Julien Bismuth

Born in 1973 in Paris (France)
Lives and works in New York (USA)
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Solo exhibitions

2017

Sybil, Sibyl, Centre d'art La Criée, Rennes, France
Streams, Simone Subal Gallery, New York, USA

2016

Julien Bismuth, Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
Partition, Galerie GP & N Vallois, Paris, France
Zitat, Lira Gallery Rome, Rome, Italy

2015

Steganograms, The Box, Los Angeles, USA
Stenograms, Emanuel Layr Gallery, Vienna, Austria

2014

An image as the _______ of a surface, Simone Subal Gallery, New York, USA

2013

Smoke Screen, Emanuel Layr Gallery, Vienna, Austria
Perroquet, Galerie GP & N Vallois, Paris, France
Le signe singe (with Virginie Yassef), La Ferme du Buisson, Noisiel, France
Untitled (Mime) from the Gensollen Private Collection, Collectorspace, Istanbul, Turkey
Walks and Talks (with Lucas Ajemian), Invisible Exports, New York, USA
Devonian Press (with Jean-Pascal Flavien), Musée des Abattoirs, Toulouse, France

2012

Devonian Press (with Jean-Pascal Flavien), Vitrine de l’Antenne, Frac Ile-de-France, Paris, France
Catalog, Galerie Parisa Kind, Frankfurt, Germany

2011

Notes towards a theory of distraction, Simone Subal Gallery, New York, USA
Dialogic, Parcours Saint-Germain, Hôtel Lutetia, Paris, France (with Virginie Yassef)
Background Text – RCA Interim Project, Royal College of Art (RCA), London, United Kingdom
The Ventriloquism Aftereffect, GAK-Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, Brême, Germany
Frustum, Galerie Emanuel Layr, Vienna, Austria

2010

The Golden Ass, The Box, Los Angeles, USA
Mind the gap, CRAC Alsace, Altkirch, France *
The Error in the landscape, curator: Vanessa Desclaux, Bloomberg Space, London, UK *
Les Tristes : Invisible-Exports (with Lucas Ajemian), Invisible-Exports, New York, USA

2009

Titled (Untitled), Galerie Parisa Kind, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
Les Continents incontinents, Galerie GP & N Vallois, Paris, France

2008

Julien Bismuth, The Box LA, Los Angeles, USA
Unbestimmte Stellen, Layr: Wuestenhagen Contemporary, Vienne, Austria
Les Lettres tristes. (with Lucas Ajemian), Foxy Productions, New York, USA

2007

Monologues For Minerals, 1.1 (Salt Flat/Radio Stück), Galerie Parisa Kind, Frankfurt, Germany

2006

Les tristes: a particular sequence of varying pitch, tone, or stress (with Lucas Ajemian), Galerie Parisa Kind, Frankfurt, Germany
Marchand d’oubli, Galerie GP & N Vallois, Paris, France
Devonian Press: Books and Limited Editions, A&M Bookstore, Milan, Italy ; Barbara Wien Gallery, Berlin, Germany (with Jean-Pascal Flavien)

1999

Untitled (Props in Rotation), S.O.S. Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

Group exhibitions

2018

14th cuenca Bienal, Cuenca, Ecuador

2017

American Interior, Carriage Trade, New York, États-Unis
Hotel du Pavot 2, Frac ile de France, Chateau de Rentilly, Bussy-Saint-Martin, France
Palais Potemkine, curated by Emile Ouromov, en partenariat avec la Fondation Ricard, Galerie nationale des Beaux-Arts, Sofia, Bulgarie
Dimensões Variáveis / Variable Dimensions, curated by Gregory Lang et Inês Grosso, MAAT, Lisbonne, Portugal
Group show, Emanuel Layr Gallery, Vienna, Austria
Palais Potemkine, curated by Emile Ouromov, in partnership with the Fondation Ricard, National Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
Dimensões Variáveis / Variable Dimensions, curated by Gregory Lang and Inês Grosso, MAAT, Lisbon, Portugal

