Christine Enrègle, Visual Artist, PhD in Visual Arts from the University Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne since 2008, is professor of Visual Arts at the School of Design, Condé-Paris.
As part of her PhD, she received scholarships that enabled her to travel to Brazil where she enrolled at the School of Fine Arts of Belo Horizonte (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, UFMG).
The first resident artist at the Rio Botanical Garden in June-July 2004, she presents her work in situ in August 2004 in a solo exhibition.
Since 2017, she regularly does artistic residencies in France and abroad, in particular in Lisbon where she presents her drawings as part of a solo exhibition in July 2020 at the Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes, where she wins an honourable mention at the Art Fair 2021 for members of the Society, under the program “Lisboa Capital Verde Europeia” / “Lisbon European Green Capital”.
She participates in individual and group exhibitions in France, Portugal, Brazil, South Korea, and in 2017 received the first prize at the international exhibition organized in Seoul by the Korean Society of Color Studies.
Her artistic approach is oriented towards the practice of the landscape considered as a material, the elements of which collected, moved and transformed, constitute the matrix of his installations.
Since 2017, she has favored charcoal drawing on canvas and is particularly interested in the metamorphosis of plants, in particular the growth of trees, whose organic character she emphasizes.
Her drawings are experienced as the result (the “precipitate”) of an encounter between the plant and the human, revealed by these organic forms.
They question the place given to plants in our western societies and the way in which we relate to them.
After working in the different gardens of Lisbon from the Ficus macrophylla first met in Brazil in 2003 during her study tour as part of her PhD, she turns to the figure of the olive tree that crosses the centuries, cultures and religions in Europe and the Middle East.
The drawings made in residence in Lisbon in 2021 will be presented as part of two exhibitions under the title:
Do jardim tropical ao carvão vegetal: o desenho na linha das metamorfoses II
From the tropical gardens to the charcoal: Drawing through its metamorphoses II
Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes, Lisbon: from June 17 to July 16 2022.
Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência, Lisbon: from July 7 to July 31 2022.
Exhibitions sponsored by the France-Portugal Season 2022.
Do jardim tropical ao carvão vegetal: O desenho na linha das metamorfoses II – Temporada Portugal-França 2022 (temporadaportugalfranca.pt)
Artistic Residency sponsored by the Institut français du Portugal.