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Laurent Grasso (born 1972) is a French artist who lives and works between Paris and New York.
Grasso’s work has been exhibited worldwide, particularly in Europe and the United States, notably in solo exhibitions at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (2011), the Kunstverein Arnsberg (2009), the Centre Georges Pompidou (2009), the Palais de Tokyo (2009) and the Saint Louis Art Museum (2010).
Grasso’s work has also been included in many international biennales including Manifesta 8 (2010), Sharjah (2009) and Moscow (2009).
Grasso was awarded the Marcel Duchamp Prize in 2008 and is the subject of a major monograph, Laurent Grasso: The Black-Body Radiation (Les Presses du Réel, 2009).
Grasso has created several installations in the public space. His neon project, "Infinite Light", was installed in 2008 on the exterior of the Hunter College Lexington Avenue pedestrian walkway in New York. The following year, the artist designed "Nomiya", an architectural project which was situated on the rooftop of the Palais de Tokyo in Paris from 2009 to 2011. In 2010, his neon "Memories of the Future" was acquired by the Leeum Samsung Museum in Seoul, Korea. Forthcoming are solo exhibitions at the Bass Museum of Art (Miami Beach, FL, USA) and the Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris in 2012 as well as a solo exhibition at the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Canada in 2013. Grasso will participate in the 9th Gwangju Biennale (2012).
- Laurent Grasso - Le rayonnement du corps noir , Dijon, Les presses du réel, 2009
- Laurent Grasso - The Black-Body Radiation (English edition), Dijon, Les presses du réel, 2009
- Laurent Grasso - The Horn Perspective, Paris, Centre Pompidou editions, 2009