At the border between contemporary art and cinema, Clément Cogitore combines film, video, installation, and photography to question humankind’s relationship with its images. Ritual, collective memory, figuration of the sacred, and the permeability of worlds are all of particular interest. This residency in Los Angeles, his first in the United States, will allow him to explore the city’s artistic scene and institutions in preparation of an upcoming institutional project organized in collaboration with FLAX.
Clément Cogitore has exhibited widely, including at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Haus der Kultur der Welt, Berlin; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; MoMA, New York, amongst others. His first feature film Ni le ciel Ni la terre (Neither heaven nor earth) was critically acclaimed at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. Awards include BAL Prize for contemporary art, Science Po Prize for contemporary art and the 18th Fondation d’entreprise Ricard Prize for contemporary art. Cogitore is the 2018 laureate for the Marcel Duchamp Prize for Contemporary Art.
Cogitore’s work is found in numerous public collections including the Centre Pompidou, National Museum of Modern Art, National Fund of Contemporary Art, Contemporary Art Fund of the City of Paris, FRAC Alsace, FRAC Aquitaine, FRAC Auvergne, MAC VAL, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Strasbourg, Daimler Art collection and many private collections.
Clément Cogitore’s residency is supported, in part, by the Cultural Services at the French Embassy, Los Angeles Office; and by the FLAX Creative Circle including The Skylark Foundation, Arthur W. Forney, Olga Garay English, John-Mark Horton, and Katharina and Thierry Leduc.