Born in 1983 in Colmar, France. Lives and works between Paris, France and Berlin, Germany.
In films, video installations, and photographs, Clément Cogitore welcomes disruptions to the flow of existing narrative streams in order to blur the distinctions between reality and fiction. Latching onto moments of spontaneity within concentrated works of intensive focus, Cogitore encourages his subjects to reveal what is stirring beneath the surfaces of images and actions, and viewers to recognize depictions of their deepest subconscious fears. In Cogitore’s microcosmic fragments of storytelling, self and collective mythologies unhinge and dredge up submerged existential anxieties about conflict, identity, community, and, ultimately, survival that have implications not only for broader societal concerns but also their solutions. (Recipient of the Prix Marcel Duchamp, Paris in 2018)