• Hélène Le Chatelier








    Geology of memory


    The more we dig into our memory,

    the more it looks like a mountain to climb...


    Mural at Kampong Glam, Muscat Street, Singapore










  • Art

    Geology of Memory
    Street Art


    Our Forest


    Carré Blanc


    Here, Somewhere, totally else


    Polaroïd Inks


    Terra Incognita
    (Disambiguation and Wanderlust)




    Missing Part



    2016- 2019

    Broken Shreds of Us


    The Book of (our) Erosion(s)




    Geology of Memory


    Autographic Matters



    2015 - 2016

    Internal Landscapes

    2015 - 2016

    Beyond the Surface

    2015 - 2017

    Small is Beautiful

    2015 - 2016



    Naked Memories


  • Books

    Dernière adresse, 96 pages, Editions Arléa

    Dernière adresse

    Last Address

    Novel, 96 pages, Arléa Publishing

    Collection 1er Mille, 2009


    How do you exit life when you have loved it so much ? This is a story about a facetious old Irish lady who is forced to leave her home and her past life behind. Abandoning all reason she is nevertheless obliged to take a step towards her final address in the midst of watchful eyes and anxious family members. Here commences an honest and ironic face to face with solitude, past memories and physical dependency while in the background looms her hunger for freedom and a life that she refuses to give up....


    "De ma naissance irlandaise, j’ai gardé le goût des grands espaces, des landes dévastées, des ciels lavés par la mer, des nuages gris au goût de sel.

    J’ai atteint un âge presque canonique, beaucoup trop avancé pour que la décence m’interdise d’en faire part, bien qu’au fond cela me soit complètement égal."



    Le secret de Xinmei, Editions Couleurs de Chine

    Le secret de Xinmei

    Xinmei's Secret

    Children book, 35 pages

    Couleurs de Chine Publishing, 2014


    Xinmei is a young Miao girl. Every night, she has the same dream... this secret dream which she shares with her younger brother Shun and an encounter with the village witch, Lao Li, takes the children on an adventure filled with poetry and a quest for justice. At the end of their journey Shun and Xinmei will discover that a mother's love is stronger than anything else and will never die.


    "Je m'appelle Xinmei, j'ai dix ans. Le village où je vis se trouve perché au sommet des grandes montagnes Miao. Quand le ciel devient gris et que le brouillard descend, j'ai parfois l'impression que je pourrais toucher les nuages."


    This book had been translated in Mandarin



  • News



    Rules of Engagement

    22 November - 24 November 2019

    Group show

    The Substation, 45 Armenian Street, Singapore


    Unspoken Truths

    28 November 2019 - 10 January 2020

    Solo exhibition

    Alliance Francaise, 179 Wireless Rd, Lumphini, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok 10330, Thailand


    Geology of Memory

    July 2019 to July 2020

    A site-specific Street-Art Project

    Muscat Street, Singapore













  • Hélène Le Chatelier

    Hélène Le Chatelier studied Art in Paris at l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Appliqués et des Métiers d’Art, Olivier de Serres, where she graduated in Fine Art Fresco painting with honours. Since her first exhibition in Paris right after her graduation, Hélène embraced various modes of expression (painting, sculpture, photography, video, installation, writing).


    Best known for her ink bodyscapes and her works with paper engaging writing, Hélène studies the influence of memory and social context on our intimate space. Her polymorphic practice explores the influence of displacement on the way we construct / deconstruct our identity, forced that we are to engage and to re-negotiate continuously with our individual and collective memory.

    In this age of migration and globalization overwhelmed by a constant flow of data, where human relationships are caught between our irreconcilable needs for both security and freedom, Le Chatelier's work exposes the volatility, the fragility and the liquid aspect (elusive, leaking, escaping, unstable) of human bonds even with oneself. She questions the paradox between the incongruity of language and the need to label and define the untold, the unsaid, the not represented here or the not represented yet. She talks about transition, movement, transformation, highlighting the representation of our indeterminate and transitional state as a constant of our human condition.


    Her work entered the MaGMA collection, the NPE collection, the Thaillywood / Taittinger Foundation collection as well as numerous private collections accross Europe and Asia.

    Her public art installation had been selected for SEA Focus 2019, a STPI project at Gillman Barracks, Singapore.

    She also recently started La Disparition, an Art and Science project conducted in collaboration with the Mechano-Biology Institute of Singapore / CNRS to question the concept of disapapearance.

    Hélène had been invited to be an artist-in-residence at NPE Print Residency, Singapore (April to June 2017) and at Thaillywood Contemporary Art Residency, Thailand (september 2015 to march 2016).

