Camille Henrot

Biography of Camille Henrot

Camille Henrot's multidisciplinary practice spans anything from film and sculpture to drawings and installation art, her hybrid works perpetually circling around the question of otherness, in particular exploring the complexity of gendered terms and geographical dislocation.


With a keen interest both in history and mythology, in the unsolved mysteries of anthropology, Camille Henrot often reworks these to tell alternate (hi)stories, documenting civilizations that never existed or rereading ones, as in her sculpture series Endangered Species, where she makes objects echoing African art from car engine pieces. Constantly questioning the rigid compartmentalization and teleological linearity of the Western historical model, Henrot's pieces examine the slippage between temporality and geography, ethics and ethnology.


Born in 1978, Camille Henrot has been honored with many prestigious awards in recent years, including the Silver Lion Award at the Venice Biennale in 2013, the Nam June Paik Award in 2014, and the Edvard Munch prize in 2015. She has exhibited at the world's most renowned museums and institutions, among them the Centre Pompidou, the Louvre, the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, and the Palais de Tokyo, all in Paris, as well as the New Museum in New York and the Schinkel Pavillon in Berlin. Henrot currently lives and works in New York.

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