Bio

Based in Paris, Carolina Saquel is a visual artist and former lawyer.  In 2003 she was selected to study in Le Fresnoy (France), a two years program that focuses on crossing fields between contemporary art and cinema. She uses the moving image as a medium for altering perceptions of temporality of seemingly unimportant events. Bodily gestures, the history of painting, nature stripped of human presence and cinematographic as well as literary references are points of departure for her work in video and photography.  Her work has transited from reflections on painting- the frame as a window to the world- to what could be considered a sculptural use of the moving image.  These are included in private and public collections and have been shown in exhibitions and film/video festivals and screenings around the world, Espai 13, Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona; Kadist Art Foundation, Paris;  Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Canadá; Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain de Strasbourg; Grand Palais, Paris; Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton, Paris; Bloomberg Space, London; Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart.

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Selected filmography

Distancia , webseries, 7 episodes (Season 1), 2018
www.ladistancia.tv

Tutto di Contrapunto
color, stereo sound, 18′, 2018

Paso Galope
color, stereo sound, 7’21”, 2018

Untitled (Landscape)
color, silent, 11′, 2013-2015

Dupla Karukinka (2017-2018)
video, color, silent, 3’06”
Ñirres (2018)
16mm, b&w bleached negatif, silent, 1’22”

Dificultad de cruzar un plano (2011)
HDV et 2k, color, stereo sound, 29’25”
Funded by Consejo Nacional de la Cultura y de la Artes, Chile.
Collaboration of Le Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains, Tourcoing

Cuero Vivo (2010)
2k video, color, sound 5:1, 7’
Production LVMH – Louis Vuitton Malletier.
Collaboration of Le Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains, Tourcoing

Reconstitution du Jardin Délectable (2008)
HDV, color, stereo sound, 9’38”
Funded by Consejo Nacional de la Cultura y de la Artes, Chile

La Catastrophe est jaune (2007-2008)  (Series of three videos)
Production Fondatio Joan Miro, Barcelona, coproduction Le Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains.

Figures devant une métamorphose. Mur I (d’après Joan Miro)
HD, color, stereo sound, 20′
Figures devant une métamorphose. Mur II (d’après Joan Miro)
HD, color, stereo sound, 15′
Dialogue d’insectes (d’après Joan Miro)
HD, color, stereo sound, 1′

Sans titre (Blindfold) (2006)
vidéo 3gp, color, stereo sound, 4’50”
Production Forum des Images

Tout est pareil (2006)
vidéo 3gp, color, stereo sound, 4’30’’
Production Forum des Images

Picadero (2004-2006)
16 mm transfered to video, b&w, silent, 6’

Quib ibi stas ? Sustained Shot (2004-2006)
Super 8 mm transfered to video, color, silent, 3’05”

Un portrait peut avoir un fond neutre (2005)
HD, color, quadriphonic sound /stereo sound version, 14′
Production Le Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains, Tourcoing

Heimatwechsel (2004)
HDV, color, stereo sound, 3′
Production Dortmunder Kunstverein.

Pentimenti (2004)
16 mm transfered to video, color, stereo sound , 8’33”
Production Le Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains, Tourcoing

Script
single channel video, color, silent, 16′, 2001

Recaidas (series)
Unica Instancia
Video NTSC, color, silent, 12’05”, 1999

Plot (Hommage to Mouna)
Video NTSC, color, silent, 2’10’, 1999

Untitled (hose)
Video NTSC, color, silent, 7’35”, 1999

Untitled (blusa camisera)
Video NTSC, color, silent, 7’30”, 1999