Soleils Noirs

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Soleils Noirs

curated by Marie Lavandier

group show

June 10, 2020 - January 25, 2021

Laurent Grasso is part of the "Soleils Noirs" (Black Suns) exhibition, which opened on June 10th and will be extended until January 25th, 2021 at the Louvre Lens. Seventy-five years after the mythical exhibtion "Le Noir est une...

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Born in 1972 in Mulhouse, France
Lives and works between Paris, France and New York, New York, USA

Laurent GRASSO

Located at the intersection of heterogeneous temporalities, geographies, and realities, Laurent Grasso’s films, sculptures, paintings, and photographs immerse the viewer in an uncanny world of uncertainty. The artist creates mysterious atmospheres that challenge the boundaries of what we perceive and know. Anachronism and hybridity play an active role in his strategy, which entails diffracting reality in order to recompose it according to his own rules. Fascinated by the way in which various powers can affect human conscience, Grasso seeks to grasp, reveal, and materialize the invisible, from collective fears to politics to electromagnetic or paranormal phenomena. His work reveals what lies behind common perception and offers us a new perspective on history and reality.

solo shows

2020 (Upcoming)
- Laurent Grasso, Musée d’Orsay, Paris, France 
- Perrotin, Shanghai, China
- Laurent Grasso, Le Parvis - Scène nationale, Tarbes-Pyrénées, France

- OttO, Sean Kelly, New York

- OttO, Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France

- Screening: Elysée, Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France
- Screening: Elysée, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, USA
- The Panoptes Project, Olivier Malingue, London, UK [catalogue]

- Elysée, Edouard Malingue Gallery, Hong Kong, China
- Laurent Grasso, Galerie Perrotin, Seoul, South Korea
- PARAMUSEUM, Palais Fesch, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Ajaccio, France [catalogue]

- Soleil Noir, Hermès Foundation, Tokyo, Japan [catalogue]

- Les Oiseaux, Musée de l'hospice Saint-Roch, Issoudun, France
- Soleil Double, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, USA
- Soleil Double, Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France [catalogue]

- Disasters and Miracles, Kunsthaus Baselland, Muttenz, Switzerland
- Uraniborg, Musée d’Art Contemporain, Montréal, Canada [catalogue]
- On Air, galerie Trois/ SCAD, Atlanta, USA
- Laurent Grasso, lauréat du prix Marcel Duchamp, Palazzo Nani Bernardo Luscheschi, Venice, Italy
- Purkinje Effect, Galerie 1900-2000, Paris, France 

- Uraniborg, Jeu de Paume, Paris, France [catalogue]
- Future Archeology, Edouard Malingue Gallery, Hong Kong, China [catalogue]
- Anechoic Pavilion, Edouard Malingue Gallery, Hong Kong, China 
- Du Soleil dans la Nuit, Nuit blanche, La Samaritaine, Paris, France

- Portrait of a Young Man, Bass Museum of Art, Miami, Florida, USA
- The Black Box Laurent Grasso, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, USA
- Nomiya, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
- 1610, Alfonso Artiaco Project Space, Napoli, Italy

- The Birds, Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
- SoundFossil, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, USA
- The Silent Movie, Galerie Chez Valentin, Paris, France
- Nomiya, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

- Reflections Belong to the Past, Kunstverein Arnsberg, Arnsberg, Germany
- The Horn Perspective, Centre Pompidou, Espace 315, Paris, France
- Nomiya, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
- Gakona, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
- ArtLA, galerie Chez Valentin [stand], Barkar Hangar, Santa Monica, California, USA

- Laurent Grasso, Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art, Toronto, Canada
- Infinite light, Hunter College, New York, USA
- Neurocinéma, Musée départemental de Rochechouart, Rochechouart, France
- TimeDust, galerie Chez Valentin, Paris, France
- Lʼatelier dʼhiver de Laurent Grasso, domaine Pommery, Reims, France
- Neurocinéma, Akbank Sanat, Istanbul, Turkey

- Electric Palace, Studio 814, New York, USA
- Lost, Ateliers des Arques, Les Arques, France
- Magnetic Palace, IAC - Institut d'Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne, France
- In parallelen Welten, Mseum of Contemporary Art of Siegen, Siegen, Germany

- Du Soleil dans la Nuit, Nuit blanche, Paris, France
- L'Eclipse, MIT List, Visual Art Center, Cambridge, Massachussetts, USA
- 28°, in collaboration with Philippe Rahm, Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Valenciennes, France 
- Paracinéma, Fondation Paul Ricard, Paris, France
- Paracinéma, Villa Médicis, Rome, Italy

