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b. 1978, France

Camille Henrot Biography

The winner of the Silver Lion at the 2013 Venice Biennale, Camille Henrot’s anxiety ridden Grosse Fatigue is a 13-minute attempt to apprehend the history of the universe. The ambition of the video project is tempered by Henrot’s fascination with popular mythology, hybridity and the ‘other’—ideas that characterize her practice as the work of an observer, a cosmologist who wilfully misleads and casts doubts on her subjects.

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Based in New York and Paris, Henrot’s practice spans video, drawing, sculpture and sculpture. Her work has been exhibited at the Institute of Contemporary Art in London, the Centre Pompidou, the Musée d’Art Moderne, the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, the New Orleans Museum of Art, and the 55th Venice Biennale. In 2010, she was nominated for the Prix Marcel Duchamp, and in 2013, she was the recipient of the Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship in Washington, DC, where she produced the video Grosse Fatigue.

Camille Henrot Featured Artworks

Expecting Better by Camille Henrot contemporary artwork sculpture
Camille HenrotExpecting Better, 2019Bronze
78.5 x 100.5 x 55 cm
Metro Pictures Contact Gallery
My Kind of Meat by Camille Henrot contemporary artwork works on paper
Camille HenrotMy Kind of Meat, 2020Watercolour on paper
30 x 22 inches
Metro Pictures Contact Gallery
How I Feel When I see Single-Use Plastic by Camille Henrot contemporary artwork works on paper
Camille HenrotHow I Feel When I see Single-Use Plastic, 2020Watercolour on paper
46 x 35 inches
Metro Pictures Contact Gallery
Eating tea by Camille Henrot contemporary artwork works on paper
Camille HenrotEating tea, 2019Watercolour on paper
76 x 56 cm
KÖNIG GALERIE Contact Gallery
One day by Camille Henrot contemporary artwork painting
Camille HenrotOne day, 2020Acrylic and watercolour on wood
30.5 x 30.5 cm
Metro Pictures Contact Gallery
Extinction on the Table, 2015 (For Parkett 97) by Camille Henrot contemporary artwork mixed media
Camille HenrotExtinction on the Table, 2015 (For Parkett 97), 2015Two UV prints, one on each side of a sheet of white nitrile rubber
22 x 30 inches
Parkett Contact Gallery

Camille Henrot Recent Exhibitions

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Camille Henrot Represented By

KÖNIG GALERIE contemporary art gallery in Berlin, Germany KÖNIG GALERIE Berlin, London, Seoul
Metro Pictures contemporary art gallery in New York, USA Metro Pictures New York

Camille Henrot In Ocula Magazine

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Camille Henrot In Related Press

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Strange Days review – fishy kisses, naked prancing and ribald revenge Related Press Strange Days review – fishy kisses, naked prancing and ribald revenge 3 October 2018, The Guardian

Strange Days: Memories of the Future is overwhelming: complex, at times annoying and confusing, repetitive, uplifting and baffling. Like life, really. Films and videos by 21 artists are spread over

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At the Palais de Tokyo, Camille Henrot Finds Wonder in the Everyday Related Press At the Palais de Tokyo, Camille Henrot Finds Wonder in the Everyday 17 October 2017, The New York Times

The Earth and sun led humans to structure time in days and years; the rotation of the moon gave calendars months. But weeks? There is no astronomical or other natural reason for such a unit of time.

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Art Basel in Miami Beach channels spirit of David Bowie Related Press Art Basel in Miami Beach channels spirit of David Bowie 28 November 2016, The Art Newspaper

Anchoring Miami Art Week, the 15th edition of the Art Basel in Miami Beach arrives at the Miami Beach Convention Center from 1-4 December with 269 galleries from 29 countries in tow, including 21 exhibitors who are new to the fair’s US edition. This will be the first edition of the fair under the directorship of Noah Horowitz, the former...

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Camille Henrot's melancholic mondays Related Press Camille Henrot's melancholic mondays 21 September 2016, Hyperallergic

Mondays are meaningful: they represent small beginnings, opening the week with new possibilities and challenges ahead. Mondays can also be dominated by a deep melancholy, as we retreat from spiritual considerations and return to the mundane matters of the week. “I don’t care if Monday’s blue,” sang the Cure. But French...

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