Carole Douillard

French-Algerian artist, born in 1971 in Nantes, France to a Kabyle mother and a French father, Carole Douillard graduated from the School of Beaux-Arts, Nantes, in 1997 and from the University of Franche-Comté, UFR Science de l’homme et du language (DU in Art, dance and performance) in 2012. She’s part of the research laboratory ACTE at Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne run by the pragmatist philosopher Barbara Formis. Artist and performer, Carole Douillard uses her presence or that of the interpreters as sculpture for minimal interventions in space. Situated on the edge of the spectacular, while taking care to avoid it, her work calls for a redefinition of the spectator, the space of performance and the power struggle between the contemplated object and the person contemplating it. Her recent projects have taken place at the Lyon Bienniale, the Ferme du Buisson (Noisiel), at the Musée de la Danse (Rennes), at the Palais de Tokyo (Paris), at the Mac Val (Vivre-sur-Seine), at the French Institute in Algiers and Oran (Algeria), at the Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo (Madrid/Spain), and at Wiels (Brussels/Belgium). In early 2019, she received a grant for the development of a 3 month long research project in California (performance and contemporary gesture). Before going to California, she’ll be part of the first Oslo Biennial.