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Biography

Amélie Ducommun is a French-Swiss artist born in 1983 graduate from « Les Arts Décoratifs » Paris (ENSAD) and the School of Fine Arts in Barcelona.

She is living and painting in Barcelona.

At 32 she has already achieved more than 60 exhibitions in different countries: France, Spain, USA, China, Italy, Switzerland, Dubaï (EAU), Portugal, United Kingdom, Belgium... and participated in various art fairs (Estampa, DEARTE, Art Elysée ...) and biennial (Beijing, Dakar...)

In 2009 Amelie passes the competition of the Academy of France in Madrid to represent the French painting in Spain for two years at the "Casa de Velázquez »; she realized and exhibited in numerous shows and galleries his work on « Paysages en mouvements » and « Paysages Furtivos ».

Following these two years in Spain she was invited by the Miro Foundation in Majorca in 2011 to produce works that interact with the landscape of the island in the Summer Studio of Joan Miro. She worked on streams for 4 months and two of her works were acquired and are exposed by the Foundation,  "El Rio Negro" and "El Rio Rojo".


She will be the same year Prizewinner of « Prix Georges Wildenstein » .


Amélie Ducommun was selected to represent France in the 9th painting games of the Francophonie in Nice where she won the silver medal.


In 2014 she was invited to celebrate 50 years of diplomatic relations between France and China through many exhibitions in China (Beijing, Shanghai ...).


In 2015 she exhibited her work in China, UK and Portugal, with different galleries that represents her work.

In 2016 she moved to Barcelona and exhibit her new work "Sensitive Water Mapping" in differnt galleries and Art Center

Amélie Ducommun is painting for almost always, nature has always captivated, inspired her works.

The origin of his work lies mainly in a questioning of memory, perception of landscape and the interrelationship of natural elements.
Each light of a country, a place offering it a special harmony

She must search for that light at each location, discover, apprehend.
It is in this sense that she love to travel, to find his first impression on things. To do this she needs to regularly undock her daily, to always have a fresh look.

She finds the first sensation, the feeling that the landscape she met expressed a truth. She has this need in their work to arrive at a neutral place, or virgin where everything needs to be feel for the first time.
Therefore, moving from place to place, she always seeks the feeling of renewal.

The trip allows her to create, when unlike the daily shut her up in comfort and technical familiarity.

Her works over the last ten years has focused on water and aquatic landscapes and began in France in front of the grand spectacle of marine landscapes of the Atlantic coast, later in the more intimate, rivers and mountain in France and Spain.
The memory of water is left by the more or less ephemeral footprints in other elements.

Earth, rock, wind, are the memories of these flows.

On the island of Ouessant (Bretagne), where she lived for a year, she began a work entitled « Estran ».
She has made a hundred pieces that speak of the part of the beach, constantly covered and uncovered by the marée. this is a constantly changing space, in perpetual motion.

The movement has become synonymous with life for her and she decided to concentrate her researches there, for many years.
During her stay of two years in residence at the "Casa de Velázquez" she shifted permanently cutting through the landscapes of Spain to produce two series « Paysages en mouvements » and « Paysages Furtivos ».

She has worked in Extramadura, in the Mancha and in the surrounding landscape of Madrid « Pedriza », always around rivers or lakes.

Following this residence she was invited by Miro Foundation in Mallorca to realize several works in interaction with the landscape of Majorca.
These works are the fruit of research on rivers and streams, they speak about the footprints of two elements: water and stone.

Since she carries out series between the Aude and the Gironde in France and works mainly on the musicality of painting.
She explores the colorful sounds with muted tones caused by the rustle of air over water.


Amélie decided to penetrate the surface of the water, dive, imagine the bottom of these aquatic movements and noises.

Numerous of Amelie works are in collections, museums and institutions (Casa de Velazquez, Miro Foundation, Namoc ...) 

Catalog Sensitive Water Mapping 2016
Catalog 2015 Black & White
Catalog 2015 
Catalog 2014
Catalog Casa de Velazquez
Catalog Longevity's Garden 2018

Exhibitions(Selection)

