Camille Dufour ( B, 1991, Mons) develops an approach to printmaking that combines installation and performance around monumental woodcuts. In 2017, she graduated from the Cambre ENSAV. Her graduation project, حلب صاو evokes the siege and disappearance of the city of Aleppo. In this performance, Camille Dufour prints her etchings 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 overload of media images. In 2019, Camille Dufour continues her research on catharsis and prints until the ink runs out a hundred xylographs on canvas in the Claessens Canvas factory. This series, Lavandière de la nuit, which revisits the theme of the apocalypse in the era of the Anthropocene, was subsequently exhibited at the Wiels in Brussels, the Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles in Paris, the Boverie in Liège, Ijsberg in Damme and the Jacob Smits Museum in Mol.

In 2020, Camille Dufour began a collaboration with Rafaël Klepfisch. The 7 Sins of Capitalism series returns to the origins of printmaking as a means of reproduction and popular communication. This urban poster project is intended for hundreds of original engravings to be completed and/or taken away by passers-by. For the BIP2020, the spectator is invited to take the prints away to display them themselves in the city of Liège, and the project will continue in 2021 at the Wallonie-Bruxelles Centre in Paris. In 2021 the duo presents Empreinte carbone, a series of one hundred woodcuts linking one hundred portraits to as many environmental issues. During the activation at the Delta in Namur, Camille Dufour and Rafaël Klepfisch printed the first twenty engravings of the series in one hundred copies in the exhibition space. The project proposes to think about climate change collectively by means of a vast epistolary correspondence. In total, ten thousand prints will be distributed by the artists to as many mailboxes in Belgium.

At ISELP, Camille Dufour addresses the depletion of non-renewable resources and presents Critical materials, four metals threatened by recent technological developments, four metal matrices printed until the ink runs out. For the exhibition PRINT&PAINT, 350 jaar bloemen op katoen at the Château d'Ursel in May 2022, Camille Dufour prints a tombstone-sized engraving by crushing flower petals on the back of the canvas until the ink runs out. Eaux anonymes is akin to a funeral rite, the matrix from which bodies buried in the sea emerge is a tribute to the thousands of drowned refugees.

Camille Dufour won the Prix de la gravure et de l'image imprimée in 2017. In 2018, she began a collaboration with the Bruthaus Gallery. She won the Prix de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles at the Médiatine in 2019. In 2020, she was awarded the VOCATIO grant and won the Biennale de l'image Possible. In 2021, she won the Triennale internationale de gravure contemporaine, the Dacos prize and the Un futur pour la culture grant. In 2022, she won the Carrefour des Arts private foundation residency.

Solo show

2021  LA CAPITALE SOUS LES 7 PÉCHÉS DU CAPITALISME, Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles / Paris

7 PÉCHÉS DU CAPITALISME, Pinguin / Bruxelles

2019  LAVANDIERE DE LA NUIT, Bruthaus Gallery & Claessens Canvas / Waregem

 

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

 

Group show

2022 L’ANTICIPATION D'UN FUTUR, Point Contemporain, Espace Vanderborght / Bruxelles

TRAVERSÉES, Carrefour des Arts / Bruxelles

HOUTSNED. Frans Masereel in dialoog met Caroline Coolen, Tom Liekens & Camille Dufour Begijnhofkerk / Sint-Truiden

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

PRIX DU HAINAUT, Anciens Abattoirs / Mons

 

CARREFOUR DES ARTS, Espace Vanderborght / Bruxelles

PETIT FORMAT DE PAPIER, Biennale internationnale, Nismes / Belgique & Charleville-Mézières / France

 2021 SAVOIR FAIRE, ISELP/ Bruxelles

 

EMPREINTES CARBONE, Delta / Namur

TRIENNALE DE LA GRAVURE, La Boverie / Liège

 

DÉVASTÉS, Société Libre d' Émulation / Liège

 

HEADED FOR THE FINISH LINE, Bruthausgallery / Waregem

PRIX DACOS, Académie Royale des Beaux Arts / Liège

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

UNPACKED, exposition collective, Bruthausgallery / Waregem
 

BIENNALE DE L'IMAGE POSSIBLE, 7 péchés du capitalisme, Camille Dufour et Rafaël Klepfisch / Liège

 

7 PÉCHÉS DU CAPITALISME, Camille Dufour et Rafaël Klepfisch, Pinguin / Bruxelles

ART TRUC TROC, Bozar/ Bruxelles

CARNAGE, Théâtre Varia/ Bruxelles

 2019 PRIX JEUNES ARTISTES du parlement de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Wiels / Bruxelles

CITY FESTIVAL DAMME, exposition collective, Ijsberg / Damme

 

PRIX MEDIATINE 15#1, ​Manifeste pour une création visuelle actuelle, Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles / Paris

 

CAMOUFLAGED PEARLS, exposition collective, Bruthausgallery / Waregem

PRIX MÉDIATINE, exposition collective, Médiatine / Woluwe-Saint-Lambert 

 

PRIX DÉCOUVERTE DE ROUGE-CLOÎTRE, exposition collective, Centre culturel du Rouge Cloitre / Auderghem

 

PRIX DES ARTS, exposition collective, Centre culturel/ Woluwe-Saint-Pierre


 

2017 PRIX DE LA GRAVURE ET DE L'IMAGE IMPRIMÉE, exposition collective, Centre de la gravure / La Louvière

 

KLEIN EILAND, exposition de fin d’étude, Studio Citygates / Bruxelles

2016  PRIX DACOS, exposition collective, Académie Royale des Beaux- Arts/ Liège

 

EXPOSITION IN: BALISES, exposition collective, Moulin de Robermont / Tourinnes -la- grosse

 

LE ROSE ÉTAIT PRESQUE KAKI, exposition collective, EKTA / Bruxelles

2015 SHOW, exposition collective, Botanique / Bruxelles

 

Awards and distinctions

2021  Lauréate du PRIX DACOS / Liège

Lauréate de la TRIENNALE DE LA GRAVURE CONTEMPORAINE

Lauréate de la bourse UN FUTUR POUR LA CULTURE / Bruxelles

2020  Lauréate de la bourse VOCATIO / Bruxelles

Lauréate de la BIENNALE DE L'IMAGE POSSIBLE / Liège

2019  Sélectionnée au PRIX JEUNES ARTISTES DU PARLEMENT DE LA FÉDÉRATION WALLONIE BRUXELLES / Bruxelles

 

Lauréate du PRIX MÉDIATINE DE LA FÉDÉRATION WALLONIE BRUXELLES / Woluwe-Saint-Lambert 

 

Sélectionnée au PRIX DÉCOUVERTE DE ROUGE-CLOÎTRE / Auderghem

2017  Lauréate du PRIX DE LA GRAVURE ET DE L' IMAGE IMPRIMÉE du Centre de la gravure / La Louvière

 


Training

2017 - 2018  ESA Saint-Luc, Agrégation de l’enseignement secondaire supérieur en arts plastiques, Bruxelles

 

2012- 2017   La Cambre ENSAV, Bachelier et Master en option peinture

Residence

 

2021 - 2022   Fondation Privée du Carrefour des Arts 

Pedagogy

2020  Professeur de gravure, ESA Saint-Luc, Bruxelles