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Claudia Comte

 
CLAUDIA COMTE
Born 1983 Grancy, Switzerland
Lives and works in Grancy, Switzerland and Berlin, Germany
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Education
2010
Master of Art in Science of Education, Haute Ecole Pédagogique, Visual Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland
2007
Visual Arts, l’Ecole Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne, ECAL, Switzerland BA
Awards and Residencies
2018
The Current, TBA21-Academy, Expedition and Residency, New Zealand 
Cultural Award of the Alexander Clavel Foundation, Riehen, Switzerland
2015
Residency at The Institute of Plant and Animal Ecology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Ekaterinburg, Russia
2013
Residency at Swiss XXX, Johannesburg, South Africa
2012
Prix Kiefer Hablitzel
Prix Mobiliar
Support from the UBS Foundation for Contemporary Art
2011
Support from the Canton of Vaud, Switzerland
Support from the city of Lausanne, Switzerland
2010
Residency at the Swiss Institute, Rome
Residency at Vent des Forêts, Meuse, France
2009
Residency at Galerie Zwanzigquadrameter, Berlin
2008
Residency at Cité des Arts à Paris, Lauréate de l’atelier Vaudois du 700ème, Paris
Support from l’Association sociale et culturelle pour les Suisses, Paris
Solo Exhibitions
2019
“Claudia Comte. How to Grow and Still Stay the Same Shape,” Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy
“I Have Grown Taller from Standing with Trees,” Copenhagen Contemporary, Copenhagen 
"Claudia Comte: The Morphing Scallops," Gladstone Gallery, New York
 "Bunnies and ZigZag,” Galerie Joy de Rouvre, Geneva
“Fruits and Jungle,” König London, London
"The Cavern of Lost Dreams (nine characters)," Gladstone Gallery, Brussels
2018
“Fruits and Bodies,” Cultural Award of the Alexander Clavel Foundation Prize Exhibition, Villa Wenkenhof, Riehen, Switzerland
“When Dinosaurs Ruled The Earth,” König Galerie, Berlin
“Claudia Comte: Electric Burst (Lines and Zigzags),” Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri
"Big Marble Skinny Kenny," The Spot, Porto, Portugal
“Zigzags and Diagonals: Claudia Comte,” Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio
2017
“The Primary Fondue Party,” Salon Suisse: ATARAXIA, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
“La Ligne Claire,” Basement Roma, Rome
“Black and White Circles in the Sky,” Münsterhof, Zürich, Switzerland
“NOW I WON, Messeplatz,” Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland
“10 Rooms, 40 Walls, 1059 m2,” Kunstmuseum Luzern, Luzern, Switzerland
2016
“The Curves, the Corners and the Machines,” Festival International d‘Art Toulouse at le Bazacle, Toulouse, France
“Inauguration of The Three Graces,” London
“Le printemps de Septembre,” Festival International d’Art Toulouse at Le Bazacle, Toulouse, France
“Zigzag division,” Musée Cantonal des Beaux Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland
“Catch the Tail by the Tiger,” König Galerie, Berlin
“The Primary Fondue Party,” BolteLang, Zürich, Switzerland
2015
“Sonic Geometry,” BolteLang, Zürich, Switzerland
“Sonic Geometry,” Galerie Art et Essaie, Rennes, France
“Story Bumping,” Milieu Galerie, Bern
“NO MELON NO LEMON,” Gladstone Gallery, New York 
2014
“Le Passage de L’Etoile,” Vevey, Switzerland
“Fluide Glacial,” LISTE, BolteLang, Basel, Switzerland
“Wir baden auf der Freianlage,” Gladstone Gallery, Brussels
“Sharp Sharp,” David Dale Gallery, Glasgow, United Kingdom
“Easy Heavy III,” Haus Konstruktiv, Zürich, Switzerland
