Philippe Parreno


Lives and works in Paris



Institut des Hautes Etudes en arts plastiques, Palais de Tokyo, Paris


Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Grenoble, France

Selected Solo Exhibitions


“Philippe Parreno: Two Automatons for One Duet (My Room Is Another Fish Bowl, 1996–2016, and With a Rhythmic Instinction to Be Able to Travel beyond Existing Forces of Life, 2014),” Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago


“La Levadura y el Anfitrión,” Museo Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico

“Philippe Parreno: Synchronicity,” Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai, China

"Philippe Parreno," Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Serralves, Porto, Portugal


"Philippe Parreno: Thenabouts," Australian Center for the Moving Image, Melbourne, Australia

"Philippe Parreno," Serralves Museum, Porto, Portugal

"Anywhen," Hyundai Commission 2016, Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, United Kindom

"My Room is Another Fish Bowl, The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY

"IF THIS THEN ELSE," Gladstone Gallery, New York


"H{N)YPN(Y}OSIS," Park Avenue Armory, New York

“Hypothesis,” HangarBicocca, Milan


“Quasi Objects,” Esther Schipper, Berlin 

“With a Rhythmic Instinction to be Able to Travel Beyond Existing Forces of Life,” Pilar Corrias, London

“TV Channel,” Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga, Málaga, Spain

"How Can We Tell the Dancers from the Dance," Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin


“Anywhere, Anywhere, Out of the World,” Palais de Tokyo, Paris

“Philippe Parreno,” curated by Hans-Ulrich Obrist, The Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow

“Philippe Parreno: Fade to Black,” 1301PE, Los Angeles, CA


“Philippe Parreno,” Fondation Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland


“Philippe Parreno,” Serpentine Gallery, London

“Philippe Parreno,” Center for Curatorial Studies Bard Hessel Museum, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York

“From November 5 Until They Fall Down,” Castello di Rivoli, Torino, Italy

“Uncle Neaw, Pilar, Rirkrit then me” Pilaris Corrias, London


“Philippe Parreno," Centre Pompidou - Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris

“November,” Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

“May,” Kunsthalle Zürich, Zurich


“October,” Pilar Corrias, London

“Philippe Parreno: Suicide in Vermillion Sands” Friedrich Petzel Gallery, NY


“Philippe Parreno,” Esther Schipper Gallery, Berlin

“What do you believe your eyes or my words?,” Haunch of Venison, London

“Stories are propaganda,” with Rirkrit Tiravanija, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York


“Le cri ultrasonic de l'ecureuil,” Air de Paris, Paris



“Interior Cartoons,” Esther Schipper Gallery, Berlin

“The Boy from Mars,” Kitakyushu Center for Contemporary Art, Kitakyushu, Japan

“Performance #3 (Le cri ultrasonic de l'ecureuil), Studio 28, Paris

“Briannnnnn & Ferryyyyyy/Law and Creativity,” with Liam Gillick, Kunsthalle Malmö, Malmö [traveled to: Vamiali’s, Athens; Kunsthalle, Zürich]


“The Boy from Mars,” Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York

“Atlas of clouds” Brian Butler/ 1301PE, Los Angeles


“Fade away,” Kunstverein Munich, Munich, Germany


“The Sky of Seven Colours,” Kitakyushu, Japan

“TV Channel,” Le Studio, Yvon Lambert, Paris


“Alien Seasons,” Musée d’Art Moderne de la ville de Paris, Paris

“El sueno de una cosa,” Portikus, Frankfurt, Germany

“Anywhere out of the world,” Kunstverein Munchen, Munich, Germany


“El sueno de una cosa,” Museet Project, Moderna Museet, Stockholm

“Anywhere out of the world,” Institute of Visual Culture, Cambridge, United Kingdom

“Mont Analogue,” Air de Paris, Paris

“Mont Analogue,” Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York

“Mont Analogue,” Rirkrit Tiravanija’s Studio, Bangkok

“One Thousand Pictures Falling from One Thousand Walls,” Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York


“One Thousand Pictures Falling from One Thousand Walls,” Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland 

“No Ghost Just A Shell : Anywhere Out of the World, Air de Paris, Paris [traveled to: Schipper und Krome, Berlin]


