CAROLINE ACHAINTRE
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Caroline Achaintre's work has been described as 'portraiture of near monsters’,
as a result of her development of the twisted and glamourised imagery from
horror films and heavy metal graphics. In the  last three years, her practice has
focused upon the production of  large-scale, hand-tufted rugs, delicate digital
and watercolour drawings and most recently the introduction of woodcuts.
Since graduating from Goldsmiths MA Fine Art in 2003, Caroline Achaintre's
work has been included in a number of group shows  including Until it makes
sense, Gallery Seventeen, London and Thaddeus Ropac, Paris Contropop
Vamiali's, Athens and The Unhomely, Kettles Yard, Cambridge. She has also
made solo shows for spaces including The Showroom, Lawrence O'Hana,
London and Mirko Mayer Galerie, Cologne.  

Education

2001-03        MA Fine Art Goldsmiths College, London
1998-00        Postgraduate studies Fine Art in Combined Media, Chelsea College of Art & Design, London
1996-98        Vordiplom at Fine Art at Kunsthochschule in Halle/Saale, Germany
1991-96        Apprenticeship and work as blacksmith artist, Germany

Solo exhibitions

2006        Caroline Achaintre, Mirko Mayer Galerie, Cologne, Germany
2005        DEEDIE,The Showroom, London, UK
2004        Caroline Achaintre, Lawrence O’Hana Gallery, London, UK
   Caroline Achaintre, Mirko Mayer Galerie, Cologne, Germany
   QUATERS  Whitechapel Project Space, London
2002        Billboard  Mafuji Gallery, London, UK
2001        Kampagne  Kohlenhof, Kunstverein Nuremberg

Selected Group exhibitions

2006        
Until it makes sense, Seventeen Gallery, London and Thaddeus Ropac, Paris
Im Dunkel erlebt man von neuem einen kostbaren Schrecken, Galerie Six Friedrich, Munich
Metropolis Rise: New Art from London, DIAF Beijing and Shanghai, China
Group Show), Seventeen Gallery, London, UK
If it didn’t exist you’d have to invent it…A partial Showroom history,
The Showroom, London UK
Surfing the Surface, Galleria Paolo Bonzano, Rome
2005                
Acid Rain, Glassbox / Galerie Michel Rein, Paris, France
Brief Encounter, The Reykjavik Academy, Reykjavik, Iceland
Tranfer, m-projects, Cologne, Germany
Roadsweeper Mirko Mayer Galerie, Cologne, Germany
2004
Contrapop Vamiali’s Gallery, Athens
Gastspiel Bergstuebl Projekte, Berlin
Motor City Spital Square, London, UK

2003                
The Unhomely Kettles Yard, Cambridge, UK
Out to Grass Galerie Koch & Kesslau, Berlin
Here you have it MZKMA, Berlin
Positionen und Tendenzen Kunsthaus, Nuremberg

2002                
No Timewasters Kent Institute of Art and Design, Kent, UK
Gatsby The New Landsdowne Club, London, UK
Ehai-Elua-Ekolu-Quatro Galerie Lothringer 13/Laden, Munich, Germany
Club Le Confort Moderne, Poitiers, France
Vodka Noire Galerie Corentin Hamel, Paris, France

2001        Fear it, do it anyway Vilma Gold Gallery, London, UK
Record Collection VTO Gallery , London (travelling to Manchester) , UK
Club Beaconsfield Gallery, London, UK
Holiday Milchhof, Berlin, Germany

2000        
London Biennale 2000 291 Gallery, London, UK
Welcome Hoxton Destillery Gallery, London, UK

1999        
know what I mean Goethe Institute, London, UK
kunstpreis 98 award and exhibition, Kreissparkasse Koethen, Germany

Scholarships and awards

2005        British Council, Travel Grant for Reykjavik, Iceland

2004        Arts Council, Grant for Individual Artists
   Elephants Trust, Grant for Individual Artists

2003        British Council, Travel Grant for Tirana, Albania

1998        DAAD German Exchange Service scholarship to take up Postgraduate studies in London
    kunstpreis 98, award and exhibition, Kreissparkasse Koethen, Germany