Photography
Philippe PERRIN
Philippe PERRIN
Philippe PERRIN
Sculpture
Philippe PERRIN
Print & drawing
Philippe PERRIN
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Philippe PERRIN

Introduction

Philippe Perrin was born in 1964 in La Tronche. He lives and works in Paris.

Philippe Perrin is a French artist. He studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts of Grenoble in the 80s with Philippe Parreno, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster and Peter Joseph. It was one of the artists behind the exhibition Workshops of paradise (Air de Paris, Nice, 1990) exhibition which is a central moment in the emergence of the French art scene of the 90s

« Given that art knows no frontiers and that an artist can exhibit his work and himself indifferently in a kunsthalle, a church or a china shop, Philippe Perrin has once again chosen the Maison Européenne de la Photographie as a venue, having presented « Les Mystères de Paris » here in 1999. Philippe Perrin's subversive and provocative work challenges our relationship to art. François Villon, Caravaggio, Louis Mandrin, Arthur Cravan and Mesrine form a lurid pantheon from which he draws his inspiration. Inventing a dark, golden legend for himself, he is the unpredictable denizen of a world where fiction and reality blend into one. Guns, razorblades, handcuffs, giant knives and crowns of thorns are the sculptures that people Perrin's galaxy.
Photography is treated in the same way as sculpture, drawing, video and installations. It is the off-kilter mirror that reflects the self-portrait of an artist who is by turns a ruffian, a brigand, a boxer, and a victim. Carrying out, as Nicolas Bourriaud aptly terms it, a
« dysfunctioning of the self-image », Philippe Perrin is probably one of the few agitateurs to give meaning and beauty to any trivial piece of news, whether it be shrouded in mystery or redolent of the shadiest dealing. Rather than a retrospective which, like a tombstone, would freeze forever a body of work that is full of life and movement, this exhibition is intended to be a personal synthesis. It traces the career of a nonconformist artist who is able to dance blithely and with great humour over the abyss, and for whom « each exhibition is a small death, and each work a new birth ». » Jean-Luc Monterosso, Maison Européenne de la Photographie Director

 

 

Biography

Solo exhibitions (selected)

 

2014

  • Kung Foo Cowboy, incignito artclub, Paris, France

 

2013

  • Villa UGC, Festival de Cannes, France
  • Kill me, reactivation of the performance of 1993, Museum of Hunt and Nature, Paris, France

 

2012

  • Stairway to hell, Barnoud Gallery, Dijon, France

 

2011

  • Heaven, Saint-Eustache Church, installation accomplished for the 400 years of the Oratory of France, Paris, France
  • Under the gun, Maillol Museum, Paris, France

 

2010

  • Haut et Court, European House of Photography, Paris, France

 

2009

  • One man show, Albert Benamou Gallery, Paris, France

 

2008

  • Remix, Sollertis Gallery, Toulouse, France
  • Agrandissements, Maeght Gallery, Paris, France
  • Heaven Express, bnd contemporaryartvision, Milan, Italy

 

2007

  • Straight to hell boy, Pièce Unique & Variations Gallery, Paris, France

 

2006

  • Heaven, Saint-Eustache Church, Nuit Blanche, Paris, France
  • Death or Glory, Halle Carpentier, Nuit Blanche, Paris, France
  • Shootingstar, Xin Dong Cheng Gallery, Bejin, China

 

2004

  • Philippe Perrin Superstar, Guy Pieters Gallery, Knokke, Belgium
  • Russian roulette, Aïdan Gallery, Moscow, Russia

 

2003

  • Cayenne, Incognito, Paris, France

 

2002

  • Gunclub, Seine 51 Gallery, Paris, France
  • Le Monde vu par la France, partie 1, Odapark, Vernay, The Netherlands

 

2001

  • Poupestroy, R&L Beaubourg Gallery, Paris, France

 

 1997

  • Les Mystères de Paris, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, France
  • Rendez-vous au ciel, R&L Beaubourg Gallery, Paris, France

 

1996

  • Scugnizzo, Scognamiglio & Teano Gallery, Naples, Italy
  • Shootingstar, Pièce Unique Gallery, Paris, France

 

1995

  • My Speedway, Beaubourg Gallery, Paris, France

 

1993

  • Bloodymary, with Pierre Joseph, Jousse & Seguin Gallery, Paris, France

 

1992

  • Brand new Cadillac, Torch Gallery, Amsterdam, The Neterlands

 

1991

  • Starkiller, un cargo pour Alger, Air de Paris Gallery, Nice, France
  • Hôtel Windsor?s Room, Hôtel Windsor, Nice, France
  • Starkiller, La maison, with Jean Nouvel, Beaubourg Gallery, Paris, France

 

1990

  • Mon dernier combat, sportive room n°73, Moscow, Russia
  • Mon dernier combat, La Criée Contemporary Art, Rennes, France

 

1989

  • La Panoplie, by Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France

 

1987

  • Hommage à Arthur Cravan, Orangerie de la Ville, Grenoble, France

 


Group exhibitions (selected)

 

