Fabrice Hybert

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Fabrice Hybert
Born (1961-07-12) July 12, 1961 (age 62)
EducationNantes School of Art
StyleVisual artist, assembly, video, painting, drawing
AwardsGolden Lion (1997), Officier des Arts et des Lettres (2012), member of the Académie des Beaux-Arts (2018)

Fabrice Hybert, also known by the pseudonym Fabrice Hyber, is a French plastic artist born on 12 July 1961 in Luçon (Vendée). At 56, he was elected to the Academy of Fine Arts on April 25, 2018.

Attached to nature, economics, commerce and science, he has created systems around artistic production with companies, scientists and laboratories around the world. Renowned artist, he works in many diverse ways - accumulating, proliferating, hybridizating - sliding between painting, sculpture, installation and video.

Fabrice Hyber drawing in his workshop in 2022
L'Homme de Bessines in the gardens of the Palais Royal in Paris (2022).


After a childhood in Vendée, Fabrice Hyber studied mathematics and physics. From 1979 to 1985, he was trained at the Nantes School of Arts. In 1981, he produced his first painting, the Square meter of lipstick, and exhibited in 1984 at the International Drawing Biennial of Saint-Étienne and in 1986 during the International Workshops of the Pays de la Loire at the Royal Abbey of Fontevraud. That same year, he presented his first personal exhibition, "Mutation", at Nantes.[1]

Since 1986, he presents personal exhibitions in Montreal, Limoges, Poitiers, Strasbourg, Tokyo, New York, San Francisco, Zurich, Bruges, Sète or Guadalajara.

In 2000 he was entrusted with a project on the Arc de Triomphe. In 2001, Sidaction commissioned him for a monumental work, L'Artère , installed in the Parc de la Villette and to which he devoted himself from 2002 to 2006. In 2004, Fabrice Hyber announce: “From May 1, 2004, I decided, in full possession of my means, that is to say in full health, to remove the “t” of Hybert”.[2] In 2007, it was in the Jardin du Luxembourg that he installs The Scream, the Written , a public commission commemorating the abolition of slavery.[3] At the same time, he continues a process launched around 1990 by sowing trees in his childhood valley.[4]

Developing his experiments and artistic works, Fabrice Hyber sets up a sculpture garden in Japan, another in Texas. He also collaborates with the architectural firm Jakob + MacFarlane for the Euronews headquarters in Lyon (2015). In 2018, Fabrice Hyber delivered the painted decoration for the glass roof of the Parisian palace Lutetia, he also produced, for Beaupassage, "Les Deux Chênes" from the double molding of a three-hundred-years-old tree from its Vendée valley.[5]

Officer in the French Order of Arts and Letters since January 2012, Fabrice Hyber was elected to the Fine Arts Academy in 2018.

In 2021, Fabrice Hyber becomes ambassador of the “ONF-Agir pour la forêt” fund (National Forests Office (France)).[6]

On March 7, 2022, Fabrice Hyber was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Center National des Arts Plastiques (France) by order of the Minister of Culture.[7]


A prolific artist, Fabrice Hyber gradually builds a production made up of paintings, charcoal drawings, collages, videos, etc.

Hybert has suggested that his work explores ‘the enormous reservoir of the possible’ (Eyestorm 2007) via a deconstruction of language and communication. To this end he deploys a very wide range of media for the purpose of expanding the range of his creative practice, deconstructing language in order to present the viewer with puzzles. He abjures the coherent, instantly understandable, text and the consistent oeuvre in favour of a proliferation that reflects the fundamentally nonlinear character of cognition. This is art in the tradition of the Surrealist object and stream of consciousness. It is more akin to James Joyce's Finnegans Wake than it is to classic narrative, it is Dionysian rather than Apollonian.

On the other hand, some of his projects look like exercises in visual language, his square football is not especially bewildering. It is quite simply a functional object that is turned into an ideal form (the cube). His idealised, cubed football maps onto the horror of function that characterises post-Duchampian fine art that rose into dominance in the international art world in the 1960s. Fabrice ironically refers to such functionless objects as Prototypes d'objects en fonctionnement (prototypes of working objects), or POF. Another instance of connecting the previously unconnected (cf. Simon Starling) is Hyber's Swing (POF No 3), 1990. This is a playground swing with the addition of ‘two phallic protuberances on the seat, one hard, one soft’ (Eyestorm 2007).

