Pauline Curnier Jardin

Pauline Curnier Jardin (b. 1980, Marseille, France) is a Berlin-Rome-based artist working across installation, performance, film, and drawing. The artist is known for creating fictional cinematic narratives while using the language of documentary filmmaking. Often accompanied by large installations that are both sculptural and architectural, Curnier Jardin unfolds and amplifies the formal and conceptual thresholds between the two mediums.

She is the winner of the 2019 German Preis der Nationalgalerie, the 2021 Villa Romana Prize in Firenze, and recipient of the 2019-2020 Villa Medici fellowship in Rome. Her work was included or commissioned over the last years in: Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW), Berlin; Steirischer Herbst Festival, Graz; Manifesta 13, Marseille; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; the Bergen Assembly, Bergen Biennial; International Film Festival, Rotterdam; the 57th Venice Biennale; Tate Modern, London; Performa 15, New York.

 

Education

2003-2006
Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris (ENSAD)

2001-2006
Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Arts de Cergy (ENSAPC)

2007-2011
M.F.A Art & Technologies, Linköping Swedish University

Solo Exhibitions:

2023
Centraal Museum Utrecht

2022
Something Out of It, LIAF2022 for Venice Biennal
ChertLüdde, Berlin
Lucciole (Fireflies), Pinksummer Contemporary Art, Genova
FRAC Corsica, Corte, Corsica
CRAC Centre Régional d’Art Contemporain, Occitanie, Sète

2021
Waiting for Agatha, Sebastian and the rest of the holy children – Unfolding a filmic research, INDEX – INDEX – The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Stockholm
Fat to Ashes, Preis Der Nationalgalerie – Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin
Waiting for Agatha, Sebastian and the rest of the holy children – Unfolding a filmic research, Art Basel Feature, Ellen the Bruijne Projects presents Pauline Curnier Jardin, Art Basel, Basel

2019
I still send you a lot of affection and I kiss you through my denture, 1646, The Hague
Parties sans éteindre les lumières, Fondation Ricard pour l’Art Contemporain, Paris
If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution Commissions: Pauline Curnier Jardin, If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution, Amsterdam

2018
Sebastiano Blu, Tomaskerk, Amsterdam, (performance)
Grotta Profunda Approfundita, Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen
You think you are within in me now, KRIEG, Hasselt

2017
Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam

2016
Le Granit, Scène Nationale de Belfort, Belfort
The Shower of Sister Bondage, Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam
Blutbad Parade, Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers, Paris

2015
The Resurrection Plot, Performa 15, Pioneer Works, New-York
Parade-Bain-de-Sang, Soirées Nomades, Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris

2014
Mémoires Perdues, Europäische Kulturtage Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe
MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge
Viola Melon, Baiser Melocoton, Galerie Edouard Manet, Gennevilliers

2013
Art Berlin Contemporary (ABC), Berlin
Viola Melon, Baiser Melocoton, PSM Gallery, Berlin

2012
Crèche Vivante, Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris
The Mysteries of Creation without Hands, L’Antenne, FRAC Ile-de-France, Paris

Group Exhibitions, Screenings & Performances

2022
Something Out of It, Casa di Reclusione Femminile (Women’s Prison), LIAF – Lofoten International Art Festival, Lofoten
Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig
The Villa Romana Prize 2021, Firenze

2021
The Villa Romana Fellows 2021, Firenze
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino
Pés de Barro / Feet of Clay, Galeria Municipal do Porto, Porto
CONTEMPORARY ART FESTIVAL Survival Kit 12, Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art, Riga
Open studios 2021, Villa Romana Premio, Firenze
ILLIBERAL ARTS, Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW), Berlin
Le Printemps de Septembre Festival, Toulouse

2020
Steirischer Herbst Festival, Graz
Anticorps, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
Mythologies – The Beginning and End of Civilizations, ARoS Aarhus Art Museum
Manifesta 13, the European Nomadic Biennial, Marseille
Remember Tomorrow is the First Day of your Life, CAPC Bordeaux
Possédé.e.s, MOCO Montpellier
The Imploding Liminal Inevitable, HKW Berlin
¡Viva Villa!, Collection Lambert, Avignon

2019
Preis der Nationalgalerie 2019, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin
YOU, Collection Lafayette Anticipations, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris
Actually, the Dead Are Not Dead, Bergen Assembly 2019, Bergen
Stance & Fall, Marta Herford, Herford
Momentum The Emotional Exhibition, Moss

