Philippe Parreno


Solo Exhibition Catalogues and Monographs


Philippe Parreno: La levadura y el anfitrion. Mexico City: Museo Jumex, 2017.

Thirlwell, Adam. Conversation: A Script with Philippe Parreno. Porto: Serralves Museum, 2017.


Stillpass, Zoe. Anywhen. London: Tate, 2016.


Philippe Parreno: Anywhere, Anywhere Out of the World. Köln: Walther Koenig, 2014.


Spector, Nancy. C.H.Z. Philippe Parreno. Italy: Grafiche Damiani, Bologna, 2011.


Philippe Parreno: Films 1987 – 2010: Serpentine Gallery. Köln: Walther Koenig, 2011.


Critchley, Simon. Philippe Parreno. Zurich: JRP Ringier, 2009.

Parreno, Philippe and Johan Olander. Parade ?, Paris: Editions du Centre Pompidou, 2009.


Obrist, Hans Ulrich and Philippe Parreno. Hans Ulrich Obrist & Philippe Parreno: The Conversation Series. Koln: Walther Konig, 2008.

Suicide in Vermillion Sands. New York: Friedrich Petzel Gallery, 2008.

Live Recorded Delay: An Archive of Il Tempo del Postino. Berlin: Sternberg Press, 2008.


Philippe Parreno: Fade to Black, Brussels: MFC-Michele Didier, 2005.


The Boy from Mars, Kitakyushu: CCA Kitakyushu, 2004.

Point d’ironie, no. 33, Paris: Agnés B, 2004.


No Ghost Just a Shell, Köln: Walther Konig, 2002.

Philippe Parreno, Stockholm: Moderna Museet Projekt, 2002.

Obrist, Hans-Ulrich. Philippe Parreno: Alien Affection, Paris: Paris-Musées, 2002.


Philippe Parreno: Speech Bubbles, Dijon: Les presses du reel, 2001.


Gillick, Liam and Jack Wendler. Snow Dancing by Philippe Parreno, Washington DC: GW Press, 1995.

Group Exhibition Catalogues


Eccles, Tom, ed. Invisible Adversaries. Annandale-on-Hudson: Hessel Museum of Art, 2016.


Artistes et Architecture: Dimensions variables. Paris: Editions du Pavillon de l’Arsenal, 2015.


Macel, Christine. Ûne Histoire: Art, Architecture, Design des années 1980 à nos jours, Paris: Centre Pompidou and Flammarion, 2014.

Babel: Works from the Igal Ahouvi Art Collection. Tel Aviv: Igal Ahouvi Art Collection/Tel Aviv University, 2014.


Ruins, London: Whitechapel Gallery, 2012.

Cherix, Christophe. Print/Out: 20 Years in Print, New York: MOMA Publications, 2012.


Serpentine Gallery Poetry Marathon, London: Koenig Books, 2009.

La Biennale di Venezia 53: Making Worlds Exhibition, Venice: Fondazione La Biennale di Venezia, 2009, p. 126 – 127, 246 – 247.

Scherf, Angeline. Entre-Temps, Paris: MAMVP/ARC, 2009, p.122-127.

FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais, #2: Collection 1991-2000, Dunkirk: Nord-Pas de Calais, 2009, p. 76-77.


Obrist, Hans Ulrich and Daniel Birnbaum. THEANYSPACEWHATEVER, New York: Guggenheim Museum, 2008, p. 98-104.

Macel, Christine. The Time Taken: Time to Work, Time at Work, Paris:  Monografik and Centre Pompidou, 2008.

Richard, Lionel. Art et energies, Paris: Cercle d’Art, 2008.


Marcoci, Roxana. Comic Abstraction, New York: MoMA, 2007, p. 24-25, 102-107.

Lequeux, Emmanuelle. AF 21.1 Art France 1990 – 2007, Paris: Editions Particules, 2007, p. 154-155.

Birnbaum, Daniel and Christine Macel. Airs de Paris, Paris: Centre Pompidou, 2007.


All Hawaii entrées / Lunar Reggae, Dublin: Irish Museum of Modern Art, 2007.


Again for Tomorrow, London: Royal College of Art, 2006.


War is Over, Bergamo: GAMeC, 2005.

Le Magasin: 1986-2006, Grenoble: JRP Ringier, 2005.

Expérience de la Durée, Lyon: Biennale de Lyon, 2005.

Universal Experience: Art, Life and the Tourist’s Eye, Chicago: Museum of Contemporary Art, 2005.


Hors D’oeuvre, Bordeaux: CAPC, 2004.

Sportivement Vôtre, Chamarande: Domaine départemental de Chamarande, 2004.


