Lectures and Workshops

Grad Art Seminar: Camille Henrot

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

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Born in 1978, Camille Henrot lives and works in New York City. Henrot's diverse practice moves seamlessly between film, drawing, and sculpture. Informed by her wide-ranging research into subjects and disciplines including literature, mythology, cinema, anthropology, evolutionary biology, religion, and history, Henrot’s work reexamines established systems of knowledge and typologies of objects. A 2013 fellowship at the Smithsonian resulted in her film, Grosse Fatigue, a benchmark work for which she was awarded the Silver Lion at the 55th Venice Biennale. Developing themes from the film, Henrot's exhibition, “The Pale Fox” was first shown at London's Chisenhale Gallery in 2014 and traveled to Kunsthal Charlottenburg, Copenhagen; Bétonsalon, Paris; and the Westfällischer Kunstverein, Munster. A catalogue for the exhibition was published in January 2016.

In 2017 Henrot presented a Carte Blanche exhibition, entitled Days Are Dogs at Palais de Tokyo, Paris. That year, she also opened exhibitions at Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna; Allbright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo; Mori Art Museum, Tokyo; Castello di Rivoli, Turin; and the Wellcome Collection, London. Henrot has had one-person exhibitions at the New Museum, New York; Fondazione Memmo, Rome; Schinkel Pavilion, Berlin; New Orleans Museum of Art; Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton, Paris; and Jeu de Paume, Paris. She has exhibited in group shows at Centre Pompidou, Paris; Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo; Stedelijk Museum, Netherlands; and SculptureCenter, New York. Henrot participated in the 2016 Berlin and Sydney Biennials and the 2015 Lyon Biennal. She is the recipient of the 2014 Nam June Paik Award.

The Graduate Art Seminar is a forum for graduate students and members of the ArtCenter community to enter into dialog with internationally recognized artists, critics, and art historians. The Seminar is a core component of ArtCenter’s Graduate Art program. The Seminar is also free and open to the public.

ArtCenter’s Graduate Art program is based on intensive studio practice and rigorous academic coursework. The program is distinguished by its low faculty-to-student ratio that provides students with the attention and feedback they need to refine and achieve their artistic goals. Faculty and students are artists working in all genres—film, video, photography, painting, sculpture, performance and installation. A significant number of alumni have achieved national and international acclaim and often return to share their insights and expertise as visiting faculty and guest lecturers.