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Laure Prouvost


Graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Central Saint Martins (London, 2002) and a Master of Fine Arts from Goldsmiths College (London, 2010), Laure Prouvost is one of the most well-known artists on the contemporary international art scene. Laure Prouvost represented France at the 58th International Art Exhibition at the Venice Biennial in 2019.

In 2020, Laure Prouvost has been invited to participate to the Sydney Biennial NIRIN curated by Brook Andrew. Some traveling exhibitions of the French Pavilion of the 58th International Art Exhibition at the Venice Biennial (2019) were planned to les Abattoirs (Toulouse, France) and at the LAM Villeneuve d’Ascq (Lille, France). In 2021, many solo shows will be dedicated to the artist such as at the Kunsthall Charlottenborg in Copenhagen (Denmark), at the ACCA in Melbourne (Australia), and at the Govett Brewster Gallery in New Plymouth (New-Zealand).

She has had recent significant solo exhibitions in prestigious institutions, including at the MUHKA with AM-BIG-YOU-US LEGSICON (Belgium, 2019), at the Palais de Tokyo with RING SING AND DRING FOR TRESPASSING (France, 2018), at the Bass Museum with They are Waiting for You (USA, 2018), the Witte de With with the wet wet wanderer (Rotterdam, 2017), at the Consortium with DROPPED HERE AND THEN, TO LIVE, LEAVE IT ALL BEHIND (Dijon, 2016), at the MMK Frankfurt am Main with ALL BEHIND, WE’LL GO DEEPER, DEEP DOWN AND SHE WILL SAY: (Frankfurt, 2016), at the Kunsthall Luzern with AND SHE WILL SAY: HI HER, AILLEURS, TO HIGHER GROUNDS... (Luzern, 2016), at the Pirelli Hangar Bicocca with GDM-Grandad Visitor Center (Milan, 2016), at the Red Brick Art Museum with Into All That Is Here (Beijing, 2016), at the FLAX Foundation Fahrenheit with A Way To Leak, Lick, Leek (Los Angeles, 2016), at the Musée d’Art Contemporain de Rochechouart with We Will Go Far (Rochechouart, 2015), at Haus der Kunst Munich with We Would Be floating away from the dirty past (Munich, 2015), at Rupert with Burrow me (Vilnius, 2015), at the New Museum with For Forgetting (New York, 2014), at Extra City Kunsthal with From Wantee to Some Signs (Antwerp, 2014), at the Whitechapel Gallery (London, 2013) and at the Collezione Maramotti (Reggio Emilia, 2013) for Farfromwords, at the Morra Greco Foundation with Polpomotorino (Naples, 2013), at Tate Britain with Schwitters in Britain (London, 2013), at the Contemporary Art Society with Display: Laure Prouvost (London, 2013), at the Institute for Contemporary Art with The Wanderer (London, 2013), at Frieze Projects (London, 2011), and at the Tate Britain with Art Now Lightbox Laure Prouvost: It, heat, hit (London 2010).

Laure Prouvost was awarded the Turner Prize in 2013, the Max Mara Prize for Women in 2011, the Prize Winner of the 56th, 57th and 62nd Oberhausen Short Film Festival in 2010 and 2011 as well as the EAST International Award in 2009. In 2016, she was distinguished as Knight of the Ordre National du Mérite, and in 2019 she was distinguished as Officer of l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

Prestigious public and private collections house the works of Laure Prouvost, such as the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (Washington, USA), the Red Brick Art Museum (Beijing, China), the Kunsthal Luzern (Luzern, Switzerland), the Maramotti Collection (Reggio Emilia, Italy), the Morra Greco Foundation (Naples, Italy), the Videoinsight Collection (Turin, Italy), la Sandretto Collection (Turin, Italy), The Arts Council (London, United Kingdom), The Withworth Collection (Manchester, United Kingdom), The Contemporary Art Society (London, United Kingdom), The Saatchi Collection (London, United Kingdom), The Zabludowicz Collection (London, United Kingdom), The Cranford Collection (London, United Kingdom), the MAC/VAL (Vitry sur Seine, France), the Kadist Foundation (Paris, France), the Fond National d’Art Contemporain (FNAC, Paris, France), the FRAC Bourgogne (Dijon, France), the FRAC Champagne Ardennes (France), the Musée départemental d’art contemporain de Rochechouart (Rochechouart, France) the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco (Monaco).

