Camille Henrot

1978 · France

Artist biography

Camille Henrot is seen as an established mid-career artist, who was born and brought up in France, like other celebrated artists such as Vava Dudu, Margaux Coulombel, Marcel Duchamp, Morgane Denzler, and Michael Roy. Camille Henrot was born in 1978.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Camille Henrot's work is on display in several galleries around the world, in countries such as the United Kingdom, France, and Germany. Some of those galleries are Kamel Mennour | London in the United Kingdom, as well as Kamel Mennour | Rue du Pont de Lodi and Galerie Dominique Fiat in France. Camille Henrot most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Kamel Mennour | London in the United Kingdom (28 June 2018 until 28 July 2018) with the exhibition Mask. Camille Henrot's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; Été indien (04 September 2019 - 04 October 2019) at Kamel Mennour | Rue Saint-André des Arts in France and (Self)Portraits (22 February 2020 - 18 July 2020) at Parkett Exhibition Space | Zurich in Switzerland.

Historical Context of France

France has been an important nation in the development of modernism. Throughout the 19th century, France fostered the foundations of what is today known as the avant-garde, including movements such as Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Art Nouveau, led by critically acclaimed artists. During the first part of the twentieth century, Paris was an essential intellectual and cultural hub, originating cutting-edge movements such as Cubism, Fauvism, Dadaism and Surrealism, amongst others. These movements emerged at the beginning of the century, in the period immediately preceding the Second World War. Major French artistic figures from the beginning of the century include Paul Cezanne, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque (Spanish national who settled in France) Francis Picabia, Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, and Le Corbusier amongst many of others.

Further Biographical Context for Camille Henrot

Born in 1978, Camille Henrot's creative work was primarily inspired by the 1990s. A group of artists working in the United Kingdom, who came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, defined the artistic culture of the 1990s. Affiliated loosely by their age and nationality, they were a diverse collective of practitioners. Many of the YBAs attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by the ‘super collector’ of the time, Charles Saatchi. The most famous member of the group is Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). The YBAs became known for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an outlook that was rebellious yet entrepreneurial. Due to the large amount of media coverage that they garnered, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. Relational Aesthetics, a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud to describe the act of creating art based on human relations and their social context, became a key idea in the 1990s. Works by artists including Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as important artists who worked to this outline.

Camille Henrot

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