Claire Artemyz

Born in 1961 - France


After a career in neurobiology, Claire Artemyz began practicing photography in 1997. She joined "Ecole des Gobelins" and continued her training in video and photography. She lives and works in Paris.

Her first artistic research established a dialogue with abandoned places, she named them "lieux blessés" then ventured into the field of experimental video. In 2004, she came back to photography and was interested by tattooing, physical changes and therefore began the “Paysages de corps" series, which made us wonder about body language and the issue of identity. An identity, which was addressed via another recurring theme in her work: the skull, demonstrating boundless intimacy and questioning beyond human species.

She wandered through the world of fossil and shed light on the origins of life and man with "Mémoires". Claire Artemyz explores the world of the living or dead, past and present with scientific precision and an artistic eye. She uses and works with light to better reveal these fragments of bodies and objects. The images are abstract and aren't retouched after the photo is shot and carried out in silver.

Claire Artemyz exhibited all around the world. The museum curators believed in her and therefore acknowledged the quality and importance of her work. They exhibited her photography under a new aspect. Her photography is displayed in several private collections in France and abroad.

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SOLO (selection)

Juillet-Août, Quai des Célestins, Agnez Art Gallery, Paris
Juin, "On n'y voit rien!", quartier Bastille, Agnez Art Gallery, Paris
Juin-Juillet «Un Don d’Amour: de l’Agneau de Dieu aux Blessures Sacrées» Eglise Saint-Nicolas de Tavant
2014 « Il était une fois… », Maison de la Dame, Brassempouy
« Mémoires de Tautavel », Tautavel, Cinquantenaire des fouilles
2013 « D’OS ET DE PIERRE », Musée d’Archéologie Nationale, Saint-Germain-en-Laye
« Peccata Mundi », Confluences-Polycarpe, Lyon
2012 « BESTIAIRE ET Cie », Musée d’Archéologie Nationale, Saint-Germain-en-Laye
« Mémoires d’Océans » Galerie Le Cerisier, Mois de la Photo-OFF, Paris
2011 « LES TEMOINS SILENCIEUX », Festival Photo Saint-Germain des Prés,
Galerie Le Toit du Monde, Paris - France
« MEMOIRES II », Musée d’Archéologie Nationale, Saint-Germain-en-Laye – France
« MEMOIRES », Archeoparc, Val Senales - Italie
« REGARD SUR UN MASQUE », Galerie Le Toit du Monde, Paris - France
2010 « MEMOIRES », Atelier 49, Lyon - France
2008 « AFFLEURE DE PEAU », Galerie JTM, Paris - France
« BODY LANDSCAPES », Vanilla Gallery, Tokyo - Japon

GROUP (selection)

2015 «L’Envers du Décor », Le Havre Tattoo Convention
2014 « L’Echo des Cavernes », Galerie Le Cerisier, Paris
2012 « La plus petite de toutes les choses», Novembre, MAC PARIS
« L’aluminium, intrusion dans l’art », Fondation de Watteville, Martigny - Suisse
2011 « WE WERE YOUNG AND IMMORTAL », Galerie Good Friday, Paris - France
« SUPER-NATURAL », Galerie Le Cerisier, Paris – France
« Memento mori », Berliner liste, Berlin – Allemagne
2009 « HABEAS CORPUS », MAPRA, Lyon - France
« JE TE PRESENTE MON CORPS », Festival des Autres Images, La Rochelle - France
« XTH NORTHERN INK XPOSURE », Musée d’Art Contemporain, Toronto – Canada

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