Camille Boulay, France
Camille Boulay (1985) is a multimedia artist and film producer based in Paris since 2004. She holds an MFA from the Paris College of Art (2023), a BA in documentary cinema from the Ecole Supérieure de Réalisation Audiovisuelle Paris (2010) and a BA in Film Studies from the American University of Paris (2007). Incorporating her background in film to her visual art practice, she examines the various facets of her identity through the prisms of psychology and philosophy.
Having grown up bilingual in French and English, she began to question the feeling of having multiple selves, as she deconstructed and reconstructed her identity and childhood spent moving back and forth between Germany and Japan with her parents and siblings.
Her photography, video, performance and writing are her way of reenacting situations and understanding the world, opening dialog around personal and cultural identity.
Camille has worked as a line producer since 2013, working for American, British and French production companies and networks on TV series, documentaries, short and feature films around the world, several of which won prizes in major film festivals. She has accompanied visual artists in the production of their art films, such as Laure Prouvost and Zineb Sedira, who represented France in the Venice Biennale, Italy (2018 & 2022) and Kader Attia in the Sharjah Biennial 15, UAE (2023).
In her latest work, a screenplay entitled Make-Believe, Camille explores the theories and concepts behind her identity with her alter-egos: Dina, Lisa, Martha and Gail, as they embark on a quest to integrate. In a series of photographs under the same title, Camille incarnates her alter-egos to the backdrop of various rooms in a house, set in 1979 California, using the camera lens as a tool to bring her paper sets to life all the while revealing their inherently deceptive nature.
Photo by Maximiliano Battaglia; Thumbnail photo by Lewis Watts
Camille Boulay is in residency with L'AiR Arts at Atelier 11 in June 2023, organized in partnership with Paris College of Art as an award program for MFA graduates.
She will present her work at the Open Studio event on June 29th as part of the first annual Atelier 11 Benefit Salon.