Born 1961 in Nice, France

Awards

2014 Representative for France at the 56th Venice Biennale 2015
2010 Marcel Duchamp Award nominee
2009 Golden David Award, David Contemporary Art Academy
2004 FIACRE Grant
1998 P.S.1 – Institute for Contemporary Arts – AFAA Artists’ Studio Program
1997 FIACRE Grant

One-Person Exhibitions

2017
Céleste Boursier-Mougenot: Solidvideo, Xippas Galleries, Geneva, Switzerland (5/19-7/29/17)
2016
Céleste Boursier-Mougenot – from here to ear v. 20, Jupiter Artland, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (5/13 - 7/22/2016)
Céleste Boursier-Mougenot – from here to ear v. 13, QAGOMA (Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia (12/2/2016 – 4/17/2017)
Céleste Boursier-Mougenot – from here to ear v. 21, Copenhagen Contemporary, Copenhagen, Denmark (11/24/16-5/3/17)
2015
Céleste Boursier-Mougenot – from here to ear v.19, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, Montreal, Canada (11/25/15 – March 2016)
Céleste Boursier-Mougenot – acquaalta, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France (6/22 – 9/13/15)
Céleste Boursier-Mougenot – clinamen v.2, Centre Pompidou-Metz, Metz, France (6/3 – 9/30/15)
Céleste Boursier-Mougenot, Schaefer International Gallery, Kahulul, HI (5/17 – 7/18/15)
Céleste Boursier-Mougenot – revolutions, curator: Emma Lavigne, French Pavilion, 56th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy (5/9 – 11/22/15)
2014
Céleste Boursier-Mougenot, Aubette 1928, Strasbourg (6/21 – 9/14/14)
from here to ear, Le Parvis, scène nationale, Tarbes, France (4/18 – 6/14/14)
Céleste Boursier-Mougenot, perturbations, Les Abattoirs, Toulouse (1/31 – 5/4/14)
FreePort [No. 007]: Céleste Boursier-Mougenot, Peabody-Essex Museum, Salem, MA (1/18 – 4/13/14)
2013
Céleste Boursier-Mougenot: presences, Galerie Mario Mazzoli, Berlin (9/7 – 11/2/13)
Céleste Boursier-Mougenot: clinamen, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia (5/3 – 9/30/13)
2012
Céleste Boursier-Mougenot, Museum of Contemporary Art, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (10/4 – 10/31/12)
Céleste Boursier-Mougenot: portraits, presented as part of Crossing the Line Fall Festival 2012, French Institute Alliance Française, New York, NY (9/14 – 11/10)
Céleste Boursier-Mougenot, Galerie Xippas, Paris, France (9/8 – 10/20/12)
Céleste Boursier-Mougenot: videodrones, Collège des Bernardins, Paris (2/10 – 4/15/12)
2011
From here to ear (v.15), Hangar Bicocca, Milan, Italy (10/6 – 12/4/11)
Index (v.5), Le dojo, Nice, France (6/22 – 9/30/11)
Fisheyedrones, Le Lavoir, Mougins, France (6/21 – 10/23/11)
Céleste Boursier-Mougenot: Untitled, Galerie Sintitulo, Mougins, France (6/21 – 7/3/11)
Céleste Boursier-Mougenot: Untitled (Series #3), index (v.4) for two pianos, Empac Rensselaer,Troy, NY (5/12 – 11/5/11)
From here to ear (v.14), Galerie Iconoscope, Montpellier, France (5/13 – 7/2/11)
2010
From here to ear, STUK Arts Center, Leuven, Belgium (9/9 - 10/3/10)
Céleste Boursier-Mougenot, curated by Elizabeth Brown, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA (5/27- 9/26/10)
