Enna Chaton

Enna Chaton
Born in Grenoble (France). She lives and works in Occitanie (Sète).
PAYSAGES ET FIGURES, series
"Carbon arrived at a point where I couldn't draw bodies. I borrow the bodies from my photographs by making a blind drawing that allows me to follow the contours of the bodies, to make rubbings, to play with the different scales. Carbon is a print, like a photo print: I take a negative and make a positive." In MAZE, Rencontre avec Enna Chaton : « Peindre demande une intensité physique incroyable et une extrême présence », Marie Viguier, 20.02.2022.
HOMMAGE À SAINT AGATHE, series
Saint Agatha refused to have a man imposed on her, so they cut off part of her body (the breasts) Today, this continues with excision, forced marriage. This series is a small contribution to what affects me. The protocol is as follows: I invite someone to come to the studio and offer them a bun. I then draw the hands of that person holding the bun. In Sicily, the buns are shaped like breasts, in tribute to Saint Agatha. But what is also important to me in these sessions with the models is the off-frame of the relationship: looking at each other, sharing, laughing, discussing. In MAZE, Rencontre avec Enna Chaton : « Peindre demande une intensité physique incroyable et une extrême présence », Marie Viguier, 20.02.2022.

Biography

I put the whole photographer/videographer thing away around 2018. I was tired of the energy required by the logistics of performance. I wanted to unplug the electricity to find other tools and discover another relationship with the body and the gaze. I started drawing and painting (pencil, gouache, oil). My commitment is still the same (it is full), but taking a photo does not engage the body in the same way as when one draws or paints. I discovered, thirty years after I started creating, oil painting. Painting requires an incredible physical intensity and an extreme presence to what one is doing, which gives the sensation of being even closer to reality. I discover painting like a child discovers a language, it’s magical. There is something in the performance that is as fragile as when you make a pencil line. In MAZE, Rencontre avec Enna Chaton : « Peindre demande une intensité physique incroyable et une extrême présence », Marie Viguier, 20.02.2022.

In 2009, Enna Chaton passed the competitive examination to become a territorial art teacher, specialising in plastic arts, photography. In 1995, she graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Art de Cergy-Pontoise with a Diplôme National Supérieur d’Expression Plastique.

Solo Exhibitions

2015

“Le Bleu du ciel”, monographic exhibition, curated by Noëlle Tissier, Centre régional d’art contemporain Languedoc-Roussillon, Sète.

Group Exhibitions, Performance, Film diffusion

2022

“Draw now”, installation “Enna Chaton et Cédric Torne se marient”, drawing, painting at the Musée d’art et d’archéologie de Soulac-sur-Mer. Invited by SEA association.
“Tu danses ?” Drawing, painting, le L.A.C.,  invitated by Layla Moget and Valérie Mazouin, Sigean, France.
“Érotiques”, Drawing, Nulle part Gallery, Domaine de l’Estarac, Bages/ Prat de Cers, France.
“Enna Chaton et Cédric Torne se marient, Comme un cadeau avant l’heure”, Agence Dahu, Sète, France.

2021

Drawing and collage, Pop Gallery, invited by Pascal Saumade, Sète, France.
“A day of pleasure”, as part of the water trail #5, Frac Occitanie – Fresco drawing, painting, “Un jour sans nuage” on the façade of the Espace d’Art Poulet in Gruissan, France.

2019

“Presque rien”, Le Cube & Le Tube at CIAM La Fabrique, invited by Jérôme Carrié, Toulouse, France.
BAD, Drawing exhibition, La Jetée, Montpellier, France.
“Réjouissons nous !”, Installation drawings and prepared wood, “On y était”, 20 years of the festival Des artistes chez l’habitant, Fiac in Tarn, France.
Diffusion of 4 filmed actions in the works of Céleste Boursier-Mougenot: errances #5
Errances #2, Dérives, Errances #1 in the context of the exhibition “Liquide liquide” by Céleste Boursier-Mougenot at the François Schneider Foundation in Wattwiller. And shooting of a new action filmed in the installation.
Performer in the show “La bohémia électronica … Nuca duerme”, Théâtre du fils de l’eau, Compagnie Kristoff K.roll., Pantin, France.

