Valentin Carron
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VALENTIN CARRON

Born in 1977, in Martigny, Switzerland. Lives and works in Martigny, Switzerland.

 

  • SOLO EXHIBITIONS 

 

2016 - upcoming 

“Deux épaisseurs un coin”, Centre d’édition contemporaine, Geneva, Switzerland. 

 

2015

“Lübecker Kunstverein”, Lübeck, Germany.

L'Autoroute du Soleil à Minuit, galerie kamel mennour, Paris.

 

2014

“Do, ré, mi, fa, sol, la, si, do”, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Switzerland.
Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland.
303 Gallery, New York/NY, USA.
Fondation Louis Moret, Martigny, Switzerland.

 

2013

“55th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale de Venezia”, Swiss Pavilion, Venice, Italy.

 

2012

“The dirty grey cube (you) turns around sadly and screams at us (he)” „ca-tarac-ta“, 303 Gallery, New York, USA.
“Inca, Cargo, Goal”, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, USA.

 

2011
“Fade Walter”, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium.

 

2010

“Praz-Delavallade”, Paris, France.
“Pergola: Monsieur”, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France.


2009
“Fibre fibre, austère austere”, La Conservera Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Ceuti/Murcia, Spain.
Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland
“Public Art Projects”, Art Basel 40, Basel, Switzerland.
303 Gallery, New York/NY, USA.


2008
“Villa Flora”, Hard Hat, Geneva, Switzerland.
“Valentin Carron: Héroïque Horizon”, L'elac. l 'espace lausannois d'art contemporain, Renens, Switzerland.
“Luisant de sueur et de brillantine”, Viafarini DOCVA, Milan, Italy.
“Nous ne marcherons plus jamais seuls – Âpre Mont”, Centre Culturel Switzerland, Paris, France.


2007
“Valentin Carron”, Kunsthalle Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland.
“La Ténèbre et l'Azur”, Praz-Delavallade, Paris, France.


2006
“Déchéance, élégance, déhanchement”, Swiss Institute, New York/NY, USA.
“Valentin Carron vs Mai-Thu Perret. Solid Objects”, Chisenhale Gallery, London, UK.


2005
“Rellik”, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland.
“Mai-Thu Perret versus Valentin Carron”, Centre d’ Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland.
“HIP, HIP, YOU’RE RAW”, Alimentation Générale, Art Contemporain Nosbaum & Reding, Luxembourg, Luxembourg.
“Fer de Lance”, Galerie Francesca Pia, Berne, Switzerland.


2004
“Art Statement”, Art Basel 35, Basel, Switzerland.
“Land Crusade”, Galerie Evergreen, Geneva, Switzerland.


2003
“Praz-Delavallade”, Paris, France.
“Freelandeer”, Alimentation Générale, Art Contemporain Nosbaum & Reding, Luxembourg, Luxembourg.


2002
“Sweet Revolution”, Fri-Art, Fribourg, Switzerland.
“Jeep heep heep”, Galerie Francesca Pia, Berne, Switzerland.
“Land Over”, FAC, Sierre, Switzerland.
“After the hunting rush”, circuit. Association d'art contemporain, Lausanne, Switzerland.

“Galerie Kamm”, Berlin, Germany.


2001
La conduite du Rucher, Mamco. Musée d'art moderne et contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland.
“easy glissing”, Glassbox, Paris, France.


2000
“Turbo”, Le studio/CAN, Neuchâtel, Switzerland.
“Saison Morte”, Galerie Forde, Geneva, Switzerland.
“Slide Side”, Camion, Sierre, Switzerland.

 

 

  • GROUP SHOWS

 

2016

“Wanderlust”, High Line, New York, USA. 

 

2015
“L’heure qu’il est”, curated by Fabienne Xavière Sturm, Arnaud Tellier, Chantal Prod’hom and Karine Tissot, MuDAC, Lausanne, Switzerland.

“Work Hard”, selection of works curated at the Swiss Institute in New York, USA.

