Prune Nourry

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Prune Nourry
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Nourry in 2013
Born (1985-01-30) 30 January 1985 (age 34)
Known forsculpture, photography, video

Prune Nourry is a French multidisciplinary artist currently working at the Invisible Dog Art Center in Brooklyn, NY.

Specialized in sculpture, she also explores a multitude of media notably through installations that include photography, film and performance.

Prune works on topics ranging from bioethics to women’s rights and gender [null imbalance] . She brings attention to some of the preoccupying issues that arise from fast-growing scientific discoveries such as sex selection, artificial procreation, and genetic engineering.


Nourry was born in Paris, France in 1985. She received a degree in wood sculpture from the École Boulle in Paris, and began her career as independent multidisciplinary artist at the end of her final year at the school. She has been an artist-in-residence at the Invisible Dog Art Center in Brooklyn, NY since 2011.

Selected exhibitions and performances[edit]


- Contemporary Archeology, Solo Show, Galerie Daniel Templon, Brussels, Belgium, January 12 - March 4, 2017


- Anima, Collective Show at the Invisible Dog Art Center, Brooklyn, NY, March 3 - April 15, 2016


- Terracotta Daughters, The Earth Ceremony, burial of the Terracotta Daughters' army, mainland China, October 17, 2015

- Terracotta Daughters & Imbalance, Asia Now, Paris Asian Art Fair, Espace Pierre Cardin, Paris, France, October 20–22, 2015

- Terracotta Daughters, Solo Show, Simon Studer Art, Geneva, Switzerland, November 4 - December 18, 2015


- Terracotta Daughters, Solo Show, curated by Tatyana Franck, Museo Diego Rivera Anahuacalli, Mexico City, November 2014

- Terracotta Daughters, Solo Show in collaboration with the French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF) for Crossing The Line Festival, with the support of No Longer Empty, China Institute, New York, September 2014

- Site-specific installation Imbalance, Rio Grande 179A Grand st. Chinatown, NYC, Sept 13 - Oct 4 2014

- Terracotta Daughters, Solo Show, curated by Tatyana Franck, Flux Laboratory, Zurich, Switzerland, June 2014

- The Archeological Dinner, Performance in collaboration with Michelin Star Chef Jean Francois Piege, Le Centquatre, Paris, France - May 26 and 27

- Girls, Collective Show curated by Pharrell Williams at Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France, May 2014

- La Part Animale, Collective Show curated by Tatyana Franck at Galerie Sophie Scheidecker, Paris, France, May 2014

- Terracotta Daughters, Avec Motifs Apparents, Collective Show curated by José Manuel Gonçalvè at Le CentQuatre, Paris, France, March 2014

- Terracotta Daughters, Solo Show, Magda Danysz Gallery, Paris, France, March 2014


- Terracotta Daughters, Solo show, Magda Danysz Gallery, Shanghai, China

- Genesis, Solo Show, Casino Venier, Venice, Italy

- At Home, Group Show, Contemporary Art Center, Malaga, Spain

- Holy Daughters, Solo Show curated by Tatyana Franck at Flux Laboratory, Geneva, Switzerland

- Holy Daughters, Solo Show at Galerie Henrik Springmann, Berlin, Germany


- Nominated for Go Brooklyn, a community-curated project by the Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA

- Holy Daughters, Solo Show curated by Tatyana Franck at the Invisible Dog Art Center, New York, USA


- Holy River, Performance in collaboration with Calcutta Arts Club, Kolkata, India

- Spermbar, Installation and Performance on 5th Ave, commissioned by the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) for Crossing the Line Festival, New York, USA

- Holy Daughters, Video projection, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

- Holy Daughters, Group Show, Polka Gallery, Paris, France

- Holy Daughters, Art Paris Art Fair at Grand Palais, Polka Gallery, Paris, France

- Holy Daughters, Solo show, curated by Tatyana Franck, Paris, France


- Holy Daughters, Performance, New Delhi, India


- Le Dîner Procréatif, Performance and Solo Show, l’Espace « R », Geneva, Switzerland

- Le Dîner Procréatif, Performance, the Laboratory Studio, Paris, France

- Gimme More, Group show, Elaine Levy Gallery, Brussels, Belgium


- Les Bébés Domestiques, Group show, KJBi Art Space, Brussels, Belgium

- Les Bébés Domestiques, Performance, Tokyo, Japan

- Les Bébés Domestiques, Art Brussels art fair, Elaine Levy Gallery, Brussels, Belgium. Publication of a book in limited edition

- Adoption Day #2, Performance in collaboration with Elaine Levy Gallery, Brussels, Belgium


- Les Bébés Domestiques, Installation, Max Lang Gallery, New York, USA

- Adoption Day #1, Performance, in collaboration with Jaguar Shoes Gallery, London, England

- Group show, Biennal of Issy, Carte à Jouer Museum, Issy-les Moulineaux, France

- L’Animalerie, site-specific installation, reconstitution of animal house, Quai de la Mégisserie, Paris, France


- Wooster on Spring , Group Show, New York, USA

- Aux Arts Citoyens, Group Show, Espace des Blancs Manteaux, Paris, France


- Group show, Galerie « M », Paris, France

- Toit et Moi, two-person exhibition with the artist JR, La Loge Gallery, Paris, France

Conferences and lectures[edit]


- Mapping Memory, Keynote Address, CUNY University The Graduate Center, New York City - March 11

- Preparing Tomorrow Today – designing a museum for the future, Conference hosted at Aurora Museum with Tatyana Franck (Director of the Musée de l'Elysée in Lausanne), Shanghai - China – March 20


- Visiting Artist Lecture, Suny New Platz, New York City - Nov 12th

- Art et Société: L’Imaginaire Peut-il Influer sur la Réalité?, Conference hosted at Le Centquatre with Sophie Makariou (Directeur of Musee Guimet), Christophe Guilmoto (Sociologist) and Magda Danysz (Galerist), Paris - May 25

- French Institute, New York : Discussion with Chien Chung (Didi) Pei, Chair of the Board of Trustees of China Institute


- Conference Holy Daughters, with the sociologist Ravinder Kaur, moderated by Alka Pande, art adviser and curator. India Habitat Center, New Delhi.

- The Emergence of Contemporary Indian Art, Musée du Quai Branly, Paris. Moderated by Christine Ithurbide, a researcher in contemporary art.


- Interview, Moderated by Malvika Maheshwari, Professor.

- Auditorium of the Louvre, Paris. Moderated by Sonia Brunel, speaker of National Museums.


- How we draw the borderline between humans and animals: Challenging art experiments with hybrid pet babies, University of Tokyo. Moderated by Noriko Nijiima, sociologist.


- Interview, Science Po, Paris. Moderated by Gerard Rodach, Professor.



- Ecole Boulle, Paris, specialized in wood sculpture. Graduated with honors and the AEEB prize.



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