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The Big Conversation Space

Clémence de Montgolfier + Niki Korth

born 1987, live and work in San Francisco and Paris


Established in 2010 by Niki Korth + Clémence de Montgolfier, The Big Conversation Space is an art and research collaborative dedicated to conversations of all shapes, sizes, orientations, and (file) formats.

EDUCATION / TRAINING

BA: German Literature and Culture, University of Minnesota
MFA: Ecole Supérieure des Beaux Art d’Angers
MFA: Design + Technology, San Francisco Art Institute
MA: Cultural Studies, Université de Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne
PhD: Communication and Information Sciences, Université de Paris III Sorbonne-Nouvelle


GROUP SHOWS

2018

Salon de Montrouge // cur. Marie Gautier, Ami Barack // Montrouge, France

2017

Alternate Spaces // cur. Zenn AlCharif // Université de Jussieu // Paris, France
LUDI-CITÉ // cur. Gildas Paubert, Thomas François // PHAKT – Centre Culturel Colombier // Rennes, France
FIVE YEARS | Small Press Book Fair and Readings (video) // Aggregate Space Gallery // Oakland, USA
BCC Channel Episode 4 // cur. Sacha Béraud & Anna Hess // le149.net // The Internet

2016

JUMP // cur.  Céline Poulin // CAC Brettigny // Brétigny-sur-Orge, France
Parking Lot Art Fair // cur. Jenny Sharaf // Fort Mason Parking Lot // San Francisco, USA
BCC Channel Episode 2 & 3 // cur. Sacha Béraud & Anna Hess // le149.net // The Internet
Les incessants // cur. Céline Poulin // La Villa du Parc // Annemasse, France

2015

BCC Channel Episode 1 // cur. Sacha Béraud & Anna Hess // le149.net // The Internet
APO 2015 // cur. Julie C. Fortier // Studio Proof // Rennes, France
Cocktail Games, La Ludothèque éphémère // cur. Florencia Chernajovsky et Clément Dirié // 8, Rue Saint-Bon // Paris, France
Art Night SF // cur. Jenny Sharaf // United Nations Plaza // San Francisco, USA
Journal of Bureaucratic Stories (JOBS) // Indice 50, artist’s space // Paris, France
The Big Conversation Game // Un Nouveau festival / Air de jeu, curated by Florencia Chernajovsky // Centre  Pompidou // Paris, France
Journal of Bureaucratic Stories (JOBS) // Office Work, an interactive installation of an office in a gallery, by The Big Conversation Space, Carrie Katz, and Jon Gourley // StoreFrontLab // San Francisco, USA
Untitled // The Office of Gravitational Documents, an editorial exhibition
by Dieudonné Cartier, Galerie Laurent Mueller // Paris, France

2014

Phoenix Hotel // Programmation vidéo, Jeune Création 2014, curated by Kévin Senant and Pierre Yves Boisramé // CentreQuatre // Paris, France
Tarot Reading on the Radio // RADIATIONS 24, radio program by Emma Souarce and Alexandra Roger // LAPTOPRADIO // Geneva, Switzerland
Hanter Belleville // invited by Camille Tsvetoukhine and Adrien Guillet // Biennale de Belleville 3 // Paris, France
The Tarot of Chance, une lecture en différé // performance during the lauch of the revue VOLUME, invited by Raphaël Brunel and Anne-Lou Vincente // Chez Treize // Paris, France

2013

The Robot Manifesto // Open Studios // curated by Quentin Lannes, chez Julie C. Fortier // Studio Prouff // Rennes, France
The Tarot of Chance // performance at Perform Chinatown Afterparty, curated by Eric Kim // Human Resources // Los Angeles, USA
Shared Feedback: Design + Technology Salon // San Francisco Art Institute // San Francisco, USA
Chrématistique // curated by Fabien Vallos and Jérémie Gaulin // Cneai // Paris, France
Les référents // curated by Étienne Bernard and Aurélien Mole // Galerie Edouard Manet // Genevilliers, France

2012

Art by Telephone…Recalled // curated by Fabien Vallos & Sébastien Pluot // Cneai Chatou, Esba Angers, and San Francisco Art Institute // Paris + Anger, France; San Francisco, USA
What the Monkey Says no One Pays Attention To // curated by Marie Gautier and Clémence de Montgolfier // TCB Gallery // Melbourne, Australia
Démons et Merveilles // curated by Alexandra Roger and Arnaud Vérin // Le Village // Bazouges-La-Pérouze, France
What DO we think about the abstractions generated by bureaucratic relationships? // “Et ils installèrent le bureau à l’auberge…”/”and they installed an office in the tavern…” // curated by Le Bureau (Paris) & The Office (Berlin) // Gaité Lyrique «Bar du foyer historique» & Kunstquartier Bethanien, Restaurant «Drei Schwestern» // Paris, France; Berlin, Germany
Phoenix Hotel // Mulhouse 012, Biennale de Mulhouse // Mulhouse, France

