Home|Artists|Claudia Comte

Claudia Comte

Switzerland Noor Riyadh

Claudia Comte

Born in 1983 in Morges, Switzerland. Lives and works in the countryside on the outskirts of Basel, Switzerland.

Claudia Comte is known for her immersive environments, combining painting, sculpture, and performance. Her practice is guided by a longstanding interest in teasing out the history and memory of biomorphic forms through traditional hand processes, as well as industrial and machine technologies. Her distinctive environmental projects contemplate the future of our ecosystems, often bringing the aesthetics of 1960s Minimalism together with the concerns of the Land artists of the 1970s. In her work, the wide-ranging aesthetics of pop and cartoon worlds become departure points for her biomorphic representations of cacti or corals. These idiosyncratic forms are used as emblems to draw attention to the fragility of our ecosystems and desertification around the world. Her practice is deeply engaged in discourses about the environment and the importance of its preservation – urgent, complex topics conveyed through her work with an apparent lightness.

Comte has shown her work in solo and group exhibitions around the world: Globus Public Art Project/Fondation Beyeler, 2023; Foundación Casa Wabi, Mexico, 2023; Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich, 2022; Desert X AlUla, 2022; Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, 2021; Copenhagen Contemporary, 2019; and Castello di Rivoli, 2019.

WP_Query Object
(
    [query] => Array
        (
            [post_type] => cpt_artworks
            [post_status] => publish
            [meta_query] => Array
                (
                    [0] => Array
                        (
                            [key] => artworks_artist
                            [value] => 2598
                            [compare] => LIKE
                        )

                )

        )

    [query_vars] => Array
        (
            [post_type] => cpt_artworks
            [post_status] => publish
            [meta_query] => Array
                (
                    [0] => Array
                        (
                            [key] => artworks_artist
                            [value] => 2598
                            [compare] => LIKE
                        )

                )

            [error] => 
            [m] => 
            [p] => 0
            [post_parent] => 
            [subpost] => 
            [subpost_id] => 
            [attachment] => 
            [attachment_id] => 0
            [name] => 
            [pagename] => 
            [page_id] => 0
            [second] => 
            [minute] => 
            [hour] => 
            [day] => 0
            [monthnum] => 0
            [year] => 0
            [w] => 0
            [category_name] => 
            [tag] => 
            [cat] => 
            [tag_id] => 
            [author] => 
            [author_name] => 
            [feed] => 
            [tb] => 
            [paged] => 0
            [meta_key] => 
            [meta_value] => 
            [preview] => 
            [s] => 
            [sentence] => 
            [title] => 
            [fields] => 
            [menu_order] => 
            [embed] => 
            [category__in] => Array
                (
                )

            [category__not_in] => Array
                (
                )

            [category__and] => Array
                (
                )

            [post__in] => Array
                (
                )

            [post__not_in] => Array
                (
                )

            [post_name__in] => Array
                (
                )

            [tag__in] => Array
                (
                )

            [tag__not_in] => Array
                (
                )

            [tag__and] => Array
                (
                )

            [tag_slug__in] => Array
                (
                )

            [tag_slug__and] => Array
                (
                )

            [post_parent__in] => Array
                (
                )

            [post_parent__not_in] => Array
                (
                )

            [author__in] => Array
                (
                )

            [author__not_in] => Array
                (
                )

            [search_columns] => Array
                (
                )

            [ignore_sticky_posts] => 
            [suppress_filters] => 
            [cache_results] => 1
            [update_post_term_cache] => 1
            [update_menu_item_cache] => 
            [lazy_load_term_meta] => 1
            [update_post_meta_cache] => 1
            [posts_per_page] => 11
            [nopaging] => 
            [comments_per_page] => 50
            [no_found_rows] => 
            [order] => DESC
        )

    [tax_query] => WP_Tax_Query Object
        (
            [queries] => Array
                (
                )

            [relation] => AND
            [table_aliases:protected] => Array
                (
                )

            [queried_terms] => Array
                (
                )

            [primary_table] => wp_posts
            [primary_id_column] => ID
        )

