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Camille Henrot
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Camille Henrot

Camille Henrot (born in 1978, France) lives and works in New York. Best-known for her videos and animated films combining drawn art, music and occasionally scratched or reworked cinematic images, Camille Henrot’s work blurs the traditionally hierarchical categories of art history. Her recent work, adapted into the diverse media of sculpture, drawing, photography and, as always, film, considers the fascination with the “other” and “elsewhere” in terms of both geography and sexuality, casting doubt on the linear and partitioned transcription of Western history, and highlighting its borrowings and grey areas.

Recent solo exhibitions include the New Museum, New York; the New Orleans Museum of Art; and Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin. Her exhibition The Pale Fox, shown in 2014 at Chisenhale Gallery, London; Kunsthal Charlottenborg; and Betonsalon – Centre for art and research, Paris; will travel to Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster in 2015. In 2013, she was the recipient of the Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship in Washington, DC, where she produced the video Grosse Fatigue awarded the Silver Lion at the 55th Venice Biennale.