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My multiform production questions our relationship to history and it traces and unravels the configurations of power that inhere within our contemporary culture. Thanks to a poetic process, I like to deconstruct the conventional oppositions between Nature and Culture, while focusing on animal figures, the non-human and the invisible. The question of fear is a recurrence in my research, revisiting this feeling in order to better understand its aspect both fantastical and cultural, anchored in our minds and bodies. Therefore, my work is at the intersection of natural, anthropological and political sciences.
I think specific sites as possible metaphors for experimentation and cooperation. Through my pictorial works, I seek to test our gaze, to disrupt it, to provoke doubts, to change points of view, to create confusion. I deconstruct, reconnect and questions within the bounds of the media. By confronting and assembling heterogeneous elements in the same image, I like to provoke, like Roland Barthes called: “a co-presence of two discontinuous elements, heterogeneous in that they did not belong to the same world ».

Christine Laquet (b. 1975)
Based in Nantes (France), Christine Laquet obtained her degree in Fine Art from the ESBAL (National Fine Art School of Lyon, FR) and the ECAL (Ecole Cantonale d’Art of Lausane, CH). Her work has been widely exhibited internationally and is included in public collections such as the FNAC or FRAC. Recipient of numerous research and production grants, she has been exhibited in France in the Fine Art National Museum, the FRAC Pays-de-la-Loire, the L.A.I.T. Art Center, the Modest Art Museum, the Adhemar Castle Art Center and internationally (in Bangkok, Hanover, Innsbruck, New York City, Poznan, Recife, Sao Paolo, Seoul), as in the Gyeonggi Creation Center (KR), the Contemporary Art Museum Aloisio Magalhaes (BR), the Zamek Culture Center (PL) or the BUG gallery (TH) amongst others.

EDUCATION
SOLO EXHIBITIONS

GROUP SHOWS
GRANT / RESIDENCY

PUBLIC COLLECTION (FR) 
VARIOUS PROJECTS
PERFORMANCE / CONTEMPORARY DANSE
TEACHING

EDUCATION

2002/03> 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, ENSBA Lyon National Art School (FR)
1999    >    Fine Art Master’s degree,  ECAL Lausanne Art School (CH)

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017

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

2015
> Bilateral Parade, White Project Gallery, Paris (FR)
2014
> ÀTEINDREUNERAISONANCE, with Adrian Owen, French Institut Gallery, Fez (MAR) 
2013

> BODIES, GLASS & KNIVES, with Robert Steijn and special guest: Adrian Owen, Pioneer Works, Center for Art and Innovation, Brooklyn, NYC (USA)
> CR(I)SES AD(JUST)MENTS (COLLAPSED), Flux Factory Gallery, L.I.C., New York (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, L.A.I.T. Art Center, Bellevue school, Albi (FR)
> Qui veut faire l’ange fait la bête, Bangkok University Gallery (BUG), Bangkok (TH)
2006   
> S.P.A., 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)

GROUP SHOWS
2018
> Art delivery#2, Open School Gallery, Nantes Fine Arts collection, Nantes (FR)
Plus rien ne s’oppose à la nuit, collection of the Frac des Pays de la Loire, l’Échiquier gallery, Pouzauges (FR)
Manimal, CHABRAM Contemporary art center, Touzac (FR)
2017
Make it last forever, Millefeuilles, 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 2017- The Word Wide Video Projection (KR)
> Welcome Home, RDV Gallery, Nantes (FR)

