Francois Curlet

Born in 196, Paris, France
Lives and works in Paris and Brussels

Solo Exhibitions (Selection)

2014
"Country Clic insert Jef Geys", Les Bains-Douches, Alençon, France
"Choco Loco", Piacé le Radieux, Piacé, France

2013
"Fugu", Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

2012
"Vintage Discounter", Galerie Micheline Swajcer, Antwerp, Belgium
"Sauce Cafard", Galerie 9, Lille, France

2011
"Museum Show", Arnolfini, Bristol, United-Kingdom
"Maratoon’s, mini-show by François Curlet", Brussels, Belgium

2010
"Intuitive Gallery Legitime", Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp, Belgium
"Chanter l'enfer", Etablissement d'En Face Projects, Brussels, Belgium

2009
"Architecture fainéante", Galerie APVD, Paris, France

2008
"Curiosität", Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp, Belgium
"Peptember", Air de Paris, Paris, France

2007
"Architecture fainéante", Centre Culturel Français, Turin, Italy
Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp, Belgium
"Le Plateau", FRAC Ile-de-France, Paris, France
"François Curlet", Institut d’Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne, France

2006
"Le géant vert" (avec Françoise Doléac), Chapelle du Genêteil, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Château-Gontier, France

2005
"Spotless" (en collaboration avec Donuts), La Maison Rouge, Paris, France
"Coconutour", Centre d’Art Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain

2004
"Papillon minute", Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp, Belgium

2003
"Electricität", Air de Paris, Paris, France
"Prints ‘toc-toc’", Roger Vandaele Editie, Antwerp, Belgium
"Chaquarium" (with Janaina Tschâpe), Cimaise et Portique, Albi, France

2002
"Coconutour", Blac, Brussels, Belgium
"Whassup!", Le Spot, Le Havre, France
"François Curlet and Jean Bernard Koeman", CC Strombeek, Strombeek, Belgium

2001
"Interludes, interventions and performances in the exhibition programme of la Caisse des Dépots et Consignations", Paris, France
"Régiß und Franßois" (with Régis Pinault), Stuttgarter Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany
"Commercial Break, CNEAI, Chatou, France (cat.)

2000
"Rorschach Saloon", Galerie le Sous-Sol à Public, Paris, France
Centre Régional d'Art Contemporain, Sète, France (with Didier Marcel)

1999
"Rorschach Saloon", Le spot, Le Havre, France
"Pop-Corn Project", commissioned for the event 'Brussels 2000', Brussels, Belgium
Launch of Editions Small Noise (with A. Magnin, F. Mary and C. Vermeulen)

1998
Montage de la collection PeopleDay(r) des éditions et multiples de Robert Filliou
"Still Life with Price", internet project, DAP, Ministère de La Culture, France (www.culture.fr/entreelibre)
"Has-Been & Bacon, NICC, Antwerp, Belgium (with Manfred Jade and Bureau Augmenté)

1997
"No Commenta", FRAC Champagne-Ardennes, Reims, France (cat.)

1996
Galerie Fortlaan 17, Ghent, Belgium (with Michel François)
"People Day(®)", creation and patent application of new brand name

1995
"Handcraft", One Five, Brussels, Belgium

1994
"Index", Edition Mary & Van Lierde, Brussels, Belgium (book project)

1993
"Studio" (with Franck Scurti), Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France (cat.)

1992
Gallery One Five, Antwerp, Belgium

1991
"Welkom te Antwerpen" (with Franck Scurti), Galerie Inexistent, Antwerp, Belgium

Group Exhibitions (Selection)

2014
Les ateliers de Rennes, Biennale d’Art contemporain, Rennes, France
Petals on the Wind, Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Brussels, Belgium
Credit to the Edit °1, CNEAI, Chatou, France

2012
Des Galeries à la Galerie, Saint-Luc Galerie, Liège, Belgium
Objets Vifs, Espace Diamant, Corse, France
The Flesh, Lage Egal, Berlin, Germany
(Entre)ouverture, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
Georges Brecht, commissaire Curlet, Moulin du Blaireau, Piacé, France
Air de Paris, Paris, France
Sur un pied, galerie Sémiose, Paris, France

