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Clémentine Bedos (they/them) is a London-based transdisciplinary artist. Drawing from a diverse ancestry that includes Haitian, Gypsy, Kabyle, and French heritage, as well as a background in law, philosophy, and fine arts, their research-led practice explores the interrelated phenomena of mind, body, and consciousness within our present dominant modes of identity. Through community-building and collaborative experimentation, they craft multi-sensual performances that weave diasporic holistic technologies with emerging technologies as a creolised form of resistance. Using this mixed apparatus, they aim to disrupt hegemonic technoscientific regimes and decolonise our relationship with imagery by reorienting our aesthetic focus inward; an invitation to delve into the body — divine instrument of perception and karmic archive — and reclaim internal visuality as a site of emancipation and bliss.

Recent projects and performances include ‘Loving Fugitives, Runaway Images’ at Van Gogh House (London, 2023); ‘Metamorph’ at Goldsmiths CCA (London, 2023) and Eastside Projects (Birmingham, 2024); ‘Burnt Shadow’ at Copperfield Gallery and Ugly Duck (London, 2023); ‘Your Rage is Sacred (maa)’ at Goldsmiths Sonics Immersive Media Lab (London, 2023); ‘hemi-sync of the heart’ at Acall Festival (London, 2023).

BOARD / ADVOCACY POSITIONS

Chair of a-n Artists Council

2022-2025 The Artist Information Company

Generation Delta Champion

2022-2025 Generation Delta PGR network

AWARDS / GRANTS

Arts Council England National Lottery Project Grant - Techno-Tantrik Embodiment 

2023 community-building and multi-dimensional performances

CHASE Climate Justice Network Grant Award - Techno-Tantrik Embodiment 

2023 community-building and multi-dimensional performances

Fluxus Residency Award - Loving Fugitives, Runaway Images

2023 Van Gogh House, London

Generation Delta Goldsmiths Studentship

2022-25 Doctoral research 
Arts Council England National Lottery Project Grant - Metamorph
2021 Collaborative 16mm film, exhibitions and community workshops
Open Doors Gallery, London, Judges Pick by Gallery 1957, Ghana - HOME
2020 Online photography competition
Goldsmiths Textile Collection & Constance Howard Gallery - Christine Risley Award

2017 Contagious Hystories, for outstanding work related to textiles 

RESIDENCIES

Goldsmiths Center for Contemporary Art (CCA), London 

JAN 2023 - AUG 2024 Residents Programme  

Van Gogh House London

APRIL 2023 Writing Residency 

We Exist, Kopple Project Hive, London

MAY 2022 Residency reuniting 28 trans and non-binary artists

Mahler & LeWitt Studios, Spoleto, Italy

APRIL 2022 Residency Program
Earth Minus Environment and Kestle Barton, Cornwall - TRUEDHA
JULY 2021 Processual and Interrelated Research Practice Residency

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

‘Love as Minor Tech’. STRIKE magazine

MARCH 2023 Published by Forma in support of Young Roots 

‘On Techno-Tantrik Embodiment’. Paragraph. Volume 46, Number 1

MARCH 2023 Special Issue: Paul B. Preciado: At the Limits of Theory

‘On the holographic tantrik View’. Klima, Issue 04 Worlding with the Virtual
OCT 2021 French-English bi-annual magazine composed in collaboration with Fabbula research group

‘Leap into the Earth’. Crucible x Current Obsession Paper
MARCH 2021 Munich Jewerlry Week
‘To touch the soul of others’. Artist Newsletter #2: The 1990’s
MARCH 2021
‘The Making of a Virtual Art Festival’.The Urban Wire
2020 Youth-centric e-zine based in Singapore
‘Embodying the Monster’. Multi Species Reading Group Journal, no.1 Clear Spirit
2019
‘Contagious Hystories, essay and performance work’. Blue Magazine, Issue 1 Somewhere Like Home

2017

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

Solo / Co-created shows

Goldsmiths Sonic Immersive Media Lab (SIML), London - Your Rage Is Sacred (maa) 

