Laure Prouvost was born in Croix, an upscale suburb of Lille, France, and attended a local school with a strong arts focus. She studied film at Central Saint Martins and also attended Goldsmiths, University of London. After graduating from Saint Martins, she worked as an assistant to the artist John Latham, who she describes as “more like a grandfather than my real grandfather”. She has exhibited at Tate Britain and the Institute of Contemporary Arts. She was awarded the biennial MaxMara Art Prize for Women in 2011 in collaboration with the Whitechapel Gallery and her work has appeared in the private contemporary art collection Collezione Maramotti in Reggio Emilia, Italy. Prouvost’s work combines installation, collage and film.

Prouvost was the principal prize winner at the 57th Oberhausen Film Festival In 2014, she staged her first solo museum exhibition in the United States at the New Museum, titled For Forgetting.

Prouvost won the 2013 Turner Prize winner for an installation named Wantee made in response to the artist Kurt Schwitters. In a tea party setting a film describes a fictional relationship between Prouvost’s grandfather and Schwitters. The work is named in reference to the habit of Schwitters’ partner of asking guests if they “want tea”. The panel described the work as “outstanding for its complex and courageous combination of images and objects in a deeply atmospheric environment”.

Laure Prouvost
Laure Prouvost
Croix, 1978

Current Exhibitions

08 Jul — 07 Sep
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo presents two shows in Catania this summer at Palazzo Biscari. The first, an environmental...

Glasstress 2019

Fondazione Berengo Art Space

09 May — 24 Nov
Organised by Fondazione Berengo, the sixth edition of “Glasstress” brings together a new line- up of leading contemporary artists from Europe, the United States, Latin America, India, and China in an ambitious...

Past Exhibitions

Strange Days: Memories of the Future

180 The Strand
02/10/2018 — 09/12/2018

Adverbios temporales

Centro Centro
16/02/2018 — 06/05/2018

Laure Prouvost: They Are Waiting for You

Walker Art Center
12/10/2017 — 11/02/2018

State (in) Concepts

Fondation Kadist
21/10/2017 — 17/12/2017

Glasstress 2017

Palazzo Franchetti 11/05/2017 — 26/11/2017

Solo Shows

Laure Prouvost, Dropped here and then, to live, leave it all behind, Le Consortium, Dijon
Der Öffentlichkeit — Von Den Freunden Haus Der Kunst: Laure Prouvost, Haus der Kunst, Munich
Laure Prouvost, State of Concept, Athens

Laure Prouvost, Dear dirty dark drink drift down deep droll (in der dole), Galerie Carlier | Gebauer, Berlin
Laure Prouvost: We Will Go Far (On ira loin), Musée Départemental d’Art Contemporain de Rochechouart, Rochechouart
Laure Prouvost, Swallow, 2013, CAPC, Musée d’art contemporain, Bordeaux

Laure Prouvost, NBK, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin
Laure Prouvost, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris, Paris
Laure Prouvost, From Wantee To Some Signs, Extra City, Kunsthal Antwerpen, Antwerp
Laure Prouvost, The Meeting, MOTInternational Brussels, Brussels
Laure Prouvost, Fondazione Morra Greco, Naples
Laure Prouvost, Wantee And Grand Ma’s Dreams, Extra City, Kunsthal Antwerpen, Antwerp
Laure Prouvost: For Forgetting, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York City, NY

Displays: Turner Prize 2013 Winner Laure Prouvost, Contemporary Art Society, London
Laure Prouvost, Farfromwords: car mirrors eat raspberries when swimming through the sun, to swallow sweet smells, Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia
The Wanderer, TPW, Toronto Photographers Workshop, Toronto, ON
Max Mara Art Prize for Women: Laure Prouvost, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London

Laure Prouvost, Unit 54/5th floor Regents Studios, London
Laure Prouvost: The Wanderer (Betty Drunk), Art Exchange, Colchester

Group Shows

British Art Show 8, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton (upcoming)
The People’s Cinema, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg
Survival Guides for Ballroom Dancers, De Vleeshal, Middelburg
I See a Darkness, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin
Freundschaftsspiel Istanbul: Freiburg, Museum für Neue Kunst, Freiburg
Catherine Vertige Collection, Komplot, Brussels
The Shift. Eight Years Of Flat Time House, Flat Time House (FTHo), London
–scape: constructing nature, Holden Gallery at Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester
Printemps, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris, Paris
Le temps de l’audace et de l’engagement, De leur temps (5), Institut d’art contemporain Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes (IAC), Villeurbanne
All Mounds Can Be Seen From My Window, Gallery of Contemporary Art Bunkier Sztuki, Krakow
Parlons-en, Musée Départemental d’Art Contemporain de Rochechouart, Rochechouart
Practising Habits Of The Day, Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, Singapore