Another work Roof-Ceiling (POF No 10), 1995, consists of a mechanical device which vacuums up the rubbish in a room and deposits it in a transparent ceiling overhead; installed in a hairdressing salon, it allows the viewer's newly sheared locks to become part of the architecture. ‘(Eyestorm 2007). This work is not only a demonstration of creative cognition it is also a valuable excursion of fine art outside the museum and into everyday life. Hyber is one of the artists that Nicolas Bourriaud included in his account of so-called relational art which is to say art that engages with people and everyday life (Bourriaud 2002). He also writes.

Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale in 1997,[8] he created a multifaceted work from the practice of painting. Artist in dialogue, he has collaborated with companies,[9] launched the Organoide program at the Institut Pasteur,[10] and since 2012 has been developing the production network "the directors".[11]

Art and sciences[edit]

Sensitive to biology, astronomy or even mathematics and physics, Fabrice Hyber transposes the scientific question into his work, both through the subjects treated and by exposing the creative process, like research tables.[12] The Homeopathic Paintings by Fabrice Hyber highlight the body, the landscape or the object, echoing the act of creation which is explained from beginning to end. Thus, calculations, research documents, sketches, or the artist's moods are constitutive of each work as much they are the visible matrix.[13]

Fabrice Hybert seeks to work with the scientific community. In 2007, for example, he collaborated with the American biotechnologist Robert S. Langer on the issue of stem cells,[14] or, regularly, with the Institut Pasteur and the Professor Olivier Schwartz.[15] Often present in Fabrice Hyber's work, viral notions are also bring up by the artist during the COVID-19 crisis.[16]

The reality of environmental issues is also salient in the work of Fabrice Hyber. Sowing trees in his Vendée valley, he devotes part of his work to researching ecosystems in several parts of the world. The place of renewable energies and electrical uses is also at the heart of its thinking.[17]

In 2022 and 2023, the exhibitions presented at the Cartier Foundation and at the Domain of Chaumont-sur-Loire illustrate the environmental issues that Fabrice Hyber questions in his work.[18] At the Cartier Foundation, transmission is also played out in a process of environmental education through the establishment of a school with a cycle of courses and conferences within the system.[19]

Art and business[edit]

Artist and entrepreneur, Fabrice Hyber established partnerships with companies from the start of his career. When he created the Square Meter of lipstick in 1981, he developed a project with the cosmetics manufacturer Liliane France. Since then, he has increased collaborations with private companies.[20]

Emblematic of this work, the largest soap in the world was created in 1991. With the Compagnie des Détergents et du Savon de Marseille, it produced a 22-tons molded soap approved by Guinness Records. An artistic, performative and industrial object, the Biggest soap in the world is also a commercial act insofar as, in partnership with the Édouard Leclerc group and LOcation-VEhicule France transport, it travels in supermarket car parks throughout France and then in Belgium, Germany and Spain.[21] Mentioned in the book 1-1 = 2, trade is important for Fabrice Hyber, especially in that it is to be considered as a means of exchange and not just as a strictly economic element.[22]

Wishing to forge partnerships with private companies and to maintain a form of independence in his projects, their production and their distribution, Fabrice Hyber founded the SARL UR: Unlimited Responsibility in 1994. Used by Fabrice Hyber, the SARL UR is also open to other creators.[12] So little present, at that time, in artistic circles, the entrepreneurial question is seen there as the object of encounters and experiments as much as of production. Taking up the trade codes (promotion, communication, sale), in particular by marketing POFs, one of UR's objectives is the funding of artistic projects.[21]

In 1995, the Musée d'Art moderne de Paris presented the Hybertmarché exhibition in collaboration with the University of Lünebourg. Involving the UR company, the project consists of: having an inventory of objects present in Hyber's work, ordering or sending them, receiving them and placing them on the shelf publicly after the opening of the exhibition, modifying them according to what they are in his mind, putting them on sale.[23]

Among other projects in partnership with companies, Fabrice Hyber is helping to develop the Frisson d'Hyber gin in 2021 with the company Conquérant Spirits.[24]

In March 2022, he collaborated with luxury leather goods designer Camille Fournet and created a limited and numbered edition capsule of products using his Hyber green.[25]

Selection of projects[edit]

The POFs[edit]

Born in 1991, POFs (Prototypes of in operation objects) are inspired by everyday life. Hybrid, absurd, subversive and yet very close to everyday objects, POFs start from reality and slide it towards the point where logical perception is undermined. Conceived as invitations to the appropriation and diversion of the ordinary, the POFs are initially marketed by UR and can be made by each person according to an indication given by Fabrice Hyber. By questioning his daily life or by fabricating, the viewer becomes a stakeholder in the work. The Endless Staircase, the Swing or the Square Balloon are among the most emblematic of the 160 POFs created since 1991.

