GRIVEAU, Eléonore

Keramikk og elektronisk kunst

Artist statement

-- Åpent atelier søndag 24. september 2023 --

My current research leads me to the making of active objects undergoing an evolution which conducts to self destruction. With accumulation of rough geometric forms mixed with ceramics and electronics, the interactive and still ecological installations created reflect on the figure of human activities as the dominant influence on nowadays ecosystems.This project attempts to narrate the catastrophe and use the visitor presence as a trigger. It refers to a post-humanism era that shows that our way of apprehending our body is changing with new technologies and is closely intertwined within the problematics related to the notion of collapsology and solstalgia. These two neologisms reveal first, the study and elaboration of how industrial civilization will collapse and what will replace it and secondly, the emotional disquiet about negative changes in one’s environment.

Cone 7 is a ceramic center based in Bergen, Norway and is run by two professional ceramists, Eléonore Griveau and Lorie Ballage. Open to artists, designers, and anyone willing to experiment with clay, our mission is to develop a long term ceramic community and to promote its application in art, design and craft.

Our ceramic workshop aims to become an open cultural platform where any interested parties may experiment with clay and specific tools that are involved in a ceramic based practice. The workshop shall facilitate differing research methods, courses and other arrangements at our workshop based in Laksevåg. We plan to sustain a kiln room, a glaze laboratory, a plaster corner, a FabLab with a 3D Clay Printer. As an open ceramic workshop where classes are held, artists can also rent a space or a technician to complete their specific projects. Ceramic is a long process that demands time as it involves the making, the drying, the glazing and the firing processes.

Cone 7, Johan Berentsens vei 65

Telefon: 46253821


Co-founder and Director at Cone 7-Ceramic Workshop
Founder and Manager of the Cone 7 Residency Programm

Master’s degree Fine Art – University of Bergen, Faculty of Fine Art, Music and
Design, Norway, 2017-2019
Bachelor’s degree Fine Arts – Superior school of Fine Arts (ESBA TALM) Tours,France, 2014-2017


ADIACENZE, Casa della Cultura, Bologna, Italy, November 2022
AiR Vallauris, Vallauris, France, Mars 2021
Project Network 2020, Guldagergaard International Ceramics Centre, Denmark

Group shows

Vestlandsutstillingen, Norway, 2023
Ten by eight, (ongoing) Argentina, Australia, UK, 2021/2024
Cone 7 POP UP, CM7, Bergen, December, 2021
Project Network, Guldagergaard - International Ceramic Research Center, Skælskør, Denmark, January 2020
With eyes closed, call me – Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway, 2019
Why Not All Of Them? – Strømgaten 1, Bergen, Norway, 2018
Monumentality – KMD, Bergen, Norway, 2018
Northern Lines – Lost Arch, Newcastle, England and DJCAD Gallery in Dundee,
Scotland, 2016
Art, Science and Visual thinking – Science Art Research Gallery, University of Dundee, Scotland, 2016
Les petits formats – Mode d’emploi & Ozart at l’ESBA TALM, Tours, France,2015

Solo show

(February 2024) Trait, AIAP of UNESCO, Istanbul, Turkey
(November 2022) RUNNING OUT, SWAP exhibition, Adiacenze gallery,
Bologna, Italy
PRODROME II, Studio 17, Stavanger, September 2022
Prodrome, Helvet space, KRAFT, June, 2022
Valeur limite (2), Incontri-Collaboration of Flag No Flags and Manuel Portioli,
Church of S. Carlo, Reggio Emilia, Italy, November, 2021
Segment, Gallery Aqui Siam Ben, Nice, France, March, 2021
Screen-Narration of a disaster in Galleri Snerk/Solo show – Tromsø, Bergen,
Norway, 2019
Ceramics teacher (2 years experience)
Mould maker for Heidi Bjørgan
Technician at Bergen Assembly, Bergen, Norway
Member of Galleri Kronborg, Bergen, Norway
Assistant technology consulting for Arthur Hureau (sound-designer, soundengineer), Bergen, Norway, 2019
Partnership with «Fab Lab», interactive installation/Arduino project,France, 2017
Mould making workshop, «La chapelle» in Tours, France, 2016