Born in 1967 in Lyon, France
Lives and works in Brussels, Belgium

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Lionel Estève experiments with various materials and handcrafted techniques to create refined objects including – but not limited to – collages, assemblages, sculptures and mobiles. His unclassifiable mix-media aesthetics unapologetically eludes the current rhetoric of contemporary art to evoke instead a sheer sense of beauty. Whether figurative or abstract, his delicate visions are generally inspired after motifs found in the natural world or its sensual experience, which is the primary source of his unbridled creativity. Like a limner illuminating manuscripts, he seeks to go beyond the mere surface of things and transcend their wonders through gleeful artifice. When he doesn’t directly adorn real elements such as plants and stones, sometimes all that remains in his sculptural yet almost diaphanous oeuvre is the mesmerizing feel of shimmering light or fractal patterns blossoming. Further interested in the notion of multiverse, Lionel Estève exposes different ideas of nature to explore the possibility of parallel worlds.

solo shows

2018
- Oltre, Annarumma Gallery, Napoli, Italy
- Lionel Estève Poussières Urbaines, Maison Lempertz, Brussels, Belgium
- Rètrospective di Lionel Estéve, Venice Art Projects, Venezia, Italy
- Narcisse, Galerie Perrotin, Seoul, South Korea
- Lionel Estève, Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland

2017
- Lionel Estève à Sèvres, Manufacture de Sèvres, Sèvres, France
- Le ventre de la terre, Musée du Verre, Charleroi, France
- Albert Baronian, Brussels, Belgium
- Les Vagues et le rivage, Eden Rock Gallery, Eden Rock Hotel, Saint Barthélemy

2016
- Poussières urbaines et sculptures plates, La Comète (Espace 251 Nord), Liege, Belgium

2015
- A Wander, Galerie Perrotin, Paris
- Un nuage sur mes épaules, BlueProject Foundation, Barcelona, Spain
- Rétrospective, De La Charge, Brussels, Belgium

2014
- Gana Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea
- Impudique, Albert Baronian, Brussels, Belgium
- Some waves, Galerie Bernier / Eliades, Athens, Greece
- Vivre en pensée, Les Eglises, Centre d'Art Contemporain de la Ville de Chelles, Chelles, France

2013
- To the Rain, Galerie Perrotin, Hong Kong, China

2012
- A chaos, permanent installation, DCOTA, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
- Galerie Perrotin, Paris

2011
- La Verrière / Hermès, Brussels, Belgium
- Collective hallucination, Galerie Bernier/ Eliades, Athens, Greece

2010
- Gymnastique, Baronian-Francey, Brussels, Belgium
- Teenagers are Always Right, Château de Vert Mont, Rueil-Malmaison, France

2009
- Untitled (permanent installation), WGC, Gand, Belgium
- Lucky colors, Louis Vuitton, Las Vegas, USA
- How to Lie, Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France

2008
- Tickling works, Forsblom Gallery, Helsinki, Finland
- I can talk to my cat / Thinking what other are thinking, Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels, Belgium
- De Vereniging DD, Museum Dhont-Dhanens, Deurle, Belgium

2007
- Petite vitesse, bf15, Lyon, France
- Pistil, Galerie Perrotin, Miami, USA
- Eyes contact, Bela Édition chez Dimitri Jeurissen, Brussels, Belgium

2006
- Fleurs de Rocailles, Herzliya Museum of Art, Herzliya, Israel
- Galerie Baronian-Francey, Brussels, Belgium

2005
- Frieze Art Fair, stand Galerie Perrotin, London, UK
- Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France
- Night Rainbow, Galerie Bernier/ Eliades, Athens, Greece
- Beautifull Market with Galerie Baronian-Francey, Brussels, Belgium

2004
- Galerie Baronian-Francey, Brussels, Belgium

2003
- Migrateurs organized by Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France