In 2018, the Maison des POF was created as part of the percent for art for the new building of the Nantes Art School. A place of experimentation, the Maison des POF is an evolving firm that invites the public to manipulate, try and question themselves.[26]

L’Homme de Bessines[edit]

Responding to a public commission for the town of Bessines (Deux-Sèvres),[3] Fabrice Hyber undertakes to disperse six bronze men painted green in the village. At a height of 87 cm, half the size of the artist, each sculpture is pierced by eleven holes from which jets of water shoot out. In connection with the notion of mutation treated by the artist in 1986, L'Homme de Bessines is also a viral work because it is intended to be distributed indefinitely. Thus, since the first installation in Bessines in 1991, the sculpture has been reproduice in several hundred copies, of varying sizes and appearances, all over the planet. In 2022, the thirtieth anniversary of the Homme de Bessines is the occasion for an installation in the gardens of the Palais Royal in Paris.

Eau d’or, eau dort, Odor and Spiral TV[edit]

Invited to use the French pavilion at the 47th Venice Biennale in 1997, Fabrice Hyber transforms space into a place of creation in permanent change and not into a place of presentation of works of art. Named Eau d'Or, Eau Dort, Odor, the event transforms the French pavilion into an experimental filming studio with the participation of various personalities (Albert Jacquard, Jean Rouch, Uri Tzaig, made in Eric, etc.) and the public. Live or recorded, the programs copied and transgress television codes while placing the question of the body at the center of the project. For Fabrice Hyber, the creation process is then more important than the final product. Noticed, the project earned the artist the award of a Golden Lion.[27][28][29]

In 1999, it was at the Wacoal Art Center in Tokyo that Fabrice Hyber developed a proposal according to the Venetian device. Through Spiral TV, the artist produces and broadcasts live (on cable and internet), twelve hours of daily programs under the name "It's Tomorrow Now", for five days.


From September to November 2000, Fabrice Hybert invests the Arc de Triomphe and its surroundings as part of a national demonstration confident seven national monuments to seven artists. Wishing to create a green setting around the monument, Fabrice Hyber deploys a belt of a hundred birch trees in opposition to the mineral character of the place. Changing green lighting is projected onto the Arc de Triomphe while an historical room is dedicated to viewing the inconnu.net website.[30][31]

Developing the question born from the commemorative tomb of the First World War, Fabrice Hyber transforms the Parisian monument into an open door to the unknown, both through the external device and through the internet portal which invites visitors to ask questions including answers other questions arising from contributions from artists, writers, scientists, etc.

L'Artère, le jardin des dessins[edit]


In 2001, to mark the 20th anniversary of the appearance of AIDS, the Sidaction association launched a call for projects for the creation of a commemorative monument. Detached from the aesthetic of commemoration, Fabrice Hyber's project reflects the social, emotional or medical aspects linked to the virus. Spanning 1001 m2, the ensemble is made up of ceramics designed by the artist and produced in Monterrey, Mexico. Produced from 2002 to 2006, the work installed in the Parc de la Villette resembles, by its rhizomatic aspect, a vast storyboard.[32]

Le Cri, L'Écrit[edit]

Le Cri, L'Écrit

“The cry is mark of the slavery abolition but also a warning against modern slavery. The cry is fear, tears but also joy. The cry is a metaphor for this enslavement which has been abolished by the texts. The cry is a drawing in space; for the garden in front of the Senate, a writing was needed! The abolition of slavery is the open chain ring, the closed ring is that everything can start again, and the base is the return to the roots, but it is also the Earth which is an hindering... "[33]

