Caroline Achaintre

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Wrigleys, 2020, céramique, 65 x 28 x 7 cm
GhostDuck, 2020, laine tuftée à la main, 240 x 205 cm
Caroline Achaintre, Super-Vette, 2019, céramique, 45 x 34 cm
Caroline Achaintre, MissTique, 2019, laine tuftée à la main, 220 x 167 cm
Caroline Achaintre, Borg, 2019, céramique, 51 x 40 cm
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Vue de l'Exposition, FRAC Champagne Ardenne, 2016. Photo: S. Deman.
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Vue de l'Exposition, FRAC Champagne Ardenne, 2016. Photo: S. Deman.
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Vue de l'Expsosition (Détail), Muralnomad, Le Quadrilatère, Beauvais, 2018. Photo: Dominique Mathieu.
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Vue de l'Exposition, Fantômas, Be-Part, Waregem Platform for Contemporary Art and De La Warr Pavilion, Waregem, 2018. Photo: Dirk Pauwels.
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Vue de l'Exposition, Fantômas, Be-Part, Waregem Platform for Contemporary Art and De La Warr Pavilion, Waregem, 2018. Photo: Dirk Pauwels.
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Vue de l'Exposition, Fantômas, Be-Part, Waregem Platform for Contemporary Art and De La Warr Pavilion, Waregem, 2018. Photo: Dirk Pauwels.
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Vue de l'Exposition, Dissolver, Dortmunder Kunstverein, Dortmund, 2018. Photo: Simon Vogel.
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Vue de l'Exposition, Dissolver, Dortmunder Kunstverein Dortmund, 2018. Photo: Simon Vogel.
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Vue de l'Exposition, Dissolver, Dortmunder Kunstverein, Dortmund, 2018. Photo: Simon Vogel.
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Vue de l'Exposition, Fantômas, Be-Part, Waregem Platform for Contemporary Art and De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea, 2018. Photo: Dirk Pauwels.
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Vue de l'Exposition, Fantômas, Be-Part, Waregem Platform for Contemporary Art and De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea, 2018. Photo: Dirk Pauwels.
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Vue de l'Exposition, FRAC Champagne Ardenne, 2016. Photo: S. Deman.
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Vue de l'Exposition, FRAC Champagne Ardenne, 2016. Photo: S. Deman.
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Vue de l'Exposition, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, 2016. Photo: John McKenzie.
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Vue de l'Exposition, “Encore un jour banane pour le poisson-rêve”, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2018. Photo : Aurélien Mole.
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Vue de l'Exposition, Caroline Achaintre, Duo Infernal, Galerie Art : Concept courtesy de l'artist et Art : Concept. Photo: Claire Dorn
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Vue de l'Exposition, Caroline Achaintre, Duo Infernal, Galerie Art : Concept courtesy de l'artist et Art : Concept. Photo: Claire Dorn
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Vue de l'Exposition, Caroline Achaintre, Muralnomad, Courtesy de Le Quadrilatère, Beauvais, Photo: Dominique Mathieu, 2018
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Vue de l'Exposition, Fantômas, Be-Part, Waregem Platform for Contemporary Art and De La Warr Pavilion, 2018. Photo: Dirk Pauwels.
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Beedeebee, 2017 céramique 24 x 29 x 33 cm (9 1/2 x 11 3/8 x 13 in.)
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Duo Infernal, 2018 aquarelle et encre sur papier 28,8 x 22 cm (11 3/8 x 8 5/8 in.)
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Doggy Doc, 2018 aquarelle et encre sur papier 38,3 x 25,6 cm (15 1/8 x 10 1/8 in.)
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ALBAVOL, 2018 laine tuftée à la main 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.)
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Hot Coq, 2018, aquarelle et encre sur papier, 33,9 x 25,7 cm
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Hocus Locus, 2018, laine tuftée à la main, 235 x 273 cm
caroline achaintre, La Loupe, 2017, ceramic, 15 3/4 x 7 1/8 x 0 3/4 in.
La Loupe, 2017, céramique, 40 x 18 x 2 cm
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Envers, 2017, céramique, 20 x 24,5 x 1 cm
Frac Champagne Ardenne solo show
vue d'exposition : Caroline Achaintre, Frac Champagne Ardenne, 2017
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art solo show
vue d'exposition : Caroline Achaintre, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art 2016

Biography:

Born in Toulouse in 1969, Caroline Achaintre lives and works in London. Caroline Achaintre is nourished by multiple and radically different cultural references that influence her approach. With her sculptures made of wool, ceramic and with her watercolors, the artist appropriates each space to install her hybrid creatures, transforming the exhibition space into a theater where a dialogue between different characters half-fantastic, half-ghostly can take place. Inspired at once by European carnivals, primitivism, German Expressionism and science fiction, Caroline Achaintre’s work on the one hand evokes the possible coexistence of several characters within a same being as well as the tensions generated by duality. No precise indication is given as to how to approach the work of Achaintre. We see in turn a mask, a garment, an animal… Her works have the particular feature of being difficult to define. At once abstract and figurative, they reveal anthropomorphic forms and indicate a particular interest for animism. The mutation of forms and the plurality of possible interpretations engage the mind and the whim of the viewer. This is the strength of Caroline Achaintre’s work: to question our own capacity to be in the world as individuals defined by complex and multiple identities.

Her work has been purchased by numerous public collections among which: Tate Britain, Londres/UK, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris/FR Centre national des arts plastiques, Paris/FR, Frac Aquitaine, Bordeaux/FR, Frac Champagne-Ardenne, Reims/FR.Several solo shows have been dedicated to her work such as Moco, Montpellier (2019), Belvedere 21, Vienna/ AU (2019), De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-sea/UK (2018), Frac Champagne-Ardenne, Reims/FR (2017), BALTIC, Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead/UK (2016), Tate Britain, Londres/UK (2015), Castello di Rivoli, Turin/IT (2013).

Caroline Achaintre: Permanent Wave

Caroline Achaintre: Permanent Wave. Monographie, Verlag Fur Moderne Kunst (26 novembre 2019).
Textes: Charlotte Cosson & Emmanuelle Luciani, Oriane Durand, Stella Rollig.
Livre de poche, 8 x 11 in. / 88 pgs / 49 color.

Documenting the colorful and carnivalesque wall hangings of Caroline Achaintre. London-based French artist Caroline Achaintre (born 1969) works with materials such as wool, ceramic and watercolor to explore Central European carnival and Mardi Gras customs, adding influences from horror and science fiction and museum aesthetics. This book looks at her oeuvre.

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Caroline Achaintre première monographie

Caroline Achaintre première monographie – Cette publication accompagne ses deux expositions personnelles majeures BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead (2016) and FRAC – Fonds Regional d’Art Contemporain Champagne-Ardenne, Reims (2017).

C’est la première monographie consacrée au travail de l’artiste, coéditée par le FRAC Champagne-Ardenne et BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead avec des essais inédits d’Anne Dressen, curatrice à l’ARC/Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Zoë Gray, curatrice au Wiels Centre d’art contemporain, Bruxelles et un entretien entre l’artiste et Emma Dean, curatrice à BALTIC.

Caroline Achaintre, 30 cm x 20 cm, 192 pages
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