September 21, 2019

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Who is Laure Provoust?

Who is Laure Provoust?

Laure Prouvost (b. 1968) creates visually sumptuous installations and films.

Enticing her audience into often unusual viewing situations, Prouvost weaves a complex web comprising film, objects, sculpture, drawing, painting, and architectural, sometimes stage-like settings. Each medium brings a divergent layer and dimension to Prouvost’s manner of storytelling, which unsettles linearity as well as apparent dividing lines between truth and fiction in order to reassemble into a vibrant patchwork of a new reality and meaning.

Laure Prouvost’s reality is a fast world of contradictory images, impressions, and sounds that accumulate to evoke a rush of feelings and endearing humour.

Laure Prouvost received the prestigious Turner Prize in 2013 and has exhibited internationally at renowned institutions such as Tate Britain and Whitechapel Gallery in London, Portikus in Frankfurt, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein in Berlin, and New Museum in New York. She has participated in international film festivals and won first prize twice at the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen.

Laure Prouvost lives and works between Aruba and London. She graduated from Central St Martins College of Art in 2002 and Goldsmith College, London, in 2010. From 2003 to 2013 she directed tank.tv, an online platform for video art.

She was awarded the Turner Prize and the Max Mara Art Prize for Women in 2013, and has exhibited her work at art institutions around the world, including: MMK, Frankfurt (2016)Haus der Kunst, Munich (2015); Musée départemental d’art contemporain, Rochechouart (2015); Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin (2014); New Museum, New York (2014); Whitechapel Gallery, London (2013); Tate Britain, Londra (2013); Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia (2013); Fondazione Morra Greco, Naples (2012); The Hepworth, Wakefield (2012). In addition to her solo show at Pirelli HangarBicocca, in 2016 she is presenting a three-stage exhibition at Le Consortium, Dijon (June – September 2016); MMK, Frankfurt (September – November 2016); Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne (October 2016 – February 2017).

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