Cyprien Gaillard

Born in 1980 at Paris. Lives and works in Berlin.
Cyprien Gaillard's work combines collage, photography, sculpture, performance and video.

He received numerous prices such as Arken Art Prize and Award for Best Experimental Short Film, Melbourne International Film Festival (both 2016), Preis der Nationalgalerie (2011) and Prix Marcel Duchamp (2010). Gaillard holds a degree from L'École Cantonale d'Art de Lausanne.

His work questions the traces left by human beings and our relationship with the world, particularly through architecture and built spaces. He was commissioned by the Museum für Moderne Kunst in 2021 to create an installation in the public space. On the edge of the business district, a ventilation column conceals a circular volume clad in pink onyx that opens up towards the sky. This monument, Frankfurter Schacht, which commemorates nothing, is accessible to all. It is a place of intimacy in the middle of the city that everyone can make their own.

Selected solo exhibitions include: Lafayette Anticipations and Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2022), Fondation LUMA, Arles (2022), Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (2021), TANK Shanghai (2019), Accelerator Konsthall, Stockholm (2019), Museum Tinguely, Basel (2019), K20 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf (2016), Julia Stoschek Collection, Düsseldorf (2015), MoMA PS1, New York (2013), Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2013), Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Milan (2012), Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin (2012), Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (2011), KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2011) and Kunsthalle Basel (2010).

Significant group exhibitions include: Fondation Carmignac, Porquerolles (2022), Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki (2022), Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2021), Julia Stoschek Collection, Berlin (2021), GAMeC, Bergame (2021), Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin (2020), 58th Venice Biennale (2019), Fondation Vincent van Gogh, Arles (2019), Cleveland Triennial (2018), Gropius Bau, Berlin (2018), Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris (2018), ARoS Triennial, Aarhus (2017), The Red Brick Art Museum, Beijing (2017), Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. (2017), Hayward Gallery, London (2016), 13th Biennale de Lyon (2015), 54th Venice Biennale (2011), Gwangju Biennal (2010) and 5th Berlin Biennale (2008).