Xavier Veilhan

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Xavier Veilhan
Veilhan crop.jpg
Xavier Veilhan, 2010
Born 1963
France
Nationality French
Education ENSAD, Paris
Known for sculpture, installation art, painting, photography, film
Website
veilhan.net

Xavier Veilhan (1963) is a French artist who lives and works in Paris. His work includes photography, sculpture, film, painting and installation art.

Life and career[edit]

Le Carrosse, 2009. Exhibition view of Veilhan Versailles


Xavier Veilhan emerged in the early 1990s as one of the leading artists of his generation.[1] A string of exhibitions, showcasing every aspect of his unique plastic vocabulary, ensured his international fame. In 2009, it was the consecration with his exhibition Veilhan Versailles, the castle and its gardens offered an ideal setting for his sculptures and installations.[2]

Work[edit]

Selected solo exhibitions / Public projets[edit]

2012

2011

  • Orchestra, Galerie Perrotin, Paris
  • Spacing, Ilju Fondation, Séoul
  • Dark Matter, Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm
  • Free Fall, Espace Louis Vuitton, Tokyo

2010

2009

2008

  • Furtivo, Galerie Perrotin, Paris
  • Furtivo, Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli, Torino

2007

  • Metric, Gering & López Gallery, New York
  • Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm

2006

  • Les Habitants, Palais des Congrès de la Communauté Urbaine de Lyon (with Renzo Piano Building Workshop), Lyon (public project)
  • Miami Snowflakes, Galerie Perrotin, Miami
  • Sculptures automatiques, Galerie Perrotin, Paris

2005

  • Le Plein emploi, MAMC, Strasbourg
  • Le Projet Hyperréaliste, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham ; traveling to National Academy Museum, New York
  • People as Volume, Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm
  • Fantome, Centro de Arte Caja de Burgos, Burgos
  • Éléments célestes, artistic conception, Chanel Jewelry ; traveling to Taïwan, Paris, New York, Hong Kong, Tokyo
  • Le Lion, Place Stalingrad, Bordeaux (public project)

2004

  • Vanishing Point, Espace 315, Centre Pompidou, Paris
  • Light Machines, Fondation Vasarely, Aix-en-Provence; traveling to Ecuries de Saint-Hugues, Cluny
  • Keep the Brown, Galeria Javier Lopez, Madrid
  • Big Mobile, Forum, Centre Pompidou, Paris
  • Le Monstre, Place du Marché, Tours (public project)

2003

  • Keep The Brown, Sandra Gering Gallery, New York

2002

  • Barbican Center, London
  • Installation from the workshop, Center for Contemporary Art, CCA Kitakyushu, Japan
  • Konsthallen, Göteborg

2001

  • Fundació Joan Miró, Centre d’Estudis d’arte contemporani, Barcelona
  • Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm

2000

  • Le Magasin, Grenoble; curated by Yves Aupetitallot and Lionel Bovier
  • La Ford T, 5th floor terrace, Centre Pompidou, Paris; curated by Lionel Bovier
  • Sandra Gering Gallery, New York
  • The Rhinoceros, Yves St. Laurent, New York

Selected Group Exhibitions[edit]

2011

  • D’après Nature, Château d’Avignon, Avignon
  • French Window : Looking at Contemporary Art through the Marcel Duchamp Prize, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
  • Look into my eyes, Mitterand+Cramer Fine Art, Geneva
  • 2011 Lumens, Valls Museum, Valls

2010

2009

  • Galerie Perrotin, Miami
  • Le sort probable de l'homme qui avait avalé le fantôme, Conciergerie, Paris
  • Galerie Perrotin, Paris
  • Dream Time, La Grotte, Mas d'Azil
  • N’importe Quoi, Musée d’Art Contemporain de Lyon, Lyon

2008

  • Demolition Party, Royal Monceau Palace Hotel, Paris
  • Allsopp Contemporary, London

2007

  • Airs de Paris, Centre Pompidou, Paris (La Cabane Éclatée aux Paysages Fantômes, a project with Daniel Buren ; Aérolite, a musical show with Air)
  • Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich

