about

Clémence B. T. D. Barret is a self- taught visual artist, who considers herself transnational.

The quest for a better life, belonging, identity, migration and otherness are some favorite notions she has been exploring. She has often used her own experiences as filters to enter into, investigate and understand these notions in new geographies and communities. Her expressions are composed of varied media - video, photography, sound, movement, objects, paintings, monotypes - combined together or not.  
 
Her work has been shown in France, in Italy, in Spain, in Finland, in the UK, in Greece, in Serbia and in Russia, in India, in Thailand, in Myanmar, also in Argentina, in Colombia, in Mexico, in Morocco and in the US.

She lives and works in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/clemence_b._t._d._barret/

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2010 miss miss hop o' & friends, Jaaga,  Bangalore, India.
2009 Bangaloreans, 1Shantiroad, Bangalore, India.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS - ART FESTIVALS

2018

To come: Flag no flags- Diaspora, chiesa dei SS. Carlo e Agata, Reggio Emilia, Italy / Videobardo 8, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

  • Instants Vidéo, La friche Belle de Mai, Marseille, France.

  • Videobardo - MUA, Casa Sofia, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

  • Painnale 2018: Lost map, The Plazza, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

  • Instants Vidéo, University la Sapienza, Rome, Italy.

  • Fiva and Videobardo, Almagro, Spain.

  • Eminent domain, Art 511 mag, former Robert Miller gallery, New York, US.

  • Waiting, 35 Chapel Walk, Sheffield, UK.

  • Videobardo, Bogota, Colombia.

  • Vidéoformes, Clermont Ferrand, France.

  • ‘WO/’, Vane gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.

  • Videobardo and Flux Festival, Barcelona, Spain.

  • Now and after and Videobardo, Moscow, Russia.

2017

  • Videomeja, Museum of Contemporary art Vojvodina, Novi Sad, Serbia.

  • " In plain sight" 35 Chapel Walk, Sheffield, UK.

2016

  • Videobardo, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

  • Videobardo, Mexico city, Mexico.

  • Pansodan scene, Yangon, Myanmar.

  • MigrArti, & Instants Vidéo, Cagliari, Sardaigna, Italy.

  • Videobardo, Bogota, Colombia.

  • Utopia:dystopia, Fringe Art Festival Bath, Bath, UK.

  • Audiovisual Arts Festival & Instants Vidéo, Corfu, Greece.

  • Morphology of Archive, Museum Of Goa, India.

  • Visible invisibility, Thapae East, galleries night Chiang Mai, Thailand.

2015

  • Instants Vidéo, La Friche Belle de Mai, Marseille, France.

  • Instants Vidéo, Milan [Box] gallery, Milan, Italy.

  • Tiaf, London, UK.

  • Festival International d'Art Vidéo de Casablanca & Instants Vidéo, Galerie Marsam, Casablanca, Morocco.

  • Notes from elsewhere, Node Gallery, Helsinki, Finland.

2014

  • Instants Vidéo, La Friche Belle de Mai, Marseille, France

  • Instants Vidéo, Milan [Box] gallery, Milan, Italy.

  • Vidéoformes, Clermont Ferrand, France.

  • Documentary Art Asia, Chiang Mai, Thailand,

  • Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

2013

  • ACT, National Gallery of Modern Art, Bangalore, India.

2011

  • I am here, curated by Lina Vincent, Jaaga, Bangalore, India.

2007

  • Borderline, Mains d'Oeuvres, Paris, France.

  • Somewhere 2, Mains d'Oeuvres, Paris, France.


2006

  • Photos et légendes, Pantin, France

  • Somewhere 1, Mains d'Oeuvres, Paris, France.

  • Too Much, Mains d'Oeuvres, Paris, France.


2003

  • Videos of "The real things", a solo choreography by Luc Favrou, Galerie Michel Rein, "The dancing", Paris, France.

 
 
RESIDENCIES

  • 2017 - Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice, Italy.

  • 2010 - Jagaa, Bangalore, India.

  • 2006 - Mowgli, Honnavar, India.

  • 2006 - Micadanses, Paris, France.

  • 2006, 2007 - Mains d'Oeuvres, Paris, France.

 

OTHER ACTIVITIES
 
Documentary films and short films' direction

(selection)

  • A la recherche des soies perdues du Cambodge, 18 mn 45 - B. Dupaigne, CB 2017

  • The old market, about 5 mn - Monfai/ Museum Chan Kusalo Wat Chedi Luang (Thailand) 2013.

  • Hermes blue, 5 mn - 2013

  • National People's Tribunal, 4 mn , 2013.

