Jean-Luc Verna
French, born 1966
Emerging
Represented by up-and-coming galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2017
Air de Paris at artmonte-carlo 2017,
Air de Paris
Over The Rainbow,
PRAZ-DELAVALLADE
2016
Air de Paris at Art Basel 2016,
Air de Paris

Jean-Luc Verna’s installations, which include drawing, photography, and sculpture, revolve around his extensive activities as a performer. Frequently drawn onto a gallery's walls or floor, highlighted with makeup or applied text, and juxtaposed with framed photographs and drawings that combine references from art history and rock music, Verna’s work is filled with fantastic mythological creatures that suggest dark, sexual narratives. Goth, gender politics, mythical and religious iconography, fetish, and drag all inform his work. Verna also dances for choreographer Gisèle Vienne and sings with the band I Apologize.

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