    [meta_query] => WP_Meta_Query Object
        (
            [queries] => Array
                (
                    [0] => Array
                        (
                            [key] => artworks_artist
                            [value] => 2598
                            [compare] => LIKE
                        )

                    [relation] => OR
                )

            [relation] => AND
            [meta_table] => wp_postmeta
            [meta_id_column] => post_id
            [primary_table] => wp_posts
            [primary_id_column] => ID
            [table_aliases:protected] => Array
                (
                    [0] => wp_postmeta
                )

            [clauses:protected] => Array
                (
                    [wp_postmeta] => Array
                        (
                            [key] => artworks_artist
                            [value] => 2598
                            [compare] => LIKE
                            [compare_key] => =
                            [alias] => wp_postmeta
                            [cast] => CHAR
                        )

                )

            [has_or_relation:protected] => 
        )

    [date_query] => 
    [request] => SELECT SQL_CALC_FOUND_ROWS  wp_posts.ID
					 FROM wp_posts  INNER JOIN wp_postmeta ON ( wp_posts.ID = wp_postmeta.post_id ) JOIN wp_icl_translations wpml_translations
							ON wp_posts.ID = wpml_translations.element_id
								AND wpml_translations.element_type = CONCAT('post_', wp_posts.post_type) 
					 WHERE 1=1  AND ( 
  ( wp_postmeta.meta_key = 'artworks_artist' AND wp_postmeta.meta_value LIKE '{3189fe92d252f43248cea5d10d28d442415fed86070b4aea9666ce52fcc0018a}2598{3189fe92d252f43248cea5d10d28d442415fed86070b4aea9666ce52fcc0018a}' )
) AND wp_posts.post_type = 'cpt_artworks' AND ((wp_posts.post_status = 'publish')) AND ( ( ( wpml_translations.language_code = 'en' OR (
					wpml_translations.language_code = 'en'
					AND wp_posts.post_type IN ( 'qrcode' )
					AND ( ( 
			( SELECT COUNT(element_id)
			  FROM wp_icl_translations
			  WHERE trid = wpml_translations.trid
			  AND language_code = 'en'
			) = 0
			 ) OR ( 
			( SELECT COUNT(element_id)
				FROM wp_icl_translations t2
				JOIN wp_posts p ON p.id = t2.element_id
				WHERE t2.trid = wpml_translations.trid
				AND t2.language_code = 'en'
                AND (
                    p.post_status = 'publish' OR p.post_status = 'private' OR 
                    ( p.post_type='attachment' AND p.post_status = 'inherit' )
                )
			) = 0 ) ) 
				) ) AND wp_posts.post_type  IN ('post','page','attachment','wp_block','wp_template','wp_template_part','wp_navigation','cpt_programs','cpt_artworks','cpt_artists','cpt_events','qrcode','cpt_trails','cpt_curators','cpt_podcast','opencall','surveys','cpt_awards' )  ) OR wp_posts.post_type  NOT  IN ('post','page','attachment','wp_block','wp_template','wp_template_part','wp_navigation','cpt_programs','cpt_artworks','cpt_artists','cpt_events','qrcode','cpt_trails','cpt_curators','cpt_podcast','opencall','surveys','cpt_awards' )  )
					 GROUP BY wp_posts.ID
					 ORDER BY wp_posts.post_date DESC
					 LIMIT 0, 11
    [posts] => Array
        (
            [0] => WP_Post Object
                (
                    [ID] => 8201
                    [post_author] => 17
                    [post_date] => 2023-11-24 15:22:10
                    [post_date_gmt] => 2023-11-24 12:22:10
                    [post_content] => 
                    [post_title] => Monument to the Disappearing Forests
                    [post_excerpt] => 
                    [post_status] => publish
                    [comment_status] => closed
                    [ping_status] => closed
                    [post_password] => 
                    [post_name] => monument-to-the-disappearing-forests
                    [to_ping] => 
                    [pinged] => 
                    [post_modified] => 2023-11-25 20:22:28
                    [post_modified_gmt] => 2023-11-25 17:22:28
                    [post_content_filtered] => 
                    [post_parent] => 0
                    [guid] => https://riyadhart.sa/?post_type=cpt_artworks&p=8201
                    [menu_order] => 0
                    [post_type] => cpt_artworks
                    [post_mime_type] => 
                    [comment_count] => 0
                    [filter] => raw
                )

