Catinca Tabacaru NYC/Harare Collective

Capucine Gros

Capucine Gros (b. 1989 Switzerland/French)
Capucine Gros grew up in France and China. She moved to the United States in 2007 to earn her BFA in Painting and New Media art from the Savannah College of Art and Design. This movement about the world has tainted her perception with a certain geographic compulsion. Her work is a way to explore, process and challenge the semi-absurd lines that humans draw around themselves all over the world: borders, languages, media, class, politics, prejudice. Her practice can be defined by a rare affinity for long-term commitment: year-long performances recording her interactions with others; life-long paintings and annual hand-made books; and a recent 200-day performance wearing one shirt for every country in the world, each screen-printed with that country’s shape, from March 20 to October 4, 2017. Cartography, love, death and free will play strong roles in her repertoire of subject matter.

In 2011, Gros completed a residency at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, NY and was most recently artist-in-residence at the Webb School of Knoxville. In May 2017, she was invited to premiere a large-scale installation during the Unfinished Festival in Bucharest.
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BORN 1989, SWITZERLAND
LIVES AND WORKS IN BROOKLYN

EDUCATION

2012

BFA, Painting and New Media Art, Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), Savannah, GA

MUSEUM & INSTITUTIONAL EXHIBITIONS

2019

THE CENTER IS EVERYWHERE, SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA

2018

Touched / Untouched, one year-long performance, public project, Sydney, Australia; San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Savannah & Charlotte, USA; Paris & Lyon, France; Bucharest, Romania; Belgrade & Jalovik, Serbia; Harare, Zimbabwe; Doha, Qatar.

2015

Generations: 40 Hues Between Black and White, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA
Mode/Code, Georgia Southern University Contemporary Gallery, Statesboro, GA

2014

Circling the Center, collaborative performance with Nene Humphrey, BRIC Brooklyn Biennale, Brooklyn, NY

2013

Circling the Center, collaborative performance with Nene Humphrey, Dixon Place, New York, NY

2012

Student International Small Print Show, El Minia University, El Minia

2011

Open-Studio, Open-Source, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY (solo)

2010

The In-Between, collaborative exhibition with Ju-Yeon Kim, SCAD and the National Museum for Women in the Arts, Washington, DC

2007

Turning Point, Creative Center of Fine Arts College University, Shanghai

SOLO & TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2017

Implicit Borders: a cartography of free will, Catinca Tabacaru, NY
Capucine Gros, Webb Gallery, Knoxville, TN

2012

Little Thank You Show, Creative Coast Gallery, Savannah, GA

2011

Open-Studio, Open-Source, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY
Human Strokes, solo performance at SCAD deFine Art, Alexander Hall Gallery, Savannah, GA
17%, installation at SCAD Fall Open Studio, Alexander Hall Gallery, Savannah, GA Explorelations, exhibition with Ramona Todoca, Truspace Gallery, Savannah, GA

2010

Present!, installation at SCAD Fall Open Studio, Alexander Hall Gallery, Savannah, GA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019

41st Jalovik Art Colony, Kuća Kralja Petra, Serbia

2018

Unknowning Knows | Knowing Unknowns, UNFINISHED Festival, National Museum of Art of Romania, Bucharest, Romania
CTG: ZIMBABWE 2018, group exhibition, CTG Harare, Harare, Zimbabwe

2017

Unfinished Festival, Galeria Dalles, Bucharest
CTG-R: ZIMBABWE 2018, CTG Harare, Zimbabwe

2016

Between Senses, Gallery House, Brooklyn, NY
Art Inter/National, BoxHeart Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

2015

The Biology of Love, Klapper Hall Gallery, Queens College, NY
cARTography, Ryan James Fine Arts, Seattle, WA

2013

INFLUX, Espace Beaurepaire, Paris

2012

Bring Yourself, Small Black Door Gallery, New York, NY
Art for Life’s Sake, Desotorow Gallery, Savannah, GA
99% COTTON, City Market Space, Savannah, GA
Far From Home, La Galerie Bleue, Savannah GA
SCAD deFine Art, Alexander Hall Gallery, Savannah, GA

2011

SCAD Senior BFA Exhibition, Alexander Hall Gallery, Savannah, GA
Exquisite Corpse, Mr Beast Gallery, Savannah, GA

2010

B114, Purple Roof Gallery, Shanghai
One for the Row, Desoto Row Gallery, Savannah, GA
Wud Sha, CCDP Space, Savannah, GA
Ensnared, Desoto Row Gallery, Savannah, GA

PUBLIC PROJECTS & WORKS

2017

Approximately 199, New York, NY; Paris, Lyon, Ile d’Yeu, Nantes; Bucharest; Venice

2013

Sing for Hope, collaborative public project with Michael Scoggins, Staten Island, NY
I, You, We Hope, Howard Street, New York, NY

2011

I AM SAVANNAH, public project with James Sakalian, Butler Elementary School, Savannah, GA

2010

The Resonance, public sculpture with Brian Rogers and Christopher Crowe, Hinesville, GA

AWARDS & GRANTS

2012

Target Professional Development Grant, Savannah, GA

2010

“The Resonance,” public sculpture competition, City of Hinesville, GA

2009

“Who’s Who Among American Universities and Colleges” honoree

2007/2012

SCAD full-tuition Intercultural Scholarship, Savannah, GA

RESIDENCIES

2018

CTG Collective, Harare, Zimbabwe
Jalovik Art Colony, Jalovik, Serbia
EIDOS Foundation, Bucharest, Romania

2017

Artist in Residence, Webb School of Knoxville, Knoxville, TN

2011

SCAD New York City Workspace residency, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY