Camille Leherpeur

Camille Leherpeur has been an active part of the International Printmaking Union—a joint movement, started in 2013 by the printmaking department of La Cambre, which gathered institutions related to print, including the Royal College of Arts, Central Saint Martins and the Royal Academy of Antwerp. During his studies in printmaking, he started crafting performative items inspired by common shapes seen in European museums—crowns, masks, reliquary caskets, swords, scepters, and scrolls. His props were then worn and activated during performances where he played characters defined by the objects, like the Comedia dell'Arte or the Greek tragic theatre. Several personas are outlined in his practice, like the “foolish king of nowhere.”

Leherpeur has exhibited his work at Archiraar, Brussels, Galerie Section Pigalle, Paris, London Newcastle Project Space, London, Airspace Gallery, Stoke-upon-Trent, and Galerie 425, Brussels, among others. At Central Saint Martins, Leherpeur was introduced to a curator from the Tate London, who invited him to participate to the international project BP Art Exchange. This platform exhibited his work in Shristi, India in December 2015, then in the Tate Modern, London in 2016.

Courtesy of Archiraar Gallery