Born in 1982 in Tonneins, France
Lives and works in Aubervilliers, France
Jennifer Caubet graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris in 2008 after also studying in Toulouse, Barcelona and Tokyo. Thanks to singular productions with specialists, engineers, architects and companies, Jennifer Caubet begins a work of reflection on, in and around space, through sculpture, installation and drawing. The forms and lines that Jennifer Caubet deploys, reenacts or poses in the spaces she crosses, inaugurate the place of the work and the exhibition as territories of relationships not only constructed but to be constructed.
Her work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions at the Maréchalerie in Versailles, the BF15 in Lyon, the Kunsthalle in Basel, the Chalet Society in Paris, the Instants Chavirés in Montreuil and the Jousse Entreprise gallery. She has been invited to numerous residency programs such as the Christoph Merian Foundation, Vent des forêts, the Tanneries art centre, the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Lyon and the CIRVA – Centre international du verre et des arts plastiques in Marseille. Her works are part of the collections of Lafayette Anticipations – Fonds de dotation Famille Moulin, CNAP and FRAC Occitanie – Montpellier.
Over the last few years Jennifer Caubet has focused on increasingly complex questions related to space, particularly its occupation and representation. This is all but explicit in the titles of some of her 2009 installations such as Stratégie d’occupation des sols (Land Use Strategy, although in French the word « occupation » as the same military connotation as in English) and Z.A (Zone d’Action). Caubet conceives the occupation of space as « a conquest ». Her approach to making art and more generally to being in the world, is political. […]
atrtpress n°423, juin 2015