Short biography

Christine Enrègle, Visual Artist, lives and works between Paris and Lisbon.

PhD in Visual Arts from the University Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne since 2008, she is professor of Visual Arts at the School of Design, Condé-Paris.
As part of her PhD, she received scholarships that enabled her to travel to Brazil where she enrolled at the School of Fine Arts of Belo Horizonte (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, UFMG).
The first resident artist at the Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden in June-July 2004, she presents her work in situ the following month in a solo exhibition.

Since 2017, she regularly does artistic residencies in France and abroad, in particular in Lisbon where she presents her drawings as part of a solo exhibition in July 2020 at the Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes, where she wins an honourable mention at the Art Fair 2021 for members of the Society, under the program “Lisboa Capital Verde Europeia” / “Lisbon European Green Capital”.

In 2022, she presents two others solo exhibitions in Lisbon, scheduled as part of the France-Portugal Season: at the Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes (June and July) and at the Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência, Universidade de Lisboa (July and August).
She also participates in solo and group exhibitions in France, Brazil, China and South Korea. In 2017 and 2022, she received two awards at international exhibitions organized in Seoul by the Korean Society of Color Studies (first prize) and the Korean Society of Design Studies (special prize).

Her artistic approach is oriented towards the practice of the landscape considered as a material, the elements of which collected, moved and transformed, constitute the matrix of his installations.
Highlighted during an exhibition, they present themselves as so many clues of the places crossed.
The cast shadows they generate invite the viewer to look in turn « on the features of a stranger, another or elsewhere » (Mehdi Brit).

Since 2017, she has favored charcoal drawing on canvas and is particularly interested in the metamorphosis of plants, in particular the growth of trees, whose organic character she emphasizes.
Her drawings are experienced as the result (the « precipitate ») of an encounter between the plant and the human, revealed by these organic forms.
They question the place given to plants in our western societies and the way in which we relate to them.

After working in the different gardens of Lisbon from the Ficus macrophylla first met in Brazil in 2003 during her study tour as part of her PhD, she turns to the figure of the olive tree that crosses the centuries, cultures and religions in Europe and the Middle East.

Setember 2022

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