"If Celia Gondol’s research had to be defined by a single term, it would be "gesture".
The gesture understood as the physical movement of the body : gestures of dance, rituals, interviews, or attention. But also "LA geste", this time feminine, designating these poetic tales that once sang heroic exploits.
These heroic times that Celia Gondol sings in many of her works are those of the beginnings of the universe, the birth of the cosmos and the ordering of matter.
In this sense, cosmogony and cosmology form the backbone of his research.
In the order of narrative, cosmogony tells the origin and destiny of the universe in a way that mythological. Cosmology is concerned with scientifically describing the physical laws that govern the universe. We rotate because the earth rotates on itself, at the same time as it rotates around its solar star. But even more, we are turning because our galaxy - the Milky Way - is also turning on itself, sliding towards a great invisible attractor, at the dizzying speed of 630 km/s. The dance of celestial bodies also regulates the dance of our own bodies.
It is these speeds, movements and dimensions that escape our daily scales and representations that the artist places at the centre of his questions.
Primordial language, voice and song are also crucial in her recent research. His performance reflects his interest in our ability to transmit a signal, to perceive it attentively, and to reproduce it faithfully or interpret it more freely. It assumes the revealing power of the anomaly, which can sometimes lead to new discoveries and knowledge.
Celia Gondol regularly collaborates with other artists, or with scientists, to create forms that are in constant evolution, as unstable and moving as galaxies."
Hélène Meisel - art historian, curator at Centre Pompidou METZ

Célia Gondol is visual artist and professional choreographer/dancer based in Paris.
She performed in the « 73e Edition - Avignon Festival » and the Verbo Festival in São Paulo, Brazil. She recently exhibited at the CNAC - Le Magasin in Grenoble, the Institute of Contemporary Art (IAC) in Villeurbanne, La Criée / Frac Bretagne in Rennes, Sogn & Fjordane Art Museum in Norway, at the Hermès Ginza Forum in Tokyo and at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris with the Hermès Foundation following her participation in artist residencies of the Foundation under the sponsorship of Ann Veronica Janssens. In October 2018 she presented a solo exhibition at the MONTEVERITA gallery in Paris. In 2017 she participated in the Do Disturb performance festival at the Palais de Tokyo and Verbo at Galeria Vermelho in São Paulo, Brazil, and exhibited for Salon de Montrouge and the Emerige Revelation Award.

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Expositions collectives - Group shows


Les mains sans sommeil, Curateur Gaël Charbau, Fondation d’entreprise Hermès, Forum Hermès Ginza, Tokyo, Japon
La timidité des cimes, « Slow », Curatrice Beatriz Alonso, Sogn og Fjordane Kunstmuseum, Førde, Norvège
SCULPTER (faire à l’atelier), Curatrice Sophie Kaplan, La Criée/FRAC/Musée des Beaux-Arts, Rennes
RADIAL GRAMMAR de Batia Suter, performance « O Universo nu », Le BAL/Atelier de Paris-CDCN, Paris


Les mains sans sommeil, Curateur Gaël Charbau + Performance « Réciter les langues » et « O Universo nu », Fondation d’entreprise Hermès, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
Brouhaha, Curateur Mickaël Roy, Le Granit, Belfort
Verbo, « Slow », performance, Galeria Vermelho, São Paulo, Brésil
62e Salon de Montrouge, Curateur Ami Barak + Performance « Réciter les langues », Beffroi de Montrouge, Paris
Do Disturb, « Slow », curatrice Vittoria Matarrese, performance, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
Micro Salon #7, Galerie L’inlassable, Paris


Station 1(0), LABORATOIRE ESPACE CERVEAU Institut d’Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne
Une inconnue d’avance, Bourse Révélations Emerige, curateur Gaël Charbau, Villa Emerige, Paris
TROPICÁLIA, L’Inlassable Galerie, Paris
The making of an exhibition, Galleria Marcolini/CIY, Forli, Italie


FIAC-L’OFFICIEL, "Slow", performance, Cité de la Mode et du Design, Paris
Les voyageurs, curateur Hou Hanru, Palais des Beaux Arts, Paris
CIY à la Villa Belleville, curateurs CIY, Paris


Rayon Vert, en collaboration avec Paul Lahana, ENSBA, Paris
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Expositions personnelles - Solo shows


Physical meanings, Galerie MONTEVERITA, Paris, du 13/10/18 au 24/11/18


Point Cardinal, DNSAP, ENSBA, Paris
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How to look through a ghost, PSG Art Gallery, Bangkok, Thaïlande


Un Temps Ralenti, Centre Chorégraphique National d’Orléans, direction Josef Nadj, Orléans
The spell was cast, DNAP, ENSBA, Paris



Laboratoire Espace Cerveau, artiste invitée dans le cadre du cycle « Vers un monde cosmomorphe », Institut d’Art Contemporain, Villeurbane


Fondation d’entreprise Hermès, résidence d’artiste aux ateliers de la Holding Textile Hermès, Lyon. Marraine Ann Veronica Janssens


62ème Salon de Montrouge, catalogue d’exposition, curateur Ami Barak, texte Michaël Roy, 2017
Cahiers de résidence 6, Résidence Holding Textile Hermès, entretien Gaël Charbau,
éditions Actes Sud/Coédition Fondation d’entreprise Hermès, Octobre 2016
Le Chassis n°1, revue papier, entretien Emmanuelle Oddo, octobre 2016 lire l’entretien
Une inconnue d’avance, catalogue d’exposition Bourse Révélation Emerige, texte Gaël Charbau, 2016 catalog view / text French+English
50/52, ouvrage sur la scène artistique émergente, curateur Laurence Bruguière, texte Noémie Monier, 11-13 Editions, 2015 lire le texte Vue du catalogue d’exposition
Les voyageurs, catalogue d’exposition, curateur Hou Hanru, texte Anne-lou Vicente, Beaux-Arts de Paris Les Editions, 2015 vue du catalogue d’exposition/lire l’entretien read interview
Diplômes 2014, Catalogue des diplômés de l’ENSBA, Beaux-Arts de Paris Les Editions, 2014
Le Chassis, Perpective#1, Chronique Noémie Monier, revue en ligne, 2014 lire le texte
Domus, Tokonoma/Co.Labor.Lab, collaboration avec l’agence d’architecture Gillot+Givry, article en ligne, texte Tony Côme, 2012 read article



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