Born in 1984 in Paris, France
Lives and works between Paris, France and New York, New York, USA

JR

JR works at the intersection of photography, street art, filmmaking and social engagement. Over the last two decades he has developed multiple public projects and numerous site-specific interventions in cities all over the world: from buildings in the slums around Paris, to the walls in the Middle East and Africa or the favelas of Brazil. Recent solo exhibitions of his work include JR: Chronicles, which traveled to Saatchi Gallery, London (2021) from the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn (2019), The Chronicles of San Francisco at SFMOMA, San Francisco (2019) and Momentum, la mécanique de l’épreuve at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris (2018).

JR is also the director of three full-length documentaries: Women Are Heroes (2011); the Academy Award-nominated Faces and Places (2017), co-directed by Agnès Varda; and most recently, Paper and Glue (2021). 

solo shows

2023
- Déplacé.e.s, Galleria d'Italia, Turino, Italy (forthcoming) ​
- Solo Exhibition, Perrotin New York, NY, USA (forthcoming) 
​- JR: Chronicles, Lotte Museum, Seoul, South Korea (forthcoming) 
- Solo Exhibtion, Nara Roesler Sao Paulo, Brazil (forthcoming) 

2022
- JR: Chronicles, Kunsthalle Munich, Germany
- Ongoing Project Déplacé.e.s, Rwanda, Mauritania, Ukraine  

2021 
- JR: Chronicles, Groninger Museum, Netherlands 
- Contretemps, Perrotin, Tokyo, Japan
- Temporary installation, Giza Pyramids, Egypt 
- JR: Chronicles, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
- Temporary installation, Esplanade des droits de l'homme, Trocadéro, Paris, France
- Temporary installation, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, Italy

2020
- TEHACHAPI, Perrotin, Paris, France
- Omelia Contadina, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy 

2019
- Patamar, Galeria Nara Roesler, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- JR: Chronicles, Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY, USA
- The Chronicles of New York City – Sketches, Perrotin, New York, NY, USA
- The Chronicles of San Francisco, SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA, USA
- Temporary installation, JR at the Louvre, Musée du Louvre, Paris, France
- The Chronicles of San Francisco - Sketches, Pace, Palo Alto, CA, USA
- Unveiling, Perrotin, Seoul, South Korea 

2018
- MOMENTUM. La Mécanique de l'Épreuve, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, France
- Horizontal, Perrotin New York, NY, USA
- Temporary installation, Amor Fati, J1, Marseille, France
- Temporary mural installation outside the Armory, Pier 94, New York, USA
- Giants - Body of Work, Lazinc Gallery, London, UK

2017
- Chateau La Coste, Le Puy Ste Réparade, France 
- Chroniques de Clichy-Montfermeil, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
- Projection Wrinkles of the City Istanbul, Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France
- Temporary installation in situ "Kikito" at the Mexican/US border 
- The Wrinkles of the City, Istanbul – Body of Work, Springmann Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2016
- Project for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, in situ installations, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Temporary installation, JR at the Louvre, Musée du Louvre, Paris, France
- Projet pour la Galerie des enfants, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

2015
- Ghosts of Ellis Island, Galerie Perrotin, Hong Kong, China
- A Survey Exhibition, HOCA, Hong Kong Contemporary Art Foundation, Hong Kong, China
- Uprising - An Inside Out project, Centro de Arte Contemporaneo, CAC Malaga, Spain
- Unframed : La Voix du Nord, Lille, France
- DECADE. Portrait d'une génération, Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France
- JR, Lazarides, London, UK
- JR Black and White Night, Nuit blanche, Toronto, Canada
- JR's Picture Show. 24 Frames per Second, The Watari Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
- ELLIS, Pop up exhibition & screening, Orchard Street, New York, USA
- ELLIS, Pop up exhibition & screening, Miami Design District, Miami, USA
- The Standing March, COP 21 Project, JR and Darren Aronofsky, Paris, France

2014
- Au Panthéon!, Paris, France
- Unframed Ellis Island; permanent installation in Ellis Island, New York, USA
- JR, Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden, Germany
- Close up, Magda Danysz Gallery, Shanghai
- Power Station of Art Museum, Shanghai
- New York City Ballet, New York, USA
- Contemporary Art Museum, Dallas, USA

2013
- JR Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, USA
- Permanent installation at Friche de Belle de Mai, Marseille, France
- JR, Watari Museum, Tokyo, Japan
- Inside Out Project, Times Square
- The Wrinkles of the City, Action in Berlin, Germany

