Gaëlle Choisne


The work of Gaëlle Choisne addresses the disorder of the world: disasters, exploitation of resources, residues of colonialism. In Choisne’s work, sculptures, images and referential systems intermingle within opulent environments inhabited by the artist’s gestures. From occult fables and objective sciences; from Caribbean to European literary traditions, she sails amongst her composite imaginary as well as through the techniques through which it materializes: molding, baking, printing; collage, suspension, torsion, extraction. Choisne is particularly interested in processes, which are often left visible in her installations. As if lost in a permanent gestation, her work cannot reach a definitive status, neither in its arrangement nor in its form or reproducibility. This practice of becoming, in which meaning can only be achieved through perpetual motion, operates through palpitation, borrowed from an organic, biomorphic energy.

Gaëlle Choisne (b. 1985, France) lives and works in Paris and London. She also works with a number of public and private institutions in Haïti, where she is involved in and supports numerous alternatives, collective and extra-cultural projects. Selected solo exhibitions: Défixion, curated by Nicolas Bourriaud, archaeological site of Lattara – Musée Henri Prades, in collaboration with MO.CO., Montpellier, FR (2020); Temple of Love, Nuit Blanche, Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris, FR (2020); Temple of Love — Adorable, The Mistake Room, Los Angeles, CA (2019), Temple of Love, Bétonsalon, Paris, FR (2018). Selected group exhibitions: Les Moyens du Bord, Centre Pompidou x La Villette, Paris, FR (2020); Les fleurs de l’été sont les rêves de l’hiver racontés le matin à la table des anges #opus 2, Praz-Delavallade, Paris, FR (2020); Prix de la Fondation Ricard, Fondation Ricard, Paris, FR (2019); 15th Biennale de Lyon, MAC Lyon, Lyon, FR (2019).


Selected public and private collections: Musée Fabre – Fondation Tiphaine, Montpellier, FR; Kadist, Paris, FR; FRAC Champagne Ardenne, Reims, FR; and CNAP (Centre national des arts plastiques), Paris, FR.