Lili Reynaud-Dewar is a French installation and performance artist, her work has been exhibited internationally, and she has shown at the 12th Lyon Biennial in 2013, the Paris Triennial in 2012, and the 5th Berlin Biennial in 2008. According to her own description, she is mainly concerned with the “boundaries of biography.”

Reynaud-Dewar studied public law and classical dance before turning her attention to art criticism; she later graduated from the Glasgow School of Art. In 2005, she began making art herself, beginning with sculpture and text; that year, she also collaborated with artist Tujiko Noriko, who made a short film using four of Lili’s texts. In 2009, she turned to film and performance as her primary mediums, using them to commentary on race with pieces like Black Mariah (2009) and Cleda’s Chairs (2010), in which performers wore black-face. In 2013, she was awarded the Prix Fondation d’entreprise Ricard; that same year, the Frieze Foundation commissioned Reynaud-Dewar to produce “bedroom pieces”: installations of bedrooms that are “inspired by the works of writers who make their own life the material of their work.” Her piece My Epidemic was presented at the 56th Venice Biennial in 2015.

She cofounded Pétunia magazine with Valérie Chartrain and Dorothée Dupuis.

Lili Reynaud Dewar is represented by Galerie Kamel Mennour in Paris and Clearing Gallery in Brussels and New York.

Lili Reynaud Deware. Courtesy of 12° Biennale de Lyon
Lili Reynaud-Dewar
La Rochelle, 1975

Past Exhibitions

Strange Days: Memories of the Future

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

Vertical Gardens

Antenna Space
09/04/2017 — 30/05/2017

El tiempo dirá / Time will tell

Museo Experimental El Eco
08/12/2016 — 26/02/2017

Lili Reynaud-Dewar: Teeth, Gums, Machines, Future, Society

Kamel Mennour
08/12/2016 — 14/01/2017

Solo Shows

Lili Reynaud-Dewar: I Sing the Body Electric, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, Saint Louis, MO
Lili Reynaud- Dewar, Safespace, Galerie Emanuel Layr, Vienna
Echos #5, Nota Bene, Les Moulins Albigeois, Albi
Lili Reynaud-Dewar, I Sing The Body Electric, CLEARING, New York, New York City, NY

My Epidemic (Teaching Bjarne Melgaard’s Class), Audain Gallery, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC
Lili Reynaud-Dewar, My Epidemic (A Body As Public As A Book Can Be), CLEARING, Brussels, Brussels

Lili Reynaud-Dewar: Live Through That?!, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York City, NY
Vivre Avec Ca ?!, Galerie Kamel Mennour, Paris

Lili Reynaud-Dewar, Live Through That ? !, Index, The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Stockholm
Lili Reynaud-Dewar, Outpost, Norwich
Lili Reynaud-Dewar, Live Through That?!, Galerie Emanuel Layr, Vienna

Lili Reynaud Dewar, Enseigner Comme Des Adolescents, Le Consortium, Dijon
I Am Intact And I Don T Care, CLEARING, New York, New York City, NY
Lili Reynaud-dewar, I Am Intact And I Don’t Care, Schweizergarten, Vienna

What a century of hands!, I shall never have my hand. Afterwards domesticity leads too far, Karma International, Zurich
Lili Reynaud-Dewar, Ceci est ma maison, MAGASIN-Centre National d’art Contemporain de Grenoble, Grenoble

Group Shows

Pure Friction, Galerie Marian Goodman, Paris, Paris
It Can Howl, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA
Team 404, ZABRISKIE POINT, Geneva
fluxesfeverfuturesfiction, AlhóndigaBilbao, Bilbao
165 celebration days: Obsession Dada, Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich

Et Bien Dansez Maintenant!, Centre d’art contemporain de Pontmain, Pontmain
Ausstellung 2: Torso, Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kraichtal-Unteröwisheim
The 31st Biennial Of Graphic Arts, International Centre of Graphic Arts (MGLC), Ljubljana
Beauty Codes (order/disorder/chaos): Act II, Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon
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
Beauty Codes (Order/disorder/chaos). Atto I, Fondazione Giuliani, Rome
Biennale di Venezia, 56th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia Settore Arte, Venice

La vie domestique, Centre d’Art du Parc Saint Léger, Pougues-les-Eaux
Soleil politique, The museum between light and shadow, MUSEION – Museum für moderne und zeitgenössische Kunst , Bolzano
Me and You in a Living Room: Artists from the Ricard Foundation Award, SongEun ArtSpace, Seoul
The crime was almost perfect, PAC – Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan
30/60 opere dalla collezione del frac champagne-ardenne, Museo Marino Marini, Florence
All that falls, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
Josephine Baker and Le Corbusier in Rio – A Transatlantic Affair, Museu de Arte do Rio, MAR, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
The Issues of Our Time (3): Less Time, More Issues, Artists Space, New York City, NY
Interprète, FRAC, Ile-de-France Le Plateau, Paris
Procession, Une Histoire Dans L’exposition, CAPC, Musée d’art contemporain, Bordeaux
2nd CAFAM Biennale: The Invisible Hand, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing
Marrakech Biennale 5, Where are we now?, Marrakech Biennale, Marrakech
The Crime Was Almost Perfect, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam
Trocadero, Nesrin Esirtgen Collection, Istanbul
Quand les formes sont attitudes, 40mcube, Rennes

The Fifth Dimension, Logan Center Gallery, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Expérience Pommery #11 une odyssée: les 30 ans du frac champagne-ardenne, Domaine Pommery, Reims
The Shadows Took Shape, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York City, NY
De leur Temps 4: Nantes, Centre d’art Le hangar à Bananes, Le Hab, Nantes
Counter-Production (Part 2), Index, The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Stockholm
12th Biennale de Lyon 2013, biennale d’art contemporain de Lyon, Lyon
La vie matérielle, Fondation d´entreprise Ricard, Paris
Suspicious Minds, Galeria Vermelho, São Paulo
Whileaway, Kunsthall Oslo, Oslo
24 spaces, A Cacophony, Malmö Konsthall, Malmö
An Anatomical Chart of Love Pains, The Model, Sligo
The Magic of the State / 52-54 Bell Street, London, Lisson Gallery, London
The Magic of the State, Beirut, Cairo
De belles sculptures contemporaines, Centre d’art Le hangar à Bananes, Le Hab, Nantes
The Shadow Knows, CLEARING, Brussels, Brussels

curated by_vienna 2012, art or life, aesthetics and biopolitics: The Body Argument, Galerie Emanuel Layr, Vienna
In Fifteen Minutes Everyone Will Be In The Future, Art Today Association, Center for Contemporary Art, Plovdiv
Counter-Production, Generali Foundation, Vienna
Soundworks, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
Pale Fires, Latned Atsär, Los Angeles, CA
La Triennale 2012, Intense Proximity, Palais de Tokyo, Paris

Contacts & Details

City of birth: La Rochelle Country of birth: France Date of birth: 1975 Lives in: Grenoble and Geneva