Claudia Tennant & Karin Schlageter

Side to Side 5 – Talks between artists and curators


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Claudia Tennant’s exhibition Waking The Dead presents a series of original mixed media works on paper and canvas. In this series, Claudia Tennant addresses Africa’s empires across thousands of years of history and courageously confronts her socio-political and cultural heritage as a white South African.

Discover now the talk between the artist and the curator around this project.



Claudia Tennant

Claudia Tennant is a South African artist who graduated from the Beaux-Arts of Paris.

After studying music in South Africa at the National School of the Arts in Johannesburg, she entered the École Nationale Supérieure d'Art de Paris-Cergy and then the Beaux-Arts de Paris where she obtained a Master of Fine Art in 2017 after a one-semester exchange at Pasadena ArtCenter College of Design, Los Angeles.

She participated in several group exhibitions between 2012 and 2019: South Africa Season in France; Moscow Polytechnic Museum; Paphos 2017, European Capital of Culture, Festival 100% at the Grande Halle de la Villette in Paris.


Claudia Tennant (South Africa) is recipient of the Cité internationale des arts CAPSULE program.


Karin Schlageter

Karin Schlageter, born in 1988, is an independent French-Swiss curator. She graduated from EHESS in 2011 with a Master's degree in Arts and Languages.

From 2010 to 2018, she was a member of the editorial board of the French cultural studies magazine Poli-politique de l'image. During 2013 and 2014, she was in residency at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris under the program Le Pavillon Neuflize OBC. In parallel to her curatorial activity, she has worked in several contemporary art galleries, including Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin, Samy Abraham, Paris, and Bugada & Cargnel, Paris.

From 2017 to 2019, she collaborated with the CACC - Centre d'art contemporain Chanot, Clamart (92). In 2019, she is interim director of the contemporary art center Les Capucins in Embrun (05). 

She is recipient of the Villa Kujoyama for the session 2021-2022.


Karin Schlageter (France) is recipient of the "Cité internationale des arts & Centre national des arts plastiques" program.



With the support of the Antoine de Galbert Foundation.

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