Anaïs Tondeur


Anaïs Toneur is born in 1985 and lives in Paris.

Anaïs Tondeur’s approach is rooted in ecological thought. She is engaged in an interdisciplinary practice through which she explores new ways of narrating the world, that can transform our ways of relating to other living beings and the earth’s great cycles.

Composing a kind of awareness lab, she develops her work through research and fiction, presented in the form of walks, installations, photography or procedures related to alchemy.

Many of her projects thus spring from encounters, sentient occurrences with an element, a territory or other ways of knowing and perceiving the world. She thus
enjoys doing research, which leads to a state of amplified openness and attentiveness. Whether tracking real phenomena or imagined elements and characters, these subjects become guides into worlds that would otherwise remain out of reach and out of sight.

Her research protocols lead her on expeditions across the Atlantic, on the border of tectonic plates, to the Chernobyl exclusion zone, under the surface of Paris,
in polluted urban soils or under the atmospheric flow of anthropic particles. But when she cannot access the territories of her investigations, she creates fictitious vehicles, which travel for her. She thus sent a dream into space on board the Osiris Rex, a NASA spaceship.

She graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2008 and the Royal College of Arts in 2010 in London, won the Art of Change 21 prize and received the Cyber Arts Ars Electronica honourable mention in 2019. She has presented and exhibited her work in international institutions such as the Centre Pompidou, la Gaîté Lurique, Frac Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Frac Grand Large, the Serpentines Galleries (London), Bozar (Bruxelles,), the Biennale di Venezia, the Pavillon Français and the Nam June Paik Art Center (Seoul).

Her approach is thus inscribed in an interdisciplinary practice, collaborating with anthropologists and philosophers, geologists and mathematicians, bio-
geneticists and ecologists, oceanographers and astronomers through artist residencies or immersions in science labs.


2005-2008 BA (Hons) Printed Textiles, Central Saint Martin School of Arts, London

2008-2010 MA Mixed-Media, Royal College of Art, London



International City of Lace and Fashion, Calais

Textiel Lab, Audax Textiel Museum, Tilburg, Netherlands


The 26 Colors, Center for Digital Cultures, France


FDSE Summer School Cambridge, England

Hydrodynamics Laboratory (LadHyX), Ecole Polytechnique


Pierre and Marie Curie University, (Program Tomorrow, the Climate)

Hydrodynamics Laboratory (LadHyX), Ecole Polytechnique


Space Observatory, CNES, Paris

Sustainable culture laboratory, COAL, Domaine de Chamarande


Museum of Arts and Crafts, Paris

European Commission Research Centre, Ispra


Shared Sites, 104, SGP

ArtLink, Fort Dunree, Ireland

Tignous Center for Contemporary Art, Montreuil


Shared construction sites, 104, SGP, City of Montrouge

Leonardo/Olats-Maison MALINA, Carasso Foundation


Contact sheets, Photo4Food Foundation, Deauville,


The Ephemeral Hive, Verrières-le-Buisson


2012 – Arcadi Grant

2013/ 2014 – Finalist Contemporary Talents Francois Schneider Foundation (2014&2013)

2015 – Ars Electronica, Art @ Science @ESO Honorary Mention

2017 – Coal Prize Finalist

2019 – Ars Electronica Prize, Live Art and Cyber Arts, Honorary Mention



Lost in fathoms, Curator: Robert Devcic, GV Art gallery, London


Instance of passage, Space 54, Rivington st gallery, London

Carte blanche, International City of Lace, Calais


Dryads, ArtCop21, Pierre & Marie Curie University, Paris

The cry of the Éophone’s, ArtCop21, Pierre & Marie Curie University, Paris

Flat hemisphere, Curator: Karina Joseph, Somerset Art Weeks, UK


White Night, Charlemagne High School, Paris

Fabulate worlds, Curator: S.Psaltopoulos, CJ Cocteau, Les Lilas

Chernobyl Herbarium, JRC, European Commission, Brussels & Ispra


Night of the Museums, Curator: Claire Cousin, Center Pompidou, Paris

Chernobyl Herbarium, Curator: L. Montesinos, Cristina Enea Foundation, San Sebastian


Petrichor, Tignous Center for Contemporary Art, Montreuil

Black Carbon, Natsionalen Dvorets Na Kulturata, Sofia, Bulgaria


Does Paris float? Curator: Nathalie Guiliana, Museum of Arts and Crafts, Paris

Sols Fictions Institute, Curator: J. M Goncalves, Grand Paris Express, Montrouge

Noir de Metz, Curator: Vanessa Gandar, Galerie Octave Cowbell, Metz


The weighing of the world, IRD, Bondy


Beings exhibited, Curators: Julie Michel, Emeline Eude, IDBL, Digne les Bains, as part of the 20th anniversary of CAIRN

Un Parfum, la nuit, Curator: Emmanuelle de ‘l’Eccotais, Photo Days, We Are, Paris

