Clément Borderie creates installations that are akin to the art of sculpture and painting. He wishes to capture the essence of a place, create its spatio-temporal identity card, reveal what is imperceptible through highlighting the minute details which ordinarily escape us. In nature, he installs metal structures of various shapes and sizes, on which he stretches canvases. In this type of setup, he lets the canvases react with the elements, resulting in unique patterns and ba’k the passage of time and the transition of seasons. Henceforth, these blank canvases become a space for experimental creation.

Clément Borderie (b.1960, Senlis, France) graduated from the ‘Manufactures Nationales des Gobelins’ at Paris in 1983. He now resides and works in Paris.
His work has been featured at the 1950 Gallery / Alberto Aquilino in New York; the Kiscelli Museum in Budapest; the Valérie Bach Gallery in Brussels; The Enea Tree Museum in Zurich; the ‘Centre d’Art La Base’ in Levallois-Perret, France; the ‘Château du Rivau’ in Touraine and the ‘Maison des Arts’ in Bagneux’.


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2015 Bagneux House of Arts (Maison des Arts de Bagneux)
2014 «During that time» (Et pendant ce temps là), Gallery Fernand Léger (Galerie Fernand Léger), Ivry sur Seine, France.
2013 «Translation», Gallery Fernand Léger, Ivry sur Seine, France
2012 White Night (Nuit Blanche), projection video mapping, Ivry sur Seine, France
2011 «Just between you and me» (Entre nous soit dit), Gallery Valérie Bach (Galerie Valérie Bach), Brussel
2008 OUT SIDE/IN, Gallery Enéa (Galerie Enéa), Zurich, Switzerland
2005 «About time» (Autour du temps), Vitry Municipal Gallery (Galerie Municipale de Vitry), Vitry-sur-Seine, France
2005 Rivau Castle (Château du Rivau), Touraine, France
2004 Frédéric Lebard Architecture Workshop (Atelier d’Architecture Frédéric Lebard), Ivry sur Seine, France
2003 «Secret Gardens V» (Jardins Secrets V), Confrontation with Nils-Udo (Confrontation avec Nils-Udo), Ivry-sur-Seine, France
1994 Gallery La Box (La Box), Bourges, France
1994 Gallery Barbier-Beltz (Galerie Barbier-Beltz), Paris, France
1993 Museum of Contemporary Art Kiscell (Musée d’art contemporain Kiscell), Budapest, Hungary
1992 Ephemeral Hospital Art District (Hôpital Ephémère), Paris, France
1991 Gallery Valeix-Henry (Galerie Valeix-Henry), Paris, France
1990 Gallery Casini (Galerie Casini), Paris, France
1990 Art Center La Base (Centre d’Art La Base), Levallois-Perret, France
1988 Ephemeral Factory Art District (Usine Ephémère), Paris, France

