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Claudia Comte

Born 1983 Grancy, Switzerland
Lives and works in the countryside outside of Basel, Switzerland
Master of Art in Science of Education, Haute Ecole Pédagogique, Visual Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland
Visual Arts, l’Ecole Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne, ECAL, Switzerland BA
Awards and Residencies
The Current, TBA21-Academy, Expedition and Residency, New Zealand 
Cultural Award of the Alexander Clavel Foundation, Riehen, Switzerland
Residency at The Institute of Plant and Animal Ecology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Ekaterinburg, Russia
Residency at Swiss XXX, Johannesburg, South Africa
Prix Kiefer Hablitzel
Prix Mobiliar
Support from the UBS Foundation for Contemporary Art
Support from the Canton of Vaud, Switzerland
Support from the city of Lausanne, Switzerland
Residency at the Swiss Institute, Rome
Residency at Vent des Forêts, Meuse, France
Residency at Galerie Zwanzigquadrameter, Berlin
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
“Home Sweet Home,” curated by Ben Broome, Vistamare, Milan, Italy
"Solo Houses", Galería Albarrán Bourdais, Matarraña (SP)
“From Where We Rise,” Fundacíon Casa Wabi, Puerto Escondido, Mexico
“Desert Flood,” Lago/Algo, Mexico City, Mexico
“Marine Wildfire & Underwater Forests," Gladstone Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
"Claudia Comte: Fire Marble Leaves,” Public Art Project, Central Wharf Park, Boston
“IN NATURE NOTHING LIVES ALONG,” Site Specific Installation, Pescia Fiorentina, Capabio, Italy
"Claudia Comte," Galería Albarrán Bourdais, Madrid, Spain
"The Interview Painting Ensemble (mis en scène in 12 Acts)," Art Basel Parcours, StadtCasino, Basel, Switzerland
“Claudia Comte. After Nature,” Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, Spain
"Jungle and Corals," König Galerie Chapel, Berlin, Germany
“Claudia Comte. The Sea of Darkness,” Kunstraum Dornbirn, Dornbirn, Austria
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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 
“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 
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
“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
“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
“Welcome to Colorful,” Lucy Mackintosh Gallery, Lausanne, Switzerland
“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
"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
“L’Echo,” Standard deluxe, Lausanne, Switzerland
Group Exhibitions
"What if Women Ruled the World", National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
"La cinquième saison", Musée du Louvre and Paris+ par Art Basel, Tuileries Garden, Paris, France
Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany
"From Where We Rise," Casa Wabi, Puerto Escondido, Mexico
“USM x THE SKATEROOM Showroom,” Milan Design Week, Milan, IT
"Abundant Futures,” C3A Centro de Creación Contemporánea de Andalucía, Córdoba, Spain
"OMNIBUS – 10 Years of Kinderhook & Caracas," Kinderhook & Caracas, Berlin, Germany
"Le voci della sera," Vistamare, Milan, Italy
“Geometrische Opulenz,” curated by Sabine Schaschi, Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich, Switzerland
“Desert X ALUla,” Desert Biennale, Saudi Arabia
"Solo Houses," Galería Albarrán Bourdais, Madrid, Spain
"Stretch Marks," projects + gallery, St. Louis, Missouri
"GROUP SHOW 2021," Galerie Joy de Rouvre, Geneva, Switzerland
"The Dreamers," curated Andrea Baccin and Ilaria Marotta, 58th October Salon, Belgrade Biennial, Belgrade, Serbia
"Motiers 2020 - Art en Plein Air," Motiers, Switzerland
"Swiss Sculpture Since 1945," Aarguaer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland
“EPFL Art Lab: Nature of Robotics,” Lausanne, Switzerland
"More, More, More," TANK Museum, Shanghai, China
"Country Salts: This Morning, in the Sweet Torpor of the Great Forest, is Like Every Morning in the World,” curated by Claudia Comte and Samuel Leuenberger, SALTS, Benwill, Switzerland
"Drawing 2020," Gladstone Gallery, New York
"The Sunrise Sings," TARMAK, Gstaad, Switzerland
“Figures on a Ground: Perspectives on Minimal Art,” CAB Foundation,
“Delirious,” Lustwarande, Tilberg, Netherlands 
“Blickachsen 12,” Bad Homburg, Germany
“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
“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 
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“Jeune Création 2010,” Le CENTQUATRE, Paris
“Minipic,” Pauline’s, New York
“10 ans du MUDAC,” Museum of Contemporary Design and Applied Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland
“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
“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
“Weihnachtsmarkt,” Milieu Gallery, Bern
“Athéne, Claudia, Orlane,” Milieu Gallery, Bern
“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
“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