Born in Colmar in 1983, lives and works between Paris and Berlin.  After studying at Le Fresnoy, the French National Studio of Contemporary Art, Clément Cogitore developed his artistic practice at the crossroads of contemporary art and cinema. Combining film, video, installations and photographs, Cogitore questions the modalities of cohabitation between humankind and its own images and representations. Rituality, collective memory, figuration of the sacred, as well as a particular idea of the permeability of worlds are leading trends in his practice. Cogitore’s work has notably been screened and exhibited at the Palais de Tokyo, MADRE (Naples), Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), Institute of Contemporary Arts ICA (London), Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin), MACRO (Rome), MoMA (New-York), Museum of Fine Arts (Boston), MNBA (Québec), SeMA Bunker (Seoul), Red Brick Art Museum (Beijing), Kunsthaus Baselland (Basel), and biennials such as the Lyon Biennial (France) and the Berlin Biennial (Germany).

In 2011 Cogitore was awarded the Grand Prize of Salon de Montrouge for contemporary art and the following year he became resident of the Villa Medici, French Academy in Rome. His cinematographic works have been selected and awarded prizes in numerous international festivals (Cannes, Locarno, Telluride, Los Angeles, San Sebastian). In 2015, his first feature film «Neither Heaven Nor Earth» was selected at the Cannes International Film Festival – Critic’s week, awarded by the Gan Foundation, acclaimed by critics and nominated for the best first film at the César award ceremony. That same year he won the BAL Prize for contemporary art. In 2016, he won the SciencesPo Prize for contemporary art and the 18th Fondation d’entreprise Ricard Prize for contemporary art. In 2018, Clément Cogitore was awarded the prestigious Marcel Duchamp Prize for Contemporary Art. Since 2018, he has been teaching at the Ecole des Beaux Arts de Paris, where he directs a film director's workshop. 

To celebrate its 350th anniversary, the Opéra National de Paris has entrusted Clément Cogitore with staging Jean-Philippe Rameau’s opera ballet, «Les Indes Galantes». The premiere took place in September 2019. «Les Indes Galantes» was selected by The New York Times as one of the best opera productions of 2019, nominated best opera production 2019 by the Giornale della Musica and won the Forum Opera trophy of the best new opera production 2019. In 2020, Oper! Awards presented him with the prize for best director.

In 2022, his second feature film "Goutte d'Or" was selected as a Special Screening at the Critics' Week of the Cannes International Film Festival. The film won the Hildegarde Screenplay Award, the Best Director Award at the LEFFEST in Lisbon and the Interpretation Award at the Hainan Film Festival in China. In 2023, the film was shortlisted to represent France at the Oscars.

Cogitore’s work is represented in several public collections (Centre Georges Pompidou, National Fund for Contemporary Art, Contemporary Art Fund of the City of Paris, FRAC Alsace, FRAC Aquitaine, FRAC Auvergne, MAC VAL, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Strasbourg) and private collections (Louis Vuitton Collection, Daimler Art Collection).

Clément Cogitore is represented by Chantal Crousel Consulting, Paris and Galerie Elisabeth and Reinhard Hauff, Stuttgart.


2024 Bodies in Sync - Bauhaus Museum - Dessau, Germany - upcoming Spring 2024 Curator : Barbara Steiner

2023 Ferdinandea - Galerie Elisabeth & Reinhard Hauff, Stuttgart, Germany November 24th 2023 - January 26th 2024 

Morgestraich - Philharmonie de Paris - Musée de la Musique, Paris, France September 15th - November 19th 2023 Curator : Marie-Pauline Martin

2022 Ferdinandea - MADRE Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Donnaregina, Napoli, Italy June 24th - September 12th 2022 Curator : Kathryn Weir Notturni - MACRO Mattatoio - Rome, Italy March 16th - May 29th 2022 Curator: Maria-Laura Cavaliere  - April 6th - 7th: At the Villa Medici, in parallel to this exhibition, Fictions d’espaces (Fictions of Spaces), a conference by Jacques Rancière on Clément Cogitore's cinematographic visions. Project Room - Le Centquatre - Paris, France April 2nd - May 29th 2022 Curator: José-Manuel Gonçalvès

2020 Reste l'air et les formes - FRAC Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand, France Curator : Ines Goldbach

2019 Clément Cogitore (Part I and II) - Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel, Switzerland  Curator : Ines Goldbach Clément Cogitore - Base sous-marine Bordeaux, France  Curator : Anne-Sophie Dinant Clément Cogitore - Musée Chagall, Nice, France  Curators : Anne Dopffer and Gaïdig Lemarié 2018 Assange Dancing - Ikon Gallery Birmingham, UK Curator : Jonathan Watkins Les Indes Galantes - Tabakalera, International Centre for Contemporary Culture, San Sebastian, Spain Curator : Víctor Iriarte  2017 Braguino or the impossible community - Le BAL, Paris, France  Curators : Léa Bismuth and Diane Dufour Among us, new hanging for the Fondation Ricard Award, MNAM - Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France  Curator : Christine Macel 2016 The resonant interval - Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France  Curator : Daria de Beauvais 