- Projection, galerie Chez Valentin, Paris, France
- OK / OKAY, Swiss Institute, New York, USA
- Projection, Extraspazio, Rome, Italy
- Laurent Grasso, galerie SMP, Marseille, France
- Radio Color Studio 1, De Appel Foundation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Purkinje's Tree, IrmaVepLab, Châtillon-sur-Marne, France

- Radio Ghost, Le Crédac, Ivry-sur-Seine, France
- Radio Ghost, Galerie du Jour Agnès b., Hong Kong, China
- Du Soleil dans les Yeux, Halle au poisson, Perpignan, France
- Radio Ghost, Galerie du Jour Agnès b., Tokyo, Japan

group shows

2020 (Upcoming)
- Soleils noirs, Group Show Louvre Lens curated by Marie Lavandier, Lens, France

- What Lies Within : Centre of the Centre, Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD), Manila, Philippines 
- Eldorado. Lille 3000, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Lille, France
- Un autre monde /// Dans notre monde, FRAC PACA, Marseille, France
- BienalSur - Way of Seeing, Muceo Nacional de Artes Decoratives, Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Bêtes de Scène, Fondation Villa Datris, Ilse-sur-la-Sorgue, France
- Hommage à Léonard de Vinci et à la Renaissance, Château du Rivau, Léméré, France
- Seismography of the Soul: A project by Laurent Grasso, TEFAF New York, New York, USA
- Toronto Biennial of Art, Ontario, Canada
- Collecting in the 21st century / If an accumulation reflects a life de leur temps (6), Collection Lambert Avignon 

- Edifice, Complex, Visionary, Structure, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, USA
- SUPERPOSITION. Equilibrium & Engagement. 21st Sydney Biennale, Sydney, Australia
- 38th EVA INTERNATIONAL Ireland's Biennal, Limerick City, Ireland
- En chair et en os, Musée des Beaux-Arts d'Arras, Arras, France
- Design Parade, 13th International Festival of Design, Villa Noailles, Hyères, France
- Vers le Ciel, Images / Ventenac, Ventenac en Minervois, France

- Couleurs!, FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais, Galerie Robespierre, Grande-Synthe, France
- Alchemy: Tranformations in Gold, Des Moines Art Center, Iowa, USA
- Alchemy: Tranformations in Gold, Akron Art Museum, Ohio, USA
- Jardin infini, Centre Pompidou-Metz, Metz, France
- Ruse: the artfulness of deceit, The Holden Gallery, Manchester, United Kingdom
- Universo Holograme, Museo de Arte Moderno La Tertulia, Cali, Colombia
- The Universe and Art, ArtScience Museum, Singapore
- Infosphere, Centro National de las Artes, Mexico City, Mexico
- Mirabilia, Maison des Consuls, Communauté de Communes Grand Pic Saint-Loup, Matelles, France
- HIGH-TENSION - A look at the French scene with 8 winners of the Marcel Duchamp Prize, Red Brick Art Museum, Beijing, China 
- HIGH-TENSION - A look at the French scene with 8 winners of the Marcel Duchamp Prize, Times Museum, Guangzhou, China
- Les Paysages du monde, Espace Musée de l'aéroport Charles de Gaulle, Roissy, France
- The Artist/Knight, Kasteel van Gaasbeek, Lennick, Belgium
- Datumsoria: The Return of the Real, ZKM - Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany
- Segnali di fumo, Macro Testaccio, Rome, Italy
- Solar Wind, MERU ART*SCIENCE AWARD, GaMeC - Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo, Italy
- Météorites. Entre Ciel et Terre, curated by Matthieu Gounelle, Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France
- Le nuove frontiere della pittura, Fondazione Stelline, Milan, Italy
- La Tempête, Centre Régional d’Art Contemporain d’Occitanie, Sète, France
- Le bruit des choses qui tombent, FRAC Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur, Marseille, France
- Gravity. Imaging the Universe after Einstein, MAXXI - Museo Nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Roma, Italy

