After studying at the Ecole supérieure des Arts décoratifs in Strasbourg, and at the Fresnoy-Studio national des arts contemporains, Clément Cogitore developed a practice halfway between cinema and contemporary art. Mixing films, videos, installations and photographs, his work questions the ways in which men live together with their images.
His films have been selected in numerous international festivals (Cannes Directors’ Fortnight, Locarno, Lisbon, Montreal festivals…) and have been awarded several times. His work has also been projected and exhibited in numerous museums and art centres (Palais de Tokyo, Centre Georges Pompidou – Paris, Haus der Kultur der Welt – Berlin, Museum of Fine Arts – Boston…).
Clément Cogitore was rewarded in 2011 by the Grand Prix du Salon de Montrouge, then nominated for the year 2012 resident of the Académie de France in Rome-Villa Médicis. In 2015 his first feature film Ni le ciel, Ni la terre was awarded the Prix de la Fondation Gan at the Cannes Film Festival – Semaine de la critique and hailed by critics.
Born in 1983 in Colmar, Clément Cogitore lives and works between Paris and Strasbourg.