Through multiple forms of production my work draws connections across time periods to unravel configurations of power and examines the question of fear: revisiting this feeling in order to better understand its implications, culturally speaking and how it is anchored in our minds and bodies. In the context of a geological timeline, I investigate how we relate to our environment focusing on the nonhuman, animal figures or objects, and the invisible through a poetic process. In recent years, outer space has appeared in my research, thus opening up new horizons to enable us to rethink the local and our place on earth. Facing our 21st century troubles by cultivating empathy appears to be a potential antidote to exacerbated individualism and the identity withdrawal. I became interested to examine these phenomena from the sensory and kinesthetic experience to question emotion and perception, and to experience and mediate otherness with humans. Thanks to a research-based approach, my work collapses the distance between the viewer and the most distant edges of time and the cosmos. I think of specific sites as possible metaphors for experimentation and cooperation. Through my pictorial, performative or installation works, I seek to test our gaze, and to change points of view. I am questioning what other presents and futures become possible and by confronting and assembling varied elements, I seek to provoke what Roland Barthes called “a copresence of two discontinuous elements, heterogeneous in that they did not belong to the same world”.

I have exhibited my work internationally in notable institutions such as the Contemporary Art Museum A. Magalhaes (BR), at the PyeongChang Biennale (KR), the Zamek Culture Center (PL), or the BUG gallery (TH) amongst others, in France and from New York to Bangkok, Innsbruck, Poznan, Sao Paolo, Seoul, and Aarhus. Recipient of numerous grants, I am also honored to have my work included in various private and public collections.

SOLO SHOWS

2019

— 2019, OK , Spanien 19C, Aahrus (DK)
Chaque soir, et depuis une histoire, ESPACE millecamps Gallery, Pouzauges (FR)

2017

— Apparition disparaissante, Saint Sauveur Site, Rocheservière (FR)
— FLASH – Christine Laquet, Le Rocher, Laval (FR)

2015

— Parade bilatérale, White Project Gallery, Paris

2014

— ÀTEINDREUNERAISONANCE, with Adrian Owen, French Institut Gallery, Fez (MAR) 

2013

— BODIES, GLASS & KNIVES, with Robert Steijn, Pioneer Works, Center for Art and Innovation, Brooklyn, NYC (USA)
— CR(I)SES AD(JUST)MENTS (COLLAPSED), Flux Factory Gallery, NYC (USA)

2012

Une brève histoire de tout, Instantané, FRAC Pays de la Loire, Carquefou (FR)
— AFIAC / Performance, Christine Laquet, Fiac (FR)

2011

— Bruit qui pense, Gyeonggi Creation Center, Daebudo (KR)
— I see the sea and the sea sees me, with Laurent Pernel, la Plate-Forme, Dunkerque (FR)

2010

— Riviera, Chapelle Jeanne d’Arc Art Center, Thouars (FR)
— La probabilité du ricochet, La Halle, Pont-en-Royan (FR)
— Tri sélectif, public art project / with Laurent Pernel, P (comme palissades), Onyx, St Herblain (FR)
— Nous n’irons plus-zo-bois, performance with Olivia Grandville, Chamarande Art Center (FR)
 

2009

— Historias Conectadas, with Stéphane Pauvret, MAMAM No Patio, Modern Art Museum Aloisio Magalhaes, Recife (BR)

2008

— A meaningfull moment through a meaning(less) process, Galeria ON, Poznan (PL)
— Soubresaut déplacé, Sycomore Art Gallery, Paris (FR)

2007

— Nous nous sommes fortement influencés, le LAIT Art Center, Bellevue school, Albi (FR)
— Qui veut faire l’ange fait la bête, Bangkok University Gallery (BUG), Bangkok (TH)

2006

Festival d’Art Visuel, MAMAM, Museum of Contemporary Art Aloisio Magalhaes, Recife (BR)
— Centre-Europe, La Planck in Air de Paris Gallery (FR)

2005

— … Parce qu’on m’apprend des choses que je sais pas, IUFM Gallery, Nantes (FR)