2012
- The Wrinkles of the City, Action in Cuba, USA
- Pattern, Galerie Perrotin, Hong Kong
- Inside Out Project, Action in Haïti

2011
- Wall & Paper, Galerie Perrotin, The M Building, Miami, USA
- Encrages, Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France
- Inside Out Project, Action in Brooklyn, USA
- The Wrinkles of the City, Action in Los Angeles, USA

2009
- Women are Heroes, Installation at Ile Saint-Louis, invited by Pavillon de l'Arsenal, Paris, France
- Women are Heroes, Casa França Brazil, Rio di Janeiro, Brazil
- Women are Heroes, Action in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

2008
- Portrait of a Generation, Installation at The Tate Modern, London, UK
- Installation, invited by The Rath Museum, Geneva, Switzerland
- Women are Heroes, Action in Brussels, Belgium
- Women are Heroes, Action in Slum of Kiberia, Nairobi, Kenya
- Women are Heroes, Action in Favela Morro Da Providencia, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Women are Heroes, New Delhi, Action in Jaipur, India
- The Wrinkles of the City, Action in Carthagene, Spain

2007
- Face2Face, Action in Tel-Aviv, Jerusalem, Ramallah and Separation wall / Security fence, Israel-Palestine

2006
- Installation, Paris Town Hall Square, Paris, France
- Installation, La Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris France
- Installation, Espace des Blancs Manteaux, Paris, France

2004
- Portrait of a Generation, Action in Les Bosquets ghetto, Montfermeil, Paris, France

group shows

2023
- City As Studio, curated by Jeffrey Deitch, K11 Art Foundation, Hong Kong (forthcoming)
- Mères d'exil, La Cité Mirroir, Liège, Belgium (forthcoming)
 
2022
- Forever Is Now, Art d’Egypte, Giza, Cairo, Egypt
- Rencontrons-nous à la gare, Museum of Contemporary Design and Applied Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland
- This is Ukraine: Defending Freedom, curated by Björn Geldhof, PinchukArtCentre, Venice, Italy

2021
- W|ALLS: Defend, Divide, and the Divine, The Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC, USA 
- Truc À Faire, curated by JR, Galleria Continua, Paris, France

2020
- NGV Triennial, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia 

2019
- Reflections, curated by Matt Black, Gana Art Center, Seoul, South Korea
- W|ALLS: Defend, Divide, and the Divine, Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles, CA, USA 
- Refuge, 21c Museum, Bentonville, AR, USA
- JR, Adrian Piper, Ray Johnson, Museum Frieder Burda | Salon Berlin, Berlin, Germany
- JR: Unframed Baden Baden, Ensemble. Centre Pompidou - Museum Frieder Burda, Baden Banden, Germany

2016
- Post No Bills: Public Walls as Studio and Source, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY, USA

2015
- Tu dois changer ta vie, Tripostal, Lille, France
- Open Source: Engaging Audiences in Public Space, Philadelphia, PA, USA
- Bonjour la France, Seoungnam  Art Centre & Goyang Culture Foundation, Seongnam & Goyang, Korea, Curated by Sunhee Choi, Korea

2014
- #Street Art, l'innovation au coeur du mouvement, Fondation EDF, Paris, France

2013
- L'amour atomique, Palais des Beaux Arts, Dinard, France
- Happy Birthday Galerie Perrotin / 25 ans, Tripostal, Lille, France
- Choices, Magda Danysz, Shanghai, China

2012
- Festival Images, Photobooth installation, Vevey, Switzerland`
- The Wrinkles of the City Biennial of La Habana, Cuba
- Art & Toys - Collection Selim Varol, Me Collectors Room, Berlin, Germany

2011
- Shanghai ! La tentation de l'Occident, Institut Culturel Bernard Magrez, Bordeaux, France
- Paris-Delhi-Bombay, Photobooth installation at Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
- Art In the Streets, MOCA Museum, Los Angeles, CA, USA
- Emirati Expressions, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
- Les Rencontres d'Arles, Arles, France

2010
- Viva la revolucion : A dialogue with the Urban Landscape, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA, USA
- Festival Images, Elysee Museum, Vevey, Switzerland
- The Wrinkles of the City, Contemporary art Biennal, Shanghai, China
- Springmann Gallery, Düsseldorf, Germany

2009
- Les Rencontres photographiques d’Arles, Arles, France

2007
- Venise Bienniale, Arsenal , Venise, Italy
- FOAM Museum of Photography, Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Les Rencontres Photographiques d'Arles, Arles, France

