Portrait Project

The Portrait Project is a multimedia portrait of our diverse school community, designed to enrich our recent reflection on our school values. In addition to gathering photographs, texts and videos, the artistic team interviewed students, parents, alumni, faculty, staff and administrators, focusing on our dreams for the school. 

We opened the exhibit with a reception on March 9. The project will be shared in the Dennis Gallagher Arts Pavilion and throughout the school’s spaces through March 31, 2017. Additionally, the exhibit will be on and ready for viewing on the nights of the Back-à-Dos Theater spring musical performances


The Portrait Project was conceived by Artistic Directors of Les Inachevés: Moïse Touré and Jacques Prunair, created in collaboration with choreographer, Francis Viet and local Bay Area artists Kiazad Ehya and Jan Stürmann as well as faculty artist, Matthew Perifano and lead producer, Michelle Haner. 

Questions? Please write to portraitproject@frenchamericansf.org.


About The Artistic Team 

The artistic team is helmed by the French company Les Inachevés (Moïse Touré with Jacques Prunair and Francis Viet), who are joined by Bay Area artists Kiazad Enya (videographer) and Jan Stürman (photographer). They will be accompanied by faculty members Michelle Haner (lead producer) and Matthew Perifano (in-house videographer), and a small team of students from the high school. More information about the artists is available below. 

Moïse Touré and Les Inachevés

Moïse Touré is a visionary theater artist whose work breaks the traditional bounds of theater, reaching across disciplines and engaging broader social, philosophical, and pedagogical questions. With his company, Les Inachevés, he has undertaken multi-faceted projects throughout Europe, South America, the Caribbean, Africa and Asia.
 
In 2013-14, in partnership with the French American International School, he helmed Awaiting Dawn, an interdisciplinary exploration of arts, education, and democracy. Key collaborators included dramaturge Jacques Prunair and choreographers Jessica Henou and Francis Viet, as well as Bay Area artists including Kimberlee Koym-Murtiera, foolsFURY, and Inferno Theater Company. More recent projects include performances and creations in France, Belgium and Africa (Mali, Senegal, Burkina Faso, and Tunisia).

Kiazad Ehya, Video Artist & Exhibition Coordinator

Kiazad Ehya is a San Francisco Bay Area based videographer, producer, and video artist, who produces commercial, documentary, and narrative style content. Some of his documentary work has been featured on PBS, Comcast Sports Net, Ebony.com, and the Oakland International Film Festival. Kiazad's personal work seeks to explore stories that represent our culturally pluralistic world and portray underrepresented perspectives of peoples, both in the USA and worldwide. For more about his work, visit www.kiazad.com.

Jan Stürmann, Photographer

Jan Stürmann is photographer and videographer who works in commercial, editorial, documentary, and narrative fields.  A German-South African who arrived in the Bay Area via Australia, he describes his identity as "straddling four continents."  Recent projects include documenting Ai WeiWei’s work on Alcatraz, and creating the “Miracle Portraits” in San Francisco. For more about his work, visit www.albinocrow.com.

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An independent Pre-K through 12th grade co-educational day school in the heart of San Francisco. The school delivers a rigorous bilingual (French/English) immersion program through middle school, culminating in either French Baccalaureate or International Baccalaureate program in its International High School.

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