2011
Blabla et Chichi sur un bateau, galerie Hussenot, Paris, France (cur. Assume Vivid Astro Focus)
Ne cherchez pas, Trois Rois, Bruxelles, Belgium
Passe Present N°3, Château-Musée, Boulogne-sur-Mer, France
Erre, variations labyrinthiques (with Guy de Cointet, and Joseph Grigely), Centre Pompidou-Metz, Metz, France
Yes we don't, cur. Nathalie Ergino et Joël Benzakin, IAC Villeurbanne, France
Bob and Breakfast - Robert Filliou et ses invités par François Curlet, Galerie Nelson-Freeman, Paris, France


2010
Courant d'art au rayon de la quincaillerie paresseuse, BHV, Paris, France
En attendant gogolf, curated by François Curlet, Chapelle du Genêteil, Château-Gontier, France
La Quinzaine Radieuse, Moulin de Blaireau, Piacé, France
No Soul for Sale, Tate Modern, London (cur. Cecilia Alemani, Massimiliano Gioni and Maurizio Cattelan)
Group Show, Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerpen, Belgium
La Quinzaine Radieuse, Moulin de Blaireau, Piacé, France
Les Elixirs du Palais, Palais Bénédictine, Fécamp, France (cur. Ami Barak)
Une histoire de fil, Festival Les Inattendus, Maison de la science, Sainte Savine, France
Le fabuleux destin du quotidien, Musée des Arts Contemporains, Grand Hornu, Belgium
Double Bind / Arrëtez d'essayer de me comprendre!, Villa Arson, Nice, France
Chassé croisé, Frac Languedoc Roussillon, Montpellier, France

2009
"Faux Jumeaux", SMAK, Ghent, Belgium (cur. Michel François)
"Editions vs objets", Centre d'Edition Contemporaine, Genève, Switzerland
"Elèves à l'oeuvre", Collège Roger Salengro, Houplines, France
"Who's afraid of design?", Cité du Design, Saint Etienne, France
"Let's pick the cherries first", galerie Elisa Platteau, Brussels Belgium
"Mes Dalton", Chapelle du Genêteil, Château-Gontier, France
"A House is not a Home", La Calmeterie, Nazelles Négron, France
Stassart Moderne, Brussels, Belgium
"Tilt", Ecomusée de la Brenne, Blanc, France
"La Quinzaine Radieuse", Moulin de Blaireau, Piacé, France
"Don't sit down", Lycée Galilée, Cergy Saint-Christophe, France
"Sound of Music", Turner Contemporary Project Space, Margate, United Kingdom
"Jeppe Hein Invisible Labyrinth + Frac Ile-de-France", Théatre National de Chaillot, Paris, France
"Return to Function", Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Wisconsin and Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, US
"N'importe quoi", MAC, Lyon, France
"Délibérations", Collection du Frac Aquitaine, Ecole Nationale de la Magistrature, Bordeaux, France

2008
"Go Golf (after Tron), curated by François Curlet", Galerie Commune, Tourcoing, France
"Pièces à conviction", Pollen, Montflanquin, France
"Lʼentrée", CRAC Languedoc Roussillon, Sète, France
"Un-Scene", Wiels, Brussels, Belgium
"Hantologie Contemporaine", Parc Culturel de Rentilly, Bussy-Saint-Martin, France
"Curiosität, curated by François Curlet", Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp, Belgium
"Business is business #1/2", Les Chiroux, Liège, Belgium
"Less is less, more is more, thatʼs all", CAPC, Bordeaux, France
"Toute la collection du FRAC Ile-de-France (ou presque)", MACVAL, Vitry-sur-Seine, France
"Comme le verre à travers le soleil, autour de Raymond Hains", FRAC Pays de la Loire, Carquefou, France
"Les Mondes parallèles" (cur. Hugues Reip), MOT Museum, Tokyo, Japan
"Mondo E Terra", Museo dʼArte, Nuoro, Italy
"Nouvelles Acquisitions 2007", FRAC Aquitaine, Bordeaux, France
"Jean-Pierre Timbaud, Galilée, Antoine de St-Exupéry, Jean Jaurès, Théodore Monod", FRAC Île- de-France, Paris, France
"The Freak Show", Monnaie de Paris, Paris, France
"Pivot Points (Part 1)", MOCA, Miami, US
"Collection(s) 08", IAC, Villeurbanne, France
"Des constructeurs éclectiques", CRAC, Sète, France
"Sound of Music", Marres, Maastricht, Netherlands
"Editions récentes", Centre dʼ Edition Contemporaine, Geneva, Switzerland

