Born 1959, Paris, France. Lives and works in Bazas, France.
Rooted in painting and poetry, the works of Yves Chaudouët put together a cosmogony in which words, creatures, objects, and landscapes speak of their relations: romantic, geometric, colored, political. Yves Chaudouët was associated artist for La Criée (Rennes) in 2015. With his installation of hundreds of luminescent creatures in crystal (Fish of Great Depths Have Feet), he became the first to win the François Schneider foundation’s Contemporary Talents competition in 2011. His photography, installations, and paintings are on display at CNAP, in the New York Public Library, at the FRAC Artothèque du Limousin, at the Centre des Livres d’Artistes, and at the Albertina. He is also the author of many books, most recently Essai la peinture (Actes Sud, 2015).