PERFORMANCES

2019

— Geometric Sprawl, Performance with Sofus Fosberg, Decipher Performance Festival, Institut for X, Aarhus (DK)

2018

— Devoration, Decipher Art & Performance Festival, Aarhus (DK)

2015

— Devoration, White Project Gallery. Sound: Jean-Jacques Palix / images: Olivier Janet, Paris (FR)

2014

— Présence Animale, performed conference of Christine Laquet, Le passage de l’Art, Marseille (FR)

2013

— BODIES, GLASS & KNIVES, performance with Robert Steijn, sound: Adrian Owen. Pioneer Works, Center for Art and Innovation, Brooklyn, NYC (USA)
To gain you own voice, you have to forget about having it heard, with Alexandria Wailes and Gérard Faroux, Flux Factory Gallery, NYC (USA)

2012

— You should never forget the jungle, performance with Robert Steijn, FRAC des Pays de la Loire, Carquefou (FR)
— Green Conversation and L’odeur de la décomposition, performance with Robert Steijn, Franz Polstra and Robin Meier, French Institut, Vienna (AT)

2010-12

— Père-fils / Des oiseaux de passage, Choreographer: François Grippeau, artistiques collaborations, Nantes (FR)
— Nous n’irons-plus-zo-bois, performance with Olivia Grandville, Domaine départemental de Chamarande (FR)

2004-05

— Camping Sauvage, Ideal Résidence Mobile, François Grippeau, Lieu Unique, T.U., Nantes (FR)

2000

— Sound composition for the choreographer Denis Plassard, Maison de La Danse, Lyon (FR)

GROUP SHOWS

2019

— The Closer we are, Elysium Gallery, Sawsea, Wales (UK)
— No man spirits our dust, 5-50 Gallery, NYC (USA)
— He is the king, I am the art,Vieux Saint Laurent Church, Rennes (FR)
— Nouvelles acquisistions, Artotheque Angers Museum, Angers (FR)
— Les Visionnaires#1, 24Beaubourg, Paris (FR)
— VIDEOPROJECT biennale, Galerie 5, Angers (FR)

2018

— Plus rien ne s’oppose à la nuit, l’Échiquier gallery (coll. Frac des Pays de la Loire), Pouzauges (FR)
— Manimal, CHABRAM Contemporary art center, Touzac (FR)
— Art Delivery #2, Open School Gallery, Nantes Saint-Nazaire Fine Art School, Nantes (FR)

2017

— Make it last forever, Millefeuilles Gallery, Nantes (FR)
— Published by the Artist, International Print Center of New York (IPCNY), NYC (USA)
— The Five Moons: Return of the Nameless and Unknown -PyeongChang Biennale- The Word Wide Video Projection (KR)
— Résonances, Musée Vert (coll. Frac des Pays de la Loire), Le Mans (FR)
— Welcome Home, RDV Gallery, Nantes (FR)

2016

— Flux Green and Flamingo Pink, Flux Factory Gallery, LIC Arts Open, NYC (USA)
— SHIMart project, ArtHelix Gallery, Brooklyn, NYC (USA)
Sélection, White Project Gallery, Paris (FR)

2015

— Là où commence le jour -RENAISSANCE- LILLE 3000, LAM (Lille City, Contemporary and modern art museum), Villeneuve d’Ascq (FR)
— Recto/Verso, Louis Vuitton Foundation, for the Secours populaire français, Paris (FR)
— A to Z, White Project Gallery, Paris (FR)
— Strobe network, Flux Factory Gallery, L.I.C., New York City (USA)
— 3D – IV, Prieuré St Nicolas, Les Sables d’Olonne (FR)

2014

— Le temps des contes, Espace Culturel Gabrielle Gachignard (coll. Frac des Pays de la Loire), Bouillé-Courdault (FR)
— Les heures souterraines, Coal Museum (coll. Frac des Pays de la Loire), Faymoreau (FR)
— En attendant hier, Montbazillac castle, La Mobylette Collectif, Bordeaux (FR)
— Par une nuit d’hiver, Domaine départemental de la Garenne Lemot (coll. Frac des Pays de la Loire), Clisson (FR)

