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*1997, CH

Wren Cellier lives and works in Lausanne. Their research focuses on identity, gender, relationships and embodiment through the notion of interconnection. Working with different mediums, they tend to create a specific atmosphere in a space, balancing between comfort and discomfort, vulnerability and strangeness. Using their voice and body allow them to create an emotional, poetical impact and build a connection with the audience.

« In my transdisciplinary work, I question the concepts of identity and intersubjectivity as well as the limits that determine us. Body, space and sound are the core elements for my performances and installations. For these, I create ceramics, costumes, paintings, poems. I recite texts, produce soundtracks, sing and interact directly with sets of objects within a given space in order to create a new kind of constellation and narrative. Working on issues such as gender, relationship and embodiment, I try to conceive other ways of being in or connecting to the world.

Inspired by all types of organic or bodily extensions like tentacles, roots and body shells, I am fascinated by their potential and power and by the rims and edges that they form. I question interconnections considering the space between them and try to stretch, extend or manipulate our rigid sociological and urban structures imagining hybrid and chaotic creatures in fragile and dystopian environments.

Texts by Jack Halberstam, Karen Barad or Paul B. Preciado push me into multiplying my points of view, deconstruct categories and develop my personal language. I also draw my inspiration from ancient and contemporary myths.

Intervening in a space with my body and sound is an attempt for me to enliven objects differently, imagine a strange, polymorphic world and find an emancipatory force in it.


2022    MA Fine Arts, Institut Art Gender Nature, HGK Basel

2020    BA Fine Arts, HEAD Geneva

collective works, group shows

2022    Peace or Never, Graduation Show, Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel

2020    Common dream School; Moving Apart Together, far festival, Nyon

2020    Grand Tour, Diploma Show, Genève
2019    Collective Investigation, Nuit des images festival, Elysée, Lausanne

2018    ^Hodler^, LiveInYourHead, Genève            
2018    Le plus profond c’est la peau, Le Cabanon, UNIL, Lausanne


other experiences

2022    I Hear a New World – 14 Miaows of the Future, Fondation Beyeler, Basel

2021    Do physaliae have heart attacks, ACT festival, Arsenic, Lausanne

2021    Rewind II (no things fixed), Strecke Records, Fribourg

2020    Un cheveu sur les langues, Café La Réplique, Geneva

2020    Collectif Soupe, Espace 3353, Geneva

2020    Wax Werk Live, EJMA, Lausanne

2019    Sammelsurium, Espace Cheminée Nord, Usine Kugler, Geneva

2019    Collectif Soupe, Biennale Interstellaire des espaces d’art, Geneva

2019    Les cowboys de la salle de bain, DAF festival, La Reliure, Geneva

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