Benoît Maire

Biography

Born in Pessac (France) in 1978. Lives and works in Paris (France).

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018

CAPC, Bordeaux (France)

2017

Cloud Paintings, Arsenal Contemporary, New York (USA)

Disaster, Croy Nielsen, Vienna (Austria)

2016

premier cercueil, Palette terre, Paris (France)

Castled, joségarcía, Mérida (Mexico)

quelques sphinx, VNH Gallery, Paris (France)

Castling the Queen, Meessen De Clercq, Brussels (Belgium) 

George Slays the Dragon, Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefeld (Germany)

2015

Nuages et déchets, Galerie Thomas Bernard, Paris (France)

Sticker Beings, Kiria Koula, San Francisco (USA)

Nuages Indexés, Onestar Press, Paris (France)

2014

LETRE, La verrière Hermès, Brussels (France)

LETTER, Western Front, Vancouver (Canada)

Beings, Hollybush Gardens, London (UK)

2013

Spiaggia di menzogne / Lying Beach, Fondazione Guiliani, Roma (Italy)

Weapon, David Roberts Art Fondation, London (UK)

Ohne Warum, Croy Nielsen, Berlin (Germany)

Le fruit est défendu, Cortex Athletico, Paris (France)

2012

Du classicisme, with Alex Cecchetti, Cortex Athletico, Bordeaux (France)

2011

Soon the metal between us will turn into gold, Kunsthalle, Mulhouse (France)

Château with Cortex Athletico, Art Brussels, Brussels (Belgium)

History of Geometry, Halle Für Kunst, Luneburg (Germany)

History of Geometry, Walden Affairs, Den Haag (The Netherlands)

The Object of Criticism, De Vleeshal, Middelburg (The Netherlands)

2010

L'espace nu, FRAC Aquitaine, Bordeaux (France)

L'histoire de la géométrie, Rosascape, Paris (France)

Le concept de Cordélia, with Cortex Athletico, Art Basel 41, Basel (Switzerland)

The Wave, with Falke Pisano, Hollybush Gardens, London (UK)

2009

Aesthetics of the Differends, Hollybush Gardens, London (UK)

The Photograph, Croy Nielsen, Berlin (Germany)

Organon and the Wave, with Falke Pisano, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz (Austria)

2008

1929, Cortex Athletico, Bordeaux (France)

La géométrie (toucher Cordélia), module, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (France)

Desert Solitaire, with Falke Pisano, Hollybush Gardens, London (UK)

Organon, with Falke Pisano, Croy Nielsen, Berlin (Germany)

2007

The Repetition, Hollybush Gardens, London (UK)

Tiresias and the geometry, Art forum art fair with Cortex Athletico, Berlin (Germany)

2006

Le Présent, with Etienne Chambaud, Cortex Athletico, Bordeaux (France)

Twilight of the copyists, Liste Art Fair, Basel (Switzerland)

2004

Flat Screen's Tragedy (ending), Cortex Athletico, Bordeaux (France)

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017

A throuw of the dice will never abolish chance, La Borie, Solignac (France)

On Affection: Cally Spooner and Bruce Nauman, NoguerasBlanchard, Barcelona (Spain)

Zodiaco, Galerie Samy Abraham, Paris (France)

2037 (cur. E.Royer & Y.Gourmel), DOC, Paris (France)

2016

Reponse, Musée d’Art Contemporain des Laurentides, Saint Jérôme (Canada)

What do you read my lord ? - Words..., GDM, Paris (USA)

Lito S. Freeman / Benoît Maire, Room East, New York (USA)

Zodiaco, Hopstreet, Brussels (Belgium)

The Promise of Total Automation, Kunsthalle Wien, Wien (Austria)

Objects from the Temperate Palm House, Bargain Spot, Edinburgh (UK)

2015

Là où commence le jour, LaM, Villeneuve d’Ascq (France)

A.N.T.H.R.O.P.O.C.E.N.E, Meessen De Clercq, Brussels (Belgium)