2011

Speech Objects // curated by Etienne Bernard & A Constructed World // Pavillon du Musée de l’Objet // Blois, France
Futur en Seine // curated by Maurice Benayoun, Robin Gareus and The Art Collider //Centquatre // Paris, France
En attendant la montée des eaux… // curated by Raphaëlle Jeune // Espace Art Contemporain de La Rochelle // La Rochelle, France

2010

MANIFEST-O // curated by Melanie Kress & Rosie duPont // Concrete Utopia project space // Brooklyn, USA
Speakeasy Medicine Show // group event by A Constructed World, curated by Claire Moulène // Biennale de Belleville // Paris, France
SIDESHOW HAPPENING // curated by Niki Korth // Root Division // San Francisco, USA
TASTE !: Food, Art, Conversation // curated by Crystal Am Nelson // Yerba Buena Center For the Arts // San Francisco, USA

2009

Living Archives // curated by Sébastien Pluot // Swell Gallery // San Francisco, USA


PUBLICATIONS

2015

Hanter Belleville // edited by Camille Tsvetoukhine, Adrien Guillet and Patrice Joly // Paris, France

 2014

I Can Do Anything Badly 2, Learning by doing is a shared responsibility // with Hoël Duret and Frédéric Teschner // self-published and distributed by castillo/corrales and Naïca Editions // Paris, France

Sur un malentendu // Art By Telephone Exhibition Catalogue // Editions Mix // Paris, France

2012

The Green Book of The Big Conversation Space // self published with the support of CAC Synagogue de Delme // Delme, France

2011

Speech Objects //  exhibition catalogue, Musée de l’Objet // distributed by Cneai // Paris, France
24 Questions Concerning Manifestoes // self-published
The Big Conversation Paper #1 // newspaper, printed in an edition of 20 


LECTURES, TALKS, PERFORMANCES

2016

Meta Letter to Bassel Re: Star Trek, Happy Birthday // performance/reading at ASG Annual Fundraiser // Aggregate Space Gallery // Oakland, USA //

2015

What will DIY mean through the digital age? // lecture at Creative Commons DIY Salon/Book Launch for Can Do Anything Badly 2, Learning by doing is a shared responsibility // Park Life Gallery // San Francisco, USA
Secret, anonymat et transparence // lecture at Ecole des Beaux Arts d’Angers // Angers, France

2014

Channeling the Media, pour une hantologie de la télévision // lecture and video screening at Salon Jackie, A Constructed World Studio // Paris, France
Hanter Belleville // guests speakers for Adrien Guillet et Camille Tsvetoukhine // Biennale de Belleville // Paris, France
Reading a Letter to Bassel // lecture/performance at Creative Commons Salon: Free Culture and Social Justice // Cafe Royale // San Francisco, USA
#FREEBASSEL: It’s Not About You // workshop/lecture at re:publica // Berlin, Germany
Writing a Letter to Bassel // lecture/performance at 100 Performances for the Hole // SOMArts // San Francisco, USA

2012

Journée d’Etudes du Salon Light (Cneai) // guest speakers, round table “In Translation” organized by Fabien Vallos with Aurélien Talbot, Yann Sérandour and Hugo Brégeau // Palais de Tokyo // Paris, France


RESIDENCIES

2018: Artists in residence at Triangle France // Marseille, France

2015 – present: Digital artists in residence at le149.net

2012: Artists in residence in Lindre-Basse // Centre d’Art Contemporain de la Synagogue de Delme // Delme, France


PRESS

Ingrid Luquet-Gad // La télé fait de la résistance // Zérodeux, Hiver 2017 // Paris, France
Cédric Aurelle // Réouverture du CAC Brétigny : le grand saut // Le Quotidien de l’art, 2016 // Paris, France
Anna Hess // Quatres jours d’immersion dans la jeune création // Les Inrocks Lab, 2014 // Paris, France
Christina Catherine Martinez // Fresh and Refresh // Artforum.com, 2013 
How to Be a Tarot Reader: A Reading. / Intercepted Fragments from a Tarot Reading for Bassel Safadi (Damascus-San Francisco) // Revue Volume, Numéro Spécial Interviews, edited By Raphël and Anne-Lou Vicente // Les Presses du Réel // Paris, France
The Big Conversation Space, Bis Repetita Placent // Code 2.0, N°6, 2013, Editors in chief Laëtitia Chauvin and Clément Dirié // Paris, France