- Le Pouvoir précieux des pierres, MAMAC - Musée d’art moderne et d’art contemporain, Nice, France
- Pompeii, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, Montreal, Canada
- Sublime, Centre Pompidou-Metz, Metz, France
- Artefact 2016- Up in the Air, STUCK, Leuven, Belgium
- Magic and Power. Of flying carpets and drones, Museum Marta Herford, Herford, Germany
- Nervous Systems. Quantified Life and the Social Question, Haus des Kulturen Der Welt, Berlin, Germany
- GLOBALE: Reset Modernity!, ZKM - Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany
- Explode Every Day: An Inquiry into the Phenomena of Wonder, MASS MoCA, North Adams, USA
- The Universe and Art, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
- Shanghai Project, Shanghai Himalayas Center, Shanghai, China
- The Silence Echo, archeological site Museum of Baalbeck, Lebanon
- Human Condition, a biennal-scale exhibition in an abandoned hospital, Los Angeles, USA
- Renaissances, un hommage contemporain à Florence, Fondation Etrillard, Paris, France
- The World Without Us, HMKV - Hardware MedienKunstVerein, Dortmund, Germany
- Tant de temps!, Musée Soulages, Rodez, France
- 2006 Immersion 2016, IAC - Institut d'art contemporain, Villeurbanne, France

- Drawings from the Ringier Collection, Chapter I, Villa Flora Winterthur, Sammlung Hahnloser, Winterthur, Switzerland
- Climats Artificiels, Espace Fondation EDF, Paris, France
- Explore, FRAC Ile-de-France, château de Rentilly, Bussy-Saint-Martin, France
- Invitation au voyage, Prix Marcel Duchamp, Centrale for Contemporary Art, Brussels, Belgium
- Political Failure, Projection, Sign and Matter, galerie Chez Valentin, Paris, France
- Ceci n'est pas une idée, Tornabuoni Art, Paris, France 
- Dries Van Noten. Inspirations, ModeMuseum, Antwerp, Belgium
- Du Paradis à l'Enfer. Tapis volant et drones, Fondation Boghossian, Villa Empain, Brussels, Belgium
- Art Fictions, Centre de la Vieille Charité, Marseille, France
- Perth International Arts Festival, The University of Western, Perth, Australia 
- GLOBALE: Infosphere, ZKM - Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany
- GLOBALE: Global Control and Censorship, ZKM - Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany
- OLHO festival, Rio de Janeiro / Sao Paulo, Brazil
- Ars'tronomy, An Odyssey of the Mind, La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain
- Là où commence le jour, LaM - Lille Métropole Musée d'art moderne, d'art contemporain et d'art brut, Villeneuve-d'Ascq, France
- Night Begins The Day: Rehtinking Space, Time, and Beauty, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, USA
- Le secret de l'État. Surveiller, protéger, informer. XVII-XX siècle, Archives nationales, Hôtel de Soubise, Paris, France
- The Housebreaker (Le Cambrioleur), Riga Art Space, Riga, Latvia
- Little is left to tell, Calvino after Calvino, Blueproject Foundation, Barcelona, Spain
- Collective Collection, Volet III, exhibition around the collection Laurent Fiévet, Le BBB centre d'art, Toulouse, France 
- To Rectify a Situation, galerie Chez Valentin, Paris, France 
- Paulin, Paulin, Paulin, Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France
- Hemerlbestormers, Garage, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

- Dernières Nouvelles de l'Ether, La Panacée, Montpellier, France
- Curiosity : Art & the Pleasures of Knowing, De Appel Foundation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Curiosity : Art & the Pleasures of Knowing, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland 
- Anatomy of Anxieties, Edouard Malingue Gallery, Hong Kong, China
- Trame, Triennale di Milano, Milan, Italy
- Toutes Directions Exposition. Prix Marcel Duchamp, Musée Wilhelm Hack, Ludwigshafen, Germany
- A Screaming Comes across the Sky, LABoral centro de arte, Gijón, Spain
- GIRL, Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France
- Whorled Explorations, Kochi Biennale, Kochi, India
- As I run and run, happiness comes closer, Hôtel Beaubrun, Paris, France 
- Bleu Brut Experience Pommery #12, Domaine Pommery, Reims, France
- Political failure, projection, sign and matter, galerie Chez Valentin, Paris, France
- White Night, Queen Victoria Gardens, Melbourne, Australia

