Caroline Achaintre

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Exhibition view, FRAC Champagne Ardenne, 2016. Photo: S. Deman.
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Exhibition view, FRAC Champagne Ardenne, 2016. Photo: S. Deman.
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Exhibition View (Detail), Muralnomad, Le Quadrilatère, Beauvais, 2018. Photo: Dominique Mathieu.
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Exhibition View, Fantômas, Be-Part, Waregem Platform for Contemporary Art and De La Warr Pavilion, Waregem, 2018. Photo: Dirk Pauwels.
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Exhibition View, Fantômas, Be-Part, Waregem Platform for Contemporary Art and De La Warr Pavilion, Waregem, 2018. Photo: Dirk Pauwels.
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Exhibition View, Fantômas, Be-Part, Waregem Platform for Contemporary Art and De La Warr Pavilion, Waregem, 2018. Photo: Dirk Pauwels.
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Exhibition View, Dissolver, Dortmunder Kunstverein, Dortmund, 2018. Photo: Simon Vogel.
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Exhibition View, Dissolver, Dortmunder Kunstverein, Dortmund, 2018. Photo: Simon Vogel.
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Exhibition View, Dissolver, Dortmunder Kunstverein, Dortmund, 2018. Photo: Simon Vogel.
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Exhibition View, Fantômas, Be-Part, Waregem Platform for Contemporary Art and De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea, 2018. Photo: Dirk Pauwels.
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Exhibition View, Fantômas, Be-Part, Waregem Platform for Contemporary Art and De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea, 2018. Photo: Dirk Pauwels.
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Exhibition view, FRAC Champagne Ardenne, 2016. Photo: S. Deman.
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Exhibition view, FRAC Champagne Ardenne, 2016. Photo: S. Deman.
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Exhibition view, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, 2016. Photo: John McKenzie.
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Exhibition View, “Encore un jour banane pour le poisson-rêve”, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2018. Photo : Aurélien Mole.
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Exhibition View, Caroline Achaintre, Duo Infernal, Galerie Art : Concept courtesy of the artist and Art : Concept. Photo: Claire Dorn
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Exhibition View, Caroline Achaintre, Duo Infernal, Galerie Art : Concept courtesy of the artist and Art : Concept. Photo: Claire Dorn
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Exhibition View, Caroline Achaintre, Muralnomad, Courtesy de Le Quadrilatère, Beauvais, Photo: Dominique Mathieu, 2018
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Exhibition View, Fantômas, Be-Part, Waregem Platform for Contemporary Art and De La Warr Pavilion, 2018. Photo: Dirk Pauwels.
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Beedeebee, 2017 ceramic 24 x 29 x 33 cm (9 1/2 x 11 3/8 x 13 in.)
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Duo Infernal, 2018 watercolour and ink on paper 28,8 x 22 cm (11 3/8 x 8 5/8 in.)
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Doggy Doc, 2018 watercolour and ink on paper 38,3 x 25,6 cm (15 1/8 x 10 1/8 in.)
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ALBAVOL, 2018 hand tufted wool 190 x 135 cm (74 3/4 x 53 1/8 in.)
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Ditto, 2017 ceramic 60 x 22 x 4 cm (23 5/8 x 8 5/8 x 1 5/8 in.)Courtesy the artist and Art : Concept, Paris. photo © Claire Dorn
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Hot Coq, 2018, watercolour and ink on paper, 13 3/8 x 10 1/8 in.
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Hocus Locus, 2018, hand tufted wool, 92 1/2 x 107 1/2 in.
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La Loupe, 2017, ceramic, 15 3/4 x 7 1/8 x 0 3/4 in.
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Envers, 2017, ceramic, 20 x 24,5 x 1 cm
Frac Champagne Ardenne solo show
exhibition view: Caroline Achaintre, Frac Champagne Ardenne, 2017
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art solo show
exhibition view: Caroline Achaintre, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art 2016

News:
– Arcade, Londres/UK (solo show, Nov 28-Dec 22 2018)
– Kunstverein Dortmund, Dortmund/DE (Sept 21-Nov 18 2018)
– BE-PART, Waregem/BE (Sept 1-Nov 4, 2018)
13th Baltic Triennial, Curator : Vincent Honoré, Vilnius – Tallinn – Riga, Baltic states (group show, May 11-Nov 18 2018)
– FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims/FR (group show, June 1-Dec 16 2018)

Biography:
Born in Toulouse in 1969, Caroline Achaintre lives and works in London. Her work encompasses a diverse range of media including textiles, ceramics, woodcuts and watercolours, using techniques typically associated with the applied arts.

Her sculptures, hand-tufted wool wall-hangings, drawings and paintings are colourful and potent, evoking the subversive spirit of European carnival and creating an atmosphere that is simultaneously playful and absurd. Citing German Expressionism, post-war British sculpture and Primitivism as influences, her work also makes reference to more contemporary sub-cultural strands of sci-fi, the Goth-metal scene, psychedelia and horror films. (source: BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art).

Selected solo shows: Caroline Achaintre, FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, 2017 ; Caroline Achaintre, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, 2016 ; Caroline Achaintre, Tate Britain, London, 2015. Selected collections: Frac Aquitaine, Bordeaux, Frac Champagne-Ardenne, Tate Britain, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.

In France, Caroline Achaintre is represented by Art : Concept gallery in Paris.

Caroline Achaintre first monograph Caroline Achaintre première monographie 2016 exhibition catalog catalogue exposition baltic frac champagne ardenne

Caroline Achaintre first monograph

Caroline Achaintre first monograph accompanies her major survey exhibition at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead and FRAC – Fonds Regional d’Art Contemporain Champagne-Ardenne, Reims.

Exploring the breadth of Achaintre’s remarkable practice, this monograph brings together an expansive body of work from the last decade, and includes essays by Anne Dressen, Curator at ARC/Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Zoë Gray, Senior Curator at WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels and a conversation between the artist and BALTIC Curator Emma Dean.

Caroline Achaintre, Hardback, 30 cm x 20 cm, 192 pages
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Rétroviseur

Art : Concept presents Rétroviseur, a group exhibition with Caroline Achaintre, Julien Audebert, Miryam Haddad, Adam McEwen, Jean-Michel Sanejouand and Alexandre Singh.

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