I am a multidisciplinary French artist (born 1991) based in Reykjavík, Iceland. While primarily focusing on my art practice, I am also involved in teaching, stage design and curatorial projects.
After graduating in 2016 from the Iceland University of the Arts’ MFA program, I have exhibited in various art institutions in Iceland and abroad, such as the 5th International Biennale for Young Art, Deep Inside, curated by Nadim Samman. I have also been teaching and giving talks; in 2017 I was a teacher’s assistant at the Art Academy of Reunion Island (East coast of Africa), teaching to both BA and MA students.
Since 2018 I have been collaborating with new media artist Raphaël Alexandre. As an artist duo we create stage designs for concerts and art installations.
This year I became a member of the board of Nýlistasafnið / The Living Art Museum, Reykjavík.  
 

upcoming

- stage design of the opening party of Lunga Festival #2019, collaboration with Raphaël Alexandre, Iðnó concert hall, Reykjavík, Iceland


ongoing

- The Factory #4, group exhibition, collaboration with Raphaël Alexandre, The Factory, Djúpavík, Iceland 
01/06 - 31/08/2019


education

2016 - Master of Fine Arts, Iceland Academy of the Arts, Reykjavik

2014 - DNAP (National Diploma of Fine Arts, BA degree), School of Fine Arts of Nantes Métropole, France

2012 - BTS (two year technical degree) of Graphic Design, Duperré School of Design, Fashion and Creation, Paris, France


group exhibitions

2019 - The Factory #4, group exhibition, collaboration with Raphaël Alexandre, The Factory, Djúpavík, Iceland
01/06 - 31/08

2019 - + ou - SEXE, Galerie B+, Lyon, France. Curated by Gilles Maignaud

2018 - SEX SELF, Ekkisens art space, Reykjavík, Iceland.
Curated by Maria-Carmela Rasso, Katerina Blahutova & myself

2018 - 16e Biennale d'arts actuels - 16th Biennale of contemporary arts - CRAC Champigny-sur-Marne, France

2018 - Líkamleiki, Icelandic Photography Festival, Gerðarsafn Kópavogur Art Museum, Kópavogur, Iceland.
Curated by Brynja Sveinsdóttir

2017 - Salon Parcours d'Artistes 2017, Art Festival, Les Passerelles, Pontault-Combault, France.
Curated by Marcus Philippe

2017 - PLAN-B, International Art Festival, Borganes, Iceland

2016 - Deep Inside, 5th International Biennale for Young Art, Trekhogornaya Manufactory, Moscow.
Curated by Nadim Samman

2016 - Fine Art/Design Degree Show MA 2016, Gerðarsafn Art museum of Kópavogur, Iceland. 
Curated by Daníel Björnsson

2016 - …[BÆNG]…, old Kling og Bang gallery, Reykjavik

2015 - Lets the Flavour Flow, old Kling og Bang gallery, Reykjavik

2015 - Ahh now it all makes sense, Listaháskóli Íslands, Reykjavik

2015 - CLAIRE MATHILDE ZUZANA, Kaffistofa gallery, Reykjavik

2014 - Première tentative, Collectif Nu(L), Nantes, France

2013 - Rattrapage, Dulcie Gallery, Nantes, France

2013 - Archiculture, festival of Art and Architecture, Ecole Supérieure Nationale d'Architecture de Nantes, France


solo exhibitions

2019 - Versatile Uprising, a collaboration with Raphaël Alexandre, Wind and Weather Window Gallery, Winter Light Festival, Reykjavik, Iceland 

2018 - Slippery Edges, Listastofan Art Space, Reykjavík, Iceland

2018 - Entre des formes incertaines, residency restitution, L'Attrape-couleurs contemporary art center, Lyon France

2017 - MIDSCAPE, Listastofan Art Space, Reykjavik, Iceland


video screening

2018 - Attempting the Embrace n°27, Skotleyfi á skynfærin: Videotek #2, Húrra, Reykjavík, Iceland. 
Curated by Birkir Karlsson


artist residencies

2018 - Röstin Residency, Þórshöfn, Iceland

2018 - L'Attrape-couleurs, Contemporary Art Center, Lyon, France

2017 - SASSO Artist Residency, Vairano, Switzerland

2016 - NES Artist Residency, Skagaströnd, Iceland


press

2019 - Artzine, "Versatile Uprising: Lifandi Formleysa" by Sólveig Eir Stewart http://artzine.is/versatile-uprising-lifandi-formleysa/

2019 - The Reykjavík Grapevine, #2 - 2019, "Versatile Uprising" by Tara Njála Ingvarsdóttir, Iceland

2018 - RÚV radio, Vidsja show, "Tilraun að faðmlagi í janúar" by Starkaður Sigurðarson, Iceland (on air 29/01/2018)