2006
- Clichy-sans-Clichés , Clichy-sous-Bois, France
- Milk, Saskatoon, Canada
- The Orphanage, Los Angeles, CA, USA
- 11 Spring, New York, NY, USA

public collections

- Château La Coste, Aix-en- Provence, France
- Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland
- Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden, Germany
- San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, USA
- The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY, USA
- The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, USA

awards

2011
- TED Prize

BOOKS & FILMS

2021
- Paper & Glue, directed by JR

2017
- Visages Villages (Faces Places), release of the documentary by Agnès Varda and JR, selected and screened out of competition during 2017 Cannes Film Festival & César & Oscar 2018 nominee

2015
- The Standing March, COP 21 Project, JR and Darren Aronofsky, Paris, France
- Ellis, 2015, directed by JR, written by Eric Roth, starring Robert de Niro
- Les Bosquets, 2015, directed by JR
- JR : l'Art peut il changer le monde ?, published by Phaidon,2015
- Dans l'objectif de JR. Pour les 11-15 ans, published by Pyramides Editions, 2015
- Wrinkles of the City. A project by JR, Published by Editions Alternatives, 2015

2014
- Rivages, 2014, directed by Guillaume Cagniard

2013
- Wrinkles of the City - Havana, Cuba, 2013, directed by JR & Jose Parla
- Inside Out Project, 2013, Release of JR's second film, produced by HBO (english)
- The Wrinkles of the City, Los Angeles, Catalogue published by Damiani, 2013 (english & french)
- Inside Out Japan, Catalogue published by Watari Museum, Tokyo, 2013 (english & japanese)

2012
- The Wrinkles of the City, Cuba Catalogue published by Damiani, 2012 (english)

2011
- Women are Heroes Release of JR's first film, selected at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival
- 28 MM, Catalogue published by Editions Alternatives, 2011 (french)
- The Wrinkles Of The City, Shanghai, Catalogue published by Drago, 2011 (english)
- Women Are Heroes, Catalogue published by Editions Alternatives, 2011 (english & french)

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  • 2021年8月1日
    Stuart Urban Art Magazine — 1 PAGE

  • 2020年11月7日
    Financial Time — 1 PAGE

  • 2020年10月1日
    Artnet News — 3 PAGES

2023

JR

2023年3月3日 - 2023年4月15日

紐約

130 Orchard Street

Les Enfants d'Ouranos

Jean-Marie APPRIOU, Sophie CALLE, Johan CRETEN, Jean-Philippe DELHOMME, Jens FÄNGE, Laurent GRASSO, Hans HARTUNG, Thilo HEINZMANN, Gregor HILDEBRANDT, JR, Klara KRISTALOVA, LEE Bae, Gabriel DE LA MORA, Takashi MURAKAMI, Tavares STRACHAN, Pieter VERMEERSCH

2023年1月10日 - 2023年3月11日

巴黎

2BIS AVENUE MATIGNON 75008 PARIS

Salon Perrotin Matignon

2022

Daniel ARSHAM, Sophie CALLE, Jiang CHENG, Johan CRETEN, Jean-Philippe DELHOMME, Jens FÄNGE, CHEN Fei, GELITIN, Laurent GRASSO, Charles HASCOËT, Gregor HILDEBRANDT, JR, Izumi KATO, CHEN Ke, Klara KRISTALOVA, Trevon LATIN, ROMEO MIVEKANNIN, Danielle ORCHARD, zéh PALITO, Christiane POOLEY, Claude RUTAULT, SONG Kun, Kathia ST. HILAIRE, Xavier VEILHAN

2022年6月9日 - 2022年7月30日

巴黎

76 RUE DE TURENNE 75003 PARIS
10 IMPASSE SAINT CLAUDE 75003 PARIS

Regarde-moi

2021

JR

2021年10月1日 - 2021年11月20日

東京

Piramide Building, 1F, 6-6-9 Roppongi, Minato-ku

Contretemps

JR

2021年6月17日 - 2021年8月13日

紐約

130 Orchard Street

TEHACHAPI

2020

JR

2020年8月29日 - 2020年10月10日

巴黎

76 RUE DE TURENNE 75003 PARIS
10 IMPASSE SAINT CLAUDE 75003 PARIS

TEHACHAPI

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

2020年7月24日 - 2020年8月29日

上海

3/F, 27 Hu Qiu Road, Huangpu District

Messenger

JR, Sophie CALLE, Johan CRETEN, Wim DELVOYE, Bernard FRIZE, Laurent GRASSO, Hans HARTUNG, John HENDERSON, Leslie HEWITT, Gregor HILDEBRANDT, Bharti KHER, Klara KRISTALOVA, Georges MATHIEU, Paola PIVI, Gabriel RICO, Xavier VEILHAN, XU ZHEN®

