Born 1990 in Seine-Saint-Denis/France, Pauline de Chalendar lives and works in Grenoble/France. After finishing her fine art studies in Epinal/France and Nancy/France she entered Le Fresnoy–Studio National des Arts Contemporains in 2013. There she developed her interest in digital media used for drawing and met the research team of computer engineering MINT/PIRVI. Through her project »A main levée (Freehand)«, their collaboration led to the creation of VAirDraw, a 3D drawing device in a virtual environment, the latter of which grows up through experiments. In her work, de Chalendar questions the relationship between the intimate and the collective, as well as the need to turn back to nature. She considers that drawing is the most instantaneous way to digest, understand, and interpret the world around her. She is currently working on the narrative potentialities of time and space-based drawing in an immersive environment.
Grenoble/France — Visual Arts, Solitude fellow 2017