Karima DUCHAMP is a French ceramic artist and painter based in Mulhouse, France. Through her proposals bringing together three mediums, clay, painting, and drawing, she seeks to maintain a dialogue and a reflection on the human and the emotional potential of vulnerability, fragmentation, and intimacy. These themes find expression in vibrantly colored sculptures and large-scale paintings that often develop from essential aspects of clay and paint such as material composition, a process that strives to give meaning to time sedimented in a reduction of means. 

She graduated with a M.F.A with Honors from l'Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Besançon and an additional one year ceramic diploma. Since then, she has followed her artistic explorations through residencies: in the United States, twice in Japan and in Germany.

Her work have won numerous awards and have been included in many individual and collective exhibitions around the world such as Paris Design Week, Collectible in Brussels, The Salon Art + Design in New York, Art Basel Design Miami and Art Basel Design  Basel and regularly with Moderne Gallery in Philadelphia. Her artworks belong to private and public collections such as Ariana Museum in Geneva, Siegburg Museum in Germany (acquisition in 2022), and Yingge Museum in Taipei.

She is also a member of the International Academy of Ceramics, Ateliers d'Art de France and the visual art structure Plan d'Est. She teaches during workshops as a ceramic instructor in schools and academies in France and abroad.


2023 First Prize for the best artwork of the 30th International Competition of Contemporary Ceramic Art , Ceramic Museum of Grottaglie, Italy

2023 Selected for the 18th International Ceramic Competition CERCO,  Craft Center, Zaragoza, Spain

2022 Acquisition of a sculpture, Museum of Siegburg, Germany

2021 Selected for International Biennal of artistic ceramics of Aveiro, Museum of Aveiro / Santa Joana, Portugal

2017 Member of the International Academy of Ceramics

2017 Selected to International Biennal of Ceramics El Vendrell, Spain

2014 1st Prize International Keramiktage Contest, Oldenburg, Germany

2013 Selected to International Competition «The Figure/Sculpture in Ceramics», Keramikmseum Westerwald, Germany

2010 1st Prize  Biennal of Ceramics of Andenne (market), Belgium

2009 2nd Prize European Ceramic Competition, European Festival of Ceramic Art, St Quentin la Poterie, France

2000 Jury Prize, painting contest, Salon des 40,Saint-Louis, France


 Autumn Art Fair,  Jingdezhen Taoxichuan, Chine
 International Competition of Ceramic Art and Exhibition,  Grottaglie Ceramic Museum, Italy
Salon des Beaux-Arts, painting section, Paris
CERCO 2023  International 
Competition in Ceramics and Exhibition, Zaragoza, Espagne
Workshop “color and sign” conducted at Castle Hill Centre for the Arts, Truro, Massachusetts
Kunstforum Stallikon, Zurich, Switzerland

The SALON ART+DESIGN, with Moderne Gallery, New York
Affordable Art Fair, Hamburg, Germany 
Moderne Gallery Philadephia, Important Studio Ceramics: 1932-2022
Espace Artistique de l'Anjou, St Barthélémy d'Anjou, France
Enseigne des Oudins Gallery, Paris
Fondation Fernet Branca, Saint-Louis, France
FrontofBicycle Gallery, Basel, Switzerland
Triptyque Gallery, Les Sables d'Olonne

STAR'T Contemporay Art Fair, Strasbourg, France 
FrontofBicycle Gallery, Basel, Switzerland
Valcke Art Gallery, Gand, Belgium
Les Tupiniers du Vieux Lyon, France
International Biennal of artistic ceramics of Aveiro, Museum of Aveiro, Portugal

COLLECTIBLE Fair, Spazio Nobile Gallery, Brussels
Collection Gallery, Paris
Art Zone 42 Gallery, collective exhibition of drawings, Athens, Greece
PARIS DESIGN WEEK, Collection Gallery, Collective exhibition "jeux géométriques"
International Biennal of Contemporary Ceramics, Sèvres, France
Séries Rares Gallery, collective exhibition of drawings, Carouge, Switzerland

