Claudia Comte (b.1983) is a Swiss artist with a longstanding interest in teasing out the history memory of materials. Known for her site-specific installations, Comte’s practice is guided by a distinct rule-measurement system of her own creation, wherein each artwork specifically relates to one another. Her minimalist approach to art-making is equal parts methodical and dynamic; works are infused with a distinct sense of playfulness. Her artistic output incorporates a diverse range of media, including sculpture, painting, and site-specific installations.
Comte has exhibited widely internationally, including at the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid; Kunstraum Dornbirn; Castello di Rivoli, Turin; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland. Her work has been presented in prestigious group exhibitions, including Desert X AlUla, the Belgrade Biennale, and la Biennale Gherdëina. Comte’s work is held in major collections across the US and Europe, including those of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Baltimore Museum of Art; UBS Art Collection; Credit Suisse Collection; Nationale Suisse Art Collection; and Fondation Salomon Art Contemporain, Annecy. Comte studied at the École Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne and received an MA from Haute École Pédagogique in Lausanne. She is represented by Gladstone Gallery and König Galerie. Comte lives and works in the countryside outside of Basel.