 

2014
“Elevation 1049.2, curated by Neville Wakefield and Olympia Scarry”, Gstaad, Switzerland.
“Blackboard –Whitepage”, curated by Maud Châtelet and Ana Roldán, Kantonsschule Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland.
“Mingei” Are you Here?”, curated by Nicolas Trembley, Pace Gallery, New York, USA.

 

2013
“A sunday in the Mountains”, curated by Gianni Jetzer, Swiss Institute, New York, USA.
“Sletto & Corso”, 20th Biennale d’art contemporain de Sélestat, France.
“Champs Elysées”, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France.
“Hotel Abisso”, Centre d'Art Contemporaine, Geneva, Switzerland.
“Collection on Display: John Armleder, Stefan Burger, Valentin Carron, Edward
Krasiski, Manfred Pernice”, migros museum für gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland.
“Mingei, Are you Here?”, curated by Nicolas Trembley, Pace Gallery, London, UK.
“Post Mortem” curated by Manuela de Nogent, FORDE, Geneva, Switzerland.
“Marti Collection”, curated by Fabian Marti, Centre Pasquart, Biel, Switzerland.


2012
“Alone Together”, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, USA.
“Painting Now”, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland.
“Art and the City”, Ein Festival für Kunst im öffentlichen Raum, Zurich, Switzerland.
“The Old, The New, The Different”, Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland.
“Junge Schweizer Kunst, Aargauer Kunsthaus”, Aarau, Switzerland.
“LE MONDE COMME VOLONTE ET COMME PAPIER PEINT”, Le Consortium, Dijon, France (curated by Stéphanie Moisdon).
“New Public”, Museion, Bozen, Italy.
“Lost in LA”, Los Angeles, USA.


2011
“Kein Tag ohne ein Temperament / No day without a temperament – Valentin Carron, Maria Eichhorn, Martin Hotter, David Jourdan, Marie Lund, Michaela Meise”, Galerie Emanuel Layr, Vienna, Austria (curated by Benjamin Hirte).
“Sculpture Now”, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland.
“Incongru. (Unangemessen) Wenn Kunst zum Lachen bringt, Kunstmuseum Lausanne, Switzerland.
“Produced by Migros”, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany.
“Echoes - La musique faite image”, Centre culturel switzerland, Paris, France.
“L'Ecal, un pied à Paris”, Cité internationale des Arts, Paris, France.
“Beispiel Schweiz, Entgrenzungen und Passagen als Kunst”, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz, Liechtenstein.
“Territoires”. 11ème édition de la Triennale Bex & Arts, Sculptures dans le parc de Szilassy, Bex, Switzerland.


2010
“Optical Shift”, Illusion und Täuschung, Montabaur, Germany.
“HARD HAT”, Geneva, Switzerland.
“Die Nase des Michelangelo”, Group Exhibition curated by Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Niederdorf Zurich, Switzerland.
“Tutti Frutti Summer Love “, Hard Hat, Geneva, Switzerland.
“XIV Biennale Internazionale di Scultura di Carrara”, Carrara, Italy.
“Optical Shift. Illusion and Deception”, b-05 Kunst- und Kulturzentrum Montabaur, Montabaur, Germany.
“Edition 5 Erstfeld (Collection Nyffeler), Haus für Kunst Uri”, Uri, Switzerland.
“Distant Memory”, Kunstverein Solothurn at the Kunstmuseum Solothurn, Solothurn, Switzerland.


2009
“We are sun-kissed and snow-blind”, Galerie Patrick Seguin invites Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Paris, France.
“Hard Hat at Francesca Pia Galerie”, Zurich, Switzerland.
“Made by ECAL”, L'elac, Lausanne, Switzerland.
“ReMap 2”, Athens, Greece.
“Event Horizon”, Karma International at Galerie Raster & Villa Zoliborz, Warsaw, Poland.


