Mike Bouchet

American, b. 1970

690 followers

Mike Bouchet

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American, b. 1970

Followers
690
Biography

Since the early 1990s, Mike Bouchet has been producing a seemingly boundless array of conceptually rigorous works—including paintings, sculptures, installations, videos, actions, interventions, and performances—through which he critically questions political, economic, and cultural systems and the role of the artist in society. At once deadly serious and highly absurd, his works walk the line between art and life, fantasy and reality, often purposely creating confusion between these categories. In Carpe Denim (2004), for example, he highlighted the insatiable consumer demand for cheap products by having his own brand of blue jeans manufactured in Colombia. Rather than importing and selling his jeans, Bouchet loaded them into an airplane and had them dropped onto the city in which they were manufactured.

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Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt
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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 4 more
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Artforum, and 2 more
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Venice Biennale International Exhibition, and 2 more
Biography

Since the early 1990s, Mike Bouchet has been producing a seemingly boundless array of conceptually rigorous works—including paintings, sculptures, installations, videos, actions, interventions, and performances—through which he critically questions political, economic, and cultural systems and the role of the artist in society. At once deadly serious and highly absurd, his works walk the line between art and life, fantasy and reality, often purposely creating confusion between these categories. In Carpe Denim (2004), for example, he highlighted the insatiable consumer demand for cheap products by having his own brand of blue jeans manufactured in Colombia. Rather than importing and selling his jeans, Bouchet loaded them into an airplane and had them dropped onto the city in which they were manufactured.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 4 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 2 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale International Exhibition, and 2 more
Articles Featuring Mike Bouchet
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Aug 29th, 2016
From Turrell to Hockney, 8 Artists Who Designed Extraordinary Swimming Pools
This Year’s Manifesta Radically Reimagines Modern Labor
Jun 10th, 2016
This Year’s Manifesta Radically Reimagines Modern Labor
Two American Painters Make their Mark at Art Cologne
Apr 15th, 2015
Two American Painters Make their Mark at Art Cologne
Parisa Kind Presents Emerging German and American Artists at NADA Miami Beach
Nov 25th, 2014
Parisa Kind Presents Emerging German and American Artists at NADA Miami Beach
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