Laure Cottin Stefanelli is a French artist based in Brussels and Paris working in film and photography.
She studied literature and cinema at Paris III University and graduated from École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris in 2010 with honours. Working with the margins of reality, she uses her direct surroundings as settings and her family and friends as actors of an ongoing and intimate story. She has exhibited in group shows and festivals across France, as well as in Los Angeles, Montréal, Taiwan, London, Brussels and Essen, among others. In 2009, she was recognised as one of the laureates of the Leica Prize for her work in photography. In 2011, her film, No blood in my body, won the prize for best short film in Écrans Documentaire, Arceuil, France. In 2013, She was awarded the International Stipend for Young Artists in Fine Art from the Federal State of Lower Saxony and Braunschweig HBK (Germany). In 2014, she was one of laureate of the HISK residency program, Ghent (Belgium). In 2015, she was awarded a national grant from the CNAP (France) for her last film A passion.
Contact : s.laurecottin(at)gmail.com
PRIZE / SCHOLARSHIP / RESIDENCY
_2015 - CNAP - Research Bursary, soutien à la création, Paris, FR.
_2015 - Spinnerei, Halle 14, residency, Leipzig, DE.
_2014-2016 - HISK Laureate, residency, Gent, BEL.
_2014 - VISIO French Institute Scholarship, European Workshop on Artists' Cinema, Florence, IT.
_2012-2013 - Braunschweig Projects Scholarship, Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig, DE.
_2011 - Les Écrans Documentaires, Winner of the short film prize, Arceuil, FR. / Prize list 2011 /
_2009 - Selected for the Leica Prize of Arts schools, ENSAD - Fachhochschule Bielefeld - Royal College of Art.
EXHIBITION / FESTIVAL / SCREENING
_October - CENTRALE.lab, solo show, Brussels, BE.
_April - Casa França-Brasil, group show, VIDEOARTE AGORA VIDEOARTE, curators Anna Bella Geiger & Fernando Cocchiarale, Rio de Janeiro, BR.
_May - Mediterranea 18 Biennale, BJCEM 2017, screening,"There's No Place Like", curator Valentina Lacinio, Tirana/Durrës, AL.
_February - Belgium Art & Design, Black Box booth, screening, Ghent, BE.
_November - 33.KASSELER DOK FESTIVAL, selection "Das Leben ist keine Seifenoper / Cinenovela", Kassel, DE.
_November - ART'CONTEST 2016, group show, ADAM, Brussels, BE.
_October - St.LUCA - School of Arts, DocNomads Program, Laure Cottin Stefanelli shorts, screening, Brussels, BE.
_September - Female Trouble, "Blind date", screening and artist talk with Ruth Novaczek, Berlin, DE.
_September - Coup de ville & Nylonfabrik, group show, Sint-Niklaas, BE.
_Mai - ANTWERP ART WEEKEND and DE STUDIO Kunstcentrum, screening, Antwerp, BE.
_November - ISELP, Autour du film d'artiste, screening, Bruxelles, BE.
_November - HISK Final Show, "It takes two to make an accident", curator Selen Ansen, Ghent, BE.
_September - Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Special Program, CCI Fabrika, E.K.ArtBureau,
"And it Doesn't Matter if the phone Rings", curator Oleg Matrokhin, Moscow, RU.
_July - SPINNEREI, HALLE 14, Artist Talk with Tramaine De Senna.Leipzig, DE.
_May - HISK Open Studio, HISK, Ghent, BE.
_May - Les Ateliers VORTEX and ENSA Dijon, screening and artist talk, Dijon, FR.
_May - Art Film Festival, screening out of competition, selection of the jury, Cannes, FR.
_Avril - Art Brussels, Contemporary Art Fair, HISK corner, Bruxelles, BE.
_Janvier - Ghost Dance, Les Laboratoires d'Aubervilliers, screening, Aubervilliers, FR.
_November - Villa Romana, Lo Schermo dell'arte film festival, curator Leonardo Bigazzi, Florence, IT.
_September - Guerriers au repos, Gallery Treize, group show, curator Clarisse Hahn, Paris, FR.
_May - HISK Open Studio, HISK, Ghent, BE.
_April - Art Brussels, Contemporary Art Fair, HISK corner, Brussels, BE.
_October -DER GEIST IM VAKUUM, group show, curator Hubertus von Amelunxen, Braunschweig, DE.
_May - Contemporary Art Ruhr, Media Art Fair, Essen, DE.
_November - Artist as traveller group show, curator Corinna Schnitt, Los Angeles, CA.
_June - Crosstalk V, video art festival, program "Affection / urge", Budapest, HU.
_June - CitySCREEN'12, Off Loop projection, Barcelone, ES.
_April - L'Écurie, « V.R.A.C », group show, Saint-Jean Brévelay, Morbihan (56), FR.
_April - CENTQUATRE, "L'envers et l'endroit ", group show, curator Henri Foucault, Paris, FR.
_November - Les Écrans Documentaires, short film selection, Arceuil, FR.
_November - International film festival Amiens, medium lenght film selection, Amiens, FR.
_November - Cinematek of Belgium, program «Adolescence, metamorphosis of bodies», Bruxelles, BE
_November- International film festival RIDM, official selection short film, Montréal, CAN.
_July - 22e FID MARSEILLE, Parallel Screen « Suffering and cruelty », FR.
_June- Museum Jeu de Paume, « 1998-2011 Ongoing Screening, a generation of filmaker », Paris, FR.
_June- Film Festival Côté court, Parallel selection « Panorama », Pantin, FR.
_May - International film festival EMAF 2011, official selection, « Daysleepers », Osnabrück, DE.
_Avril - International video Festival of Eattopia, French Institute of Taipei, group show,«Point of view», Taïwan, CHN
_Janvier -Blyth Gallery at Imperial College, "Tracing Shadows in the Dark", curator Carmen Billows, London, UK.
_Juin - Ciné-Fémis, curators Joséphine Moularque et Elodie Tamayo, Paris, FR.
_Mai - The Laboratory Gallery, group show, « Leica Prize 2009 » with the RCA and Fachhochschle, Paris, FR.
_Mai - Museum Favre, « Night's Flare # 13 », curator Nora Martirosyan, Montpellier, FR. _________________________________
BIBLIOGRAPHY / CATALOGUE
_2016 - D!NG Magazine, 3 year anniversary Antwerp, BEL.
_2015 - Hart magazine #146, Antwerp, BEL.
_2015 - "The Institute", The Lannoo Publishing Group, 2015.
_2012 - Éclipse - 75 pages, 6 copies, artist book, autoproduced.
_2011 - The FIDMarseille daily 11/07/11, interview with Céline Guénot about No Blood in my body, Marseille, FR.
_2010 - M.O.R * / R.E.M * - 70 pages, 5 copies, ENSAD Paris.
_2010 - M.F.A Catalogue, École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris, FR.
_2009 - Leica Prize, ENSAD - Fachhochschule Bielefeld - Royal College of Art, Le Laboratoire, Paris, FR.
_2008 - Magazine Clandestinités, dir. art. Anne Mattler, dir. publication Christophe Deloire, CFJ, Paris. FR