  • Blackpally Diaries: Lost sequel, 11 mn, MSF Australia film festival 2012 - Trade-off, 9 mn - House of Ally, 10 mn - Saythu, CB 2012, 2013.

  • Mdhil natural beauty with Bhavna, 8 films X 2 mn - 2012

  • Swissnex India, about Rock the sun, 5 mn, 2012.

  • Rock the sun in India, 5 mn, Vialka, Solar sound System 2012.

  • Malleswaram Accessibility Project, 10 films 2 to 7 mn, Jaaga Media Center 2011, 2012.

  • Vivi in Bangalore, 4 mn, Jaaga Media Center/The Schooling Project, 2011.

  • Hampi Craft diaries, 4 mn & 8 mn, Crafts Council of Karnataka, Jaaga Media Center, India digital Hampi (Dept. of science and technology - Govt. of India), 2012.

  • Whitefield Diaries - 6 X 7 mn, Intach, Saythu, Jaaga Media Center, 2011.

  • The vox populi series, 10 X 2 to 3 mn, Jaaga Media Center, mDhil.com, 2011.

  • Making of RIN, Microsoft Research Lab, 8 X 1 to 13 mn, 2011.

  • Microsoft Digital Heritage, Hampi, 23 X 1 to 10 mn, 2010, 2011.

  • Jaaga journals, 40 X 1 to 6 mn each. Jaaga, 2010 & 2011.

  • NGO The Schooling Project,3 X 1 mn, realised during a video workshop conducted with children in a slum of Bangalore, India, 2010.

  • Exhibition Loli, 2 mn 45, 2008.

  • Laya live - behind the scenes, 3 mn, Earthsink, 2007.

  • Danse story, 10 mn, "Trafic. musique", France 2, 2003.

  • Jimi Hendrix Backstage, 6 mn, Cité de la musique, 2003.

  • Adultary's Intimate diary, 1 H, Thema « infidèlement vôtre », Arte, 2002, re-runs in 2004 and 2005.

  • France telecom vif, 40 mn, Auditoire, 2001.

  • The Docteur Heuvelmans's mystery, 12 mn, Canal + Total Yeti, 2000.

  • An abominable enquiry, 12 mn, Canal + Total Yeti, 2000.

  • NPA Classiques, 20 X 8 mn, Canal + 2000 & 2001.

  • In no time, 29 mn, Canal + "L'ère du temps", 2000.

  • Bali barret, spring summer 2000, 4 mn.

  • Story of the wonderfull visits of Jesus, Djizeusse, Ressouce... and the others, 26 mn Canal + "Happy Birthday Jesus", 1999.

  • Que le grand tic me toc, 26 mn, Canal + L'Oeil du Cyclone, 1999.

  • Spanking, a pleasure to offer, a joy to receive, 26 mn, Canal + Nuit du Cyclone, 1999.

  • Le pot Pourri des Rossignolets, 26 mn - Canal + L'Oeil du Cyclone, 1998.

  • Qu'il était beau l'an 2000, 90 mn and 52 mn Canal+, "Pour en finir avec l'an 2000", 1998 / France 2, 1999

  • Les Contes à dormir debout, animation, series 20 X 2 mn, Canal + / FR3 / Canal J, 1988-1989, 1rst price "specific" Paris cité competition 1990.

 
Documentary films & short films' co-direction

  • Babajob (a social entrepreneur in India), about 2 mn, 2011, shown in the United Nations in an exhibition curated by the Smithsonian/ Cooper-Hewitt, and The National Design Museum.

  • La nuit de l'humour, 5 hours program Canal +, 2000/2001.

  • Ils sont parmis nous, 2 H 15, Canal + La nuit Extraterrestre, 1997.

  • Zorro sème sa zone, 26 mn, Canal + L'Oeil du cyclone, 1997.

  • Uncle’s Peter’s beautiful stories, 26 mn, Canal + Journée de la BD, 1996.

  • Télé Vacances, 20 X 2 mn - Canal + C'est pas le 20 Heures, 1996.

  • Télé Fleur Bleue, 26 mn - Canal + Journée Fleur Bleue, 1996.

  • Machin machine, 26 mn - Canal + Nuit Cyber, 1995.

 
Author

  • The extraterrestrial night, co-conception - Canal + 2009.

  • Betty Page, l'allumeuse du Tennessee, documentary 26 mn, Canal + Nuit Pin up, 1994.

  • The psychedelic trip, documentary 26 mn, Canal + L'Oeil du Cyclone, 1992.