Philippe Parreno creates artworks that question the boundaries between reality and fiction, exploring the nebulous realm in which the real and the imagined blur and combine. Working in a diverse range of media including sculpture, drawing, film, and performance the internationally acclaimed French artist seeks to expand our understanding of duration, inviting us to radically re-evaluate the nature of reality, memory, and the passage of time. Central to Parreno’s practice is his quest for an ultimate form of communication capable of transcending language.

Taking the exhibition as a medium, Parreno has radically redefined the exhibition experience by exploring its possibilities as a coherent “object” rather than as a collection of individual works. To this end, he conceives his shows as a scripted space where a series of events unfolds. The visitor is guided through the galleries by the orchestration of sound and image, which heightens their sensory experience. This is a question of creating, in a given volume, as much space and time as possible by folding and unfolding the space onto itself.

Philippe Parreno. Photo by Matthias Willi
Philippe Parreno
Oran, 1964

Past Exhibitions

Light in/as Image

Daimler Contemporary
13/04/2018 — 09/12/2018

Una Fornace a Marsiglia

Fondazione Querini Stampalia
10/04/2018 — 24/06/2018

Philippe Parreno: La Levadura y el Anfitrión

Museo Jumex Arte Contemporáneo
26/10/2017 — 11/02/2018

Philippe Parreno: The Yeast and The Host

Museo Jumex Arte Contemporáneo
26/10/2017 — 11/11/2017

Solo Shows

La levadura y el anfitrión, Museo Jumex, Mexico City – MX
Synchronicity, Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai – CN
A Time Coloured Space, Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto – PT

Philippe Parreno: Thenabouts, ACMI, Melbourne – AU
ANYWHEN, Hyundai Commission 2016, Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, London – UK IF THIS THEN ELSE, Gladstone Gallery, New York – US

Philippe Parreno, Hypothesis, HangarBicocca | spazio d’arte contemporanea, Milan

Philippe Parreno, Quasi-Objects, Esther Schipper, Berlin
Philippe Parreno, How Can We Tell The Dancers From The Dance, Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin
Philippe Parreno: With A Rhythmic Instinction To Be Able To Travel Beyond Existing Forces Of Life, Pilar Corrias Gallery, London
Philippe Parreno, Tv Channel, CAC Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Málaga, Málaga
Philippe Parreno, Marilyn, Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels

Philippe Parreno, Anywhere, Anywhere Out of the World, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
Philippe Parreno, Fade To Black – 1301PE, Los Angeles, CA
Philippe Parreno, Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, GCCC, Moscow

Philippe Parreno, Fondation Beyeler, Riehen

Group Shows

Summer in Shanghai, Pond Society, Shanghai – CN
Dizziness: Navigating the Unknown, Kunsthaus Graz, Graz – AT
Viva Arte Viva, 57th Venice Biennale (curated by Christine Macel), Venice – IT
Y he aquí la luz (And here is the light), Museo de Arte Miguel Urrutia Bogotá – CO

Take Me (I’m Yours), Charlottenburg udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen
Accrochage, Punta della Dogana – Francois Pinault Foundation, Venice
An Imagined Museum Works From The Centre Pompidou, The Tate And The Mmk – Museum für Moderne Kunst (MMK), Frankfurt/Main
Cher(e)s Ami(e)s : Hommage aux donateurs des collections contemporaines – Centre Pompidou – Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris
Hors Pistes 2016 : L’art de la Révolte, Centre Pompidou – Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris
Tobias Rehberger presently – Neugerriemschneider, Berlin
MixTape 2016, Pilar Corrias Gallery, London
Life Itself, Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Secret Surface, Wo Sinn Entsteht – Kunst-Werke Berlin – KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin
Hors Pistes: El arte de la revuelta, Centre Pompidou Malaga, Málaga
Images, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel

Artistes et architecture, dimensions variables, Pavillon d l´Arsenal, Paris
Black Sun, Fondation Beyeler, Riehen
Maurizio Nannucci, Top Hundred, MUSEION – Museum für moderne und zeitgenössische Kunst , Bolzano
Take Me (I’m Yours), Monnaie de Paris, Paris
Double Take – Nature Morte, New Delhi, New Delhi
Pequod, 11 COLUMBIA, Monaco
A REPUBLIC OF ART : French Regional Collections of contemporary Art. From the 80’s to Today, Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
Vienna Biennale 2015, Ideas for Change, MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna
Drawings from the Ringier Collection Chapter I, Villa Flora Winterthur – Sammlung Hahnloser, Winterthur
Biennale di Venezia – 56th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia Settore Arte, Venice
From A Poem To The Sunset, Daimler Contemporary, Berlin
Collecting for Tomorrow: New Works at Museion, MUSEION – Museum für moderne und zeitgenössische Kunst , Bolzano
Collection Colette & Michel Poitevin, Galerie Lasécu, Lille

