BIO

Laurie Charles (b. 1987, Belgium) lives and works in Brussels. Visual and textual storyteller, she writes and paints speculative narratives on large canvases. She makes films in which she interweaves folklore, humanities, stories and historical narratives within a feminist perspective. For the artist each project is an opportunity for in-depth research in which she brings together scattered elements in a fictional story and the outcome of this story is the resulting work. Drawing on historical events, on popular references, or on her own personal history, she brings to light « ghosts » called upon to become the protagonists of her work. Among other venues, her work has been exhibited at Wiels – Brussels, Efremidis Gallery in Berlin, Grazer Kunstverein – Graz, CIAP Kunstverein – Hasselt, 1646 – project space for contemporary art – The Hague, Nanjing International Art Festival – Nanjing, Beursschouwburg – Brussels, Komplot – Brussels, and Le Commissariat – Paris.

CONTACT :

lauriecharles.be@gmail.com

CV

EDUCATION

2010 – DNSEP, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des beaux-arts de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, FR

2009 – Echange Erasmus avec HBK, Hoschule für bildende künste, Braunschweig, DE

2008 – DNAP, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des beaux-arts de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, FR

TEACHING

2021 – Guest teacher, Editorial practices, Sint Lucas School of Arts Antwerpen, BE

2016-21 – Lecturer, Editorial practices / ArBA EsA, Académie royale des beaux-arts, Brussels, BE

2019-21 – Lecturer, for the course Artist books with a focus on Creative writting, ArBA EsA, Brussels, BE

RESEARCH PROJECTS

2020 – (57) Mnemosyne – Communities of the Future, with the collective w.o.r.k.?, Paris, FR

2017 – Intersection of care, invited by Florence Cheval and Loraine Furter, A/R art&research, FRArt/FNRS, Brussels, BE

TALKS/ LECTURES

2021  – Destroy the patriarchy, not the planet, a debate about climate and feminism, BOZAR, Brussels, BE

          – Artist talk with Ann Cesteleyn, curator and director of Beige Brussels, Brussels, BE

          – Artist talk with Barbara Fecchio director of BAM project, FRAC Nouvelle Aquitaine, Bordeaux, FR

2020 – From the waiting room, lecture and screening, Risquons-Tout, Open School, Wiels, Brussels, BE

2019 – Artist talk, in the frame of the exhibition My summer is your winter, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, AT

2018 – Camille Azaïs en conversation avec Laurie Charles, host of discussion, SHARE seminar, ArBA EsA, Brussels, BE

GRANTS

2019 – Short Term Grant, Flanders State of Art, BE

2017 – Production Grant Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, BE

2015 – Production Grant for a first publication, Fonds de dotation Agnès b, FR

        – Production Grant for a first publication, DRAC Limousin, FR

AWARDS/RESIDENCIES

2019 – Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, FR

2017 – Stichting Project Space 1646, La Haye, NL

        – Lieu Commun, artist run space, Toulouse, FR

2015 – EUROPALIA RESIDENCY AWARD-Istanbul, TR

        – CIAP, International center for art and lanscape, Île de Vassivière, FR

2014 – BAC, Baltic Art center, Visby, SE

2012 – TRIANGLE France, Marseille, FR

2011 – Summerlake, ESAAA, école des beaux-arts, Annecy, FR

SOLO SHOWS

2020 La fatigue du canapé, curated by J.A.P, Vitrine Rivoli, Brussels, BE

        – Mural, Beursschouwburg, Brussels, BE

2019 – Moon in scorpio, Efremidis Gallery, Berlin, DE

2018 – Le chaletCIAP Kunstverein, Hasselt, BE

2017 – The anger of the intestine, Stichting Project Space 1646, The Hague, NL

2012 – Seyran Kirmizitoprak and Laurie Charles, double solo show, Komplot, Brussels, BE

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021  – Mirrored Infinities, curated by The Agprognostic Temple (Sam Steverlynck, Dome Wood), Tour & Taxis, Brussels 