“Sharp Sharp,” David Dale Gallery, Glasgow, United Kingdom 
2013
SUNDAY Art Fair, solo presentation with BolteLang, London 
“All Work and All Play,” Toshiba House, Besançon, France
“Claudia Comte & Omar Ba,” Centre Pasquart, Biel, Switzerland
“Wir baden auf der Freianlage,” Gladstone Gallery, Brussels
“If I were a rabbit, where would I keep my gloves?,” BolteLang, Zürich, Switzerland
“X, Y, Z,” Friart, Centre d’Art de Fribourg, Switzerland
Summer Villa Extension, Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris
2012
“NO LEMON NO MELON,” Tripode, Nantes, France
“From Zanzibar to Acapulco,” SALTS, Basel, Switzerland
“Trouble Rainbow III,” BolteLang, Zürich, Switzerland
“Vanity Loop,” Kunst am Bau, Etat de Vaud, Gymnase d’Yverdon, Switzerland
“From Acapulco to Zanzibar,” with Guillaume Pilet, La Rada, Locarno, Switzerland
2011
“Scantione-Tensione,” Institut suisse de Rome, Rome
“IBIZA, Milieu Gallery,” Bern
“Trouble Rainbow II,” Favorite Goods, Los Angeles
“Trouble Rainbow,” Galleria Marie-Laure Fleisch, Rome 
“Estampes,” Studio Raynald Métraux, Lausanne, Switzerland
2010
“Welcome to Colorful,” Lucy Mackintosh Gallery, Lausanne, Switzerland
2009
“Rond-point,” Darse Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland
“You cut but you can’t,” Galerie 20qmberlin, Berlin
“Installation in-situ,” % culturel, Fondation lausannoise pour l’art contemporain, Lausanne, Switzerland
“Naturalisés,” Musée Arlaud, Lausanne, Switzerland
2008
"Inimitable," Galerie Lucy Mackintosh, Lausanne, Switzerland
“Georges abstraction surface air,” Bureau des vidéos, Le George, Centre Pompidou, Paris
Video projection, “«Rêves»,” Vitrine du Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris
2007
“L’Echo,” Standard deluxe, Lausanne, Switzerland
Group Exhibitions
2019
“Delirious,” Lustwarande, Tilberg, Netherlands 
“Blickachsen 12,” Bad Homburg, Germany
2018
“20 Years Kunst Raum Riehen – The Jubilee Exhibition,” Kunst Raum Riehen, Riehen, Switzerland 
“Biennale Gherdëina VI: Writing the Mountains,” Val Gardena, Italy
“Hot Saw – Electric Power,” New Swiss Performance Now, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland
“Foundation for Contemporary Arts 2018 Benefit Exhibition,” Gladstone Gallery, New York
2017
“Crib II,” Galerie 95, Biel, Switzerland
“KolnSkulptur #9,” Sculpture Park Cologne, Cologne, Germany 
“Gartenschau,” König Gallery, St. Agnes Garden, Berlin
“Beneath the Salt- Conglomerate,” Kinderhook & Caracas, Berlin
“Curves and Zigzags,” Desert X, Palm Springs, California 
2016
“128 triangles and their demonstrations,” Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami
“The Language of Things,” Public Art Fund, City Hall Park, New York 
“UM DIE ECKE DENKEN – DIE SAMMLUNG (1986-2016),” Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zürich, Switzerland
“Tous les tableaux sont à l’envers,” Circuit, Lausanne, Switzerland
“/Quiz 2,” Mudam Luxembourg – Musée d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg
2015
“Christmas Show,” SALTS, Basel, Switzerland
“Des Seins à Dessein,” Espace Arlaud, Lausanne, Switzerland 
“Ligne Aveugle,” ISBA, Besançon, France
“Full House,” Bunk Club at Shanaynay, Paris
“Architecture & Nature,” Domaine de Muy Contemporary Sculpture Park, France
“My Lonely Days Are Gone Part 2,” Arratia Beer, Berlin
“Art Imprimé,” Triennale 2015, Musee des Beaux-Arts Le Locle, Le Locle, Switzerland
"Pour que vous aimiez quelque chose il faut que vous l'ayez vu et entendu depuis longtemps tas d’idiots," Francis Picabia, Performance at Collection Cahiers d’Artistes 2015, LISTE, Basel, Switzerland