Laure Prouvost has been represented by la Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris/Brussels, since 2014.


Born in 1978 in Lille, France

Lives and works between Antwerp (Belgium) and London (UK)


2007-10 Goldsmiths College, London, UK

1999-02 Central Saint Martins, London, UK


2019 The insignia of the Officer of l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, France

2017 Residency at the Monteverdi Gallery (curated by Sarah McCrory), Toscane, Italy

Residency, Experimental Media and Performing Arts Centre (EMPAC), Troy, USA

2016 2nd Prize Winner, by the Jury of the Ministry for Family, Children, Youth, Culture and Sport of North Rhine-Westphalia, Oberhausen Short Film Festival, Oberhausen,


Winner of The International Critics’ Prize (FIPRESCI Prize), 62nd International Oberhausen Short Film Festival, Oberhausen, Germany

Residency, Bogliasco Foundation, Genova, Italy

Residency, Fahrenheit for FLAX Foundation, Los Angeles, USA

The insignia of Knight of l’Ordre National du mérite, France

2014 Nominated for the 2014 Film London Jarman Award, London, UK

Residency, Air Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium

2013 Turner Prize, UK

2012 Residency, Inheritance Projects, Treasurer’s House, York; The Hepworth, Wakefield (exhibition, performance, screening)

2011 Max Mara Prize for Women

Principle Prize Winner, 57th Oberhausen Short Film Festival

Winner of Film London Artist’s Moving Image Network Grant Residency, The Department of Wrong Answers, Wysing Arts Center, Cambridge Residency, CCA

Glasgow, Glasgow, UK

2010 Winner of the Principle Prize, 56th Oberhausen Short Film Festival

2009 EAST Award, East International, Norwich AAP, Artist Placement Associate LUX, London New Commission, Lighthouse, Brighton, UK


2021 Reaching hi her grounds from the rub he she we grow, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Brussels, Belgium

Traveling exhibition (curated by Henriette Bre-ton-Meyer), Kunsthall, Charlottenberg, Copenhagen, Denmark ; Govett Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth, New-Zealand ; ACCA,

Melbourne, Australia

2020 Melting into One Another Ho Hot Chaud it Heating Dip (curated by Luis Silva and João Mourão), Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon, Portugal

Occupie Para dit, collaborative show with Alex Cecchetti (curated by Pieternel Vermoortel), Netwerk Aalst, Belgium

Deep See Blue Surrounding You / Vois Ce Bleu Profond Te Fondre (curated by Annabelle Ténèze), Les Abattoirs, Toulouse, France

Deep See Blue Surrounding You / Vois Ce Bleu Profond Te Fondre (curated by Marie-Amélie Senot), LAM, Villeneuve d’Ascq, Lille, France

Laure Prouvost, Artconnexion, Lille, France

2019 The Aube’s Cure Parle Ment at Mercer Point, with Jonas Staal (curated by Julia Paoli), Toronto, Canada

Deep See Blue Surrounding You / Vois Ce Bleu Profond Te Fondre (curated by Annabelle Teneze and Martha Kirszenbaum), Pavillon français, 58ème Biennale Internationale

d’art contemporain de Venise, Venice, Italy

AM-BIG-YOU-US LEGSICON (curated by Nav Haq), MUHKA, Antwerp, Belgium

They are waiting for you, Kaaitheater, Brussels, Belgium (performance)

Video Room (curated by Maria Inés Rodriguez), MASP, Sao Paulo, Brazil (screening of: Swallow, It Heat Hit, Going Higher)

2018 You Are My Petrol, My Drive, My Dream, My Exhaust (curated by Martha Kirszenbaum), Studio des Acacias, Paris, France

They are waiting for you (curated by Victoria Sung), BASS Museum, Miami, USA

They Are Waiting for You (curated by The Curtis R. Priem EMPAC and the Walker Art Center), performance for the stage of the McGuire Theatre, Minneapolis, USA Projection,