Man in the Mirror, Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels (ongoing)
Testigo Del Siglo, Museo de Arte de Zapopan, Zapopan
Fotografie: International, Video, Mixed Media – Daimler Art Collection, Stuttgart
Seeking New Genealogies-Bodies / Leaps / Traces, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT), Tokyo
Phantom Limbs, Pilar Corrias Gallery, London
Der Leone Have Sept Cabeças, Centre rhénan d’art contemporain, Altkirch
Smells Like Teen Spirit – Faux Mouvement, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Metz
One Shot! Futebol & Arte Contemporanea, MuBE – Museu Brasileiro da Escultura, São Paulo
La mirada compromesa, Fundación Francisco Godia, Barcelona
1984-1999. La Décennie, Centre Pompidou-Metz, Metz
In the Meantime, the Narrative Artist, Chengdu Museum of Contemporary Art MoCA, Chengdu, Sichuan
The Disappearance of the fireflies, Collection Lambert, Avignon
The Illusion of Light, Palazzo Grassi – Francois Pinault Foundation, Venice
Visuellement vôtre, Les Moulins Albigeois, Albi
Drive the Chance,100plus, Zurich
El Hotel Eléctrico, MuHKA Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp
cycle Des histoires sans fin, séquence printemps 2014, Mamco – musée d’art moderne et contemporain, Geneva
Fútbol: The Beautiful Game, Los Angeles County Museum of Art – LACMA, Los Angeles, CA
Calcio d’inizio, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin
Les dérivés de la photographie, FRAC Aquitaine, Bordeaux

Marginalia, Hessel Museum of Art & Center for Curatorial Studies Galleries at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Oeuvres De La Collection Philippe Cohen 20 Ans D’acquisitions, Passage de Retz, Paris
Happy Birthday Galerie Perrotin – Tri Postal, Lille
B.A.B.E – The Best Artists Books and Editors, Immanence, espace d’art contemporain, Paris
Victory Obsessed, Centrum Kultury Zamek, Poznan
Public Abstraction Private Construction Teil VI, Kunstverein Arnsberg, Arnsberg
Collection Sandretto Re Rebaudengo: Have you seen me before?, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
Prima Materia, Punta della Dogana – Francois Pinault Foundation, Venice
El Arte del Presente, Colección Helga de Alvear – Mecenazgo al Servicio del Arte – CENTROCENTRO CIBELES DE CULTURA Y CIUDADANÍA, Madrid
Große Gefühle, Kunsthalle Krems, Krems
Novecento Mai Visto, Highlights from the Daimler Art Collection – From Albers to Warhol to (now) – Museo di Santa Giulia, Brescia
Qui aurait pu imaginer une chose pareille?, Maison de la Catalanité Perpignan, Perpignan
Zidane, Un Portrait Du 21E Siècle, Université du Québec à Montréal, Université du Qué, Montreal, QC
Light Show, Hayward Gallery, London
To be continued, Centre d’art contemporain de Quimper – le Quartier, Quimper
À la marge 1, FRAC – Languedoc-Roussilon, Montpellier

Moment, Ynglingagatan 1, Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Futbol. Arte y pasión, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey MARCO, Monterrey, NL
Language Games, Centro de Artes Visuales Helga de Alvear, Cáceres
Zidane, A 21st-century Portrait, Douglas Gordon And Philippe Parreno, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, ON
Reflecting on Reflection, Galeri Mana, Istanbul
Ghosts in the Machine, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York City
À la vie délibérée! Une histoire de la performance sur la Côte d’Azur de 1951 à 2011, Villa Arson, Nice
Le Temps de l´action / Acte II, Villa Arson, Nice
Yes, We’re Open, NIMk – Netherlands Media Art Institute, Amsterdam
De La Generosidad. Obras De La ColecciÓn Helga De Alvear, CGAC – Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela
Print/Out, MoMA – Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY
Chroniques d´une disparition, DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art, Montreal, QC

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Oran Country of birth: Algeria Date of birth: 1964 Lives in: Paris