Benoît Piéron creates moments, installations and objects.
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He is interested in the sensuality of plants, the borders of the body and the temporality of waiting rooms. He practices patchwork, existential gardening and designs wallpapers. Having always lived with a pet illness, the hospital world is his ecosystem. From time to time, he gives workshops around botany and ableism. In Fall 2021, he held gardening workshops at Le Crédac, Ivry-sur-Seine , within the programming of the exhibition Dead Souls Whisper (1986-1993), devoted to British artist and filmmaker Derek Jarman. For the past few months, he has been questioning the sustenance of unicorns, the place of orgasm in the hospital and lethal flora. He is nominated for the 2022 Prix Fondation Pernod Ricard and has upcoming exhibitions at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris; L’antre peaux, Bourges; the Sultana Gallery, Paris and Arles; and the Matadero Madrid. As of September 2022, he will begin a year-long residency in Lens, France as part of the Pinault Collection’s residency programme. Benoît Piéron lives and works in Paris.
Selected solo shows include: 2023, Chisenhale Gallery, London, UK (forthcoming) ; MUMOK, cur. by Manuela hammer, Vienna, Austria (forthcoming) ; 2022, Prix Fondation Pernod Ricard, HORIZONES, Fondation Ricard, Paris, France ; Bandage, galerie du Haïdouc à l’Antre Peaux, Bourges, France ; Illness Shower, Sultana Summer Set, Arles, France.
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