2016

L'Homme aux cent yeux, curated by Gilles Baume, Plateau-Frac Île de France, Paris, France
Variable Dimensions, curated by Gregory Lang, Emily Harvey Foundation, NY
The Language of Things – Material Hi/Stories from the Collection, curated by Axel Köhne and Luisa Ziaja, 21er Haus, Belvedere Museum, Vienna, Austria
Me sowiendra (ou l'usage de la parole), curated by Arlène Berceliot Courtin, Index, Paris, France
L'économie de la tension, curated by Emilie Ouroumov and Catherine Pavlovic, Parc Saint Léger Centre d'art Contemporain, Pougues-les-Eaux, France
I will go where I don't belong, curated by Milovan Farronato and Camille Henrot, Fiorucci Art Trust, Stromboli, Italy
Impromptu, The Box LA, Los Angeles, États-Unis

2015

DO D!STURB, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
Dimensions Variables – Artists and Architecture, curated by Didier Gourvennec Ogor and Gregory Lang, Pavillon de l'Arsenal, Paris, France
Alfred Jarry Archipelago, curated by Keren Detton, Julie Pellegrin, and Leonardo Bigazzi, traveling exhibition, Le Quartier, Quimper, France; la Ferme du Buisson, Noisiel, France; Museo Marino Marini, Florence, Italy
La rhétorique des marées, La Criée, Rennes, France
Infiltrations, Centre d'Art Bastille, Grenoble, France
McGuffin, curated by Marie de Brugerolle, École des Beaux Arts, Geneva, Switzerland
The artist is a mysterious entertainer, curator: Vanessa Desclaux, FRAC Franche-Comté,
France
Rideaux/Blinds, curator : Marie de Brugerolle, Institut d'Art Contemporain,
Villeurbanne, France
Théâtre des Opérations – Phase 1: Reconnaissance, curated by Emile Ouromov, Bénédicte le
Pimpec and Céline Bertin, Théâtre de l’Usine, Geneva, Switzerland

2014

Clear, curated by: Aaron Moulton, Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Manifesta 10, Section Unlooped—Kino, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Rideaux, curated by Marie de Brugerolle, Institut d'Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne, France
Langue des oiseaux et coq à l'âne, curator: Marion Daniel, FRAC Bretagne, Rennes, France
L'Art Chemin Faisant, le Rire, un parcours jaune, Centre d'art Contemporain du Pays de Lorient, Lorient, France
Véritables préludes flasques (pour un chien) ¼: Bruit Rose, curated by Marie Frampier, Maison populaire, Montreuil, France
All that falls, curated by Marie de Brugerolle and Gérard Wacjman, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
Itself Not So, curated by Rachel Valinsky, Lisa Cooley, New York, USA

2013

Satellite 6 : Suite pour exposition(s) et publication(s), curated by Mathieu Copeland, Jeu de Paume, Paris, France
L'image dans le tapis, curated by Olivier Michelon, Les Ateliers des Arques, Les Arques, France
Secret Codes, curated by Augustín Perez Rubio, Galeria Luisa Strina, Saõ Paulo, Brésil
LA Existancial, curated by Marie de Brugerolle, LACE, Los Angeles, USA
It's When It's Gone That You Really Notice It, Simone Subal Gallery, New York, USA
Domino – Domino Bis, curator: Martin Michard, Église des Cordeliers, Gourdon, France

2012

Jean–Pascal Flavien – The house breathes, Parc Saint Léger – Centre d’art contemporain,
Pougues-les-Eaux, France
experienZ #1: Bodies that matter, Beursschouwburg, Brussels, Belgium
The Poster Show (with Jean-Pascal Flavien), Galerie Carlier Gebauer, Berlin, Germany
The Circus as a Parallel Universe, curators: Verena Conrad and Gerald Matt, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria

2011

Partenaires particuliers, curated by Sophie Kaplan & Virginie Yassef, CRAC Alsace, Altkirch, France
Making and art, curated by Cosima Rainer, Stadtgalerie Schwaz, Bern, Switzerland
I was a male Yvonne de Carlo. Critical art can be sophisticated, even entertaining, curated by Dora García & Marie de Brugerolle, Musac, Léon, Spain *
Lying on rocks, sitting in windows, standing on chairs, Royal College of Art, London, UK
Mirages, Fountains & Dissociative Composition, curated by Catherine Sullivan, Galerie Catherine Bastide, Brussels, Belgium
A painting show, curated by Aaron Moulton, Autocenter, Berlin, Germany
In back of the real, curated by Necmi Soenmez, ISCP, Brooklyn, USA
Franchement énervé / Transfer France-NRW, MUba Eugène Leroy, Tourcoing, France
Terminal Jest, Articulture Biennial Arts Festival, curated by Stamatina Gregory et Michael Hall, Delaware County College, USA
One is the Loneliest Number…, ICA Philadelphia, USA

2010

Monsieur Miroir, 12e Prix Fondation d'entreprise Ricard, curated by Émilie Renard, Fondation d'entreprise Ricard, Paris*
Die Grammatik des Buches, Artothek, Munich, Germany
Laocoon, COCO (Contemporary Concerns), Vienna, Austria
Metamorphosen, Kunstmuseum Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany*
Une Forme pour toute action. Le Printemps de Septembre, curated by Eric Mangion, Toulouse, France*
Playing the city II, curated by Matthias Ulrich, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany
Solace, Austrian cultural forum, New York, USA
Mike, Alec or Rufus? (“Tom, Dick or Harry”), Layr Wuestenhagen Contemporary, Vienna, Austria

2009

Treasures for theatre, La Ferme du Buisson, Noisiel, Marne-la-Vallée, France

2008

Anthology, Otero Plassart, Los Angeles, USA
Signals : A Video Showcase, Orange County Museum, Newport Beach, USA
Some Thing Else, Peter Blum Gallery, New York, USA
Festival a/d Werf, Utrecht, Netherlands
Garage Sale, Galerie Parisa Kind, Frankfurt, Germany
Comme des bêtes. L'ours, le cochon, le chat et Cie., Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland*
Ne pas jouer avec des choses mortes, curated by Eric Mangion and Marie de Brugerolle, Villa Arson, Nice, France*
Undone, Renwick Gallery, New York, USA

2007

Pawnshop, Galerie E-flux, New York, USA
Dangling Man, Office Baroque Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
La Boum, Layr Wuestenhagen Contemporary, Vienna, Austria
A Point in space is a place for an argument, David Zwirner, New York, USA
Welcome to My World, Alexandre Pollazzon Ltd, London, UK

2006

Nice Art, curated by Axel Huber, Lahr, Germany

2005

International Laundry, Galerie Parisa Kind, Frankfurt, Germany

1999

Tri-Annuale : Part I, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, USA

Performances

2017

Slapdash, curated by Emile Ouromov in partnership with the Fondation Ricard, National Gallery of Art, Sofia, Bulgaria
Palais Potemkine, curated by Emile Ouromov in partnership with the Fondation Ricard, National Gallery of Art, Sofia, Bulgaria

2016

Willy-nilly, L'homme aux cents yeux (review), Plateau-Frac Ile de France, Paris, France
Billy, L'homme aux cents yeux (review, Plateau-Frac Ile de France, Paris, France
Legno, Villa Medicis, Rome, Italie
Untitled (Signed), Second Home, London, United Kingdom
Untitled (Track), Simone Subal Gallery, New York, USA
Untitled (Lips or Lapse), Emily Harvey Foundation, New York, USA
Volcano Extravaganza, curated by Milovan Farronato and Camille Henrot, Fiorucci Art Trust Stromboli Island, Italy

2015

The rhetoric of the tides, curated by Ariane Michel, in association with La Criée, Rennes, France
Dub, performance for Parcours, as part of the Art Basel Fair, curated by Florence Derieux, Basel, Switzerland
L comme Litote, as part of the festival DO D!STURB, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
Paterson, as part of the exhibition Théâtre des operations – Phase 1: Reconnaissance,
curated by Emile Ouroumov, Bénédicte le Pimpec and Céline Bertin, Théâtre de l’Usine, Geneva, Switzerland