> Resonances, Musée Vert, Frac des Pays de la Loire, Le Mans (FR)
2016
> Flux Green and Flamingo Pink, Flux Factory Gallery, Long Island City Arts Open, NYC (USA)
> SHIMart project at ArtHelix Gallery, Brooklyn, NYC (USA) 
> Galerie White Project, Paris (FR)
2015
> Là où commence le jour -RENAISSANCE- LILLE 3000, LAM (Lille City, Contemporary and modern art museum), Villeneuve d’Ascq (France)
> Recto/Verso, Louis Vuitton Foundation, for the Secours populaire français, Paris (FR)
> A to Z, Galerie White Project, 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, FRAC des Pays de la Loire collection, Espace Culturel Gabrielle Gachignard, Bouillé-Courdault (FR)
Les heures souterraines, FRAC des Pays de la Loire collection, Coal Museum, Faymoreau (FR)
> En attendant hier, Montbazillac castle, La Mobylette Collectif, Bordeaux (FR)
2013 
> Par une nuit d’hiver, collection du Frac des Pays de la Loire, Domaine départemental de la Garenne Lemot, Clisson (FR)
> Victory Obsessed, Zamek Culture Center, Poznan, (PL)
> ANYTHING anything, Flux Factory Gallery, Long Island City, NYC (USA)
> Carne Vale, Flux Factory Gallery, Long Island City, 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)
> L’odeur de la décomposition/ with Robert Steijn, Franz Polstra and Robin Meier, French Institute, Vienna (AT)
2011 
> Oeuvre mode d’emploi, Michel Journiac Gallery, Paris (FR)
> New Gasworks Pavilion, Poznan (PL)
> Safari, Museum of Fine Arts of 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, Contemporary Art Center, Pontmain (FR)
2009 
> Nouvelles acquisitions, Ring Artothèque, Nantes (FR)
> 1 69 A2, Eric Stephany, Paris (FR)
> Situation Limite, Ring Artothèque, l’Atelier, Nantes (FR)
> Urban Ping Pong, Contemporary Art Center, Ivry – Galerie Fernand Léger (FR)
> Mess is lore, Artothèque, 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, Musée des Arts Modestes, Sète (FR)
> Volatiles, Espace Croix-Baragnon, Toulouse (FR)
2007 
> Art Omi Center, New York (USA)
> Plus si affinité / Trans-rituel, Fiac (FR)
2006 
> Haiku Festival, Scopitone Festival, Nantes (FR)
> Les faux diamants n’ôtent rien à la valeur des diamants fins, 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, IUFM de 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, Video festival (SK)
> 6ème Rencontre du Film et de la Vidéo, La Coopérative du cinéma, Nice (FR)
> Boundless, Changdong Studio, Seoul (KR
> Artiste Bocage, Contemporary Art Center, Pontmain (FR)
> Foro Artistico, Hannover (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)
> Circu(s)lation, Zoo Gallery, Nantes (FR)
2002 
> Ce mois-ci, ESBANM Gallery, Nantes (FR)
> Curious002 et Curious004a 220V remix, Anvers (BE)

GRANT / RESIDENCY
2018

> French Institut / Nantes City (FR)
> DICAM price (FR)
2016
> Production Grant, Pays de la Loire Region (FR)
2014
> French Institut, Fez, Marrocco
2013 
Flux Factory, 6 months artist residency, Long Island City, NYC (USA) with the help of Pays de la Loire Council, Nantes City, and The French Institute
Residency Unlimited, 2 months artist residency, Brooklyn, NYC (USA)
2012 
> Production Grant, Pays de la Loire Council (FR)
2011 
Gyeonggi Creation Center, 3 months artist residency (KR)
2010 
> La Fabrique, artist studio, Madeleine Champ de Mars, Nantes (FR)
> Figure imposée 9, artist residency and exhibition, Thouars (FR)
> Triangle Art Studio Workshop, Brooklyn, NYC (USA)
2009 
> Histoires Connectées, Recife, Brazil. 2 months residency and exhibition in MAMAM, French Year in Brazil, supported by CulturesFrance, Nantes City and DRAC Pays de la Loire (BR)
2008 
> DRAC Pays de la Loire grant (FR)
> Production grant, Pays de la Loire Council (FR)
2007 
> Art OMI Residency, New York (USA), supported by Drac Pays de la Loire, Nantes City, CulturesFrance, Ghent NYC (USA)
> Contemporary Art Center Le LAIT / Bellevue, 1 year artist residency, Albi (FR)
> Bangkok University Gallery, 2 months artist residency, French Alliance, Bangkok (TH)
> Museum of Contemporary Art Aloisio Magalhaes (MAMAM), artist residency, Recife (BR)
2005 
> Moly-Sabata,  Albert Gleizes Fondation,2 months artist residency, Museum of Contemporary Art of Lyon (FR)
> Nantes IUFM, 6 months artist residency (FR)
> DICREAM Film Grant, CNC, National Center of Cinematography of Paris (FR)

PUBLIC COLLECTION
National Found of Contemporary Art (FNAC), Paris (FR) / Regional Fond of Contemporary Art (FRAC Pays de la Loire) (FR) /
Le Ring, Artothèque, Nantes (FR) / Artothèque, Roche-sur-Yon (FR)

