Camille Dufour (B, 1991, Mons) develops an approach to printmaking that combines installation and performance around monumental wood engravings. In 2017, she graduated from La Cambre ENSAV. His graduation project, حلب صاو evokes the siege and disappearance of the city of Aleppo. During this performance, Camille Dufour prints her engravings by hand using Aleppo soap until the ink runs out. The erasure of the engraved motif by successive impressions aims to symbolically wash away the disasters of war and the overflow of media images.

In 2019, Camille Dufour continues her research on catharsis and prints until the ink runs out of around one hundred woodcuts on canvas in the Claessens Canvas manufacturing plant. This series, Lavandière de la nuit, which revisits the theme of the apocalypse in the Anthropocene era, is subsequently exhibited at Wiels, at the Wallonia-Brussels Center in Paris and at Ijsberg in Damme.

With the series of the 7 sins of capitalism Camille Dufour returns to the origins of printmaking as a means of reproduction and popular communication. This urban display project intends hundreds of original prints to be completed and / or taken away by passers-by. For BIP2020, the viewer is invited to take the prints with them in order to display them themselves in the city of Liège, the device will continue in May 2021 at the Wallonia-Brussels center in Paris.

Since 2018, Camille Dufour has been collaborating with the Bruthaus Gallery. She won the Prize for Engraving and Printed Image the same year and won the Prix de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles à la Médiatine in 2019. In 2020, she obtained the VOCATIO scholarship and was awarded the BIP 2020. In 2021, she won the Dacos prize and the Un futur pour la culture grant. Since 2020, Camille Dufour has been professor of engraving at ESA Saint-Luc.

Biographie
 

2021 THE CAPITAL UNDER THE 7 SINS OF CAPITALISM, solo exhibition, Center Wallonie-Bruxelles / Paris

 

KNOW-HOW, ISELP / Brussels

 

CARBON FOOTPRINTS, Delta / Namur

TRIENNALE OF ENGRAVING, La Boverie / Liège

 

DEVASTATED, Free Society of Emulation / Liège

 

HEADED FOR THE FINISH LINE, Bruthausgallery / Waregem

PRINT & PAINT, 350 jaar bloemen op katoen, Château d'Ursel / Hingene

DACOS PRIZE, Royal Academy of Fine Arts / Liège

2020 MONO, come up and see my prints, Jacob Smits Museum / Mol

UNPACKED, group show, Bruthausgallery / Waregem

BIENNALE OF THE POSSIBLE IMAGE, 7 sins of capitalism , Camille Dufour and Rafaël Klepfisch / Liège

 

7 SINS OF CAPITALISM, Camille Dufour and Rafaël Klepfisch, Pinguin / Brussels

ART TRUC TROC, Bozar / Brussels

CARNAGE, Varia Theater / Brussels

2019   KIKK FESTIVAL, Archipelagos of fragility, Musée des Arts Décoratifs / Namur

 

YOUNG ARTISTS PRIZE of the Parliament of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, Wiels / Brussels

CITY FESTIVAL DAMME, group show, Ijsberg / Damme

 

PRIX MEDIATINE 15 # 1, Manifesto for a current visual creation, Center Wallonie-Bruxelles / Paris

 

CAMOUFLAGED PEARLS, collective exhibition, Bruthausgallery / Waregem

LAVANDIERE DE LA NUIT, solo exhibition, Bruthaus Gallery & Claessens Canvas / Waregem

MEDIA PRIZE, collective exhibition, Médiatine / Woluwe-Saint-Lambert

 

ROUGE-CLOÎTRE DISCOVERY PRIZE, collective exhibition, Rouge Cloitre / Auderghem Cultural Center

 

PRIX DES ARTS, collective exhibition, Cultural Center / Woluwe-Saint-Pierre

2017 PRIZE FOR ENGRAVING AND PRINTED IMAGE, group exhibition, Center de la gravure / La Louvière

 

KLEIN EILAND, end of study exhibition, Studio Citygates / Bruxelles

2016   DACOS PRIZE, collective exhibition, Royal Academy of Fine Arts / Liège

 

EXHIBITION IN: BALISES, collective exhibition, Moulin de Robermont / Tourinnes -la- gras

 

THE ROSE WAS ALMOST KAKI, collective exhibition, EKTA / Brussels

2015   SHOW, group exhibition, Botanique / Brussels

 

Awards and Recognition

2021 Laureate of the DACOS / Liège PRIZE

Laureate of the UN FUTUR POUR LA CULTURE / Brussels grant

2020 Winner of the VOCATIO / Brussels grant

Winner of the BIENNALE DE L'IMAGE POSSIBLE / Liège

2019   Selected for the YOUNG ARTISTS PRIZE OF THE PARLIAMENT OF THE WALLONIA BRUSSELS / Brussels FEDERATION

 

Winner of the MEDIA PRIZE OF THE WALLONIA BRUSSELS / Woluwe-Saint-Lambert FEDERATION

 

Selected for the ROUGE-CLOÎTRE / Auderghem DISCOVERY PRIZE

2017   Winner of the PRICE FOR ENGRAVING AND PRINTED IMAGE from the Center de la Gravure / La Louvière

 


Training

2017 - 2018   ESA Saint-Luc, Agrégation for upper secondary education in plastic arts, Brussels

 

2012- 2017   La Cambre ENSAV, Bachelor and Master in painting option

Pedagogy

2020 Professor of engraving, ESA Saint-Luc, Brussels