Presentation

Laurent Montaron (b. 1972 Verneuil sur Avre, lives and works between Saulchery and Paris) is an interdisciplinary artist working across film, photography, installation, sound and performance. His works draw from the history of technology to examine systems of belief, investigating the ways in which innovations have continually given rise to new ways of observing and understanding the world. Through his critical invistigations of the media and tools that shape our representations, his work lays bare the paradoxes that accompany our awarness of modernity.

He has participated in numerous exhibitions internationally including: EPPUR SI MUOVE, MUDAM, Luxembourg, 2015; You imagine what you desire, 19th Biennale of Sydney, 2014; The Encyclopedic Palace, 55th Venice Biennale, 2013; Open End- Goetz Collection, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Lost in LA, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Art Park, Los Angeles, all 2012.


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SOLO EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION)

2020
Gallery Monitor, Lisbon, Portugal

2019
ECCE, BIASA ArtSpace, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

2018
Télé-vision, Galerie Anne-Sarah Bénichou, Paris, France
REPLICA, curator Nicola Trezzi, Center for Contemporary Art, Tel-Aviv, Israel
Les Moulins de Paillard, Centre d'Art Contemporain, Poncé sur le Loir, France

2017
Galerie Triple V, Paris, France
LISTE Art Fair Basel with Monitor, Rome, Italy

2016
Dioramas, curator Lorenzo Beneditti, Fondation d?entreprise Ricard, Paris, France
Gallery Triple V, Paris

2014
Everything we see could be something else, Gallery Monitor, Rome, Italy
Everything is Accidental, galerie Schleicher/Lange, Berlin, Germany
LISTE Art Fair Basel with Monitor, Rome, Italy
Everything is Accidental, curator : Georgina Jackson, Mercer Union, Toronto, Canada

2013
Pigna Project Space, Rome, Italy
Prospectif Cinéma, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

2012
Galerie Schleicher/Lange, Berlin, Germany

2011
Galerie Schleicher/Lange, Paris, France

2010
PACE, Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel, Switzerland
Refections, Contemporary Art Gallery, Art Tower Mito, Ibaraki, Japan
Will there be a sea battle tomorrow?, Centre Clark, Montreal, Québec, Canada

2009
IAC, Institut d'art Contemporain, Villeurbanne, France
AYYLU, FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France

2008
Galerie Schleicher/Lange, Paris, France
Kunstverein, Freiburg, Switzerland

2007
In parallelen welten, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Siegen, Germany

2006
Galerie Schleicher/Lange, Paris, France
LMAKprojects (Chelsea), New York, United- States
Printemps de Septembre, Toulouse, France

2005
La Galerie, Centre d?art contemporain de Noisy-le-Sec, France

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION)

2021
Kaléidoscope du réel
, Galerie Anne-Sarah Bénichou, Paris, France
Les Partis pris d'Anne-Sarah Bénichou,
curated by Henri Guette, Festival International du Livre et du Film d'art, Perpignan, France
Monts Analogues
, FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France
2021 = 5, anniversary exhibition for the 5th birthday of the gallery, Galerie Anne-Sarah Bénichou, Paris, France

2020
gerlach en koop. Was machen Sie um zwei? Ich schlafe.
Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst (GAK), Bremen, Germany

2019
Un autre monde / Dans notre monde, Frac PACA, Marseille, France
Présence
, Galerie Anne Sarah Bénichou, Paris, France

2018
Feux liquides, Galerie Triangle Bleu, Stavelot, Belgium
Kedem - Kodem - Kadima,
Center of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel

2017
Séquence 67. intérieur nuit, Galerie Triple V
Entre deux infinis, Galerie Anne-Sarah Bénichou, Paris, France
L'adresse Lizière, ESACM, Clermont-Ferrand, France
En l'occurrence, CEEAAC, Strasbourg, France
FIAC Paris with Monitor, France

2016
Partition du silence, Galerie Anne-Sarah Bénichou, Paris, France
Inauguration au 5 rue du Mail, Triple V, Paris, France
Expérience sonore , Musée d'Art Moderne de Troyes, Troyes , France
Corps Narratifs, Domaine départemental de Chamarande - Centre d'art contemporain, Chamarande, France

2015
EPPUR SI MUOVE, MUDAM, Luxembourg
Anatomies de l'automate, curator : Paul Bernard, la Panacée, Montpellier, France

2014
HELICOTREMA 2014, Venice, Italy
19th Biennale of Sydney : You Imagine What You Desire, curator : Juliana Engberg, Sydney, Australia
Origini del film, curator : Philippe-Alain Michaud, Pallazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy
Posterity is a Form of Spectator, curator : Vittorio Santoro, Galerie Sobering, Paris, France

