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Philippe Parreno

French-Algerian, b. 1964

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Philippe Parreno

French-Algerian, b. 1964

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Philippe Parreno's multidisciplinary work draws from relational aesthetics, prioritizing the orchestration of social exchanges and situations over the creation of art objects. He is known for his "Marquee" installations of flashing light bulb arrangements, a version of which appeared over the Guggenheim's entrance for its 2008 "theanyspacewhatever" exhibit, as well as for his often-collaborative film and video works. In Zidane: A 21st-Century Portrait (2006), Parreno worked with artist Douglas Gordon and Scottish band Mogwai to create a mesmerizing, conceptual documentary of the French soccer star based on his movements in one game. June 8, 1968 (2009) is a lush re-staging of the day Robert Kennedy's body was transported by train from New York to Washington, DC, for burial, closely drawing from photojournalist Paul Fusco's images.

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Solo show at a major institution
Centre Pompidou, and 9 more
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Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 15 more
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Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 1 more
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Artforum, and 5 more
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Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 7 more
Biography

Philippe Parreno's multidisciplinary work draws from relational aesthetics, prioritizing the orchestration of social exchanges and situations over the creation of art objects. He is known for his "Marquee" installations of flashing light bulb arrangements, a version of which appeared over the Guggenheim's entrance for its 2008 "theanyspacewhatever" exhibit, as well as for his often-collaborative film and video works. In Zidane: A 21st-Century Portrait (2006), Parreno worked with artist Douglas Gordon and Scottish band Mogwai to create a mesmerizing, conceptual documentary of the French soccer star based on his movements in one game. June 8, 1968 (2009) is a lush re-staging of the day Robert Kennedy's body was transported by train from New York to Washington, DC, for burial, closely drawing from photojournalist Paul Fusco's images.

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
Centre Pompidou, and 9 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 15 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 5 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 7 more
Articles Featuring Philippe Parreno
Why Video Is the Art Form of the Moment
Nov 27th, 2019
Why Video Is the Art Form of the Moment
The Art World’s Strangest New Trend—Fermentation
Jan 3rd, 2018
The Art World’s Strangest New Trend—Fermentation
The New York Workshop Where Famous Artists Get Their Neons Made
Jun 28th, 2017
The New York Workshop Where Famous Artists Get Their Neons Made
The Most Influential Living Artists of 2016
Dec 14th, 2016
The Most Influential Living Artists of 2016
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