Based in Nantes (FR), Christine Laquet obtained her degree in Fine Arts from the National School of Fine Arts of Lyon and the Ecole Cantonale d’Art of Lausanne (CH). Christine Laquet’s anthropological research takes the form of sculptures, photographs, films and paintings, in which the natural world and wildlife meet the artifice at the crossroads of mythological and natural history. She questions what remains of contemporary beliefs for each of us, creating familiar bonds between the social sphere and the ritual habits. Through the lens of a Baroque sensibility, Laquet’s work is an art of pretending, but also of monstrosity and trance. Her work is not about reproducing or inventing forms, but about “capturing forces.”
Laquet has exhibited work both nationally in France in the Museum of Fine Arts, the FNAC (Fond National d’Art Contemporain), the FRAC Pays-de-la-Loire, the L.A.I.T. Art Center, the Modest Art Museum, the Adhemar Castle Art Center, and the J.d’Arc Art Center, and internationally at the Gyeonggi Creation Center (KR), the Contemporary Art Museum Aloisio Magalhaes (BR), the Galeria (PL), and the BUG gallery (TH) amongst others.
Christine Laquet is a Flux Artist-in-Residence with the support of Pays de la Loire Region / Nantes City and French Institute.