Etienne Chambaud

Etienne Chambaud was born in 1980 and lives and works in Paris. The main focus of his work is an ongoing morphology of Separation. He has worked on exhibitions, objects and situations: from a geolocalized raft called Idealism that was set adrift in the Atlantic Ocean 7 years ago to reconfigured world atlases, the staging of the encounter of geometrical figures and monkeys in a zoo to feverish objects, from mobiles constrained by architectures to reversed animal hides. Chambaud has written on walls with inscribed stones and directed the film Counter-History of Separation (with Vincent Normand) which follows the common history of the guillotine and the modern art museum from the French Revolution to the late 1970’s. He has presented solo exhibitions such as The Naked Parrot, LABOR, Mexico City (2013), Undercuts at Bugada&Cargnel, Paris and Forde, Geneva (2012), The Encored Separation at Art Unlimited, Basel (2011), and in 2010, Contre-Histoire de la Séparation at CIAP, Vassivière; Objets Rédimés at Bugada & Cargnel, Paris; The Decapitated Museum, Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf; On Hospitality, LABOR, Mexico City; and the three-part exhibition The Sirens’ Stage (David Roberts Art Foundation, London), Le Stade des Sirènes (Kadist Art Foundation, Paris), and Lo stato delle sirène (Nomas Foundation, Rome). He had a solo exhibition at Palais de Tokyo, Paris, in 2009 entitled Color Suite.