2006

  • Kit O’Parts, CAN, Neuchâtel
  • La force de l’art / Grand Palais 2006, Paris
  • Supernova : Experience Pommery # 3, Domaine Pommery, Reims
  • Thank you for the music, Simon Lee Gallery, London
  • Collection and new acquisitions, Viktor Pinchuk Foundation, Kiev
  • Boucle, Jardin des Tuileries; Ville Nouvelle, Cour de l’Hôtel de Ville, Nuit Blanche, Paris
  • InTRANSIT from Object to Site, David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence

2005

  • Water (Without You I’m not)-Thoughts of a fish in a deep sea, 3rd Biennial of Contemporary Art of Valencia, Valencia
  • Fundacion La Caixa Collection, 20 years with Contemporary Art : New Acquisitions, Caixa Forum, Barcelona
  • De lo Real y lo Ficticio : Arte contemporaneo de Francia, Museo de Arte Moderno de Mexico, Mexico City; traveling to Bass Museum, Miami

2004

2003

  • It Happened Tomorrow, 7th Lyon Biennale of Contemporary Art, curated by Le Consortium, Lyon
  • Split, Sandra Gering Gallery, New York
  • JRP Editions Selected Multiples, Galerie Edward Mitterand, Geneva ; traveling to Galeria Javier Lopez, Madrid ; Raum Aktueller Kunst, Martin Janda, Vienna
  • Coollustre, Collection Lambert, Avignon, curated by Eric Troncy
  • 25th edition of International Biennial of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia, curated by Christophe Chérix and Lionel Bovier
  • Glass Wall, device conceived for Faits et Gestes, Atelier de mécanique, Parc des ateliers SNCF, Arles

2002

  • Audiolab 2, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
  • Collections croisées, CAPC, Bordeaux
  • La Part de l’autre, Carré d’art, Nîmes
  • Les animaux sortent de leur réserve, Centre Pompidou, Paris
  • Sculpture Now, Palm Beach Institute for Contemporary Art, Palm Beach
  • The Speed Art Museum, Louisville
  • Optical Optimism, Galerie Simonne Stern, New Orleans
  • Light X Eight, Jewish Museum, New York
  • 2002 Taipei Biennial: Great Theatre Of The World, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan

2001

  • A New Domestic Landscape, Galeria Javier Lopez, Madrid
  • Métamorphoses et Clonage, Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal, Montreal

2000

  • Jour de fête, Centre Pompidou, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris
  • Xn00, Espace des Arts, Chalon-sur-Saône; curated by L. Bovier in collaboration with E. Lebovici, JC Masséra, S. Moisdon Trembley, H.U. Obrist, assisted by Nicolas Trembley
  • Over the Edges, S.M.A.K., Gent, Belgium
  • The Collective Works, Centre d’art Contemporain de Toulouse, Toulouse
  • Art Unlimited, Art’31, Basel
  • L’oeuvre collective, Les Abattoirs, Toulouse; curated by Pascal Pique
  • Vivre sa vie, Tramway, Glasgow; curated by Tanya Leighton

Collaborations[edit]

Air's Pocket Symphony album cover by Xavier Veilhan

With Sébastien Tellier[edit]

  • Super, Sébastien Tellier meets Xavier Veilhan. Musical performance with Sébastien Tellier. Maison des arts, Créteil, 03.25.06 (Co-production : AIA Productions & Dalbin)
  • Val de Marne, 2006. Performance conceived by Xavier Veilhan with Sébastien Tellier. MAC VAL, Vitry, 12.01/02.06
  • Ville Nouvelle, 2006. Musical performance with Sébastien Tellier, conceived with Alexis Bertrand. Nuit Blanche, Hôtel de Ville, Paris

With Air (French Band)[edit]

  • Artwork for Air’s Pocket Symphony album, 2007.
  • Aérolite, 2007. Musical performance by Xavier Veilhan with Alexis Bertrand. Music : Air. Centre Pompidou, Paris, 04.07.07

With Daniel Buren[edit]

  • La Cabane éclatée aux Paysages Fantômes, 2006–2007

With Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec[edit]

Movies[edit]

  • Furtivo, 2008. France - Italie, Blue-ray, experimental, color, silent movie HD. 28'

Directed by Xavier Veilhan ; Music Sébastien Tellier ; co-produced by Renaud Sabari & Xavier Veilhan/AIA production. Courtesy Andréhn & Schiptjenko, Stockholm ; Galerie Perrotin, Paris.