2013
55. Esposizione Internazionale d?Arte, Il Palazzo Enciclopedico della Biennale di Venezia, curator : Massimiliano Gioni, Venise, Italy
Nouvelles Vagues - Le Principe Galápagos, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
A non-spatial continuum (?), galerie Schleicher/Lange, Berlin, Germany
Honey I rearranged the collection, Collection Philippe Cohen, Passage de Retz, Paris, France
La Révolte et l'Ennui, FRAC Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand, France
Honey I rearranged the collection, Collection Philippe Cohen, Petach Tikva Museum, Petach Tikva, Israel
Pièces Montrées, Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain, Strasbourg, France
1966-1979, IAC, Institut d?art contemporain Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes, Villeurbanne, France
Turns - Possibilities of performance, Galerie Allen, Paris, France
Buongiorno Blinky, Académie de France, Villa Medicis, Roma, Italy

2012
Performa 11 - Performa, New York City, NY (US)
Open End
, Sammlung Goetz Collection, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
Lost in LA, curator : Marc-Olivier Wahler, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Art Park, Los Angeles, United States
Phoenix Artificier / Exposition Superamas / Phase 1, CAN - Centre d?Art Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, France
Champs d'éxpériences, Centre international d?art et du paysage de l?île de Vassivière, Vassivière, France
Oh, you mean cellophane and all that crap, curator : Victoria Brooks, New York, United- States
Un nouveau Festival, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Air de Lyon, curator : Victoria Noorthorn, Fundacion Proa, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Futur Antérieur, La Galerie du Jour agnès b., Paris, France
Le Mont Analogue, Galerie Florence Léoni, Paris, France
The Poster Show, Galerie Carlier | Gebauer, Berlin, Germany
Collection 12, IAC- Institut d?art contemporain Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes, Villeurbanne, France
Roma - The Road to Contemporary Art, curator : Chris Sharp, Macro Testaccio, Rome, Italy
Futur Antérieur, La Galerie du Jour agnès b., Paris, France

2011
Homo Ludens - Act II, Motive Gallery, Amsterdam
Performa 11-Performa, New York City, United-States
Les amis de mes amis sont mes amis, hommage à Ján Man?u?ka - Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Paris, France
Roma - The Road to Contemporary Art, curator : Chris Sharp, Macro Testaccio, Rome, ITaly
Dans le Palais de Cristal, curators : Pascal Beausse, Pascale Cassagnau, CA?ASI, Venice, Italy
AEther, Un nouveau Festival, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Une Terrible Beauté Est Née, curator : Victoria Noorthoorn, 11e Biennale de Lyon, Lyon, France
OUT-OF-SYNC, Les paradoxes du temps, Curators: Christophe Gallois, Marie-NoëlleFarcy, Clément Minighetti, MUDAM - Musée d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg

2010
Prospective XXIè siècle, Le Plateau, FRAC Ile de France, Paris, France
Collection 10, IAC - Institut d?art Contemporain, Villeurbanne, France
Le Carillon de Big Ben, Centre d´art contemporain d´Ivry - le Credac, Ivry sur Seine, France
Ellipse / Eclipse, galerie Schleicher/Lange, Paris, France
Ellipse / Eclipse, Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, Germany
Reflections, Contemporary Art Gallery, Art Tower Mito, Ibaraki, Japan

2009
Ce que j'ai sous les yeux, Musée d'art et d'histoire de Saint-Denis, Saint-Denis, France
Recent Acquisitions, Muséee d?art moderne de la ville de Paris, Paris, France
Cargo Manifest, Bayrische Staatsoper, Munich, Germany
The Filmic Conventions, FormContent project space, London, England
SOUND OF MUSIC, Turner Contemporary Project Space, Margate/Kent
ANTIDOTE 5, Galerie des Galeries, Paris, France
The red Thread, Galerie Dana Charkasi, Vienna, Austria
New Acquisitions FRAC, Fond Régional d?Art Contemporain d?Aquitaine, Agence culturelle départementale Dordogne-Périgord, France
OF OTHER SPACES, Canzani Center Gallery / Bureau for Open Culture at Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, Ohio, United- States
Foyer: Language and space at the border, CAC - Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius, Lituania

2008
La fête est permanente / The eternal network, FRAC Champagne Ardenne, Reims, France
SOUND OF MUSIC, Collection FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais, Tri Postal, Lille, France
Unknown land, elastic, Malmö, Sweden
Modern ruin, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia
Conspire Transmediale-Festival for art and digital culture, House of World Cultures, Berlin, Germany
MITIM, Centre d?art Mira Phalaina, Maison Populaire, Montreuil, France
The Krautcho club / in and out of place, Projectspace 176, London, England
Translation. Video Works from the Public Collections of France, Moscow museum of modern art - MMOMA, Moscow, Russia