Announced in 2006 by President Chirac, the commission for a public work dedicated to the abolition of slavery was entrusted to Fabrice Hyber. Inaugurated in 2007, the 3.7m high polychrome bronze sculpture represents three chain rings held vertically by golden wedges representing French institutions and the fragility of a situation that can tip over. Dark, one of the faces of the sculpture presents the words "Elsewhere", "Decimated", "Exterminated", "Deported", "Death", "Inhuman", "Slave". The other side reveals a blood system attached to the living.[34]

C’Hyber(t) Rallies[edit]

Eager to see art out of museums and centers dedicated, Fabrice Hybert It develops its first Hyber(t) Rally in Tokyo in 2001 - the same year he also exhibited at Watari Hum. Developed since in Vassivière, Paris, Reunion island, Toulon, etc., the device invites spectators to take part in a vast treasure hunt intended to find POFs hidden in everyday spaces.[35]

Adapted to their territory of performance, the C’Hyber(t) Rallies also have the objective of revealing landscapes or human constructions. The search for a work of art outside its traditional location serves as a medium between the place and the people within.[36]


Public collections (selection)[edit]

Private collections (selection)[edit]

  • Carmignac Foundation
  • Fondazione Guastalla
  • Francès Foundation
  • Fondation Maeght
  • Bredin Prat Foundation
  • Dolorès and Claude Bonan
  • Michel Poitevin
  • François Meyer
  • Masathis
  • Guy Savoy
  • Maya and Fared Hariri
  • Emmanuelle and Jérôme de Noirmont
  • Mona Hamilton


Solo exhibitions[edit]