2018
Sie ist die Zukunft (She is The Future), Kunstverein Langenhagen, Langenhagen
HOME Artist Film Weekender, HOME, Manchester, GB (screening)
Nikki Agency presents Chants of Disorder, Les Bains, Paris
Una verdad sospechosa, Estampa Contemporary Art Fair, Feria de Madrid (IFEMA), Madrid
Excavating Darkness, Trafó Galéria, Budapest
Mademoiselle, Centre régional d’art contemporain (CRAC), Sète
Shelter a contemporary intervention, Museum Catharijneconvent, Utrecht
Double Feature, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt (screening)
Restless Matter, Cobra Museum of Modern Art, Amsterdam
Circuses and Taxidermists, Sunday Narratives, Rivieria Cinema, Athens (screening)
Tattoo Sospir, Villa Santo Sospir, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat
Voici des fleurs, La Loge, Brussels
A Fleshly School of Poetry, D21 Kunstraum, Leipzig
Gaia in the Anthropocene, Garage Rotterdam, Rotterdam
Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival (BIEFF), Bucharest
Videoart Midnight, Babylon Cinema, Berlin, (screening)
Affinities, or The Weight of Cinema: An Affinity for Color, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC

2017
VIA XIV, Film Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes de Verín, Verín
Terrestrial Records, Manifesta Foundation Offices, Amsterdam
International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam (IDFA), Amsterdam
L’Alternativa, Festival de Cinema Independent de Barcelona, Barcelona
Winterthur International Short Film Festival, Winterthur
Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain (FIAC), Paris
Âge d’Or Film Festival, Brussels
Amours Courtoises, Galerie Sultana, Paris
Frieze Projects 2017, Frieze London, London, (screening)
25 FPS International Experimental Film and Video Festival, Zagreb
Re: Imagining Europe, Box Freiraum, Berlin
Les Bons Sentiments, 19e Prix, Fondation d’Entreprise Ricard, Paris
Guanajuato International Film Festival, Guanajuato
Rolling Snowball/9, Chinese European Art Center (CEAC), Djúpivogur
Lima Independent International Film Festival, Lima
Rolling Snowball/8, Chinese European Art Center (CEAC), Xiamen
Videoex Experimental Film & Video Festival, Zürich
Beldocs International Documetary Film Festival, Belgrade
Viva Arte Viva, Arsenale, 57th International Venice Biennale, Venice
Scattered Disc, Futura Project, Prague
Independent Brussels, Brussels
Hearts of Flint, Tate Modern, (screening)
International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), Rotterdam

2016
Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain (FIAC), Paris
RijksakademieOPEN, Rijksakademie Van Bilden den Kunsten, Amsterdam
Berend Strink, Redifining Realness, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam
Heterotropics (with Alex 2000), Indische Buurt, Amsterdam
Snail Nacht #Dracula, El Rincón Latin, Amsterdam (performance)
W8 Summer Cinema, W8 Art Architects, Amsterdam (screening)
World Breakers, Drodesera XXXVI, Centrale Fies, Drodesera
Welcome to Caveland!, Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Brussels
61eme Salon de Montrouge, Montrouge
The House Looks for an Admiral to Rent, National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC), Bucharest
Daniel Faria + PSM, Art Cologne, Congress-Centrum Koelmesse, Cologne
Festival 100%, La Villette, Paris
The One Minutes, Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam
Blutbad Parade, Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers, Paris
Knot Knot, Flat deux, London
Ein Schelm, wer Böses dabei denkt, Künstlerhaus Bremen, Bremen

2015
RijksakademieOPEN, Rijksakademie Van Bilden den Kunsten, Amsterdam
Healing Tool, The One Minutes, Amsterdam
The Blue Grey Wall, The Physics Room, Christchurch, NZ Unfold #1, Amsterdam
Bataille, Far° Fesitival des arts vivants, Nyon
Distrital Film Festival, Mexico City, Mexico
Radical Software, Galerie Alain Gutharc, Paris
Alfred Jarry Archipelago: La valse des pantins – Acte I, La Ferme du Buisson, Noisiel
l’Adresse du Printemps de Septembre, Toulouse
Snail Nacht #String, El Rincón Latin, Amsterdam (performance)
Episode 16: Retro-Prospective, Code Magazine 2.0, Middlemarch, Brussels
Does Not Equal, W139, Amsterdam

