Laurent Grasso

Laurent Grasso

Laurent Grasso

Bio 

Born in France in 1972, Laurent Grasso has developed a fascination with the visual possibilities related to the science of electromagnetic energy, radio waves and naturally occurring phenomena. Grasso explores these sciences as they apply to paranormal activity, a favorite subject of 18th century scientists and philosophers, often used as parlor entertainment during the Victorian era. 

Incorporating imagery culled from the cinema and art history, Grasso works in video, sculpture, painting, and drawing, to recreate phenomena – both human and natural – that set up surreal and ambiguous juxtapositions of time and space. Grasso often intentionally manipulates imagery by imposing unique and unusual perspectives onto his subject matter, thereby subverting the viewer's instinct to accept what they see at face value. A continually shifting viewpoint is at the heart of Grasso's aesthetic sensibility – in Grasso's words, "the idea is to construct a floating viewpoint, thereby creating a discrepancy in relation to reality. We move from one viewpoint to another, and that's also how we manufacture states of consciousness."

Laurent Grasso lives and works in Paris, France. He is represented by Sean Kelly Gallery.

 

Review

 

Solo Exhibition

2020 (Upcoming)
Laurent Grasso, Musée d’Orsay, Paris, France 

2018
- Otto, Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France

2017
- Screening: Elysée, Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France
- Screening: Elysée, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, USA
- The Panoptes Project, Olivier Malingue, London, UK [catalogue]

2016
- Elysée, Edouard Malingue Gallery, Hong Kong, China
- Laurent Grasso, Galerie Perrotin, Seoul, South Korea
- PARAMUSEUM, Palais Fesch, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Ajaccio, France [catalogue]

2015
- Soleil Noir, Hermès Foundation, Tokyo, Japan [catalogue]

2014
- Les Oiseaux, Musée de l'hospice Saint-Roch, Issoudun, France
- Soleil Double, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, USA
- Soleil Double, Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France [catalogue]

2013
- Disasters and Miracles, Kunsthaus Baselland, Muttenz, Switzerland
- Uraniborg, Musée d’Art Contemporain, Montréal, Canada [catalogue]
- On Air, galerie Trois/ SCAD, Atlanta, USA
- Laurent Grasso, lauréat du prix Marcel Duchamp, Palazzo Nani Bernardo Luscheschi, Venice, Italy
- Purkinje Effect, Galerie 1900-2000, Paris, France 

2012
- Uraniborg, Jeu de Paume, Paris, France [catalogue]
- Future Archeology, Edouard Malingue Gallery, Hong Kong, China [catalogue]
- Anechoic Pavilion, Edouard Malingue Gallery, Hong Kong, China 
- Du Soleil dans la Nuit, Nuit blanche, La Samaritaine, Paris, France

2011
- Portrait of a Young Man, Bass Museum of Art, Miami, Florida, USA
- The Black Box Laurent Grasso, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, USA
- Nomiya, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
- 1610, Alfonso Artiaco Project Space, Napoli, Italy

2010
- The Birds, Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
- SoundFossil, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, USA
- The Silent Movie, Galerie Chez Valentin, Paris, France
- Nomiya, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

2009
- Reflections Belong to the Past, Kunstverein Arnsberg, Arnsberg, Germany
- The Horn Perspective, Centre Pompidou, Espace 315, Paris, France
- Nomiya, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
- Gakona, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
- ArtLA, galerie Chez Valentin [stand], Barkar Hangar, Santa Monica, California, USA

2008
- Laurent Grasso, Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art, Toronto, Canada
- Infinite light, Hunter College, New York, USA
- Neurocinéma, Musée départemental de Rochechouart, Rochechouart, France
- TimeDust, galerie Chez Valentin, Paris, France
- Lʼatelier dʼhiver de Laurent Grasso, domaine Pommery, Reims, France
- Neurocinéma, Akbank Sanat, Istanbul, Turkey

2007
- Electric Palace, Studio 814, New York, USA
- Lost, Ateliers des Arques, Les Arques, France
- Magnetic Palace, IAC - Institut d'Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne, France
- In parallelen Welten, Mseum of Contemporary Art of Siegen, Siegen, Germany

2006
- Du Soleil dans la Nuit, Nuit blanche, Paris, France
- L'Eclipse, MIT List, Visual Art Center, Cambridge, Massachussetts, USA
- 28°, in collaboration with Philippe Rahm, Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Valenciennes, France 
- Paracinéma, Fondation Paul Ricard, Paris, France
- Paracinéma, Villa Médicis, Rome, Italy

2005
- Projection, galerie Chez Valentin, Paris, France
- OK / OKAY, Swiss Institute, New York, USA
- Projection, Extraspazio, Rome, Italy
- Laurent Grasso, galerie SMP, Marseille, France
- Radio Color Studio 1, De Appel Foundation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Purkinje's Tree, IrmaVepLab, Châtillon-sur-Marne, France

2004
- Radio Ghost, Le Crédac, Ivry-sur-Seine, France
- Radio Ghost, Galerie du Jour Agnès b., Hong Kong, China
- Du Soleil dans les Yeux, Halle au poisson, Perpignan, France
- Radio Ghost, Galerie du Jour Agnès b., Tokyo, Japan

 

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