Xavier Veilhan

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

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]

After graduating from the École nationale supérieure des Arts décoratifs in Paris, Xavier Veilhan continues his formation in Berlin at the Hochschule der Künste, in the atelier of artist Georg Baselitz. He returns to Paris to finish his studies in 1989 at the Institut des hautes Etudes en Arts plastiques.

His work is multi-faceted, encompassing sculpture, installation, painting and photography, as well as hybrids of all of these. He is also engaged in performance work and filmmaking. He plays with the notions of the generic, of the industrially produced object and of universal representation, creating objects at once ambivalent and stark. Concerned with the scenography of a dedicated presentation, Veilhan addresses issues of perception as well as the physical and temporal relationships created within the context of the exhibition format. His work is to be found in the most important public and private collections worldwide. He has also made several permanent public works in numerous locations across the world, as well as creating temporary site-specific interventions within Architectones, a project that has received critical acclaim since 2012.

Xavier Veilhan is represented by Andréhn-Schiptjenko (Stockholm), Galerie Perrotin (Paris, New York, Hong Kong, Seoul), Galeria Nara Roesler (São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, New York) and 313 Art Project (Seoul).

Work[edit]

Selected solo exhibitions / Public projets[edit]

2017

  • 57th Venice Biennale of Art, French pavilion, Venice

2016

  • Le Baron de Triqueti, épisode III, Abbaye de Cluny, Cluny
  • Residency at Fundación Casa Wabi, Puerto Escondido

2015

  • Cedar, Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm
  • Horizonte verde, Galeria Nara Roesler, São Paulo
  • Matching Numbers, La 3e Scène, Opéra national de Paris
  • Vent moderne, Festival Cinéma en plein air 2015 – Villette sur courts, La Villette, Paris
  • Music, Galerie Perrotin, Paris
  • Music, Galerie Perrotin, New York

2014

  • Canal+ Xavier Veilhan, l’Expo des 30 ans, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
  • Maquettes, FRAC Centre, Orléans
  • SYSTEMA OCCAM, performance to a musical piece by Eliane Radigue, Musée Delacroix, Paris
  • Architectones, Barcelona Pavilion, Barcelona
  • ON/OFF, une exposition-scène de Xavier Veilhan, Galerie des galeries, Galeries Lafayette Haussmann, Paris
  • Bodies, 313 Art Project, Seoul
  • Architectones, Melnikov House, Moscow

2013

  • Architectones, Sainte-Bernadette-du-Banlay Church, Nevers
  • SYSTEMA OCCAM, performance to OCCAM I by Eliane Radigue, MAMO, Centre d’art de la Cité Radieuse, Marseille, June 9 ; Crossing the lines Festival, FI:AF, New York City, September 19 ; Programme New Settings, Théâtre de la Cité internationale, Paris, November 4, 5, 15, 16 & 17
  • Architectones, Unité d’habitation, MAMO, Centre d’art de la Cité Radieuse, Marseille
  • Mobiles, Galerie Perrotin, Hong Kong
  • Architectones, Sheats-Goldstein Residence, Los Angeles
  • Xavier Veilhan: Avant, Château de Rentilly, Marne-et-Gondoire

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]

2015

2014

  • Feito por Brasileiros/Made by Brazilians, Cidade Matarazzo, São Paulo
  • Matrix: Mathematicians_Heart of gold and the abyss, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul
  • Le Baron de Triqueti, curated by Xavier Douroux & Xavier Veilhan, with Alexis Bertrand, Abbaye de Cluny – Centre des Monuments Nationaux, Cluny
  • Skulptur I Pilane 2014, Pilane på Tjörn, Klövedal (Sweden)
  • Open Museum/AIR, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Lille

2013

  • Happy Birthday Galerie Perrotin / 25 ans, Tripostal Lille
  • Les Pléiades, 30 ans des FRAC, Les Abattoirs, Toulouse
  • The Unpredictables – Norman Foster et l’art contemporain, Carré d’Art, Nîmes
  • Dynamo, un siècle de lumière et de mouvement dans l'art 1913-2013, Grand Palais, Paris
  • Collection Platform 4 : Emotion and Technology, PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv

2012

  • Extra large, œuvres monumentales de la Collection du Centre Pompidou à Monaco, Forum Grimaldi, Monaco
  • House of Cards, Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon
  • Le Monde comme volonté et comme papier peint, curated by Stéphanie Moisdon, Le Consortium, Dijon
  • Plaisirs de France, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Bakou; Musée des Beaux-Arts, Almaty

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]

Directed by Xavier Veilhan; music by Zombie Zombie; produced by Opéra national de Paris/3e Scène. Courtesy of Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Galeria Nara Roesler, Galerie Perrotin, 313 Art Project.

  • Vent Moderne, 2015. France. HD, black and white, 27 minutes 39.

Directed by Xavier Veilhan; conceived with Alexis Bertrand and Violeta Kreimer; produced by Dimitri Chamblas and Amélie Couillaud; co-production La Villette, Paris and eXorde (collection Casoar); music by Avia, Florian Sumi, Yujim; choreographies by Dimitri Chamblas and Stephen Thompson. Courtesy of Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Galeria Nara Roesler, Galerie Perrotin, 313 Art Project.

Directed by Xavier Veilhan. Courtesy of Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Galeria Nara Roesler, Galerie Perrotin, 313 Art Project.

  • L'affaire Dreyfus, 2010. France, Blu-ray, experimental, black and white, 14 minutes 40.

Directed by Xavier Veilhan; produced by Frank Elbaz. Courtesy of the artist.

  • 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]

  • Le Monstre, interview with Anastassia Makridou-Bretonneau and Valérie Pihet, text by Bénédicte Ramade, Tours: Eternal Network, 2016
  • Architectones: Art in the living environment, texts by François Perrin, Sarah Lorenzen, Frank Escher, Pedro Gadanho, Ingrid Luquet-Gad, Jan Tumlir and Jean-Louis Cohen; interview with Claude Parent, Los Angeles : SPA, 2015
  • Xavier Veilhan, monograph, texts by Andrew Berardini and Yuko Hasegawa, Paris: Turenne Editions, 2015
  • Xavier Veillhan: Rays, Zurich : JRP Ringier, 2014
  • Double Vues, chronique d’une exposition, Paris : Laurent Bochet, Éditions Florence Leoni, 2013
  • Xavier Veilhan / (IN) Balance, text and interview by Vesela Stretenović, Washington : The Phillips Collection, 2012
  • Xavier Veilhan at Hatfield – Promenade, text by Bénédicte Ramade, interview with Jessica Lack, London : Gascoyne Holdings Press, 2012
  • Xavier Veilhan 1999-2009, monograph, texts by Jean-Pierre Criqui, Arnault Pierre, Laurent Le Bon, Pierre Senges, interview with Michel Gautier, Dijon; Zürich, 2009
  • 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: 70'.
Editor: A.P.R.E.S. Productions, 2016
Director: François Combin / URUBU Films

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

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

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