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Célia Nkala

1983 Reims, France

1 Works exhibited

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Paris, France

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  • About the Artist
  • Curriculum Vitae

Célia Nkala was born in 1983 and lives and works in Paris.

After studying Fine Arts at the Sorbonne, Design and then Textile Design (Esad, Reims and Lisaa, Paris), she works for several years in the house of Christian Lacroix as a textile designer.

In 2013, she founded the Perception Park gallery dedicated to emerging creation, in the 5th district of Paris.

From 2016, she decided to devote herself to her own practice.

The numerous series on which Célia Nkala works testify to a research close to the investigation.

They constitute a set that focuses on an axis that can be defined as anthropological because the artist tends, in her words, to "identify the signs of a universal logic" and questions the relationship to archaic practices, ritual and our propensity to endow objects with a strong symbolic charge.

In residence at the Villa Belleville in 2018, she is one of the artists selected for the 2021 edition of the Montrouge exhibition.

Célia Nkala is represented in Paris by the DA-End gallery.

2020
. 65th salon de montrouge
. collectible nature / sinople, paris

2019
. cabinet da-end 09 - galerie da-end, paris
. déja-vu - curator thomas havet - chezkit, pantin
. intoto - curated by thomas fougeirol, berlin
. avant-cènes - curator anna airoldi, laure chouraqui - paris
. capture beauty - curators margaux barthelemy, maroussia rebecq, villa rose, paris
. mute - curators camille frasca and antoine py, galerie mansart, paris + galerie moebius, bucarest

2018
. shelves project - curator lia rochas pàris - villa vassilieff, paris
. madame m - curator emily marant - galerie joyce
. inquiétante étrangeté - galerie under construction, paris
. decadence - curator thomat havet - franklin azzi architecture, paris
. l'envers d'une autre - curator ida simon - villa belleville, paris
. une histoire de tout - curator lisa eymet - villa belleville, paris
. parcours st germain / l'art de la forme - boutique alain ducasse, paris
. soleil couché - curator thomas havet, double séjour - galerie un-spaced, paris
. cabinet 08 - galerie da-end, paris 6e
. rien ne se perd - curator camille frasca and antoine py
. a propos de 2222 - curator andy rankin - le fdp, paris

2017
. so fresh - curator elodie bernard - chezkit, pantin

2016
. rayon vert - curator bruno vanderaert - chezkit, pantin

2015
. dedications and declarations - curator marie gayet - musée cognacq-jay, paris
. eternel retour ii - galerie perception park, paris
. spleen and ideal - perception park gallery, paris
. potential exhibition - curator gabriel jones - galerie perception park, paris

2014
. architectonie - contemporary art center la traverse, alforville
. eternel retour i - perception park gallery, paris
. praxis - perception park gallery, paris

2013
. discount - galerie jeune création, paris
. code and closed system - galerie perception park, paris
. welcome to - galerie perception park, paris
2012
. bones - het labo gallery, belgium
. pièces d'identités / designer's days - hôtel montalembert, paris
. ultrabody - palais sforzesco, milan
. pierrick touchefeu gallery, sceaux
. rasson art gallery, belgium
2011
. matières à penser - galerie motus, nice
. vertigo gallery, laguna beach, usa
. pavilion gallery, chicago, usa


EXHIBITION CURATORS
2016 bad at sport - chezkit, pantin
2015 state of violent disorder - julian burgos, agence boon, paris
2012 - 2016 group exhibitions, perception park gallery, paris


EXPERIENCES
2013 - 2016 / director of the contemporary art gallery - perception park 20 rue domat, 75005 paris
2011 - 2012 / founder of the design studio perception park
2006 - 2010 / textile designer / christian lacroix


WORKSHOPS - INTERVENTIONS
2010 - 2013 / cultural programming in hospitals
clinique edouard rist, paris 16e - association " main dans la main " (hand in hand)
2010 -2011 / workshops association " porteurs de parole


EDUCATION
* higher institute of applied arts (lisaa), paris - textile design
* ecole supérieure de d'art et de design (esad), reims - object design
* la sorbonne / paris - plastic arts and aesthetics

RESIDENCES
residence at the villa belleville, paris, summer 2018

Works by Célia Nkala

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2012

50 x 30 cm

800,00 €

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