Miyu is an independent animation production and distribution company, awarded in the most important festivals, founded in 2009 by Emmanuel-Alain Raynal and co-directed since 2015 by Emmanuel-Alain Raynal and Pierre Baussaron. In 2022, they co-founded Galerie Miyu and were joined by Delphine Duroy who took over the direction of the gallery.
The Miyu gallery, the first physical gallery dedicated to the arts and techniques of animation in the world, aims to be a bridge between animation and contemporary artists. The gallery’s intent is both to offer a space to promote the plastic work of animation filmmakers, but also to inscribe animated techniques in the History of Contemporary Art at a time when more and more visual artists are seizing the possibilities offered by these techniques in their work.
Miyu thus becomes a global label to promote and showcase the talent of international animation filmmakers who have developed plastic and visual works around drawing, sculpture, painting, installation and video, using animation techniques. The gallery aims to reach everyone and will be a place of creation and meeting for contemporary artists who aspire to use animation techniques for their works via production and exhibition support.
The gallery also aims to reach everyone, as its purpose is to emerge as a place of creation and support for artists who aspire to use animation techniques for their works.
In 2009, Emmanuel-Alain Raynal founded Miyu, a film production company specialized in animation. Passionate about visual arts and collector, he has been keen to create the Miyu Gallery for many years, convinced that the visual work of animation filmmakers, as well as animation techniques, too little known in the contemporary art community, have significant plastic and visual expression potential. He is responsible for all the group’s networks and its contacts with broadcasters, institutions, schools, filmmakers and artists. He stimulates new projects and leads the search for new artists.
Pierre Baussaron manages the company’s administrative and financial activity, the operational implementation of projects and the executive production activity. He ensures the production strategy and the development of projects in collaboration with Emmanuel-Alain Raynal.
After ten years of professional experience in the arts and culture sector as a gallery owner, production manager, project manager and curator, Delphine Duroy joins Miyu’s team as director of the Miyu Gallery.
He joined the Syndicat des Producteurs Indépendants (SPI) in 2005 and was appointed film delegate in 2008. He held this position for eleven years, during which he defended the collective interest of independent producers and provided individual support to member companies. In 2019, he joined Miyu, where he managed the legal, administrative and financial management of the group’s companies and their projects.
A student in the Contemporary Art Market at IESA, she joined the new Miyu Gallery team in 2022 as a Gallery Assistant.