Born 1964.
Lives and works in Paris.

Education

1988–1989 Institut des hautes études en arts plastiques, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
1983–1988 École des Beaux-Arts, Grenoble

Solo Exhibitions (selection)

2018 Philippe Parreno, Gropius Bau, Berlin
Two Automatons for One Duet, Art Institute, Chicago
2017 La Levadura y el Anfitrión, Museo Jumex, Mexico City
Synchronicity, Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai
Philippe Parreno: A Time Coloured Space, Serralves Museum, Porto
2016 Thenabouts, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne
Anywhen, Hyundai Commission, Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, London
My Room is Another Fish Bowl, Brooklyn Museum, New York
2015 Hypothesis, Hangar Bicocca, Milan
H {N}Y P N{Y} OSIS, Park Avenue Armory, New York, NY
2014 How Can We Tell the Dancers from the Dance, Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin
TV Channel, Contemporary Art Center of Malaga, Malaga
2013 Anywhere, Anywhere Out of the World, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
Philippe Parreno, Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow
2012 Philippe Parreno, Fondation Beyeler, Basel
2010 Philippe Parreno, Serpentine Gallery, London
Philippe Parreno, CCS Bard, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
From November 5 Untill They Fall Down..., Castello di Rivoli, Turin
2009 November, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
May, Kunsthalle Zürich
8 juin 1968 – 7 septembre 2009, Centre Pompidou, Paris

Group Exhibitions (selection)

2018 In Tune with the World, Foundation Louis Vuitton, Paris
The Train: RFK’s Last Journey, SFMOMA, San Francisco
2017 Infinite Garden. From Giverny to Amazonia, Centre Pompidou-Metz
2014 Solaris Chronicles, LUMA Foundation, Parc des Ateliers, Arles
2013 The Bride and the Bachelors: Duchamp with Cage, Cunningham, Rauschenberg and Johns, Barbican Art Gallery, Barbican Centre, London
2012 Dancing around the Bride: Cage, Cunningham, Johns, Rauschenberg, and Duchamp, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
2011 ILLUMinations, 54th Venice Biennale, Venice
Art of Communication: Anri Sala, Yang Ah Ham, Philippe Parreno, Jorge Pardo, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul
2009 Fare Mondi / Making Worlds, 53rd Venice Biennale, Venice
2008 theanyspacewhatever, Soloman R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
2007 52nd Venice Biennale, Venice
2006 Il Tempo del Postino, Opera House, Manchester

Philippe Parreno is a French artist who rose to prominence in the 1990s, earning critical acclaim for his work that spans a diversity of media, including film, sculpture, drawing, and text.


Parreno radically redefined the exhibition experience by taking it as a medium, placing its construction at the heart of his process. Exploring the possibilities of the exhibition as a coherent "object" rather than as a collection of individual works, it becomes a veritable open space, a format that differs on each occasion, and a frame for things to appear and disappear.


Parreno conceives his exhibitions as a scripted space where a series of events unfolds. He seeks to transform the exhibition visit into a singular experience that plays with spatial and temporal boundaries and the sensory experience of the visitor who is guided through the space by the orchestration of sound and image.  For the artist, the exhibition is less a total work of art than a necessary interdependence that offers an on-going series of open possibilities.

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