- Pataphysics: A Theoretical Exhibition, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, USA
- On Nature, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, USA
- Grasso, Grimonprez, Koh : Three Installations, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, USA
- Curiosity: Art & Pleasures of Knowing, Hayward Gallery, London; Turner Contemporary, Margate; Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Norwich; Newlyn Art Gallery, Newlyn; The Exchange, Penzance, UK
- A Trip to the Moon, Proyectos Monclova, Mexico City, Mexico
- Reconnaissance: exploring French territory in recent artist video and film, DIM, Cinemathèque, Vancouver, Canada
- De leur temps (4), Musée des Beaux-Arts, Nantes, France
- Le Pont, MAC, Musée d'Art Contemporain, Marseille, France
- Nuage, musée Réattu, Arles, France
- Un Viaje a la luna, Proyectos Monclova, Mexico City, Mexico
- La Quatrième Dimension, MAMAC - Musée d'art moderne et contemporain, Nice, France
- Vues, Paysages d'aujourd'hui d'après Hubert Robert, domaine de Chamarande, France
- Dread, Fear in the age of Technological Acceleration, De Hallen, Haarlem, The Netherlands
- You Promised Me and You Said a Lie to Me, Anna Schwarz Gallery, Sydney, Australia Purkinje effect, Galerie 1900-2000, Paris, France
- Dynamo. Un siècle de lumière et de mouvement dans l'art. 1913-2013, Grand Palais, Paris, France
- Pensé(z) Cinéma, Abbaye Saint-André - Centre d'art contemporain, Meymac, France
- Idea 9, CASA, Oaxaca, Mexico

- WONDERFUL - Humboldt, Krokodil & Polke, Die Olbricht Collection, me Collectors Room Berlin, Berlin, Germany
- Le Donjon de Vez à l'heure d'été, Donjon de Vez, Vez, France 
- Disruptive Desires, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, USA
- La Peinture sans les peintres, Villa du Parc, Centre d’Art contemporain, Annemasse, France 
- FrameArt, CAAA, Guimarães, Portugal
- Gwangju Biennial, Gwangju, South Korea
- Oh, You Mean Cellphone and All that Crap, Calder Foundation, New York, USA
- Howling at the Moon, Dickinson Gallery, New York
- Neon, who's afraid of red, yellow and blue? La Maison Rouge - Fondation Antoine de Galbert, Paris, France
- 'Futur Antérieur': Rétrofuturisme/Steampunk/Archéomodernisme, Galerie du jour Agnès b., Paris, France 
- Project Daejeon 2012: Energy, Daejeon Museum of Art, Daejeon, South Korea
- Du soleil dans la nuit, Nuit Blanche, Paris, France.
- In the Holocene, MIT-List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

- Cherries on the Boat Collection, Fondation Hippocrene, Paris, France
- Mémoires du Futur, Olbricht Collection, La Maison Rouge - Fondation Antoine de Galbert, Paris, France
- French Art Today: Marcel Duchamp Prize, NMCA, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea
- French Window: Looking at Contemporary Art through the Marcel Duchamp Prize, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
- Atmosphère, parcours autour des collections de l'Institut d'Art Contemporain, Palais Delphinal, Saint-Donat-sur-l'Herbasse, France
- Dans le palais de cristal, CA'ASI, Venise, Italy
- Views on Politics and Poetics, galerie Chez Valentin, Paris, France
- Le Monochrome sous tension, Tornabuoni Art, Paris, France
- Paysages / lms et vidéos, FRAC Basse-Normandie, Caen, France
- Paysages en mouvement, Aubette, Strasbourg, France
- 2001-2011 : Soudain, déjà, ENSBA, Paris, France
- Le Scepticisme du canapé, Art House, Moscow, Russia
- Architecture of Fear, Z33, House for Contemporary Art, Belgium
- TransLife: International Triennial of New Media Art, NAMOC, National Museum of China, Beijing, China
- Small, Medium, Large, Donjon de Vez, Vez, France
- Winter Joy, Edouard Malingue Gallery, Hong Kong, China
- L’Éto e du temps, Institut culturel Bernard Magrez, Bordeaux, France
- Views on Politics and Poetics, galerie Chez Valentin, Paris, France 

- Love at First Sight, FRAC Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Dunkerque, France ; Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Art, Kaohsiung, Taïwan
- Le Carillon de Big Ben, Le Crédac, Ivry-sur-Seine, France
- Sous la dictée de l’image, Berardo Museum, Lisbon, Portugal
- Dont Act, Espace Croisé, Roubaix, France
- Memories of the Future, Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea
- Memories of the Future, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, USA
- De leur temps, 10e anniversaire du prix Marcel Duchamp, Musée d’art moderne et contemporain, Strasbourg, France
- Workers and Philosophers, Business School de Skolkovo, Moscow, Russia
- ResPublica, Fondation Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal
- Manifesta 8, Carthagena-Murcia, Spain
- XXe International Film Forum, Arsenals, Centre culturel français, Riga, Latvia
- Satellite, Art 41 Basel, Basel, Switzerland
- Manif d’art 5, Quebec City Biennial, Quebec, Canada
- Transit-Topos, Akbank Sanat Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
- Nomos et Physis, galerie de l’UQAM, Montreal, Canada
- Biennale Cuvée 10, OK O enes Kulturhaus, Linz, Austria
- Magnetic North, Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
- La Tête et les pieds (Projection), MAC / VAL, Vitry-sur-Seine, France
- Terra In rma, ISCP, New York, USA
- Dreamlands, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France 

