 pm under the high kindness of Mrs Bergdis ELLERTSDOTTIR, Iceland’s Ambassador to the European Union.

View the report IcelandSee the works «Iceland»Consult the Press Kit



2016 (March-August) – RUINE D’AVENIR – Castle of Angers – Logis royal (Angers)

Ruines d’avenir, a poem inspired by the tapestry of the Apocalypse (XIIIth century) composed of 7 chapters declined in 7 books. The author, Michel Butor and 6 artists, painters and photographer: Bernard Alligand, Patricia Erbelding, Bertrand Dorny, Anne Walker, Maxime Godard and Gérard Eppelé have each illuminated a chapter with original compositions. The exhibition retraces genesis of The Apocalypse  through the presentation of sketches, manuscripts, figurines, photographs …which draw as much from both the biblical text as the tapestry of the Apocalypse of Angers. Bernard Alligand illuminated the first epistle of the limited edition with 12 numbered copies – FMA art editions. A catalog of Ruines d’avenir (facsimile of the book) appeared – Ed. Actes Sud.

VIDEO : Genesis of the book

VIDEO: Inauguration of the Ruines d’avenir exhibition at the Logis du roi, castle of Angers

Press kit City of AngersArticles: AngersMagWest France Center of National Monuments

2016 (March-April) – HOMMAGE A LUCRECE – Gallery The distant islands (Angers)

Collective exhibition : Bernard Alligand, Michel Butor, Bertrand Dorny, Gérard Eppelé, Patricia Erbelding, Maxime Godard, Anne Walker.

Dedication of the artist’s book Hommage à Lucrèce by Michel Butor and Bernard Alligand, Ed. The distant islands.

Gallery “The distant islands”




2015 (octobre) – ARTIST’S BOOKS – Bookseller Blaizot (Paris)

Presentation of the books of artists made with Kenneth White, Michel Butor, Gaston Puel, Régine Detambel, Sigurður Pálsson, Tita Reut, Salah Stétié, Jean-Pierre Geay.

Dedication of the artist’s book Les derniers jours d’Audubon by Kenneth White and Bernard Alligand, organized by FMA art editions.

Librairie Blaizot

View artists’ books by Kenneth White and Bernard Alligand


2015 (September-October) – EGYPT – Library Saint-Corneille (Compiègne)

Exhibition of Impressions of Egypt, prints and artists’ books including a collection of Michel Butor and Bernard Alligand.

Inauguration and conference with the participation of Michel Butor and Bernard Alligand.

Multimedia Library Saint-Corneille

VIDEO : Interview of the artist on the Impressions of Egypt (Alexandria)

See the prints Impression d’Egypte