SWEETIE curated by Pierre Alexandre Mateos and Charles Teyssou 3 December 2016 - 29 January 2017
Avenue du Chablais 18, Lausanne

Press Release

Photo Julien Gremaud

Emilie Pitoiset (born 1980) is a French artist living and working in Paris. She graduated from Ensba-School of fine art, Paris in 2005. Her work has been best described by Marc Clément (ex-curator at Casino, Luxembourg) as bringing forth a set of « narrative constructions [that] oscillate between documentary practice and pure invention, [and] confront viewers with their own perceptive faculties and their necessary limitations, such as the obsessive desire to distinguish truth from illusion. In doing so, they create openings toward fiction that come into play at the very moment in which the viewers perception is hampered by doubt. » Pitoiset’s work has been shown in various institutions in France (Centre Pompidou, Palais de Tokyo, au Frac Champagne Ardenne, Musée Départemental d'art contemporain in Rochechouart, Frac Ile de France, Confort Moderne, Ferme du Buisson, Rencontres Photographiques in Arles, Domaine Pommery, Château de Rentilly) and in Europe (Casino, Forum d’art contemporain in Luxembourg, Klemm’s gallery in Berlin, Badischer Kunstverein in Karlsruhe, Kunstverein Bielefeld, Nassauischer Kunstverein in Wiesbaden, Museum am Ostwalt in Dortmund, Pavement Gallery in Manchester, Attitudes in Geneva, Toves in Coppenhagen, CAR Gallery in Bologna). Her works is part of privates collections and publics in FRAC Champagne Ardenne, le Mnam - Centre Pompidou, le Fond National d’art Contemporain, le Frac Ile de France, Musée Départemental d'art contemporain de Rochechouart) and in Europe (AVN Sammlung en Autriche, DZ Bank Sammlung à Francfort. Soon in January 2017, she will participate to Mulholland Drive’s group show curated by Nicolas Bourriaud at La Panacée, Montpellier and she is preparing a new solo show at Klemm’s Gallery, Berlin next March.