  • Mutation, Maison de l’avocat, Nantes, France
  • Pollution, Arlogos gallery, Nantes, France
  • Fabrice Hybert, Ussel City House, Ussel, France
  • Change, D.R.A.C., Poitiers, France
  • Refaire le monde, Caen Municipal Theater, Caen, France
  • Fabrice Hybert, Arlogos gallery, Nantes, France
  • Fabrice Hybert, Froment-Putman gallery, Paris, France
  • Fabrice Hybert, Interface gallery, Nîmes, France
  • Arlogos gallery, Nantes, France
  • Les Deux Étages, Art center Le Creux de l’enfer, Thiers, France
  • Larve d'entreprise, Arlogos gallery, Nantes, France
  • Conversation, La Criée Contemporary Art Center, Rennes, France
  • Artsonje center, Séoul, South Corea
  • Vis à vis, le miroir des galleries, Liège, Belgium
  • Fabrice Hybert : œuvres de 1981 à 1993, Contemporary Art Museum C.A.P.C., Bordeaux, France
  • Programme d'entreprise indéterminée, Fine Arts Museum of Nantes, France
  • Fabrice Hybert, Kunstalle Lophem, Bruges, Belgium
  • ZenoX Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
  • Contemporary Art Center, Moscow, Russia
  • 500e anniversaire de Rabelais, Le Confort moderne, Poitiers, France
  • L'Hybertmarché (1-1=2), Musée d'Art moderne de Paris, France
  • Plus lourd à l'intérieur, Saint-Étienne’s Museum, France
  • Plus lourd à l'intérieur, Strasbourg’s Museum, France
  • Froment-Putman Gallery, Paris, France
  • Testoo, Kunstraum Luneburg, Germany
  • Testoo, Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, USA
  • EIGEN+ART, Leipzig (D) - Kunsthalle Lophem, Bruges
  • Testoo, Vleeshal, Middelburg, Nederland
  • Station u 841 - Berlin, Germany
  • 25-52, Erna Hecey Gallery, Luxembourg
  • Eau d’or, eau dort, ODOR, French pavilion, 47th Venice Biennale, Italy
  • Muster Testoo, Leipzig, Germany
  • Et POF, Arts School, Nantes, France
  • Diététique, Le Confort moderne, Poitiers, France
  • Citoxe, De Appel Foundation, Amsterdam, Nederland
  • Fabrice Hybert, Kunsthalle Saint Gallen, Switzerland
  • Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, USA
  • Certificat, Kanazawa University, Japan
  • Évidemment, Riverin-Arlogos Gallery, Montréal, Canada
  • Prix Paris photo 1998, Paris, France
  • Spiral TV, it’s tomorrow now, Tokyo, Japan
  • At your own risk, CCAC Institute, San Francisco, USA
  • At your own risk, Bergen kunstmuseum, Bergen, Norway
  • Bergen’s Museum, Bergen, Norway
  • Erna Hécey, Art Fair Basel, Switzerland
  • IPM, Art Fair Basel, Switzerland
  • Mind map, Eigen+Art Gallery, Berlin, Germany
  • Peter Kilchmann Gallery, Zurich, Suisse
  • POF shop, Tokyo, Japan
  • Parpadeantes eyes, Museo de las Artes, Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Inconnu.net, Changements de temps, Arc de Triomphe, Paris, France
  • Inconnu.net, Ace Galery, Los Angeles, USA
  • Listaasafn Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Island
  • At your own risk, Porin Taidemuseoon, Pori, Finland
  • At your own risk, Götenborg Kunstmuseum, Göteborg, Sweden
  • La Beauté au quotidien de l’Égypte antique", Séphora, Les Champs-Élysées, Paris, France
  • Les Loisirs de Fabrice Hybert, Notre-Dame des Fleurs, Vence, France
  • Kunsthalle Lophem, Bruges, Belgium
  • Watari-um, Tokyo, Japan
  • Ace Gallery, Mexico, Mexico
  • POF, Kunsthalle Lophem, Bruges, Belgium
  • C'Hybert, Contemporary Art Center of Vassivière en Limousin, France
  • Tokyo c'hybert rallye - Vassivière c'hybert rallye
  • Mex-Mixt, Anne-de-Villepoix Gallery, Paris, France
  • Juste après la plage, Dourven Gallery, Trédez-Locquémeau, France
  • POF Cabaret, Kunsthalle Lophem, Bruges, Belgium
  • Voix d'eaux, Châteauneuf-en-Auxois, France
  • Fabrice Hybert, Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, USA
  • Fabrice Hybert, House of the Department, Évreux, France
  • Entrejambe – Espace privé/Espace public, Gustave Fayet Space, Sérignan, France
  • Les Hommes cellulaires, Carcassonne, France
  • Pof, Pof, Pof, Kunstraum leuphana universitat Lüneburg, Germany
  • Météo Villa Arson, Nice, France
  • L’Atelier d’hiver d’Hyber, Domaine Pommery, Reims, France
  • Nord – sud, Frac des Pays de la Loire, Nantes, France
  • Fée maison, La Briqueterie, Ciry-le-Noble, Le Creusot, France
  • Les Éclats, Herzliya Museum, Tel Aviv, Israël
  • Pétrôle, Jérôme de Noirmont Gallery, Paris, France
  • Voix d’eaux et +, Bernard Anthonioz Art House, Nogent-sur-Marne, France
  • Matière à penser / Food for thought, Le Laboratoire, Paris, France
  • C’Hyber Rallye de la Réunion, La Réunion island, France
  • Du pur Hyber, Jérôme de Noirmont Gallery, Paris, France
  • Power plants, la puissance des plantes, F-A Ducros Space, Grignan, France
  • Seed and Grow Je s'aime.Watari-Um, Tokyo, Japan
  • Immortalité Moscow, Nijni Novgorod, Krasnoyarsk, Russia
  • Pasteur' Spirit Pasteur Institute, Paris, France
  • Inventions, Jérôme de Noirmont Gallery, Paris, France
  • Matières premières Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
  • POF, Prototype d'objets en fonctionnent, MAC VAL, Vitry-sur-Seine, France
  • Essentiel Maeght Foundation, Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France
  • Raw materials, Baltic Centre for contemporary art, Newcastle, England
  • Essentiel peintures homéopathiques, Maeght Foundation, Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France
  • Interdit aux enfants, Nathalie Obadia Gallery, Paris, France
  • Homeopathic paintings, der Stadt Tuttlingen Gallery, Tuttlingen, Germany
  • Mutations acquises, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Brussels, Belgium
  • Forme des mots, M HKA, Antwerp, Belgium
  • 271643795 m2, CRAC Languedoc Roussillon, Sète, France
  • L'Homme Éponge, MUP IDF, Bondy/Cachan/Boulogne-Billancourt, France
  • « L’entier » par Fabrice Hyber, Cyrille Putman et galerie quatre, Arles, France[44]


  • hyberDUBUFFET, Jean Dubuffet et Fabrice Hyber, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris
  • OVNI, École des Beaux-Arts, Nantes


