French, born in 1978
Greedy of knowledge, the curiosity of Camille Henrot knows no boundaries. She is inspired by everyday life, literature, mythology, anthropology, evolutionary biology or the history of religions. Anthropological references occupy a particular place in her work. For example, his film Coupé / Décalé (2011) filmed on the Vanuatu archipelago, takes for subject an indigenous rite of passage consisting of a bungee jump.
A graduate of the National School of Decorative Arts in 2002, Camille Henrot now enjoys international recognition. Her work, mixes various practices - film, drawing, sculpture - and explores established thought systems and typologies of objects, questioning the material aspect of our cultures.
Camille Henrot’s work was first shown by Pinault Collection in 2014 during the "Camille Henrot – Grosse Fatigue" in the Gucci Museo, at Florence. In 2017, the Palais de Tokyo gave her carte blanche.