2007
"Hors commerce", first edition, CNEAI, Chatou, France
"Who’s got the big picture?", MUHKA, Antwerpen, Belgium
"Out of Place, performing the everyday", Argos, Brussels, Belgium
"No future", Bloomberg Space, London, UK
"La Ricarda", Cultuurcentrum Mechelen, Mechelen, Belgium
"A moitié carré à moitié fou", Villa Arson, Nice, France
"Airs de Paris", Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

2006
"Nouvelles fabriques d’images et de sons", FRAC Limousin, Limoges, France
"Eldorado", MUDAM, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
"Une seconde année", Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
"Empieza el juego", La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain
"Glissades in La Force de l’Art", Grand Palais, Paris, France
"Super", FRAC Pays de la Loire, Carquefou, France
"Bilboard Project", Wien, Austria
"Writing in Strobe", Dicksmith Gallery, London, UK

2005
"Premioaltadisdeartesplásticas", Galeria Oliva Arauna, Madrid, Spain
"Le Tableau des éléments" (with Trisha Donelly, Liam Gillick, Philippe Parreno), Musée des Arts Contemporains, Grand-Hornu, Belgium
Air de Paris, Paris, France
"Voisins Officiels", Museum of Modern Art, Lille Metropole, France

2004
"Crème de singe, nuit blanche au printemps de la maison", Air de Paris, Paris, France (with DONUTS)
"Parcours contemporains", Fontenay-le-Comte, France
"Les Afriques", mail art project for Lille 2004, France (cat.)
"Five Billion Years", Swiss Institute, New York, NY, USA
"Amicalement vôtre", Musée des Beaux-Arts, Tourcoing, France (cat.)

2003
"No Ghost Just a Shell", Rosa de la Cruz, Miami, FL, USA
"Lee 3 (tau ceti central armory show)", Villa Arson, Nice, France
"Stop & Go (Volet 2)", FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais, Dunkirk, France
"Spéciale dédicace" (cur. Saadâne Afif and Mathieu Mercier), Musée d’Art Contemporain, Château de Rochechouart, Rochechouart, France
"No Ghost Just a Shell", Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
"Following and to be followed (coming back)", Le Consortium, Dijon, France
"Somewhere between here and there" (with F. Eon and J. Monk), Le Spot, Le Havre, France
"Le Colloque des chiens" (collection Biennale di Venezia), Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles, Paris, France
"Coconutour", CRAC Languedoc-Roussillon, Sète, France

2002
"No Ghost Just a Shell", Kunsthalle Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
"Media_city", Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea
Galerie Gebauer, Berlin, Germany (with Michel François)
"Sans consentement", CAN, Neuchatel, Switzerland
"Sub-reel", MAC, Marseille, France (cat.)
"Image Martyre", internet project (http://www.mudam.lu/imagemartyre/)

2001
"Economies de Moyens", Musées de Marseille, Marseille, France
"Blue Dragon", Air de Paris, Paris, France
"Ambiance Magasin", CAC, Meymac, France
"La trahison des images - Portraits de scènes", Palazzo Franchetti, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
"Deux ou trois évenements Bruxellois", Fondation pour l'Architecture, Brussels, Belgium

2000
"Les Chantiers du Musée", MAC Grand-Hornu, Le Hornu, Belgium
Centrum Beeldende Kunst, Mares, Maastricht, The Netherlands
"L'œuvre collective", Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain, Toulouse, France
Kunststromingen in België, Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp, Belgium
Galerie Im Heppächer, Esslingen, Germany

1999
"Museum on the water", Provinciaal Museum, Hasselt, Belgium

1998
"Bruxelles MINI-FM", Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium

1997
"Encore Bruxelles...", various locations, Brussels, Belgium
"Coïncidences", Fondation Cartier, Paris, France (cat.)