- Time Machine, Kunstverein Arnsberg, Arnsberg, Germany
- Louis Vuitton: A Passion for Creation, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, China
- Intersections : mémoire, réalité et temps nouveaux, Xe Biennale, Cuenca, Equator
- OvnividéO, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
- Chambre à part III, La Réserve, Paris, France
- Projection autour des manipulations du temps, Carré d’art Musée d’art contemporain, Nîmes, France
- Le Voyage improbable, Espace culturel Louis - Vuitton, Paris, France
- Projections, Carré d’art, Musée d’art contemporain, Nîmes, France
- L’Invention du monde, ITAU Cultural, São Paulo, Brazil
- Les nuages... là-bas, les merveilleux nuages, Le Portique, Le Havre, France
- Hitchhikers to the Galaxy, Daejeon Museum of Art, Daejeon, South Korea
- Moscow Biennial, Moscow, Russia
- La Confusion des sens, Espace culturel Louis Vuitton, Paris, France
- Villa Aperta, Villa Médicis, Rome, Italy
- Grand Opening for City Garden, Gateway Fondation, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
- Rien n’a rien à voir, galerie Chez Valentin, Paris, France
- Backyard, Kunstvereiniging Diepenheim, Diepenheim, e Netherlands
- Paisagens Obliquas, musée municipal de Faro, Algarve, Portugal
- De la montgol ère au dirigeable : le pouvoir de voler, Muséepromenade de Marly-le-Roi, Louveciennes, France
- 9e Biennale de Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
- La Notte, La Kunsthalle, Centre d’art contemporain, Mulhouse, France
- Actual Fears 2, Centre d’art Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
- Nouveau Projet d’Art, Daegu Kyungbuk Design Center, Daegu, South Korea 

- 3500 cm2, Art Poster Project, Uqbar, Berlin, Germany
- Toute la collection du FRAC Île-de- France (ou presque), MAC / VAL, Ivry-sur-Seine, France
- Dans la nuit, des images, Grand Palais, Paris, France
 - Maternités cosmiques, Museo de Tenerife, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
- La Vidéo, un art, une histoire 1965-2007, Musée Fabre, Montpellier, France
- Philippe Journo, un parcours autour de deux artistes de sa collection, Place Vendôme, Paris, France
- La théorie du Komplot, Le Garage Komplot, Brussels, Belgium
- Le Renouveau du temps, maison Guerlain, Paris, France
- Antidote 04, Galerie des Galeries, Galeries Lafayette, Paris, France
- Nuit blanche, Jerusalem, Israel
- Nuit blanche, Naplouse, Ramallah, Bethléem, Gaza, Palestine
- Landscope, galerie Ropac, Salzbourg, Austria
- to: NIGHT, Contemporary Representations of the Night, Hunter College Art Galleries, New York, USA Translation, Video Works from the Public Collections of France, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia
- Phantasmagoria: Specters of Absence, USC Fisher Gallery, University of South California, Los Angeles, California, USA ; The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Florida, USA ; Salina Art Center, Salina ; McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
- Collection(s) 08, IAC, Villeurbanne, France
- Propositions lumineuses 2, Galerie Alain Gutharc, Paris, France
- Les Collections du musée. Nouvelle présentation : les collections contemporaines, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France 

- Fiction vs Réalité, Fondation Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbonne, Portugal 
- In Parallelen Welten, Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, Siegen, Allemagne
- Nuevos Horizontes / New Horizons, MARCO, Museo de Arte Contemporanea de Vigo, Vigo, Spain
- Les roses de Jéricho, Attitudes, Geneva, Switzerland 
- Rooms, conversation, Le Plateau - FRAC Ile de France, Paris, France
- Décentralisation..., Espace MICA, Rennes, France
- Intrusions, Collection du FMAC, Le Petit Palais, Paris, France
- Biennale de Lyon, Musée dʼart contemporain, Lyon, France
- Le jour et la nuit, FRAC île-de-France, Paris, France
- Territoires de lʼimage, Studio National des Arts Contemporains - Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing, France
- Phantasmagoria: Specters of Absence, The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii; Banco de la Republica - Luis Angel Arango Library, Bogota, Colombia
- Weather Report, Centro Altantico de Arte Moderno S.A., Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
- Lost, Ateliers des Arques, Les Arques, France
- Dialogues Méditerranéens, Citadelle de Saint Tropez, Saint Tropez, France
- Mystic truths, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
- Choix dʼartistes, Institut néerlandais, Paris, France
- Luce di Pietra, Palais Farnèse, Rome, Italy
- Nouveaux Horizons, La Centrale Electrique - European Center for Contemporary Art, Brussels, Belgium
- The 27th Biennal of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia

