about

The way Emmanuelle Castellan uses painting is neither abstract nor representational. She conceives the subject beyond the picture’s physical limits, thus leading to a decentred representation, to an overflow of paint onto the walls, to cuts and cut-outs in the canvas as an extension of the painting to a meditative and mental dimension. Her paintings evolves from concrete images, wich imply the studio, the body and the hand. Preliminary sketches help her to define the degree of disappearance or distillation of the primal narrative. Once the painting is finished, often only scraps are left. Her work is very close to that of a choreographer, it determines off-centre, “anti-heroic” gestures. In this process, she explores the duality between deletion and emergence.

Emmanuelle Castellan currently lives in Berlin. Among her recents exhibitions, she participated at All-In, l’oiseau présente, curated by Anke Völk, Cubiculum, Berlin, 2019 ; Phototropia, curated by Nadia Lichtig, Maison Heidelberg, Montpellier, 2018 ; Whisky et Tabou, curator Joël Riff, Musée Estrine, Saint Rémy de Provence, 2017 ; Museum Langmatt, curator Markus Stegmann, Baden, ch, 2016 ; le bleu de la nuit, curator Niels Trannois, CCA Andratx, Majorca, 2016 ; Dévider le réel, Museum les Abattoirs, Toulouse, 2016. Her solo exhibitions include Black Box, Le Manoir, centre d’art, Mouthier-Haute Pierre, 2020; “somewhere between the sign and the sunset” , La Vigie, Nîmes, 2019; Reisen im Raum, Kurt-Kurt, Berlin, 2018 ; homo sylvestris, URDLA, Villeurbanne, 2017 ; the invisible rythm of a change, Manière Noire gallery, Berlin, 2015 ; « Endless Eyes », DMNDKT, Berlin, 2014 ; « as I was going along », La Galerie, Contemporary Art Center, Noisy-le-Sec, 2012 

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next show

Roussin, curated by Loïc Blairon, Paris, 2020

I KNOW YOU
KNOW THAT YOU
KNOW: group show, Yudikone gallery, Brescia, 2020

group show, Kurt Kurt, Berlin, 2020

sleep disorders, group show, Paris, 2020

group exhibitions (selection)

  • 2019:
  • Le Manoir, curated by Frederic Houvert, Mouthier Haute Pierre, fr
  • L’oiseau présente, curated by Anke Völk, Cubiculum, Berlin
  • variations, cur. Cyril Noirjean and Gwilherm Perthuis, Michel Descours Gallery, Lyon
  • 2018:
  • Galeristes, URDLA, Carreau du Temple, Paris
  • Phototropia, cur. by Nadia Lichtig, Hôtel Sully und Maison Heidelberg, Montpellier, October 15th, 2018- February 1rst 2019 (F)
  • Marginalia, two persons show, Manière Noire gallery, Berlin (G)
  • Elymus repens, cur. by Lucile Bouvard, Bar Babette, during Berlin Art Week, Berlin (G)
  • Art Protects, Yvon Lambert Gallery, Paris (fr)
  • Sleep disorders, Under Construction, Paris; Bar Babette, Berlin; Greylight Gallery, Bruxelles
  • Imagining architecture, IsdaT, Toulouse (fr)
  • 2017:
  • Supervues, Vaison, la Romaine, fr.
  • Whisky et Tabou, group show, curated by Joël Riff, Musée Estrine, Saint Rémy de Provence, fr
  • Arrières-mondes, Mireille Blanc, Florence Reymond, Emmanuelle Castellan: Odile Ouizeman gallery, Paris, fr
  • 2016:
  • Langmatt, Licht, Libellen, Museum Langmatt, Baden, ch
  • Broadcast Poster, Lyon, fr
  • Le bleu de la nuit, curated by Niels Trannois,CCA Andratx, Majorca, Spain.
  • D’autres possibles, curated by Thomas Faure,Pavillon Vendôme, Clichy, fr
  • 2015:
  • Ligne aveugle, curated by H. Pernet and H. Schüwer Boss, Isba Beaux Arts Besançon, fr
  • Dévider le réel, Frac Midi Pyrénées, contemporary art museum of Toulouse, fr
  • Trouble in painting, bbb, contemporary art center, Toulouse, fr
  • 2014:
  • Art protects, Yvon Lambert gallery, Paris, fr
  • SSIIEE: Berlin, de
  • 2013:
  • Endless Eyes, Emmanuelle Castellan+Luc Tuymans, DMNDKT, Berlin, de
  • Memoria, Ya Galerie, Kiev, uk
  • 2012:
  • Ortstermine, Berlin-Moabit, Berlin, de
  • New Kids on the Block, Neu West Berlin, de
  • 2011:
  • Ecotone, Maison des Arts Georges Pompidou, contemporary art center, Cajarc(cat.), fr
  • Drawing now, Carroussel du Louvre, Paris, Françoise Besson gallery, fr
  • Ecotone, Kunstverein Tiergarten Berlin, de
  • 2010:
  • Tandem, Jaime Pitarch/Emmanuelle Castellan, Espace Croix Baragnon, Toulouse(cat.), fr
  • 2009:
  • SCOPE Art Fair, Basel, Françoise Besson gallery
  • 2008:
  • Le Grand Atelier, Art school of Clermont-Ferrand(cat.), fr
  • Rencontres n°32 : La Vigie, Nîmes, fr
  • 2007:
  • Printemps de Septembre : les Abattoirs, Toulouse(cat.), fr