2014
Puerta, Bilbao (screening)
The Volume Project, 98 Weeks Gallery, Beirut
14 juillet 14 Un Extra, in collaboration with Les Vraoums, 3bisf, Aix en Provence
(performance) Mémoires Perdues, Europäische Kulturtage Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe
Perf. – infiltrations, A Paino Noblie, Festival la Cour des Contes, Geneva
Nouvelles de la Kula, Centre d’arts Plastiques de Saint-Fons (Le CAP), Saint-Fons
Tout, Est Ce Que Nous Avons Toujours Voulu, Espace Khiasma, Les Lilas
São Paulo Museum of Modern (MAM), São Paulo (screening)

2013
Vdrome, Artissima, Turin
Destiny: The B’s, Galerie Anne Barrault, show part of Nouvelles Vagues, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
Distrital Film Festival, Mexico City, Mexico
Vanished, Galerie Christophe Gaillard, Paris
Marie Losier Déménage (in collaboration with Marie Losier), Soirées Nomades, Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris (performance)
Exquisite Corpse, Galerie Vallois, Paris
Once upon a time there were two knights, Gallery Nettie Horn, London

2012
Labor Berlin 1: Drifting, Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW), Berlin
We Gave a Party for the Gods and the Gods all Came, Galerie Arko, Nevers
The Hidden Mother, Atelier Rouart, Paris
La Nuit des Tableaux-vivants II, Biennale de Belleville 2, Paris
Keys to our Heart, The John Institute, in collaboration with LUX, London, GB and Image Movement, Berlin
Récitatif, Soirées Nomades, Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris
Les Urbaines, Théâtre Arsenic, Lausanne
Fill this White up to the Roof!, Kaskadenkondensator, Basel
Coeur de Silex, La Galerie, Noisy-le-Sec

2011
Les Innommables grotesques, LMD galerie, Paris
Hantologie des colonies, Khiasma, Les Lilas
D’un autre monde, Lieu-Commun, part of Le Printemps de Septembre, Toulouse
Festival Le Printemps de Septembre, Toulouse
Attempts to Get Inside the World, Lewisham Arthouse, Lewisham
Blow-Up (with Natasha Rosling), Jeu de Paume (digital exhibition), Paris
Une Chambre à Soi, Galerie Christophe Gaillard, Paris
Vision Forum Spring Symposium, Norrköping Konstmuseet, Norköping
Hors Pistes Film Festival, Centre Pompidou, Paris
Figures de l’humain: l’autre e(s)t moi, Ecole Nationale d’Arts de Belfort, Belfort
Die Bar, HBC, Berlin

2010
Les Vraoums, Les Rencontres à l’echelle, Les Bancs Publics, Marseille (performance)
Jeune création 2010, Le Centquatre, Paris
LOV&TVO, part of Sonja Draub solo show, Galerie Mitte im KUBO, Bremen
The Invisible Generation, La’s Kurbas Center, Kiev
Dynasty, Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris
Screen Realities, IG Bildende Kunst, Vienna
The Unclassifiable Romanesco (with Catriona Shaw), Galerie Ben Kaufmann, Berlin (performance)

2009
Les Vraoums, RPPP, New York (performance)
Les Vraoums, Le Centquatre, Paris (performance)
Le Salon d’Alone, Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, Paris, (performance)
Les Vraoums, Le Théâtre de la Condition des Soies, Festival d’Avignon, Avignon (performance)
Les Vraoums, La Féline, Paris (performance)
Les Vraoums, Le Théâtre 145, Grenoble (performance)
Les Vraoums, Le Regard du Cygne, Paris (performance)
(Anti)Realism: Workshot 3, Adele C gallery, Rome
(Anti)Realism: Workshot 2, Ecole Régionnale des beaux Arts de Besancon (ERBA)
Instant Video Festival, Marseille