- Sudden Impact, Le Plateau - FRAC Ile-de-France, Paris, France
- Coup de coeur IV: Nouveaux Horizons, CRAC Alsace, Altkirch, France
- Antidote 02, Galerie des Galeries, Galeries Lafayette, Paris, France
- A Tale of Two Cities, Biennale de Busan, Busan, South Korea
- Distorsions, IAC, FRAC Rhônes-Alpes/ Nouveau Musée, Villeurbanne, France
- 3500 cm at Assab One, Assab One, Milan, Italy
- Cosa Nostra, Glassbox, Paris, France
- From There, Bloomberg SPACE, London, Great Britain
- Panorama 7, Studio national des arts contemporains - Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing, France
- Assemblage III, Museum 52, London, Great Britain
- Lauréats du prix Altadis, Galerie Max Estrella, Madrid, Spain
- Réinventer le visible, Kunsthalle Erfurt, Erfurt, Germany
- Nouveaux Horizons, CRAC, Altkirch, France
- e- ux video rental, Arthouse at the Jones Center, Contemporary Art for Texas, Austin, USA 
- Entre la realidade e ficçäo, La Pinacoteca do estado, São Paulo, Brazil
- Satellite of Love, Witte de With, Rotterdam, Pays-Bas, The Netherlands
- Notre histoire, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
- Prix Altadis 2005-2006, Galerie Lelong, Paris, France
- L’éclipse, MIT List, Visual Art Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

- OK/ OKAY, Grey Art Gallery & Swiss Institute, New York, USA
- Vidéo Fresnoy, Productions // Projections, Jeu de Paume, Paris, France
- Invisible Script, W139, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Quasi niente, Extraspazio, Rome, Italy
- Ca ne se représentera plus, Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Rennes, France
- Radio Days, De Appel Foundation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Ext.17, Swiss Institute, New York, USA
- Prix Altadis, Fine Arts School, Madrid, Spain
- e- ux video rental, Portikus, Francfort, Germany
- Voix off, CRAC Languedoc Roussillon, Sète, France
- Artimage, Graz, Graz, Austria

- Je mʼinstalle aux abattoirs, la collection dʼart contemporain dʼAgnès b., Les Abattoirs, Toulouse, France
- Busan Biennale, Busan, South Korea
- Paralight, Parcours Saint-Germain, place Saint-Sulpice, Paris, France
- Parcours Saint-Germain, Boutique Agnès b., Paris, France
- Glassbox, Paris, France
- festival f2004@shanghai, La Fabrique, Shanghai, China
- 57e festival international du film, Locarno, Italy
- Swiss American Film Festival, Swiss Institute, New York, USA
- Radio Ghost, Galerie Agnès b., Tokyo, Japan
- Vidéo Club, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
- Le temps manquant, Nuit blanche, cinéma l'Entrepot, Paris, France

public collections

- Centre Pompidou, Musée National d’art Moderne, Paris, France
- FRAC Île-de-France, Paris, France
- FRAC Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur, Marseille, France
- FRAC Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Dunkerque, France
- Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, Paris, France
- Institut d’Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne, France
- La Kunsthalle, Centre d’art contemporain La Fonderie, Mulhouse, France
- Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, France
- TEA, Tenerife Espacio de Las Artes, Ténérife, Les Canaries, Spain
- Galleria civica d’Arte Moderna e contemporanea, Turin, Italy
- GAMeC - Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo, Italy
- Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, Canada
- National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea
- Daejon Museum of Art, Daejon, South Korea
- Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan


- Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France
- Collection Neuflize OBC, Paris, France
- Collection Vranken Pommery, Reims, France
- Olbricht Foundation, Berlin, Germany
- Collection Michael Ringier, Zurich, Switzerland
- Collection Berardo, Lisbon, Portugal
- Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea
- Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates 


