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Caroline Desnoëttes is a militant and optimistic artist who has been exploring the co-evolution of living beings for the past ten years using a radical, sober and contemporary technique. Very close to her public, she openly shares the making and the meaning of her works through accessible yet demanding mediations.
Hybrid forms of life, between plants, people and other animals, are at the heart of her work, as a tribute and manifesto to draw the eye to endangered spaces and species. Her performances, installations, exhibitions embody the symbiotic relationship of living beings, intertwined in one ecosystem.
Caroline Desnoëttes develops a wide range of innovative mediums and biomimetic techniques. She pushes the limits of paper. She crumples, weaves and interprets blankets of survival, fragile membranes in a balance, protective of life. She braids seaweed. Her drawings of hybrids are an unusual tête-à-tête with our imaginary cousins. Her installations are monumental games of transparencies and reflections. Visitors, in resonance with the works, give it a new life.
Finally, Caroline Desnoëttes' work is a permanent research, bringing together art and science: she works with researchers from CNRS and Sorbonne, bio-acousticians and actors in the circular marine economy to tie her works with an ecological, collective and interdisciplinary approach.
Ballpoint pens, fountain pens, markers, brushes, inks, survival blankets, Asian papers in mulberry fiber, but also algae, graphites, earths, pastels... A biodiversity of meshes, lines, traces, colors, transparencies... outline the artistic career of Caroline Desnoëttes.

« HAVE YOU EVER FELT A LITTLE ANIMAL, PLANT, AQUATIC OR COSMIC? I HAVE…… »

2022

  • Le Quai - Angers, during the Big Citizen Ecological Challenge for the ADEME 30 years anniversary : exhibition, installation « Météolithes »
  • Museum & Art school - Rion: personal exhibition « IGLOO » during Museum Night for the Heritage Days
  • Grand Palais – PParis, international summit Change Now : exhibition, installation «Météolithes »

2021 :

  • Lascaux : exhibition « Continuum » ( 250 000 + visitors between June 2021 & January 2022)
  • UICN Nature Mondial Congress - Marseille : Installation

2021 : Lascaux : exhibition « Continuum »

2020 :

  • Grand Palais – Paris, international summit Change Now: : Installation ALGA.net
  • Alliance française of Raleigh – North Carolina, USA:: exposition personnelle « Hybrides »
  • Papeterie d’Urzerche, salle des machines : exhibition « Vivus »

2019 :
Nominated "chevalier de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres" by the French minister of Culture Franck Riester

  • Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature - Paris : pop-up exhibition, participative installation, performance
  • Aquarium de la Porte Dorée – Paris: installation Océanocide
  • Château Jouvente – Illats : personal exhibition.
  • Collège des Bernardins – Paris : speaker during the colloquium of the ethical and biomedical research department: What is human body worth?

2018

  • Departmental museum Albert et Félicie Demard, Château de Champlitte : exhibition «Murs & Merveilles» and « visite insolite »
  • Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature – Paris : pop-up exhibition, participative installation, performance
  • Musée d’Angoulêmes : personal exhibition.
  • Église des Frères-Prêcheurs et FLAIR Galerie – ARLES : personal exhibition.
  • Ministère de la Culture – Paris : curator of the exhibition « Rodin & moi ».

2017 :

  • Departmental museum Albert et Félicie Demard, Château de Champlitte : Visite insolite
  • Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature – Paris : pop-up exhibition, participative installation, performance.
  • Musée Rodin – Paris : curator of the exhibition « Rodin & moi ».

2016 :

  • National Museum of Natural History - Paris : personal exhibition during Paris-Plages.
  • Hôpital Tenon – Paris : personal exhibition.
  • Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature – Paris : pop-up exhibition, participative installation, performance.
  • Villeurbanne Cultural Center : personal exhibition.

2015 : Musée d'Angoulême : personal exhibition.

2014 : Personal exhibition in the Cultural Center of Melun.

Since 2014 : Supports the young patients of the Hôpital d’Enfants Margency Croix-Rouge française in the artistic practice, in collaboration with great and famous museums

2005 à 2008 : Creates the graphic design of the cartoon series Les Sansoucis, broadcasted in about fifteen countries.

2003 & 2007 : The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (USA) commissioned her two books to showcase its collections.

1996 à 2017 : Author of 37 art books, published by the RMN editions and Albin Michel editions, awarded several times and translated into ten languages

1994 : Regularly exhibits her works. Her paintings go under the hammer of the auctioneers of Drouot. Becomes the exclusive designer of the brand Paule Marrot. Creates her own design and style agency.

1985 à 1992 : Publication of her press cartoons.

1984 :Graduates of the National School of Fine Arts in Paris, specializing in painting. Lives and works in Paris in her art studio at the Entrepôts frigorifiques of the Quai de la Gare, and then works at the Hôpital Éphémère, former Hôpital Bretonneau, transformed into artists’studios


Caroline Desnoëttes
desnoettes@gmail.com
Caroline Desnoëttes:
+33 6 63 79 53 71
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+33 6 67 02 05 26
Solenn de la Croix
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