2002
- Galerie Albert Baronian, Brussels, Belgium

2001
- Carte blanche, CIAP, Hasselt, Belgium

1999
- Galerie Albert Baronian, Brussels, Belgium

1998
- Salle de la Lunette, Brussels, Belgium

1997
- Venez Nombreux, Luxe 2000, Lyon, France

group shows

2018
- Biennale of Contemporary Art of the Enghien Parc "Miroirs2/Tout es paysage", Enghien Parc, Enghien, Belgium
- Fleurs plaisantes, Musée des Arts Décoratifs de Namur, Namur, Belgium
- Melancholia, Fondation Boghossian - Villa Empain, Brussels, Belgium

2017
- "SerpentiForm", Mori Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
- "SerpentiForm", Art Science Museum, Singapore
- "Jardins" curated by Laurent Le Bon, Grand Palais, Paris
- "De Nature en Sculpture", Fondation Villa Datris, L'Isle-sur-La-Sorgue, France
- "À corps et âme. La médecine à la Renaissance", Château de Kerjean, Saint-Vougay, France
- "NOWHERELAND", Galerie Utopia, Athens

2016
- Roppongi Art Night 2016, in collaboration with the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
- KEE Club Exhibition, Curated by Emilie Rolin Jacquemyns, KEE Club, Hong Kong, China
- AD Intérieurs 2016, Univers de collectionneurs, La Monnaie de Paris, France
- Stills of Peace, Museo Capitolare di Atri, Italy
- Biennale de la Peinture 2016 Yoknapatawpha, Roger Raveelmuseum, Machelen-Zulte, Belgium
- Comme si de rien n'était, Van Buuren Museum, Brussels, Belgium 
- Le langage des fleurs et des choses muettes (Ch. Baudelaire), Albert Baronian, Brussels, Belgium
- Eugène Leroy en miroir, Histoire d’onde – Histoire d’eau, MUba, Tourcoing, France

2015
- Là où commence le jour, LaM, Lille Métropole Musée d'art moderne, d'art contemporain et d'art brut, Lille, France
- Obsession, Maisons Particulière, Brussels, Belgium

2014
- Bleu-Brut, Expérience Pommery #12, Domaine de Pommery, Reims, France

2013
- Happy Birthday Galerie Perrotin / 25 ans, Tri Postal, Lille, France
- The Mediterranean as a spatial paradigm for the circulation of ideas and meaning. An Introduction, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece
- Turbulence II, Villa Empain, Brussels, Belgium

2012
- Heavy Lines, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece
- Almost Work (Lionel Estève, Michel François, Erwan Mahéo et Mariella Simoni), Blancpain Art Contemporain, Genève, Suisse
- Group Show, Espace de l'Art Concret, Château de Mouans, Mouans-Sartoux, France
- Approche aux Constellations BWA Contemporary Art, Katowice, Poland
- Group Show, Galerie Perrotin, Paris

2010
- Jouvences, Château d'Ardelay, Les Herbiers, France
- Le fabuleux destin du quotidien, Grand-Hornu Images, Hornu, Belgium

2009
- Welcome, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Miami, USA
- Anima Mundi, Glazenhuis, Lommel, Belgium
- Un Musée Imaginaire, Hotel Van de Velde, Brussels, Belgium
- Nothing is Permanent. Albert Baronian, profession galeriste, La Centrale Electrique, Centre Européen d'art contemporain, Brussels, Belgium
- Autres mesures, Centre la Photographie Ile de France, Pontault-Combault, France
- Quand je serai grand, Galerie Jean-Roch Dard, Paris, France

2008
- Point Zéro, Galerie Marijke Scheurs, Brussels, Belgium
- Honorons honoré, De Garage-cultuurcentrum, Mechelen, Belgium
- Estev, langa, Wei, Galerie Bernier Eliades, Athens, Greece
- Le centre du monde, Etablissement d'en face, Brussels, Belgium
- Design by artist, Z33, Hasselt, Belgium
- Le Soigneur de gravité, Mac's - Grandhornu, Mons, Belgium
- L'homme merveilleux, Château de Malbrouck, Manderen, France
- Bruxelles, Territoire de convergences, Musée d'Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium
- Bruxelles, Territoire de convergences, Les Filles du calvaire, Brussels, Belgium