Céleste Boursier-Mougenot: New Commission for The Curve, Barbican Art Gallery, London, England (2/27 – 5/23/10)
Céleste Boursier-Mougenot: transcom 1, La Maison Rouge, Fondation Antoine de Galbert Paris, France (2/19 – 5/16/10)
Céleste Boursier-Mougenot: harmonichaos, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY (2/19 – 3/13/10)
2009
Céleste Boursier-Mougenot, Estuaire Nantes Saint Nazaire 2009, Les halles, place du Bouffay, Nantes, France (6/5 – 8/16/09)
Index, virus, solidvideo, detail, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY (3/19 – 4/25/09)
Variation, Pinacothèque, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Videodrones (version 6), Musée Chagall, Nice, France
World Financial Center, New York Electronic Festival, New York, NY
2008
Index, Théâtre de Gennevilliers – Centre Dramatique National, Gennevilliers
From here to ear, recycle, zombiedrones, Galerie Xippas, Paris, France (4/5 – 5/17/08)
2006
Harmonichaos & flamByFrame, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY (9/9 – 10/21/06)
états seconds, FRAC Champagne – Ardenne, Reims, France, (6/2 – 10/15/06)
2004
Forum itinérant – Le Maillon, Théâtre de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France (1/6 – 2/15/04)
2003
Cerca Series – Céleste Boursier-Mougenot, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA (3/6 – 04/27/03)
2002
Centre Régional d’Art Contemporain (CRAC) Sète, France (1/19 – 4/15/02)
Parcours Saint Germain 2002, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France (5/28 – 6/28/02)
Vidéodrones and harmonichaos, CRAC St. Nazaire (Le Grand Café), (10/26 – 12/15/02)
2001
Untitled – a Sound Installation, Rice University Art Gallery, Houston, TX (3/8 – 4/12/01)
Vidéodrones, la Synagogue de Delme, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Delme, France (7/8 –9/9/01)
Untitled (Series #3), Church of the Trinity, FRAC Lorraine, Metz, France (7/8 – 9/9/01) : Videodrones, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY (10/10 – 12/15/01)
Untitled (Series #3), Ezra and Cecilia Zilkha Gallery, Wesleyan University, CT (10/31 – 12/9/01)
Untitled (Series #3), Herzliya Museum of Art, Herzliya, Israel (9/1 – 12/31/01)
2000
From Here to Ear & Untitled (Series #3), Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, OH (1/29 – 3/26/00)
Harmonichaos, Chapelle du Genêteil, Château-Gontier, France (5/13 - 6/25/00)
Vidéodrones, La Criée, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Rennes, France (11/09 - 11/18/00)
1999
Untitled (Series #2), Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY (9/10/99 – 10/16/99)
Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA (10/26/99 – 11/15/99)
1998
Untitled (Series #1), Sound environment installed in a tunnel in Central Park, New York, NY (7/1/98 & 7/4/98)
1997
Untitled (Series #1), Galerie du CAPC Musée de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France (9/26 – 11/15/97)
1996
Cadre & Cut-Up, Galerie chez Valentin, Paris, France (9/14 – 10/21/96)
1995
Performance for Seven Dogs and Record Players in the Street, Galerie chez Valentin, Paris, France (7/12/95)

