Skip to Main Content

Laure Prouvost

French, b. 1978

872 followers
Follow

Laure Prouvost

French, b. 1978

872
Followers
Biography

The Turner Prize-winning artist Laure Prouvost is known for her lush, immersive films and mixed-media installations. Interested in confounding linear narratives and expected associations among words, images, and meaning, she has said that in her works “fiction and reality get really tangled.” At once seductive and jarring, her films are composed of a rich, almost tactile assortment of pictures, sounds, and spoken and written phrases, which appear and disappear in quick, flashing cuts. These are often shown nestled into installations filled with a dizzying assortment of found objects, sculptures, paintings, drawings, furniture, signs, and architectural assemblages, based on the themes and imagery in her films. Prouvost does not allow for passive viewing. Through her work, she often addresses viewers directly, pulling them into her unruly, imaginative visions.

Related Categories
Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
Palais de Tokyo, and 5 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
Palais de Tokyo, and 3 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 6 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 4 more
Biography

The Turner Prize-winning artist Laure Prouvost is known for her lush, immersive films and mixed-media installations. Interested in confounding linear narratives and expected associations among words, images, and meaning, she has said that in her works “fiction and reality get really tangled.” At once seductive and jarring, her films are composed of a rich, almost tactile assortment of pictures, sounds, and spoken and written phrases, which appear and disappear in quick, flashing cuts. These are often shown nestled into installations filled with a dizzying assortment of found objects, sculptures, paintings, drawings, furniture, signs, and architectural assemblages, based on the themes and imagery in her films. Prouvost does not allow for passive viewing. Through her work, she often addresses viewers directly, pulling them into her unruly, imaginative visions.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
Palais de Tokyo, and 5 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
Palais de Tokyo, and 3 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 6 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 4 more
Shows Featuring Laure Prouvost
Articles Featuring Laure Prouvost
What Sold at FIAC
Oct 21st, 2019
What Sold at FIAC
10 Artists You’ll Be Talking about Long after the Venice Biennale
May 21st, 2019
10 Artists You’ll Be Talking about Long after the Venice Biennale
At This Fictional Travel Agency, an Artist Takes Us on a Trip through Her Mind
Mar 13th, 2018
At This Fictional Travel Agency, an Artist Takes Us on a Trip through Her Mind
Inside the Weird and Magical Collections of Artists
Jun 2nd, 2017
Inside the Weird and Magical Collections of Artists
Navigate right