Helene Le Chatelier French, b. 1974

Helene Le Chatelier studied Art in Paris at l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Appliqués et des Métiers d’Art, Olivier de Serres, where she graduated in Fine Art Fresco painting with honors. Since her first exhibition in Paris right after her graduation, Helene embraced various modes of expression (painting, sculpture, photography, video, installation, writing).

 

Best known for her ink bodyscapes and her works with paper engaging writing, Helene studies the influence of memory and social context on our intimate space. She questions the paradox between the incongruity of language and the need to label and define the untold, the unsaid, the not represented here or the not represented yet. She talks about transition, movement, transformation. Her polymorphic practice explores the influence of migration and displacement on the way we construct/deconstruct our identity, forced that we are to engage and to re-negotiate continuously with our individual and collective memory. 

 

Her work entered the MaGMA collection, the NPE collection, the Thaillywood / Taittinger Foundation collection as well as, numerous private collections across Europe and Asia.

 

Her public art installation had been selected for SEA Focus 2019, an STPI project at Gillman Barracks, Singapore. She recently started La Disparition, an Art and Science project conducted in collaboration with the Mechano-Biology Institute of Singapore / CNRS to question the concept of disappearance. 

 

Helene had been invited to be an artist-in-residence at NPE Print Residency, Singapore (April to June 2017) and at Thaillywood Contemporary Art Residency, Thailand (September 2015 to March 2016).

Her solo exhibitions include Beyond the Surface (2017), Intersections, Singapore; Naked Memories, Intimacy (2015), White Space, Bangkok, Thailand; Naked memories (2014), Intersections, Singapore.

 

Her recent group exhibitions include Here, Somewhere, totally else... (2018-19) in collaboration with FUJIFILM, Singapore; Fiction of Precision (2017), curated by Euginia Tan, Art Galleries Association of Singapore; Flash of Memory, Memory Lapse (2017), La Lanta Fine Art, Bangkok, Thailand; Archives of the Discarded (2016), 5th Singapore International Photography Festival; The Broken Shreds of us (2016), STPI, Singapore; Into internal Landscapes, Dreamscapes, Form Space Atelier, Seattle and White Box, New York, USA (...)

 

Helene has spent a significant amount of time in France and Ireland. She currently lives and works in Singapore. Her work has been showcased in Singapore, Bangkok, Paris, Seattle, and New-York.