Claire (1990), co-founder of Artistania e. V., grew up in the suburbs of Paris with a German-French couple as parents. At the age of 19 she moved to Berlin, where she started to conceptualise the organisation Artistania with Saba Tsereteli. In addition to her artistic work, Claire studied Political Science at the FU Berlin, followed by further education in the field of Cultural Management at the FH Potsdam and a Masters in Adult Education / Lifelong Learning at the HU Berlin. Questions about transculturality, creative activism and empowerment are at the core of her artistic work. She is interested in how creative processes can help to promote social participation, intercultural understanding, and emancipation. Claire works with her surroundings, with found materials, themes and problems faced in specific contexts. Her artistic interventions in public spaces are a result of collaborative work with the people using these spaces. In addition to visual art, Claire is involved as a stage designer, puppeteer and performer for the Theatre of Details. She creates masks, giant puppets and other performative art pieces together with different communities and sociocultural projects.
Important projects / Exhibitions:
“Wave of Change” (2019): Installation at the the Langen Foundation (Neuss, DE) with Saba Tsereteli "The Remains of the Petrolithic Era" (Sept 2018): Installation at the Super Studio (Milan, IT) with Saba Tsereteli „Mascarade“ (Sept 2018) at the Theatre National de Tunis for the Festival Chouftouhouna (Tunis, TUN) "Happy Consumers" (March-April 2018) at the group exhibition Wandelism “Art’n Ground” (2015-2018): permanent exhibition at the Artistania Atelier (Berlin, DE) with Saba Tsereteli and Martin Ducreau Travel book Palestine (2010): Exhibition at the Goethe Institut Ramallah