Born in 1989, Chloé Royer lives and works in Paris. She graduated from the École des Beaux-Art in Paris and studied at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago. By transforming materials or choregraphing movement, she explores the potential of metamorphosis latent in all things, inanimate or alive.
Playing with the concept of disequilibrium, this artist creates unusual forms and unexpected combinations. Ultimately, her works exist because of points of connection between things, such as skin on skin or surface to surface, drawing on strategies for repair and the care for the items themselves.
She creates hybrids that defy categorisation, being neither human, animal nor thing, disrupting taxonomies and baffling our perceptions. The various components of her works speak to one another, and to the viewer, prompting sensual exchanges between human and materials. Chloé Royer blurs identities and makes us feel at ease with the strange.
Chloé Royer won the FahrArt prize in 2021 for We would survive but without touch, without skin, a group of sculptures currently installed in Geldern, North Rhine-Welstphalia (Germany). From February 2022, she was in residency with AMA (independent art organization), in Athens (Greece), to prepare a solo exhibition Xenophora, which opened in July 2022 in Spetses Island at AKSS Fondation (Greece).
From September 2022 she will be one of the 12 resident artists at the Fiminco Foundation (France), for a year.