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Laetitia Gendre
updated: 11/01/2013
website: www.laetitiagendre.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
dimensions
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speed of inversion
installation view
MO2
try glue (melancolie)
getaway
untitled
Ghoster coaster
Our dried voices (installation view)
Our dried voices
Thank You For Watching
Lucky skull
plastilinsong
The Direct Matching Hypothesis
The Direct Matching Hypothesis-slides (excerpt)
Le Verbe Voir
 
Portfolio Keywords:  conceptual, documentary, dreams, historical, memory, figurative, humor, narrative, animals, optical
 
 
speed of inversion by Laetitia Gendre
speed of inversion
paper, graphite, wood, slide projection.
2007
78" x  105,3"  x 156" 
installation view by Laetitia Gendre
installation view
drawings, light, wood structure.
2007
Dimensions variable
MO2 by Laetitia Gendre
MO2
graphite, paper
2006
29,5" x  41,3" 
try glue (melancolie) by Laetitia Gendre
try glue (melancolie)
graphite, paper, glue
2007
23,4" x  58,5"  x 85,8" 
getaway by Laetitia Gendre
getaway
paper, graphite, wood, light spot
2007
62,4" x  58,5"  x 312" 
untitled by Laetitia Gendre
untitled
graphite on paper
2008
59" x  47,2" 
Ghoster coaster by Laetitia Gendre
Ghoster coaster
paper, graphite, wood.
2008
235" x  300"  x 280" 
Our dried voices (installation view) by Laetitia Gendre
Our dried voices (installation view)
paper, graphite, wood, video.
2008
Dimensions variable
Our dried voices by Laetitia Gendre
Our dried voices
video loop.
2008
Dimensions variable
Thank You For Watching by Laetitia Gendre
Thank You For Watching
video, sound.
2009
Dimensions variable
Lucky skull by Laetitia Gendre
Lucky skull
graphite on paper
2011
29,5 " x  41,3 " 
plastilinsong by Laetitia Gendre
plastilinsong
graphite on paper
2011
19,6 " x  24,8 " 
The Direct Matching Hypothesis by Laetitia Gendre
The Direct Matching Hypothesis
metal structure, paper, graphite, slide projection
2011
Dimensions variable
The Direct Matching Hypothesis-slides (excerpt) by Laetitia Gendre
The Direct Matching Hypothesis-slides (excerpt)
slide projection
2011
Dimensions variable
Le Verbe Voir by Laetitia Gendre
Le Verbe Voir
C-print, light, industrial paper rolls
2012
Dimensions variable

Artist Statement

Drawing is a tool to investigate reality and a medium for imagination. Its protean character is at the core of my work. Paradoxical notions, such as gesture/image, narration/experience, amateurism/savoir-faire, constitute its semantic field.

My practice consists of graphite drawings and installations including videos, projections and texts. It combines different approaches, documentary, historical or imaginary. References to art history and personal experiences overlap. The relationship between image and space is a central matter of interest to me.

 

Artist Bio / CV

 Lives and works in Paris

 Studies

- 1998 / MA visual arts (DNSEP), Strasbourg .
- 1997 / Student exchange program, Edinburgh Art school.
- 1996 / BA visual arts (DNAP), Strasbourg.
- 1991 / Baccalaureate in Applied Arts , Tours.

 
Solo exhibitions

- Le Verbe Voir, Lobe Gallery, Chicoutimi (Q), 2012.
- La Détente, Fermeture Eclair, Caen, 2011.
- One thing’s sure […], SECONDroom Antwerp, 2011.
- The Direct Matching Hypothesis, Thomas Fischer , Berlin, 2011.
- Thank you for watching, Samsa, Berlin, 2009.
- Our dried voices, Souterrain, Berlin, 2008.
- Mentalgaraj, La Maison Rouge, Paris, 2008.
- Fast fade to grey grey grey, Ronmandos, Amsterdam, 2008.
- The Third Room, SecondRoom, Bruxelles, 2007.
- Le contraire d’un feu, center for arts C. Lambert, Juvisy-sur-Orge (FR), 2005.

 

Group exhibitions

- 100 drawings against vietnam war, Komplot & Le Commissariat, Brussels 2011.
- (THE OLD SOW) […], WIELS, Bruxelles, 2010.
- Über zeichnung, Olaf Stüber gallery, Berlin, 2010.
- On paper, Wendt&Fridmann gallery, Berlin, 2009.
- 58T, curated by E. Lambion, Gare Congrès Brussels, 2008.
- The Cause, Kaus Australis, Rotterdam , 2007.
- Wrong time, wrong place, TENT, Rotterdam, 2007.
- Frederic magazine, Galerie Eof, Paris, 2006.
- Gemütlichkeit, VKS gallery, Toulouse, 2005.
- 9 bis gallery, curator Damien Deroubaix, Saint-Etienne, 2003.
- La ventileuse, Marseille, 2001.
- Carte blanche à Joël Benzakin, Strasbourg art fair,1998.

 
Residencies

- Le Lobe, Chicoutimi, 2012.
- Kaus Australis, Rotterdam, 2007.
- Triangle France, Marseille, 2003.


Publications /

 

- Laetitia Gendre, La Détente, Publie.net, Paris 2012.
- Laetitia Gendre, Se constitue à la rencontre…, Nioques#6, 2009

- Collection revue #3, Paris 2012.
- La Détente, artist book, Brussels 2011.
- Pie Bible, M+M & Verlag für moderne kunst Nüremberg, 2008.
- Frederic magazine, Paris 2006.
- Le contraire d’un feu, catalogue, Paris, 2005.
- Armpit of the Mole, by Michael Quistrebert, Fondatìon 30km/s, Barcelona, 2005.