    Her solo exhibitions include Beyond the Surface (2017), Intersections, Singapore; Naked Memories, Intimacy (2015), White Space, Bangkok, Thailand; Naked memories (2014), Intersections, Singapore.

    Her recent group exhibitions include Here, Somewhere, totally else... (2018-19) in collaboration with FUJIFILM, Singapore; Fiction of Precision (2017), curated by Euginia Tan, Art Galleries Association of Singapore; Flash of Memory, Memory Lapse (2017), La Lanta Fine Art, Bangkok, Thailand; Archives of the Discarded (2016), 5th Singapore International Photography Festival; The Broken Shreds of us (2016), STPI, Singapore; Into internal Landscapes, Dreamscapes, Form Space Atelier, Seattle and White Box, New York, USA (...)


    Hélène had spent a great deal of time in France and in Ireland. She currently lives and works in Singapore. Her work has been showcased in Singapore, Bangkok, Paris, Seattle and New-York.


  • Bio



    2017 Beyond the Surface - Intersections Gallery, Singapore

    2015 Naked Memories, Intimacy – White Space Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand. Curator : Marie-Pierre Mol

    2014 Naked Memories – Société Générale Gallery, Singapore. Curator: Intersections Gallery






    Geology of Memory - a site-specific Street-Art Project, Muscat Street, Kampong Glam, Singapore

    Noise Giffest - Gillman Barracks, Singapore

    SEA Focus – a STPI project part of the Singapore Art Week – Our Forest, a site specific installation at Gillman Barracks, Singapore



    Here, Somewhere, totally else... – Duo exhibition with JY Deng, in collaboration with FUJIFILM – Intersections Gallery, Singapore

    Scents of Asia - With Nicola Anthony, Marc Nair, Eddie Botha, Pang, Tania Nasr, Soe Soe, Claire Deniau – Intersections Gallery, Singapore



    Fiction of Precision - Curated by Euginia Tan, event organized by Art Galleries Association Singapore

    Writescape – Trio Exhibition with Kwanchai Lichaikul and Uten Mahamid - YenakArt Villa, Bangkok, Thailand

    Scents of Singapore – With Nicola Anthony, Marc Nair, Eddie Botha, Kavita Issar Batra, Pang, Ma Dame, Tania Nasr and Jalayla Jalil – Intersections Gallery, Singapore

    Folds of Mind – With Deusa Blümke – NPE Art Residency, Singapore

    Flash of Memory / Memory Lapse – With Kwanchai Lichaikul and Uten Mahamid – La Lanta Fine Art Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand



    White Box, non profit Auction – Curated by Lara Pan – 329 Broome St #1, New York, NY, USA

    Residency Unlimited Non Profit Auction – Curated by Nathalie Angles – Paddle 8, New York, NY, USA

    Broken Shreds of Us – Collaboration for Syv Bruzeau's Butoh Performance in Shinro Ohtake's exhibition Paper - Sight at STPI Creative Workshop & Gallery, Singapore

    Archives of the Discarded – 5th Singapore International Photography Festival – Intersections Gallery, Singapore

    Into Internal Landscapes, Dreamscapes... – Duo Exhibition with Uten Mahamid – Form Space Atelier, Seattle, USA

    Returning Collaboration / Installation with Calvin Pang – Intersections Gallery, Singapore. Curators: Daryl Goh and David Chew

    Autographic Matter, InkMagination II – Intersections Gallery, Singapore – Curators: Daryl Goh and David Chew Voilah festival organised by the Institut Français and the . . . French Embassy in Singapore – With Calvin Pang, Syv Bruzeau and June Lee Yu Juan

    Art Paris 2016 – Grand Palais, Paris, Intersections Gallery



    Small is Beautiful ! – Intersections Gallery, Singapore. Curator: Marie-Pierre Mol

    InkMagination I – Intersections Gallery, Singapore. Curator : Marie-Pierre Mol – Voilah festival organised by the Institut Français and the French Embassy in Singapore – With . Syv Bruzeau and June Lee Yu Juan



    Collaboration / Performance with Syv Bruzeau (Butoh dancer) – Société Générale Gallery, Singapour



    Frescoe and Mural – Interdec Asia, Singapore



    Maison et Objets: selected items for the exhibition “Spirit of the House” organized by independent trends research companies on “Maison et Objets” fair in Paris (selected . . by both Elizabeth Leriche and Croisements)



    Le Corps Mémoire – Group exhibition, Town Hall of 6th Arrondissement, Paris, France





    2017 NPE (National Photo Engravers) Art Residency, Singapore, invited Artist

    2015-16 Thaillywood Contemporary Artist Residency – Chon Buri, Thailand – Foundation Marie and Hugues Taittinger – http://www.thaillywood.org/helene-le-chatelier/