  • Radiator, 2008. France, Blue-ray, experimental, color, 7'10

Directed by Xavier Veilhan in collaboration with Michael Elion. Edition of 4 + 1 AP. Courtesy Andréhn & Schiptjenko, Stockholm ; Galerie Perrotin, Paris ; Gering&Lopez, New York.

  • Keep the Brown, 2003. France, Blue-ray, experimental, color, silent movie 8'30’’

Directed by Xavier Veilhan ; co-produced by Arthurpym & Anna Sanders Film. Edition of 3 + 1 AP. Courtesy Andréhn – Schiptjenko, Stockholm ; Galerie Perrotin, Paris.

  • Drumball, 2003. France, Blue-ray, experimental, color, silent movie 7'40’’

Directed by Xavier Veilhan ; co-produced by Arthurpym & Anna Sanders Films. Edition of 3 + 1 AP. Courtesy Andréhn – Schiptjenko, Stockholm ; Galerie Perrotin, Paris.

  • Le Film du Japon, 2002. Japon, Blue-ray, experimental, color, silent movie 8'30’’

Directed by Xavier Veilhan ; co-produced by CCA Kitakyushu, JRP Editions, Genève, & Anna Sanders Films. Edition of 3 + 1 AP. Courtesy Andréhn – Schiptjenko, Stockholm ; Galerie Perrotin, Paris.

Xavier Veilhan at his studio. Le Carrosse (model)

Bibliography[edit]

  • Xavier Veilhan. Des expositions comme des paysages, edited by Beaux Arts éditions, Paris, 2009.
  • Xavier Veilhan 1999-2009, ed. Jean-Pierre Criqui, with texts by Jean-Jacques Aillagon, Jean-Pierre Criqui, Laurent Le Bon, Arnauld Pierre, Pierre Senges and an interview by Michel Gauthier, JRP| Ringier, Zurich, 2009
  • Light Machines, edited by Les Presses du Réel, 2007
  • Le Plein emploi, with texts by Michel Gauthier, Patrick Javault, Hakan Nilsson and John Welchman (in French and English), exhibition catalogue, Musée d’Art moderne et contemporain, Strasbourg, 2005
  • Fantome, with text by Fernandeo Casto Florez, Centro de Arte Caja de Burgos, Burgos, Spain, 2005
  • Vanishing Point, with texts by Alison Gingeras and Christine Macel, Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2004
  • Xavier Veilhanv, with texts by Dan Cameron, Liam Gillick, Alison Gingeras, John Miller, Le Magasin, Grenoble, 2000
  • Tableaux, 1997-1998, Center for Contemporary Art, Kitakyushu, 1999
  • Xavier Veilhan, Centre de Création Contemporaine, Tours; FRAC Languedoc Roussillon, Montpellier; Consortium, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Dijon; Editions JRP, Geneva; 1995
  • Xavier Veilhan, artist book, Galerie Jennifer Flay, Paris, 1992
  • Un centimètre égal un mètre, with texts by Eric Troncy, Liam Gillick (in French and in English), exhibition catalogue, A.P.A.C., Centre d’Art Contemporain, Nevers & Paris, 1991
  • Xavier Veilhan. Un peu de biologie, with an interview by Nicolas Bourriaud (in Italian and in English), exhibition catalogue, Galleria Fac-Simile, Milano, 1990

Documentaries[edit]

French/English. Running time : 52'.
Publisher Réunion des Musées Nationaux, 2009.
Director : Jordan Feldman

French/English. Running time : 90'.
Editeur Bureau des vidéos, 2007
Director : Jordan Feldman

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jean-Max Colard, Xavier Veilhan, Artforum, Feb, 2001.
  2. ^ "Discussion with Xavier Veilhan", Manan Ter-Grigoryan for Art Observed, October 8th, 2009.

External links[edit]