2007
Énigme et déchiffrement, screening as part of MONUMENTA, Grand Palais, Paris, France
In parallelen welten, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Siegen, Germany
ANTIDOTE 3, Galerie des Galeries, Paris, France
Début de siècle, Musée départemental d'art contemporain de Rochechouart, Rochechouart, France
Intouchable - l?idéal transparence, Museo Patio Herreriano, Valladolid, Spain
Dark matter, artnews projects, Berlin, Germany
Je est-il, je sont-ils ?, Abbaye Saint-André, centre d?art contemporain, Meymac, France
Des mondes perdus, CAPC musée d'art contemporain, Bordeaux, France
La Fête, Silkaporn University, Bangkok, Thailand
Free Electrons ? Videos of the Lemaître Collection, International Center for Contemporary Culture, San Sebastian, Spain
VERGÄNGLICHKEIT, galerie Schleicher/Lange, Paris, France
I am a future melancholic (screening), Tate Modern, London, England
Inky toys affinitas, Cerealart, Philadelphia, United-States
Partners in crime, gallery MC, New York, United-States
Various small fires, Royal College of Art, London, England

2006
L?usage du monde, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Mali Salon, Rijeka, Croatia
Dormir, Rêver et autres nuits, CAPC, Musée d'art contemporain, Bordeaux, France
The last generation, Apexart New York à la galerie Jousse Entreprise, Paris, France
Noir c?est la vie, Abbaye Saint-André, centre d'art contemporain, Meymac, France
Usuals suspects, Bureau d'Hypothèses Université Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne, Paris, France
Supernova, Domaine Pommery, Reims, France
Accords excentriques, Centre artistique et culturel Domaine de Chamarande, Chamarande, France
Action, FRAC Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Marseille, France
Intouchable, Villa Arson, Nice, France
Printemps de Septembre, Toulouse, France

2005
The last generation, Apexart, New York, United States
I Still Believe in Miracles, ARC / Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France
Radiodays, De Appel, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2004
Célébration ! Onde clair, FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France
Video window box /White box, Cohan and Leslie, New York, United- States
SubréelL, MAC, Marseille, France
Mental shift?s, UKS Gallery, curators : gb agency, Oslo, Norway
Promotion, Espace Ricard, Paris, France

2003
International Studio and Curatorial Program Open Studios, New York, United-States
Faits et gestes / Dispositifs d'exposition, Arles, France
Susspendu, f a projects, Curated by Caroline Ferreira and Marianne Lanavère, London, England

2002
Subréel, MAC, Marseille, France

PERFORMANCES

2013
A theatre Cycle : PARFUMS POURPRES DU SOLEIL DES PÔLES, musical performance in collaboration with Ulla von Brandenburg, Julien Discrit, Thomas Dupouy, Nomas Foundation al Teatro Valle Occupato, Rome, Italy

2011
PERFORMA 11, The Invisible Message, New York, United-States
PARFUMS POURPRES DU SOLEIL DES PÔLES, musical performance in collaboration with Ulla von Brandenburg, Julien Discrit, Thomas Dupouy, South London Gallery, London, England

2010
PARFUMS POURPRES DU SOLEIL DES PÔLES, musical performance in collaboration with Ulla von Brandenburg, Julien Discrit, Thomas Dupouy, Eglise Saint Séverin, Paris, France

2009
PARFUMS POURPRES DU SOLEIL DES PÔLES, musical performance in collaboration with Ulla von Brandenburg, Julien Discrit, Thomas Dupouy, STUK, Leuven, Belgium
Le nouveau festival, PARFUMS POURPRES DU SOLEIL DES PÔLES, musical perfromance in collaboration with Ulla von Brandenburg, Julien Discrit, Thomas Dupouy, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS (SELECTION)

Musée d'art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France
Musée d'art contemporain de la Haute-Vienne, Rochechouart, France
IAC, Villeurbanne / FRAC Rhône Alpes, France
Fonds National d'Art Contemporain, Paris, France
FRAC Alsace, Sélestat, France
FRAC Aquitaine, Bordeaux, France
FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France
FRAC Ile de France, Paris, France
FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais, Dunkerque, France
FRAC Provence-Alpes-Côtes d'Azur, Marseille, France
Fonds Municipal de la Ville de Paris, France
Centre national des arts plastiques, Paris, France
Conseil Général de Saint-Denis, Saint-Denis, France
Collection du Domaine de Chamarande, France
Collection Lemaître, London / Paris
Direction des affaires culturelles de Paris, France
Domaine départemental de Chamarande, France
Goetz Collection, Munich, Germany
Kadist Art Fondation, Paris, France
Collection Philippe Cohen, Paris, France
Collection Nathalie-Mamane Cohen, Paris, France
Guillaume Houzé et Ginette Moulin collection, Paris, France