The Big Nothing, Philadelphia: Institute of Contemporary Art, 2003.

7th Biennale de Lyon: It Happened Tomorrow: Après, Dijon: Les Presses du Réel, 2003.

Coolustre, Avignon: Collection Lambert, 2003.

Animations, Berlin: Kunst-Werke, 2003.


The Object Sculpture, Hertfordshire: The Henry Moore Institute, 2002.


Double Life, Wien: Generali Foundation, 2001.


X Squared, Vienna: Secession, 1999.


Dominique Gonzales-Foerster, Pierre Huyghe, Philippe Parreno, Paris: Musee d'Art Moderne, 1998.

Project 8, Seoul: Total Museum of Contemporary Art, 1998.


Enter: Artist/Audience/Institution, Luzern: Kunstmuseum Luzern, 1997.

Campo 6, Turin: Museum of Turin and Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, 1997.


More Time Less History, Porto: Fundaçao Serralves, 1996.


Surface de Réparations, Dijon: FRAC Bourgogne, 1995.

Infamie, Paris: Hazan, 1995.

Collection: Fin XXe, Poitiers: FRAC Poitou-Charentes, 1995.

NICAF, Paris: Air de Paris, 1995.

Traffic, Bordeaux: CAPC Musée d’art Contemporain de Bordeaux, 1995.


Soggetto Soggetto, Milan: Charta, 1994.

“No More Reality,” ZAPP Video Magazine, no. 1, 1994 [video].

Nouvelle Vague, Nice: MAMAC, 1994, p. 51-57.


“Snaking,” ZAPP Video Magazine, no. 0, 1993.

Backstage: Topologie Zeitgenössischer Kunst, Hamburg: Kunstverein im Hamburg and Kunstmuseum Luzern, 1993.

Aperto ’93: Emergency: Flash Art International, Milan: Giancarlo Politi Editore, 1993.

45th International Exhibition of Art 1993: Venice Biennale: Cardinal Points of Art, Venice: Marsilio Editori, 1993.

Le Principe de Réalité, Nice: Villa Arson, 1993.


Le Dimanche de la vie, Milan: Gio Marconi, 1992.

We Must Build the Hacienda, Tours: C.C.C., 1992.


L’amour de l’art: Lyon: Biennale de Lyon, 1991.

No Man’s Time, Nice: Villa Arson, 1991.


Schafaff, Jörn. How we gonna behave?, Koln: König, 1990.

Graw, Isabelle. Nachschub: The Köln Show, Köln: Spex, 1990.

French Kiss: A Talk Show, Genève: Halle Sud, 1990.

Courts Métrages Immobiles, AFAA, 1990.

Selected Articles and Reviews


“Features: Philippe Parreno,” The Art Newspaper, February 2017.

Giaimo, Cara, “How to Make an Alien Planet on Earth: For a short film about another world, the landscape designer Bas Smets created a dark, scientifically accurate terrain,” Atlas Obscura, January 20, 2017.

Birnbaum, Daniel. “Philippe Parreno,” Artforum, January 2017. 


Nathan, Emily. "An Art of Loopholes: How the French artist Philippe Parreno studiously avoids having ideas," The New Yorker, October 15, 2016.

Souter, Anna. "Parreno: Anywhen at Turbine Hall, Tate Modern," The Upcoming, October 14, 2016.

Sherwin, Skye. "Inside Philippe Parreno's Brave New World at The Tate Modern," W Magazine, October 11, 2016. 

Cohen, Alina. "Philippe Parreno Offers 'Journey' at Tate's Turbine Hall," BLOUIN ARTINFO, October 10, 2016.

Buck, Louisa. "Interview: Philippe Parreno goes with the flow," The Art Newspaper, October 6, 2016. 

Spence, Rachel. "Frieze Week special: Philippe Parreno, Tate Modern Turbine Hall, London," Financial Times, October 4, 2016. 

Searle, Adrian. "Parreno's Turbine Hall review- mesmerising and umissable," The Guardian, October 3, 2016.  

Florian, Federico. “Philippe Parreno at HangarBicocca,” Art in America, March 29, 2016.

Duray, Dan. “It’s alive: Philippe Parreno lights up Gladstone Gallery,” The Art Newspaper, March 24, 2016.

“Philippe Parreno Chosen for Tate’s 2016 Hyundai Commission,” Artforum, February 1, 2016.

Kuitert, Floor. “Philippe Parreno turns Milan’s HangarBiccoca into a cinematic production of shadows,” Frame Magazine, February 9, 2016.


Obrist, Hans Ulrich. "Rethinking the Ritual of the Exhibition," Mousse Magazine, February 2015.