Faces, residency show at Neumunster Kunstlerhaus, Germany
Le Grand Anniversaire, volet II, collective exhibition, Terra Viva Gallery, St Quentin la Poterie
Emergences 1, collective exhibition, Robet Dantec gallery, Belfort
Les journées de la Céramique in Freiburg, Germany

International Biennale of Ceramics, Sèvres
Collective show "faire surface", Maison de la Céramique, Dieulefit
Artist In Residence Programme and exhibition, Studio Kura, Kyushu, Japan
Collective show, International Academy of Ceramics, Yingge Museum, Taipei City, Taiwan
Salon Résonances, Strasbourg
The SALON ART+DESIGN, with Moderne Gallery, New York
DESIGN MIAMI, with Moderne Gallery, Miami, USA

Contemporary Art Space, Gowiller, France
Biennale Internationale de Céramique El Vendrell, Espagne

The SALON ART+DESIGN, with Moderne Gallery, New York
DESIGN MIAMI, with Moderne Gallery, Miami

“Imago”, Keramikmuseum Westerwald, Germany
DESIGN MIAMI/BASEL, Moderne Gallery, Basel, Switzerland
« Les Journées de la Céramique », Saint Sulpice, Paris
The SALON ART + DESIGN, with Moderne Gallery, Park Avenue Armory, New York
DESIGN MIAMI, with Moderne Gallery, Miami

Handwerk Gallery, Munich, Germany
« Paysages », Galerie du Don, Le Fel, France
« Ashes to ashes », The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, USA
Révélations, Grand Palais, Paris

Collection Gallery, Paris
« Fragile », Heubar Gallery, Basel, Switzerland
Tao Art Gallery, Shanghai, China

Accro Terre Gallery, Paris
Keramikmuseum Westerwald, Germany
Terra Viva Gallery, Saint-Quentin-la-Poterie, France

« Les Journées de la Céramique », Paris
Contemporary Art Space Chanot, Clamart, Paris

« Les Journées de la Céramique », Paris
Triennale of Ceramics, Spiez, Switzerland

Biennale of Andenne, Belgium
International Ceramic Festival, St Quentin la Poterie, France
Circuits céramiques, Goutte de terre Gallery, Paris
Keramisto, International Ceramics Fair, Milsbeek, Netherlands
Céramique 14, Paris
Médiart Gallery, Paris

European young Ceramics, St. Quentin la Poterie, France
Céramique 14, Paris
Contemporary Ceramic Art Fair, Céramique 14, Paris

SOLO EXHIBITIONS                      

2017 « what you see, you don’t see », Séries Rares Gallery, Geneva

2016 « traumbilder », Ceramic Museum, Staufen, Germany

2015 « the visible and the invisible », Art and History Museum, Oldenburg, Germany

2013 « nue » AccroTerre Gallery, Paris

2012 « carte blanche », Contemporary Ceramic Centre La Borne, France


2023  First Prize International Ceramic Contest, Grottaglie Ceramic museum, Italy

2022 Siegburger KeramikpreisSiegburg Museum, Germany

2018 Yingge Ceramic Museum, Taipei, Taïwan

2017 Musée Ariana Collection, Genève

2016 Four drawings in the collection « Fonds dess(e)ins », Les Traces Habiles, Paris

2016 Moderne Gallery, Philadelphia, USA

2016 Giroussens Town collection, France

2015 The Clay Studio collection, Philadelphia, USA

2013 Shigaraki Museum of Ceramic Art, Japan


Master of Fine Arts with Honors, (DNSEP), Institut Supérieur des Beaux-Arts, Besançon, France

One year study in Ceramics, Maison de la Céramique, Mulhouse, France


May 2019 Ceramic Artist exchange, Neumünster, Germany

July 2018 Artist In Residence Programme, Studio Kura, Kyushu, Japan

May 2015 Guest Artist invited at the Clay Studio, Philadelphia, USA

2014 Study visits in ceramics, Madrid, Spain

November 2013 Artistic residency, Shigaraki, Japan

2013 Master class in ceramics, Kilkenny, Ireland

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