2014 Fictions - Musée d'art moderne et contemporain de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France Curator : Estelle Pietrzyk 

Visions - CEAAC, Centre européen d'actions artistiques contemporaines à Strasbourg, France


2023 Sound Biennal - Valais Art Museum, Switzerland September 16th - November 12th 2023 Curators : Sylvie Zavatta, Christophe Fellay, Jean-Paul Felley, Luc Meier

The last Will - Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, Chemnitz, Germany July 2nd - October 1st 2023 Curators : M+M

Multiplicity. Stories from Postmigrant Society - Merano Arte, Merano, Italy June 16th - September 24th 2023 Curators : Jörn Schafaff

Generation* Youth vs. Crisis: A Generation in Search of a Future - Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen, Germany May 13th - September 10th 2023 Curators : Jennifer Smailes and Eva Fischer-Hausdorf

2022 Manifesto of fragility - Biennale de Lyon, Lyon, France Curators : Sam Bardaouil et Till Fellrath

Still Present! - 12th Berlin Biennale, Berlin Curator: Kader Attia Pas Sommeil. La fête dans tous ses états - Musée des beaux-arts, FRAC Bretagne, Rennes

2021 Thinking Hands Touching Each Other - 6th Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art, Yekaterinburg, Russia Curators: Adnan Yıldız, Çağla Ilk and Assaf Kimmel  Tremblements - Villa Paloma, Nouveau Musée National de Monaco, France Curator: Célia Bernasconi Replica - Cahn Contemporary, Paris, France Exhibition conceived and curated by Chantal Crousel on the invitation of Jean-David Cahn E/Motion - MOMU, Antwerp, Belgium Curators : Kaat Debo et Elisa De Wyngaert 2020 Crossing Views, in dialogue with Cindy Sherman - Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France Curator : Suzanne Pagé Me Family - MUDAM, Luxembourg Curators : Francesco Bonami, Emmanuela Mazzonis, Clément Minighetti DO IT project (It’s Urgent) - LUMA (Arles, France), Serpentine Gallery (London, UK) and the Théâtre du Châtelet (Paris, France) Curator : Hans Ulrich Obrist 20 years Prix Marchel Duchamp - Centre Georges Pompidou, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris, France Curators : Christine Macel, Alicia Knock, Yung Ma Upheaval - Kunsthalle Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany  Curator : Johan Holten In the spotlight of the night - MARTA Herford, Germany Curator : Friederike Fast  On the origins of images - Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C., USA  2019 An Opera for Animals - Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai, China  Curator : Hsieh Feng-Rong Bienalsur - National Museum of Decorative Arts, Buenos Aires, Argentina  Curator : Diana Wechsler Macro_asilo - MACRO, Rome, Italy Curators : Giorgio de Finis and Maria Laura Cavaliere On danse ? - MUCEM, Marseille, France Curator : Emilie Girard 2018 Prix Marcel Duchamp 2018 - Centre Georges Pompidou, MNAM, Paris, France Curator : Marcella Lista Evoking Reality - Daimler Contemporary, Berlin, Germany Curators : Renate Wiehager and Nadine Isabelle Henrich Persona Grata - MAC-VAL, Val-de-Marne Museum for Contemporary Art, Vitry-sur-Seine Curator : Ingrid Jurzak Respire : video art from the Lemaitre collection - Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel Curator : Marie Shek Braguino, In formation III - ICA, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK Curator : Nico Marzano Art of the real - Lincoln Center, New-York, USA Curator : Dennis Limm  2017 L’art de la joie - Québec Biennale - Musée National des Beaux-Arts de Québec, Montréal, Canada  Curator : Alexia Fabre Vision on vision, the Lemaitre video collection - SeMA Bunker, Seoul, South Korea  Curator : Hyunjin Kim 2016 New directors, new films - MOMA, Museum Of Modern Art, New York, USA  Curator : Josh Siegel 2012 Teatro delle esposizione - Villa Médicis, Rome, Italy Curator : Alessandro Rabottini 

2011 International encounters Paris/Berlin/Madrid - Centre Georges Pompidou, MNAM Paris / Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin / Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid Curators : Jean-François Rettig and Nathalie Hénon 


2023 Goutte d’Or - Shortlisted to represent France at the Oscars Goutte d'Or - Silver Award for Best Film and Best Actor, AwardHurghada International Youth Film Festival, Egypt

2022 Goutte d'Or - Première : Festival de Cannes, Critic’s week, Cannes, France Goutte d'Or - Best Director Award, LEFFEST, Lisbon, Portugal Goutte d'Or - Best Actor Award, Hainan Film Festival, China Goutte d'Or - Winner of Scénario Award, Hildegarde, with the support of the CNC, the Fondation d'entreprise David Hadida and France Culture.