NOV 2023

Van Gogh House, London - Loving Fugitives, Runaway Images 

APRIL 2023

Well Projects, Margate - Metamorph
MAR 2022
Jupiter Woods, London - The Sound of Metamorph
DEC 2021
Solo Show, online exhibition - Chapter 4 Rather be your lover
JULY 2020
Constance Howard Gallery / Khôra, London - Contagious Hystories, Christine Risley Award

2017 SEPT 2017- DEC 2017
St James Hatcham Church / Leemore Centre, London - Cadavre exquis
FEB 2017

Group shows

Eastside Projects, Birmingham - Cylinder, Figure, Gem, Spectrum and Stone

FEB 2024

Acall Festival, St St London - hemi-sync of the heart

DEC 2023

Ugly Duck, London - Pretty Doomed

OCT 2023

Goldsmiths CCA, London - Unruly Bodies 

JUNE-SEPT 2023 

VSSL Studio, London - In Dedication curated by We Exist
JUNE 2022
Kopple Project Hive, London - In Dedication curated by We Exist

MAY 2022

Peckham 24, Copeland Gallery, London - One In The Body

SEPT 2021

Assembly Point, London - SUPERPOSITIONS curated by Thom Bridge
AUG 2021
Assembly Point, London - the sad eyed chameleon, volcano grey curated by Thom Bridge

JUNE 2021
Hoxton Gallery, London - Performing Dawns curated by Tom Lovelace
JAN 2021

PowerPlay biennal ‘Invisible Lines’, Singapore - The Emperor’s New Clothes

NOV 2020
Assembly Point, London - Without You My Life Would Be Boring
AUG 2020
Harlesden High Street & Underground Flower, online exhibition - EDEN
JUNE 2020
Guestprojects, London - Earwax presents Beyond the body
OCT 2019
Flatland, Hastings - We always dance here
JUNE 2019
Christies, London - Best of the Drawing Year
NOV 2018
The Horse Hospital, London - Deep Anger True love Tender Care curated by Linda Stupart

JULY 2017
The Old Police Station, London - Tandem curated by Violeta Paez
MARCH 2017
Lewisham Arthouse, London - Objects in the mirror may be closer than they appear
FEB 2017
Goldsmiths College, London - New Cross Frontline: Race & Class Revisited
JAN 2017
University of Fine Arts Hamburg (HFBK) - Carapace
FEB 2016

Performances / Artists' Events

 

Copperfield Gallery, London - Burnt Shadow

AUG 2023

Goldsmiths CCA, London - Metamorph

JULY 2023

National Gallery, London - Bathers
JAN 2022

Sid Motion Gallery, London - Bathers
JUNE 2021
The Cockpit Theater, London - All Us Girls Have Been Dead For So Long

NOV 2020
Atelier Noua, Bodo Biennale, Norway - Mirror Mirror
Assembly Point, London - The Impossible Kiss

SEPT 2020
Assembly Point, London - Americanadas -- Corrupted pieces
NOV 2019
ICA, London - All Us Girls Have Been Dead For So Long
JULY 2019
De la Waar Pavilion, Bexhill Carnival - Smear (for Cynethryth)
V22, London - Technically illiterate, actually still pagan

JULY 2018
Poetry in Expanded Translation, London - A Lover’s Discourse
JUNE 2018
Mimosa House, London - ‘an apprenticeship in queer I believe it was’
MAY 2018
Chisenhale Dance Space, London - Facilitation Piece (for harmonious being)

OCT 2017

Camden People’s Theatre, London - Non-Binary Electro Hour

SEPT 2017
Annka Kultys Gallery, London - ‘Breathing Propositions’

MAR 2017

SELECTED TALKS / INTERVENTIONS

Forma HQ, London - Your Rage Is Sacred (maa)

FEB 2024 In-conversation event 

Slade Contemporary Art Lecture, UCL - How Images Matter? 