1996
FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais, Lille, France

1995
"Welcome to Baltimore - Bienvenue à Montélimar", Aperto, Le Nouveau Musée, Villeurbanne, France
"9 x 1", Galerie de Marseille, Marseille, France
"Cosmos", Le Magasin, Grenoble, France (cat.)

1994
Gallery One Five, Brussels, Belgium

1993
"L'image dans le tapis", Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy (cat.)
"Love Again", Kunstraum Elbschloss, Hamburg, Germany (cat.)

1992
"Homeless is More", Espace 251 Nord, Liège, Belgium

Miscellaneous

2004
"Epître", theatre play by Olivier Py, directed by François Orsoni, Corsica, France (scenography)

2003
"Witness Screen (Ann Lee)", Cinema Eden, Volcan Scene National, Le Havre, France (film projection)

Bibliography

2007
Cécillia Bezzan, "Extravaganza", Art press 337, p.44- 47, ill.

2006
"Croquemitaine", Bruxelles, Belgium

2005
"François Curlet", ed. Actes Sud - Altadis, Arles, 2005
Musée des Arts Contemporains, "Le Tableaux des éléments", pp. 18-26

2003
Lavrador, Judicaël, "François Curlet", 02, nr 27, August 2003, pp. 30-31
Moulène, Claire, "Chassé-croisé, François Curlet - Janaïna Tschäpe", in Les Inrockupibles, August 2003, p. 69
Jamart, Christine, "Coconutour", in L’Art Même, nr. 19, second trimester 2003, p.18
Gauthier, Léa, "Commutations", in M-mouvement, nr. 22, May-June 2003, p. 63
Colard, Jean-Max, "Odysseés de l’espace, on part !", in ZeroDeux, 2003, pp. 4-5
Michelon, Olivier, "La Belgique à travers les Off" and "Les révoltés du Bounty", in Le Journal des Arts, nr 168, April 2003, p. 22

2002
Marcelis, Bernard, "Collection publiques - du passé et perspective d’avenir", in l’Art Même, nr 17, October-December 2002, pp. 20-23
"Subréel", MAC - Galerie Contemporaine des Musées de Marseille, France
"No Ghost Just a Shell", in Accrochages, nr. 41, October 2002
von Burg, Dominique, "Die identität einer digitalen figur", in Zürichsee-Zeitung, 17 September 2002
Steiner, Urs, "Göre ohne Seele", in Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 3 September 2002
Pécoil, Vincent, "L’angoise du récepteur au moment de la réception", in Crash, Summer 2002
Thély, Nicolas and Jean-Max Colard, "J’hallucine", in les Inrockuptibles, nr 347, 17-23 July 2002, pp. 64-65
"Section PeopleDay(®)", Editions de Robert Filliou, Editions des Presses du Réel, Dijon, collection L'Ecart Absolu, March 2002 (cat.)

2001
"L'Art Même", nr. 10, first trimester 2001
Le Journal Des Arts, nr. 118, 5-8 January 2001

2000
FluxNews, nr. 22, May 2000
De Morgen, 25 November 2000
L'Echo, 5 May 2000
Braet, Jan, Knack, 10 May 2000
De Standaard, 26 April 2000
De Witte Raaf, nr. 85, May-June 2000
Visuels, nr. 9, March 2000
Laureyns, Jeroen, La Libre Belgique, 4-5 March 2000
Lequeux, Emmanuelle, Le Monde, 2 February 2000
Archives Actives, Venise Off, Belgium

1999
FluxNews, March 1999
Art & Culture, January 1999

1998
Technikart, November 1998
Calage, Sylvain, Art Press, nr. 252, January 1998

1997
Carron, Natacha, Flash Art, October 1997
Flash Art, June-July 1997
Cassagnau, Pascal, Art Press, October 1997
Reneau, Olivier, Technikart, nr. 14, July-August 1997
Demir, Anaïs, Technikart, nr. 12, May 1997

1996
Lambrecht, Luk, De Morgen, 29 November 1996

1993
La Libération, 24 May 1993
Tran, Laure, Le Jour, 3 May 1993
Brayer, Marie-Ange, Art Press, March 1993
Journal MNAM, February-March 1993

1992
Amouroux, Eric, Arte Factum, Summer 1992
La Meuse, 23 March 1992