VARIOUS PROJETS
2004-2014  Founder and curator of a cinema and visual art program called Contrechamp, Le Cinématographe, Nantes (FR)
2013  > (Achievement) public art work in a school (1%), St Mars-La-Jaille, Loire-Atlantique Department (FR)
2011  >  (Finalist) public art work (1%), Pré-Gauchet, Nantes, Loire-Atlantique (FR)
2010 >  (Finalist) public art work (1%), Bottière Chénaie, Nantes (FR)   
2006 >  (Finalist) public art work, Nantes City (FR)
2002 >  Circu(s)lation, exhibition curator, Zoo Gallery, Nantes (FR)
2001  >  Digital Deviance, co-curator, Le Magasin, National Contemporary Art Center Grenoble (FR)

PERFORMANCE / CONTEMPORARY DANSE
2018
> Devoration , Performance, Decipher art & performance Festival, Aarhus (DK)
2015
>
Devoration , sound: Jean-Jacques Palix, images: Olivier Janet , White Project Gallery, Paris (FR)
2014

> Devoration, a performing conference, Présence Animale, Le passage de l’Art, Marseille (FR)
> BODIES, GLASS & KNIVES, with Robert Steijn, special guest: Adrian Owen, Pioneer Works, Center for Art and Innovation, Brooklyn, NYC (USA) 
> To gain your own voice, you have to forget having it heard, with Alexandria Wailes and Gerard Faroux, Flux Factory Gallery, L.I.C., New York (USA)
2012  
> You should never forget the jungle, a collaborative performance with Robert Steijn, FRAC Pays de la Loire, Carquefou (FR)
> Green Conversation, a collaborative performance with Robert Steijn, Frans Polstra and Robin Meyer, French Institut, Vienna (AU)
2010-12
> Père-fils / Des oiseaux de passage, François Grippeau, Nantes (FR)
2011
> Dance Hole, research workshop with Boris Charmatz, Danse Museum, Rennes (FR)
> Nous n’irons-plus-zo-bois, artistic collaboration with Olivia Grandville, Chamarande (FR)
2004-05> 
Camping Sauvage, Idéal Résidence Mobile, François Grippeau, Lieu Unique, T.U., Nantes (FR)
2000 
> Sound composition for Denis Plassard choreography, Maison de La Danse, Lyon (FR)

TEACHING
2018-19

> Invited artist Collège Gaston Chaissac, Pouzauges (FR)
> Motto’s republic , Loire-Atlantique General Council, Arthur Rimbaud high school, Donges (FR)
2018
> Professional English training, Nantes Saint-Nazaire School of Art, Saint Nazaire (FR)
> Plasticiens au Collège , Loire-Atlantique General Council, Arthur Rimbaud high school, Donges (FR)
2017
> Workshop in E.C.V., Nantes (FR)
> Professional English training for visual artists, AMAC, Nantes (FR)
2016
>   Visiting artist, Sino-Française Artistique Association, Beijing (PRC)
>    Workshop in E.C.V., Nantes (FR)
>    Artist Talk and Presentation, invited by Yana Dimitrova, Parsons, the New School for Design, New York City (USA)
2015
>   Visiting artist, The Summer Institute for Visual Arts, Drury University, Missouri (USA)
>   Visiting artist, Sino-Française Artistique Association, Beijing (PRC)
2014    >   Cross-Cultural Training in English, Associate Degree, Stendhal University, Grenoble (FR)
             >   Workshop in E.C.V., Nantes (FR)
2013    >   Public art project (A(do)nimal), St Mars-La-Jaille Academy (FR)
2012    >   Workshop in E.C.V., Nantes (FR)
             >   Workshop in Cholet Art School (FR)
2011    >   Workshop in ESBAN Nantes School of Art (FR)
            >    Workshop in Gyeonggi Creation Center (KR)

2008-10 > Workshops in a high school, Loire-Atlantique department (FR)
           >     Workshops in a high school, DRAC Poitou-Charentes (FR)
2007-09 >   Sculpture teacher in La Roche-Sur-Yon School of Fine Art (FR)
2005    >   Workshop in Norköpping University (S)
2004    >   Workshop in IUFM, Nantes (FR)
2000/01/03> Workshops in Contemporary Art Biennale, Lyon (FR)

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