Cléa Chopard is a poet, performer and translator based in Geneva, Switzerland. Her work is mostly concerned with questions relating to the body and its disorders. After graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in visual arts from the Geneva High School of Art and Design in 2012, she completed a Master’s degree in contemporary art, specialising in literary writing and translation. Her artistic work has several facets: it takes the form of texts, books, micro-editions, performances, sound pieces and videos. Her texts often consider a spatial dimension: that of the page, the book, or the place where they will be read or performed. She finds her sources in literature, poetry, scientific or medical textbooks, botany, anthropology, sociology, the history of decoration, translation studies, feminist studies and so on. Through her works, she tries to redefine the image of bodies by using language as a disruptive factor and by integrating elements from various fields as ways to reinvent its representations. She is currently working on a PhD in creative research in Bern and Paris.
Photo of Cléa Chopard by Tristan Chopard