Julien Bismuth

Born in 1973 in Paris, France
Lives and works in New York, NY

 

Education
UCLA Los Angeles (Richard Jackson, Paul McCarthy)
MA from Goldsmith’s College, London
PhD candidate in literature at Princeton University

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017
Sybil, Sibyl, Centre d'art La Criée, Rennes, France
Streams, Simone Subal Gallery, New York, NY

2016
Julien Bismuth, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Partition, Galerie GP & N Vallois, Paris, France
Zitat, Lira Gallery, Rome

2015
STEGANOGRAMS, The Box, Los Angeles
STENOGRAMS, Galerie Emanuel Layr, Vienna

2014
An Image as the _______of a surface, Simone Subal Gallery, New York, NY

2013
Smoke Screen, Galerie Emanuel Layr, Vienna
Julien Bismuth, Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois, Paris, France
Julien Bismuth and Jean-Pascal Flavien, LA Existenzial, LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions) curated by Marie de Brugerolles, Los Angeles, CA
Devonian Press, (with Jean-Pascal Flavien), Les Abattoirs, Toulouse, France
Mimi Worksfrom the Gensollen Collection: A work by Julien Bismuth, performed by Gregg Goldston/ Eric Wilcox, collectorspace, Istanbul, Turkey
Julien Bismuth and Lucas Ajemian, Invisible Exports, New York, NY
Le Signe Singe, Julien Bismuth/Virginie Yassef, La Ferme Du Buisson, Marne-la-Vallée, France

2012
Catalog, Parisa Kind Gallery, Frankfurt, Germany

2011
Notes Towards a Theory of Distraction, Simone Subal Gallery, New York, NY
Frustum, Galerie Emanuel Layr, Vienna, Austria
The Ventriloquism Aftereffect, Gesellschaft für aktuelle Kunst Bremen , Germany
Parcours St Germain, (with Virginie Yassef) at the Hotel Lutetia, Paris, France (FIAC event)

2010
The Golden Ass, The Box, Los Angeles, CA
MIMED, The Armory Show, New York, NY, Solo presentation by Layr Wuestenhagen
Mind the gap, Shannon Bool and Julien Bismuth, Crac Alsace, Altkirch, France
The Error in the Landscape, Bloomberg Space, London, England
Les Tristes (with Lucas Ajemian), Invisible Exports, New York, NY

2009
Titled (Untitled), Galerie Parisa Kind, Frankfurt, Germany
Les Continents incontinents, Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois, Paris, France

2008
Unbestimmte Stellen, Layr Wuestenhagen Contemporary, Wien
The Box LA, Los Angeles, USA
Les Lettres Tristes, with Lucas Ajemian, Foxy Productions, NY, USA

2007
Monologues For Minerals, 1.1 (Salt Flat/Radio piece), Galerie Parisa Kind, Frankfurt, DE

2006
Les Tristes (in collaboration with Lucas Ajemian), Galerie Parisa Kind, Frankfurt, DE
Marchand d’oubli, Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois, Project Space, Paris, France
Devonian Press: Books and Limited Editions (in collaboration with Jean-Pascal Flavien), A&M Bookstore, Milan, Italie; Barbara Wien Gallery, Berlin, DE

1999
Untitled (Props in Rotation), S.O.S. Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018
14th Cuenca Biennial, Cuenca, Ecuador (upcoming)

2017
wanderings, Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art, Lisbon, Portugal
Threads left dangling, veiled in ink / curated by_Vienna 2017, Galerie Emanuel Layr, Vienna, Austria
Palais Potemkine, National Art Gallery Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria
Modus Operandi - The Société, Brussels, Belgium
Variable Dimensions - Artists and Architecture, MAAT Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon, Portugal
AMERICAN INTERIOR, carriage trade, New York, USA

2016
Variable Dimensions, curated by Gregory Lang, Emily Harvey Foundation, New York, NY
Economie de la tension, curated by Emile Ouroumov and Catherine Pavlovic, Centre d'Art Contemporain Parc St. Léger, Pougues-les-Eaux, France
Me souwiendra (ou l'usage de la parole), curated by Arlène Berceliot Courtin, Index gallery, Paris, France
The Language of Things: Material Hi/Stories from the Collection, curated by Axel Köhne and Luisa Ziaja, Belvedere Museum, Vienna, Austria
I will go where I don't belong, curated by Milovan Farronato and Camille Henrot, Stromboli, Italy
L’homme aux cents yeux, curated by Gilles Baume, Plateau-Frac Ile de France, Paris, France
Impromptu, The Box, Los Angeles, USA