2018

December « Solo Show » with Galerie des tuiliers, Lyon, FRANCE

November « Estampa » with Galeria Rodrigo Juarranz, Madrid, SPAIN

October « Duo Show » Park view Art Gallery Hong-Kong CHINA

October « Art Elysée » with Galerie des Tuiliers, Paris FRANCE

September« Art Shenzen » With Parkview Art Gallery, Shenzen, CHINA

July  Solo Show Galeria Rodrigo Juarranz Madrid SPAIN

June « Summer Show » La galerie des Tuiliers Lyon FRANCE

June « Summer Show » Gallery Elena Shchukina London Mayfair, UK

March "Art Central HK"  with Parkview Art Gallery Hong-Kong

March « AFF Brussel » with la galerie des Tuiliers, Brussel BELGIUM

February "Art Madrid Art Fair" With Galeria Rodrigo Juarranz Madrid SPAIN

February Lille Art Up Fair With La galerie des Tuilliers Lille FRANCE

January - March " Gallery 13" Minneapolis USA

2017

October « Art Elysée Art Fair », with La galerie des Tuilliers Paris FRANCE

September « Art Shenzen » with Parkview Gallery, Shenzen, CHINA

September « Pop-Up show » with First Gallery, Geneva, SWITZERLAND

August « Arts stage Djakarta » with Parkview Gallery, Djakarta, INDONESIA

July - August Parkview Gallery, Hong-Kong, CHINA

June- July "Winsor Gallery" Vancouver CANADA

April - May  "Wall Gallery", Dallas USA

March -December "Casa da Cerca", Lisbon PORTUGAL

March - April "Galerie des Tuiliers", Lyon FRANCE

January -May "Elena Shchukina Gallery", London UNITED KINGDOM

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2016

November Start art Fair with "La Galerie des Tuiliers" Strasbourg FRANCE

October FIAC off with "La galerie des Tuiliers" Paris FRANCE

June - August "Institut Culturel Bernard Magrez", Bordeaux FRANCE

March - April "Galerie des Tuiliers", Lyon FRANCE
February - March "Midnight Sun Gallery" , Morges SWITZERLAND
January- March "Galeria Antonio Prates", Lisbonne PORTUGAL

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2015

November- December "Galeria Esther Montoriol", Barcelona SPAIN
October - December "Beijing Contemporary Art Biennale", Pekin CHINA
July - August "Causey Contemporary Gallery", New York USA

June "Caelum Gallery", New York USA

June - July "Galerie Art Aujourd'hui", Paris FRANCE

May - June "Institut Culturel de Chine" , Paris FRANCE

January - June "Shang Qing Culture ", Beijing CHINA

February - March "Fondation Goya Fuendetodos", Zaragossa SPAIN

Décembre - Janvier "Prince Gong Mansion", Beijing CHINA

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2014

Décembre - Janvier "Prince Gong Mansion", Beijing CHINA

Novembre "Galerie A Del Arte", Zaragoza SPAIN

November - December  "La Minoterie", Nay FRANCE

Septembre - October "Le Somail", Somail FRANCE

May - June "Biennale d'Art contemporain Dak'art" , Dakar SENEGAL

April - May "MIM Galerie", Martel FRANCE

January - March "Centre d’art contemporain du Château Lescombes",

Eysines FRANCE

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2013

November « Acropolis » Rhodes, Nice FRANCE

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2012

Nov - Déc « La maison du Chevalier », Carcassonne FRANCE

Oct - Nov MIM Galerie, Martel FRANCE

June - August « Centre Culturel », Montaut  FRANCE

February- April « La Maison des Arts », Bages FRANCE

Nov - Jan « Centre d'Art contemporain Villa Lemot", Nantes FRANCE

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2011

Nov - Dec "Espace Evolution Pierre Cardin", Paris FARNCE

July - August " itinérancia II ", Monastère de Veruela, (Zaragossa) & Palacio Ducal de Medinacelli, (Soria) SPAIN

Mai "Salon de Mai", Paris FRANCE

May - July "Circulo de Bellas Artes", Madrid SPAIN

April - May "Museo ABC " Madrid, SPAIN

February « DEARTE 2011 », Madrid SPAIN

January - February "Larcade Gallery", Paris FRANCE

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2010

November - December "Espace Evolution Pierre Cardin", Paris FRANCE

October "ESTAMPA" Madrid SPAIN

September " Noche Blanco ", Museum Reina Sofia, Madrid SPAIN

July - August « Itinerancia I » Monastère de Veruela, (Saragosse) & Palacio Ducal de Medinacelli, (Soria) SPAIN

May - June "Circulo de Bellas Artes", Madrid SPAIN

February - March "Larcade Gallery", Paris FRANCE

February« DEARTE 2010 », Madrid SPAIN

January - February "Galeria Dionis Benassar", Madrid SPAIN

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2009

October November "Universitad Autonoma de Madrid" SPAIN

July - August "Galerie Nelly l’Eplattenier", Lausanne SWITZERLAND

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