Atelier Enila Tityad
Contemporary Tapestry - Wall Decoration - Artistic Weaving - Contemporary Textil Art Gallery - Tapestry Courses -Textile Artist
Birth in Paris under the “astrological” sign of art and textile.
My father invented sewing machine prototypes for clothing factories.
The mother plays violin.
The grandfather paints.
The grandmother publishes a musical score.
The aunt draws and dances.
The brother repairs wind instruments.
And… I play with rags and wool
I am a public school teacher. I work in a very difficult suburb of Paris.
Fabric, threads and wool are always included in the manual activities that I offer to the children.
I teach in Normandy in a very small village.
Three months after leaving my suburb I miss the various languages and the different nationalities.
The village life is limitating
I arrive in Saint Malo. The sea ! the skyline !
My husband and I build our sailboat over the course of six years.
I am both a teacher and a sailor. We live in the port on another sailboat and teach sailing there. I become a hostess on board.
It’s the great departure for a journey that will last seven years. The stops are always very long and I can observe different ways of assembling the threads, the fibres, the fabrics with every person I meet.
From Casamance to the Canaque villages, South America, the Caribbeans, the Fiji Islands, the Tonga Islands, the Polynesian Islands : men and women weave all over the world.
I keep in mind the traditions and know-how of all these cultures.
Back to France with only our small suitcase and the money from the sale of our boat in Noumea.
Back to normal life : I am heading for a new job. I become a trainer for young deprived adults but still think of another job : weaving.
Since our return to France other shorter trips have taken place : Morocco, Romania, Uzbekistan, India, Czechoslovakia… In all these countries I have observed the weaving techniques.
De 2000 à 2005
After having seen all these techniques I must now learn the art of classical European tapestry.
I decide to weave on a high warp loom.
During my training my personal style is developed
I leave my previous job to weave full time.
I now wish to teach the art of tapestry. I go back to my previous job, teaching, and I teach tapestry techniques : I organise training courses.
I have opened a workshop and permanent exhibition. I sell my work and I hold my courses there.
Weaving is also taking a trip inside of ourselves with philosophy and psychology as our most trusting companions.
On October 24th, 2009 I receive a SEMA award.
November. My work “ The victory of Samothrace” was selected for an exhibition at the Hotel Drouot in Paris by the Rossini agency.
My private galleries welcome about two new creations each year.
Then … Covid 19… The exhibitions are cancelled
Covid still ! But the workshop is open again and the courses are running.
Exhibition planned : Arts Atlantic - Contemporary Art Festival in La Rochelle, France for November 2022… maybe !