2008
(Anti)Realism: Workshot I, Norrköping Konsthall, Norrköping
(Anti)Realism, University of Guangzhou, Guangzhou
Cabinet de Curiosités, Chateau du Grand Jardin, Joinville
Playtime, (with Dominique Gilliot), Le Choeur Chrysler, Bétonsalon, Paris (performance)
Meng n’Go, University of Guangzhou, Guangzhou
La carmagnole des She-Romps (with Catriona Shaw), 300M3 Art Space, Gothenburg
MyComputer (collaboration with Catriona Shaw and Goodiepal) 300m3 Art Space, Gothenburg
The White Ferals, Studio 23, Berlin
Nordic Chaud – Emoticon Workshop (with Catriona Shaw), 300M3 Art Space, Gothenburg
Les Errants de Gouttières, Studio 23, Berlin
Ah Jeanne!, Cinema le Concorde, La Roche-Sur-Yon
Ah Jeanne!, Cap 15, Marseille
LOV&TVO, Ausland, Berlin (performance)
LOV&TVO, Studio 23, Berlin (performance)
Les Vraoums, Club-Sandwich #8, Paris (performance)
Les Vraoums, Cap 15, Marseille (performance)

2007
Les Vraoums, Coordination des intermittents et précaires d’Île-de-France (C.I.P-I.D.F), Paris (performance)
Les Vraoums, Point Ephémère (performance)
Pressentiment, La Générale de Sèvres, Paris
Common Ground Raumars 1997-2007, Lönnström Art Museum, Rauma
Private Parts: Le Hula-Hoop c’est dur pour tout le monde, Museum Glömska, Norrköping
Nordic Chaud – Emoticon Workshop (with Catriona Shaw), ART Pispala, Tampere
Nordic Chaud – Emoticon Workshop (with Catriona Shaw), Titanik-galleria, Turku
Nordic Chaud – Emoticon Workshop (with Catriona Shaw), Lönnström Art Museum, Rauma
LOV&TVO, Glömskans Museum, Norrköping (performance)
LOV&TVO, Titanik-galleria, Turku (performance)
The Palm Tree, Rauma Swimming Hall, Rauma
The Entertaining of the Shy in Finallyland, Rauma Art Museum, Rauma
Banana Children Orchestra, Rauma Art Museum, Rauma
LOV&TVO, Lönnström Art Museum, Rauma (performance)
LOV&TVO, Galleria Telakka, Tampere (performance)

2006
Paulette Pilone et son oiseau (with Constantin Alexandrakis) La Vitrine, Paris
Nothing is heard by Joan of Arc, l’Abbaye de Maubuisson, Saint-Ouen-l’Aumône
Ah Jeanne!, l’Abbaye de Maubuisson, Saint-Ouen-l’Aumône
Nothing is heard by Joan of Arc Petahertz, Maison populaire, Montreuil
Ah Jeanne!, Petahertz, Maison populaire, Montreuil
Mouvement-Parade pour un oiseau, 27m2- collectif VACANCY, Paris
Chapitre 3, l’Abbaye de Maubuisson, Saint-Ouen-l’Aumône
Shanghai Trends, Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai

2005
Revue Vertigo, cinéma l’Entrepôt, Paris
Mouvement-Parade pour un oiseau, Volume 1,2, La Générale de Belleville, Paris

2004
Travail à vendre (with Hélène Iratchet and Jan Kopp), Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, Paris
Ménagerie de Verre, Festival Entrainements, Paris
Chroniques, Chateau du Grand Jardin, Joinville
Awards, Fellowships and Grants

2021
Awarded The Villa Romana Prize, Florence

2019
Preis der Nationalgalerie, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin

2018
Awarded Prize Camargo Foundation, FIDlab part of FIDMarseille, Marseille
Awarded NN Group Art Award, Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam

2017
Laureate of 19th Fondation d’Entreprise Pernod Ricard Prix, Art Contemporain, Paris
Awarded Age d’Or Prize, Age d’Or Film Festival, Brussels
Awarded Otto d’Ame Prize, Schermo dell’arte Film Festival, Florence
Awarded Otra Mirada Prize, Vía XIV Festival Internacional de Curtas de Verín, Verín

2013
Artist Grant, Centre national des arts plastiques (CNAP), Paris

2012
Artist Grant, Centre national des arts plastiques (CNAP), Paris

2011-2012
Artist Grant, DRAC Ile-de-France, La Galerie Noisy-le-sec, Noisy-le-sec

2010
Artist Grant, Goldrausch Künstlerinnenprojekt art IT, Berlin

Residencies

2021
The Villa Romana Fellows, Florence

2020
Académie de France, Villa Medici, Rome

2015-2016
Rijksakademie Van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam

