Cecile Wesolowski

b 1982 Croix, France. Lives and works in Potsdam and Berlin.

ARTIST STATEMENT

Artist of the strangeness, Cecile Wesolowski express herself through the hyperreality and “the simulation of something that never really existed” (Cf. Jean Baudrillard). Humor, kitsch, overproduction, accumulation, excess, handling of information, women’s image and pop-culture play the lead roles. The way she in which she keeps a staggered position while using humor, cloud the borders of the imagination, seduction and brutality. Her videos mostly explore female characters in playful situations referring to cinema history, soap opera, tv, internet, social media and self-production.

Vita

EDUCATION
  • 2001 – 2006 : Fine Art School of the region North of France (ERSEP)
  • 2004 : DNAP (National degree of Fine Art) equivalence Bachelor, congratulations of the jury.
  • 2006 : DNSEP (National high degree of Fine Art ) equivalence Master , congratulations of the jury.
NEXT EXHIBITION
  • Mai 2018 : First solo exhibition in Germany at the Kunstraum Potsdam.
  • SOLO EXHIBITION
    • March 2012 : «I know what you did» at la_lineartcomtemporeanea (Roma, Italy).
    • June 2009 : «Playback» at Villa de Bank (Enschede, NL).
    • December 2007 : Exhibition “Watch this space” art center Artconnexion Lille (France), vidéo realized during the last residence :“EEDM, Eastern European Dating Meregate» and "fucking bitch you aren't polish ».
    • November 2006 - January 2007 : Espace croisé - Roubaix for Lille 3000.Videos «Indépendance », « Can you speak slower ? », « Une semaine d’hystérie made in USA » and « Girl of my dreams ».
    GROUP EXHIBITION
    • July 2017: Transformart 2017 im Kraftwerk, Halle 70 - Oberschöneweide - Berlin.
    • January-February 2017: Im Freien Vom Nachleben impressionistischer Motive - Im Rahmen von MADE IN POTSDAM - Kunstraum Potsdam.
    • August 2016: Delta Sorority *Dancing Girl Emoji* gallery Backlit in Nottingham (UK)
    • July 2016: Wooden Box #2 Art space Le onze in Roubaix (France)
    • May 2016: Phenomena, digital art festival of Boulogne-sur-mer (France)
    • March - April 2016: Exhibition Gedenkstätte/Memorial Kunstraum Potsdam
    • March- April 2016 : Mirror mirror Contemporary Art & Music Berlin
    • September - October 2015: Exhibition Das Gute Leben , Potsdam (FH and Villa Charlotte Frank und Hubertus Negwer)
    • July-September 2015: Exhibition Trait, Normandie (France) with Les ateliers intermédiaires and Lintercom
    • June 2015: Exhibition Rettungsvorschläge für die Kunst und Künstler_innen // Rescue Proposals For Art and Artists for the event 48STNK Berlin-Neukölln
    • September 2014: Exhibition “Anhängsel//Appendage” Konnektor Hannover.
    • June 2014: Exhibition “The blank cartridge” for the event 48STNK Berlin-Neukölln - Schloss Neuschweinsteiger.
    • January - February 2014: Kunstraum Potsdam, exhibition made in Potsdam.
    • April 2013: BERLIN S19 Art Space Projekt. A-MAZON,A-curate a project of Marianne Jacquet.Video I really love rings and cages
    • April-May 2012 : Reality Terror in Istanbul
    • 2010-2011 : Global village collectif of artists, exhibitions in Alkmaar (NL)
    • October - December 2010 : L’artiste au travail | 36bis la galerie de l’école [ERSEP], Bibliothèque & Galerie Commune,Tourcoing
    • June - July 2010 : Exhibition PHYSICOLOGY at the GOODEN GALLERY LONDON
    • July 2010 : Que vive ? Moscow Biennale for Young Art April 2010 : EYE-KEA project - International video art event in Cork city, Ireland.
    • February - March 2010 :VIDEOFORMES 2010, festival.