2016

  • Art Elysées, with baudoin lebon, Paris, France
  • Photo London, with baudoin lebon, London, UK
  • Art Paris Art Fair, with baudoin lebon, Paris, France

 

2015

Chercher le garçon, MACVAL, Vitry-sur-Seine, France

  • Intimenta, Poussière dans l??il, Lille, France
  • Ansichten, Art + Concept, Soest, Germany

 

2014

  • Invasao criativa, Cidade Matarazzo, Sao Paolo, Brasil
  • Coups de c?ur, Dina Vierny Gallery, Paris, France


2013

  • Vertigo, Seine 51 Gallery, Paris, France
  • 9e symposium of sculpture, Santo Tirso, Portugal


2012

  • 11e biennale de la Havane, Cuba
  • 50 artistes, une collection, Maeght Foundation, Saint-Paul, France
  • Shots, Albert Benamou Gallery, Paris, France

 

2011

  • Bang Bang, CCA Andratx, Malloca, Spain
  • Art et argent, Liaisons dangereuses, Monnaie de Paris, Paris, France
  • Le temps de l?action, recherche sur l?histoire de la performance, CNAC, Villa Arson, Nice, France


2010

  • Caractères, FRAC Poitou-Charentes, France

 

2009

  • Phase Zéro : 96 propositions spatiales, Serge Aboukrat Gallery, Paris, France

 

2008

  • Anthology otero, Plassart Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
  • L?Entrée, Centre Régional d?Art Contemporain Languedoc-Roussillon, Sète, France

 

2007

  • Dessine-moi un ?, Serge Aboukrat Gallery, Paris, France

 

2006

  • Sculptures en plein air, Xin Dong Cheng Gallery, Bejin, China
  • Bang Bang, MIAM, Sète, France
  • Cinémas, CNAC Magasin, Grenoble, France

 

2005

  • Autour de la photographie, European House of Photography, Paris, France

 

2004

  • L?art et la guerre, La Filature, Mulhouse, France

 

2001

  • Collection Daniel Hechter, Tel Aviv Museum, Israel
  • L?art à la plage, Enrico Navarra Gallery, Ramatuelle, France

 

2000

  • Figures libres, Collection NSM/ABN Amro, Guerlain Foundation, Paris, France
  • Machins/Machines, Autoportraits contemporains, Donjon de Vez, France
  • Narcisse blessé, Passage de Retz, Paris, France

 

1999

  • Drive in parking  de l?Archet, La Station, Nice, France
  • Fin de siècle, R&L Beaubourg Gallery, Paris, France

 

1998

  • Surplus, La Station, Nice, France
  • Mosaïque, R&L Beaubourg Gallery, Paris, France

 

1997

  • Teen Tonic, Hôtel Saint-Simon, FRAC Angoulême, France
  • Ouverture II, Bionnay Castel, Lacenas, France
  • Version Originale sur internet, Lyon?s Museum, France

 

1996

  • La Colère, Georges Pompidou Center, Paris, France
  • Le voyage extraordinaire, Contemporary Art Museum, Lyon, France


1995

  • Passions privées, Modern Art Museum, Paris, France
  • Commentario sobre europa, Scala Palace, Valence, Spain
  • Nice is nice, Contemporary Art Center of Neuchatel, Switzerland
  • 9x1, Marseille?s Gallery, Marseille, France

 

1994

  • Hors limites, Georges Pompidou Center, Paris, France
  • Kommentar zu Europa, Modern Art Museum, Wien, Austria
  • Nouvelle vague, MAMAC, Nice, France


1993

  • Tattoo collection, l'art dans la peau, CRDC, Nantes, France
  • Cinémas, Le Quartier, Quimper, France
  • Perspectiven 93, with Axel Huber, Sarrebrücken, Germany
  • Krieg (War), Trenniale de Photographie, Graz, Austria

 

1992

  • Il faut reconstruire l'hacienda, CCC Tours, France
  • Art meets ads, Kunsthalle, Dusseldorf, Germany
  • Me, myself and other, CNAC Magasin, Grenoble, France


1991

  • Interférences, Modern Art Museum, Wien, Austria
  • Metropolis, Gropius Bau, Berlin, Germany
  • L?amour de l?art, Biennale de Lyon, France

 

1990

  • Ligne de mire, Cartier Foundation, Jouy-en-Josas, France
  • French Kiss, Halle Sud, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Aperto 90, Benniale of Venice, Italy

1989

  • Nouveaux Francs, ELAC, Lyon, France
  • Public n°4 magazine, Köln, Grenoble, London, New York
  • 23 images de l?art français, Tretiakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia


Exhibitions

Claude de SORIA / Antoine HERSCHER / Peter KNAPP / Philippe PERRIN / A-Sun WU
Mathieu Bernard-Reymond / Yves GELLIE / Ayana V. JACKSON / Peter KNAPP / Robert MAPPLETHORPE / Philippe PERRIN / Joel-Peter WITKIN
Sung-Pil CHAE / Tschang-Yeul KIM / Sé-Yeol OH / Philippe PERRIN / Sung-Hy SHIN / Vladimir SKODA