Dedicated to painting for 35 years, Christine Pillot studied in the 80's at the Beaux Arts of Toulouse and at the faculty of Plastic Arts of Bordeaux. As a young painter, she seeks and defends her work against preconceived ideas. At the age of 23 she left for Senegal with her backpack, and stayed there from 1988 to 2008. During these 20 years in Africa, together with Mauro Petroni, she co-directs the workshop "Céramiques Almadies" art centre, exhibition gallery and workshop, a place of reference for artists and cultural operators. This space is still very active today and participates in the biennial of contemporary art in Dakar.
She multiplies artistic projects, commissions, scenography, space and object design.Her exhibition career has taken her work to several African and European countries.
She explores color, transparency, she superimposes, at that time the white background is a taboo. Her series will be on research on geometric abstraction, circles, childhood, expressionism. The last years in Dakar, she works the artistic expression with the patients of the Psychiatric hospital of Fann, and with the street children of the Samu Social. Her next appointment is with South Africa in Knysna where she will have an artistic residency for 2 months together with Maja Marx, for the Saffca.
Since 2009 she lives in her native country and resides in Bordeaux where her studio is located.
Fine Arts of Toulouse
Solo exhibitions (selections) :
2020 International Real Estate - Christie's - Bordeaux
2019 Galerie Laboratoire BX, "inauguration atelier" - Bordeaux
2018 Cours Clemenceau , " Parcours Clemenceau " - Bordeaux
2017 LAMÀC , "Weaving" - Paris
2016 Hotel de Sèze, "Weavings" - Bordeaux
2016 Cour Mably, Chapter House - Bordeaux
2014 Salle capitulaire cour Mably - Bordeaux
2012 Atelier Céramiques Almadies, Dak'Art OFF 2012 - Dakar
2012 MC2A Gallery "Dandé, portraits in the Bédik country of Senegal" - Bordeaux
2009 Kulturaus Niederanven - Luxembourg
2008 ShowRoom Ford, Dak'Art OFF 8th edition - Dakar
2006 Atelier Céramiques Almadies, Dak'Art OFF 7th edition - Dakar
2002 French Cultural Institute - Nouakchott
2002 Embassy of Luxembourg - Beijing
2000 Almadies Ceramics Workshop - Dak'Art OFF 4th edition - Dakar
1994 French Cultural Institute, "Antigravity" - Dakar
Collective exhibitions (selection).
2021 Forum des Arts de Talence, "Indigo II" - Bordeaux Talence
2021 Laurence Pustetto Gallery, "Indigo" - Libourne
2019 Forum des Arts et de la Culture, "Au fil du temps", with Roman Opalka, Thomas Dejeammes, Benoit Lacou, Richard Mc Guire, Magalie Darsouze, Laurent Valera, Vincent Vallade - Talence
2018 Espace Saint-Rémi, " 3/1 Exhibition ", La spirale, benjamin Monteil, Magalie Darsouze - Bordeaux!
2016 Interpretation Center for Architecture and Heritage (CIAP) - Bordeaux
2015 Centre d'Architecture et du Patrimoine, "Le nouveau Saint-Michel" with La Spirale, portrait of the district's shopkeepers - Bordeaux
2010 Galerie Beim Engel, "Rencontres", with Sigrún Ólafsdóttir - Luxembourg
2010 " Trees " with Laure Molina, Larcadegallery - Paris 75003
2007 Sophia Antipolis - Nice
2005 Eiffage Senegal headquarters, Dak'Art OFF 6th edition with Soly Cisse, Ndary Lo, Marc Montaret, Samba Fall, Claire Kane - Dakar
2005 "Contemporary creation in Senegal", inauguration of the Gallery "Le Manège" with 24 artists - Dakar
2004 Rotworowski Gallery, with Jan Pamula - Krakow
2004 Le manège, "La conquête de l'espace", with N'Dary Lo - Dakar
2002 Almadies Ceramics Workshop Dak'Art OFF 5th edition - Dakar
2002 Espace Saint Jérôme, with Soly Cissé, Moussa Traoré, Bruno Campagnie -Toulouse
2001 Atelier Céramiques Almadies, "À l'atelier" - Dakar
2000 Dakar Cathedral, "Dans la Crypte", 12 Senegalese artists for the Jubilee - Dakar
1999 Galerie Beim Engel, with Mauro Petroni, Romain Hoffmann - Luxembourg
1999 Atelier Céramiques Almadies, with Soly Cissé, Matthias Pfeiffer, Moussa Traoré, Mauro Petroni - Dakar
1998 Gallery Spazio 81. Carpologie - Milan
1988 FRAC, Musée des Augustins - Toulouse