solo exhibitions

  • 2019: Black Box, Le Manoir Centre d’Art, Mouthier Haute-Pierre, fr.
  • 2019: “somewhere between the sign and the sunset” , La Vigie, Nîmes, fr.
  • 2018: Reisen im Raum, Kurt-Kurt, Berlin
  • Les jours de pleine lune, La Tôlerie, Clermont-Ferrand
  • 2017: Homo sylvestris, URDLA, International Center for contemporary engravings and prints, Villeurbanne, fr
  • 2015: The invisible rythm of a change, Manière Noire gallery, Berlin, g.
  • 2012: As I was going along, La Galerie, Noisy le Sec, contemporary art center, curated by Marianne Lanavère (cat.), fr
  • 2009: C’était hier : Interface gallery, Dijon, fr
  • 2008: Tout va disparaître , bbb, contemporary art center, Toulouse(cat.), fr

residencies

  • 2016-2017: Cité des Arts, Montmartre, Paris.
  • 2015: Broadcast Posters, Moly Sabata, fr
  • 2010: Ecotone , Kunstverein Tiergarten, Galerie Nord, Berlin, de
  • 2009: Kulturamt Düsseldorf, de; Résidence Chamalot, Le Moustier Ventadour, fr
  • 2007: Maison Daura, Saint Cirq Lapopie, fr; La Résidence Dompierre-sur-Besbre, fr

Publications and texts

  • -Passion Painting: Emmanuelle Castellan + Luc Tuymans | KALTBLUT Magazine, Fleur Helluin, 2014
  • – La Galerie, Noisy-le-Sec, texts from Marianne Lanavère and Jens Emil Sennewald, 2012
  • – Ecotone, Kunstverein Tiergarten, Berlin and Maison des Arts Georges Pompidou, Cajarc, text from Martine Michard, 2011
  • – Tandem, Jaime Pitarch/Emmanuelle Castellan, Espace Croix Baragnon, text from Yvan Poulain, 2010
  • – La belle revue, In extenso, Clermont-Fd, text from Béatrice Méline, 2010
  • – Play it again, le bbb, Toulouse, 2010
  • – Image, couleur, lumière, Nadège Marreau, 2010, galerie Interface
  • – « Il arrive de préférer le désert », galerie Françoise Besson, sept 2009, Gwilherm Perthuis
  • – Semaine n°49.08, ESA, Art school of Clermont-Ferrand, text from Anne Malherbe, 2008
  • – Tout va disparaître, Maison des Arts Georges Pompidou, Cajarc, and bbb, Toulouse, texts from Martine Michard and Brigitte Bosch, 2008
  • – Wheeeel, jeune scène française, Le Printemps de Septembre, Art Festival, text from Valérie Mazouin, 2007
  • – Des jours étranges, Dompierre-sur-Besbre, text from Marie Rousset, 2007
  • – Paysages, Espace Croix-Baragnon, Toulouse, 2007

Collections

  • – FRAC Midi-Pyrénées, fr
  • – Chambre de commerce et d’industrie, Midi-Pyrénées, fr
  • – Fondation Collas, fr
  • Public art work: Lycée Joseph Saverne, Lisle Jourdain, fr, 2011
Teaching

Painting and Drawing Professor at the HEAR, Haute Ecole des Arts du Rhin, Strasbourg, France

2020

Painting Professor at the ISDAT, Institut Supérieur des Arts de Toulouse, France

2012-2019