Keen Souhlal
Born in 1982 in Paris (FR)
Lives and works in Paris (FR)

 

Keen Souhlal’s career path is atypical. Her work is built around many different disciplines, such as sculpture, ceramics, embossing, drawing and photography.

Keen Souhlal develops a protean body of work with real subtlety, trifling with the perception of the observer in order to unsettle him more effectively in his convictions. The artist freezes the material in its most ephemeral and precarious phenomena, in order to reveal more fully its plastic and poetic potential, thus prompting wonder in the observer.

Following her residency at the Cité des Arts in Paris, she set off to carry out work research with scientists in the Antarctic ocean. Recently a finalist of the Friends of the Palais de Tokyo Prize 2014 and spotted at the Salon de Montrouge art fair.

 

Education of Keen Souhlal

After studying at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris (ENSBA), she settled abroad in Iceland, Greenland, then Quebec and completed her training with a CAP (vocational training certificate) in marquetry at the Ecole Boulle.

SHOW

2017

Itinérance 2017, Real Monasterio de Santa Maria de Veruela, Zaragoza (SP)

 

2016

What if the moon were made of green cheese, Irène Laub Gallery, Brussels (BE)

The Collection, Irène Laub Gallery (FEIZI), Brussels (BE)
Biennale de la Jeune Création, La Graineterie, Houilles (FR)
Por Venir, Casa de Velazquez, Madrid (ES)

2015

Poésie de la matière, 15e Parcours Saint Germain, Boutique Burberry, Paris (FR)
Hand in glove, Galerie Virginie Louvet, Paris (FR)
Silent Conversation, Irène Laub Gallery (FEIZI), Brussels (BE)
Les Récits de l’Insu, Centre d’art Albert Chanot, Clamart (FR)
Cartographie intime, le 116, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Montreuil (FR)

2014

Conversation d’un vestige contemporain, Centre d’art de l’Attrape Couleurs, Lyon (FR)
65e Jeune Création, Cent Quatre 104, Paris (FR)
Pense-bêtes. Collection, cur. by Sandra Aubry and Sébastien Bourg, Galerie de Roussan, Paris (FR)
Equilibre, Musée des Archives Nationales, Paris (FR)
MULT, galerie Tinbox, Bordeaux (FR)
Eternel retour, Galerie Perception Park, Paris (FR)

2013

Codes et système, Welcome to, Galerie Perception Park, Paris (FR)

FAIR-EVENT

2016

Yia Art Fair, Brussels (BE)
ESTAMPA, Madrid (ES)

 

2015

Yia Art Fair, Hors-les-murs, Paris (FR
La Confidentielle du Yia Art Fair #02, Paris (FR)
Objectif Terre, 18eme Biennale de Céramique Contemporaine, Châteauroux (FR)
Art Brussels, Brussels (BE)
Art en Paysage, cur. by Matthieu Corradino, Biennale de Sologne (FR)

2013

Biennale off de Lyon Bureau d’études #2 / Partitions tactiles, Lyon (FR)
Mythes et légendes, 17ème Biennale de Céramique Contemporaine, Châteauroux (FR)

 

2012

57th Salon de Montrouge, cur. by Stéphane Corréard, Montrouge (FR)

PRIZE

2016

Prix Icart – Jeune Création, La Graineterie, Houilles (FR)

2015

Finalist of the prize  “Découverte des Amis du Palais de Tokyo”, Paris (FR)

RESIDENCY

2017

Terre/Céramique, École d’Art du Beauvaisis (FR)

2016

Member sculptor artist at Casa de Velazquez, Madrid (ES)
Art et Mécénat d’Entreprises en Essonne, Cerny (FR)

2014

Cité des Arts, Atelier D3 Montmartre, Paris (FR)
Research project Austral and Antarctic Lands
L’Attrape Coeur, Lyon (FR)

2013

Recipient of ‘Aide individuelle à la création’, DRAC Ile de France, Paris (FR)

2010

Aller-Retour, National University of Arts of Taiwan, Taipeï (TW)

COLLECTION

Fondation Francès  (FR)
Collection d’art contemporain de la ville de Montreuil (FR)
Collection Libert (USA) / (FR)