    Thaillywood Collection

    BBPS Private Limited, Singapore


    MaGMA Collection






    Lianhe Zao bao SG, Crossroads columns, 11 Mar 19

    Cobo Social, Repositioning the Singapore Art Scene: out of the chaos, opportunities arise, 31 Jan 19



    Blouin Artinfo, "Folds of Mind" at NPE Art Residency, 7 Jul 17

    Artitude, Folds of Mind: an exhibition with a new perspective, 19 June 17

    Art Republik #14, Fired up, page 88, March-May 17

    SAGG (Singapore Art and Gallery Guide), Hélène Le Chatelier: Beyond the Surface

    Le Petit Journal de Singapour, Voyage intérieur au-delà des apparences avec Hélène Le Chatelier, "Beyond the Surface", 6 June 17

    Women and Career, Guest Series Singapore with Hélène Le Chatelier, youtube Channel Women and Career, 31 May 17

    BAM! Bangkok Art Map, Mar 17


    Deck, Journal of Photography #1, Singapore

    Intersection, Feature Interview: Autographic Matters, Pang, June Lee Yu Juan & Hélène Le Chatelier, 13 Jul 16

    Plateform Online Magazine, Beyond the Surface, Internal Landscape, Jun 16

    Business Times, Using words devoid of Meaning, 17 Jun 16

    Blouin Art Info, Contemporary Aesthetics meet Chinese Tradition at Intersections, 17 May 16

    Artabazos, The Art Fair Magazine, Issue #1 Art Paris.


    Bangkok Post, Thailand (November)


    Vous m'en direz des nouvelles Cultural Program of Radio France International, 20 October 14


    Marianne – France, September 09

    Le Masque et la Plume – France Inter Radio, 25 Sept 09

    Ouest France Sept 09

    The Irish Times – Interview

    Image Interiors Interview, Sept-Dec 09 (Ireland)


    Elle Décoration May 06 (France)


    Résidences Décoration Issue #65 (France)

    Art et Décoration Nov-Dec 05 (France)

    Cosmopolitan May 05 (France)

    Glamour (Vogue Group) – Ap 05 (Germany)
    Marie-Claire Idées – Summer 05 (France)

    Résidences Décoration – Issue #61 (France),
    Madame Figaro – Mar & May 05 (France)

    Elle Décoration exceptional issue – Special Trends 05 (France)


    Folie Pure Issue #10 (Russia, France)

    Live it – Spring 04 (UK, US, Japan, France)

    Marie-Claire Maison – Issue #389

    Résidences Décoration – Issue #54 (France)


    Le Moniteur des travaux publics et du bâtiment – Issue #4913 (France) : Interview about fresco





    2016 Autographic Matters, Intersections Gallery

    2014 Publishing of Le Secret de Xinmei in Mandarin

    2013 Publishing of Le Secret de Xinmei, Children literature, Publisher: Couleurs de Chine – Art+ Shanghai Gallery, Shanghai, China

    2009 Publishing of Dernière adresse, novel, Publisher: Arléa, France






    Experimentation and Crossed fields in Arts, Search and Question the World Lecture for Raffles Design Institute students, Singapore

    Meet up and Signature Le Secret de Xinmei, Serangoon Garden, Singapore


    Archives of the Discarded, Public talk at Intersections Gallery, Singapore

    Archives of the Discarded, for Singapore Art Museum Docents Guides

    Creativity in Art & Design, Change your perspective Lecture for Raffles Design Institute students, Singapore

    What are the main components of an artisitc approach ? Lecture for NUS engineering students


    Meet up and Signature at Parenthèses Bookshop, Hong Kong for Dernière Adresse and Le Secret de Xinmei

    Singapore, Memory Paths - Writing and Creation Workshops, Alliance Française in Singapore


    Meet up and Signature at Société Générale Gallery, Singapore


    Book Launch Le Secret de Xinmei, Art+ Shanghai Gallery, Shanghai China


    Lecture en tête, Festival of First Novel, Laval, France

    Festival Hors-Limite, Aulnay-sous-Bois, France


    Meet up and Signature in Dublin, Ireland for Dernière adresse





    1998 AFEDAP, Paris – Specialized Wall Frescoe Degree

    1993-96 Ecole Nationale des Arts Appliqués et des Métiers d'Art (Olivier de Serres), Top 2 French Arts School, - Fine Art Degree (BA), with Honours, Specialisation in Frescoe

    1992 Baccalauréat - “A1” Level in Literature and Mathematics, with Honours


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