Selected Artworks
Film

About

Charlotte Colbert is an award winning multi-media artist and filmmaker.

Her work has been shown at art fairs and institutions internationally, including the V&A, Montpellier Contemporain, Basel Art Fair, and Istanbul Art Fair. “Charlotte Colbert’s surreal and iconic work sits in the same psychic vein as Toomer, Dalí, and Breton,” says Phaidon.

Her critically acclaimed BIFA-nominated directorial debut feature film, She Will, produced by Dario Argento and starring Alice Krige, Kota Eberhardt, Malcolm McDowell, and Rupert Everett, premiered at the London Film Festival and won the Golden Leopard for Best First Feature at the Locarno Film Festival. It was the New York Times’ Critic’s Choice and was described in Variety as “A Superb, Sly Horror-Drama Debut Delivering Otherworldly Feminist Vengeance” and the Evening Standard named her “a natural born magician.”
Colbert has also written and directed award-winning short films, including The Silent Man with Simon Amstell and Sophie Kennedy Clarke, The Girl with Liquid Eyes, and short films with Bill Nighy, Maryam d’Abo, Ben Miller, and a surreal cameo by Cillian Murphy.

Her work has strong philosophical undertones and often questions narrative, time, identity, dreams and the unconscious.

Narrative, psychoanalysis, and socio-political constructions of gender and identity are at the heart of Colbert’s practice. Spanning film, photography, sculpture, and installations, her work plays with archetypal imagery—dreams and fairy tales—as a way to connect to universal truths. The surreal and fantastical become a way to look at our world afresh and find the space to question and reimagine.

SELECTED SOLO SHOWS

2023: Dreamland Sirens, The Fitzrovia Chapel, London
2022: Body Language, Messums Wiltshire, Salisbury
2018: Benefit Supervisor Sleeping, UNIT9, London
2016: Ordinary Madness, Gazelli Art House, London
2014/15: In and Out of Space, public Project, Piccadilly, London
2014: Studies, Brun Fine Art, London
2013: A Day At Home, Gazelli Art House, London
2011: Stornoway, Wilmotte and Tristan Hoare Gallery, Lichfield Studios, London

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

2022, 2021, 2020, 2019: Small is Beautiful, Flowers Gallery, London
2022: The Horror Show!, Somerset House, London
2021: Beyond the Looking Glass, UTA Art Space, Los Angeles
2020: Dancing at the Edge of the World, z2o Sara Zanin Gallery, Rome
2018: Mademoiselle, Centre Régional d’Art Contemporain Occitanie, Sète, France
2018: A Family Portrait and Untitled (Guests) displayed at the V&A Museum of Childhood, London
2016: Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick, Somerset House, London (curated by James Lavelle + James Putnam)

FAIRS

​2019: START, Saatchi Gallery
2018: Photo London, Somerset House
2016: Photo London, Somerset House
2015: Photo London, Somerset House
2014: Art Basel Hong Kong
2014: Istanbul Art Fair

SELECTED FILMS

​She Will (Alice Krige, Ruppert Everett, Malcolm McDowell, Kota Eberhardt)
The Silent Man (Simon Amstell, Cillian Murphy, Sophie Kennedy Clark)
The Girl With Liquid Eyes (Bill Nighy)

PUBLIC DISPLAYS

2021: Cellular Amulet displayed at Public Art Trail during Kensington + Chelsea Art Week, London
2019: Wasted Self, Food Bigger than the Plate & Symposium, V&A
2014: Frieze Art Fair, London. The In and Out Of Space series was displayed on the façade of 90-94 Piccadilly and Cambridge House. The series was commissioned to commemorate the fifteenth anniversary of Stanley Kubrick’s death.

RESIDENCIES

2018: FIBRA, Colombia
Berlinale Talent Campus
Save Our Scripts’ (SOS) Development Lab