Hélène Baril is a Parisian based artist. After getting an MA in literature, she quit her job teaching French to study art. In Finland, she started developing a narrative involving racecars as characters. She is working with various media, including drawing, painting and writing. Her experimental approach is based on her interest in posthumanities, science fiction and new narratives. Hélène Baril has exhibited in venues in France, Finland, Switzerland, the United States and Colombia. Her collaborative works have been presented at locations such as WIELS (Brussels), Cooper Union (NYC) and Schloss Solitude (Stuttgart).

Past and upcoming events


Solo Show @Stroboskop, Warsaw, Opening August 3rd 2018

Group Show @Gallery 210, University of Missouri Saint Louis, Paul Artspace, September 2018


Treignac Projet
writing & reading workshop: how to become a soft corpse
Hélène Baril, Mélanie Blaison, Maxime Bichon, Madison Bycroft, Rona Lorimer, Claire Finch, Julie Sas, sabrina soyer, Sophie T.Lvoff
June 26 - July 1

featuring artist for gallery Exhi

Publications: EEAPES - Oparo - DQ Press
March 2018

Drawings and texts featuring in the Ass Book Fair, Palais de Tokyo, with Cave Club, EAAPES, The Cheapest University, Oparo, 16-18 mars 2018

Collaboration with Travis Janssen featuring in Past & Present, February 5th - February 28th 2018, Corridor Gallery, Carbondale, IL (group show)

Featuring in Make8elieve #12

Launching and reading of How to Become #1, 
 ENSBA Lyon, November 2017

October 2017, New Orleans
Member of Summer Acceptance collective

Featuring in How to become a Body Double
DQ Press, The Cheapest University, #1, Septembre 2017
Launching and Reading at Carreau du Temple, Paris

Participation au lancement de How to Become a Lesbian
directeur de publication Sabrina Soyer,
DQ Press, The Cheapest University, #0, Décembre 2016

After Cheese Comes Nothing
with Charlotte Houette
Villa Belleville, Paris,  17 Juillet - 31 Août 2016

Saint Louis, MO
September/ October 2015

Artist in residency

a project by
Georgia Kotretsos & Carolina Trigo
Marpissa, Paros, Greece
July 1st - 30th 2015

Arbol de Papa,  exhibition curated by Andrés F Monzon
Hélène Baril, Maude Arès, David Preddy, Guim Camps
Campos de Gutierrez, Medellin, Colombia

artist in residency at Campos de Gutierrez, Medellin, Colombia May 15 - July 2015

Visiting Artist Lecture

You are the last of the Cadillac, Show at Museum Blue, Saint Louis, Missouri

artist in residency in Paul Artspace, Saint Louis, Missouri - January and February 2015