L'effet Vertigo (collection), Mac Val, Vitry (France)

Nel Mezzo del Mezzo, Museo Riso, Palermo (Italy)

Les images constellantes, Villa du Parc, Annemasse (France)

The Crack-Up - Room East, New York (USA)

Infiltrations, Centre d'Art Bastille - CAB, Grenoble (France)

Pauline à la plage, Galerie de multiples, Paris (France)

Transmissions, Beaux-Arts de Paris, Paris (France)

I want to be. Inside out, MOT International, Brussels (Belgium)

After Dark, MAMCO, Geneva (Switzerland)

L'usage des formes, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (France)

Unendliche Bibliothek, Altefabrik Kunsthalle, Rapperswil (Switzerland)

2014

Ernesto, CEAAC, Strasbourg (France)

Me and You in a Living Room, SongEun ArtSpace, Seoul (South Korea)

Soleil politique  The museum between light and shadow, MUSEION, Bolzano (Italia)

Seymour, CEAAC, Strasbourg (France)

Le musée d'une nuit (script for leaving traces), Fondation Hippocrène, Paris (France)

A Thousand Varied Uses, NoguerasBlanchard, Madrid (Spain)

Zodiaco, Cardrde, Bologna (Italy)

Les dérivés de la photographie, FRAC Aquitaine, Bordeaux (France)

Quelque chose à vous dire, Cortex Athletico, Paris (France)

2013

Oracular / Vernacular, Mamo, Marseille (France)

Archeologia, 40 m3, Rennes (France)

Les archipels réinventés 2, Ricard Foundation Prize, La Vieille Charité, Marseille (France)

L'amour atomique, Palais des Arts et du Festival, Dinard (France)

The lie and the powerpoint, Shanaynay, Paris (France)

Des gestes de la pensée, La Verrière, Brussels (Belgium)

Paint it black, Plateau, Frac-Ile-de-France, Paris (France)

A house of leaves, David Roberts Art Foundation, London (UK)

Bow-lal, Juliette Jongma Galerie, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

Collection Joseph Kouli, Mains d'oeuvres, Saint-Ouen (France)

Campagne/Campagnes, Cortex Athletico, Bordeaux (France)

2012

Narrative Arcs, Griffith University Art Gallery, Brisbane (Australia)

Hapax Legomena, Mercer Union, Toronto (Canada)

Houses of leaves, David Roberts Art Fondation, London (UK)

To the Moon via the Beach, Maja Hoffmann, LUMA Foundation, Arles (France)

Who I am ? What I'm going here ?, Shanaynay, Paris (France)

Read, Look !, Emily Harvey Fondation, New York (USA)

Le mont Juji n'existe pas, Frac Ile-de-France, Paris (France)

Rotary Connection, Casey Kaplan gallery, New York (USA)

2011

Collections contemporaines, Centre Pompidou, Paris (France)

Codex, live in you head, Geneva (Switzerland)

Monitor, Rome (Italy)

Tableaux, Magasin, Grenoble (France)

Desert Solitaire, CAC Vilnius (Lituania)

The rehearsal of repetition, Grantpirrie, Sidney (Australia)

Radical Autonomy, Netwerk, Aalst (Belgium)

Beyond the Dust – Artists' Documents Today, Fondation Ricard, Paris (France)

2010

Les interlocuteurs, Printemps de septembre, Toulouse (France)

Monsieur Miroir, Fondation Ricard, Paris (France)

Beyond the Dust – Artists' Documents Today, De Vleeshal, Middelburg (The Netherlands)

Beyond the Dust, La Fabbrica del Vapore, Milano (Italy)

Things slowly curve out of sight until they are gone. Afterwards only the curve remains, Hermes und der Pfau, Stuttgart (Germany)

SC13, Design Mall, San Francisco (USA)

Une exposition du sensible, Synagogue de Delme, Delme (France)

Dynasty, Palais de Tokyo, MAM ARC, Paris (France)

History of art, David Roberts Art fondation, London (UK)