2007
- Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Miami, USA
- The Most Gathering Tumbleweed Experience, Nicc, Antwerpen, Belgium
- The Breda Break, Local 01, Breda, The Netherlands
- Paper, La Maison de Marijke Scheurs, Brussels, Belgium
- Boys Craft, Museum of Contemporary Art, Haifa, Israel

2006
- Blac, Brussels, Belgium
- An Eye on Europe, MoMA, New York, USA
- Sea change, Galerie Robert&Tilton, Los Angeles, USA

2005
- Involution, C.A.C de Brétigny, Brétigny-sur-Orge, France
- Art Unlimited with Gallery Bernier / Eliades, Basel, Switzerland
- Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France
- Rec., Play, Rew., Maison Populaire, Montreuil, France
- Le jeune, le vivace et le bel aujourd'hui, Centre d'Art Mira Phalaina, Montreuil, France
- Le monstre velu, Galerie Commune, Tourcoing, France
- Sculptures and Installations, Galerie Tanit, Münich, Germany

2004
- Amicalement vôtre, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Tourcoing, France
- De vous à moi, Galerie Alain Gutharc, Paris, France
- Christian Lacroix: Dialogue!, Musée des Beaux Arts et de la Dentelle, Alençon, France
- Love is in the Air, Matrix Art Project, Brussels, Belgium

2003
- Dessins & Collages, La lettre Volée, Brussels, Belgium
- Phalanstère, C.A.C de Brétigny, Brétigny-sur-Orge, France

2002
- Family Plot, Galerie Baronian-Francey, Brussels, Belgium
- Location update, curated by par Philippe Braem, Speelhoven, Belgium
- Act, Espace Culturel BBL, Brussels, Belgium
- Autour de Bruno di Rosa, BBL-ING, Brussels, Belgium
- Forwart Brussel, curated by Isabelle Arthuis, BBL, Brussels, Belgium
- La salle de cinéma, curated by d’Isabelle Arthuis, Centre d’Art La Passerelle, Brest, France

2001
- Mosaïque de Chambre, La Maison de Marijke Scheurs, Brussels, Belgium
- Ici & maintenant/Hier & nu, Tour & Taxis, Brussels, Belgium
- Atelier de la mise en œuvre à l’œuvre, Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium

2000
- Le lustre et les robinets, La Maison de Marijke Scheurs, Brussels, Belgium
- Invitation à … , Galerie Polaris, Paris, France
- A voir, Rue Antoine Dansaert, Brussels, Belgium
- Carte Blanche à la Galerie Albert Baronian, CIAP, Hasselt, Belgium
- La ville, le jardin, la mémoire, Villa Medicis, Rome, Italy

1999
- Generation Z, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, USA
- Laboratorium, Antwerpen open, Antwerpen, The Netherlands

1998
- Twee uur breed of twee uur lang, Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerpen, The Netherlands
- O Fascinio das faces do Flandres, Centre Culturel de Belem, Lisbon, Portugal
- Thanks to, 100 Grand Street, New York, USA
- A movable Feast, Galerie Luc Queyrel, Paris, France
- Bureau augmenté, (invitation by Michel François), NICC, Antwerpen, The Netherlands

public collections

​- CNAP, Paris, France 
- FRAC Bretagne, Rennes, France 
- Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece
 

Lionel Estve - A Very Small Part of Infinity

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Lionel Esteve - Catalogue Perrotin

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Lionel Estve - Night Rainbow

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Lionel ESTEVE - A small part of infinity

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book

  • December 2017
    L'Art Même — 1 PAGE

  • September 2015
    Neo 2 — 16 PAGES

  • May 2015
    Libération — 1 PAGE

  • December 2014
    ASIANA — 3 PAGES

  • October 2013
    Neo2 — 1 PAGE

"a wander" Galerie Perrotin, Paris 2015

"a wander" Galerie Perrotin, Paris 2015

Lionel ESTEVE

"Un nuage sur mes épaules", Blueproject Foundation, Barcelona. Until 7 June 2015

"Un nuage sur mes épaules", Blueproject...

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"How to Lie" (2009) Documentary by Philippe JOPPIN

"How to Lie" (2009) Documentary by Philippe JOPPIN

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