2014

Plouf! (with Jean-Pascal Flavien), Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
Rieur, as part of “L'art chemin faisant… le Rire, un parcours Jaune”, Atelier d'Estienne, Lorient, France

2013

Untitled (Mime) from the Gensollen Private Collection, Collectorspace, Istanbul, Turkey

2012

Weary Willie, Kunsthalle Wien, Austria
Exposição (with Helmut Batista et Amilcar Packer), Teatro Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Verbo, Galerie Vermelho, São Paulo, Brazil
Bodies That Matter, Beursschouwburg, Brussels, Belgium

2011

I was a male Yvonne de Carlo. Critical Art can be sophisticated, even entertainin (with Jean-Pascal Flavien), MUSAC, Léon, Spain
In dieser Zeit, GAK, Bremen, Germany
Untitled (wait), Verse/Charms/verse performance series, Art Contemporary, The Box, Los
Angeles, USA
Fuß fassen, COCO, Vienna, Austria

2010

Le Rire Jaune, Galerie GP & N Vallois, Paris
The funniest sculpture in the world, Fondation d'entreprise Ricard, Paris
The funniest sculpture in the world, CRAC Alsace, Altkirch, France
Stillleben, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany

2009

Écart/Retard, Treasures for theater, La Ferme du buisson, Noisiel, France
Les Continents incontinents, Galerie G-P & N Vallois, Paris, France
Plouf! (with with Jean-Pascal Flavien), Tate Modern, London, UK
/, Kunsthalle Vienna, Austria

2008

L comme Litote, Institut d'art contemporain, Villeurbanne, France
Monologues for Minerals (with Giancarlo Vulcano), Festival a/d Werf_, Utrecht, Netherlands
Monologues for Minerals (with Giancarlo Vulcano), Musée départemental d'art contemporain de Rochechouart, Rochechouart, France
Monologues for Minerals (with Giancarlo Vulcano), Bétonsalon, Paris, France
Monologues for Minerals (with Giancarlo Vulcano), Parasol Unit, London, UK
Monologues for Minerals (with Giancarlo Vulcano), Karriere bar, Copenhagen, Denmark
The funniest sculpture in the world, The Box, Los Angeles, USA

2006

Dipshitz, Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami, USA (with Palme d’Or)
Palme D’Or Television (with Lucas Ajemian, Mike Bouchet, Sebastien Clough, Christian Jankowski and Seth Williamson), Frankfurt Art Fair, Frankfurt, Germany

2005

Announcement (with Jean-Pascal Flavien, Giancarlo Vulcano et The Occasion Band), Confucius Square, New York, USA

2003

Space: A Lecture, Maccarone Inc., New York, USA

2000

A Hidden Object, Independent Performance Space, Los Angeles, USA (in collaboration with
Untitled (Whales), Independent Performance Space, Los Angeles, USA (in collaboration with Jean-Pascal Flavien).

1999

Comfort Table, S.O.S. Gallery, Los Angeles, USA (in collaboration with Mike Bouchet).

Grants

2015

Fondation des Arts Graphiques et Plastiques, Paris, France
Prix K-way Perf4m, Artissima, Torino, Italy

2013

Residency Atelier les Arques, France

2012

Capaçete, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2011

Artist's book, Paris, France

2010

Transfer, Mülheim, Germany

2003-05

Kahler Grant, Princeton University, USA

2001-05

Graduate School Summer Stipend for Research Abroad, Princeton University, USA

1999

Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, USA

1994

Foundation for Art Resource Art, Los Angeles, USA

1993

Visual Arts Department Award, UCLA, USA

1991-94

National Merit Scholarship, USA

Public collections

Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
FMAC, Paris, France
Artothèque du Lot, Cahors, France
Belvedere Museum, Vienna, Austria
Serralvés Foundation, Porto, Portugal
Frac Ile-de-France, Paris, France
Les Abattoirs, Toulouse, France