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015 «Experience the site» (Vivre le lieu), Ozenay, France
2015 Art Elysées, Gallery Alberto Aquilino (Galerie Alberto Aquilino), Paris, France
2015 Gallery Jousse (Galerie Jousse), Paris, France
2015 Gallery Alberto Aquilino, New York, America
2015 Art Stage Singapore, Gallery Dumonteil (Galerie Dumonteil), Singapore
2015 Art Central Hong Kong, Gallery Dumonteil, Hong Kong, China
2014 Biennale Art Fareins, Fareins, France
2014 «With and without painting» (Avec et sans peinture), Museum of Contemporary Art Val-de-Marne [Musée d’art contemporain du Val de Marne (MAC/VAL)], Vitry-sur-Seine, France
2013 International Art Fair Outside the walls (FIAC Hors les murs), Gallery Jousse Entreprise (Galerie Jousse Entreprise), n Paris, France
2013 «Art Video 2» (Art Vidéo 2), La Chapelle Saint Anne, Tours, France
2013 «I hate couples 2» (Je hais les couples 2), Gallery Valérie Bach (Galerie Valérie Bach), Brussel, Belgium
2013 «n Between», Gallery Werkstatt (Werkstatt Galerie), Berlin, Germany
2013 Foundation Schneider (Fondation Schneider), Wattvillers, Alsace, France
2011 Escaut. Rives, dérive, 31 cities along the Scheldt River
2011 «In Between», Hamburg, Germany
2010 French Art (Art Français), Gallery Sem-Art (Galerie Sem-Art), Monaco
2009 Art Dubai 2009 (Art Dubai 2009), Gallery Dumonteil, Dubai
2008 Gallery Granville (Granville Galerie), Paris, France
2008 Art Paris, Abu Dhabi, Gallery Dumonteil, Abu Dhabi
2008 «The night of arts and the masses» (La nuit des arts et des mondes), Paris, France
2007 Gallery Jousse Entreprise, Paris, France
2007 «The clan Borderie» (Le clan Borderie), Gallery Jean Luc Ardouin (Galerie Jean Luc Ardouin), Arcueil, France
2006 Castle of Knights Templars Gréoux-Les-Bains (Château des Templiers de Gréoux-Les-Bains), Gréoux-Les-Bains, France
2005 «Multiple original» (L’original multiple), National Library of France (Bibliothèque Nationale de France), Month of engraivng (Mois de l’Estampe)
2002 Month of engraving (Le mois de l’Estampe), Arcay Workshop (Atelier Arcay), Paris, France
2001 «Secret Gardens IV» (Jardins Secrets IV), Hospital Charles Foix (Hôpital Charles Foix), Ivry-sur-Seine, France
2001 Bagneux Arts Center (Centre d’art de Bagneux), France
2000 «Water Festival» (Fête de l’eau), Wattwiller, Alsace
1999 «Secrete Gardens III» (Jardins Secrets III), Hospital Charles Foix, Ivry-sur-Seine, France
1999 Salon of Montrouge (Salon de Montrouge), Montrouge, France
1998 Biennale Issy-les-Moulineaux, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France
1997 «Secret Gardens II blue angel» (Jardins Secrets II L’ange bleu), Hospital Charles Foix, Ivry-sur-Seine, France
1995 «Secret Gardens I» (Jardins Secrets I), Hospital Charles Foix, Ivry-sur-Seine, France
1992 «Private Tours» (Parcours Privés), Paris, France
1991 Castle of Barbirey (Château de Barbirey), Dijon, France
1990 «Long live the water» (Vive l’Eau), City of Science and Industry (Cité des Sciences et de l’industrie), Paris, France
1990 Mansion of Albret (Hôtel d’Albret), Paris, France 
1990 Gallery Valleix-Henry (Galerie Valleix-Henry), Paris, France
1989 Ephemeral Factory Art District, Paris, France

Reward, Aids, Residences

2006 More Light ! (Mehr Licht !), Artist Residency in Berlin (Résidence d’artiste à Berlin), Germany
2005 More Light ! (Mehr Licht !), Artist Residency in Havana (Résidence d’artiste à La Havane), Cuba
2004 More Light ! (Mehr Licht !), Artist Residency in Brandenburg (Résidence d’artiste à Brandenburg), Brandenburg, Germany; Poznan, Poland
2004 «Waiting for Winters» (En attendant l’hivers), Reillanne, France
2005 The Wind of the Forests (Le Vent des Forêts), Artist Residency (résidence d’artiste), Meuse, France
2000 Grant and aid for the creation (Bourse et aide à la création), François Schneider Wattwiller Contemporary Art Foundation (Fondation François Schneider Wattwiller), Alsace, France
1999 «Morocco 99, Artist Journey» (Maroc 99, Voyage d’artiste), AFAA
1998 Prize Jean Hamon (Prix Jean Hamon)
1993 Museum Kiscell, Budapest, Hungary, AFAA
1990 «Vitality of Creativity» (Ressort de la créativité), Baudoin Lebon, Paris, France
1990 Foundation La Napoule (Fondation La Napoule), Florida, the United States, AFAA
1988 Aid for Creation (Aide à la Création), DAP


2005 Castle Peyrassol (Commanderie de Peyrassol), Flassans-sur-Issole, France
2002 Sculpture for the Jardin d’Acclimatation (Sculpture pour le Jardin d’Acclimatation), Paris, France
2001 «Percing», Foundation François Schneider Wattwiller, Alsace, France 
2001 Paris Urban Area Wastewater Treatment Authority [Syndicat Interdépartemental pour l’Assainissement de
l’Agglomération Parisienne (SIAAP)], Achères, Paris, France
2000 Engraving for the collection of MAC/VAL, Museum of Contemporary Art Val-de-Marne, Vitry-sur-Seine, France
2000 Engraving of the collection Novotel (Estampe pour la collection Novotel)
1997 Sculpture command for the headquarter of Fenwick-France (Commande d’une sculpture pour le siège social de
Fenwick-France), St Quentin en Yvelines, France


2001 Collection Paul Eluard, Museum of Contemporary Art Val-de-Marne
2001 Collection Schneider
2003 Collection Foundation Colas
2000 Collection of Museum of Contemporary Art Val-de-Marne, Series of 4 works (Collection du MAC/VAL Série de 4 toiles)
2000 Engraving for la Paix MAC/VAL (Estampe pour la Paix MAC/VAL)
1990 City of Paris


2018.04.21 – 2018.05.19
Shanghai, China
2017.09.23 – 2017.10.10
Shanghai, China