Born in 1986 in Paris, France
Lives and works in Paris, France


Anne-Charlotte Finel was born in Paris in 1986 and graduaded from the Beaux-Arts of Paris with honors in 2010. She seeks to create “images moving away from a reality which would be too raw, too de ned”, slow, almost dreamlike images, similar to an abstract motif.

In 2023, his work was shown in a number of solo exhibitions in France: at Bel Ordinaire (Billère, FR), CAP Saint-Fons (FR), Galerie Jousse Entreprise (Paris, FR) and at the fortress of Salses as part of the Mondes Nouveaux programme (FR). And previously at Casa Conti – Ange Leccia (2022/2021, Oletta, Corsica), Bilstart (2022, Istanbul), Instants Chavirés (2021, Montreuil), Musée Bourdelle (2020, Paris), FRAC MÉCA (2020, Bordeaux), The Chimney (2020, New York), Centre d’art Le Lait (2019, Albi), Galerie Jousse Entreprise (2018, Paris), Ateliers Vortex (2018, Dijon), Galerie Edouard Manet (2017, Gennevilliers) and in five Russian cities in partnership with the Institut français de Saint-Pétersbourg.

In March 2023, she will take up a residency on the island of Ouessant as part of Finis terrae – Centre d’art insulaire. In 2022, Anne-Charlotte Finel was laureate of the LVMH – Métiers d’Art residency, which was presented at the Paris Photo fair that same year. In 2016, the artist received the Hauts-de-Seine Departmental Council Prize, awarded at the Salon de Montrouge in 2016, and in 2015 the François Sommer Foundation Video Prize.

Her work has been shown in group exhibitions at the Louvre Lens, the Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris, the Musée du Quai Branly, the Palais de Tokyo, the MAC VAL and the Synagogue de Delme in France, as well as internationally (Mexico, Australia, Hong Kong, Italy, Germany, Japan and the United States). 

Her videos has integrated many private and public collections, including the Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris, the CAPC Bordeaux, the MRAC, the FMAC, the CNAP and the MAC VAL.



Exterior Night

Anne-Charlotte Finel creates videos that are likely to undergo successive changes, and even to be interpreted by other artists. The notion of collaboration is essential with her; this also applies to the original composition of the music accompanying each one of her works. Her images, for their part, can be recognized by their strong grain and their altered colours, on the boundary between black and white. The artist has in fact chosen to work in a permanent interstice: “I make my videos at night, at dawn, at dusk, and at the witching hour.” An uncertain, mysterious period, when everything is as if on hold. This interstice is also geographical, on the borderline between town and country, a transitory landscape to be criss-crossed with the eye, and recurrent in the artist’s praxis. She seeks to create “images moving away from a reality which would be too raw, too defined”, slow, almost dreamlike images, similar to an abstract motif. Human beings, present here and there in her early works, tend to disappear completely; giving way to nature with urban traces nevertheless implying their existence.

In her most recent works, Anne-Charlotte Finel undertakes research about inhabited waters: manmade lake, reservoir… She has thus filmed waterfalls, transforming their vertical motion into a hypnotic image. She still also has a keen interest in the issue of loss of landmarks. She has accordingly followed white dogs, becoming simple glows in the burgeoning darkness of the evening. In both cases, the artist, who always creates from a vision and a fleeting image, prompts us to imagine hidden worlds — because “darkness makes it possible to see better”.

Daria de Beauvais
Catalogue du Salon de Montrouge 2016

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