Sylvie Fleury, born in 1961, lives and works in Geneva. She is known for her mises-en-scène of glamour, fashion and luxury products. Although at first glance her works may seem like an affirmation of the consumer society and its values, on closer inspection a more subtle commentary on superficial beauty becomes apparent. Her objects, wall pieces, pictures and installations assume an intrinsic value far exceeding the mere affirmation of brand names. Sylvie Fleury’s bronze sculptures always demonstrate detailed knowledge of the artistic aesthetics of Pop Art and Minimal Art, without her work developing into Art on Art. No artist has probably ever combined the idea of Duchamp’s Ready Made with Warhol’s affirmation of the consumer world in such an unbiased way. In Fleury’s sculptures, the profane assumes an aura of sanctity.

Sylvie Fleury
Sylvie Fleury
Geneva, 1961
Switzerland

Current Exhibitions

01 Dec — 01 Dec
A recent acquisition of the Bass Museum, the installation Eternity Now is placed at the main entrance of the institution. Sylvie Fleury is known for her seductive works that re-contextualize status symbols,...

Past Exhibitions

Cruising & Saltplex

SALTS
11/09/2016 — 22/10/2016

Sylvie Fleury: Your Dress Is More Beautiful

Karma International
18/03/2016 — 18/06/2016

Sylvie Fleury

Miami Beach Regional Library 01/12/2015 — 10/01/2016

Elevation 1049: Between Heaven And Hell

Gstaad 27/01/2014 — 08/03/2014

Gold

The Bass
08/08/2014 — 11/01/2015

Solo Shows

2015
Palais de l’Athénée, Geneva (2015 Visual Art Price)

2014
Camino Del Sol, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris (November 2014)

2013
It Might As Well Rain Until September, Salon 94 Bowery, New York

2012
Do not Think of the Color Blue for Thirty Seconds, Galerie Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin
Patricia Low Contemporary, Gstaad, Switzerland

2011
Sylvie Fleury, CAC / Centre de Arte Contemporaneo, Malaga, Spain

2010
Patricia Low Galerie, Geneva, Switzerland
Sylvie Fleury / Bronze Sculptures, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria
Written on the Wall II : Astarté’s Cave, Kubus des Lenbachhauses, Munich,Germany
Sylvie Fleury, Galerie Almine Rech, Brussels, Belgium

2009
Description and image, Sylvie Fleury Inventar # 6, Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin, Germany

2008
Sylvie Fleury – Paillettes et Dépendances ou la fascination du néant, MAMCO-Musée d’Art
Comtemporain de Genève *
Sylvie Fleury, Galerie Thaddeus Ropac, Paris

2007
Guardian, Montblanc Academy/Gallery, Hamburg
Yes to All, FMAC, Genf
Hypnotic Poison, Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin
High Heels on the Moon, Hors Concours, Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin

2006
ETH Zürich, Zurich, Installation
Galerie Thaddeus Ropac, Paris
Video des Monats, Ursula Blickle Videolounge, Kunsthalle Wien
Patrick Painter Inc., Santa Monica
Galerie Thaddeus Ropac, Salzburg
Sylvie Fleury – Shilpa Gupta, DaimlerChrysler Contemporary, Berlin
Ich möchte alles haben, was gut, ächt und schön ist!, Mozarteum Salzburg,
Schwartzstraße/Mozart Wohnhaus, Salzburg

2005
Yes to All, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris
Sylvie Fleury, Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin
Sylvie Fleury, Strange Fire, Patrick Painter, Inc, Santa Monica
Sylvie Fleury, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg

2004
Sylvie Fleury, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zürich
Sylvie Fleury, Gallery Side 2, Tokyo
Sylvie Fleury, Riverside Wall, Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin
Sylvie Fleury’s Videos, Sketch Gallery, London
Yes to All, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Innsbruck

2003
Sylvie Fleury, Project Room, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg
Sylvie Fleury, Monika Sprüth Philomene Magers, München

2002
Sylvie Fleury, H.R. Giger – Beauty and Horror, Kunstpanorama Luzern, Luzern
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris
Duo – Sylvie Fleury & Erwin Wurm, Galerie Krinzinger, Wien
Yes to All, Chouakri Brahms Berlin, Berlin

2001
49000, ZKM, Museum für Neue Kunst, Karlsruhe
The Body and the Sin. Art is the Virtue of Communicatione, Convento del Carmen (Bienal
Valencia), Valencia
Sonje Art Center, Seoul
Le Spot, Centre d’Art Cotemporain
Le Magasin, Centre National d’Art Centemporain, Grenoble

2000
Elizabeth Cherry / Tuscon
With J. Armleder, Kunstmueseum Sankt Gallen
Hauser & Wirth & Presenhuber
Galerie Specta, Copenhagen

1999
Villa Merkel, Esslingen*
Ace Gallery, Los Angeles
Ace Gallery, New York
Philomene Magers Projekte, München
Art & Public, Genf
ACE Contemporary Exhibitions,Los Angeles
John Armleder/Sylvie Fleury, Artspace & Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland
Angela Bulloch/Sylvie Fleury, Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin
A 011/355, Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin

1998
All You Need, Side 2 Gallery, Tokio
Life can get heavy, mascara shouldn`t, Laure Genillard Gallery, London
First Spaceship on Venus and Other Vehicles, 24. Bienal Internacional de Sào Paulo, Suiça, Sào
Paulo*
Hot Heels, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zürich*

1997
Módulo – Centro Difusor de Arte, Lissabon
Galerie Martin Krebs, Bern
Spring, Galerie Philomene Magers, Köln
Envy, Galerie Rebekka M. Camhi, Athen
Skin Crimes, Galerie Bob van Orsouw, Zürich
Bedroom Ensemble, Galerie Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin
Is Your Makeup Crashproof?, Postmasters, New York
Ultravivid, Elizabeth Cherry/Tuscon

1996
Galleria Il Capricorno, Venice
First Spaceship on Venus, Musée d _Art moderne et contemporain, Genève
Le Case d`Arte di Pasquale Leccese, Milano
Christine König Galerie (mit/with S. Banz), Wien
Moisturizing is the answer, Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin
ECAL, Lausanne

1995
Art et Public, Geneva
TRE, Stockholm
Gilbert Brownstone & Cie, Paris
Postmasters, New York
Galerie Susanna Kulli, St. Gallen
The Box, Turin
Galerie der Stadt, Esslingen
Wall Painting on the facade of the Museum of
Contemporary Art of Chicago

1994
Le Consortium, Dijon
La Maison des Jeunes, Neuchâtel
Postmasters Gallery, New York
Galerie Philomene Magers, Cologne
Gallery Sarah Cottier, Sidney

1993
Galerie 121, Anvers
Postmasters Gallery, New York
Hervé Mikaeloff, Paris
Bob van Orsouw, Zürich
The Art of Survival, Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz *
Galerie Gilbert Brownstone, Paris
Galerie Davide Palludetto, Turin
The Art of Survival/Baby Doll Lounge, mit / with Angela Bulloch, Laure Genillard Gallery, Londo 1992
Centre d _Art Contemporain, Martigny
Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam
Galerie Urbi et Orbi, Paris
Postmasters Gallery, New York
Galerie Art & Public, Genève
Galerie Porte-Avion, Marseille

1991
Vital Perfection, Galerie Philomene Magers, Bonn *
Galerie Rivolta, Lausanne

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Geneva Country of birth: Switzerland Date of birth: 1961 Lives in: Geneva, Switzerland
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