JAN 2024 Lecture Performance

Artists Citizens Jury - Launch

JULY 2023 Chairing panel conversation 

Ateliers Néerlandais, Paris - Van Gogh Europe 

MAY 2023  Seminar Art, Culture and mental wellbeing 

International Artists Association (IAA) - Humanity in Exile

FEB 2023 Lecture Performance, IAA World Symposium, Istanbul

Royal College of Art - Fuel RCA

FEB 2023 Art Talk 'Mapping A Practice' with Luisa Ulyett

Artes Mundi - Wales Venice 10 Fellowship

DEC 2021 Online Talk with Haroon Mizra

WORKSHOPS / STUDY SESSIONS

Redeye - Celebrating Soul Festival

SEPT 2023 Transforming Anger into Power

South London Gallery, London - Rights in Focus Conference 

APRIL 2023 Tools of Resistance and Resilience: a somatic healing workshop

Kingston University, London - Artschool, Backwards
JUL 2022 Workshop thinking through the “white slate”
Goldsmiths Center for Contemporary Art, London - METAMORPH
JUN 2022 Workshop exploring the transformative qualities of consent
MMU School of Art, Manchester - The Intersectional Hydra II
MAR-JUN 2022 Series of workshops with students from A Particular Reality network
BALTIC Center for Contemporary Art, Gateshead - SOWING SEEDS, Gardening the Mind

DEC 2020 Study Session exploring the intersections of Tantrik cosmology and Gaian thinking

PowerPlay festival, Singapore - Manifesting Shakti
NOV 2020 Workshop on Embodying Energy through Drawing and Mindfulness
Decolonise Fest, Online - Entering Into the Serpent - Dialoguing with Kali
SEPT 2020 Workshop exploring visualisation and embodied processes
Harlesden High Street Gallery, London - TO STRETCH BEYOND ALL BOUNDARIES

DEC 2019 Tantrik embodiment workshop
Set Dalston, London - TO STRETCH BEYOND ALL BOUNDARIES, Clear Spirit Launch

NOV 2019 Tantrik embodiment workshop

TEACHING / MENTORING

East London Art Prize, Bow Arts, London - Mentor

FEBRUARY 2024

London College of Communication, UAL, London - Associate Lecturer BA Photography

SEPTEMBER 2022 - APRIL 2023
AYA Academy, Accra, Ghana - Mentor
SEPTEMBER 2021 - PRESENT

Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK - Lecturer BA Fine Art & History of Art (studio practice)

OCTOBER 2021 - AUGUST 2022
Royal Academy Schools, London - Visiting Artist
MAY 2022

Ark Evelyn Grace Academy, London - Design and Technology Teaching Assistant / Technician

JANUARY 2019 - AUGUST 2021
Royal College of Art, London - Visiting Tutor
DECEMBER 2020 'Demonic Shores – Imaginaries of Indeterminacy in the Age of Logistics'

Royal Drawing School, London - Tutor on the Young Artists Program

SEPT 2018 – MARCH 2020

Women In Prison, Beth Center, London - Mentor

APRIL 2019– MARCH 2020
ArtkidsClub, South London - Tutor
SEPT 2017 - JULY 2019

Leemore Center, day center for adults with learning difficulties in Lewisham - Project Facilitator

SEPT 2016 - MARCH 2017

EDUCATION

Goldsmiths College, University of London 2022-Present

MPhil/PhD Art - Thesis by Practice
Royal Drawing School 2017-2018
MA, The Drawing Year

Goldsmiths College, University of London 2014-2017

BA Fine Art (First Class Hons)
Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne 2010-2013
BA Law

BA Philosophy with honours

University of Fine Arts Hamburg (HFBK) 2016
Visiting student
Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design (HfG) 2015
Visiting student, department of Media Art and Media Philosophy

SELECTED TRAININGS

Dhamma Sukhakāri, Suffolk, UK

OCT 2023 10 days Vipassana Meditation course (sitting)

Dhamma Dipa, Herefordshire, UK

SEPT 2022 10 days Vipassana Meditation course (sitting)

Dhamma Dipa, Herefordshire, UK

SEPT 2021 10 days Vipassana Meditation course (serving)
Dhamma Dipa, Herefordshire, UK

AUG 2019 10 days Vipassana Meditation course (sitting)
Morley College, London

APRIL 2019 Award in Peer Mentoring L1 for Women in Prison, Beth Centre

Royal Drawing School, London

SEPT 2018 - AUG 2019 Tutor Training Program

Royal Drawing School, London

DEC 2018 Equalities and Diversity Awareness Training

Royal Drawing School, London

NOV 2018  Annual Safeguarding Children Training
not/nowhere, artist workers’ cooperative, London

MAY 2018 16mm Projectionist Training

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