Pauline Curnier Jardin

Artist & Filmmaker, France/Netherlands/Germany

Pauline Curnier Jardin (b. in Marseilles 1980, France) is an Amsterdam-Berlin based artist working across installation, performance, film and drawing. Selected solo and group exhibitions, projects, and screenings include: Video Art At Midnight, Berlin; FID Marseille (2018); 57th Venice Biennale, IT; Tate Modern, London, UK; International Film Festival, Rotterdam, NL; Futura, Prague, CZ; Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam, NL (2017); Performa 15, New York, US; The Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain, Paris, FR; Migros Museum of Contemporary Art, Zurich, CH; University of São Paulo, São Paulo, BR (2015); MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, US (2014); Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, DE; Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FR (2013); Centre George Pompidou, Paris, FR (2012); Musée d’Art Moderne, Paris, FR; ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe, DE (2010). Curnier Jardin completed a residency at the Rijksakademie Van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam in 2015-2016. She is the winner of the NN Group Art Award 2018, was laureate of the Prix Fondation d’Entreprise Ricard 2017, and previous works have been awarded Age D’Or, Outra Mirada, and Otto d’Ame amongst others. In 2017, she was commissioned by Frieze Film and Channel 4 to produce the short film Teetotum that she produced with Primitive Films, with whom she is nowaday writing her first feature film Sebastiano Blu. Currently, she is a visiting Professor at the Dutch Art Institute and the Kunsthochschule Kassel.


Sebastiano Blu

During her residency, Pauline Curnier Jardin will continue to write her first feature film, Sebastiano Blu, a fiction inspired by a certain masculinity and formidable anti-religious traditions that one encounters in the Mediterranean. A beautiful young man’s insatiable need for attention and obsessive thoughts and fears about women, lead him down a tormented and fatal path. Giogetto is handsome. He is the DJ. He still lives with his parents in his childhood bedroom and smells of soap, the smell of his loving mother. His powerful father is master of ceremony of the biggest party of the year, dedicated to San Sebastiano, patron saint of the village. Giorgetto’s earliest memories: as a crying baby, offered by his father to the Saint, and overhearing his mother and his aunt whispering: "poor Giorgetto, he may be sterile…"

Pauline Curnier Jardin is in residence at Camargo from January 20 to February 18, 2019, in partnership with FIDLab.