ARTWORKS

BIOGRAPHY

Bruno Gadenne (b. 1990 in Cavaillon) is an artist who lives and works in Paris. After studying in Paris and Boston (SMFA), he graduated from HEAR (Haute École des Arts du Rhin) in Strasbourg in 2014, under the mentorship of painter Daniel Schlier.

His first solo show was in Strasbourg in 2014. Since then, his work has been exhibited in galleries and art centers in France and United States. Highlighted by the November International Painting Prize exhibitions in Vitry in 2016 and then that of the Icart Prize 2017, Bruno Gadenne is the winner of the Théophile Schuler Prize in 2018. In 2019, after being the guest of honor at the Salon des Artistes de Massy, he had his first solo show in the United States, at the agnès b. Gallery in New York City.

Gadenne’s work relates to landscape and nature, inspired by his travels around the world, using photographs and sketches as basis for his artworks. Using oil paint, he creates a strangeness by diverting some of the landscape features. He tries to create a tension by playing with the rendering of light and the deepness of transparent layers, establishing a double play between wonder and an uncanny feeling. His ambitious intention is to capture the viewer’s attention, to invite the spectator to contemplate while being on the alert of an underlying menace hiding in tranquility.

CURRICULUM VITAE

1990 born in Cavaillon, France
Live and work in Paris

EDUCATION

2014 DNSEP Art, Paintings (under the mentorship of Daniel Schlier ), HEAR (Haute École des Arts du Rhin), Strasbourg
2011 DNAP art option, jury congratulations, HEAR, Strasbourg
2011 International exchange in Boston, School of the Museum of Fine Arts (USA)
2008 Stake Level in Applied Arts, JP Vernant high school, Sèvres


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020
Galerie-boutique agnès b, Tokyo

2019
Guest of Honor at the Salon des Artistes de Massy , Espace Liberté, Massy
The night did not sleep (La nuit ne dormait pas), Galerie Bertrand Gillig, Strasbourg
Eulogy for a hornbill, Galerie-boutique agnès b, NYC
S’enforester, Galerie du Jour agnès b, Paris

2018
The foundations of the world (Les assises du monde) , Galerie Andersen & Associés, Luxembourg
The great awakening (Le grand réveil), Galerie Bertrand Gillig, Strasbourg

2016
The weight of rocks (Le poids des roches), Cabinet LLC, Strasbourg
The river at night (La rivière la nuit), Galerie B. Gillig, Strasbourg

2014
Galerie Bertrand Gillig presents Bruno Gadenne, Barclays bank, Strasbourg


PUBLICATIONS

2018
Les Assises du Monde , catalog of the solo exhibition at Galerie Andersen & Associés, Luxembourg.Prefaced by Juliette Fontaine

2014
Namo # 0 , collective publication, Paris

2012
Amazone , publication of a painting

2009
La Madeleine fanzine, Collective publication; text, animation and engraving


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Galerie DUMONTEIL, Shanghai, China

2020
Boldness (La Hardiesse), The Fab. & The Galerie du Jour agnès b., Paris
Less than thirty years (Moins de trente ans), Galerie du Jour agnès b., Paris
Off! , Galerie Provost-Hacker, Lille
Sunburn (Coup de soleil), Galerie Provost-Hacker, Lille
Free-exchange (Libre-échange), Camille Claudel Space, Amiens

2019
Gallerists (Galeristes), Galerie Provost-Hacker, Carreau du Temple, Paris
Everything must disappear (Tout doit disparaître), Galerie Provost-Hacker, Lille

2018
FIAC, stand of the EDVO
St’Art association, SAAMS stand, Strasbourg Evidence of the night (L’évidence de la nuit), La Maladrerie, Aubervilliers

2017
Well sent (Bien envoyé), Common Place (Lieu Commun), Metz
Icart Prize 2017: The paradigm of contemporary Nature, Galerie Artasia, Paris
Affordable Art Fair, Bruxelles
Oceans , launch of Cercle Magazine, Syndicat Potentiel, Strasbourg
Painting (Peindre), La Plomberie, Épinal

2016
International Painting Prize of November in Vitry (Novembre à Vitry), Vitry-sur-Seine
Take Off, Luxembourg Art Week, with Galerie Bertrand Gillig, Luxembourg
St’Art 2016, with galerie B. Gillig, Contemporary art fair, Strasbourg
Panic (Panique), L’Amour, Bagnolet

2015
Contemporary Landscape (Paysage Contemporain), Galerie B. Gillig, Strasbourg

2014
Regionale 15, La Chaufferie, Strasbourg
ST-ART, with galerie B. Gillig, Strasbourg Identity, École des Beaux-Arts, Antwerp, Belgium Paintings under Glass (Peintures sous verre), Cultural Center, Drusenheim
Diploma exhibition , HEAR, Strasbourg
Open Workshops, Particle Accelerator, Strasbourg

2013
Preview 4, HEAR, Strasbourg
Inventory, HEAR, Strasbourg
Inauguration of the Cultural Center, Drussenheim

2012
Preview 3, HEAR, Strasbourg

2009
Art’Zoo / Ach So , Strasbourg Zoological Museum, Museums Night


WORKSHOPS & OTHER

2016-2019 Artist-teacher at CAPA, Aubervilliers

2018 Theophile Shuler Prize, SAAMS, Strasbourg

2014 European Citizen Campus, “Identity” workshop with Kelly Schacht and Thé van Bergen , Antwerp, Belgium

2013
Assistant stage manager for the exhibition “Ici” by Ben Hubsch , the Chaufferie, Strasbourg

2011
Landscape in bedroom (Paysage en chambre), painting workshop with Daniel Schlier & Xavier Deshoulières , HEAR

EXHIBITIONS

2021.11.20 – 2022.01.10
Shanghai, China
2021.07.17 – 2021.09.11
Shanghai, China

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