2020年4月30日 - 2020年6月18日

上海

3/F, 27 Hu Qiu Road, Huangpu District

Wonderland

2019

JR

2019年9月11日 - 2019年10月26日

紐約

130 Orchard Street

The Chronicles of New York City – Sketches

JR

2019年1月17日 - 2019年3月23日

首爾

1F 5 Palpan-gil, Jongno-gu

Unveiling

2018

JR

2018年6月28日 - 2018年8月17日

紐約

130 Orchard Street

HORIZONTAL

2017

JR

2017年3月16日 - 2017年5月13日

巴黎

10 IMPASSE SAINT CLAUDE 75003 PARIS

Projection Wrinkles of the City, Istanbul

2015

JR

2015年9月12日 - 2015年10月17日

巴黎

76 RUE DE TURENNE 75003 PARIS
10 IMPASSE SAINT CLAUDE 75003 PARIS

DECADE. Portrait d'une génération.

GELITIN, Iván ARGOTE, Sophie CALLE, KATE ERICSON & MEL ZIEGLER, Gregor HILDEBRANDT, JR, Guy LIMONE, Gianni MOTTI, Paola PIVI

2015年7月9日 - 2015年8月21日

紐約

909 Madison Avenue New York

Paris Holiday

JR

2015年3月12日 - 2015年4月30日

香港

50 CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL, 17TH FLOOR - HONG KONG

Ghosts of Ellis Island. An Unframed project, short preview.

2014

Chiho AOSHIMA, Daniel ARSHAM, Sophie CALLE, Johan CRETEN, Tracey EMIN, Daniel FIRMAN, GELITIN, Laurent GRASSO, JR, Gregor HILDEBRANDT, KAWS, Bharti KHER, Klara KRISTALOVA, MR., Guy LIMONE, Ryan MCGINLEY, Takashi MURAKAMI, Prune NOURRY, Jean-Michel OTHONIEL, Paola PIVI, Terry RICHARDSON, Germaine RICHIER, Aya TAKANO, Xavier VEILHAN, Andy WARHOL, Marina ABRAMOVIC, Valerie BELIN, Guerrilla Girls, Alex KATZ, Annette MESSAGER, Yoko ONO, Rob PRUITT, Cindy SHERMAN, Taryn SIMON, Mickalene THOMAS, Agnès THURNAUER, Tom WESSELMANN

2014年5月27日 - 2014年6月25日

巴黎

60 RUE DE TURENNE 75003 PARIS

G I R L

策展人 Pharrell Williams

2012

JR

2012年9月18日 - 2012年11月10日

香港

50 CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL, 17TH FLOOR - HONG KONG

Pattern

2011

JR

2011年11月19日 - 2012年1月7日

巴黎

76 RUE DE TURENNE 75003 PARIS

Encrages

2009

Rosson CROW, Jules DE BALINCOURT, DZINE, Shepard FAIREY, Andreas GURSKY, JR, KAWS, Geoff MCFETRIDGE, Yoshitomo NARA, Catherine OPIE, Jose PARLA, Lari PITTMAN, Richard PRINCE, Ed RUSCHA, Tom SACHS, Kenny SCHARF, Eric WHITE, Christopher WOOL, Aaron YOUNG

2009年7月17日 - 2009年8月8日

巴黎

76 RUE DE TURENNE 75003 PARIS

STAGES Lance Armstrong Foundation launch a global art exhibition to raise funds and awarness in the fight against cancer

JR - MAKING OF "THE SECRET OF THE GREAT PYRAMID"

JR - MAKING OF "THE SECRET OF THE GREAT PYRAMID"

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"Rivages", a project by JR at Le Havre, France, 2014. By Guillaume Cagniard

"Rivages", a project by JR at Le Havre, France,...

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"Women are Heroes" 2009Ile Saint Louis, Pavillon de l'Arsenal, Paris, France

"Women are Heroes" 2009 Ile Saint Louis, Pavillon ...

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"Women are Heroes" 2010Film by JRTrailer / Bande annonce

"Women are Heroes" 2010 Film by JR Trailer /...

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