Turner Prize winner Laure Prouvost has been chosen to represent France at the 58th International Art Biennial Venice which will take place from May 11 to November 24, 2019.
Born in Lille in 1978, Laure Prouvost trained in the United Kingdom and lives and works in London and Antwerp. The quality of her work and her career earned her the Max Mara Art Prize for Women in 2011 and the Turner Prize in 2013.
Prouvost is represented by galleries Nathalie Obadia (Paris, Brussels), Lisson Gallery (London, New York) and carlier gebauer (Berlin) and has exhibited in numerous and prestigious international cultural institutions. The Palais de Tokyo will dedicate a personal exhibition from June 22 to September 9, 2018, Ring, Sing and Drink for Trespassing.
The committee particularly retained its ability to take on subjects as intimate as universals that it deploys in space by using extremely diverse mediums. Laure Prouvost plays fiction and a very personal relationship to language and its translation to tell with humor and poetry its relationship to things, the body and light.
The French Pavilion is implemented by the French Institute, operator of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Culture.
Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian and Minister of Culture Françoise Nyssen, salute the work of Prouvost, whose international career is a reflection of the dynamism of the French art scene and will be the ambassador for the 58th edition.