2015
Very Long Fingers, Simone Subal Gallery, New York, NY
Artistes et Architecture, Curated by Gregory Lang, Pavillion de L'Arsenal, Paris, France
Alfred Jarry Archipelago: The Waltz of the Puppets — ACT I curated by Keren Detton and Julie Pellegrin, Le Quartier, Quimper, France; La Ferme du Buisson, Noisiel, France; Museo Marino Marini, Florence, Italy
Infiltrations, Centre d'Art Bastille, Grenoble, France
McGuffin curated by Marie de Brugerolle, Ecole des Beaux Arts, Geneva, Switzerland
The Artist is a Mysterious Entertainer curated by Vanessa Desclaux, FRAC Franche-Comté,Besançon, France
Rideaux / Blinds curated by Marie de Brugerolle, Institut d'Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne, France
Theatre of Operations, Theatre de l’usine, Geneva

2014
Unlooped-Kino, Manifesta 10, St. Peteresburg
Rideaux, curated by Marie de Brugerolle, Institut d’Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne
Clear, curated by Aaron Moulton, Gagosian, Losa Angeles
Le Rire, curated by Léo GuyDenarcy, Centre d'Art Contemporain du Pays de Lorient, Pont-Scorff
Langue des oiseaux et coq à l'âne, curated by Marion Daniel, Frac, Bretagne
All that falls, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, curated by Gérard Wajcman and Marie de Brugerolle
Véritable prélude de flasques (pour un chien), curated by Marie Frampier, Maison Populair, Montreuil, France

2013
Secret Codes, curated by Agustín Perez Rubio, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paolo
Satellite 6: Suite pour exposition(s) et publication(s), curated by Mathieu Copeland, Musée du Jeu de Paume, Paris
Goodbye Hello, STUDIOS, Sammlung Lenikus, Vienna, Austria
La Nuit Blanche, curated by Julien Pellegrin and Chiara Parisi, Paris
Domino – Domino Bis, L’église des Courdoniers de Gourdon, France, curated by Martin Michard
L’image dans le tapis, Les Ateliers des Arques, Les Arques, France, curated by Olivier Michelon

2012
Parallelwelt Zirkus, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
The Poster Show, Galerie Carlier-Gebauer, Berlin, Germany

2011

I was a male Yvonne de Carlo. Critical art can be sophisticated, even entertaining, (with Jean Pascal Flavien), MUSAC, Léon, Spain
Mirages, Fountains & Dissociative Composition, Galerie Catherine Bastide, Brussels, Belgium
Terminal Jest, Articulture Biennial Arts Festival, DCCC, Delaware
One is the Loneliest Number…, ICA Philadelphia, USA
A painting show, Autocenter, Berlin, Germany
In back of the real, ISCP, Brooklyn, NY

2010
Monsieur Miroir, 12e Prix Fondation d'entreprise Ricard, Fondation d'entreprise Ricard, Paris, France
Une Forme pour toute action. Printemps de Septembre, Toulouse, France
Die Grammatik des Buches, Artothek, Munich, Germany
Playing the city II, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany
Mike, Alec or Rufus? (“Tom, Dick or Harry“), Layr Wuestenhagen, Vienna, Austria
Solace, Austrian Cultural Forum, New York, NY

2009
Treasures for theatre, La Ferme du Buisson, Noisiel, Marne-la-Vallée, France
Anthology, Otero Plassart, Los Angeles, CA

2008
Ne pas jouer avec les choses mortes, Villa Arson, Nice, France
SIGNALS, Orange County Museum Art, Newport Beach, CA
Comme des betes, L'ours, le cochon, le chat et Cie, Musée des Beaux Artes, Lausanne, Switzerland
Anthology, Otero Plassart Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Festival a/d Werf, Utrecht, Holland
La seconde est partie la première, Musée du Jeu de Paume, Paris, France
SOME THING ELSE, Peter Blum Gallery, New York, NY
Undone, Renwick Gallery, New York, NY
Garage Sale, Galerie Parisa Kind, Frankfurt, Germany

2007
Pawn Shop, E-Flux New York, USA
Dangling Man, Office Baroque Gallery, Antwerp, BE
La Boum, Galerie Layr Wüstenhagen Contemporary, Vienna, Au
Galerie David Zwirner, New York, USA
Alexandre Pollazon, London, GB

