Film director

After studying at the École Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs of Strasbourg and at the Fresnoy-National Studio of Contemporary Arts Clément Cogitore develop an artistic practice halfway between cinema and contemporary art. Combining film, video, installations and photographs his work questions the modalities of cohabitation of men with their images. There is often question of ritual, collective memory, figuration of the sacred as well as a particular idea of the permeability of the worlds.

His films have been selected for numerous international festivals (Cannes, Locarno, Lisbon, Montréal…) and won several awards. His work has also been screened or presented in various museums (Palais de Tokyo Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou Paris, Haus der Kultur der Welt, Berlin, Museum of fine arts, Boston, MoMA New-York…). In 2011 he was awarded by the Grand prix du Salon de Montrouge for contemporary art and in 2012 was resident of the Villa Medici, French Academy in Rome-Villa Medici. In 2015, his first feature film “Ni le ciel Ni la terre” (“The Wakhan Front”/”Neither heaven nor earth”) was selected at the Cannes international film festival – Critic’s week, awarded by the Fondation Gan, acclaimed by critic and nominated for the best first french film. The same year he won the Prize BAL for contemporary art. In 2016 he won the Prize Science Po for contemporary art and the 18th Prize Fondation d’entreprise Ricard for contemporary art. Born in 1983 in Colmar, Clement Cogitore lives and works between Paris and Strasbourg. Represented by Eva Hober Gallery (Paris) and Galerie Reinhard Hauff (Stuttgart).