Bibliography

Catalogues

2013

Pages, Julien J. Bismuth, La Ferme du Buisson & Les ateliers Les Arques, Motto distribution, Berlin
Julien J. Bismuth, a cover to cover, Motto distribution, Berlin
Devonian Press, Musée des Abattoirs, Toulouse

2012

I was a male Yvonne de Carlo, exhibition catalogue, MUSAC, Léon, Spain
The Circus as Parallel Universe, exhibition catalogue, Kunsthalle Wien
XOXO, Ed. Sabina Mu?ller, Royal College of Art, London
Fragmentation 04, Artist's book insert, curator: Necmi Sönmez, edited by Mine
Haydaro?lu, published in Sanat Du?nyamiz, Issue 131, Fall 2012

2010

Monsieur Miroir, 12e Prix Fondation d'entreprise Ricard, Editions Fondation d'entreprise Ricard, Paris, pp. 10-15
Une Forme pour toute action, exhibition catalog, Le Printemps de Septembre Toulouse, France, pp. 130-142
Ne pas jouer avec des choses mortes, exhibition catalog, Villa Arson, Nice, Ed. Les Presses du réel
Julien Bismuth, en conversation avec Sophie Kaplan, Journal de l’exposition Mind The Gap, CRAC Alsace, Altkirch, pp. 1-7 (ill.)

2008

Comme des bêtes, catalogue d’exposition, ed. musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, 5 Continents Editions, Milan

Press

2017

n.s., “L’exposition sibylline de Julien Bismuth”, in Ouest France, June 28
Anne Ellegood, « Looking Forward: Anne Ellegood. Leading curators select stand-out presentations at Frieze New York 2017 », in Frieze Magazine, April 21

2016

Noam Segal, «Julien Bismuth» in KeenOn Magazine.com, September

2015

Sharon Mizota, « Julien Bismuth tinkers with the DNA of his images at The Box », in Los Angeles Times, October 16
Véronique Godé, « Au Palais de Tokyo, la performance à la fête », in artshebdomedia.com, April 20

2014

n.s., « Julien Bismuth rentre au Guggenheim de New York », in Le Quotidien de l’Art, n°690, October 14, p. 6
n.s., « Julien Bismuth », in Art in America , February 5 (ill.)
Courtney Fiske, « Julien Bismuth. Simone Subal Gallery », in Artforum.com, January-February (ill.)
Andrew Russeth, « Julien Biusmuth : An Image as the___ of a Surface at Simone Subal Gallery », in Observer.com, January 29 (ill.)
Martha Schwendener, « Julien Bismuth: An image as the_______of a surface », in The New York Times, January 16

2013

Julie Portier, « RER – Art – RER – Art », in Le Quotidien de l’art, n° 399, 14 June, p. 14
« Le Signe singe », in Les inrockuptibles, n° 907, April 17-24, p. 102
Roxana Azimi, « La performance, une nouvelle Experienz », in Le Quotidien de l’Art, n° 361,
April 17, pp. 8-9

2011

Judith Souriau, « Julien Bismuth in conversation with Judith Souriau», in www.residencyunlimited.org, April
Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer, « Julien Bismuth. The Golden Ass », in Art Review n°48, March, p. 131

2010

Julie Pellegrin, Art press 2 « Performances contemporaines 2 », « La performance comme espace d’énonciation », trimestriel n°18, August-September-October, pp. 92-102
Nicolas Fourgeaud, Art 21, « Treasures for theatre », n° 26, Spring, pp. 61-66
Lindsay Pollock, Katya Kazakina, Bloomberg.com, « Fowler’s $7000 geometrics pump collectors at N.Y. Armory Show », March
Eva Komarek, Wirtschaftsblatt.at, « Armory show: Am Hudson klingeln wieder dien Kassen », March
Pascaline Vallée, Mouvement, « L’exposition exposée », January-March, p. 161
Jordan Galloway, New York press, « The Art! It Speaks! », February
Joana Fiduccia, www.artforum.com, « Solace », February
Willa Paskin, BlackBook, « Artists Lucas Ajemian and Julien Bismuth think it’s time you redecorated your kitchen », February 26
Emmanuelle Lequeux, Beaux-Arts Magazine, « De la performance à l’exposition », n° 307, January, p. 135
Mathilde Villeneuve, Mouvement, “Performance de la trace”, January

