Chloé Delarue at the CLIC Experiment. Photo: Franciska Törok

Chloé Delarue

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).

Chloé Delarue was, together with Patricia Dominguez, the winner of the Simetría Residency Award in 2020. They completed a joint residency between CERN in Geneva and the European Southern Observatory (ESO) astronomy facilities in Chile: AntofagastaLa Silla and the ALMA observatory (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO). Her installation TAFAA – TINA UNFOLLOW ALICE was commissioned by Arts at CERN for the exhibition Exploring the Unknown at the CERN Science Gateway.