2008
“Comme des bêtes - ours, chat, cochon & Cie, Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts”, Lausanne, Switzerland.
“Présence Panchounette”, Musée d’art contemporain, Bordeaux, France.
“Le Spectrarium (les fantômes dans la machine)”, Pavillon Switzerland de Paris, Paris, France.
“Abstraction Extension”. Une scène romande et ses connexions, Fondation pour l'art contemporain Claudine et Jean-Marc Salomon, Le château d'Arenthon, Alex/Haute-Savoie, France.
“Blasted Allegories. Works from the Ringier Collection”, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland.
“Less is less and more is more”, CAPC musée d'art contemporain, Bordeaux, France.
“Bass Model Diffusion”, Fieldgate Gallery, London, UK.
“P2P. peer to peer”, Casino Luxembourg. Forum d'art contemporain, Luxembourg, Luxembourg.


2007
“The Third Mind”, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France.
“Jubilee Exhibition”, House Eva Presenhuber, Vnà, Switzerland.
“Welschland”, Substitut. Raum für aktuelle Kunst aus der Schweiz, Berlin, Germany.
Villa Bernasconi, Geneva, Switzerland.
“Mutamenti. Kulturelle Entwicklungen und globalisierte Welt”, Gallerie 57/34.6 at the castles Castelgrande, Montebello and Sasso Corbaro, Bellinzona, Switzerland.
“The Droste Effect”, Esther Schipper, Berlin, Germany.
“The Freak Show”, Musée d'Art Contemporain, Lyon, France.
“art en plein air”, Môtiers, Switzerland.
“The Happiness of Objects”, SculptureCenter, Long Island City/NY, USA.
“Kunstpreis der Böttcherstrasse in Bremen”, Kunsthalle Bremen, Germany.


2006
“In den Alpen, Kunsthaus Zürich”, Zurich, Switzerland.


2005
“OK/OKAY”, Swiss Institute/Grey Art Gallery, New York/NY, USA.
“La piste noire”, Galerie Loevenbruck, Paris, France.


2004
“It’s All an Illusion,” migros museum für gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland.
“Dalla Gina Allo Spazio”, Museo d'Arte Moderna, Lugano, Switzerland.
“Homo Social”, Champion Fine Arts, New York/NY, USA.
“Genesis Sculpture”, Expérience Pommery, Domaine Pommery, Reims, France.
“Fürchte Dich, Helmhaus”, Zurich, Switzerland.


2003
“Biennale de Prague”, Prague, Czech Republic.
“Kontext”, Form, Troja, Secession, Vienna, Austria.
“Fink Forward”, Kunsthaus, Glarus, Switzerland.
“In diesen Zeiten – c’est le moment”, Centre PasquArt, Bienne, Switzerland.
“Mursollaici”, Centre Culturelle Switzerland, Paris, France.


2002
“The golden week”, Kodama, Osaka, Japan.
“énergies de resistance”, attitude, Geneva, Switzerland.


2001
“rock paper scissors”, Galerie Francesca Pia, Berne, Switzerland.
“Vraisemblablement”, Alimentation Générale, Art Contemporain Nosbaum & Reding, Luxembourg, Luxembourg.
“Synthétiseur”, Espace Furiel, Saint-Etienne, France.
“Camo-Show”, Kunsthaus Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden, Germany.


2000
“Prix fédéraux des beaux arts 2000”, Fri Art, Fribourg, Switzerland.
“La station fait main basse”, Galerie des Ponchettes, Nice, France.


1999
“Canapé”, Galerie de l'ELAC, Lausanne, Switzerland.


1998
“Maison de Courten”, Sierre, Switzerland.
“Gorgeous”, Galerie de l'ELAC, Lausanne, Switzerland.

 

 

  • RESIDENCIES AND AWARDS

 

2001
Prix Moët Hennessy
Eidgenössischer Kunstpreis
2000
Eidgenössischer Kunstpreis
1999
Prix Odette Steinmann
Prix de la Fondation Ernest Manganel
Prix d’encouragement à la création de l’Etat du Valais 

 

 

  • SELECTIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

2012
Knight, Christopher, The everyday reconfigured: Valentin Carron’s ‘Inca, Cargo, Goal’ at David Kordansky, In: Los Angeles Times, November 9, 2012, p. D14
2011
Kursmeyer, R. / Malsch, F. (2011). In: Beispiel Schweiz – Entgrenzungen und Passagen als Kunst (im Kunstmuseum Lichtenstein). Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz Verlag
Valentin Carron, Andrea Bellini, Christy Lange, Fabrice Stroun: Valentin Carron. Lionel Bovier. Zurich: jrp ringier
2010
Distant Memory, Kunstverein Solothurn, Solothurn, 2010, pp. 16
Jens Emil Sennewald, Pergola, in: Kunstbulletin, April 2010, p. 52
L’ Hebdo. Art contemporain en Switzerland. Le guide 2010, L'Hebdo, Lausanne, 2010, p. 50
2009
Valentin Carron, Learning from Martigny, Zurich, 2009
'Träume, die man kaufen kann', in: http://www.kunstmarkt.de, Stand: 25.08.2009
Gareth Harris, Public Art Projects: less is more on the platz, in: The Art Newspaper, Art Basel Daily Edition, June 10, 2009, p. 6
Gianni Jetzer, The Synthesist/Der Synthetisierer, in: Swiss Airline Magazine, April 2009,
p. 76/77
Die Zukunft der Kunst, in: Du – Das Kulturmagazin, Juni 2009, p. 63
Eva Presenhuber s`invite chez Patrick Seguin, in: Le Journal des Arts, 30.Oktober-12. November, 2009
2008
Nicolas Trembley (ed.), Centre Culturel Switzerland Paris - 2006 2007 2008, Paris, 2008
Gabrielle Kleinert & Barbara Lienhard, Auf Kunstjagd, in: Sonntagsblick Magazin, June 8, 2008, p. 38-43
Jörg Becher, Schweizer Meister, in: Bilanz, No. 11, June 2008
Beatrix Ruf (ed.), Blasted Allegories. Works from the Ringier Collection, jrp Ringier Kunstverlag AG, Zurich, 2008
Stéphanie Moisdon, Là-haut dans la montagne, in: Technikart, March 2008
Véronique Ribordy, Valentin tient son Paris, in: Le Nouvelliste, March 10, 2008
John-Paul Stonard, The Third Mind, Palais de Tokyo, in: Artforum, No. 7, March 2008, p. 373
Guillaume Benoit, Nous ne marcherons plus jamais seuls, in: www.evene.fr, February 21, 2008
Melting-pot d’artistes au centre culturel switzerland, in: Direct soir, January 31, 2008
Ats, Un Valaisan à Paris, in: Le Nouvelliste, January 25, 2008, p. 37
Eric Felley, Valentin Carron: L’artiste qui sonne comme une marque, in: Réseau de la Semaine, January 3, 2008
2007
ECAL, A Success Story in Art and Design, jrp Ringier Kunstverlag AG, 2007,
p. 145-147 & p. 331
Ugo Rondinone, The Third Mind, Palais Magazine, No. 04, Paris, Fall 2007
Christy Lange, Valentin Carron, in: Frieze Art Fair Yearbook 2007 – 8, October 2007
Thornton, Sarah, Flea Circus, in: Artforum, October 12, 2007
Fabrice Stroun, Valentin Carron, Kunsthalle, Zurich, in: Frog, no. 5, Spring/Summer 2007, p. 104-107
Dorothee Hansen, Kunstpreis der Böttcherstrasse in Bremen, Kunsthalle, Germany, 2007
Becher, Jörg, Valentin Carron – Objekt, Installation, Malerei: Pervertiertes Kulturgut, in: Die 50 wichtigsten Künstler der Schweiz, Echtzeit, Basel, 2007, pp. 104-106, 154-155
Nicolas Trembley, A Fine Messe, in: Artforum, June 19, 2007
Dietrich Roeschmann, Schweizer Meister, in: annabelle, no. 11, June 6, 2007, p. 52
Adam Jasper, Valentin Carron. Alpine aesthetics and Modernism; imitation and a boar’s head, in: Frieze, no. 107, May 2007, p. 136