2013

— Victory obsessed, Zamek Culture Center, Poznan (PL)
— ANYTHING anything, Flux Factory Gallery, NYC (USA)
— Carne Vale, Flux Factory Gallery, NYC (USA)  

2012

— Réelles fictions, Art school Gallery, Cholet (FR)
— Tout à voir #4, Le Cinématographe, Nantes (FR)
— Into the space, Jeong Mun Kyu Museum, Ansan (KR)  

2011

— Oeuvre mode d’emploi, Michel Journiac Gallery, Paris (FR)
— New Gasworks Pavilion, Poznan (PL)
— Safari, Musée d’Arts de Nantes, Nantes (FR)

2010

— Enfances, La Manicle / Satellite Brindeau, Le Havre (FR)
— Frisbee, L’Atelier, Nantes (FR)
— Open House, Entre-deux, la base d’Appui, Nantes (FR)
— Sur la Terre comme au Ciel, Centre d’Art de Pontmain, Pontmain (FR)

2009

— Nouvelles acquisitions, Ring Artothèque, Nantes (FR)
— 1 69 A2, Eric Stephany apt, Paris (FR)
— Situation Limite, Ring Artotheque, l’Atelier, Nantes (FR)
— Urban Ping Pong, Contemporary Art Center, Ivry – Galerie Fernand Léger (FR)
— Mess is lore, Artotheque, Auxère (FR)

2008

— Tool Box, Base d’appui d’Entre-Deux, Nantes (FR)
— Zapping Unit, Ferme du Buisson Art Center, Marne-La-Vallée (FR)
— Coquillages et crustacés, Art Modeste Museum, Sète (FR)
— Volatiles, Espace Croix-Baragnon, Toulouse (FR)

2007

— Art Omi Center, New York (USA)
— Plus si affinité / Trans-rituel, La Fiac, Fiac (FR)

2006

— Haiku Festival, Scopitone, Nantes (FR)
— Les faux diamants n’ôtent rien à la valeur des diamants fins, Rosemarie Martin apt., Rezé (FR)

2005

— Ipso Facto Gallery, Nantes (FR)
— Le château des Adhémar, Contemporary Art Center, Montélimar (FR)
— Rendez-Vous, Expérience de la durée, Terreaux Art Gallery, Lyon Contemporary Art Biennale (FR)
— New Generation, International Film Festival, Les Subsistances, Lyon (FR)
— Marathon d’un film d’animation, Galerie de l’IUFM, Nantes (FR)
— Idéale Résidence Mobile, Chantier d’artistes, le lieu unique, Nantes (FR)
— Draw !, Galerie du jour agnes b., Paris (FR)
— Transgressing Systems, Innsbruck (AT)

2004

— Vente à la criée du lot 49, Zoo Gallery, Nantes (FR)
— TRENCIN, festival vidéo, Slovaquie (SL)
— 6ème Rencontre du Film et de la Vidéo, La Coopérative du cinéma, Nice (FR)
— Artiste Bocage, Contempory Art Center, Pontmain (FR)
— Foro Artistico, Hannover, Allemagne (D)
— Le Château Des Destins Croisés, Glassbox, Paris (FR)
— Complètement à l’Ouest, Zoo Gallery, Nantes (FR)

2003

— Shift, Video festival, Annecy (FR)
— Happy End, La Caserne, Artistic Practices Center, Cergy Pontoise (FR)

2002

— Ce mois-ci, Fine Art School Gallery, Nantes (FR)
Curious002 et Curious004a 220V remix, Anvers (BE)
— Circu(s)lation, Zoo Gallery, Nantes (FR) 

EDUCATION

2001/03

— Postgraduate Program –Research Art Group MultiPoint- ESBANM, School of Fine Art, Nantes (FR)

2001

— Curatorial program Magasin School, National Centre for Contemporary Art, Grenoble (FR)

