Salome Chatriot


Salomé Chatriot (1995) merges elements of technology with organic parts to create physical and virtual spaces where electronic sculptures and digital images coexist. In her work, physical processes like breathing and heart beating activate mechanical processes, resulting in a symbiosis between human bodies and technological devices. While refusing to embrace a prevailing pessimism about technological progress, she seeks for opportunities to expand our intimate relationships with technologies. In addition, she explores issues of identity, gender and sexuality through a distinctly erotic component, while it also challenges dominant narratives. Through her hybrid, disturbing yet optimistic artistic language, Chatriot is capable of generating unconventional approaches relating to technological tools. 

Her recent exhibitions and screenings include Your Favorite Weapon, a duo show with Emma Stern at New Galerie (FR); Fragile Ecosystem, a breathing performance at Art Basel (CH) curated by Gianni Jetzer and ON; Unfinished Camp at the Shed Museum (NY) and HEK (CH) that produced her art film Our Symbiosis Infected her Fertile Systems curated by Boris Magnini on a proposition from Hans-Ulrich Obrist and András Szantó.



In 2018, Salomé Chariot met a gigantic industrial machine, a sprawling turbo alternator that awakened under her caresses. She helped the Machine out of her lethargy with a set of soft medical systems brought out of the artist’s imagination. This first contact was not enough. They merged to create a spacetime destined to be dismantled, fragmented and reassembled under the aegis of the Machine’s fertile matrix: a fragile ecosystem. Fragile Ecosystem is an ongoing series by Salomé Chatriot. 

Dreaming of this universe as a perfect biometric harmony, they shape together an uncanny yet fantastic world where the living, the machines and the technology fusion to compose a vast cosmology, at the border of the real and the virtual. Through the coalescence of the artist’s breathing and heartbeat with interactive systems customized by the artist, the physical installation and the digital environment arise, echoing her symbiosis with the Machine. Suspended in equilibrium, she infects her systems with vital breath, carnal desire and empathic energy. 

Chatriot’s artistic approach unveils the morphogenetic level of interactivity between the two (one assumes) female organisms: from the enormous metal nymph to the artist’s human body, both enjoying their transitory state, constantly exchanging breathing, enzymes, hormones and proteins. Their polymorphic universe Fragile Ecosystem is constructed as a feedback loop: artificial insemination, gestation and breastfeeding, revealing the straightforward representation of an erotic yet subsidiary relationship. Salomé Chatriot considers the In/Out erotic possibilities of the Mother Machine and their conceivable cross infections.


*1995, Paris, France
Lives and works between Lausanne, Switzerland and Paris, France


2020 Master of Fine Arts, University of Arts and Design of Lausanne (ECAL), Lausanne, Switzerland
2013 Bachelor of Media and Interaction Design, University of Arts and Design of Lausanne (ECAL), Lausanne, Switzerland

Selected Solo Shows

2023 TTBC, Office Impart, Berlin (GE) (Forthcoming)
2022 Your Favorite Weapon, with Emma Stern, New Galerie, Paris (FR) (Forthcoming) 2021 Calcium Thirst , New Galerie, Paris, (FR)
2019 Fragile Ecosystem, Galerie de l’Ile, Geneva, (CH)


2022 Fragile Ecosystem, Art Basel, Basel, (CH) curated by Gianni Jetzer
2021 Fragile Ecosystem, New Galerie, Paris, (FR)
2021 Fluides Gazeuses, Centre Commercial, Paris, (FR)
2020 Salomé et Virginie, Chez Jean-Luc, Geneva (Ch)
2020 Synthetic Bodies with Samuel Fasse, Galeria Continua, (FR)
2019 Foregate with Samuel Fasse, Silencio, Paris, (FR)
2019 Synthetic Bodies with Samuel Fasse, 7.5, Paris, (FR)
2018 Synthetic Bodies with Samuel Fasse, Station, Paris, (FR)
2016 Personne Publique with Mélanie Courtinat, Pazioli, Lausanne, (CH)

Selected Group Shows

Art Situacions, curated by Chus Martinez, Madrid/Worldwide (Forthcoming)

Future Bodies, Upstream Galery, Amsterdam (NL) (Ongoing)
Des Corps Libres, Studio des Acacias with Reiffers Art Initiatives, curated by Thibaut Wychowanok and Numéro, Paris (FR)
Smells like Strange Design, Etage Projects, Copenhaguen (DE)
Detour , Palais de Tokyo, Paris (FR)
Oh I love Barbie, but I think she’s gotten really bad… She’s so suburban now., New Galerie, Paris (FR)

I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe, Frac Corsica (FR)
Unfinished Camp, The Shed, New York, (NY) curated by HEK invited by Hans-Ulrich Obrist and András Szántó
Lémaniana, reflets d’autres scènes, Centre d’art Contemporain de Genève, Geneva (CH) curated by Andrea Bellini, Stéphanie
Moisdon in Collaboration with Mohamed Almusibli and Jill Gasparina Dames Natures, La Caserne, Paris (FR)
Hypertext Fictions, Bistro21, Leipzig (GE)
Sad Summer Daze, Galerie Charraudeau, Paris (FR)

