Born 1971 in Le Mans, France.

Lives and works in Berlin. 



2000–2001 Graduate Programme, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
1994–1997 École de Beaux-Arts, Lorient
1992–1993 Scuola delle belle arti, Bologna
1991–1994 École de Beaux-Arts, Rennes

Solo Exhibitions (selection)

2019 Greenhouse – States of mind, Fabre, Paris
2018 house with things behind, Kunstverein Heidelberg, Heidelberg
2017 protocols, Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg
2016 dancers sleeping inside a building, Les Ateliers de Rennes – Biennale d’Art Contemporain, Musée de la Danse, Rennes
folding house (to be continued), NMNM Nouveau Musée National de Monaco
2015 folding house, NMNM Nouveau Musée National de Monaco
statement house (temporary title), RCA, London
2013 night house at daytime, textes de nuit, Angle Art Contemporain, Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux
2012 Cinonema, no drama cinema, South London Gallery, London
breathing house, la maison respire, Parc Saint Léger, Centre d’art contemporain, Pougues-les-Eaux
Jean-Pascal Flavien, Kunstverein, Langenhagen
2011 PLAY, HEDAH/Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht

Group Exhibitions (selection)

2019 Préhistoire: une énigme moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris
2017 Meeting Points 8, Beirut Art Center, Beirut
The Way We Perform Now, Ujazdowski Castle – Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw
Variable Dimensions – artists and architecture, MAAT Museum of Art, Architecture, and Technology, Lisbon
2016 The House of Dust by Alison Knowles, The James Gallery, New York, NY
Jump, CAC Brétigny
De toi à la surface, Le Plateau, Paris
2015 La collection des objets que l’on utilise sans les toucher, CNEAI, Chatou
2014 All that falls, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
Was Modelle können, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Siegen
Backdoor Fantasies/Fluchtwege und Hintertüren, KAI 19/ Arthena Foundation, Düsseldorf
2013 There’s no place like home, Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster
LA Existential, LACE, Los Angeles, CA
2012 Devonian Press, La Vitrine, Le Plateau, Paris
La vie des formes, Les Abattoirs, Toulouse
2011 I was a male Yvonne de Carlo ..., MUSAC, León
Melanchotopia, Witte de With, Rotterdam
Anfang gut. Alles gut, KUB Arena, Kunsthaus Bregenz

Jean-Pascal Flavien’s practice combines elements from architecture, sculpture, and the performative, to create works that are both precise and concrete but also poetic and evocative. The models of houses, for example, are generated from settings imposed by the artist. Like preliminary sketches of large-scale paintings, his models for houses are maquettes for possible scenarios and perhaps views from the past or future of these fictional buildings. His altered domestic objects, such chairs, tables, outlets or blinds draw attention to the way in which design and architecture shape our experience of space but also how they can more fundamentally determine our experience of ourselves and of others.