2000

— Fine Art Master’s degree (D.N.S.E.P), ENSBA Lyon National Art School (FR)

1999

— Fine Art Master’s degree,  ECAL Lausanne Art School (CH)

 

RESIDENCIES

2019

— Artist residency ARoS Museum, exhibition Spanien19C. Support from French Institute / Nantes City/ Aarhus Kommun / Flux Factory, Aarhus (DK)

2018

— Artist residency ARoS Museum.Support from French Institute / Nantes City / Flux Factory, Aarhus (DK)

2014

— Artist residency and exhibition,  Fez French Institute (MAR)

2013

— Artist residency and exhibition, Flux Factory — Artist residency and exhibition Residency Unlimited and Pioneer Works – Support from Nantes City / French Institute / Pays de la Loire Region, NYC (USA)

2011

— Artist residency and exhibition, Gyeonggi Creation Center (KR)

2010

— Artist residency and exhibition, Imposed Figure 9, Contemporary Art Center Chapelle Jeanne d’Arc, Thouars (FR)
— Artist residency and open-studio, Triangle Art Studio Workshop, Brooklyn, New-York (USA)

2009

— Artist residency and exhibition, Modern Art Museum Aloisio Magalhaes. Support from Année de la France au Brésil,  CulturesFrance / Ville de Nantes / DRAC Pays de la Loire, Recife (BR)

2007

— Artist residency and open-studio, Art OMI, Ghent, New York (USA)
— Artist residency and exhibition, Le Lait Art Center, Bellevue School, Albi (FR)
— Artist residency and exhibition, Bangkok University Gallery, Bangkok French Alliance (TH)
— Artist residency and exhibition, MAMAM (Modern Art Museum Aloisio Magalhaes), Recife (BR)

2005

— Artist residency and exhibition, Moly-Sabata, Albert Gleizes Fondation, Adhemars Castle, Contempory Museum of Lyon (FR)
— Artist residency and exhibition, IUFM of Nantes , Nantes (FR)

 

GRANT / PRICE

2018

— DICAM Price, DRAC Pays de la Loire / Art au Centre, Laval (FR)

2016

— Research grant, Pays de la Loire Region (FR)

2014

— Creation grant, DRAC Pays de la Loire (FR)

2012

— Project grant, Pays de la Loire Region (FR)

2010

— La Fabrique, artiste studio, Madeleine Champ de Mars, Nantes (FR)

2008

— Creation grant, DRAC Pays de la Loire (FR)
— Project grant, Pays de la Loire Region (FR)

2007

— Mobility grant, DRAC Pays de la Loire / Nantes city / Cultures France (FR)

2005

— DICREAM Film Grant, CNC (National Center of Cinematography), Paris (FR)

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

 — (FNAC) National Found of Contemporary Art, Paris  (FR)

— (FRAC) Regional Fond of Contemporary Art, Pays de la Loire (FR)
— Artotheques (Nantes / Angers / La Roche-sur-Yon) (FR)

 

OTHERS

2004-2014

— Contrechamp, Founder and curator of a cinema and visual art program, Le Cinématographe, Nantes (FR)

2013

— 1% -Public art work in a school (Achievement)- St Mars-La-Jaille, Loire-Atlantique Department (FR)

2011

— 1% -Public art work in a school (Finalist)- Pré-Gauchet, Nantes, Loire-Atlantique (FR)

2010

— 1% -Public art work in a school (Finalist)- Pré-Gauchet, Nantes. Conseil Général de Loire-Atlantique (FR)

2009

— 1% -Public art work in a school (Finalist)- Bottière Chénaie, Nantes. Nantes City (FR)

2006

— 1% -Public art work for a wall (Finalist)- Nantes City (FR)

2002

— Circu(s)lation, curator, Zoo Gallery, Nantes (FR)

2001

Digital Deviance, Co-curator, Le Magasin, National Contemporary Art Center, Grenoble (FR)