2020 Les Indes Galantes (Opera) - Best performance - Oper ! Awards - Berlin, Allemagne 2019 Braguino - Nominated César Best Short Film - César Academy - France Les Indes Galantes - 10 Best Operas of the year - New York Times - USA Les Indes Galantes - Best Opera production - Giornale della Musica Award - Italy  Les Indes Galantes - Audience Award - Forum Opéra Award - France 2018 The Evil Eye - Prix Marcel Duchamp 2018 - France Les Indes Galantes - Grand Prix UniFrance for Short Film - Cannes Film Festival - France Braguino - Special Mention - BAFICI, Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente - Argentina  Braguino - Special Mention, documentary - DokerFest - Moscow - Russia 2017 Braguino - Grand Prix (Special Mention) - Festival International de Cinéma - Marseille - France Ni le Ciel Ni la Terre - Grand Prix - Kino der Kunst Film Festival - Artists under 35 - Munich - Germany  Braguino - Grand Prix - Les Ecrans Documentaires - La Rochelle - France Braguino - Prix Zabaltegi-Tabakalera - San Sebastian Film Festival - Spain Braguino - Special Mention of the Jury - Festival Internacional de Cine de Valdivia - Chili 2016 18th Award Fondation Ricard - Paris - France Sciences Po Award for Contemporary Art - Paris - France Neither Heaven Nor Earth - Best First Film - Colcoa Film Festival Los Angeles - USA  Neither Heaven Nor Earth - Jury Award - Sarasota International Film Festival - USA  Neither Heaven Nor Earth - Henri Langlois Award - France 2015 LE BAL Award for young creation (with the ADAGP) - Paris - France Neither Heaven Nor Earth - Grand Prix Fondation Gan - Cannes Film Festival - Critic’s Week - France  Neither Heaven Nor Earth - Best First Film - Syndicat de la Critique - France Neither Heaven Nor Earth - Nominated César Best First Film - France Neither Heaven Nor Earth - Nominated Golden Camera - Cannes Film Festival- France Neither Heaven Nor Earth - Best First Film - Obrero International Film Festival - Sweden Neither Heaven Nor Earth - Best First Film - Motovun International Film Festival - Croatia Neither Heaven Nor Earth - Best First Film - International Film Festival Aubagne - France Neither Heaven Nor Earth - Discovery Award - Festival du Film Francophone de Namur - Belgium 2014 National Foundation for Graphic and Visual Arts (FNAGP) Award - Paris - France 2012 Neither Heaven Nor Earth - Script Award - Fondation Beaumarchais - SACD - Paris - France  Among us - Best Cinematography Award - Lucania International Film Festival - Italy 2011 Grand Prix Salon de Montrouge - 56th Salon de Montrouge - France Bielutin - Official Selection - Quinzaine des réalisateurs - Cannes Film Festival - France  Among us - Best Film Award - International Film Festival Belo Horizonte - Brasil 2010 Among us - European Grand Prix for First Film - Fondation Vevey - Switzerland Bielutin - FIDLab Award - Festival International de Cinéma - Marseille - France Burning cities - Experimental Film Award - FESANCOR, Chilean International Short Film Festival - Santiago - Chili 2007 Visited - Jury Award - Vendôme Film Festival - France Visited - Best Cinematography Award - International Student Film Festival - Belgrad - Serbia 2006 Chroniques - Grand Prix (Special Mention) - Entrevues Festival - Belfort - France Chroniques - Short Film Script Award - Fondation Beaumarchais - SACD - Paris - France Chroniques - Center for cinematographic writing Award - Les Ecrans documentaires Festival - Arcueil - France PUBLICATIONS Me, Family. Portrait of a Young Planet, MUDAM Edition, Luxembourg, 2020, Texts : Francesco Bonami, Omar Kholeif, Natalia Kucirkova, Emanuela Mazzonis, Anke Reitz, Ali Smith. Upheaval, Kunsthalle Mannheim, under the direction of Johann Holten, Distanz Verlag, 2020.  Evoking reality, Daimler Contemporary Berlin, Renate Wiehager Editor, Bechtel Druck, 2019. Braguino or the impossible community, Monography, 2017, Co-Edition Filigranes // LE BAL, 2017, Texts : Léa Bismuth and Bertrand Schefer. Prix Marcel Duchamp 2018 : the nominated, ADIAF, 2018. 

Atelier, Editions Les Presses du Réel, 2014. Texts : Dominique Païni, Jean Michel Frodon and Anaël Pigeat. (sold out)