Born in 1983 in Colmar, Clément Cogitore lives and works between Strasbourg and Paris. After studying at the Ecole Supérieure des arts décoratifs, Strasbourg, and at the Fresnoy – Studio national des arts contemporains (Tourcoing) followed by a residency at the Villa Medici (Rome), the artist has developed a practice on the borderline between cinema and contemporary art. Marrying storytelling and experimental screenshot techniques, his work mingling films, videos, installations and photographs has been shown at international film festivals (Cannes, Locarno, Lisbon, Montreal), but also at such prestigious institutions as MoMA (New York), the Centre Pompidou (Paris) or the Museum of Fine Art in Boston. Clément Cogitore is represented by the galleries Eva Hober in Paris and Reinhard Hauff in Stuttgart.
During a Module at the Palais de Tokyo in 2011, the artist presented his video Un Archipel, which was also inspired from a mysterious news story. In 2015, his feature film Ni le ciel ni la terre [The Wakhan Front], was presented during the Semaine de la Critique at the Cannes Film Festival, then nominated for the César Award for Best First Feature Film, and has come in for an excellent critical reception.