Group Exhibitions

2017
Synthesize: Art + Music, MOCA Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL (6/3-9/24/17)
Audubon: Drawn to Nature, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN (4/1-7/30/17)
Socle du Monde Biennale 2017: to challenge the Earth and the Moon, the Sun & the Stars, curated by Olivier Varenne, Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Herning, Denmark (4/21-8/27/17)
Soundtracks, curated by Rudolf Frieling, SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA (7/15/17-1/1/18)
Lyon Biennale, Lyon, France (9/20/17-1/7/18)
In Motion: Ceramic Reflections In Contemporary Art, Keramiekmuseum Princeessehof, Leeuwarden, Netherlands (12/2/17—11/25/18)
2016
Sugar Spin: You, Me, Art, and Everything, Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA), Brisbane, Australia (12/3/2016-7/17/2017)
2015
La Vie Moderne, Biennale de Lyon, Lyon, France (9/10/15 – 1/3/16)
2014
I was a double, The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum, Saratoga Springs, NY (7/5/14 – 1/4/15)
Laisser les sons aller où ils vont, Frac Franche-Comté & Centre national des arts plastiques,Paris, France (6/21 – 9/21/14)
2013
veille, Nuage, Musée Réattu, Arles, France (5/16 – 10/31/13)
Vertigo, Galerie Xippas, Geneva, Switzerland (1/17 – 3/9/13)
2012
Search for a New Synesthesia, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan (10/27/12 – 2/1/13)
El Gran Sur, First Montevideo Biennale, Montevideo, Uruguay (10/15 – 11/15/12)
Par nature exposition collective, Le Centquatre, Paris, France (9/22/12 – 3/17/13)
UNNATURAL, Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL (9/9—11/4/12)
Notations: The Cage Effect Today, Times Square Gallery, Hunter College, New York, NY (2/17 - 4/21/12)
Célébration Rêve de nature, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Valence, Valence, France (5/11 – 7/7/12)
2011
Bêtes off, Centre des Monuments Nationaux, Conciergerie, Paris, France (11/17/11 –11/3/12)
My Paris – Antoine de Galbert Collection, me Collectors Room, Berlin, Germany (10/1/111/8/12)
French Art Today, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, South-Korea (7/19 - 10/16/11)
La Sculpture Autrement, Eco Parc, Mourgins, France (6/19 – 10/2/11)
Si loin, si proche… Bêtes et hommes, Domaine du château d’Avignon, France (7/1 –10/31/11)
Collectionneurs “en situation”, l’Espace de l’Art Concret, Mouans-Sartoux, France (6/19 10/30/11)
L’art contemporain et la côte d’azur : un territoire pour l’expérimentation 1951–2011, Lasculpture autrement, Éco’parc, Mougins, France (6/19 – 10/2/11)
French Window: Looking at Contemporary Art through the Marcel Duchamp Prize, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan (3/18-7/3/11)
The Birds and the Bees, Marnie Fleming, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, ON, Canada (3/5-5/5/11)
2010
21st Century: Art in the First Decade, Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA), Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (12/18/10– 4/26/11)
On & On, curated by Olivier Varenne, La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain (11/18/10- 1/16/11)
harmonichaos, Hôtel de Lauzun, Paris
Glow 2010, Santa Monica, CA (9/25/10)
Prix Marcel Duchamp, Fiac, Cour Carrée du Louvre, Paris
De leur temps 3, Musée d’art moderne et contemporain de Strasbourg (11/5 – 2/13/10)
I am a cliché, Rencontres photographiques d’Arles, curated by Emma Lavigne, Grande Halle, Parc des Ateliers, Arles, France (7/3 – 9/19/10)
Update 3: Body Sound, Collection of Centre Pompidou, Zebrastraat, Ghent, Belgium (4/17- 6/20/10)
Diagonales: feedback – vibrations aller-retour, Galerie La Box, Bourges, France (3/26- 4/18/10)
2009
Third Moscow Biennale: Against Exclusion, curated by Jean-Hubert Martin (9/25 – 10/25/09)
La confusion des sens, curated by Fabienne Fulchéri, Espace culturel Louis Vuitton, Paris, France (9/19/09 – 1/10/10)
Voyage sentimental 3, Fonds régionaux d’art contemporain Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (FRAC PACA), organized by Platform, Marseille, France (9/12 – 12/12/09)
The New York Electronic Art Festival Exhibition, World Financial Center Courtyard Gallery, New York, NY (9/29 – 10/24/09)
L’esprit des Lieux, oeuvres du FDAC de l’Essonne, Domaine départemental de Chamarande, France (7/5 – 9/20/09)
Assises, Galerie Xippas, Paris, France (6/27 – 7/31/09)
Mutisme(s), Le Lieu Commun, Toulouse, France (6/19 – 7/19/09)
Vernissage de l’exposition des oeuvres des Artistes Nominés aux Prix des David 2009, 2009 award winner, Paris, France (4/22 – 5/12/09)
Invasion of Sound: Music and the Visual Arts Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland (4/6 – 6/14/09)
Exposition des nominés, Prix Meurice, Hôtel Meurice, Paris, France
From Here to Ear, Festival du MONA FOMA, The Long Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Estuaire Nantes Saint Nazaire 2009, Les Halles, Place du Bouffay, Nantes, France
Les David pour l’Art Contemporain, Espace Pierre
Cardin, Galeries Pierre Cardin, Paris, France
