Loris Gréaud

Loris Gréaud

Loris Gréaud was born in 1979 in Eaubonne, France. He studied at the School of Fine Arts at Cergy-Pontoise and the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse in Paris. His interests encompass linguistics, science, science-fiction, engineering, music and the interpretation of dreams. Gréaud’s description of himself as an orchestra conductor explains many aspects of his practice. Influenced by French artists such as Philippe Parreno, Pierre Huygue, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster who, over the past ten years or so, have rethought the dynamics of exhibitions and introduced into their work a choral system of actors and collaborators, Gréaud conceives complex and multi-form projects, exploring the possibilities of creating connections and layers of experience. In these projects, time, form and space are all at the service of the idea of of the event. This is translated into the most diverse outcomes: Gréaud puts his name to large architectural environments, musical scores, installations and an electronic music label. Vewiers are invited each time to immerse themselves in environments in which everything that is seen, heard and felt is constantly debated.

Recent exhibitions dedicated to his work include those at Musée du Louvre – Centre Pompidou (2013) and Librairie Yvon Lambert, Paris (2013). In 2011 Gréaud participated in the Venice Biennale with Geppetto Pavilion. His installations were presented at Palazzo Grassi in the exhibition “The World Belongs to You” (2011-12) and at Punta della Dogana in the exhibition “Prima Materia” (2013-15).

Does the angel between two walls have a happy ending? – Prima Materia