2020 Simetría Residency Award
Chloé Delarue (1986) lives and works in Geneva, Switzerland. She produces installations (sculpture, video and sound) under the TAFAA acronym, standing for Toward A Fully Automated Appearance, a combination of several installations, which the artist calls “environments”. These environments are elements of the re-composition of a more or less abstract body. Once these elements overlap, they create a sort of spectrum, a material and immaterial flow of information. After a first MAMA degree in 2012 from Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Art – Villa Arson in Nice, she continued her studies at HEAD-Genève in the Fine Arts Master in 2014.
She exhibited her works in solo shows especially in Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Chaux-de-Fonds (ch) (2019), à la Salle de Bains, Lyon (fr) (2019), Kunsthaus Langenthal (ch) (2019), Urgent Paradise, Lausanne (ch) (2017), Palais de l’Athénée, Genève (ch) (2016). She participated in many collective shows in Confort Mental, Paris (fr) (2019), Kunst(Zeug)Haus, Rap-perswil-Jona (ch) (2019), Musée d’Art de Pully (ch) (2019), Display, Berlin (de) (2018), MAC Créteil (fr) (2018), HeK (Haus der Elektronischen Kunste), Bâle (ch) (2018), Post Territory Ujeongguk, Séoul (kr) (2017), CAN Neuchâtel (ch) (2017), Istituto Svizzero à Rome (it) (2016).
She got many publications whose les Cahiers d’Artistes, éditions Periferia, Pro Helvetia (2019), TAFAA, éditions Piano Nobile, Genève (2016), TAFAA – OVERDRIVE SIMULATION ROON / SHOW ME WHAT YOUR GOT, Société des Arts, Genève (2016), SURTOUT, HIT, Genève (2016).
Chloé Delarue is, together with Patricia Dominguez, the winner of the Simetría Residency Award. They will complete a joint residency of up to three weeks split between two locations – CERN in Geneva and the European Southern Observatory (ESO) astronomy facilities in Chile: Antofagasta, La Silla and the ALMA observatory (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO).