Ugo Schildge (b.1987, Paris) graduated from The École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 2014. After trained by Giuseppe Penone and became the assistant of Bernard Moninot, Schildge worked independently and quickly developed a reflection on the articulation between image and movement.

To investigate the many faces of movement and the consequent image’s transformation, Schildge has grown a key interest in the cogwheel, a strong Industrial Revolution symbol highlighting the power of mechanics, and the best mechanisms able to reinvent the source of the image. In his most recent practices, cogwheels are transformed into “brushworks” while more attempts are made to explore new themes in nature and humanity.

The material is also a central element of his work: the artist associates for the sets of color natural pigments, clay and plaster. In this combination, the interaction is always uncertain and surprising. A dimension of uncertainty between the process of creation, and far from being an obstacle, the artist grasps it, to put the matter to the test of equilibrium.

Questioning the traditional form of a work, blurring the border between painting and sculpture, canvas and media, control and freedom, the artist invites the viewer to a perpetual come and go between figurative and abstract, conscious and unconscious, technique and illusion. Schildge’s work has been exhibited in galleries and art centers in France, Canada, Brazil and US.


2010-2014 École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France
2012-2013 Exchange year in the School of Fine Arts of Sao Paulo, Brazil

2011 Assistant of Bernard Moninot (Professor of École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts), Paris, France
2014 Replication of Marcel Duchamp's The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even most often called The Large Glass with director Pascal Goblot and his crew.
2017 Assistant of Harold Ancart, Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York, USA
2017 Assistant of Korakrit, Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Residency Program:
2018 resides at Galerie DUMONTEIL, Shanghai, China
2015-2016 resides at Invisible Dog Art Center, New York, USA

Solo Exhibition:
2016 Gallery Perpitch et Bringand, Paris, France
2017 Art Paris, Grand Palais, Paris, France

Group Exhibitions:
2007 Theater "Juste pour Rire", Montreal, Canada
2008 Point Ephémère, Paris, France
2009 L’atelier Bouteille, Montfort L’Amaury, France
Group Show, Space Travelers
2010 École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France
École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France
La Galerie de L’Echaudé, Paris, France
L’atelier Bouteille, Montfort L’Amaury, France
2011 La Galerie de la Tour, Paris, France
La Base, Saint-Ouen, Paris, France
2012 Workshop exhibition at the Convent of the turret of Le Corbusier, Lyon, France
Cloître des Frères Dominicains, Paris, France
2013 Place Saint Sulpice, 6th Workshop, Paris, France
Gallery Paralelo, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
2014 Space Pierre Cardin, for Le Prix Icart, Paris, France
2015 Gallerie des Sablons, Bruxelles, Belgique.
2016 Gallery Castle Fitzgerald, Lower East Side, New York, USA
Invisible Dog Art Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Gallery Mike Weiss, Chelse, New York, USA


2018.12.08 – 2019.02.24
Shanghai, China




March 2019
+ ELLE Decoration - Sniff the Rose (Chinese)

Feb. - Mar. 2019
+ LUXE - Magazine - Exhibition Sketch (Chinese)

Feb.01, 2019
+ Time Out Shanghai - Feature (Chinese)