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 (=> our website).
This year I became a member of the board of Nýlistasafnið / The Living Art Museum, Reykjavík.  
 


upcoming

Regenerate #2 - Physical Newness, group exhibition curated with Maria-Carmela Raso, Gallery Port, Reykjavik
04 - 16/01 2020


ongoing

- Series of silk-screened photographs Untitled (2019) for sale, Light Bazaar fundraising event for the Living Art Museum, Reykjavík

- Opening exhibition of Exxistenz - Museum of Perceptive Art, group show, Reykjavik. 
Curated by Johanne Christensen and Serena Swanson


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 - Opnening exhibition of Exxistenz - Museum of Perceptive Art, group show, Reykjavik.
Curated by Johanne Christensen and Serena Swanson

2019 - WE RUINED EVERYTHING, group exhibition co-curated with Maryna Daniel, Listastofan Art Space, Reykjavik

2019 - The Factory #4, group exhibition, collaboration with Raphaël Alexandre, The Factory, Djúpavík, Iceland

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 - Pouring Inside, Off Venue of Sequences IX Art festival, Flaeði Art Space, Reykjavik

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

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


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, “IT’S BUZZING WITH ENERGIES”: UNPACKING THE EURO-ICELANDIC ART EXCHANGE by Claire-Julia Hill https://artzine.is/its-buzzing-with-energies-unpacking-the-euro-icelandic-art-exchange

2019 - Artzine, “The last exhibition at Listastofan” by Ana Victoria bruno
https://artzine.is/the-last-exhibition-at-listastofan-a-conversation-with-founder-martyna-daniel/

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 - Meeting Claire Paugam, talk about my art practice to the MA Design students of the Iceland University of the Arts

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


curatorial projects

2020 - Regenerate #2 - Physical Newness, group exhibition curated with Maria-Carmela Raso, Gallery Port, Reykjavik

2019 - WE RUINED EVERYTHING group exhibition co-curated with Martyna Daniel, Listastofan Art Space, Reykjavik

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


stage design with Raphaël Alexandre

2019 -  BLESS BLESS LISTASTOFAN, Iðnó concert hall, Reykjavik

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

2019 - FEEL IT INSIDE a song by Discipline aka Rex Pistols, co-directed with Katerina Blahutova 

2018 - SEX SELF a song by MSEA, co-directed with Katerina Blahutova 

2017 - CHANGES  a song by Eceteraband  


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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