PUBLICATIONS

SOLO PUBLICATIONS

2018

Apparition disparaissante. Text: Pascal Pique / Philippe Guillet. Ed. Site Saint Sauveur, La Rocheserviere (FR)
Moments Collect. Photography, edition of 50, Nantes (FR)

2014

De nature clandestine, a collaboration with Guy Grandjean, biologist (FR)
Christine Laquet, A brief history of everything. Text (FR/GB): Olivier Marboeuf. Ed. FRAC des Pays de la Loire (FR)

2013

CR(I)SES AD(JUST)MENTS (COLLAPSED). Texts by Arnaud Gerspacher, Chennie Huang, Christine Laquet, Mille HØjerslev Nielson, Robert Steijn, Sarah Walko and Julien Zerbone. Ed. Lulu Press, NYC (USA)
A brief history of everything, by Olivier Marboeuf. Ed. FRAC des Pays de la Loire (FR)

2011

I see the sea and the sea sees me. Text by Jean-Louis Poitevin / Christine Laquet. Ed. Book Society, Mediabus, Seoul (KR)
Riviera. Text by Jean-Luc Dorchies. Ed. Centre d’Art la Chapelle Jeanne d’Arc (FR)

2008

Wild White chuut…, Texts by Jackie Ruth Meyer, Murielle Durand-G and Isabelle Girettes. Ed. Centre d’art le LAIT, Lycée Bellevue, Artpower (FR)
A meaningfull moment through a meaning(less) process. Text by Kris Lukomski. Ed. Galeria ON Poznan (PL)

2007

Qui veut faire l’ange fait la bête, Text by Ark Fongsmut Bangkok University Gallery, Alliance Française (TH)

GROUP PUBLICATIONS

2017

The five moons: return of the nameless and unknown, Pyeonchang Biennale (KR)

2014/15

Présence Animale, Passage de l’art. Ed. Mutaner, Marseille (FR)

2012

Geonggi Creation Center Residency, 2011, Corée du Sud (KR)
— La Plate-Forme, Laboratoire d’Art Contemporain, 2011, Dunkerque (FR)

2011

Projets d’artistes en Pays de la Loire, 303. Text by Eva Prouteau (FR)
Triangle Arts, artists workshop, Brooklyn, NY (USA)

2010

Coquillages & crustacés, ed. Musée des Beaux-Arts de Brest, Musée International des Arts Modestes, Sète (FR)
Recife-Nantes: au pays des hommes-crabes, Christine Laquet and Stéphane Pauvret, Place Publique #23. Text by Emmanuelle Cherel. (FR)

2008

+ Si Affinité Trans-Rituel, Ed. Afiac, Les Abattoirs de Toulouse (FR)
Volatiles, Galerie Croix-Baragnon, Toulouse (FR)
Tool Box, Ed. Entre-deux, La Base d’appui Art public contemporain, Nantes (FR)

2005

Moly-Sabata, Text: Isabelle Bertolotti, Marie-Cécile Burnichon. Ed. Fond. Albert Gleizes, Musée d’Art Contemporain, Lyon (FR)
Camping Sauvage, création chorégraphique et plastique, text by Marie de Brugerolle, Semaine, N°82 (FR)

2004

Je cherchais le nom, Text by Pierre Gicquel. Ed. Centre d’Art Contemporain de Pontmain (FR)

2002

Once the search is in progress, Ed. Post-diplôme Ecole Régionale des Beaux-Arts de Nantes (FR)

PRESS

2019

Christine Laquets meteorrejse, by Lau Barnkob Lehrmann, Kunsten.nu (DK)
Kosmisk fabel giver fantasien frit løb, by Christian Salling in Aarhus Stiftstidende (DK)
A united front, in Western Mail, Swansea, Wales (UK)
Show review, BBC Wales, by Clare Potter (UK)