  • Résidence Yishu 8, Beijing, China
  • Prototypes, Appartement 22, Rabat, Maroc
  • “Coool” #greenbear, Osaka railway station, Osaka, Japan
  • Homme(s) de Bessines Géants, Marfa, United-States
  • Habiter la forêt, Nathalie Obadia Gallery, Paris, France[45]
  • Fabrice Hyber, Telmah Gallery, Rouen, France
  • Frisson d'Hyber, Gilles Drouault, galerie/multiples, Paris, France[46]
  • Fresh Air, RX gallery, New-York, United States[47]
  • L'Artère 2021, La Villette, Paris, France[48]
L'Homme de Bessines in the gardens of the Palais Royal in Paris (2022).
  • Limited Edition hyberFournet, Camille Fournet’s shop, Paris, France[49]
  • L'Homme de Bessines, Palais Royal, Paris, France[50]
  • POF, Lasécu, Lille, France[51]
  • La Vallée, Cartier Foundation, Paris, France


  • Sous la forêt, des vies, Domain of Chaumont-sur-Loire, France

Collective exhibitions (selection)[edit]


  • Ateliers internationaux des Pays de la Loire 1986, Royal abbey of Fontevraud, Fontevraud, France


  • 1st international Istanbul Contemporary Art Exhibitions, Ankara, Istanbul, Turkey


  • Espaces internationaux, CREDAC, Ivry-sur-Seine, France
  • Des ateliers, une collection du FRAC des Pays de la Loire, FRAC Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand, France
  • Baquié-Faure-Hybert, Arlogos Gallery, Nantes, France
  • Ateliers de la fondation Cartier, Cartier Foundation, Paris, France


  • Les Couleurs de l'argent, La Poste's Museum, Paris, France
  • Collection du CAPC musée : Absalon, Richard Fauguet, Fabrice Hybert, Didier Marcel, CAPC-Contemporary Art Museum, Bordeaux, France


  • Périls et Colères, CAPC-Contemporary Art Museum, Bordeaux, France
  • Il faut construire l'hacienda, C.C.C, Tours, France
  • France troisième génération Exposition internationale, Séville, Spain


  • Nouveaux Augures, FRAC Languedoc-Roussillon, Montpellier, France
  • L'Image dans le tapis, Arsenale, Venice, Italy
  • L'Autre à Montevideo, Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales, Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Eros, c'est la vie, Le Confort moderne, Poitiers, France
  • Chambre 763, Carlton Palace, Paris, France


  • This is the show and the show is many things, Museum van Hedendaagse kunst, Ghent, Belgium
  • Hors-limites, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
  • Cloaca maxima, Museum der Stadtenwässerung, Zurich, Switzerland


  • Take me I'm yours, Serpentine Gallery, London, England
  • Shift, De Appel, Amsterdam, Nederland
  • Maisons-cerveaux, FRAC Champagne Ardenne, Reims, France
  • Le Dépeupleur, Froment Putman Gallery, Paris, France
  • Laboratoires, Damien Hirst, Fabrice Hybert, Kiki Smith, Patrick Van Caeckenberg, pour une expérience du corps, Art et Essai Gallery (Rennes 2 University), Rennes, France
  • Féminin Masculin le sexe de l'art, Centre Georges-Pompidou, Paris, France
  • Biennale de Kwangju, Kwangju, South Corea


  • We (Fabrice Hybert et Uri Tzaig), musée d'Israël, Jérusalem, Israël
  • Collection : Absalon, Hyber, Mouillé, CAPC-Contemporary Art Museum, Bordeaux, France
  • Cabines de bain, La Motta swimming pool, Fribourg, Switzerland


  • Kunst in der stadt, Kunstverein, Bregenz, Austria
  • Fenêtre sur cour, Almine Rech Gallery, Paris, France
  • Do it, New-York, USA
  • Connexions implicites, École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts, Paris, France
  • Biennale de Kwangju, Kwangju, South Corea
  • 47th Venice Biennale; Eau d'or, eau dort, ODOR Venice – France pavilion, Italy


  • Tu parles/J'écoute, Fine arts museum, Taipei, Taïwan
  • To the living room, Watari-um museum, Tokyo, Japan
  • Premises, Guggenheim, New-York, USA
  • Métissages, Musée du Luxembourg, Paris, France
  • Jef Geys-Fabrice Hybert, Z33, Hasselt, Belgium
  • Indoor, Centro civico La Grancia, Rapolano, Italy
  • H2O, Erna Hécey Gallery, Luxembourg
  • Cet et été là... Exposition des variétés, CRAC, Sète, France


