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Camille de Toledo


Camille de Toledo (Chto) is a writer, theorist and artist. The descendant of  a Jewish family from Turkey on his father’s side, he studied History and then Law in London. He continued his studies at the New York Tisch School. In 2004, he was awarded the Villa Médicis grant. In 2008, he founded the European Society of Authors (www.seua.org), an institution that puts forward the idea of adopting “translation as a language”, a paradigm for a new citizenship according to de Toledo. Since 2012, when he left for Berlin, he has been working on enhanced writing forms and takes on the acronym CHTO to perform material narrations that go beyond the book, such as the video-opera “La Chute de Fukuyama” in 2013, or, in 2015, in Leipzig, at the Halle Art Centre, the series “L’Exposition potentielle”, “History Reloaded” and “Europa – EUtopia”. His next novel, Le Livre de la Faim et de la Soif, will be published in 2017 by Gallimard.