2017 - UMBIGO art and design magazine, issue #63, "Claire Paugam - Attempting the Embrace" by Barabara Valentina, Portugal

2017 - Capacious Journal, Vol. 1, No. 1, "Forgotten rituals of yearning" by Agnieszka Anna Wolodzko, USA
http://capaciousjournal.com

2017 - THE ICEVIEW TI online, Icelandic art and literature magazine https://www.theiceview.com/tionline/

2017 - JIR - Femmes magazine, "L'analogie visuelle comme processus créatif" by Laïla Bapoo, article based on a conference I gave about my art practice, Reunion Island, France

2016 - Interview for RÚV (Icelandic TV channel) Kastljós program "https://www.clairepaugam.com/Attempting-the-Embrace-n-26"



publication

2018 - Exhibition catalogue 16e Biennnale d'Arts Actuels CRAC of Champigny-sur-Marne, France

2018 - poem published in Murder Magazine vol II "Erotic/ System", Reykjavik - Los Angeles

2018 - Exhibition booktlet Líkamleiki, Icelandic Photography Festival, Gerðarsafn Kópavogur Art Museum

2017 - Exhibition catalogue Salon Parcours d'Artistes 2017, Les Passerelles, Pontault-Combault, France

2016 - Third issue "Surprise Edition" of Pseudoscienza art magazine, Vienna, Austria

2017 - Guest editor for the first issue THE ICEVIEW art and literature magazine, Iceland

2016 - Exhibition catalogue, Deep inside, 5th International Biennale for Young Art

2016 - Exhibition catalogue, Fine Art/Design Degree Show MA 2016, published by the Iceland Academy of the Arts

2016 - L'Enseignement de San Francisco by Colin Thil, published by Martian's Parlor Entertainment


talks

2019 - Embodying Experiences talk with curator Brynja Sveinsdóttir for HugarFlug, the Iceland University of the Arts annual conference

2018 - Meeting Claire Paugam, talk about my art practice to the MA and 3rd year BA fine arts students of the Iceland Academy of the Arts

2018 - Artist talk for the exhibition Líkamleiki / Embody, Icelandic Photography Festival, Gerðarsafn art museum, Kópavogur, Iceland

2017 - Rencontre avec Claire Paugam, Ecole Supérieure des Arts de la Réunion, Reunion Island, France

2017 - Rencontre avec Claire Paugam, lycée Victor Duruy, Paris, France

2016 - Exhibiting at the Young Art Biennale for the MA students of Fine Arts of the Iceland Academy of the Arts, with María Dalberg and Veronika Geiger


stage design with Raphaël Alexandre

2019 - Lunga Warm Up Party #2019, multidisciplinary event, Iðnó concert hall, Reykjavik

2019 - MSEA EP release concert, featuring KRÍA and Oyama, Iðnó concert hall, Reykjavik

2018 - Weird Kids #5 featuring Special-K, Madonna and Child, SiGrún, Mengi art space, Reykjavik


music videos

2018 - SEX SELF a song by MSEA, co-directed with Katerina Blahutova href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4W4SZKE_zE&frags=pl%2Cwn" target="_blank">

2017 - CHANGES  a song by Eceteraband  href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=magFCvRp2dY">


curatorial projects

2019 - assistant of Becky Forsythe for the group exhibition Soft Landing - graduation show of the Master of Fine Arts from the Iceland University of the Arts - Nýlistasafnið / The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik

2018 - SEX SELF group exhibition co-curated with Maria-Carmela Raso & Katherina Blahutova, Ekkisens Art Space, Reykjavík, Iceland

2017 - Chapter One - Water (The Spirit of Man) Aishling Muller's solo exhibition, Listastofan Gallery, Reykjavík, Iceland

2016 - Collective curation …[BÆNG]…, a collaboration between students from the Iceland Academy of the Arts and the Media Art School of Cologne, old Kling og Bang gallery, Reykjavik

2015 - Collective curation Lets the Flavour Flow, old Kling og Bang gallery, Reykjavik

2015 - Collective curation Ahh now it all makes sense, Listaháskóli Íslands, Reykjavik

2015 - assistant of Hulda Stefansdóttir for Dynamics of Darkness in the North, The Nordic House, Reykjavik


performances

2016 - Attempting the Embrace n°28, collaborative performance with Canadian dancer Lydia Zimmer, Borginn restaurant, Skagaströnd, Iceland

2016 - Zuzana Kleinerová's graduation show, Faculty of Fine Arts of Brno, Czech Republic

2015 - Yodel, group performance lead by Doreen Kutzke and Gunnhildur Hauksdóttir, Einar Jónsson Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland


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