Charles Chemin was born in Paris in 1983. He was trained by Meg Harper (Merce Cunningham Co.), Robert Wilson and Philippe Chemin.
Since 2008 he conceives and directs shows between theater and visual arts, and stages contemporary music pieces. In 2017/18, he creates Athens by night based on Timon of Athens and Midsummer NIght's Dream by Shakespeare at Craiova National Theatre. In 2017, he creates 20 silences, a piece made after research at NASA, with British composer Dom Bouffard, at Vicenza Festival in italy, Babel Festival in Romania and international tour. In Cuba, he directs the opera Cubanacán by Roberto Valera and Charles Koppelman, on the architect Ricardo Porro at 2015 Havana Biennial, before touring in the US in 17/18. From 2008 to 2013, he creates the pieces Girlmachine at Performa09 New York, PigPigPig at Moscow Contemporary Art Biennial and Have Mercy on me in collaboration with visual artist Carlos Soto, Round2 with Meg Harper and Jenn Dees and directs Ictus Ensemble musicians in Home Work by composer François Sarhan at Bregenz International Festival.
Charles is a close collaborator of Robert Wilson since 1993, and is now working as a co-director on his plays, such as The Blacks by Genet at Odeon National Theater Paris, Krapp's Last Tape by Beckett where he directs Wilson on stage, on world tour since 2009, Rhinoceros by Ionesco at Craiova National Theater, Garrincha in São Paulo, DomP at Versailles or the installation Living Rooms at Louvre Museum. He participates in the artistic orientation of the Watermill Center, a laboratory for performance created by Wilson in New York, where they work together on the next pieces like Jungle Book with CocoRosie for Théâtre de la Ville.
He has had a carrier as an actor since 1992, with numerous directors, including Bruno Meyssat, Philippe Chemin, Christine Fersen or Andrew Ondrejcak, Canadian choreographer André Gingras, Taipei Shakespeare's Wild sisters performance group or Russian performance artist Andrey Bartenev, in places like Comédie-Française, Lincoln Center Festival in New York, Festival d’Avignon, Festival d’Automne à Paris, Mmoma Moscou, Barbican Center in London, DeSingel in Antwerp and other major French and European theaters.