2018

Carte blanche Christine Laquet, Revue 303, arts, recherches, création. Text: Léo Bioret, Dévorée Adorée (FR)
Kollektivånden har indtaget ARoS. Text: Mille Højerslev Nielsen, the 4th of Sept. (DK)
Portait, Kulturmagasinet Fine Spind. Text: Teodora Biberovic, the 29th of Aug. (DK)
Internationalt kunstnertræf på Aros, Aarhus Stiftstidende. Text: Hans Petersen, the 16th of Aug. (DK)

2017

Le grand brunch, Christine Laquet and Laurent Vignais, France Bleu Mayenne (FR)
— Apparition Disparaissante, Christine Laquet, RCF Vendée (FR)

2014

— Seeing the Unseen, Trinocular Vision, Drain Magazine. Text: Sarah Walko (USA)

2013

Forces of nature, chenniehuang.com. Text: Chennie Huang, April (USA)
— What Is the Economic Monster of Our Time?, texte Sarah Walko, Hyperallergic, juin, New York (USA)

2012

Réelles Fictions, Ouest France. Text: Isabelle Tellier, the 6th of April (FR)
— Courrier de l’ouest, the 10th of April (FR)
— Christine Laquet, des rapports entre l’homme et le monde animal, Ouest France (FR)
— Christine Laquet : Une brève histoire de tout, Lucie Etchebers, Pulsomatic (FR)

2011

— 303. Text: Eva Prouteau (FR)
— Culture Naru Magazine, Juil-Aug. (KR)
La Vignette, by Aude Lavigne, France Culture (FR)

2010

Tri sélectif sur palissades à Onyx, Ouest France, the 7th of April (FR)
Sphère privée et publique, un même lieu, Ouest France, the 7th of April (FR)
Christine Laquet, Pulsomatic. Text: Laurence Hamon, June (FR)
La figure imposée de Christine Laquet, Courrier de l’ouest, the 3rd of Oct.(FR)
Christine Laquet sur la Riviera thouarsaise, Nouvelle République, the 13th of Nov. (FR)
Les eaux pétillantes, Nouvelle République, the 16th of Nov. (FR)
Expo au Centre d’art la Chapelle Jeanne d’Arc, Le HIC, the 15th of Nov. (FR)
Pontmain, sa Vierge et son Centre d’art Contemporain, Culturebox, France 3 (FR)

2009

Franceses expõem no Pátio, Jornal do commercio, the 3rd of Sept. (BR)
A possibilidade de Histórias Conectadas, Rhizo(phora). Text: Anna-Luisa Lima, the 7th of Sept. (BR)
Mamam no Pátio sedia exposição Histórias Conectadas, O grito!, the 27th of Sept. (BR)

2008

Christine Laquet: une singularité multiple, LaCritique.org. Text: Jean-Louis Poitevin, the 20th of Feb. (FR)
Installation, 20minutes, the 28th of Feb. (FR)
Drôles d’oiseaux à Croix-Baragnon, La dépèche du midi, the 24th of July (FR)
N° spécial Art Contemporain, Technikart, November (FR)
Du bon usage des formes et des couleurs des saint-jacques, moules et bigorneaux, Le Monde. Text: Philippe Dagen, the 16th of Aug. (FR)
Sous la douche, portrait Monocle, TéléNantes (FR)

2007

The human condition explained … by crabs, Bangkok Post. Text: Camilla Russell, the 10th of May (TH)
Nous avançons face à la nuit, avec un astre sur l’épaule… Revue 303. Text: Murielle Durand-G, in Né(e) à Nantes comme tout le monde, N°96 (FR)
À Fiac l’art contemporain est livré à domicile, Libération. Text: Gilbert Laval, the 23rd of June (FR)
Christine Laquet et l’enfant sauvage, La dépèche du midi, the 13th of Nov. (FR)
+ Si affinité, 7 min. by Pascal Brochet, AFIAC/ Les Abattoirs de Toulouse (FR)

2006

Olhar estrangeiro: percepções de uma residência artística, Arte Contemporanea em Pernambuco, 2Ptos, the 11th of Sept. (BR)

2003

Christine Laquet, 02, N° spécial, Complètemant à l’ouest. Text: Judicaël Lavrador (FR)