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Cécile Belmont
updated: 09/01/2012
website: www.cecilebelmont.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Heroism, brutality, despair, friendship and death (Epic II), detail
Heroism, brutality, despair, friendship and death (Epic I), detail
The same piece of land under our feet
The same piece of land under our feet (Fjell 2), detail
The same piece of land under our feet (Herdla 3), detail
The same piece of land under our feet (Panorama #12)
The same piece of land under our feet (Mountain)
Broderie de voyage (embroidery of a trip)
Broderie de voyage (embroidery of a trip)
Rheingold
Macbeth
By mounts and by valleys
Liebe or fight
L'Homme révolté
Figaro
 
Portfolio Keywords:  public, urban, collaborative, conceptual, language, craft, political, documentary, collage, narrative
 
 
Heroism, brutality, despair, friendship and death (Epic II), detail by Cécile Belmont
Heroism, brutality, despair, friendship and death (Epic II), detail
Embroidery on fabric
2005
9,5" x  63" 
Heroism, brutality, despair, friendship and death (Epic I), detail by Cécile Belmont
Heroism, brutality, despair, friendship and death (Epic I), detail
Embroidery on fabric
2005
9,5" x  63" 
The same piece of land under our feet by Cécile Belmont
The same piece of land under our feet
Embroidery on fabric
2011
Dimensions variable
The same piece of land under our feet (Fjell 2), detail by Cécile Belmont
The same piece of land under our feet (Fjell 2), detail
Embroidery on fabric
2011
Dimensions variable
The same piece of land under our feet (Herdla 3), detail by Cécile Belmont
The same piece of land under our feet (Herdla 3), detail
Embroidery on fabric
2011
Dimensions variable
The same piece of land under our feet (Panorama #12) by Cécile Belmont
The same piece of land under our feet (Panorama #12)
photography
2011
Dimensions variable
The same piece of land under our feet (Mountain) by Cécile Belmont
The same piece of land under our feet (Mountain)
Embroidery on fabric
2011
67 " x  60 " 
Broderie de voyage (embroidery of a trip) by Cécile Belmont
Broderie de voyage (embroidery of a trip)
Embroidery on fabric
2000-2001
20 " x  23,5 " 
Broderie de voyage (embroidery of a trip) by Cécile Belmont
Broderie de voyage (embroidery of a trip)
Embroidery on fabric
2000-2001
20 " x  23,5 " 
Rheingold by Cécile Belmont
Rheingold
Tissue-paper
2009
Dimensions variable
Macbeth by Cécile Belmont
Macbeth
drawing paper
2009
Dimensions variable
By mounts and by valleys by Cécile Belmont
By mounts and by valleys
reversible wrapping paper
2008
Dimensions variable
Liebe or fight by Cécile Belmont
Liebe or fight
origami paper, drawing paper, tissue-paper, wrapping paper, glazed paper, self-adhesive paper
2010
Dimensions variable
L'Homme révolté by Cécile Belmont
L'Homme révolté
tissue-paper
2010
Dimensions variable
Figaro by Cécile Belmont
Figaro
rice paper, tissue-paper, self-adhesive paper, writing paper, glazed paper, fotokarton and acrylic paint
2009
Dimensions variable

Artist Statement

These are gestures,
delicate but determined.
Gestures of the hand writing words, construing images, embroidering.
Gestures of the body donning a piece of clothing, moving in space and revealing itself,
as well as all those gestures of the individual speaking up and involving its own uniqueness.
What remains is the outcome of the instant, the visibility of the accomplished gesture.

In gesture there is movement. There is impulse.
And activation. Executed, alone or with others.
A shift in point of view, a thought that takes shape, the enthusiasm that ensues.

I use various tools: performances in the city, silk screened clothing, embroideries and paper installations. They create a specific dynamic: each of these is influenced by the others, responds mutually and circulates by drawing loops and rebounds. Through these, I spread my images in different contexts and relationships to the audience — from the street into the gallery and from the gallery onto the street.


My works craft subtle connections between the intimate and the political: emotional clothes worn in everyday life, words carried on the body into the city, actions of individuals exploring their place within a group.
My works highlight our astonishment, our questions and desires when facing the world. They create metaphors to express what animates and motivates us. My works converge where the private and the public influence each other or reinvent themselves.

It is by stepping into the world that one can grasp it and inscribe oneself into it.

Artist Bio / CV

Cécile Belmont
Born in 1975, in France.
Lives in Berlin.

Education

-Art work analysis with Tulio de Sagastizábal, Buenos-Aires, Argentine
-Textile art and print, ENSAA Duperré, Paris, France


Exhibitions (selection)

2012        “Letter Performance”, Galerie R, Grande-Synthe, France (solo)
        “Tiefer als der Tag gedacht”, Das Weisse Haus, Vienna, Austria
        “Macbeth”, Have a window, Torino, Italy
2011        “Facts of poetry”, Projektraum Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin
“Tiefer als der Tag gedacht”, Atelierhof Kreuzberg, Berlin
2010        "Another view on Wasteland", Euro-latin performance festival, invited by B. Szepanski, Berlin
"Something About Words", invited by The Reading Room, Bar Babette, Berlin
“Quatrain”, Dada Post, Berlin
2009        “Sarangbang guests & Baedari”, Space Beam, Incheon, Korea
“Prisiones y paraisos”, Alliance Française, Lima, Peru
"Street poetry", with B. Szepanski and S. Truté, Pdp, Berlin
2008        “Like an odyssey”, Modul, Dresden, Germany (solo)
"Honorons Honoré", De Garage, Mechelen, Belgium
"Prêt-à-porter", Kasseler Kunstverein, Kassel
“First step into private space”, Pesci pneumatici, Bologna, Italy (solo)
“Stadt als Oberfläche»”, Galerie „Akademia“, Sofia, Bulgaria
2007        “Take me to the edge of heaven”, Kunstraum Bethanien, Berlin
        “Art4lux”, Casino Luxembourg, Luxemburg
        “Threated”, Gallery Spring, Brooklyn, USA   

Public art projects

2012        'Letter Performance', Grande-Synthe, France
2010    'Celebration of the Bow River', TRUCK / City of Calgary Public Art Program, Calgary, Canada
2009        'Public Studio _ IV', Space Beam, Incheon, Korea
2008        'Sagang market`, Litmus, Assan, Korea


Residences, grants (selection)

2011        NKD, Dale, Norway
2010        Hordaland Kunstsenter, Bergen, Norway
Bmukk, Vienna, Austria
2007 Goldrausch Künstlerinnenprojekt, Berlin
Künstlerhaus Lukas, Ahrenshoop, Germany
2005 Konstepidemin, Göteborg (Peja), Sweden
Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró, Mallorca, Spain