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François Curlet

French, b. 1967

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François Curlet

French, b. 1967

Biography

Conceptual artist François Curlet uses readymades in his installation projects, isolating objects or language in unexpected and mysterious ways to bring attention to corners of reality that go unnoticed. His work has an playful quality, but is also darkly absurd. For instance in Chaquarium (2003), Curlet locked a cat in a room with high glass walls, decorated with coral and a white gravel floor, and in Boulevard (2005) a dirty ostrich walked around the gallery floor, leaving footprints in wet cement.

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Palais de Tokyo
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Biography

Conceptual artist François Curlet uses readymades in his installation projects, isolating objects or language in unexpected and mysterious ways to bring attention to corners of reality that go unnoticed. His work has an playful quality, but is also darkly absurd. For instance in Chaquarium (2003), Curlet locked a cat in a room with high glass walls, decorated with coral and a white gravel floor, and in Boulevard (2005) a dirty ostrich walked around the gallery floor, leaving footprints in wet cement.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Top emerging
Emerging representation
Represented by up-and-coming galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
Palais de Tokyo
Group
Group show at a major institution
Centre Pompidou, and 1 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale International Exhibition