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Yvelyne Wood, an engaged artist with refugees

Yvelyne Wood, visuel artist, sculptor and scenographer, calls herself a « memories sensor ». These memories, which she obstinately collects, have their source in the heritage of humanity, and in particular in areas of shadows: the memory of the wars that shook the 20th and early 21st centuries. » Professor Donald Kuspit, art Historian (Cornell University)

Yvelyne Wood Art is supported by the United Nations, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees, the French Office for the Protection of Refugees and Stateless Persons, as well as the French Ministry of Culture…

« In 2013, I created the UniRef Missions in order to intervene in the field of education and give a second chance to young refugees under UNHCR protection. Giving them hope and restoring their dignity through the values of higher education is a priority. These young people will play a fundamental role in the economic and cultural development of the Africa of tomorrow.»YW

« My grandfather Wancel Morava was an asylum seeker when he entered the United States at the age of 20. As an American citizen, he left $8 million in scholarships at the end of his life to enable University of Illinois students to ensure their university education. »YW