Gaëlle Choisne


Born in 1985.

Gaëlle Choisne (1985, France) is a graduate of the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Lyon. In January 2017, she joined the Rijksakademie after a one-year residency at the Cité internationale des arts in Paris. Her work has been presented at biennales, group exhibitions and workshops in France and abroad, at the Beirut Art Center during 13th Sharjah Biennale (2017), at the CAFA Art Museum in Beijing (2017), at the Biennale de Lyon, Jeune Création (2015) and at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (2018). She has presented solo exhibitions at La Halle des bouchers in Vienne (2015), at La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse in Montreal (2015), at Untilthen gallery in Paris (2018), and at Hunter East Harlem Gallery (2018). In September 2018, she presented her first solo exhibition at the Bétonsalon art centre in Paris, entitled Temple of Love. In 2019, she did a residency at Atelier Van Lieshout in Rotterdam, and presented a new solo exhibition at the Zachęta National Gallery of Art in Warsaw in the spring.  She will take part in the Curitiba Biennial in Brazil and the Biennale de Lyon in the autumn of 2019.
The artist explores contemporary issues relating to catastrophes, resource exploitation and vestiges of colonialism, in opulent installations that mix esoteric Creole traditions with myths and folk cultures. A sculptor and videographer, she draws the materials that make up her installations and films from her travels. Mercantile exoticism, literary imaginary worlds and beliefs make up the themes of a dynamic, generous and social body of work. She conceives of her exhibitions as open, inclusive platforms, true spaces for sociability and working together. She invites citizens, researchers, musicians and artists to collaborate within research workshops, practical workshops, cooking classes and improvised concerts.
She develops these themes in France and abroad, particularly through visual art workshops with schoolchildren and residents of Port-au-Prince (Haiti), and initiates projects that focus on the manipulation of recyclable materials and the development of engaged urban planning methods.
Gaëlle Choisne is represented by Untilthen gallery in Paris.