La Totale, Galeria Continua, (FR)
Beyond Human, online
6 Acts of Confinement, Friedman Benda, New York, (NY)
Co-22380, Like a Little Disaster (online: Sajetta), Saint Cast le Guildo and Polignano a Mare, (FR) (IT)
Spaced in Lost, online
KDIMON collection X The Wrong TV, online
I Have Done Things Here I Couldn’t Do Elsewhere, The Wrong Bienale 6B, Paris, (FR)
Soleil Vert, New Galerie, Paris, (FR)

Let Us In With a Bag Full of Dust, Worringer Platz, Düsseldorf
Evolution, Nouveau Territoire, FOSUN FOUNDATION, Shanghai (CN)
Spaced in Lost III, Boon Showroom, Paris (FR)
Maison d’Histoire(s) – (Non) Naturelle(s) Nicoletti Contemporary, Paris (FR)
Spaced in Lost II, Galerie Charraudeau, Paris (FR)

Fragile Ecosystem, La Totale – Studio Orta/Galeria Continua (FR)
Spaced in Lost, Galerie Charraudeau, Paris (FR)

File Festival, São Paulo (BR)
Intimate Pockets, Yoyo – Palais de Tokyo, Paris (FR)
Pump 1000, Pazioli, Lausanne (CH)

Salone Internationale del Mobile, Milan (IT)

Prizes and Awards

2022 Art Situacions III, curated by Chus Martinez, Madrid (ES)
2021 First workshop for Biennale College Arte, selected by Cecilia Alemani, Venice (IT)
2020 Siemens Ingenious Prize, winner, Centre Pompidou, Paris, (FR)
2019 Opline Prize, winner of the curator’s prize. Selected by ORLAN, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, (FR)


2021 Pink Gallery, Miami (US)
2020 NADA Miami Beach, Miami (US)
2020 Detour, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles (US)
2019 Galleristes, Paris (FR)
2019 Pulse, OVNI – Windsor, Nice (FR)


2019 H.S//, Hamac Projects, Paris, (FR)
2019 W.S//, Nicoletti Contemporary, London, (EN)


What is the Future of Decentralization?, moderated by Hans-Ulrich Obrist and András Szántó, HEK, Basel (CH)
Affectivité Augmentée, presented by Théodora Domenech, Angela Blanc, Ingrid Luquet-Gad Fondation Pernod Ricard, Paris (FR)

Quels Paysages visuels face à la crise Climatique?, moderated by Ingrid Luquet-Gad, with Mark Alizart and Matthias Garcia, Gaîté Lyrique, Paris (FR)

La Synthèse des Formes, Galleristes, Carreau du Temple, Paris (FR)

Le Lamento du Jardinier – Chora in the realm of Livestream, EPFL – Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne (CH)

Selected Bibliography

Next Big Things: Salomé Chatriot. Galerie Magazine. By Galerie Editors, selected by Cecilia Alemani

Virus et prophéties : ces artistes se fascinent pour l’infection et le visqueux. Adn magazine
Les Créations Organiques de Salomé Chatriot. NUMÉRO ART. Portrait par Matthieu Jacquet
SALOMÉ CHATRIOT, Coeval Magazine
Sad summer Daze, Purple Magazine

Qui est Salomé Chatriot, la Dr Frankenstein de l’art? NUMÉRO ART. Portrait par Matthieu Jacquet
On Nature, NONFICTION 02
Sincerely, for the time to come (from 2019 to 2030), Unbore
Before and After Digital (C)ode | Salomé Chatriot & Samuel Fasse, ATP Diary
LONELY, Spaced in lost, Point Contemporain par Manon Schaefle
Meet Salomé Chatriot, l’Insane Store blog
« Lonely » : ultra contemporaine solitude, Beaux Arts by Inès Boittiaux
Spaced In Lost, Design Collector

SALOMÉ CHATRIOT, the coalescence of organic, digital, and natural materials, Clot Magazine, words by Allan Gardner
H.S// • Am I Still Human, Samuel Fasse & Salomé Chatriot, exhibition catalogue, words by Ingrid Luquet-Gad
W.S//, Samuel Fasse & Salomé Chatriot, exhibition catalogue, words by Bob Bicknell-Knight
Synthetic Bodies, Samuel Fasse & Salomé Chatriot, exhibition catalogue, words by Anne Bourrassé
L’espace, ultime frontière, L’Officiel Art, words by Vinnies Meghan
Interview by Steven Rüthy, Offline 8 • ECAL

Le lamento du Jardinier, Offline 6 • ECAL

When Objects Dream, Archipanic, words by Enrico Zilli

Artwork in Exhibition