Ambre Kalene

Ambre Kalene

Handzame, Belgium, Belgium

About Ambre Kalene

Born in Paris of a Swiss father and a gypsy mother, Ambre Kalène painted and exhibited since 1986 in numerous art galleries in France and Switzerland, as well as with various artist collectives. After a non-figurative period, she takes the path of the figurative first in order to ask a question: "What makes us?". The portraits, representing the innate, appear in part, in order to leave room for the background of the work which represents the acquired. Today, she wants to lead the viewer to ask questions about his environment, about human behavior, often incoherent, in the face of animal consistency.

Akoun certified artist

April 2022
Espace Art Gallery - Bruxelles (Belgium)


1986 to 1990 :

She exhibited watercolors at the Trinité Gallery (Lyon – France). Her work is at first very figurative. What inspires her in this work is how flat and uniform paper is born, volume and light. These are often very worked details in the middle of the page. Then she begins to work watercolor on soggy papers fixed on a glass plate to keep them as long as possible wet. She gets misty landscapes of Dombes (submerged meadows near Lyon).
1990 :

Exhibition The Independent – Grand Palais Paris (France).
1992 to 1996 :

Various exhibitions with artists’ collectives.
1999 to 2001 :

Béziers (France) / Média Forum
Le Pouget (France) / Anim’Art
Bédarieux (France) / 1er Carrefour des Arts
Le Pouget, Pézernas…
July 12, 2006 to September 30, 2006 :

Hôtel Mövenpick / Genève (Suisse)
September / October 2007

Gensdhommes Gallery, La Chaux-de-Fonds
July 2008 / June 2010

Gallery64 Lausanne (permanent exhibition with other artists). The Gallery64 then turned to artists from Southeast Asia.
April 2011

Carte Blanche with the SSFA / SGBK (Swiss Society of Women Visual Arts Artist, Bern Section – as a member since 2011)
August to September 2012

ie Männer / Men – Vinelz Gallery (BE Switzerland)
July 2019

14’Art – 22 rue du Texel 75014 Paris (In the framework of open workshops, co-exhibitor with Sophie Garnier)