BIOGRAPHY

Cecilia Bengolea (Buenos Aires, 1979), works on a range of media including performance, video and sculpture. Using dance as a tool and a medium for radical empathy and emotional exchange. Bengolea develops a broad artistry where she sees movement, dance and performance as animated sculpture, where she herself is both object and subject in her own work. Infused with the symbolic energies found within nature and empathic relationships, her compositions are formed around ideas of the body - both individually and collectively - as a medium.

Bengolea has collaborated with dancehall artists such as Craig Black Eagle, Bombom DHQ, Damion BG, and with artists Dominique Gonzalez Forster and Jeremy Deller. Her collaborative work with French choreographer François Chaignaud, Pâquerette (2005-2008) and Sylphides (2009), have earned several awards such as the Award de la Critique de Paris in 2010 and the Young Artist Prize at the Gwangju Biennial in 2014. They have also co-created dance pieces for their dance company as well as for the Ballet de Lyon (2013), the Ballet de Lorraine (2014) and Pina Bausch Tanztheater Wuppertal.

 



SOLO and TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2022  Mistake Room, Los Angeles-Installation produced by ceramica Suro and                           performance program

            Museo Eco, Mexico City-performance and video

            Mudam, Luxembourg- performance and video

2021  Animations in water, Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao

          La Mort Part en Vacances, Bourse du Commerce, Collection Pinault

          Gallerie Andreh-Schiptjenko, Paris

2020   Dancehall Weather, Tryptique. Jean Nouvel train Station, Champel, Geneva

            Liquid Guru, Gallerie Andreh-Schiptjenko, Stockholm

2019    Alliga, Sfer ik, Tulum

             Oneness, Der Tank, Art Basel, Basel

             La danza de la esponja, Arte Ba, Faena Festival, Buenos Aires

2018    La danza de la esponja Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami

2017    Sylphides and Dub Love, with Francois Chaignaud, Dia Art Fondation, Beacon, Upstate New York

2016    ANSYTAE, with Francois Chaignaud, Tokyo Spiral Hall

2015    Georges Condo’ s Masques, with François Chaignaud, Block Universe, London



SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022   The Imposters, VAC Moscow

            Drawings Angels Barcelona

2021   Triptych, 13ThGwangju Biennale

            Before we die, Biennale de Yerevan

2020   More, more More, Tank Shanghai

            Danse au fond de la mer, Angels Barcelona, Art Geneve

            Ceramics and drawings, Angels Barcelona, Arco Madrid

            Lightning Dance, Highline Art Program, New York

            Film Program. LEFEST- Festival de

            Video selection par Pascale Cassagnau,Loop Barcelona

2019   Mosquito Net, DesertX, Salton Sea  

            Dancehall Weather, Pompidou Center, Paris

            Les Trois Grâces, Engadin Art Talks, Engadin

            Serendipity, Galeria Francisco Fino, Lisboa

            Lightning Dance, Loop Barcelona, Angels Barcelona

            Before We Die, with Michele Lamy, Performa19, New York

           Sylphides, with Francois Chaignaud, Fondation Giacometti, Paris

            Favorite Positions, with Francois Chaignaud, Fiac, Louvre Museum, Paris 

            Anti-clock wise spin, Frieze Live, London Angels Barcelona

2018    Carnival des animaux de la mer, TBA21, Chiessa San Lorenzo, Venice

            Volcano Extravaganza, Stromboli. Fiorucci Arts Trust Program

             Volcano Extravaganza, Dhaka Summit.

            Repetition et Roy, Consortium Dijon, Almanch

             Party Animal- Do Disturb, Palais de Tokyo

            Repetition et Roy, Brussells Independent, Almine Rech

2017    Auto Body II Faena Art Centre

             Same Same Joy, Elevation, Gstaad

             Art Night, ICA London

2016    The Infinite Mix, Hayward Gallery, London

             Bombom’s Dream, Biennial of São Paulo, São Paulo, Incerteza Viva

2015    Do Disturb, Palais de Tokyo, Paris

             Fig2, ICA, London

             Auto Body, Faena Art Center, Buenos Aires

             In dialogue with Charles Atlas, Tate Modern, London

             Rythm ass poetry, La vie Moderne, Lyon Biennial, Lyon

2014    Sylphides, Gwangju Biennial, Gwangju

             (M)Mimosa, Centre Pompidou



Cecilia Bengolea’s work is a part of numerous public and private collections including TBA21 Accademy, Mire Fond Cantonal de La Ville de Geneve, The Vinyl Factory, Le CNAP, Le Consortium, Peter Handschin and Martin Hatebur, Fiorucci Arts and Trusts, Tank Shanghai, Fundacion Arco.


Mark