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Art & Engagement Symposium 2022: meet the artist Odonchimeg Davaadorj

For the 5th edition of the Art & Engagement Symposium, the association Thanks for Nothing is partnering with the Foundation for a conversation with visual artist Odonchimeg Davaadorj and Ghada Hatem, gynaecologist and Founder of the Maison des femmes in Saint-Denis. Hosted in the Auditorium of the Louvre Museum, the event will bring together a dozen speakers — artists and committed thinkers —, to highlight the voices and rights of women.


Odonchimeg Davaadorj was born in 1990 and left Mongolia at the age of 17 for the Czech Republic, before moving to Paris in 2009, where she began studying art. A graduate of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Art Paris-Cergy (ENSAPC), she has presented her work in group exhibitions (Salon de Montrouge, 63rd edition, 2018; Galerie Premier Regard, Paris, 2018 “Matters of Concern”, Hermès La Verrière, Brussels, 2019; “Even the rocks reach out to kiss you”, Transpalette, Bourges, 2021; “Animal Kingdom”, Âme Nue, Hambourg, 2021, “Danse et Rituel”, Centre National de la Danse, Pantin, 2021) and has had solo shows, notably at the Backslash gallery (2019 and 2021). She is represented by Backslash Gallery (Paris) and Re.Riddle Gallery (San Francisco).

Ghada Hatem-Gantzer is an obstetrician-gynecologist. Born in Lebanon she moved to Paris to study medicine in 1977. She joined the Hopital Delafontaine Hospital in 2010 where she established an IVF center, a female genital mutilation (FGM) treatment unit, and a breast cancer care unit in partnership with Institut Curie.
Knowing the significant health impacts of gender-based violence (GBV), and convinced that gynecologists and midwives are best placed to provide care, Dr Hatem-Gantzer founded the Maison des Femmes in Saint-Denis in July 2016, the first health care facility dedicated to holistic care and management for survivors of GBV. The Maison des Femmes awarded the Peace Prize by the Brussels University Hospital in 2017, and lauded with the European Citizen Prize in 2018.


Practical information
Monday, May 30th 1:15 pm to 2:00 pm
Auditorium of the Louvre Museum, Paris
Access full program of the symposium here