Meru Art*Science Award, Bergamo, Italy 

- Chevalier de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres

- Marcel Duchamp Prize, Paris, France

- Altadis Prize, Paris, France

- Villa Medici (French Academy in Rome), Rome, Italy


"Paramuseum. Laurent Grasso", Paris, Silvana Editoriale / Palais Fesch - musée des Beaux-Arts d'Ajaccio, 2016
"Laurent Grasso. Soleil Noir", Tokyo, Maison Hermès, 2016
"Laurent Grasso. Soleil Double", Paris, éditions Dilecta / Galerie Perrotin, 2015
"Laurent Grasso. Uraniborg", Paris, Jeu de Paume / Skira Flammarion / Montréal, Musée d'art contemporain, 2012
"Laurent Grasso. Future Archeology", Hong Kong, Edouard Malingue Gallery, 2012
"Laurent Grasso. The Horn Perspective", Paris, éditions du Centre Pompidou, 2009
"Laurent Grasso. Le Rayonnement du corps noir", Dijon, les presses du réel, 2009
"Laurent Grasso. Neurocinéma", Istanbul, Akbank Sanat, 2008
"Laurent Grasso", Arles, Actes Sud / Paris, Altadis, 2006



- Revolving History, Couvent des Jacobins, Rennes, France, 2019
- Institut de France, 2019
- Anechoic Wall, private commission, Louis Vuitton, Paris, 2017
- Studies into the Past, private commission, Hôtel de Crillon, Paris, France, 2017
- Meditative Stations, public commission of the Groupe des Écoles Nationales d'Économie et Stastistique (GENES), Paris-Saclay Campus, France, 2017
- Meditation Pavillon, private commission, micro-architecture, France, 2016
- SolarWind, permanent light installation, public commission of SEMAPA/Paris's 13th District Council and Ciments Calcia, in collaboration with CNES, Ciments Calcia Silos, Paris, France, 2016
- Installation into the hall of Teater De Kom, public commission of the City of Nieuwegein, The Netherlands, 2013
- Geodesic Sphere, public commission of Optic Center, Talence, France, 2013
- Anechoic Pavilion, micro-architecture, private commission of Edouard Malingue Gallery, Pier 4, Hong Kong, 2012
- Du Soleil dans la Nuit, neon installation, public commission of "Nuit Blanche", La Samaritaine, Paris, France, 2012
- Geodesic Spheres and neon, public commission of the City of Edmonton, Canada, 2011-2013
- Memories of the Future, neon installation, private commission of Leeum Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea, 2010
- Souvenirs du Futur, neon installation, public commission of "Manifestation internationale d’art de Québec", Canada, 2010
- Nomiya, micro-architecture, private commission, roof of Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France, 2009-2011 In nite Light, neon installation, public commission of the Hunter College of Art, New York, USA, 2008 

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A conversation between Laurent Grasso and Marta Gili, director of Jeu de Paume

All observation is a partial way of apprehending reality. The work of Laurent Grasso explores the interstices of this partial observation, that is, the spaces of uncertainty or doubt aroused by any conjecture, whether in the field of science, history, perception or belief, in order to construct parallel realities capable of testing our system of knowledge and our critical capacity. For him, the point is not to test the truth of our suppositions, but to exploit their fractures and tensions, and make them the raw material of his work. Observation, but also control, surveillance, the power or domination of science or belief, as well as the simultaneity or reversibility of time, are among the fields he explores. By extending the relation between the known and the unknown, or contracting the distance between the visible and the unverifiable, Grasso reveals the asymmetry between seeing and being seen.

MARTA GILI : Ten years ago I invited you to present one of your works at the Printemps de Septembre festival in Toulouse, Du soleil dans les yeux. It’s a video projection with a soundtrack consisting of very low frequencies, and in which scientific messages regarding the possibility of controlling the human brain by means of imperceptible waves crawl past against the flickering background of a mountain. It provoked real anxiety among visitors. You managed to trigger almost unconscious reflexes, provoked by the invisible and the fear of the unknown. Other works, such as Soyez les bienvenus and the famous cloud of Projection, have had the same effect. Is putting the viewer on the verge of disturbing psychological and physical experiences something important for you?

LAURENT GRASSO : My work has always been positioned at the limits — of reality, of belief, of science. I have explored many different areas of practical application of study, but always with a view to moving, technically, physically or conceptually, towards a kind of limit. This exists in Du soleil dans les yeux, which has a physical impact thanks to the link between the architectural device presenting the film, the film itself and the film’s content. In this work, the link is strengthened by the messages we read in the film describing the risks to which viewers seem exposed by the infra-bass frequencies played in the room. I try to create micro-situations that contain the power, the force or the brutality of the ones we are faced with in real life.

