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catherine duboutay

(luxembourg | November,2020)


Catherine Duboutay  (*1995 Luxembourg), BA in Fine Arts, attained 16.07.2019, Saarbrücken, Germany, since September
2019 MA in Fine Arts at ZHdK, Zurich, Switzerland.

2019 participation in October School ( in Mexico City, a two-week intense excellency program.

In 2018-2019 I did six months of Erasmus+ at Sint-Lucas Gent, Belgium.

Since 2018, an active member and curator of Neuer Saarbrücker Kunstverein (

Since 2018, member of Planet Dance Ensemble
In 2019 I co-founded the Heng We Collective , a collective performance group.

The human influence on the earth is predominant and its consequences are growing. This behavior, which has a huge
effect on the relations between living beings, can be described with the concept of Anthropocene.

This hierarchical structure induced by human behavior on earth needs to be rethought and this is where I want to bring in the practice of working in collectives. It’s about bringing in the perspective of coexistence with animals and plants.

The dealing with our struggles must be grounded on an idea of the common and an understanding of a community.

The thinking in communities by working in groups is a start to lead in this direction and to be able to make suggestions for a different future by forming narratives in the present. This attitude reclaims the working-together in communing with companions.

To assure thinking across the borders of culture and education the practice has to be a trans-local one. We have to
develop a common understanding, shared interests, strategies, and methods to face public issues together. The merge
of different cultures is already happening led by the economy, hybrid cultures are being formed and the collective
practice should be developed, too.

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The dialectic of the worm, 5'34", video, color (stills) digital, 2020 

Courtesy of the artist |

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Week 1 | Sat, 14th of November, 2020

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Week 2 | Sat, 28th of November, 2020

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Week 4 | Sat, 12th of December, 2020

To find out more about Catherine's Work in Process listen to us @

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Human Worm, Zine, A5, 26 pages, Bond paper, 2020, 

Available to purchaise at 

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Human Worm is a zine that compiles notes, questions, transcriptions, and exchanges that Luxembourgish artist Catherine Duboutay had with other art-practitioners based in Mexico.


The Zine presents some approaches regarding the implications of working with living organisms and living matter as an artistic practice.


the online presentation of this Zine via  Instagram Live with @masalla  and will be distributed as part of the Printed Matter’s Virtual Art Book Fair.

Feel free to join us this coming Saturday, February 26th at 1pm (CST/ GMT+1)

This presentation will be made between Mexican artist Daniel Escamilla (co-author of this zine) and

Catherine Duboutay.

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