When the world was laughing, Science of art, Orangery, Verrières-le-Buisson

The Storm Tamer’s Collection, Art Link, Fort Dunree, Ireland



Frieze Art Fair, Curator: Resonance, London


Trauma, Curator: Jonathan Hutt, GV Art gallery, London

Den proloog, Curator: M. Dornboos, Piet Ein Heek gallery, Eindhoven,

Science picturing, Orleans House gallery, Richmond, UK


Graphite, Curator: Robert Devcic GV Art gallery, London

Of this event I canot forsee the end, Curator: C. Billows, London


Nemo Festival, Curator: Loïc Rabache, The 26 Colors, France

Nature Reserves, Curator: Tom Jeffreys, GV Art gallery, London

Art and science, Curator: Robert Devcic, GV Art gallery, London


A case for Levania, Curator: Nahum, Laboratorio Arte Alameda, Mexico

Life on Mars, Curator: Simona Zemaityte, London


ArtCOP21, Curator: COAL, Ministry of Culture, Paris

Systemic, Curator: COAL, ECCAS, Strasbourg

Seachange, Curator: Mary Cremin, Tulca Festival, Galway, Ireland

Inventing rivers, Festival Curiositas, CNRS, Gif, France

Drawing the invisible, Curator: Damien Mc Donald, Galerie 24b, Paris

Distant fictions, Curator: Alice Mallet, Jerwood gallery, UK

Flat Hemisphere, Curator: B. Palmer, Royal Society, London

Sideration Festival, Curator: Gérard Azoulay, CNES


Emergent ecologies, Curator: E. Kirksey_NYC Emergence, New York

Soils fictions, Curator: COAL, Orangerie, Chamarande, France

In the wake,Curator: C. Docwra, Houston Center of Photography, USA

Mues, Curator: Damien Mc Donald, Gallery 24b, Paris

Perpetual Liquidity, Curator: H.Conroy, Historic Dockyard, Kent, UK

Chernobyl Impact and beyond, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago

Trauma, curator: Shane O’Mara, Science gallery, Ireland


Fair Against Fear, Curator: A. Eckeels, Museo Leonardo da Vinci, Milan

The Unfinishing of things, Curator: M. Higgin, KFI, Aberdeen

Resonances II , Curator: A. Eckeels, European Commission, JRC, Ispra

Material Wittness, Curator: Curatorial Collective_Krakowie, Poland

Planetary Garden, Curators: L. Mc Lean & A. Lumb, Huw Davies gallery, Australia

Creating a void, Duo with Brandon Ballengée, AE gallery, Knokke, Belgium


Biennale Di Venezia, French Pavilion, Infinite Places, Curator: Encore Joyeux, 104

KM4, Curators: José Manuel Goncalves, COAL, Grand Paris Express

Ice Stories, Curator: COAL, Museum of Hunting and Nature

ConVersatory, Curator: N. Lafforgue, Saint Denis Art Museum

Sideration Festival, Curator: G. Azoulay, Space Observatory, Paris

Big Botany: Conversations with the Plant World, Curator: S. Goddard, Spencer art Museum, Kansas, USA


Ecological senses, Curator: Goo, Jeong-hwa, Nam June Paik Art Center, Seoul

Cyberarts exhibition, Prix Ars Electronica, OO KulturQuartier, Ars Electronica, Linz

Trees of War, Curator: Damien Mc Donald, Photo Doc, Paris

Plein vent, Curator: COAL, Halle aux Sucres, Dunkirk

Merry crisis, Curator: Anita Beckers, Anita Beckers Gallery, Frankfurt

Photo Doc. Lab, Curator: Emmanuelle de l’Écotais, Halle Blancs Manteaux, Paris

Constellations Festival, Digital Stones, Metz

Durch die Blume, Curator: Matthia Löbke, Kunstverein, Heilbronn, Germany

Another world /// in another world, Curator: JF Sanz, Frac Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur


Dreaming the Universe, Curator: Céline Neveux, Postal Museum, Paris

Another world /// in another world, Curator: JF Sanz, FRAC Grand Large

Experimenta, La Biennale Arts Sciences 2020, Curator: Antoine Conjard, Hexagone Scène Nationale, Grenoble

Underground Art, Curator: Juliette Bibasse, Montreal

Art Madrid, Curator: Kosmica, Projector, Plataforma de Videoarte, Madrid

The measure of chaos, Curator: Olga Remneva, State Center of Culture, St Petersburg


ATERRIR, Curator: Julie Sicault Maillé, La Ferme du Buisson, Noisiel

Another world /// in another world, Curator: JF Sanz, Lieu-Commun, Toulouse

When the world was a laugh, Curators: Danielle Olsen & Jahnavi Phalkey, Science Gallery, Bengaluru

Cosmos district, Curator: Thierry Darnet, Strasbourg Cathedral

The Earthly observatory, Curator Giovanni Aloi, School of the Art Institute’s galleries, Chicago

Another world /// in another world, Curator: JF Sanz, FRAC Grand Large, Dunkerque