M. G. : In your installations, you sometimes create an environment causing a loss of bearings, disequilibrium or confusion. To achieve this, you use architectural devices, and electrical, aural, acoustic and light effects.
L. G. : Yes, right from the outset, I try to produce an experience. Because true experiences are rare.

M. G. : Yes, receiving your work is an experience in which viewers have to position themselves on the other side of the mirror, in a parallel world where appearances are deceptive: a world inhabited by rumour, myth, superstition and science fiction.

L. G. : I want to play on the idea of the real by using deception. One of my first projects was an exhibition in Paris in 1999, Escape, featuring a variety of films — notably a project carried out in Morocco on the strategies used in unauthorized emigration — and, on the other side of the projection space, a hidden parallel space where viewers could find where a bar where alcoholic beverages were sold. A 10-metre-long wall had been built in the Galerie du Forum Saint-Eustache and there was a short passage leading to the other side of the exhibition and, at the end of the corridor, this secret bar. This idea of passing through the image, of acceding to a parallel reality, began in this way. Then I created at the Crédac a soundproofed cabin with a window through which you could see my film Radio Ghost. This film is about the relation between the film industry in China and the belief in ghosts that might appear on shoots or on the film. There, too, the question of a parallel world was materialized by an exhibition set-up in which you could go through to the other side of the film and reach another point of view. I try to reconstitute fragments of reality or create objects using means that are similar to the apparatus that I wish to reconstruct — cinema, architecture, a certain period in the history of painting — but by inserting an almost invisible discrepancy, and with several angles of approach to the object presented. I also want to create lots of different positions for seeing and hearing as the viewer moves around, to put in place a certain form of narration, without exhibiting the references or processes. There still has to be a certain kind of . . .

M. G. : Secrecy?

L. G. : I would say tension more than secrecy. I also look for a certain form of openness, or even freedom, for the viewer. I want them to have access to the creative process, to the concept of a work or exhibition, but not in an immediate way.

M. G. : Films and videos, together with the apparatus for showing them, feature in a good part of your work. Increasingly, now, you are working with objects, fluorescent lights and paintings.


Laurent GRASSO

November 10, 2020 - January 16, 2021


3/F, 27 Hu Qiu Road, Huangpu District

Sophie CALLE, CHEN Ke, Jens FÄNGE, Bernard FRIZE, Laurent GRASSO, Thilo HEINZMANN, Gregor HILDEBRANDT, JR, Klara KRISTALOVA, Barry MCGEE, Takashi MURAKAMI, NI Youyu, Jean-Michel OTHONIEL

July 24 - August 22, 2020


3/F, 27 Hu Qiu Road, Huangpu District



April 30 - June 18, 2020


3/F, 27 Hu Qiu Road, Huangpu District



Laurent GRASSO

September 6 - October 6, 2018


10 impasse saint claude 75003 Paris



Laurent GRASSO

January 7 - 14, 2017


10 impasse saint claude 75003 Paris

Projection du film "Elysée"


Laurent GRASSO

April 28 - May 28, 2016


1F 5 Palpan-gil, Jongno-gu


Laurent GRASSO

September 6 - October 31, 2014


10 impasse saint claude 75003 Paris

Soleil Double

curated by Ashok Adiceam


May 27 - June 25, 2014


10 impasse saint claude 75003 Paris


curated by Pharrell Williams

Laurent Grasso ''OttO'', Perrotin Paris

Laurent Grasso ''OttO'', Perrotin Paris

Laurent GRASSO

"Soleil Noir" at Ginza Maison Hermès Le Forum, Tokyo, Japan.November 11, 2015 to January 31, 2016

"Soleil Noir" at Ginza Maison Hermès Le Forum,...

Laurent GRASSO

"Soleil Double" at Galerie Perrotin, Paris, September 6 to October 31, 2014

"Soleil Double" at Galerie Perrotin, Paris,...

Laurent GRASSO



Talk between Laurent Grasso, Arnauld Pierre and Sébastien Pluot on the occasion of the exhibition "OttO" at Perrotin Paris Saturday September 15, 2018 Talk Audio file Talk between Laurent Grasso, Philippe Costamagna, and Arnauld Pierre on the occasion of "Elysée" at Perrotin Paris Saturday January 7, 2017



Talk between Laurent Grasso, Philippe Costamagna, and Arnauld Pierre on the occasion of "Elysée" at Perrotin Paris Saturday January 7, 2017



"Miracle ou Catastrophe ?" Talk around the work Laurent Grasso with Jean-Hubert Martin et Marc-Olivier Wahler on the occasion of the exhibition "Soleil Double" at Perrotin Paris September 6, 2014