2006
Nice Art, curated by Axel Huber, Lahr, DE

2005
International Laundry, Galerie Parisa Kind, Frankfurt, DE

1999
Tri-Annuale: Part I, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, USA

 

Performances
2016

Legno, curated by Pier Paolo Pancotto, Villa Medici, Rome, Italy
Untitled (Signed), curated by Teresa Calonje, Second Home, London, UK
Willy Nilly, curated by Gilles Baume, FRAC Le Plateau Ile de France
Billy, Performance with Alan Fairbairn and Christophe Marand, curated by Gilles Baume, FRAC Le Plateau Ile de France
Untitled (Track), Simone Subal Gallery, New York, NY
Untitled (Lisp or Lapse), Emily Harvey Foundation, New York, NY

2015
Untitled (Fill), The Box, Los Angeles, USA
Night of Philosophy, curated by Meriam Kouichi, French Institute, New York, USA
Per4m, Artissima, Turin, curated by Chris Sharp, Sophie Goltz, and Simone Menegoi, Italy
Parcours curated by Florence Dérieux, Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland
L Comme Litote, Do Disturb, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

2013
Untited (Mime) from Gensollen Private Collection, Collectorspace, Istanbul, Turkey

2012
Experienz– performance of “Mimed” in Brussels, Belgium, curated by Natalie Guoit
Exposição, with Helmut Batista and Amilcar Packer, Teatro Ipanema. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Verbo, curated by Julia Rodrigez, Galeria Vermelho, Brazil
Weary Willie, Parallelwelt Zirkus, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
Bodies That Matter, Beursschouwburg, Brussels, Belgium

2011
I was a male Yvonne de Carlo. Critical art can be sophisticated, even entertaining, (with Jean Pascal Flavien), MUSAC, Léon, Spain

2010
Comedy works, Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois, Paris, France
The funniest sculpture in the world, Fondation d’entreprise Ricard, Paris, France
The funniest sculpture in the world, Crac Alsace, Altkirch, France

2009
“/”, Kunsthalle Wien project space, Vienna, Austria
Plouf!, (with Jean Pascal Flavien), Tate Modern London, UK
Écart/Retard, Treasures for theater, La Ferme du Buisson, Noisiel, France
Les Continents incontinents, Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois, Paris, France

2008
Monologues for Minerals, Festival a/d Werf, Utrecht, Holland (with Giancarlo Vulcano)
Monologues for Minerals, Musée départemental d‘art contemporain de Rochechouart, Rochechouart, France, (with Giancarlo Vulcano)
Monologues for Minerals, IAC – Institut d‘art contemporain, Villeurbanne, France (with Giancarlo Vulcano)
Monologues for Minerals, Bétonsalon, Paris, France (with Giancarlo Vulcano)
Monologues for Minerals, Parasol Unit, London, England (with Giancarlo Vulcano)
Monologues for Minerals, Karriere Bar, Copenhagen, Denmark (with Giancarlo Vulcano)
L comme litote, Institut d’art contemporain, Villeurbanne, France
The funniest sculpture in the world, The Box, Los Angeles, CA

2006
Palme D’Or Television, Frankfurt Art Fair, Frankfurt, Germany (together with Lucas Ajemian, Mike Bouchet, Sebastien Clough, Christian Jankowski and Seth Williamson)
Dipshitz, Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami, FL (a collaboration with Palme d’Or)

2005
Announcement, Confucius Square, New York, NY (with Jean-Pascal Flavien, Giancarlo Vulcano and The Occasion Band)

2003
Space: A Lecture, Michelle Maccarone Gallery, New York, NY

2000
A Hidden Object, Independent Performance Space, Los Angeles, CA (with Jean-Pascal Flavien)
Untitled (Whales), Independent Performance Space, Los Angeles, CA(with Jean-Pascal Flavien)

1999
Comfort Table, S.O.S. Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (in collaboration with Mike Bouchet)

 

Awards
2013 Résidence Atelier les Arques, France
2012 Peter S.Reed Foundation Artist’s Grant, Ohio
Capacete, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
2011 Artist’s Book, Paris, France
2010 Transfer, Mülheim, Germany
2003-2005 Kahler Grant, Princeton University
2001-2005 Graduate School Summer Stipend for Research Abroad, Princeton University
1999 Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions
1994 Foundation for Art Ressource Art, Los Angeles, USA
1993 Visual Arts Department Award, UCLA
1991-1994 National Merit Scholarship