Henrot’s diverse practice combines film, drawing, and sculpture. Taking inspiration from subjects as varied as literature, mythology, cinema, anthropology, evolutionary biology, religion and the banality of everyday life, Henrot’s work acutely reconsiders the typologies of objects and established systems of knowledge. A 2013 artistic fellowship at the Smithsonian resulted in her film Grosse Fatigue, for which she was awarded the Silver Lion at the 55th Venice Biennale. Developing themes from the film, The Pale Fox installation was first shown at London’s Chisenhale Gallery in 2014 and traveled to Kunsthal Charlottenburg, Copenhagen; Bétonsalon, Paris; and the Westfällischer Kunstverein, Munster. A catalogue for the exhibition was released in January 2016. Henrot has forthcoming solo exhibitions scheduled at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris; and the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; and Fondazione Memmo, Rome. She has had solo exhibitions at the New Museum, New York; Schinkel Pavilion, Berlin; New Orleans Museum of Art; Musée du Jeu de Paume, Paris. Her work has been included in group shows at MoMA, New York; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; and SculptureCenter, New York; as well as the 2015 Lyon Biennial and the 2016 Berlin Biennial. She is the recipient of the 2014 Nam June Paik Award and the Edvard Munch Art Award 2015.


Past Exhibitions

Strange Days: Memories of the Future

180 The Strand
02/10/2018 — 09/12/2018

Adverbios temporales

Centro Centro
16/02/2018 — 06/05/2018

Camille Henrot: Days are Dogs

Palais de Tokyo
18/10/2017 — 07/01/2018

Camille Henrot: If Wishes Were Horses

Kunsthalle Wien Museumsquartier
22/03/2017 — 28/05/2017

Si Sedes Non Is

The Breeder
06/04/2017 — 31/05/2017

Solo Shows

Days are Dogs, Palais de Tokyo, Paris

La Fondazione Memmo, Rome

Metro Pictures, New York Grosse Fatigue, Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal The Pale Fox, Galerie Johann König, Berlin

The Restless Earth, New Museum, New York
The Pale Fox, Chisenhale Gallery, London; Bétonsalon, Paris; Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen; Westfalen Kunstverein Münster, Germany (2015) Snake Grass, Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin

Cities of Ys, NOMA New Orleans Museum of Art

Is it possible to be a revolutionary and like flowers?, Kamel Mennour, Paris Jewels from the personal collection of Princess Salimah Aga Khan, Rosascape, Paris

Group Shows

Life a userʼs manual: The Second Nature , biennale Art Encounters, Timișoara, Romania
The Commodification of Love, galerie kamel mennour, Paris
Si Sedes Non Is, The Breeder gallery, Athens, Greece
Colori”, Castello di Rivoli, Torino, Italy
Electricity: the Spark of Life, Wellcome Collection, London, United Kingdom


China Overpop, YUZ museum, Shanghai, China.
Volcano Extravaganza, curated by Camille Henrot and Milovan Farronato Fiorucci Art Trust, Stromboli, Italy
The School of Art, Science and Technical Classes, MOSTYN, Llandudno, Wales, UK
The Future in Drag, Biennale de Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Electronic Superhighway, Whitechapel Gallery, London, England
The End of the World, Centro Pecci, Prato, Italy
Biennale de Sydney. Embassy of the Real”, Building 142, Cockatoo Island, Sydney, Australia


Aishti Collection, Beirut, Lebanon.
Affinity Atlas, Tang Museum, Skidmore University, New York, USA
In and Between Geographies, MAMM – Museo de Arte Moderno Medellín, Medellín, Colombia
Scenes for a New Heritage: Contemporary Art from the collection, MoMA, New York City, USA
Individual stories: collecting as Portrait and Methodology, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienne, Austria
The Great Mother, Palazzo Reale, Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Milan, Italy
Une brève histoire de l’avenir, Musée du Louvre, Paris, France
Utopian Days, Fairy Tale”, Museum of Contemporay Art, Taipei, Taiwan
The Kundalini Awakening, Galerie Gagosian, Athènes, Greece
Leiris & Co, Centre Georges Pompidou Metz, Metz, France


Percussive Hunter, Akbank Sanat International Curator Competition, Istanbul, Turkey.
Per/Form – How To Do Things With [Out] Words, Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid, Spain.
Before our Eyes, MACBA, Barcelona, Spain.


Launch of Western Artists and India: Creative Inspirations in Art and Design, Jhaveri Contemporary, Mumbai, India
The World in which we live in, Signal – Centre d’art contemporain, Malmö, Sweden
Sous nos yeux, La Kunsthalle, Mulhouse, France
Bloody Mary, Galerie Torri, Paris, France
The Encyclopedic Palace, 55th Venice Biennale, Giardini & Arsenale, Venise, Italy
L’image pensée, kamel mennour, Paris, France.
Companionable Silences, Nouvelle Vague, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France.
Broken Window, New York Gallery, New York, USA.
Le Pont, MAC – Musée d’Art Contemporain de Marseille, Marseille, France.


The Island / A Game of Life, organized by Fabrice Bousteau, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi, Emirates
El Gran Sur, Biennale de Montevideo, Uruguay
Inventer le monde, Biennale du Benin, organized by Abdellah Karroum, Porto Novo, Cotonou, Ouidah, Abomey, Benin
Le fond de l’air effraie, Biennale de Belleville, Paris, France
A Disagreable Object, organized by Ruba Katrib, Sculpture Center, New York, USA
Rob Pruitt’s Flea Market, Nuit des Musées, Monnaie de Paris, Paris, France
Drawing Now, Le Salon du Dessin Contemporain, Carrousel du Louve, Paris, France
L’artiste en ethnographe, organized by Le peuple qui manque, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Nouveau Festival 3, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Intense Proximity, Contemporary Art Triennial, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
Estate, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, USA