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. Infused with the symbolic energies found within nature and relationships, her compositions are formed around ideas of the body - both individually and collectively - as a medium. Bengolea develops a broad artistry where she sees movement, dance and performance as animated sculpture.

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 and performance program collaboration with                 Ceramica Suro
            Museo Eco, Mexico City-performance and video
            Mudam, Luxembourg- performance and video installation

2021    Animations in water, Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao
              Oneness Barroco, commission ArtBasel Messeplatz Basel
              Baiser Mortel, Bourse du Commerce, Collection Pinault
              Es siempre verano en algun lugar del planeta, Angels Barcelona, Barcelona

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


2023   Yes, It moves !, Copenhaguen Contemporary,  Bikuben Vision Award 2021

2022   Be Water, CAC Cincinatti Museum
              The Imposters, VAC Moscow

2021    Triptych, 13ThGwangju Biennale
              Lux, 180 Studios, London
              Drawings, Angels Barcelona
             Andrehn-Schiptjenko, ArtBasel Basel
              Shelly Belly inna Real life,  Parcours ArtBasel
              La chambre humaine de Dominique Gonzalez Forster, Galerie Chantal Croussel
              Grimlove, Exposition Universelle 2020 Dubai, Art Explora
             Autres Habitants,  Art Explora Dubai-Paris
              Sweat, Haus der Kunst Munich
              Grimlove, Fiac Paris, Musée du Louvre, Art Explora

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, Jimena Blazquez Bonte,  Fernando Arriola.