Listening, Art Exchange, Colchester
The Real Thing, National Taiwan Museum of Art, Taichung
Peindre, Dit-elle, Musée Départemental d’Art Contemporain de Rochechouart, Rochechouart
British Art Show 8, Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds
Industriale immaginario, Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia
Grolsch ArtBoom Festival 2015, Grolsch Artboom Festival, Krakow
Wasters, Edel Assanti Gallery, London
The School of Kyiv. Kyiv Biennial 2015, Kyiv Biennial-The School of Kyiv, Kiev
Trust – One Exhibition – Five Venues, Overgaden, Institut for Samtidskunst, Copenhagen
Trust – One Exhibition – Five Venues, Den frie udstilling, Copenhagen
Trust The Temple – One Exhibition – Five Venues, Kunsthallen Nikolaj, Copenhagen
Trust – One Exhibition – Five Venues, Kunstforeningen GL Strand, Copenhagen
Trust – One Exhibition – Five Venues, Charlottenburg udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen
Bail Bond, MOTInternational London, London
His Mas­ter’S Voice, La Panacée, Montpellier
Biennale di Venezia, 56th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia Settore Arte, Venice
Le Format Court, SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art, Montreal, QC
Listening, Site Gallery, Sheffield
Hybridize Or Disappear, MNAC – Museu do Chiado, Lisbon
Rituels, répétitions, contraintes, tentations, Musée Régional D’Art Contemporain Languedoc-Roussillon, Sirénien
Drawing Biennial 2015, The Drawing Room, London
New Acquisitions, The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester
L’Ordre caché, saison 1, FRAC, Bourgogne, Dijon
Last Day At Rivoli, Delire Gallery, Brussels

Mirrorcity, London Artists On Fiction And Reality, Hayward Gallery, London
…and the stage darkens (or this voice is a big whale), LGLondon, London
Listening, Baltic 39, Newcastle upon Tyne
The Influence of Furniture on Love, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Taipei Biennial 2014, The Great Acceleration, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei
Portraits d’Intérieurs, Les Villas des Pins, Monaco
More Real Than Reality Itself, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX
Attention Economy, Museumsquartier, Vienna
Stanze/ Rooms, me Collectors Room Berlin, Berlin
Detours: After Detournement, Enclave, London
Resonance(s), Maison Particulière Art Center, Brussels
Hey, I’m Mr Poetic, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain, g39, Cardiff, Wales
For as Long as You Like, Gaudel de Stampa, Paris
Drowning and Swallowing This Text, LACE – Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA
… all silent but for the buzzing …, Royal College of Art Galleries, London
L’Almanach 14, Le Consortium, Dijon
Group Exhibiion, Haute école d’art et design, Genève, Geneva

Assembly: A survey of recent artists’ film and video in Britain 2008–2013, Tate Britain, London
♥, High Art, Paris
No Fear, No Shame, No Confusion, Triangle France, Marseille
Island, Dairy Art Centre, London
12th Biennale de Lyon 2013, biennale d’art contemporain de Lyon, Lyon
Mind Rhymes, Hidde van Seggelen Contemporary Art, London
OD, ATTIC, Nottingham
His Master’s Voice, Von Stimme Und Sprache, HMKV – Hartware MedienKunstVerein, Dortmund
The Assistants, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Again, A Time Machine, Kunsthall Oslo, Oslo
Again, A Time Machine, Edinburgh Printmakers, Edinburgh, Scotland
Über Den Dilettantismus, Halle 14, Leipzig
A Human Interval, Circus, Berlin
Uncertain Triolectics, Skånes Kunstförening, Malmö
Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow
Soundworks, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
wher you live now, The British School at Rome, Rome
Über den Dilettantismus, ACC Galerie Weimar, Weimar
Sweets In Jars, Seeds In Bags, Jars In Stores, Bags In Stores, Ausstellungsraum Klingental, Basel
Getting it wrong, das weisse haus, Vienna
Be With Me, Peter Bergman, Stockholm
The Starry Rubric Set, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Reflexion Und EinfÜhlung, KAI 10 Raum für Kunst, Dusseldorf

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Croix Country of birth: France Date of birth: 1978 Lives in: Antwerp, Belgium