Cecilia Bengolea research on anthropological and urban dance forms. At Buenos Aires University, she studied Philosophy and Art History. She followed the choreographic master Ex.e.r.c.e. by Mathilde Monnier in Montpellier. Cecilia Bengolea perceives dance and performance as animated sculpture and welcomes the fact that these forms allow her to become both object and subject at the same time.
Bengolea works on video installation and performances have been exhibited at Gwangju Bienale 2014, Bienale de Lyon 2015, Faena Art Center, Buenos Aires (2015,2017) Fig-2 25/50 at ICA, London (2015), Dia Art Foundation (may 2017), Tokyo Spiral Hall, Tate Modern London, Bienale de Sao Paulo 2016, Infinite Mix Hayward Gallery London 2016, Gstaad Elevation 2017, Art Night ICA London 2015, Stromboli Fiorucci Arts Trusts, Dhaka Summit Bienale 2018, TBA21 Venice 2018, DesertX 2019.
Since 2005 she has collaborated with François Chaignaud, their pieces Pâquerette (2005-2008) and Sylphides (2009) won the award de la critique de Paris and the Young Artist prize at Gwangju Biennale in 2014. Together they create pieces for their company as for Ballet de Lyon (2013), Ballet de Lorraine (2014), Pina Bausch Tanzteatre Wuppertal (2015)