2018

“Intimentissima”, Galerie de la Voûte, Paris, invitation by Paul-Armand Gette.
Diffusion of 4 filmed actions in the works of Céleste Boursier-Mougenot: “errances#1”, “errances #2”, “errances #4” and “Dérives” in the context of the exhibition Fluides by Céleste Boursier-Mougenot during the Voyage à Nantes, Hab galerie. And, shooting of a new action filmed in the installation.
“Supervues”, Hôtel Burrhus, invitation by Julien Clauss, Vaison-la-Romaine. 35 rooms, 35 guest artists. Room 38, Enna Chaton installs her first photos: her father, her family…, France.
“California / L’Atelier”, Photographs, assemblages, volumes, Galerie de la librairie L’Échappée belle, on the occasion of the release of the books California and L’Atelier, Sète, France.
“Protocoles-S”, project, internet messaging, texts, photos, drawings, performative installation. Collaboration with Philippe Bissières.
“L’Aurore se lève”, performance collaboration with Paul-Armand Gette, Galerie Jean Brolly, Paris, France.
“181 états d’un sexe masculin”, performance, Festival FF, Paris, France.
Editing of the movie made during the action filmed in From here to ear v.21 by Céleste Boursier-Mougenot at Copenhagen Contemporary.

2017

“Dance with me”, video broadcast, curated by Barbara Polla, MEP, Paris, France.
Action filmed in “From here to ear” v.21 by Céleste Boursier-Mougenot at Copenhagen Contemporary.
“Le Collier de perles”, video broadcast, collaboration with Steph Despax, at L. A. in Arles.
Performer in the show “La bohémia électronica … Nuca duerme”, Compagnie Kristoff K.roll.

2016

“L’Aurore se lève”, performance, collaboration with Paul-Armand Gette, Crac, Sète, France.
“Pour une fois Dédale” in the C garden, Nantes, France.
Video broadcast during the Rencontres Internationales at the Gaîté-Lyrique,PAris, France,then in Berlin, Germany, curators Nathalie Hénon, Jean-François Rettig.
“L’espace des possibles”, video diffusion, Artothèque, curator Émilie Flory, Pessac, France.
Video diffusion, FF Festival, Forum des images, Paris, France.
“Love Stories”, invitation Paul Ardenne, Barbara Polla, Musée de la Tapisserie, Beauvais, France.
“Tam Tam projet#2”, series of photographs, curator Chrystèle Desbordes, Sète, France.

2015

“Image/passages”, video diffusion, curator Annie Aguettaz, Fondation Salomon, Annecy, France.
Festival Ovni, Hôtel Winsor, curator Odile Redolfi-Payen and installation in the studio of S. Marin, Nice, France.
“Intimenta”, group exhibition, curated by Paul-Armand Gette, La Belle époque, Galerie Une Poussière dans l’oeil, Villeneuve d’Ascq and Galerie Porte Avion, Marseille.
Action filmed during the exhibition Acquaalta by the artist Céleste Boursier-Mougenot, Palais de Tokyo, Paris.
Action filmed during the exhibition Rêvolutions by the artist Céleste Boursier-Mougenot and the curator Emma Lavigne, French Pavilion, 56th Venice Biennale, Italy.

Illustration

2020, The magazine “Art de Ville n°66” Montpellier, director of publication Fabrice Masset.

Videography

2021

“Empreinte”, series of actions filmed in the Corbières landscape, at the Cirque de Navacelles, at Les Truel in the cave of the vultures, Notre Dame cave, France.

2020

“Empreinte”, Les maisons grises, actions filmed in the landscape, Marseillan May 2020, France.
“Errances #6”, HDV, 11′, colour, sound, action filmed in Liquid by Céleste Boursier-Mougenot at the François Schneider Foundation, Wattwiller, France.

2019-17

“Empreinte”, actions filmed in the landscape in Loupian, videos and drawings, Cerbère, Les Paulilles, September/October 2019, France.
Errances#5, HDV, 14’21”, colour, sound, action filmed in “Fluides” by Céleste Boursier-Mougenot at the Hab gallery, Le voyage à Nantes, France.
Errances#4, HDV, 6’04”, colour, sound, action filmed in clinamen v.4, by Céleste Boursier-Mougenot in the “Râdome de Buckminster Füller, Mondes flottants”, 14th Lyon Biennial, France.
Errances#3, HDV, 07’52”, colour, sound, action filmed in “From here to ear” v.21, by Céleste Boursier-Mougenot at Copenhagen Contemporary, Copenhagen.

