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SOLAR WIND

From 25/01/2016 -  Permanent installation

Laurent Grasso’s SolarWind is a monumental, permanent artwork poetically transcribing cosmic flows by means of light projected onto the walls of the Calcia silos bordering Paris’s 13th district. Opening on 25 January 2016 In a zone undergoing...

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

Laurent GRASSO

solo shows

2017
- Screening: Elysée, Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France
- Screening: Elysée, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, USA
- The Panoptes Project, Olivier Malingue, London, UK [catalogue]

2016
- Elysée, Edouard Malingue Gallery, Hong Kong, China
- Laurent Grasso, Galerie Perrotin, Seoul, South Korea
- PARAMUSEUM, Palais Fesch, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Ajaccio, France [catalogue]

2015
- Soleil Noir, Hermès Foundation, Tokyo, Japan [catalogue]

2014
- 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]

2013
- 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 

2012
- 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

2011
- 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

2010
- 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

2009
- 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

2008
- 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

2007
- 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

2006
- 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

2005
- 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

2004
- 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

2017
- 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, 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

2016
- 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

2015
- 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

2014
- 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

2013
- 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

2012
- 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

2011
- 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 

2010
- 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 

2009
- 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 

2008
- 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 

2007
- 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

2006
- 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

2005
- 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

2004
- 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 collection

- 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
- Instuitut 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
 

awards

2017
Meru Art*Science Award, Bergamo, Italy 

2015
- Chevalier de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres

2008
- Marcel Duchamp Prize, Paris, France

2005
- Altadis Prize, Paris, France

2004
- Villa Medici (French Academy in Rome), Rome, Italy

PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS COLLECTIONS

- 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 

Laurent Grasso - Soleil Double (version anglaise)

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  • April 2017
    L'Oeil — 5 PAGES

  • December 2016
    M le Magazine du Monde — 3 PAGES

  • December 2016
    LEAP — 10 PAGES

  • October 2016
    LEAP — 5 PAGES

  • September 2016
    Le Journal des Arts — 1 PAGE

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.


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