BIOGRAPHY



Argentic picture by June Loper
︎ SHORT/ Hélio Volana (1994), sound artist and performer, lives and works in Paris. They benefit from the MIRA 2024 grant from the french institute for a two month residencyMadagascar (January-February 2024). Their work were also  welcomed in Residency in various place including National Centers for Musical Creation in France ( Césaré, Reims, FR and La muse en Circuit, Alfortville, FR), and Le BAMP, Brussels, BE.

Helio graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Performance from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels, BE,  and are studying electroacoustic composition at the Conservatory of Pantin, FR.

Sensitive to the urgencies linking a threatened nature and a fractured society, their work considers sound as a space for porosity. Navigating the disciplinary boundaries of music, visual art, and performance, they have created a body of work that encompasses sound, music, performance, and installation.

Their projects are conceived as immersive hybrid soundscapes, oscillating between realism and dreaminess. The setup primarily revolves around the modular synthesizer and microphones. Hélio works with sound as an expressive material, and their musical gesture explores its roughness, ruggedness, and prominences. The artist pays special attention to sounds typically rejected in the musical process: feedback, buzz, etc.



︎LONG/ Hélio Volana (1994), sound artist and performer, lives and works in Paris.
Héli☼ means the sun in Greek and Vlana signifies the moon in Malagasy.
Between gender expressions, heritages, and disciplines, Hélio' explores the troubled and in-between zones, the places of retreat that escape categorizations."

Sensitive to the urgencies linking a threatened nature and a fractured society, their work considers sound as a space for porosity. Navigating the disciplinary boundaries of music, visual art, and performance, they have created a body of work that encompasses sound, music, performance, and installation.

Their projects are conceived as immersive hybrid soundscapes, oscillating between realism and dreaminess. The setup primarily revolves around the modular synthesizer and microphones. Hélio works with sound as an expressive material, and their musical gesture explores its roughness, ruggedness, and prominences. The artist pays special attention to sounds typically rejected in the musical process: feedback, buzz, etc.

They graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Performance from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels and are studying electroacoustic composition at the conservatory of Pantin. As a recipient of the MIra mobility grant from the French Institute, they will be in residence in Madagascar in January and February 2024, a year after participating in the collective exhibition "Feon’ala" (the cry of the forest) at the Isart Gallery in Antananarivo.

Their work has also been hosted nottably  at the National Centers for Musical Creation, Césaré (Reims), and la Muse en circuit (Alfortville), as well as in Brussels at Bamp and the La Tour à Plomb art center

As a choreographic interpreter, they have notably collaborated with Antonija Livingstone, Boris Charmatz, and Carole Douillard, performing at Lafayette Anticipation, La Ménagerie de Verre, the Louvre Museum, the Pompidou Center, and the Brigittines Theatre (Be).



















           ︎  GRANTS

        2024    MIRA, Institut Français

           ︎  GROUP SHOW

        2024    Feon’ala, Is’art Gallerie, Antananarivo, MD

           ︎  RESIDENCIES

                    2024    Institut français de Madagascar, Antananarivo, MD   
        2023    La muse en circuit- CNCM, Alfortville, FR
        2021   CNCM Césaré, Reims, FR
                    2020    Le Bamb, Brussels, BE, BE

           ︎  SELECTED PERFORMANCES
                  RADIOSHOWS-CONCERTS

                    2023    Le Générateur, Gentilly, FR
                                      Listening space, eastsideradio, 89.7 FM, Sidney, AU
                                      Les Instants chavirés, Montreuil, FR
                                      Le Zorba, Paris, FR
                                      Radio insomnia, Tiotià:ke/Montreal, CA
                                      Acousmonium de Printemps, Montreuil, FR
                                      Acousmonium de l’auditurium, Pantin, FR
                                      Vendemi‘hair, Saint-Denis, FR
                     2022   Les Instants Chavirés, Montreuil, FR
                                      DOC, Paris, FR
                                      Vendemi‘hair, Saint-Denis,FR
                                      Acousmonium de l’auditurium, Pantin, FR
                                      Cyberrance, Romainville, FR
                                      Cyberrance, Romainville, FR
                                      Miami, La Courneuve, FR
        2021   Le Bamp, Brussels, BE
                                      Acousmonium de Printemps, Montreuil, FR
                                      Acousmonium de l’auditurium, Pantin, FR
        2020   Centre d’art la Tour à Plomb, Brussels, BE
                                      Théatre des Brigittines, Brussels, BE
                                      Citygate, Brussels, BE
        2019    SNDO, Amsterdam, NL
                                       Jaccuzi, Amsterdam, NL
                                       Queer support the migrant film fstival, Amsterdam, NL
                                       Théatre des Brigittines, Brussels, BE
                                      Centre d’art La Tour à Plomb, Brussels, BE
        2018    Galerie de l’ACA, Brussels, BE
                                      Citygate, Brussels, BE
                                      Rumsteek, Brussels, BE


            ︎ PERFORMER (For/With others)

         2023   Antonija Livingstone,
                                            Ecoutes EscargotX
                                           Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR
                                            Antonija Livingstone and Emma Rose Bigé,
                                            Nocturnes Poétique
                                            Musée du Louvres, Paris, FR
        2021    Antonija Livingstone and Emma Rose Bigé,
                                            Et ce sera un endroit où...
                                            Lafayette Anticipation, Paris, FR
        2020    Carole Douillard,
                                            The Waiting Room ,
                                            Musée d’Arts, Nantes, FR
                                           ︎ Isabel Margarita Lewis,
                                            Dirty Looks
                                            Jaccuzi, Amsterdam, NL
        2019   ︎ Marcelo Evelin,
                                            La centrale for Contemporary Art,  Brussels, BE
                                           ︎ Ingri Midgard Fiksdal,
                                            Shadows of Tomorrow
                                            Le Lac, Brussels, BE
                                           ︎ Adriano Wilfert Jensen,
                                            Behavings
                                            La Centrale For Contemporary Art, Brussels, BE
                                                  Matéo de Blasio,
                                            When stories rained down
                                            Théatre des Brigittines, Brussels, BE
        2018    Antonija Livingstone,
                                            Chaud
                                            La ménagerie de Verre, Paris, FR
                                           Latifa Laâbissi and Anna Colin,
                                            Alternatives Sorcières
                                            La Rafinerie, Brussels, BE
                                           Carole Douillard,
                                            The Viewers,
                                            A Performance Affair, Brussels, BE
                                           ︎ Lygia Lewis,
                                            La tour à Plomb, Brussels, BE
                                           ︎ Fabian Barba and Esteban Donoso,
                                            Slug’s Garden
                                            MAD, Brussels, BE
                                           Doris Boerman,
                                            Interpretation of a Sculpture
                                            Théatre des Brigittines, Brussels, BE
                                           Lydia Guez,
                                            Tunning
                                            Théatre des Brigittines, Brussels, BE
        2013    Boris Charmatz,
                                            Roman Photo
                                            Forum du Blanc Mesnil, FR
                                      ︎= School Projects

            ︎ EDUCATION FORMATION

   2021-2023    Electroaccoustic studies,
                                      CRD, Pantin, FR
                    2020
        Bachelor in Performance,
                                       Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Brussels, BE
                                      Erasmus exchange,
                                       School for New Dance Development, Amsterdam, NL
        2017    EAT (Technical diploma) in Contemporary Dance,
                                       Art Dance, Toulouse, FR