ICA, Miami, USA (screening of: The Artist)

Laure Prouvost, Lisson Gallery, New York, USA

Ring, Drink and Sing for Trespassing, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France


2021 Glasstress Boca Raton, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, USA

MOTHER, traveling exhibition: Louisiana Museum, Humlebæk, Denmark ; (curated by : Marie Laurberg) Kunsthalle Mannheim, Germany

A I S T I T / coming to our senses, Maison Louis Carré, Bazoches-sur-Guyonne, France

Parcours de sculpture de Belfort, Belfort, Belgium

Prelude: Melancholy of the Future, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium

High Emission Zone, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris, France

2020 Beating Around the Bush, Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht, The Netherlands

Risquons-Tout (curated by Dirk Snauwaert), Wiels, Brussels, Belgium

Digital Icons, MiLL, Musée Ianchelevici, La Louvière, Belgium

En scène !, La Comédie - Centre dramatique national, Reims, France

Collectionner au XXIe siècle, Si une accumulation reflète une vie… - De leur temps, Collection Lambert, Avignon, France

Le Vent se lève, MAC/VAL, Vitry-sur-Seine, France

Rotterdam Film Festival, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (screening of: « They parlaient Ideale »)

Rotterdam train station, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (screening of: DIT_LEARN)

Group show (curated by Bonaventure Ndikung and Zippora Elders), Sonsbeek, The Netherlands

6UL – Lust und Begehren in Kunst und Design (curated by Dr. Bettina Ruhrberg), Grassi Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Leipzig, Germany

State of Arts (curated by Miriam Barhoum et Johanna Adam), Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, Germany

THIR(S)TY THIR(S)TY #1: Looking at the letter A (curated by Lore Smolders), Kunsthal Gent, Gent, Belgium

More, More, More (curated by X Zhu-Nowell), The TANK Museum, Shanghai, China

Many voices, all of them loved, John Hansard Gallery, Studio 144, Southampton, UK (screening of: Many voices, all of them loved et DIT_LEARN)

Nuovo Cinema Galleria, Galeria Vera Cortes, Lisbon, Portugal (screening of: Deeper and Lick in the Past)

Group show, Tilde, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (screening of: You are the only one on monitor)

NIRIN, 22nd Biennale de Sydney (curated by Brook Andrew), Sydney, Australia

Looking Forward, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris, France

New Time : Contemporary Art and Feminisms in the 21st Century, UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA), Berkeley, USA

Positions #6, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

sonsbeek20→24, Force Times Distance – On Labour and its Sonic Ecologies (curated by Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung et Zippora Elders), Arnhem, The Netherlands

KARAVANE - lost collages by Hanna Höch, MEWO Kunsthalle, Memmingen, Germany

Feel the Sun in Your Mouth : recent acquisitions, Hirshhorn Museum, Washington DC, USA

On the Frontline of Contemporary Art: from the Taguchi Art Collection, Shimonoseki Art Museum, Yamaguchi, Japan

Unbreakable: Women in Glass, Berengo Studio, Murano, Venice, Italy


The Arts Council, London, UK

Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht, The Netherlands

The Contemporary Art Society, London, UK

Cranford Collection, London, UK

Fond National d’Art Contemporain, France

FRAC Bourgogne, Dijon, France

FRAC Champagne-Ardennes, Reims, France

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, USA

Kadist Foundation, Paris, France

Kunsthalle Luzern, Switzerland

Louis Vuitton Foundation, Paris, France

MAC/VAL, Vitry-sur-Seine, France

Maramotti Collection, Reggio Emilia, Italy

Musée départemental d’art contemporain de Rochechouart, Rochechouart, France

Morra Greco Foundation, Naples, Italy

Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium

New National Museum of Monaco, Monaco

Saatchi Collection, London, UK

Sandretto Collection, Turin, Italy

The Red Brick Art Museum, Beijing, China

Videoinsight Collection, Turin, Italy

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA

Withworth Collection, Manchester, UK

Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK