Sam Cambio (born as Jacques Bianco) is a reporter and an author born in 1946 in Marseille.
in Paris. 2010
|Field||poetry - journalism|
Self-taught, " son of himself ", he arose from unknown father and was abandoned by his mother at the age of three. He was raised by his grandparents of Italian origin, Rose and Félix Bellocchia in the countryside of Marseille. His grandfather, a docker, was decorated with the medal of honour of the work of the Autonomous Port of Marseille. This childhood fed the creativity of Sam Cambio and gave birth to the poem Identity.
Sam Cambio was a trainee of the IESA, Paris (Institute of higher education for the Arts), he also did a training course in the jobs of television within the framework of the INA (Institut national de l'audiovisuel), with Patrick Clement as director of training. He worked for daily paper Libération (director Serge July) from 1973 till 1978, and from 1989 till 1990 as well, as for the monthly magazine Actuel from 1991 till 1992 (director Jean-François Bizot).
He is the author of numerous articles on social phenomenons of which one of them: these dealers of the sun who tamper underground was quoted in the review of Ivan Levaï on France Inter. He wrote numerous poems among which Revolution, Identity (reproduced on the facade of the Alliance française of Kano, this poem is also in motto of the editorial of Régine Cuzin, curator of the exhibition of contemporary art Latitudes 2009), Image!? and did interviews of visual artists, writes The fractal Tom Thumb on Georges Adeagbo. In 2008 he composed the texts of artist's book Cantata, realized with Nathalie Leroy-Fiévée, painter.
Sam Cambio drafted scenarios On the Road of the Slave, Km 150, The Blue Line of Vosges (with Patrick Deval), On the track of Addi Ba (with Catherine Foussadier and François Rossini), The Blue Line of Vosges.
In 1994, he was the initiator of the itinerant exhibition of contemporary art The Road of the art on the Road of the slave, curated by Régine Cuzin, inaugurated on 18 June 1994 in Royal Saltworks at Arc-et-Senans before being presented in Brazil and in the Caribbean and sinking into the Atlantic Ocean.
During a residence of three months in Nigeria in 2000, Sam Cambio led workshops of poetic writing for adults and children organized by the Alliance française of Kano and Luc Lagouche (then teaching in the French school of Kano) as well as The Alliance française and the French Cultural center of Lagos. He co-authored with the photographer Guy Hersant Please do not move, work presented at Rennes university in 2006. He was at the origin of the exhibition of poetry for the Alliance française of Kano " Image!? ". Presence, collection of poems inspired by its stay in Nigeria was published at the end of the residence.
In 2010, Sam Cambio has been invited in Montpellier by gallery AL/MA and Méridianes publishers for the exhibition of Nathalie Leroy-Fiévée. A work of this artist, used as an illustration for Biographies is featured. He has written poems dedicated to several artists and their work. Ghana is one of them, as a tribute to Eric Adjetey Anang and was part of scenography of this artist's performance in 2011 at the museum of world funeral art, Novosibirsk, and Gwangju Design BIennale after translation in Russian and Korean languages.
On 1 March 2011, the library of Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris includes Ces oeuvres et moi in its collection.
- Website of the organizers of Latitudes : http://www.ocea-asso.fr
- used as the title for the internal news letter of Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris in 2005
- Georges Adeagbo exhibition catalogue (Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris, 1997 – curator Régine Cuzin) http://www.synesthesie.com/syn05/conteste/.../adeagbo4.html
- Route : Brasil | Cultural Center of SESC Pompéia, São Paulo | 27 February - 23 March 1997 • Dominican republic | Museum of modern art, Santo Domingo | 12 August -15 September 1998 • Martinique | Centre culturel de Fond Saint-Jacques | 30 October - 12 December 1998 • Guadeloupe | L'Artchipel, Scène nationale de la Guadeloupe, Basse-Terre | 25 March - 29 May 1999 • French Guyana | Camp de la Transportation, Saint-Laurent du Maroni | 9–28 November 1999
- Sinking of the container on 9 January 2000, in the mouth of Amazone river, on the way to Haban via Belem, Port of Spain, Kingston
- with Mashi Bookshop & Publishing Cie, Nig Ltd, the Association of Nigerian Authors (NAA), and the Alliance Française of Kano
- France television website http://culture.france2.fr/art-et-expositions/actu/les-cercueils-vivants-du-ghana-70118168.html