“Making Sense of Philippe Parreno in His Multifaceted Park Avenue Armory Exhibition,” Artsy, June 16 , 2015.

Jones, Justin. “When Creepy Kids Are Part of an Art Show,” The Daily Beast, June 29, 2015.

“500 Words: Philippe Parreno,” Artforum, June 10, 2015.

Indrisek, Scott. “Philippe Parreno’s Hypnotism at the Park Avenue Armory,” ArtInfo, June 11, 2015.

Tan. “Philippe Parreno’s H{N)YPN(Y}OSIS takeover of the Park Avenue Armory,” The Art Newspaper, June 11, 2015.

Cheung, Ysabelle. “Philippe Parreno Unveils His Glowing Gesamtkunstwerk,” Hyperallergic, June 11, 2015.

Coxhead, Gabriel and Ali Morris. “Philippe Parreno’s multimedia extravaganza, H{N)YPN(Y}OSIS, opens in New York’s Park Avenue Armory,” Wallpaper*, June 11, 2015.

Massara, Kathleen. “Philippe Parreno’s Spectacular Show at Park Avenue Armory Hypnotizes Visitors,” artnet, June 11, 2015.

Morris, Ali. “Parreno, Höller and Demand inaugurate Albania’s Center for Openness and Dialogue in Tirana,” Wallpaper*, July 14, 2015.


Renner, J. "Atelier: Philippe Parreno," Arte TV, December 2014.

Eastham, Ben. “Interview with Philippe Parreno,” The White Review, August 2014.

Sirieix, Barbara. “The Snake and the Snail,” South as a State of Mind, Issue 4, Spring/Summer 2014, p. 140-141.

Launay, Aude. “De Décennies en Millénaires,” Revue 02, no. 70, 2014.

Rian, Jeff. “Philippe Parreno,” Artforum, January 2014.


Pfeiffer, Alice. “Show & Tell,” Wallpaper, November 2013.

Herbert, Martin. “Philippe Parreno,” Kaleidoscope, November 5, 2013.

Higgie, Jennifer. “My Influences: Philippe Parreno,” Frieze, October 2013.

Khondji, Darius. “Philippe Parreno,” Interview Magazine, October 2013

Searle, Adrian. “Philippe Parreno’s Video Art: a moving spectacle full of snowdrifts and tears,” The Guardian, October 30, 2013.

Piettre, Céline. “Philippe Parreno’s New Megashow Fills the Palais de Tokyo,” Artinfo, October 26, 2013.

Pfeiffer, Alice. “Artist Philippe Parreno is given carte blanche to curate a multi-media exhibition at Paris’ Palais de Tokyo,” Wallpaper, October 24, 2013.

“Philippe Parreno & Andri Sala,” Mousse Magazine, February – March 2013, p. 158-165.

Searle, Adrian. “The Bride and the Bachelors: Delighting in Duchamp,” The Guardian, February 15, 2013.


Béghin, Cyril. “A Matter of Synchronization,” Mousse, 2012.

Buck, Louisa. “The Uncanny World of Philippe Parreno,” Art Newspaper, June 15, 2012.


Charlesworth, J. J. “Philippe Parreno,” Art Review, March 2011.

Verzotti, Giorgio. “Philippe Parreno,” Art Forum, March 2011.


Waters, Florence. “Magic films that immerse you in poetry,” The Daily Telegraph, November 30, 2010.

Kunitz, Daniel. “Flying Solo,” Modern Painters, October 2010, p. 63-67.


Gillick, Liam. “A Single Piano Note and a Giant Snowflake,” Parkett, volume 86, 2009.

Lagier, Luc. “A Sensation of Asphyxia,” Parkett, volume 86, 2009.

Obrist, Hans-Ulrich and Philippe Parreno. “A Polyphonic Conversation,” Parkett, volume 86, 2009.

Stillpass, Zoe. “Back to Her Future,” Parkett, volume 86, 2009.


“Replay,” Flash Art, October 2004, p. 136.

General Publications


Marcadé, Bernard. 53 Oeuvres oui M’ Ébranlérent le monde, Paris: Beaux Arts editions, 2009, p. 160-163.

Utopics: Systems and Landmarks, Zurich: JRP Ringier, 2009.


Fried, Michael. Why Photography Matters as Art as Never Before, New Haven     and London: Yale University Press, 2008.

Monvoisin, Alain and Nadine Coleno. Dictionnaire International de la Sculpture Moderne et Contemporaine, Paris: Editions du Regard, Paris, 2008, p 418, 420.

Macel, Christine. French Connection, Paris: Black Jack editions, Paris 2008, p 560-567.

Qu’est-ce que l’art video aujourd’hui?, Paris: Beaux Arts éditions, 2008.