2009

Timothée Chaillou, Technikart, « Julien Bismuth / Jean-Pascal Flavien », Hors-série Art contemporain, Autumn
Patrice Joly, 02 on-line, « Week-end de performances à la Tate modern », February
Jen Schwarting, The Brooklyn Rail, « Lucas Ajemian and Julien Bismuth: Les Lettres Tristes», February

2008

Manisha Jotady, Die Presse, « Galerien in Wien: Als die Dinge sprechen lernten », March 12

2007

Marie de Brugerolle, Flash Art, « Next to Performance », n° 257, November–December, pp. 88–90
Roberta Smith, The New York Times, « A Point in Space is a Place for an Argument », July 20
Christoph Schütte, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, « Scheitern als Chance; Julien Bismuth in der Galerie Parisa Kind », June 20, p. 46

2006

Santiago Espinosa de los Monteros, Art Nexus, November
Léa Bismuth, www.paris-art.com, « Julien Bismuth, Marchand d'oubli », November 10
ns, Made 05, « The Lost Word », n° 17, February

Artist's writings

2016

“Gus the polar bear”, Memoire Universelle, edited by Béatrice Grosse and Benoît Bethune

2015

PeaRoeFarm, Jason Rhodes exh. cat., David Zwirner Gallery, New York

2013

Toba Khedoori, David Zwirner, Ed. Radius Books, New York
Playing the City: Interviews, Ed. Matthias Ulrich, Berlin
Choreographing Exhibitions, Mathieu Copeland et Julie Pellegrin, Ed. Les Presses du Réel, Paris

2012

Artist's Annual, « Toba Khedoori », « Tony Conrad », « Matt Mullican », Paris
Drawing by design: on a recent exhibition of works by Toba Khedoori, Toba Khedoori,
David Zwirner Gallery, New York

2010

« Portrait de l’artiste en jeune objet », in cat. exp. Ne pas jouer avec des choses mortes, Villa Arson, Nice, Ed. Les Presses du réel, pp. 92-94

2008

« L’Éléphant de Troie », in cat. exp. Virginie Yassef. La seconde est partie la première, Ed. Jeu de Paume, Paris, pp. 41-49

2006

« Mike Bouchet : Celebrity Artist », Der Soziographische Blick, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Innsbruck
« Christopher Williams : Eighteen Lessons. », Parachute, Vol. 120, Spring
« Staged Cryptographies », Guy de Cointet : a retrospective, Ed. Marie de Brugerolles. Presses du Réel, Dijon
Starts and Stops (with Jean-Pascal Flavien), Devonian Press, Rio de Janeiro
No Drama House (with Jean-Pascal Flavien), Devonian Press, Rio de Janeiro
Announcement (with Jean-Pascal Flavien and Giancarlo Vulcano), Devonian Press, Rio de Janeiro
Flotsam and Jetsam, Devonian Press, Rio de Janeiro

2005

« John Baldessari », Beaux-Arts, no. 256, October
« The Paintings of Richard Jackson », Richard Jackson, Nye House Editions, New York
« Steve Mc Queen », Parachute, vol. 119, Autumn
A Hold !­, Devonian Press, Rio de Janeiro
The world before time, (with Jean-Pascal Flavien), Devonian Press, Rio de Janeiro
The time before the world (with Jean-Pascal Flavien), Devonian Press, Rio de Janeiro

2004

Untitled (Five Easy Pieces), catalogue, Palme D’Or, New York
« Who’s that Guy? », Parachute, vol. 117, Autumn

2003

« Tract », revista MU, vol. 5
« Buoy Script », Third Street, vol. 10
« The Interrupted Hunt : Dante’s On the Eloquence of the Vernacular  », Ampersand (http://www.nyu.edu/pubs/ampersand/html) vol. 1

2001

« Costner Complex », Costner Complex: an exhibition by Jason Rhoades, Portikus, Frankfurt

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