Pauline Curnier Jardin was born in 1980 in pertuis and she grew up in Marseilles. in 2006 she graduated both from the Ecole supérieure d’Arts de Paris Cergy, (Superior School of Arts) and from the Arts décoratifs, with a specialisation in Cinema and video. Along with those degrees, she got a scholarship from the “Pépinière des Jeunes Artistes Européens” to start a residency in Finland where she decided to settle from 2007 to 2008 and where she also finished her dissertation about the Joan of Arc representations in movies. That’s when she started with the creation of “movie-performances”, a show which mingles cinema and stage narrative, the first one was Ah Jeanne ! a variation about Jeanne D’Arc, and then she went on with LOV and TVO, a working-class and nuclear fairy tale, and the continued  her series of movie-papers with The White Ferrals. In 2009, she decided to settle in berlin, and in 2010 got a scholarship from the program Goldrauschkunstlerinen Projekt, as well as an MA of plastic arts from the University of Linköpping, Sweden in 2011.
Between both countries she created her “objects optic Opera” Le Salon d’Alone, which was first presented for the Dynasty exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art from the city of Paris in 2010, as well as the ethnographic peep show Ami (friend) presented both at the Palais de Tokyo in 2010 and for The Global Contemporay  at the ZKM of Karlsruhe in 2011. She has just finished a short-movie shot with 8 performers in different prehistoric caves about origins of humanity and called Grotta Profunda that she will present in several festivals next year (Hors-Piste at the Centre Georges Pompidou-Paris…)
The diversity of the media she uses in her work, her qualities as a visual artist as well as a videast and performer logically led her to multiply the exhibition projects in France (MAM of Paris, Palais de Tokyo, Printemps de  septembre..), abroad (ZKM of Karlsruhe, Watermill Center N-Y, Guangzhou University of China…) but also to bloom in numerous collaborations: Since 2007 she has been the Captain in Les Vraoums, a dada queer  recital, with dancers Virginie Thomas, Maeva Cunci et Aude Lachaise, and before that, had been a singer for Theodor Storm, Vercors et Dakota, and one of the she for the SHE-ROMPS with Catriona Shaw. She will thus participate as a plastician, performer and videast in two projects : Grand Magasin in France and Antonia Baehr in Germany.
She is co writing a movie about Ulrike Ottinger with the art Historian Marguerite Vappereau.

Pauline Curnier Jardin
Pauline Curnier Jardin
Marseille, 1980

Past Exhibitions

Amours Courtoises

15/10/2017 — 16/12/2017

Solo Shows

Dolores, Ellen de Bruijne Projects Galery – Amsterdam (Nl)
Le Granit, Scène Nationale de Belfort – (Fr)
CAP, Centre d’art de St-Fons – (Fr)

Performa Commission – Performa15 – Pioneer Works New-York
“Parade-bain-de-sang”, Soirées Nomades de la Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain – Paris (Fr)

MIT List Visual Arts Center – Cambridge- (US)
Kulturtage festival & ZKM 14-18 – The big circus (DE)
Galerie Edouard Manet «Viola Melon, Baiser Melocoton 2 » – – Gennevilliers – (FR)

PSM Gallery «Viola Melon, Baiser Melocoton» – Berlin (DE)

Group Shows

Gridlocked/ Christchurch “the end of the world” – New Zealand – (NZ)
l’Adresse – Printemps de Septembre à Toulouse (Fr)
“Volume Unfold “- curated by Sara Giannini – Amsterdam (NL)
“Bataille” Far°/ Festival des arts vivants 2015 -Nyon (Ch)
“Radical Software” – Galerie Alain Gutharc – Paris (Fr)
Mexico film festival 2014 – Mexico – (MEX)
“Alfred Jarry Archipelago : La valse des pantins – acte I” – Le Quartier, centre d’art contemporain – Quimper (Fr)
Code Magazine – Episode 16 – Middlemarch galery – Brussels (Be)

Puerta -screening «Grotta Profunda» – Bilbao- (SP)
Volume Project -98 weeks gallery and Assabil Association- curated by Sara Giannini – Beirut (L)
Ouunpo Brazil – screening «Grotta Profunda» at the Museum of Modern art of Sao-Paolo- Brazil- (BR)
festival WAOPA – .perf – Piano Nobile – Geneva – (SW)
Mexico film festival 2014 – MEX
«Des nouvelles de la Kula» – Centre d’art de St-Fons – (Fr)
«Orange Rouge» Espace Kiasmha -( Fr)
«Outline_Volume» – Comissioned by Sara Gianini & Vision Forum – Assabil Library – (Beirut, Libanon)

screening of Coeurs de Silex – Carré Beaudoin – Nuits Blanches Paris (FR)
screening at Vdrome – 10- 19 oct –
«the B’s»– Anne Barrault Gallery & Palais de Tokyo – Paris (Fr)
«Vanished» – Christophe Gaillard Gallery – Paris (Fr)
«Excquisite Corpses»– GP & N Vallois gallery – Paris (Fr)
«Marie Déménage» – Fondation Cartier – Paris (Fr)

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Marseille Country of birth: France Date of birth: 1980 Lives in: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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