Blind Mirror, Galleria Raucci/Santamaria, Napoli (Italy)

Memories of the future, Sean Kelly gallery, New York (USA)

il cristallo d'Islanda, Gamec, Bergamo (Italy)

You don't need eyes to see, galerie Chez Valentin, Paris (France)

Arrivals and departures, Mole Vanvitelliana, Anconna (Italy)

The sunday of life, Coco Kunstverein, Wien (Austria)

ANTIANTIANTI, shapes, contexts & rules, LOG Bergamo (Italy)

The Happy Interval, Croy Nielsen, Berlin (Germany)

Blood of a Poet, Thierry Goldberg Projects, New York (USA)

Dans la forêt, FRAC Aquitaine, Bordeaux (France)

The Armory show, with Cortex Athletico, New York (USA)

2009

Lisson Presents 6, Lisson Gallery, London (UK)

For the Blind Man in the Dark Room Looking For the Black Cat That Isn't There, ICA, London (UK)

Radical Autonomy, le grand-café, Saint-Nazaire (France)

Un Nouveau Festival, Centre Pompidou, Paris (France)

Labyrint 09 Writings and observations, Botkyrka Konsthall, Tumba (Sweden)

Taj Mahal Travellers, Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm (Sweden)

La suite (cur. Florence Bonnefous), Air de Paris, Paris (France)

Le jardin aux chemins qui bifurquent, Kunsthalle, Mulhouse (France)

Liquid times, Westfälischer Kunstverein, Munster (France)

What if this was a piece of art ?, Halle für Kunst, Lüneburg (Germany)

La collection du 20éme siècle, La vitrine, Paris (France)

Le chant de la carpe, Parc Saint Léger, Pougues-les-Eaux (France)

22ème ateliers du Frac des Pays de la Loire, chapitre 2, Parc culturel de Rentilly (France)

Nous tournons dans la nuit..., Musée de Rochechouart, Rochechouart (France)

Paper exhibition, artistspace, New York (USA)

Fugues, galerie Hussenot, Paris (France)

2008

Blank Complexity, Parisa Kind gallery, Franckfurt (Germany)

For the First and the Second Time, CAC, Vilnius (Lituania)

Trahison (collection), CapcMusée, Bordeaux (France)

Nonknowledge, projects arts centre, Dublin (Germany)

Reversibility, The fair Gallery at Frieze Art Fair, London (UK)

All the best, Gallery one one one, London (UK)

XXIIème ateliers internationaux du Frac des Pays de la Loire, chapitre 1, Carquefou (France)

Toute la collection du Frac Ile-de-France (ou presque), Mac/Val, Ivry-sur-Seine (France)

L'anomalie d'Ararat, Irmaveplab, Chatillon-sur-Marne (France)

Exercises in seing, tulips and roses gallery, Vilnius (Lituania)

one of these things is not like the others things (cur. R. Malasauskas), 1/9, Rome (Italy)

The artist is a mysterious entertainer (cur. Vanessa Desclaux), De Appel, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

Weisses Lächeln, Croy Nielsen, Berlin (Germany)

Object, the undeniable success of operations, Stedelijk museum bureau, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

We would like to thanks the curators who wish to remain anonymous, seventeen gallery, London (UK)

Sans Titre (15 jours), Frac Aquitaine, Bordeaux (France)

The unfair fair, Rome (Italy)

Excepté peut-être une constellation, 220 jours / gb agency, Paris (France)

Katamari, 220 jours / gb agency, Paris (France)

2007

From a distance, Wallspace gallery, New York (USA)

Biennale de Lyon, Lyon (France)

Le jardin de Cyrus, galerie Edouard Manet, Gennevilliers (France)

Rooms, Conversations, Frac Ile-de-France, Le Plateau, Paris (France)

Prologue, 220 jours / gb agency, Paris (France)

All we ever see of stars are their olds photographs, 220 jours, Paris (France)

Rien n'aura eu lieu que le lieu, 220 jours / gb agency, Paris (France)

