Carole Benzaken

Born in 1964 - France

BIOGRAPHY

Carole Benzaken was born in 1964 in Grenoble, France. She lives and works in Paris. She holds a Diplôme Supérieur d'Arts Plastiques (1990) from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts de Paris.

Since 2013 she teaches painting at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Art de Paris Cergy (ENSAPC). In 1998/99 she was a Visiting Artist for graduate students at the Pasadena Art Center, California. In 1995/96 Carole Benzaken was a Visiting Artist at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts (ENSBA, The National School for Advanced Studies in Fine Arts), Paris.

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EXHIBITIONS

SOLO

2014 Museum of Fine arts, Nancy, France
2013 Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris
2012 Bielska Bwa Gallery, Bielsko-Biala, Poland
2011-2012 Museum of Art and History of Judaïsm, Paris
2009 Nathalie Obadia Gallery, Paris
2009 Contemporary Art Center, Saint-Restitut
2008 Item Gallery, Paris
2007 Galerie Hambursin-Boisanté, Montpellier
2006 Nathalie Obadia Gallery, Paris
2005 Saint Radboud University, Nijmegen, Nederland
2004 Espace 315, Prix Marcel Duchamp IV th edition, Centre Pompidou, Paris
2004 Skarstedt Gallery, Stockholm
2003 Anne Faggionato Gallery, London
2002 Nathalie Obadia Gallery, Paris
2000 INMO Gallery, Los Angeles
1999 Nathalie Obadia Gallery, Paris
1999 CAPC- Museum of Contemporary Arts, Bordeaux
1996 Nathalie Obadia Gallery, Paris
1995 Chapelle Saint-Jacques, Saint-Gaudens (South of France)
1995 Sala "El Roser", Escola municipal de Belles Arts, Cavalers (Spain)
1995 Villa Arson, Nice
1994 Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art, Paris
1993 Nathalie Obadia Gallery, Paris
1993 Spazio d'Arte, Serre di Rapolano, Italy
1991 Pierre Lescot Gallery


GROUP

2013 "Textile et art contemporain". House of arts, Birschwiller
2013 "Une spiritualité au féminin". Museum of sacred art of Dijon & Museum of Hiéron, Paray Le Monial, France
2012 "Chemin faisant... à travers les collections du Centre de la Gravure et de l'image imprimée". Jurassic Museum of Arts, Moutier, Switzerland
2011 "French Window", Mori Museum Tokyo, Japon
2011 "Des limites de ma pensée", GalerieDuboisfriedland, Bruxelles, Belgium
2010 "De leur temps (3)", Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain de Strasbourg, Strasbourg
2010 "Collection Florence et Daniel Guerlain dessins contemporains", Musée des Beaux-Arts et d'Archéologie de Besançon, Besançon
2009 ""Elles@centrepompidou", Centre Pompidou, Paris
2009 ""1,2,3, Hypnos", Galerie Defrost, Paris
2008 "Cris et Chuchotements", Centre de la Gravure et de l'Image Imprimée, La Louvière, Belgium
2007 “Contempory Cool and Collected”, Mint Museum of Art,
Charlotte, USA
2007 “Bêtes et Hommes”, Grande Halle de La Villette, curator Vinciane Despret, Paris
2006 “ Eye on Europe: Prints, Books, and multiples, 1960 to now “ The Museum of Modern Art, New-York, Deborah Wie, chief curator, and Wendy weitman, curator, Department of Prints and Illustrated Books
2006 “La Force de l’Art” Grand Palais, Paris
2006 “Art in the Age of Anxiety” Premio Biella per l’incisione 2006, curator: Jeremy Lewison, Museo del Territorio Biellese, Biella, Italy
2006 “Parcours# 1 2005-2006”, Collection du MAC/ VAL Musée d’Art Contemporain du Val de Marne
2006 “Lumières Contemporaines, Vitraux du XXI siècle et Architecture Sacrée”, Centre Internationnal du Vitrail, Chartres
2005 Cologne Art Fair, exhibition curated by ADIAF
2005 “Trame Contemporaine “, Musée de la Tapisserie, Beauvais
2005 “Collection 2”, Fondation pour l’Art Contemporain, Claudine et Jean-Marc Salomon
2004 “De leur Temps”, Musée des Beaux-Arts de tourcoing
2004 “Moving Picture Desire” Busan Biennal, Korea
2003 "10th Birthday" Nathalie Obadia Gallery, Paris
2003 "Face & Cie (Facéties)" Carolus Duran et Compagnie, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Tourcoing
2003 " Dear Painter Paint Me", SCHIRN Kunsthalle, Frankfurt
2002 Centre Georges Pompidou, exhibition " Lieber Maler, Male Mir ", (Dear Painter, Paint Me), curator, Alison Gingeras,
2002 "Summer Invitational", Annina Nosei Gallery, New York
2001/2002 "Mondial", Grunaldi Forum Monaco
2000 Group Show, Annina Nosei Gallery, New York,
2000 "Art in the Wind", Domain of Chamarande, France
2000 "Spring Colors, 1980-2000: 20 years, 20 artists", the French National Assembly Gallery, Paris
2000 "From Arts... to Fashion", Christie's Paris
2000 "One Night Stand", Los Angeles
2000 "Spurgeon", Santa Anna, California
2000 "Modern Landscape", FRAC Collection, Auvergne, Crozatier Museum, Le Puy en Velay, France
1998 "L'Oeil et l'Esprit" [The Eye and the Spirit]; curator Alfred Pacquement, Gunma Museum of Contemporary Art, Iwaki City Museum of Contemporary Art and Wakayama Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan
1997 "Figures et paysages" ["Figures and landscapes"], FRAC Ile de France, Rhine Contemporary Art Center, Alsace, France
1996 Montrouge Salon, France


AWARDS

2011 Named Knight of the Legion of Honnour.
2008 Named Officer of Arts and Letters by the Minister of Culture and Communication of the French Republic, by decree 14 July 2008.
2004 Prix Marcel Duchamp
1998 Named Knight of Arts and Letters by the Minister of Culture and Communication of the French Republic, by decree 4 December 1998.
1997/98 Awarded AFAA (Association Française pour l'Action Artistique) Grant, in Los Angeles, U.S.A.
1995 Awarded a scholarship by the Nice (France) Contemporary Art Centre to attend artists' workshop at the Villa Arson
1991 Albert Rocheron Award, ENSBA.

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