Clemence Grieco

  • Canada (b. 1982 in Montreal)
  • Currently in Berlin, Germany.
  • Clémence Grieco studied in Canada and France. She has exhibited in about twenty solo and group exhibitions in Canada, Germany, Italie, France and England.


Exploring and shedding light on the physical properties of materials is at the center of my work at all times.

For the past few years, I’ve been particularly interested in creating sculptures from poor industrial untouched material. I manipulated them creating games of suspension and circuits of tension in order to put forward their intrinsic qualities. Each material of the piece has its own role in making the physical properties of another material resonate.

Besides the relationships between the different parts of the sculpture, I bring much care in the shape of the piece. Through my sculpture work, I reach out to the viewer’s body and to make him or her aware of their respective body’s weight, volume and physical qualities as matter. This physical experience of reality brings us to reconsider our own relationship with space and gravity. 


Clémence Grieco
Born in Montreal, Canada in 1982
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany
(+) 49 1769 7912 981

2004 –2008 Bachelor in Visual and Mediatique Arts. Université du Québec à Montréal. Canada
2006 Study exchange. École des Beaux Arts de Luminy France
2001-2003 Degree in Visual Arts. CEGEP du Vieux Montréal

2012 Formes lentes, Gallery Lilian Rodriguez, Montreal, Canada 
2012 Dash Forward to Rest, Centrum Berlin, Berlin, Germany 
2009 Dimensions silencieuses, Gallery Yellowfishart, Montreal 

2015 Topits No 2, Projektraum Bethanien, curated by Gilbert Floeck and Sabine Tress, Berlin, Germany
2012 Topits, Kunstwerk Koeln, Lange Nacht der Museem, curated by Gilbert Floeck and Sabine Tress, Cologne, Germany
2012 Chantier libre #3, L’Atelier Jean Brillant, Montreal
2012 Matières sous influence, curated by Réal Lussier, Gallery Lilian Rodriguez, Montreal
2012 The Dazzling Ligth Back by P.I.U., Interno4 Bologna, Bologna, Italie

2011 Mind the Gap, Kaleidoskop Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2011 About Abstraction, Curated by Florian Müller-Klug, KTV, Berlin
2011 A Happy Life in the Mountains part two, Elfes Monumental Masons, London, England
2011 A Happy Life in the Mountains part one, ttt-werkstattraum, Berlin

2010 Mondo Art, Gallery Yellowfishart, Montreal
2010 Calibre 12, Maison de la culture Maisonneuve, Montreal

2009 Art et fibre, Centre d’artiste Diagonal, Montreal
2008 La conséquence, Gallery L’Art passe à l’Est, Montreal
2008 Printemps/plein temps 2008, Gallery of l’UQAM, Montreal
2008 Complot 5 : Huis clos, Gallery Art mûr, Montreal
2008 Une exposition merveilleuse, L'Atelier Jean Brillant, Montreal
2006 Premières impressions, Museum of Château Ramesay, Montreal
2006 Cabinet des estampes, Circulair Gallery, Montreal 
2006 Complot 3 : Pathologie, Gallery Amherst, Montreal
2006 Webcast : L’effet du ballon, Silence, on court!, Office National du Film

2012 Creation and exhibition residency, Centrum Berlin, Berlin 
2012 Creation and exhibition residency, Interno4, Bologna

2013 Canada Council Research Grant
2012 Conseil de Arts et des Lettres du Québec. Grand for project abroad 
2011 Mysteries, Beers.Lambert Contemporary Art, London UK. 
Selected in the longlisted artists 
2008 Printemps/plein temps 2008, Price of Centre des arts et des fibres du Québec 
2006 UQAM, Excellence Award for Study Abroad
2006 OFQJ, Award for Study Abroad
2006 EICV 2006, Special Jury Mention for the video L’effet du Ballon
2006 Compilation Video Future 2006, L’effet du ballon selected work
2003 Excellence Award, Cegep du Vieux Montreal

Canif (Montreal, Canada)
Saatchionline sculpture collection April 2013

2012 CLOUTIER, Mario, Paradis artificiels à l'édifice Belgo, Matière à réfléchir, La Presse, Montreal, 15 juin 2012. «La «créature» chevaline de Clémence Griéco flotte, elle, noble et élégante. Pourtant, cette pièce n'est que bouts de bois et de ficelle, tissu et caoutchouc mousse. La réussite du matériel.»
2008 CARRIER, Éric, La conséquence, Le flambeau, Vol. 55, No. 23, Montreal, 4 juin, 2008
2008 MARTIN, Laurence, Quand créer rime avec revitaliser, Le Devoir, Montreal, 12 mai 2008
2006 DELGADO, Jérôme, Expo complot, La presse, Montreal, 23 mars 2006
2006 MAVRIKAKIS, Nicolas, Complot artistique, Journal Voir, Montreal, 16 mars 2006

2013 Toil Magazine,, August 2013
2013, Itfashion,, Barcelona 2013
2013, Urihagray,, 24 February 2013
2013 Haw-lin,, 7 February 2013
2013 Reform it,, 15 February 2013
2012 Haw-lin,, 15 October 2012
2012 Ffffound,, 30 September 2012

2012 The Dazzling ligth Back, edited by INTERNO 4 Bologna 
2011 A Happy Life in the Mountains part two, edited by P.I.U.
2011 A Happy Life in the Mountains part one, edited by P.I.U.
2008 Printemps/plein temps 2008, edited by UQAM
2008 Complot 5 : Huis clos, Christine Blais : Une définition du huis, edited by Projet Complot
2006 Complot 3 : Pathologie, Sonia Delisle : Déviation dans le parcours évolutif d’une forme jaune, edited by Projet Complot