Eric Baudelaire (b. 1973 in Salt Lake City) is an artist and filmmaker based in Paris, France. After training as a political scientist, Baudelaire established himself as a visual artist with a research-based practice in several media ranging from printmaking, photography and the moving image to installation, performance and letter writing. Pursuing his interest in political and cultural histories, his work often explores narratives of power and resistance, questioning how images are produced and consumed. Since 2011, as filmmaking became central to his work, he directed and produced five feature films that have circulated widely in film festivals: Un Film Dramatique (2019), Also Known As Jihadi (2017), Letters to Max (2014), The Ugly One (2013) and The Anabasis of May and Fusako Shigenobu, Masao Adachi and 27 Years Without Images (2011). When shown within exhibitions, the films are presented within broader installations that include curated projects with works in other media and extensive discursive programmes.Read More
His work is in the collections of the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid, the MACBA in Barcelona, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, MMK in Frankfurt, MUDAM in Luxembourg, MMCA in Seoul and M+ in Hong Kong. In 2019 Baudelaire was the recipient of a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, and the Prix Marcel Duchamp.
Text courtesy Barbara Wien.
Today, I don't say that I come from the social sciences as a way of legitimising my art practice. I say that one could look at what I do as an alternative form of social science, a form I've been wrestling with for the past 20 years.Read More
Curated by Natasha Ginwala, who is also a curatorial advisor on this year’s documenta 14, Contour includes works from diverse geographies, from Northern Europe to the Australian Northern Territories.Read More