Marzluf, Arnulf, Zeichen und Zeichnungen unserer Zeit. Zehn Nominierungen für den "Kunstpreis der Böttcherstrasse" sind in der Kunsthalle Bremen zu sehen, in: Weser Kurier, April 14, 2007
(dvb), Valentin Carron in der Kunsthalle, in: Kunst-Bulletin, March 2007, p. 65-66
Secours aux artistes incompris, in: Le Nouvelliste, February 24, 2007, p. 2
Thierry Frochaux, Stereotyp, in: P.S., February 15, 2007, p. 19
Linda Schädler, Befragung des Authentischen, in: Neue Zürcher Zeitung, no. 37, February 14, 2007, p. 56
m.b., Valentin Carron irritierend, in: Schweizer Illustrierte, February 12, 2007, p. 79
Claudia Spinelli, Einfach obszön, in: Weltwoche, no. 04/07, January 29, 2007
Samuel Schellenberg, Valentin Carron. Racines carrées, in: Le Courier, January 27, 2007, p. 24
Karl Wüst, Kreuz und Kunst, in: Aargauer Zeitung, January 25, 2007, p. 34
Karl Wüst, Zeichen, Symbole und freche Kopien, in: Schaffhauser Nachrichten, January 23, 2007, p. 12
Barbara Basting, Von der hohen Kunst des Nachahmens, in: Tages-Anzeiger, January 22, 2007, p. 45
(Sfd), Die Symbole neutralisieren, in: Der Landbote, January 20, 2007
Karl Wüst, Die Eroberung von Alltagssymbolen für die Kunst, in: Die Südostschweiz, January 20, 2007, p. 20
(Psz), Debütant auf grosser Bühne, in: Züritipp, January 18 – 24, 2007, p. 59
Laurance Chauvy, Copies non conformes, in: Sortir (Le Temps), January 18, 2007, p. 16
Beatrix Ruf, Valentin Carron, in: Monopol, No. 1, January 2007, p. 86
2006
Katya Garcia-Anton, Beatrix Ruf (ed.), Valentin Carron, jrp Ringier, Zurich 2006 (exh. cat.)
Michel Ritter, Valentin Carron, in: Le Temps, No. 454, December 30, 2006, p. 42
Seth Kugel, Finding Art, Not Crowds, in New York, in: New York Times, Sunday, April 16, 2006
Pierre Keller, Valentin Carron, in: BILAN, no. 200, March 15 – 28, 2006, p. 63
Eva Scharrer, Valentin Carron – Galerie Eva Presenhuber, in: Artforum International, no. 7,
March 2006, p. 307
Cathérine Hug, Valentin Carron, in: tema celeste, no. 113, January/February 2006, p. 62–67
2005
Daniel Baumann, Valentin Carron „Rellik“, in: spike Art Quarterly, no. 06, Winter 2005, p. 107–108
Nicolas Trembly, Souvenirs de Switzerland, in: Numeró, no. 66, September 2005, p. 82
Marguerite Menz, Valentin Carron versus Mai-Thu im Centre d’Art Contemporain, in: Kunst Bulletin 07/08, Juli 2005, p. 58
Ausstellungen. In: NZZ Ticket Nr. 20, 19.-25.05.2005, p.48
Alice Henkes, Valentin Carron in der Galerie Francesca Pia, in: Kunst Bulletin no. 03, March 2005, p. 46
2004
Lionel Bovier, Cherix Christophe, in: FlashArt International, May–June 2004
Schweizer Kulturstiftung Pro Helvetia (ed.), Valentin Carron, Zurich 2004
2002
Gauthier Huber, Les vertiges de la rétine, in: Kunst Bulletin, April 2002, p. 32–33
2001
Bovier, Lionel (ed.), Across / Art / Switzerland / 1975 – 2000, Geneva, 2001, p. 146 -147
Mai-Thu Perret, Valentin Carron, CAN, Neuchâtel, in: Frieze (reviews), July and August 2001
2000
Lionel Bovier, Accross/Art/Switzerland/1975–2000, Skira, Milan/Geneva
Artistes et galeries à travers le monde, l'actualité de l'art contemporain Paris, in Aperto Geneva, Le Journal des Arts, n° 176, p. 12