2014
La Villa Arson Centre d’Art Contemporain, Nice

2013
La Cité des Arts, Paris

2011-2012
La Galerie Centre d’art contemporain de Noisy-le-sec, Noisey-le-sec

2011
Caza d’Oro, Mas d’Azil

2009
Watermill Center, Robert Wilson’s Foundation, New-York

2008
Gallery 300m3, Göteborg

2007
Sotka, Kankaanpään Taidekoulu
Raumars, Rauma

Appointments

2022
Guest tutor, Akademie der Bildenden Künste Nürnberg

2021
Guest tutor, Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (ZHDK)

2020 – ongoing
Tutor De Ateliers, Amsterdam

2016-2018
Guest professor, Kunsthochschule Kassel, Kassel

2017-2018
Tutor, Dutch Art Institute, Arnhem

2017
Jury member, Diplôme National Supérieur d’Expression Plastique (DNSEP), Ecole Supérieure des Beaux Arts de Besançon, Besançon

2016-2017
Guest tutor, Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux, Bordeaux

2016
Jury member, Diplôme National Supérieur d’Expression Plastique (DNSEP), Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts de Lyon, Lyon

2013
Instructor, Fine Art Department at Paris College of Art, Paris

Bibliography – Selected Articles

2022
“Le lucciole vorrebbero tornare” by Corinna T. on Wall:Out, Winter 2022, online.
“Pauline Curnier Jardin” on Tique, April 2022, online.
“Corpo e identità di genere. La mostra di Pauline Curnier Jardin a Genova” by Marinella Paderni on Artribune, Febru- ary 2022, online.
“The Age of Love Chapter IV: Love and Poverty and Joy: Pauline Curnier Jardin” by Chus Martínez on Flash Art #337, Winter 2021-2022, print.

2021
“Female Misconduct to Upset the Social Order” by María Muñoz on Metal Magazine N°45, Winter 2021, print. “Pauline Curnier Jardin: Fat to Ashes” by Léon Kruijswijk on Metropolis M – N°3, September 2021, online. “Ritual, Gewalt, Fleisch” by Tom Mustroph on Tip Berlin, May 2021, print.
“Lust, Gewalt und Schönheit” by Bettina Göcmener on B.Z. Berlin, April 2021, print
“Ein Spektakel im Hamburger Bahnhof ” by Ulrike Borowczyk on Berlin Morgenpost, April 2021, online.
“Fat to Ashes: Pauline Curnier Jardin im Hamburger Bahnhof ” by Esther Harrison on Cremeguides, April 2021, online. “Attack of the Killer Grannies: Pauline Curnier Jardin” by Charles Aubin on Mousse, January 2021, print.

2020
“Pauline Curnier Jardin: «Il n’y avait pas de meilleur endroit pour être confinée»” by Stéphane Renault on The Art Newspaper Édition Française, June 2020, online.
“An Artist Presents Menopausal Women’s Bodies as Powerfully Sexual” by Cleo Abramian on Hyperallergic, February 2020, online.
“Exposition. «Anticorps»” A2S, Paris, 2020, online.

2019
“Pauline Curnier Jardin erhält Preis der Nationalgalerie” on Frankfurter Allgemeine, September 2019, online. “Pauline Curnier Jardin für Videokunst ausgezeichnet” on Der Spiegel, September 2019, online.
“Contemporary art award for young artists goes to Pauline Curnier Jardin” on Deutsche Welle, August 2019, online. “Les Fées de Réel” by Elisabeh Franck-Dumas on Libération, June 2019, online.

2018
“The World Inside Out: Pauline Curnier Jardin according to Ana Teixeira Pinto” by Ana Teixeira Pinto, Fondation d’Entreprise Pernod Ricard, September 2018, online.

2017
“Pauline Curnier Jardin: Teetotum” on Frieze, December 2017, online.

Catalogues – Publications

2022
“Fat To Ashes,” by Pauline Curnier Jardin, Kristina Schrei, Sara Giannini, Ana Teixeira Pinto, Giovanna Zapperi, ed. by Alice Koegel, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, catalogue of the exhibition at the Hamburger Bahnhof, 2022.

“The Villa Romana Fellows 2021 catalogue”, Firenze, 2022.