            [1] => WP_Post Object
                (
                    [ID] => 2599
                    [post_author] => 7
                    [post_date] => 2022-10-30 18:38:14
                    [post_date_gmt] => 2022-10-30 15:38:14
                    [post_content] => 
                    [post_title] => Neon Cactus
                    [post_excerpt] => 
                    [post_status] => publish
                    [comment_status] => closed
                    [ping_status] => closed
                    [post_password] => 
                    [post_name] => neon-cactus-2020
                    [to_ping] => 
                    [pinged] => 
                    [post_modified] => 2023-09-18 21:55:49
                    [post_modified_gmt] => 2023-09-18 18:55:49
                    [post_content_filtered] => 
                    [post_parent] => 0
                    [guid] => https://riyadhart.sa/?post_type=cpt_artworks&p=2599
                    [menu_order] => 0
                    [post_type] => cpt_artworks
                    [post_mime_type] => 
                    [comment_count] => 0
                    [filter] => raw
                )

        )

    [post_count] => 2
    [current_post] => -1
    [before_loop] => 1
    [in_the_loop] => 
    [post] => WP_Post Object
        (
            [ID] => 8201
            [post_author] => 17
            [post_date] => 2023-11-24 15:22:10
            [post_date_gmt] => 2023-11-24 12:22:10
            [post_content] => 
            [post_title] => Monument to the Disappearing Forests
            [post_excerpt] => 
            [post_status] => publish
            [comment_status] => closed
            [ping_status] => closed
            [post_password] => 
            [post_name] => monument-to-the-disappearing-forests
            [to_ping] => 
            [pinged] => 
            [post_modified] => 2023-11-25 20:22:28
            [post_modified_gmt] => 2023-11-25 17:22:28
            [post_content_filtered] => 
            [post_parent] => 0
            [guid] => https://riyadhart.sa/?post_type=cpt_artworks&p=8201
            [menu_order] => 0
            [post_type] => cpt_artworks
            [post_mime_type] => 
            [comment_count] => 0
            [filter] => raw
        )

    [comment_count] => 0
    [current_comment] => -1
    [found_posts] => 2
    [max_num_pages] => 1
    [max_num_comment_pages] => 0
    [is_single] => 
    [is_preview] => 
    [is_page] => 
    [is_archive] => 
    [is_date] => 
    [is_year] => 
    [is_month] => 
    [is_day] => 
    [is_time] => 
    [is_author] => 
    [is_category] => 
    [is_tag] => 
    [is_tax] => 
    [is_search] => 
    [is_feed] => 
    [is_comment_feed] => 
    [is_trackback] => 
    [is_home] => 1
    [is_privacy_policy] => 
    [is_404] => 
    [is_embed] => 
    [is_paged] => 
    [is_admin] => 
    [is_attachment] => 
    [is_singular] => 
    [is_robots] => 
    [is_favicon] => 
    [is_posts_page] => 
    [is_post_type_archive] => 
    [query_vars_hash:WP_Query:private] => 32a3ad03ebf2ac66fad8e69c6d266abb
    [query_vars_changed:WP_Query:private] => 
    [thumbnails_cached] => 
    [allow_query_attachment_by_filename:protected] => 
    [stopwords:WP_Query:private] => 
    [compat_fields:WP_Query:private] => Array
        (
            [0] => query_vars_hash
            [1] => query_vars_changed
        )

    [compat_methods:WP_Query:private] => Array
        (
            [0] => init_query_flags
            [1] => parse_tax_query
        )

)

RELATED

ARTWORKS
& EVENTS

Monument to the Disappearing Forests

Monument to the Disappearing Forests

by Claudia Comte
Noor Riyadh FESTIVAL
Neon Cactus

Neon Cactus

by Claudia Comte
Noor Riyadh

GET IN TOUCH