         Adrianopolis, curated by Isabel Van Bos and Godart Bakkers, Geraardsbergen, BE

20-21 – Risquons Tout, Intersection of Care, Open School, Wiels, Brussels, BE

         – Re-)sentir tous les jours / Techniques de résistance, Mécènes du Sud Montpellier-Sètes, Montpellier, FR

         – I Love Today, I Can’t Wait for Tomorrow, Beige Brussels, Brussels, BE

2020 – Dangereuses visions, Lieu Commun, Toulouse, FR

2019 – My Summer is your winter, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, AT

        – Flesh and bone, Operation Room, Istanbul, TR

2018 – Generation Brussels, Espace Vanderborght, Brussels Gallery Weekend, Brussels, BE

        – Fikra Graphic Design Biennial, with Loraine Furter, Department of non-binaries, Sharjah, UAE

       – Poppositions Off-fair, Brussels, BE

2017 – Crue, Glassbox, Paris, FR

        – What’s Your Favourite Conspiracy Theory? commissariat Buenos Tiempos Int et Mophradat, Brussels, BE

2016 – HISTORICODE: scarcity and supply, 3rd Nanjing International Art Festival, Baijia Lake Museum, Nanjing, CN

        – Exercices of freedom#25, Documenta 14, Performance avec Annie Sprinkle et Beth Stephens, Athens, GR

        – Extend & Pretend, commissariat Komplot, Enterprise Projects, Athens, GR

        – Love of Matter, Beursschouwburg, EUROPALIA ART FESTIVAL, Brussels, BE

2015 – Bivouac, après naufrage, Polarium-Fabrique Pola, Bordeaux, FR

2014 – UNTITLED Art Fair Miami Beach, Miami, FL, USA

        – What’s the song that goes like OOO Oh Oh, duo show avec Carl Palm, Le Commissariat, Paris, FR

        – François Villon coeur à vif, commissariat Georgia René-Worms, collège François Villon, Paris, FR

        – Sculpture Synchronisée, Villa Arson and HEAD, piscine Jean Médecin, Nice, FR

2013 – Transmission(s), Mairie du 11e in Paris, commissariat Céline Kopp et Jean-Christophe Arcos, Paris, FR

        – Romantic duo, Friche Belle de Mai, Marseille, FR

       – Bing bing, Galerie Arnaud Deschin, Marseille, FR

2011 – Nofound Photofair, Foire de la photographie contemporaine, Garage Turenne, Paris, FR

PERFORMANCES

2017 – The Anger of the Intestine, performed by Jay Tan and Marnie Slater, Stichting Project Space 1646, The Hague, NL

2016 – Wet Dreams Water Ritual, Exercices of freedom#25 with Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens, Documenta 14 , Athens, GR

SCREENINGS

2016 – Love of Matter, premiere at Beursschouwburg, EUROPALIA ART FESTIVAL, Brussels, BE

2015 – NUIT BLANCHE – premiers pas, curated by Jean-Christophe Arcos, Ecole élémentaire Pierre-Budin, Paris, FR

        – Movies in May, screening curated by Alberto Garcìa Del Castillo, gallery Nosbaum Reding, Luxembourg, LU

        – Le cinéma de la nouvelle lune, curated by Jean-Christophe Arcos, Cité des arts, Paris, FR

PUBLICATIONS

2016 – Co-editor of the book Midpoint with Alberto García del Castillo, Louise Osieka and Marnie Slater, published by Théophiles’ s Papers, production Europalia Arts Festival, Brussels, BE

2016 – Homeopathy of the absurd, text published in La Belle Revue#6, Revue éditée par In extenso, Clermont-Ferrand FR

         – L’histoire commence en 1965, text published in Four Seasons, P/////AKT, Amsterdam, NL

PUBLIC COLLECTION

2020 – Collectie van de Vlaamse Gemeenschap, BE

2017 – Frac Ile-de-France (Fonds régional d’art contemporain), Paris, FR

PRESS

2016-19 – H ART magazine (Jan 2019), L’ART MÊME(July-Oct 2018 et Feb 2017), Subbacultcha (April 2018), BE