  • Spiral TV it's tomorrow now (3e édition du festival art life), Spiral, Tokyo, Japan
  • Picnic, Museo de las artes, Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Passage, new french art, Hiroshima - MOCA / Sapporo - Hokkaido museum of modern art / Tokyo - Setagaya museum, Japan
  • Made in France, Artsonje center, Séoul, South Corea
  • Indoor, musée des beaux-arts, Lyon, France


  • Voilà le monde dans la tête, Museum of Modern Art, Paris, France
  • Passage, new french art, City museum, Nagoya, Japan
  • Narcisse blessé, autoportraits contemporains, Passage de Retz, Paris, France
  • La Ville, le Jardin, la Mémoire, Villa Médicis, Rome, Italy
  • Air air, celebrating inflatables, Grimaldi forum, Monaco


  • Somewhere over the rainbow, FRAC Normzndie, Sotteville-lès-Rouen, France
  • Simulacres et Détournements dans les années 1980 et 90, CAPC-Contemporary Art Museum, Bordeaux, France
  • Le Ludique, Québec's Museum, Québec, Canada


  • Objets de réflexion, FRAC Ile-de-France / Le plateau, Paris, France


  • Trésors publics 20 ans de création dans les Fonds régionaux d'art contemporain. L'État des choses. L'Objet dans l'art de 1960 à aujourd'hui, Fine arts museum, Nantes, France
  • Sexe, sexe, etc., Galerie Beaubourg, Château Notre-dame-des-Fleurs, France
  • Pour l'amour de Vénus, Donjon de Vez, France
  • Les 20 ans des FRAC, Fine arts museum, Nantes, France
  • Le Ludique, Modern Art Museum, Villeneuve-d'Ascq, France


  • Mix Max, Artsonje center, Séoul, South Korea
  • L'Art à la plage, Ramatuelle, France
  • Frantisek Kupka, Musée Fabre, Montpellier, France
  • F2004@Shanghai, Année de la France en Chine, La Fabrique, Shanghai[52]


  • Supernova, Domaine Pommery, Reims, France
  • Météo, Villa Arson, Nice, France
  • Dionysiac, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
  • 3rd world ceramix biennale, Incheon, South Corea


  • We Humans are Free : from the collection of SMAK, The 21st century museum of contemporary art, Kanazawa, Japan
  • Une proposition de Mathieu Mercier, FRAC Basse-Normandie, Caen, France
  • Peinture Malerei, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany
  • L'Art à la plage, Ramatuelle, France
  • La Force de l'art, Grand Palais, Paris, France


  • Suite française, Institut français, Wien, Austria
  • Rouge Baiser, Hangar à bananes, Nantes, France
  • Le Musée côté jardin, Art and History Museum, Saint-Brieuc, France
  • Estuaire, Canal Saint Felix, France
  • Airs de Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France


  • Sens dessus dessous, CRAC Languedoc-Roussillon, Sète, France
  • Mobile Art Chanel, New York; Tokyo; Hong Kong


  • Métissages, Baron-Gérard Museum, Bayeux, France
  • La Force de l'art, Grand Palais, Paris, France
  • Collection Florence et Daniel Guerlain, Guerlain Foundation, Les Mesnuls, France


  • Nos meilleurs souvenirs, Domaine Pommery, Reims, France
  • Métissages, Hôtel Hèbre de Saint-Clément, Rochefort, France
  • L'Expérience du monde, Contemporary art center, Moscow, Russia
  • Le Sourire du chat (opus 1), Hangar à bananes, Nantes, France
  • Le Mont analogue, Centro cultural metropolitano, Quito, Ecuador
  • Circuit céramique à Sèvres. La Scène française contemporaine, Sèvres Manufacture, Sèvres, France
  • Biennale de Lodz, Lodz, Poland


  • Paris, Delhi, Bombay, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
  • Inquiétantes Étrangetés, Fine Arts Museum Nantes, France
  • Dessins exquis, Slick, Paris, France
  • Already-made, Jérôme de Noirmont Gallery, Paris, France


  • To be with art is all we ask, Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo, Norway
  • Retour à l'intime la collection Giuliana et Tommaso Setari, La Maison rouge, Paris, France
  • L'Âne musicien (Déchire tout et recommence), FRAC Languedoc-Roussillon, Montpellier, France
  • Estuaire, Canal Saint Felix, France
  • Camere 17, Roma, Italy
  • Abu Dhabi Art's Arts, Talks and sensations, Abu Dhabi


