BIO
Chloë Charce

1981, Albertville, France.
Lives and works in Montreal.

BFA in Visual and Media Arts, University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM)
MFA in studio arts – sculpture at Concordia University.

She has received several grants and awards and participated in various events and exhibitions.

In 2017, she did a permanent outdoor project in Montreal.In 2018, she will have a residency and a solo exhibition at axenéo7 in Gatineau, Quebec.  


Chloe Charce

RESIDENCIES

Architectural...

11.06.2018 to 06.07.2018




Chloë Charce is an artist who works in different media, spinning all through conceptual and absurd gestures. Her Duchampian reminiscences are combined with poetry and simplicity. She will travel through Buenos Aires in search of the iron structures that where first brought by colonial architecture, then European modernization and its particular Buenos Aires syntax and reinterpretation.

ARTIST STATEMENT

My research/creation focuses on the diversion of the image, the subject or the object of everyday life through an artistic practice combining notions of materiality by a sculptural approach and immateriality by the use of light and video projection.

Elements are often borrowed from architecture, memory of places, and nature, creating a dialectic connection between organic and industrial shapes, between the will to control and the object’s inherent strength which imposes its presence. Recurring references to mythology, as palimpsests of a collective memory, reminiscence of a past both historical and imaginary, are also noticeable: Pline, Narcissus or Sisyphus, embody millennia symbols and current reflections of human nature.

As part of this residency project, I want to deepen my reflection on the cinematic relationship between the object, light and video, which characterises my artistic practice. Taking the materiality of the object as a place of potential transformation, I would like to explore the boundaries between fiction and reality. In particular, I would like to continue with the development of a reflection aimed at projects in the city, architecture and crafts. The starting point of this series began with sculptural elements in white acrylic (plexiglass), retro-illuminated with neon lights, as replicas or continuities of existing architectural elements, namely, in wrought iron, as witnesses of an artisanal tradition that is disappearing in favor of unavoidable normalization and industrialization.