Christian Guémy alias « C215 » is a French street artiste born in 1973. He first practiced graffiti which he later abandoned, to learn the technique of stencil.
It is at Vitry-sur-Seine where he works, that we find most of his work made in the street. He uses street furniture as a working support: mail box, electric meters, walls and doors. It is after the break up with the mother of his daughter Nina, that he will paint his first portraits in their neighbourhood to prove them his affection.
His artistic dimension is such that some of his works were stolen in the street including a commemorative work he had made on a post office box.
C215 will subsequently perform numerous solo exhibitions from 2007 to today (2019).
2007 – Nukod Galerie, Paris Gare du Nord.
2008 – Junk Store, Ad Hoc Gallery, New York.
Nina mon amour, Plastik Gallery, Sao Paolo.
2009 – C215, galerie Pierre Cardin, Studio 55, Paris.
Shoe Shiner, Signal Gallery, Londres.
Hummingbirds, CARF charity association headquarters, Bergen.
2010 – Midnight Dreams, Signal Gallery, Londres.
2011 – Smoke gets in your Eyes, Shooting gallery, San Francisco.
Borderline, Signal Gallery, Londres.
2012 – Orgullecida, Montana gallery, Barcelone.
Prophets, Chapelle Saint-Louis de la Salpêtrière, Paris.
2013 – Mea Culpa, Wunderkammern gallery, Rome.
2014 – Douce France, Mairie du 13e arrondissement de Paris.
2015 – E=MC215, Musée des arts et métiers, Paris.
Douce France, PierresVives, Montpellier.
2016 – Retrospective, Le Cellier, Reims.
Panopticon, Erarta Museum of Contemporary Art, Saint Petersburg.
2017 – Athlètes, carte blanche à C215, Musée national du sport, Nice.
La mauvaise réputation, Galerie Open Space, Paris.
2018 – Cent ans après, Musée de l’armée, Hôtel des Invalides et Musée de la légion d’honneur.
Illustres ! C215 autour du Panthéon, Panthéon.
C215 en résidence, Musées de Soissons, Soissons.
Saga Mécanique à la Cité de l’automobile, Mulhouse.
2019 – La légende des cieux, Musée de l’Air et de l’Espace, le Bourget.
In parallel of these exhibitions, C215 will leave a trace in the streets of many world capitals such as Paris, New York, Barcelona, Sao Paulo, Rome, Venice, New Delhi, Istanbul, Warsaw, Oslo, Toronto, London, Dakar, Berlin and Moscow. His name is now among the most famous street artists.