harmonichaos, Inauguration The Children’s Museum/Museo de los Niños, San Diego, California, USA.
2008
Le Renouveau du Temps, Maison Guerlain, Paris, France (12/20/08 – 1/5/09)
From Ear to Hear, L’art contemporain en Europe – L’Expérience Pommery #5 Domaine de Pommery, Reims, France (6/13 – 12/31/08)
Festival Indisciplines, Le Dojo, Nice, France (5/29 – 6/1/08)
Inauguration of The Children’s Museum, San Diego, CA
Untitled (Series IV), Fragilités, Le FRAC Haute-Normandie, Sotteville-Lès-Rouen, France (3/14 – 5/4/08)
Nouvelles du Mont Analogue, Musée départemental d’art contemporain de Rochechouart, Rochechouart, France (3/1 – 5/18/08)
Private Life: The Collection of Josep Civit, Centro de Arte y Naturaliza, Fundacion Beulas, Huesca, Spain
Du Machinique et du Vivant, curated by Régis Durand, La Réserve, Pacy-sur-Eure, France (10/7/07 – 1/15/08)
Nuit Contemporaine (performance), Arsenal – Metz and 49 Nord 6 Est, FRAC Lorraine, Metz, France
Ensemble, curated by Christian Marclay, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA (9/7 – 12/16/07)
Soundwaves: The Art of Sampling, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, CA (9/23 -– 12/30/07)
Arnhem Fashion Biennale, Arnhem, Netherlands
Futuresystems: Rare Moment, Lentos Museum of Modern Art, Linz, Austria (3/17 – 6/10/07)
2006
A Tale of Two Cities, Busan Biennale, Busan, South Korea (9/16 – 11/25/06)
Accords Excentriques, Château de Chamarande, Chamarande, France (5/14 – 10/29/06)
2005
Ambiance, K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhcin-Westfalen, Germany (10/15/05 – 2/12/06)
Radio Kills the Video Stars – Side A, FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France
AudioFiles, Contemporary Art Museum: Institute for Research in Art, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL (9/9 – 10/21)
In-Formation, Galéria Jána Koniarka, Trnava, Slovakia (9/8 – 10/30)
Synesthésies, Chapelle des pénitents, Aniane, France (5/21 – 6/12)
Vanishing Point - Hidden Beauty in Contemporary Art, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel (4/12 – 11/5/05)
N’y voir que du bleu Musée du pays de Sarrebourg, Sarrebourg, France
O estado das cousas- O obxecto na arte contemporánea 1960 – 2000, MARCO, Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo, Spain (10/8/04 – 1/9/05)
In Extremis; Printemps de septembre in Toulouse Festival of Contemporary Images, Les Abattoirs, Toulouse, France (9/24 – 10/17/04)
La mer qu’on voit danser… Musée Barrois de Bar-le-Duc. France
Dike Blair, Céleste Boursier-Mougenot and Rob Fischer, Mary Goldman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (4/10 – 5/15/04)
collection agnès b. Les Abattoirs,Toulouse, France (4/9 – 6/13/04)
Cachez ce quotidien que je ne saurais voir!, Fonds régional d’art contemporain Languedoc-Roussillon, Montpellier, France (1/23 – 3/13/04)
2003
L’endroit du regard, Centre régional d’art contemporain (CRAC) Languedoc-Roussillon, Sète, France (12/12/03 – 2/29/04)
SAFN Arason Collection, Rykjavik, Iceland, (06/2003)
Projet Grand Est, Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporeanea, Turin, Italy (4/8 – 6/8/03)
Objets? Objets!, CAPC-Musée d’Art Contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France
Paradoxe, Le Trait d’Union, Neufchâteau, France
2002
Art Unlimited, Art33 Basel, Basel, Switzerland (6/12 – 6/17/02)
Digression à la frontière/Übergänge im Grenzbereich, Stadtgalerie-Frac Lorraine, Sarrebruck, Germany (2/23 – 5/20/02)
From Here to Ear: Parcours Saint-Germain, Beaux-Arts de Paris, France
Estudio Abierto, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Dialogue, CRAC Languedoc-Roussillon, Sète, France
2001
Marzona Villa Manin: a private collection, Villa Manin, Passariano, (6/9 – 8/26/01)
Ondes, CAPC-Musée d’Art Contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
2000
New Media New Face New York, NTT Inter Communication Center, Tokyo, Japan (4/21 – 6/4/00)
Céleste Boursier-Mougenot, Tony Feher, Hans Haacke, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY (6/9 – 7/21/00)
Mettre en Scène Festival, La Criée, Rennes, France.
1999
1999 National and International Studio Program, P.S.1 Institute for Contemporary Art, Long Island City, NY (2/7 – 3/4/99). Included From Here to Ear
Echo-System, Le Grand Café, Saint-Nazaire, France
East Coast, Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA
1998
A Movable Feast, Luc Queyrel Gallery, Paris, France (1/1 – 1/30/98), curated by Patrick Amine. Included Keyboard Chairs and Video
Artists Respond to 2001: A Space Odyssey, Williamsburg Art and Historical Society, Brooklyn, NY (6/21 – 7/26/98). Included …And You’ll Get Breakfast..
9th Symposium on Plastic Arts, Périgueux, France (3/1 – 3/30/98). Included Recursivity, FRAC Limousin, Limoges, France
1997
…and you’ll get breakfast, Artists Respond to 2001: A Space Odyssey, Williamsburg Art and Historical Society, New York, NY
1995
Propositions, L’écart, Montreuil, France (5/1 – 5/30/95). Curated by Galerie chez Valentin.
Actiondogs (performance), Galerie chez Valentin, Paris, France