2015

“Dérives”, action filmed in the exhibition Acquaalta by Céleste Boursier-Mougenot at Palais de Tokyo, Paris.
“Errances #2”, action filmed in the exhibition rêvolutions by Céleste Boursier-Mougenot at the Venice Biennale 2015, Venice.

2014-13

“Errances”, action filmed in the exhibition perturbations by Céleste Boursier-Mougenot at Les Abattoirs de Toulouse, France.
“Dégrafer l’espace” series of films made in collaboration with Carole Rieussec musician: Alu- minium folies – Cartoon – Corps écoutant – hommes aux objets – Nous n’irons pas – Black violet. Co-production Label M, Marseille, studio Les Ombres d’ondes, Frontignan, Générateur, Gentilly. Pierre Faveton. http://vimeo.com/rieussecchaton

2012-09

“Trajectoire”, slide show made from photographs taken during a residency at the Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris, sound participation by Carole Rieussec.
“Télescopages”, action filmed in the exhibition from here to ear by Céleste Boursier-Mougenot, L’Estuaire, Nantes 2009.

Edition

2017

“L’Atelier” , text Paul Ardenne, Éditions de la Villa Saint-Clair, Sète. “California”, text by Marie Viguier, Éditions de la Villa Saint-Clair, Sète.

2007

“Paysages”, Éditions de la Villa Saint-Clair, Sète.
“Je m’interroge”, text Claire Guezenguar, co-production Centre d’Art La Chapelle Saint Jacques à St Gaudens, Le Parvis Centre d’Art Contemporain Vidéo K.01, Pau.

2005

“Un goût de l’âme”, éditions image/imatge, Orthez, text Un Goût de l’âme, Pierre Giquel.

2001

“In love”, La Vitrine de la Villa Saint- Clair, Éditions Villa Saint-Clair, Sète, texts by Stéphanie Éligert, Parice Gaborio and Patrice Alain, Mohamed El Baz, Céline Melissent, Christine Dolbeau, Chantal Vey “First part” by Murielle Drumer – Enna Chaton.
“Self-portrait”, mensomadaire, Canal +, Naturomadaire broadcast in October 2011.

Residences

2018, Residence drawing, sound, Beaumont-en-Diois, France.
2017, Collective artist residency, Point Org meeting, project initiated by Marika and Karen Dermineur, Michèle Lision, Sarah Taurinya, Julien Clauss, Emma Loriaut.
2016, Residence, installation and collective performance, as part of Sonorèmes,Théâtre HTH, Montpellier.
2014, Residence and performative installation (videos, sounds, actions),  “Dégrafer l’espace” collaboration with Carole Rieussec, Générateur, Gentilly, curator Anne Dreyfus, France.
2013, Lucas Program, Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, California.
2012, Les grands terrains, invitation Mireille Batby, Marseille, France.

Grants

2021, Investment grant, Drac Languedoc-Roussillon.
2017, Individual aid for creation, Drac Languedoc-Roussillon. – Individual creation grant, Région Languedoc-Roussillon.
2013, Individual support for creation, City of Sète.
2012, Investment grant, Drac Languedoc-Roussillon.
2009, Individual support for creation, Région Languedoc-Roussillon. – Individual support for creation, Drac Languedoc-Roussillon.

Public and private collections

2022-21 Private collectors
2015 “Errances #2”, action filmed in the exhibition rêvolutions by Céleste Boursier-Mougenot at the Biennale de Venice. 2015, Venice, collection Amaury Mulliez, AMArt Films.
2007 “Passages”, colour, sound with 12 coloured poufs, Frac Aquitaine, Bordeaux, France
2002 Purchase by the CNAP of the film From here to ear, produced in the installation of the eponymous piece by Céleste Boursier-Mougenot, exhibition at the Beaux-Arts, Paris.
2000 “Trois puissance x “, Patrick, Chantal, Enna, Diaporama, Frac Languedoc-Roussillon, Montpellier