Aurélie Filippetti, Minister of Culture and Communication, is delighted that the French artist, Camille Henrot, received the Silver Lion at the International Biennale of Contemporary Art in Venice which distinguishes a young artist.

© Camille Henrot, Heavy fatigue - Photo courtesy of the artist and Kamel Mennour Paris

Camille Henrot presented for the international exhibition a 13-minute video entitled “Big Fatigue” (2013), which tells the story of the world in a succession of windows on a computer screen on a very slam rhythm. Camille Henrot thus confirms the singularity of his speech and the great mastery of his achievements.

The work of the young artist, sensitive and poetic, plays out categories of art history and takes hold of all the media. It is both complex and erudite, yet it never goes away from emotion.

Both anthropologist and collector, she is interested in the origin of the Egyptian pyramids, pilgrimages in India, literature, African music. She reinvents stories gleaned from the web, literature and life.

Camille Henrot, born in 1978, graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs. She was selected for the Marcel Duchamp Prize in 2010. She was present at the Triennale at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris in 2012. In 2004, she showed her work in one of the «Maisons folies» in Lille Capital of Culture. She is preparing several solo exhibitions in the United States, including at the Baltimore Museum of Art.