Musical Compositions

1996
OZ (120 min.) Quintet for Ose le Magnifique.* Aired on France Culture radio station (12/29/96)
1995
Dérives (40 min.) for Anthony and Cleopatra,* by W. Shakespeare, Maison de la Culture de Bobigny, Bobigny, France
1994
Partition pour magnétophone et micro (90 min.) for L’interview qui meurt* by Jan Fabre, KVS, Brussels, Belgium
Quatuor pour cinq voix et sons ambiants (45min.) for W/D X 4 dans mon lit,* Théâtre de l’Odéon, Paris, France
Economie sonore et domestique (90 min.) for Félicité,* by Jean Audureau, Théâtre d’Aubervilliers, Aubervilliers, France
1993
Immersions (pour violons et altos) (66 min.); Approches (Pour voix) (23 min.) for Des mes propres mains,* Théâtre en Mai, Dijon, France; Théâtre de Cherbourg, Cherbourg, France; Les Amandiers, Nanterre, France
1992
Constructions pour sept magnétophones (14 min.), for 7 - 7 = 1, Théâtre des Bernadines, Marseille, France
1991
Trio pour guitares (30 min.), for John and Mary,*, Les Amandiers, Nanterre, France
1990
Mouvement pour trio à cordes (3 min.)
Variations pour piano ( 12 min.)
1989
Pièces pour clavecin et marimba (12 min.), for Les Parisiens,* Festival d’Avignon, Avignon, France; Théâtre d’Aubervilliers, Aubervilliers, France
1988
Exercices (8 min.), for Le Reveil,* Chartreuse de Villeneuve les Avignons, Théâtre Paris-Villette, Paris, France
1987
Citation-stase (55 min.), for Allez Hop 2*, Ménagerie de Verre, Paris, France; Théâtre de la Salamandre, Lille, France; Théâtre 140, Brussels, Belgium Suite pour Harpe (12 min.)
1986
Trio de percussion (45 min.), for Allez Hop 1,* Festival de Seine Maritime, Elboeuf, France.
1985
Microclimat (60 min.), for Météorologie,* Espace Cardin, Paris, France; Nouveau Théâtre de Nice,Nice, France Musique pour un cadre sonore (12 min.)

Music for Audio-Visual Productions

1990
Bande-son, for La mort de Molière,* by John Strand, New York, NY
1986
Rechutes (60 min.) for Rechutes,* Ateliers de création radiophonique, France Culture, France.
1984
Rémanences (36 min.) for Le
Chanjour Gallery, Nice, France
Tanaber (6 min.), for a video by G.C.E.
Daxine Mbeup (5 min.), for a video by G.C.E.
1983
Calidad Uniform (20 min.), for a film and video by Rotraut Pape
1982
Wallpaper (7 min.), for a video by G.C.E.

All of the above videos were included in the second and third programs of the video magazine Infermental and aired in May 1992 at the Jeu de Paume Gallery, Paris, France

1981
Blues (20 min.) for a 16 mm animation film by Bernard Dourdent
1980
Heroes Performance Ltd. (30 min.), for a video by Fred Condom

*Plays written and/or directed by Pascal Rambert.

Updated: December 5, 2017