Lisson Gallery

Laure Prouvost

Language – in its broadest sense – permeates the video, sound, installation and performance work of Laure Prouvost. Known for her immersive and mixed-media installations that combine film and installation in humorous and idiosyncratic ways, Prouvost’s work addresses miscommunication and ideas becoming lost in translation. Playing with language as a tool for the imagination, Prouvost is interested in confounding linear narratives and expected associations among words, images and meaning. She combines existing and imagined personal memories with artistic and literary references to create complex film installations that muddy the distinction between fiction and reality. At once seductive and jarring, her approach to filmmaking employs layered storytelling, quick edits, montage and wordplay and is composed of a rich, tactile assortment of images, sounds, spoken and written phrases. The videos are often shown within immersive environments which comprise found objects, sculptures, painting and drawings, signs, furniture and architectural assemblages, that are rendered complicit within the overarching narrative of the installation. 

Laure Prouvost was born in Lille, France (1978) and is currently based in Brussels. She received her BFA from Central St Martins, London in 2002 and studied towards her MFA at Goldsmiths College, London. She also took part in the LUX Associate Programme. Prouvost won the MaxMara Art Prize for Women in 2011 and was the recipient of the Turner Prize in 2013. 

In November, the New National Museum, Oslo, will open the first inaugural Fredriksen Family Commission featuring a new installation by Laure Prouvost for the Light Hall. Current solo exhibitions include: 'Deep Travel Ink.' at Atelier Hermès, Seoul, South Korea. Current group exhibitions include: 'ARS22' at the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland. Recent solo exhibitions include: ‘The Long Waited, Weighted, Gathering’, Manchester Jewish Museum, Manchester, UK; ‘Our elastic arm hold in tight through the claouds’ at Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark (2021); ‘Re-dit-en-un-in-learning CENTER’ at Lisson Gallery London (2020); 'Melting into one another ho hot chaud it heating dip’, Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon, Portugal (2020); ‘Deep See Blue Surrounding You / Vois Ce Bleu Profond Te Fondre’, Les Abattoirs, Toulouse, France, LAM - Lille métropole, Villeneuve d’Ascq, France (2020), and Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht, Netherlands (2021); 'AM-BIG-YOU-US LEGSICON’, M HKA - Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp, Belgium (2019); Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France (2018); BASS Museum, Miami, FL, USA (2018); ‘They Are Waiting for You’, Performance for stage at the McGuire Theatre, Minneapolis, MN, USA (2018); SALT Galata, Istanbul, Turkey (2017); Kunstmuseum Luzern, Switzerland (2016); Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan, Italy (2016); Museum Für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt Am Main, Frankfurt, Germany (2016); Red Brick Art Museum, Beijing, China (2016); Haus Der Kunst, Munich, Germany (2015); New Museum, New York, NY, USA (2014); Laboratorio Arte Alameda, Mexico City, Mexico (2014); Max Mara Art Prize for Women, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK and Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia, Italy (2013); ‘Laure Prouvost / Adam Chodzko’ as part of ‘Schwitters in Britain’, Tate Britain, London, UK (2013); The Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield, UK (2012); and Flat Time House, London, UK. Prouvost represented France at the 58th International Art Biennial Venice, May-November 2019 and was included in ‘NIRIN,’ the 22nd Biennale of Sydney (2020). June 2019 saw the artist's first public commission in the UK through Transport for London's Art on the Underground. 

 

Current and recent projects:

'Deep See Blue Surrounding You / Vois Ce Bleu Profond Te Fondre’, LAM - Lille métropole, Villeneuve d’Ascq, France, 2020

'Melting into one another ho hot chaud it heating dip’, Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon, Portugal, 2020

‘Deep See Blue Surrounding You / Vois Ce Bleu Profond Te Fondre’, Les Abattoirs, Toulouse, France, 2020

NIRIN’ 22nd Biennale of Sydney (curated by Brook Andrew), Sydney, Australia, 2020

 

 

Above the claouds

Laure Prouvost
Above the claouds

2021
HD video plus installation (pully system, glass, video mapping, curtain and seat)
Installation view: Our elastic arm hold in tight through the claouds, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2021. Photography: David Stjernholm.

Grand Dad's Visitor Centre

Laure Prouvost
Grand Dad's Visitor Centre

2017
Installation view at Centre, Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan, 2017. Photo: Agostino Osio

Metal Man cleaning the floor

Laure Prouvost
Metal Man cleaning the floor

2017
HD video and mixed media 205 x 80 x 85 cm 80 3/4 x 31 1/2 x 33 1/2 in 3 minutes 51 seconds

AM-BIG-YOU-US LEGSICON

Laure Prouvost
AM-BIG-YOU-US LEGSICON

2019
Installation view at M HKA – Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp Photo: CLINCKX, courtesy M HKA

AM-BIG-YOU-US LEGSICON

Laure Prouvost
AM-BIG-YOU-US LEGSICON

2019
Installation view at M HKA – Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp Photo: CLINCKX, courtesy M HKA

AM-BIG-YOU-US LEGSICON

Laure Prouvost
AM-BIG-YOU-US LEGSICON

2019
Installation view at M HKA – Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp Photo: CLINCKX, courtesy M HKA

AM-BIG-YOU-US LEGSICON

Laure Prouvost
AM-BIG-YOU-US LEGSICON

2019
Installation view at M HKA – Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp Photo: CLINCKX, courtesy M HKA

AM-BIG-YOU-US LEGSICON

Laure Prouvost
AM-BIG-YOU-US LEGSICON

2019
Installation view at M HKA – Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp Photo: CLINCKX, courtesy M HKA

AM-BIG-YOU-US LEGSICON

Laure Prouvost
AM-BIG-YOU-US LEGSICON

2019
Installation view at M HKA – Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp Photo: CLINCKX, courtesy M HKA

IDEALLY THESE WORDS WOULD PAUSE EVERYTHING NOW

Laure Prouvost
IDEALLY THESE WORDS WOULD PAUSE EVERYTHING NOW

2019
'You are deeper than you think', Stratford station, 2019. Commissioned by Art on the Underground. Photo: Thierry Bal.