“WLGTDWI - a performance evening with Claudia Comte,” SALTS, Basel, Switzerland
“Môtiers Art en plein air 2015,” Môtiers, Switzerland
“Gargle/Spit,” TBD, New York
“Work Hard: Selections by Valentin Carron,” Swiss Institute, New York
“Reliability of Recognition,” BolteLang, Zürich, Switzerland
2014
“Elevation 1049.2,” Gstaad, Switzerland
“Post-Op. Perceptual Gone Painterly / Du perceptuel au pictural. 1958 – 2014,” Galerie Perrotin, Paris
“Poirier,” Galerie Perrotin, Paris
“Associations News,” Salts, Basel, Switzerland
“BolteLang Stadtbiotop 2014,” Eleonorenstrasse, Zürich
“Le Passage de L’Etoile,” Vevey, Switzerland
“Bex & Arts,” triennale de la sculpture Suisse, Bex, Switzerland
“Ars Multiplicata,” Kunsthalle Koidl, Berlin
2013
“Post-Mortem,” Forde, Geneva, Switzerland
“Draft for a particular vision of the future,” Bar Babette, Berlin
“Châteaux Secrets,” Fondation Ricard, Iles des Embiez, France
“Mixed Message Media,” curated by Neville Wakefield, Gladstone Gallery, New York
“Harum Scarum,” Galerie Blancpain, Geneva, Switzerland
“Paraphernalia,” Telemark Contemporary Art Center, Skien, Norway
2012
“Under 30,” Kunsthaus Glarus, Switzerland
“La jeunesse est un art,” Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland
“Tell The Children / Abstraction pour enfant,” La Salle de Bain, Lyon, France
“If I had 8 hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend 6 sharpening my ax,” Kunst Raum, Riehen, Switzerland
2011
“Territoires,” Bex & Arts, Triennale de Sculpture Suisse, Bex, Switzerland
Roma Art Fair, with galerie Marie-Laure Fleisch, Rome
“Train Fantôme,” Cruise and Callas Gallery, Berlin
“Rock The Casbah,” Istituto Svizzero di Roma, Rome
“20 ans des espaces d’une sculpture,” Visarte Vaud, Parc de Mont Repos, Lausanne, Switzerland
“Le Fédéral à Semen-Contra,” Rotwand Gallery, Zürich, Switzerland
“Accrochage Vaud 2011,” Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland
2010
“Jeune Création 2010,” Le CENTQUATRE, Paris
“Minipic,” Pauline’s, New York
“10 ans du MUDAC,” Museum of Contemporary Design and Applied Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland
2009
“I could do that! No, you couldn’t!,” Milieu Gallery, Bern
“Kawabanga,” Espace Delrue, La Barthoteque, Nantes, France
“Condominia,” Musée Rath, Geneva, Switzerland
“I am by birth a Genevese,” Espace Forde, Geneva, Switzerland [traveled to: Vegas Gallery, London]
“Transit,” collective urbain exhibition, Renens, Switzerland
2008
“Patapsychique,” Bibliothèque du Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris
“Le Spectrarium,” Pavillon Le Corbusier, Cité universitaire, Paris
“Made by ECAL,” Espace lausannois d’art contemporain, Renens, Switzerland
“Zoo Art Fair,” 1m3 Gallery, London
“Abstraction-Extension,” Fondation Salomon, Alex, France
“That’s all Folks!,” Chez Popper, Geneva, Switzerland
“X,” galerie 1m3, La Diligence, Nice, France
“Black Diaspora,” Galerie Out of this World, Montreux, Switzerland
2007
“Weihnachtsmarkt,” Milieu Gallery, Bern
“Athéne, Claudia, Orlane,” Milieu Gallery, Bern
2006
“Cabinet Budget,” Atelier 304, Usine, Geneva, Switzerland
“Sonal,” Arsenic, Lausanne Sublime, collective exhibition, Atelier 304, Usine, Geneva, Switzerland
“Morgenstern,” Château de Morges, Morges, Switzerland
“Mini-golf,” Circuit, Lausanne, Switzerland
2005
“Accrochage, Vaud 2005,” Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland
“Académie de sculpture,” Atelier 304, Usine, Geneva, Switzerland
“Les Urbaines, young videographers at the Cinemathèque Suisse,” Rêves, Lausanne, Switzerland