Gregory Chatonsky
Since the beginning
Works in Montreal Canada

Grégory Chatonsky is a French artist based in Montreal and Paris.

He has received awards and grants including Dicream (2014), CAC (2013), CALQ (2012), CRSH (2011), Cap Digital (2010), Arcadi (2010), CNAP (2008). In 2013, he launched TELOFOSSILS, a project at Museum of contemporary art (Taipei). A second version was showed in Beijing (2015). In 2014, his solo exhibition CAPTURE at CDA (Enghein-les-bains), is about a surproductive netrock band. In 2015, EXTINCT MEMORIES was showed at IMAL (Brussels). He has participated in group exhibitions such as Erreur d'impression, Jeu de Paume (Paris), The Beginning of The End (Timisoara), Mois de la Photo (Montréal), Extimitat (Palma), Der Untergang – Doomsday (Berlin), Connect the doct and see the unseen (Roma), Interlife Crisis (Seatte), The Radius (Chicago), Il Pardosso Della Rupetizone (Roma), Augmented Senses (Shanghai), Biennale d'art contemporain (Montréal), etc. A number of residencies such as Unicorn (2015), Villa Kujoyama (2014), UQAM (2007), Abbaye de Fontevraud (2006), Le Fresnoy (2004).

He works on the relationship between existence and technology, digital ideology and digital materialism, and the dislocation that haunts the production apparatus.
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Memory Landscape

Fri Jun 12, 2009 00:00 - Mon Jun 08, 2009

A project for the Waterpod

Throughout the city, metal plates are fixed on walls. On it is written a phone number followed by to figures. If we call the number, we can leave a message on an answering machine and describe what we see in front of us. We can also listen to other people’s messages describing the place we are standing at right now. On the internet, a dynamic map of the city allows us to surf through this body of urban voices.

June 8 - 21: South Street Seaport, Pier 17 (GGP)
June 22 - July 6: Sheepshead Bay Marina (Parks)
July 7 - 20: Governor’s Island (GIPEC)
July 21 - August 3: 125th Street, Riverside (Parks)
August 4 - 17: Brooklyn Bridge Park (BBPDC)
August 18 - September 1: Staten Island
September 2 - September 15: Bronx
September 16 - September 29: Long Island City Boathouse
September 29 - October 13: TBD Hudson River Park Trust




Mon Jun 08, 2009 00:00 - Wed May 27, 2009

Waterpod has been imagined as a realistic alternative to traditional living spaces. It is a floating sculptural structure that will travel the New York waterways in the summer of 2009 and act as a home for 6 visual artists. At its most basic it is a commercial barge that is currently being converted into a mobile art exhibition and living space that will showcase sustainable technology. Lonny Grafman of Appropedia, the sustainable wiki, and his Humboldt State University Engineering Class 215 have been working on innovative sustainable projects in order to make life aboard Waterpod what we dreamed. The New York Waterpod contingent has been acting as the green client and helping teach the class via a webcam in exchange for their priceless experiments. Initially we looked at our essential energy needs, survival and attainable comfort and translated that into a list of potential projects for the aspiring engineers.

South Street Seaport, Pier 17 (GGP)



Flußgeist, the spirit of the network

Thu Feb 26, 2009 00:00 - Thu Feb 26, 2009

Flußgeist is a series of works inspired by the concept of Zeitgeist, or « the spirit of the age and time », a notion that digital industries have intuitively appropriated to refer to pages giving access flux suspension, i.e. for Google, documentation of most-searched words during a given year. Flußgeist is based on the principle that the so- called Web 2.0 is not simply a marketing discourse, but the first industry that feeds directly off the very existence of individuals through sites such as flickr, facebook and youtube.

Flußgeist is not so much a visual data interface as a site to construct non-narrative fictions using these fluxes. The videos presented in this exhibition are endless, and they evolve according to real-time incoming information. This temporality no longer has to do with duration - like Andy Warhol’s Empire or Douglas Gordon’s 24 Hour Psycho - or loops - like Rodney Graham’s How I Became A Ramblin’ Man -, involving instead the extent of the whole network.


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The Invention of Destruction

Sun May 04, 2008 00:00 - Tue Mar 25, 2008

The Invention of Destruction

Galerie Poller
547 West 27th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY


Thursday 8th May - Saturday 5th July
Opening: Thursday 8th May 18:00 - 21:00


Present (hp garcia gallery)

Tue Apr 08, 2008 00:00 - Wed Mar 05, 2008

David Bickerstaff & Sonia Boyce
Gregory Chatonsky
Paul Pagk
Torsten Lauchmann
Sandro Kopp
Luke Fowler
Frances Richardson

curated by Jay Murphy


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