Heiser, Jorg. All of a Sudden, Berlin: Sternberg Press, 2008, p. 178-179, 196-199.


Moulène, Claire. Contemporary Art and Social Ties, Paris: Cercle d’Art, 2007.

L’artiste, l’atelier, le verre, Paris: CIRVA, 2007.

Blom, Ina. On the Style Site Art, Sociality, and Media Culture, Berlin: Sternberg Press, 2007.

Moisdon, Stéphanie. Stéphanie Moisdon, Dijon and Zürich: Les Presses du Réel and JRP Ringier, 2007, p. 221-242.

Gielen, Denis. Atlas de l’art contemporain à l’usage de tous, Paris: Musée des Arts Contemporains au Grand-Hornu, 2007.

Parkett, no. 80, 2007.

Obrist, Hans-Ulrich. …dontstopdontstopdontstopdontstop, Dijon/Zurich: Les presses du reel/JRP Ringier, 2007, p. 125-129, 135-143.

Birnbaum, Daniel. Chronology, Berlin: Sternberg Press, 2007, p. 97-112.

Caioli, Luca. Zidane: Cent dix minutes pour partir, France: editions Prolongations, 2007, p. 162-165.

Cassagnau, Pascale. Future Amnesia: Investigations on a Third Cinema, Paris: Isthmus, 2007, p. 87.

Bonnet, Frédéric. Collection Nouveaux Médias Installations, Paris: Centre Pompidou, 2007, p. 238.

Dupis, Dorothée. Collection  Art Contemporain, Paris: Centre Pompidou, 2007, p. 351.

Richardson, Phyllis. XS Green: Big Ideas Small Buildings, London: Thames & Hudson, 2007, p.162-165.


Fresh Théorie II, Paris: Léo Scheer, 2006.

Obrist, Hans-Ulrich. …dontstopdontstopdontstop, Berlin/NewYork: Sternberg Press, 2006.

Vidal, Jordi. Traité du Combat Moderne, Paris: Alla, 2006.


Birnbaum, Daniel. Chronology, New York: Lukas & Sternberg Press, 2005.

Piron, François. Prêts à Prêter, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur: Regional Contemporary Art PACA, 2005.

Art Now: Volume 2, Köln: Taschen GmbH, 2005.

La Ville au Cinéma, Paris: Cahiers du Cinéma & Éditions de l’Etoile, 2005.

Huitorel, Jean-Marc. The Beauty of Gesture: Contemporary Art and Sport, Paris: Editions du Regard, 2005.


Douroux, Xavier. Nouveaux Commanditaire en Bourgogne, Dijon: Les presses du reel, 2004.

Couturier, Elisabeth. l’Art Contemporain Mode d’Emploi, Paris: Flammarion, 2004.

Mattick, Paul and Katy Siegel. Art Works: Money, London: Thames & Hudson, 2004, p, 84-84; 158-159.

Turbulenz,  Frankfurt: Portikus, 2004.


The In-Between: Anna Sanders Films, Dijon: Les Presses du Réel, 2003.


Art Now, Köln: Taschen, 2002.

Ann-Lee, in Diatxt, no. 6, Tokyo: Tokyo Art Center, 2002.


Bourriaud, Nicolas. Postproduction, New York: Lukas & Sternberg, 2001.


Bony, Anne. The 90’s, Paris: Editions du Regard, 2000.


Cream, London: Phaidon, 1999, p. 28 and 28.

Art at the Turn of the Millenium, Cologne: Taschen, 1999, p. 378-381.

Writings by the Artist


Parreno, Philippe and Hans-Ulrich Obrist. “An Interview with Pierre Boulez,” Sound Unbound: Sampling Digital Music and Culture, Cambridge: MIT Press, 2008, p. 361.


Parreno, Philippe. "Sitcom Ghost," Rirkrit Tiravanija: A Retrospective (Tomorrow Is Another Fine Day), Zurich: JRP Ringier, 2007.

“La musique des évènements,” Maps and Legends, Paris: Le Presses du Réel, 2007.


Parreno, Philippe. “My days are shorter than your t-shirt,” Olafur Eliasson: Surroundings Surrounded: Essays on Space and Science, Cambridge: MIT Press, 2002.


Parreno, Philippe. "Bjork," Bjork, New York: Bloomsbury USA, 2001, p. 119-122.

Parreno, Philippe. “Evidences to be submitted to the free time litigation,” Pierre Huyghe, Zurich: Kunsthalle Zurich with Seccession Wien and Le Consortium Dijon, 2001.


Parreno, Philippe. "its me and the system...," Jorge Pardo: What Does This Object Do?Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2000.