YOU HAVE BEEN HERE BEFORE

Laure Prouvost
YOU HAVE BEEN HERE BEFORE

2016
Oil and varnish on wood 30 x 40 cm 11 3/4 x 15 3/4 in

They Are Waiting for You

Laure Prouvost
They Are Waiting for You

2017
Installation view, They Are Waiting for You, The Bass, 27 April - 2 September 2018. Image courtesy The Bass, Miami Beach. Photography by Zachary Balber.

They Are Waiting for You

Laure Prouvost
They Are Waiting for You

2017
Installation view, They Are Waiting for You, The Bass, 27 April - 2 September 2018. Image courtesy The Bass, Miami Beach. Photography by Zachary Balber.

Portrait of the artist

Laure Prouvost
Portrait of the artist

2017
Portrait by Harry Kampianne

IN GRAND MA'S DREAMS YOU WOULD STAY HERE FOREVER AND DANCE ALL NIGHT

Laure Prouvost
IN GRAND MA'S DREAMS YOU WOULD STAY HERE FOREVER AND DANCE ALL NIGHT

2019
'You are deeper than you think', Stratford station, 2019. Commissioned by Art on the Underground. Photo: Thierry Bal.

OH STAY WITH US THE PARTY HAS JUST BEGUN

Laure Prouvost
OH STAY WITH US THE PARTY HAS JUST BEGUN

2019
'You are deeper than you think', Heathrow Terminal 4 station, 2019. Commissioned by Art on the Underground. Photo: Thierry Bal.

Fuck I was born to be here

Laure Prouvost
Fuck I was born to be here

2019
Tapestry, 140 x 240 cm, 55 x 94 3/8 in

Cooling system 6 (for global warming)

Laure Prouvost
Cooling system 6 (for global warming)

2018
Glass, framed drawing, wood stick with watercolour, 220 x 100 x 100 cm (approx), 86 1/2 x 39 1/4 x 39 1/4 in (approx)

Cooling system 6 (for global warming)

Laure Prouvost
Cooling system 6 (for global warming)

2018
Glass, framed drawing, wood stick with watercolour, 220 x 100 x 100 cm (approx), 86 1/2 x 39 1/4 x 39 1/4 in (approx)

THE PERSON BEHIND WANTS TO TALK TO YOU

Laure Prouvost
THE PERSON BEHIND WANTS TO TALK TO YOU

2019
Acrylic and varnish on board, 57.1 x 37.2 x 1.8 cm, 22 3/8 x 14 5/8 x 5/8 in

The Hidden Paintings Grandma Improved - Together Ailleur

Laure Prouvost
The Hidden Paintings Grandma Improved - Together Ailleur

2019
Paint on canvas (triptych) 151 x 317 x 87.5 cm 59 3/8 x 124 3/4 x 34 3/8 in

Mootherr, 2021

Laure Prouvost
Mootherr, 2021

Installation view: Louisiana Museum, Denmark, 2021. Photo by Anders Sune Berg.

This Means Embracing, 2020

Laure Prouvost
This Means Embracing, 2020

Oil paint and collaged text on paper (diptych)

IDEALLY THIS SIGN WOULD BE DEEPER

Laure Prouvost
IDEALLY THIS SIGN WOULD BE DEEPER

2011
Oil and varnish on board
30 x 40 x 2 cm
11 3/4 x 15 3/4 x 0 3/4 in

Here we are floating in the future past

Laure Prouvost
Here we are floating in the future past

2020
Tapestry
156 x 205 x 1 cm (Approx)
61 3/8 x 80 5/8 x 3/8 in (Approx)
Edition of 3 + 1 AP

Museum Exhibitions

Exhibitions

  1. Pavilions

    Pavilions

    14 January – 12 February 2022

  2. Laure Provoust: Art Basel Miami Beach Online Viewing Room

    Laure Provoust: Art Basel Miami Beach Onli...

    29 November – 5 December 2021

  3. Delights of an Undirected Mind

    Delights of an Undirected Mind

    7 August – 28 August 2021

  4. Laure Prouvost

    Laure Prouvost

    17 June – 27 June 2021

  5. Horizon

    Horizon

    6 October – 31 October 2020

  6. Laure Prouvost: Re-dit-en-un-in-learning CENTER

    Laure Prouvost: Re-dit-en-un-in-learning C...

    6 October – 4 November 2020

  7. Laure Prouvost: DEEP TRAVEL Ink

    Laure Prouvost: DEEP TRAVEL Ink

    9 March – 14 April 2018

Publications

  1. This Means Love

    This Means Love

  2. WE WILL TELL YOU LOADS OF SALADES ON OUR WAY TO VENICE

    WE WILL TELL YOU LOADS OF SALADES ON OUR W...

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