    • January - February 2010 : Global Village Alkmaar (NL), Light Box “BB & les phoques”.
    • December 2009 : Selection of videos in GOODEN GALLERY London (UK).
    • June 2009 :Tetem II (NL),“3 international filmakers” with Einar Baldvin and JovannaTosello
    • May 2009 : Balen festival (NL), “video compilation”.
    • April 2009 : Exhibition with Jovanna Rebecca Tosello at the B93, Enschede (NL)
    • September 2008 : MAMAC Liège (Belgium), video « Une semaine d’hystérie made in USA » and «Can you speak slower?».
    • June 2008 :Vision in the nunnery, annual video exhibition of the Nunnery gallery London, video “When the matriochka gets angry...”.
    • May 2008 :Video à foison / programmation video, le baloart Montpellier.
    • March 2008 :VIDEOFORMES 2008 - 23rd New Media & video Art Festival - Clermont-ferrand 2008. Projection of « Une semaine d’hystérie made in USA » for the final competition and « Indépendance » for the permanent programme.
    • October 2007 : Exhibition collective Jungle Stow, space project : Substation store / Limbo in Margate. Projection of «When the Matriochka get angry...» and «Girl of my dream».
    • July 2007 :Video “Can you speak slower” at Fabrica (Brighton U.K).
    • June 2007 : Installation « HYSTÉRIE » - Mulhouse 007 (annual trade fair of young contemporary European artistes).
    • April 2007 :Video « Girl of my dreams » at TANK.TV London.
    • March 2007 : Transaction #1 & Transaction #2 of the Saison video 2007 (French programmation) : videos «Independance » and « Une semaine d’hystérie made in USA » in Brussel and Lille.
    • November 2006 : Video « Une semaine d’hystérie made in USA » for the month of documentary and autofiction in University of Art contemporary at Tourcoing.
    • June 2006 :Video « Indépendance » to Art center of Lille.
    • December 2005 :Video « Can you speak slower ? » at 16th beaver in NewYork.
    • May 2005 : Exhibition Gallery Glenfiddich to Scotland organized by Art connexion (Lilloise organization).Vidéo « Can you speak slower ? » February 2004 : Exhibition « MON CHATON D-FUSION » with the collectif to the gallery EKSPRIM in Lille.
    • October 2003 :Video « We are the dancing Queen », for Docteur L and Ben et Béné to the electronic festival of Nautilys.
    • September 2003 : Exhibition « Une nuit à la mairie » (“one night in the town hall”) to Comines with the collectif MON CHATON D- FUSION.
    GRANTS
    • November 2009 : Grant from Transartists (NL) via the Pépinières européennes pour jeunes artistes
    • April 2008 :Aide à la création Conseil Régional Nord Pas-de Calais / grant from the region NPDC (France)
    • March 2007 : CLAP (comité Lillois d’aide aux projets) / grant from the town of Lille
April 2007 : CRRAV (Centre Régional des Ressources audiovisuelles), financial help from an audivisual fondation
    • Octobre 2007 :Aide à la création DRAC (Direction régionale des affaires culturelles), grant from the french ministry of Culture.
    • Novembre 2007 : Grant “Year of Poland” from the Conseil général Pas-de calais.
    ART RESIDENCY
    • March - April 2016 : Guest artist at Kunstraum Potsdam December 2008 - June 2009 : Les Pépinières européennes & Transartists Netherlands’ program, Guest artiste at the AKI (the Enschede Academy of Visual Arts)
    • September - October 2007 : Residence in Margate in CRATE space project (Kent U.K) organised Artconnexion, CRATE & CulturesFrance
    • May 2005 :Residence and Exhibition in the gallery Glenfiddich Scotland organized by Art connexion (Lilloise organization).Vidéo « Can you speak slower ?»

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