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Gaëlle Choisne

Gaëlle Choisne (°1985n, Cherbourg, France) lives and works in Paris. Choisne’s practice  combines a documentary approach (photography and video) with the use of raw materials, addressing socio-political issues related to the overexploitation of natural resources and colonial history.

Born of a Haitian mother and a Breton father, the artist blends oral traditions, Creole mythology and popular culture in works that refer to both Haiti’s history and her own personal narrative. To invest in the density of these complex and shifting dynamics in perpetual revolution, Choisne uses choral art forms that she readily describes as experimental. Sculpture, installation and a taste for abrupt confrontation with material have always accompanied the artist in the same way that her video practice has, navigating between documentary legacies, found footage and speculative narratives. Between these two great families of consistencies that populate her works are collections of found objects, some of which have been maintained for many years, which show her special attention to charms, amulets, talismans, playing cards and more. These collections convey the artist’s interest in the occult, taxonomy, exoticism, merchandising, spirituality and popular practices sometimes referred to as “ enthusiasts”. (Thomas Conchou). 

Gaëlle Choisne works with both private and public international institutions in Haiti, where she is engaged in various alternative, collective and cultural projects. She has recently been nominated for the Prix Marcek Duchamp 2024. Selected solo and duo exhibitions include Reiffers Art Initiatives with Lorna Simpson, Acadia Art Center, Paris (2023); Monument aux Vivant·e·s – DÉNI, Palais de la Porte Dorée, Paris, (2023); Blue Lights in the Basement, NıCOLETTı, London (2022); Temple of Love – Atopos, MAC VAL, Vitry-sur-Seine (2022); Mondes 

Subtiles, Air de Paris, Paris (2021); Défixion, curated by Nicolas Bourriaud, Musée Henri Prades, in collaboration with MO.CO., Montpellier (2020); Temple of Love, Nuit Blanche, Musée d’Art Moderne de la ville de Paris (2020); Temple of Love — Adorable, The Mistake Room, Los Angeles (2019), Temple of Love, Bétonsalon, Paris (2018). 

She has participated in numerous group exhibitions including PickPocket, Fondazione Zimei, Teatro Michetti, Pescara (2023); Ceremony (Burial on an Undead World), HKW, Berlin (2022); Soft Water Hard Stone, 5th New Museum Triennial, New York, USA (2021); GIBCA, Göteborg International Biennial of Contemporary Art (2021); the 15th Biennale de Lyon (2019); the 14th Curitiba Biennial, Brazil (2019); the Sharjah Biennial 13 (2017); the 12th Havana Biennial, Cuba (2015); and the 13th Biennale de Lyon (2015). She has also had the opportunity to exhibit her work in international institutions such as the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Lyon; the MAMO, Cité Radieuse of Le Corbusier, Marseille; the CAFA Museum in Beijing, and the Pera Museum in Istanbul. 

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Ritual in Transfigured Time

Carlotta Bailly-Borg, Gaëlle Choisne, Maya Deren, Darius Dolatyari-Dolatdoust, Onyeka Igwe, (LA)HORDE, Ula Sickle, Bárbara Wagner & Benjamin de Burca




Performance by Gaelle Choisne in collaboration with dancer Kettly Noël and guitarist Daniele Morelli