Philippe Parreno is a French artist and filmmaker, born in 1964 in Oran, Algeria.
He lives and works in Paris. He graduated from École des Beaux-Arts de Grenoble in 1988 and from the Institut des Hautes Etudes en Arts Plastiques at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris in 1989. Working in a diverse range of media including sculpture, drawing, film, and performance, his practice is inspired by cinematographic and televisual references that question the nature of images and the notion of time. Central to Parreno’s work is his search for an ultimate form of communication greater than mere language.
In 2016, Parreno presented the Hyundai Commission in the Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, London. He was the first artist to take over the entire 22,000 square meter gallery space. A retrospective of his work was held at the Palais de Tokyo in 2013. Other notable exhibitions include Museo Jumex, Mexico City (2017); Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai (2017), The Garage, Moscow (2013); Barbican Art Gallery, London (2013); Fondation Beyeler (2012); Philadelphia Museum of Art (2012); The Serpentine Gallery, London (2010); Centre Pompidou, Paris (2009); Kunsthalle Zurich (2009 and 2006); CCA Kitakyoshu, Japan (2006), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2003); Musée D’Art Moderne de le Ville de Paris (2002), and Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2001). Parreno’s work is represented in the collections of the Centre Pompidou, Paris; Kanazawa Museum of the 21st Century, Japan; Musée D’Art Moderne de le Ville de Paris; Musée du Luxembourg, Luxembourg; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Tate Modern, London; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; LACMA, Los Angeles; MoMA, New York; MUSAC, Spain; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; Watari Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo; and the Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis.
Portrait : photography (reframed) by Ola Rindal