Laure Prouvost
French, born 1978
Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Selected exhibitions
Ring, Sing and Drink for Trespassing,
Palais de Tokyo
Laure Prouvost: For Forgetting,
New Museum
Laure Prouvost | Farfromwords: car mirrors eat raspberries when swimming through the sun, to swallow sweet smells,
Collezione Maramotti

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.