  • Poétique d'objets, Lieu d'art et d'action contemporaine, Dunkirk, France
  • La Tyrannie des objets Galeries Lafayette, Galerie des galleries, Paris, France
  • La Donation Florence et Daniel Guerlain, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
  • Entre-temps... Brusquement et ensuite (12e biennale de Lyon), Lyon, France
  • De Chaissac à Hyber, Historial de la Vendée, Les Lucs-sur-Boulogne, France


  • Procession, CAPC-Contemporary Art Museum, Bordeaux, France
  • L'Image dans l'onde, Fondation François-Schneider, Wattwiller, France
  • Le Mur. La collection Antoine de Galbert, La Maison rouge, Paris, France
  • Donaugalerie ein skulpturenprojekt der stadt Tuttlingen, Tuttlingen, Germany
  • Brave new world, Metropolitan museum, Manille, Philippines
  • Biennale de Busan 2014 : Habiter le monde, Busan, South Corea


  • Take me I'm yours, La Monnaie, Paris, France
  • Cosa mentale, Centre Georges-Pompidou, Metz, France
  • CONTOUR 7 biennale voor bewegend beeld a moving image biennale in Mechelen, Mechelen, Belgium


  • PAD Paris Art Design, France - Paris – Tuileries Garden



  • Les Extatiques, Paris la Défense, France
  • Notre monde brûle, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
  • Habiter la forêt, Obadia Gallery Paris, France[55]



  • Vous êtes un arbre, Les Franciscaines, Deauville, France[58]


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  • Frederic Bougle, 1-1 = 2 Entretiens avec Fabrice Hybert, Nantes, Éditions Joca Seria, 1992-1994
  • Pascal Rousseau, Fabrice Hybert, Paris, Hazan, 1999
  • Guy Tortosa, POF HYBERT, Paris, UR éditions, 1999
  • Thierry Laurent, Il est interdit de mourir, Paris, Au même titre éditions, 2003
  • Fabrice Hyber, Richesses, Paris, Éditions Jannink, 2004
  • Bernard Marcadé, Baert de Baere, Pierre Giquel, Hyber, Paris, Flammarion, 2009.
  • Philippe Forest, Bernard Marcadé, Olivier Schwartz, Yves Jammet, L'Artère - Le Jardin des dessins, Nantes, Éditions Cécile Defaut, 2009.
  • Gilles Coudert, Alice Dautry, Pascal Rousseau, Olivier Schwartz, Fabrice Hyber Sans gêne livre DVD, Paris, Après éditions, 2012.
  • Donatien Grau, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Hyber… Hyber, Paris, Bernard Chauveau éditeur, 2014.

Catalogs of personal exhibitions[edit]

  • Pierre Giquel, Fabrice Hybert Mutation, Nantes, La Maison de l'avocat, 1986.
  • Guy Tortosa, Pierre Giquel, Fabrice Hybert, Direction régionale des affaires culturelles du Limousin, 1987.
  • Jean-Louis Froment, Pierre Giquel, Catherine Strasser, Fabrice Hybert, œuvres de 1981 à 1993, CapcMusée d'Art contemporain de Bordeaux, 1993.
  • Bernard Ceysson, Friedemann Malsch, Plus lourd à l'intérieur, Éditions du musée d'Art moderne de Saint-Étienne, 1995.
  • Jean-Pierre Changeur, Alice Dautry, Annick Perrot, Olivier Schwartz, Fabrice Hyber à l'Institut Pasteur, Paris, Institut Pasteur, 2010.
  • Jacqueline Frydman, Pascal Rousseau, Fabrice Hyber, Moscow, Maison de la photographie de Moscou, 2010.
  • Nicolas Setari, POF Prototypes d'objets en fonctionnement 1991-2012, Vitry-sur-Seine, MAC VAL, 2012.
  • Olivier Kaeppelin, Bernard Marcadé, Pascal Rousseau, Essentiel peintures homéopathiques, Saint-Paul de Vence, Fondatien Maeght, 2012.


  • Bourriaud, Nicolas. 2002. Relational aesthetics, Documents sur l'art. Dijon: Les presses du réel.

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