Twice Told Tales (cur. Isabelle Alfonsi), galerie Michel Rein, Paris (France)

On fait le mur (...), Espace de l'art concret, Mouans Sartoux (France)

Re-trait (cur. claire Staebler), fondation Ricard, Paris (France)

Proposition de Colloque, Fondation Kadist, Paris (France)

The moment You Realise You Are Lost (cur. A. Carr), J. Koenig gallery, Berlin (Germany)

The as yet Issue (video screening), De Appel, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

there have to be many ..., Kunstverein Braunschweig (Germany)

2006

Meeting S.P., Ellen de Bruijne Projects (FalkeandCharlotte), Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

Fiction, la Box, Bourges (France)

The Library, Villa Warsaw, Varsovie (Poland)

Ausserordentliche Zustände (cur. Reto Pulfer), Berlin (Germany)

AWOL, Biennial of the young artists, Bucharest (Romania)

Two scenes in three acts (video screening), Stockholm (Sweden)

Notre Histoire, La Cabane (cur ; Pascal Beausse), Palais de Tokyo, Paris (France)

Radio Kills the video stars, Frac Champagne-Ardenne, Reims (France)

Terra Incognita (video screening), Malba, Buenos Aires Argentina)

Waking-up, Cortex Athletico gallery, Bordeaux (France)

2005

Rendez-vous, Blue space gallery, Hô Chi Minh (Vietnam)

idealondon, ICA, London (UK)

Les apparences sont souvent trompeuses, CapcMusée, Bordeaux (France)

2004

Aujourd'hui c'est ravioli, galerie Cortex Athletico, Bordeaux (France)

Peau d'âne 4, galerie Soardi, Nice (France)

 

CONFERENCES / PERFORMANCES

2015

One with no mediation, with Daniel C. Barber, Le Foyer, Zurich (Switzerland)

2014

La décision, École des Beaux-Arts, Lyon (France)

La décision, École des Beaux-Arts, Paris (France)

2012

Aesthetics of the Differends, Corner College, Zurich (Switzerland)

Critique de la mesure, ESAD, Reims (France)

2011

à propos de ce dont je ne peux parler, Fondation Ricard, Paris (France)

Esthétique des différends, école des Beaux-Arts, Lyon (France)

2010

Aesthetics of the Differends, Nationale Gallery, Vilnius (Lituania)

Aesthetics of the Differends, Gerrit Rieveld Academy, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

Esthétique des différends, Musée d'art Moderne, Strasbourg (France)

2009

Aesthetics of the Differends, with J. Lahey Dronsfield, Central Saint Martins, London (UK)

Aesthetics of the Differends, Swiss Institute, Milano (Italy)

Comment je réalise certains de mes travaux, École des Beaux-arts, Brest (France)

2008

L'obstacle est la tautologie, galerie Xippas, Paris (France)

Drawing Attention, gallery one one one, London (UK)

Drawing Attention, Frac des Pays de la Loire, Carquefou (France)

Discussion with chance, Royal College of Arts, London (UK)

L'objet Impossible, école des beaux arts de Mulhouse (France)

L'objet impossible, Frac Lorraine, Metz (France)

L'obstacle est la tautologie, rue Louise Weis, Paris (France)

Quatre livres, Kadist Art Fondation, Paris (France)

2007

Conversation avec le hasard, espace de l'art concret, Mouans-sartoux (France)

Interrompre Jacques Lacan, CapcMusée, Bordeaux (France)

2006

Aesthetics of the Conference of Aesthetics (distributed text), LSE, London (UK)

2005

New Chaotic Idealism, a conference for a dead man, Nash Room, ICA, London (UK)

The Signifying Monkey, CapcMusée, Bordeaux (UK)

2004

Flat Screen's tragedy - area - visual / audio / information -45'00, à suivre, Bordeaux (France)

Ce qui reste du ciel, galerie Cortex Athlético, Bordeaux (France)

L'objet impossible, CapcMusée Bordeaux (France)

éthique des fantômes, jet FM, Nantes (France)