Gaelle Choisne (1985, FR) lives and works between Paris and Berlin.
Sensitive to contemporary issues, Gaëlle Choisne’s practice takes into account the complexity of the world, its political and cultural disorder, whether it be the over-exploitation of nature, its resources, or the vestiges of colonial history, where Creole esoteric traditions, myths and popular cultures mingle.
Her projects are conceived as ecosystems of sharing and collaboration, pockets of «resistance» where new possibilities are created, notably with the 'Temple of Love' project. Initiated from Roland Barthes’ original essay on love, 'Fragments d’un discours amoureux' (1977), Gaëlle Choisne adds a political dimension to the concept of love by paying homage to invisible bodies, minority and fragile souls, and dispossessed hearts. 'Temple of love' is an evolutionary project defining itself through its modes of appearance and genesis according to its invitations and its location.
The works/installations of Gaëlle Choisne have been exhibited in many institutions: Centrale Powerhouse (Montreal), CAFA Museum (Beijing), Pera Museum (Istanbul), MAM - Musée d’art moderne de Paris, Musée Fabre (Montpellier), Zacheta Gallery (Warsaw), The Mistake Room (Los Angeles), Bétonsalon (Paris), Gr_und project space (Berlin), MAMO - Centre d’art de la
Cité radieuse de Marseille, Untilthen gallery (Paris), Centre d’art contemporain La Halle des bouchers (Vienne), Musée archéologique Henri-Prade (Lattes), Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, etc. She has also participated in a number of biennials : Lyon International Biennial (2015), Havana International Biennial (2015), Sharjah Biennial (2017) and Curitiba Biennial (2017). She has also participated in several residencies in France and internationally such as OPTICA and Art3 Valence (Montreal), the Cité Internationale des Arts de Paris, the Rijksakademie (Amsterdam) and the residency at Atelier Van Lieshout (Rotterdam).
In 2021, she was the recipient of the Aware Prize. In 2019 she was nominated for the Ricard Foundation Prize and the Sam Art Project.
Gaëlle Choisne is represented by the galleries Air de Paris, Romainville (FR) and Nicolletti, London (UK).
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