Pauline Bastard

Pauline Bastard was born in 1982 and lives and works between Paris and New York. She graduated in 2009 from the Beaux-Arts in Paris and from the University of La Sorbonne, Paris in 2010, she then spent a one year research residency in New York University.

Recent exhibitions include: Unheimliche Reisen at Dienstgebaude, Zurich; Coup Double at FRAC Aquitaine, Bordeaux; Voyage voyage at Maison de l’Amérique Latine; Green-white-red at Collezione Maramotti, Regio Emilia, Italia; Jours Heureux at 80WSE, New York; XOVUXY at Eva Hober gallery, Paris (solo show); Rehab, Espace Electra, Paris. She is now in residency in Domaine departemental de Chamarande where she is preparing for upcoming exhibitions, including the 30th Sao Paulo biennal. She invites us into a world where fiction and reality are entangled, at the heart of which misleading fictions reign. Through mediums such as video and sculpture, she plays with and defies narrative processes through the phenomenon of detachment, re-appropriation and semantic displacement. Popular objects and everyday materials are omnipresent in her practice, creating a complicit game with the spectator where the veracity of their fictional and dramatic potential is questioned. The Sauna, Mains d’Oeuvres, 2010, Paris