Laure Prouvost

Born in Croix, 1978 and lives in Antwerp, Belgium

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: In the Depth Heat Leaks
Recognised for her immersive multisensory installations straddling different media, with interwoven plots that combine fiction and reality, Laure Prouvost tells extraordinary stories, seeking in her work a new audiovisual grammar based on a haptic and sensual approach.
07 Oct 2022 - 08 Jan 2023
La Casa Encendida
Antony Gormley in Beating around the Bush – Après nous la déluge
An artistic reflection through the Anthropocene
05 Mar 2020 - 01 Feb 2021
The Netherlands
Spirit Your Mind
Proposed at the Free Spirits, mythical bar, typical of Miami’s atmosphere with its wooden bar, televisions,...
01 Dec 2015 - 06 Dec 2015
The Free Spirits Bar
Practising habits of the day
Practising habits of the day examines the relationship between forms of behaviour and artistic production....
13 Feb 2016 - 13 Apr 2016
Cruising & Saltplex
SALTS re-opens its doors with two exhibitions exploring the figure of the Wanderer (digital, social,...
11 Sep 2016 - 22 Oct 2016
Laure Prouvost: all behind, we’ll go deeper, deep down and she will say:
Starting in September, the MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst will present the Turner Prize winner Laure Prouvost...
03 Sep 2016 - 06 Nov 2016
MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst
Laure Prouvost: GDM – Grand Dad’s Visitor Center
This exhibitions presents one of the Turner Prize 2013 winner’s most ambitious projects. The...
19 Oct 2016 - 09 Apr 2017
Pirelli HangarBicocca
Glasstress 2017
On the occasion of the 57th Biennale di Venezia, Fondazione Berengo presents “Glasstress 2017”,...
11 May 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
Palazzo Franchetti
State (in) Concepts
Fondation Kadist has invited iLiana Fokianaki, founder and director of the non-profit Athens based institution...
21 Oct 2017 - 17 Dec 2017
Fondation Kadist
Laure Prouvost: They Are Waiting for You
The exhibition features the artist’s absorbing moving image and sound installations dealing with...
12 Oct 2017 - 11 Feb 2018
Walker Art Center
Adverbios temporales
“Adverbios temporales” reflects on the future from the perspective of narration, of fiction,...
16 Feb 2018 - 06 May 2018
Centro Centro
Strange Days: Memories of the Future
Strange Days: Memories of the Future reunites works by twenty-one renown artists and filmmakers who have...
02 Oct 2018 - 09 Dec 2018
180 The Strand
Glasstress 2019
Organised by Fondazione Berengo, the sixth edition of “Glasstress” brings together a new...
09 May 2019 - 24 Nov 2019
Fondazione Berengo Art Space
Works from the Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Collection at Palazzo Biscari
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo presents two shows in Catania this summer at Palazzo Biscari. The...
08 Jul 2019 - 07 Sep 2019
Palazzo Biscari
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