“Philippe Parreno,” Ynglingagatan, Stockholm


“Philippe Parreno,” Kunstverein Ludwigsburg, Germany

“ARC, (with P. Huyghe and D. Gonzalez-Foerster),” Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris

“INOVA,” Milwaukee, Wisconsin

“Philippe Parreno,” Galerie Schipper & Krome, Berlin


“Philippe Parreno,” Air de Paris, Paris

“Vitrines d’artistes,” Nina Ricci, Paris

“Philippe Parreno,” Galerie le Sous-Sol, Geneva


“Happy Ending Sweden 1996,” Ynglingagatan, Stockholm


“Snow Dancing,” Le Consortium, Dijon, France

“While…,” Kunstverein, Hamburg, Germany

“Werktische,” Schipper & Krome, Cologne, Germany

“Possessions,” NZET (Air de Paris), Gent, Belgium


“Performance#1 (L’ordre du discours), with Yves Lecoq,” Musée d’Art Contemporain de la Ville de Marseille, Marseille, France

“Performance#2, with Yves Lecoq,” FRAC Bourgogne, Dijon, France


“Plaidoyer,” Galerie Esther Schipper, Cologne, Germany

“L’Imitateur,” Ma Galerie, Paris

“Gegenüber von Buchholz & Buchholz.” Daniel Buchholz, Köln, Denmark


“Philippe Parreno,” Galerie Claudine Papillon, Paris

Selected Group Exhibitions


“General Rehearsal,” Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow

“The Train: RFK’s Last Journey,” San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California 


“Samuel Beckett/Tino Sehgal,” Volksbühne, Berlin 

“Field Guide,” Remai Modern, Saskatoon, Canada

“Summer in Shanghai,” New Century Art Foundation, Shanghai, China

"Minneapolis Sculpute Garden: Grand Reopening," Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota

“VIVA ARTE VIVA,” Central Pavilion, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

“And here is the light,” Museo de Arte Miguel Urrutia, Bogotá

“Dizziness: Navigating the Unknown,” Kunsthaus Graz, Graz, Austria 


"Artworks from the Enea Righi Collection," Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, Italy

Okayama Art Summit, Okayama, Japan

"Dreamlands," The Whitney, New York

"Invisible Adversaries: The Marieluise Hessel Collection," Center for Curatorial Studies, Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York

"Quand fondra la neige, ou ira le blanc. Contemporary collecting at the Palazzo Fortuny," Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, Italy

“LIFE ITSELF,” Moderna Museet, Stockholm

“Images,” Fridericianum (curated by Susanne Pfeffer), Kassel, Denmark

“Mixtape 2016,” Pilar Corrias Gallery, London


"All the World's Futures: 56th International Art Exhibition," Venice Biennale, Venice

“Collecting for Tomorrow: new works at Museion,” Museion, Bolzano, Italy

“Group Exhibition,” Centre for Openness and Dialogue, Tirana, Albania

“Take Me (I’m Yours),” Monnaie de Paris, Paris

"From a Poem to the Sunset," Daimler Contemporary, Berlin

“Melting Walls: Works from the Igal Ahouvi Art Collection,” Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv


“1984-1999. The Decade,” Centre Pompidou-Metz, Metz, France (film program)

“Lucas Burckhardt and Cedric Price - A stroll through a fun palace,” curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Pavilion of Switzerland, 14th International Architecture Exhibition, la Biennale de Venezia, Venice, Italy

“Solaris Chronicles, Atelier de la Mécanique,” Parc des Ateliers, Arles, France

“Melting Walls: Works from the Igal Ahouvi Art Collection,” Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv

“A stroll through a fun palace,” Swiss Pavilion at 14th Architecture Biennale, Venice


“Light Show,” Hayward Gallery, London


“Dancing around the Bride: Cage, Cunningham, Johns, Rauschenberg, and Duchamp,” Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia

"Duchamp," Philadelphia Museum of Art (curated by Carlos Basualdo in collaboration with Erica F. Battle), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"The Bride and the Bachelors: Duchamp with Cage, Cunningham, Rauschenberg and Johns," Barbican Art Gallery (curated by Carlos Basualdo), Barbican Centre, London

"Cage100: Opening Spaces for Action," Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig (curated by Franziska Zólyom), Leipzig, Denmark

"Un nouveau festival," Centre Pompidou, Paris

"Print/Out," Museum of Modern Art, New York

"Examine the role of photography in sports," Minneapolis Institute of arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota

"Chronicles of a Disappearance," DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art, Montréal

"Merci Mercy," Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld, New York


“ILLUMinations,” 54th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

 “Art of Communication: Anri Sala, Yang Ah Ham, Philippe Parreno, Jorge Pardo,” National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea

“Paradoxa, hétérodoxies de l’évènement,” Galerie Villa des Tourelles, Nanterre, France

“Le château,” CAPC, Bordeaux, France

Out of Storage/Provisoire et Définitif,” De Timmerfabriek, Maastricht, Netherlands

“Playtime,” Lieu d’Art Contemporain, Sigean, France

“Art & Stars & Cars The Daimler Art Collection,” Mercedes-Benz Museum, Stuttgart, Denmark

“Auf die platze. Die Sportausstellung,” Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, Dresden, Denmark



“Van Bij de Buren-Belgie,” Kasteel Keukenhof, Lisse, Netherlands

“Last Ride in a Hot Air Balloon,” The 4th Auckland Triennial, Auckland, New Zealand

"01-10," Esther Schipper Gallery, Berlin, Denmark                          

Biennale For International Light Art,” Ruhr, Denmark

“Double Blind/Arretez d’essayer de me comprendre!,” Villa Arson, Centre National d’Art Contemporain, Nice, France

“Hard Targets,” Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio

“Morality,” Witte de With, Rotterdam, Netherlands


“Il Tempo del Postino,” Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland

“The Puppet Show,” Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia [traveled to: Santa Monica Museum of Art, California; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas; Frye Art Museum, Seattle, Washington]                             

Return to Baroque,” Museo Madre, Naples


“theanyspacewhatever,” Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

“SUPERTOYS: On Play, Affective Machines and Object Relations,” Arnolfini, Bristol

“Always Begins by Degrees,” The Common Ground, Glasgow

“Pivot Points,” Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, Florida


“Existencias, Musac, Leon -ES Everstill,” Lorca’s house, Granada, Spain

52nd Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

“Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster: Expodrome,” Musée  d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris

“Il Tempo del Postino,” Opera House, Manchester, United Kingdom

“E-Flux video rental,” Carpenter for Center for the Visual Arts, Cambridge, Massachusetts [traveled to: Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris; Airs de Paris, Centre Pompidou, Paris]

“Collateral,” Hangar Bicocca, Milan, Italy

“Comic Abstraction,” Museum of Modern Art, New York

“L’emprise du lieu,” domaine Pommery, Reims, France          

Airs de Paris,” Centre Pompidou, Paris     

“Learn to Read,” Level 2 Gallery, Tate Modern, London                      

Everstill,” Lorca’s house, Granada, Spain

“A History of Two Mountains/ One the Original/ Two a Copy/ Both Equally Heavy,” Auto Italia South East Gallery, London

“Antes y después del minimalismo,” Museu d’Art Espanyol Contemporani, Spain

“(I’m Always Touched) By Your Presence, Dear – New Acquisitions,” Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), Dublin                                    Nuit Blanche,” Mayenne Ville, France

“So Watt !,” Espace Electra, Paris

“Auto Emotion,” The Power Plant, Toronto

“Passage du temps,” Tri Postal, Lille, France

“La nuit des musées,” ARC/Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris

“Ateliers, l’artiste et ses lieux de création,” Centre Pompidou, Paris

“Objectif Lunel,” Espace Louis Feuillade, Lunel, France

“Slash Fiction,” Gasworks, London

52nd Venice Biennale, Venice

“Mood Swings,” Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Anvers, Belgium

“Dominique Gonzales-Foerster : Expodrome,” ARC-Musée  d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris

“Trajectory 4,” LCCA, Riga, Latvia

“Il Tempo del Postino,” Opera House, Manchester


“The Expanded Eye,” Kunsthaus, Zürich, Germany

“Again for tomorrow,” Royal College of Art, London

“Eldorado,” Mudam, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

“Exploring Party,” Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Denmark

“New Space,” Pinchuk Art Center, Kiev, Ukraine

“E-Flux video rental,” Extra City Center for Contemporary Art, Anvers, Belgium

“Thank you for the music (London Beat),” Sprüth Magers, London

“L’Ambassade des Possibles,” 40mcube, Rennes, France

“Melancholia,” Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel-Aviv

“Lovely Shanghai Music,” Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai

“4th Liverpool Biennial,” Liverpool                                  

La Force de l’art : Superdéfense,” commissaire Eric Troncy, Grand Palais, Paris

“Classical : Modern,” Daimler Chrysler Collection, Berlin


"Guangzhou Triennial -CN3’’,, London

“Ann Lee,” Les Abattoirs, Toulouse, France

“No Ghost Just a Shell,” Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands


“Utopia Station,” Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany

Biennale de l’Art Africain Contemporain, Dak’Art, Dakar, Senegal

“No more reality,” Nils Staerk Contemporary Art, Copenhagen


“No Ghost Just a Shell,” Rosa de la Cruz, Miami

“C’est arrivé demain,” Biennale de Lyon, France

“Utopia Station,” Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy

“No Ghost Just a Shell,” Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands


“No Ghost Just a Shell,” San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco [traveled to: Kunsthalle, Zürich]


“Dedallic Convention,” MAK-Galerie, Vienna, Austria

“Animations,” MoMA PS1, New York

“Let’s entertain,” Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Ludwigsburg, Germany

“No Ghost just a Shell, in Exploding Cinema – Cinema without walls,” Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands


“Vivre sa vie,” Tramway, Glasgow, United Kingdom (with P. Huyghe)

“Au-delà du spectacle,” Centre Pompidou, Paris

“Présumés Innocents,” CAPC, Bordeaux, France

“Let’s Entertain,” Walker Art Center, Minneapolis [traveled to: Portland Art Museum; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico; and Miami Art Museum, Miami]


“Moment Ginza,” Le Magasin, Grenoble, France 


“Traffic,” CAPC Bordeaux, France


“Histoires de l’infamie,” 46th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy


“Surface de réparations,” Fond Régional d’Art Contemporain Bourgogne, Dijon, France

“Backstage,” Kunstmuseum Luzern, Switzerland

FRAC Poitou-Charentes, Angoulême, France

“Nouvelle vague,” Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain, Nice, France

“Lost Paradise,” Kunstraum, Vienna, Austria

“Surface de réparations 2,” Fond Régional d’Art Contemporain Bourgogne, Dijon, France


“Unité 1,” Firminy, France

“APERTO,” 45th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

“Le Principe de réalité,” Villa Arson, Nice, France

“Summer 93,” Air de Paris, Nice, France 


“Il faut construire l’Hacienda,” C.C.C. Tours, France


“No Man’s Time,” Villa Arson, Nice, France

“U-Vision,” Wiener Festwochen, Vienna, Austria



“Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait,” with Douglas Gordon, DHC/ART, Montréal [traveled to: Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia]


“You and me, me and you,” with Douglas Gordon, Fondazione Davide Halevim , Milan, Italy

“Rirkrit Tiravanija : Une rétrospective (Tomorrow Is Another Fine Day),” Couvent des Cordeliers, Paris


“Rirkrit Tiravanija : No vitrines, no museums, no artists, just a lot of people,” with Pierre Huyghe and Maurizio Nannucci, Telecom Italia Future Centre, Venice, Italy


“Sodium Dreams,” with Dominique Gonzales-Foerster & Pierre Huyghe, Center for Curatorial Studies Museum, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York

“Pardo/Parreno,” Air de Paris, Paris


“No Ghost Just a Shell,” Pierre Huyghe and Philippe Parreno, Institute of Visual Culture, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, United Kingdom

“A smile without a cat,” Philippe Parreno and Pierre Huyghe, Art Basel Miami Beach

“Jorge Pardo, Philippe Parreno,” 1301 PE, Los Angeles


“In many ways the exhibition already happened,” Pierre Huyghe, Philippe Parreno, R&Sie, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London

“EGOFUGAL,” Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo

“Animations,” MoMA PS1, Long Island City, New York

“Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Philippe Parreno, Pierre Huyghe,” Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany


“D’Apertutto,” Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy, with Pierre Huyghe and Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster


“Le Procès de Pol Pot,” with Liam Gillick, Magasin – CNAC, Grenoble, France

Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, with Pierre Huyghe and Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Paris


“Vicinato,” with Carsten Höller & Rirkrit Tiravanija, Raum Aktueller Kunst, Wien, Austria


Carsten Höller, Philippe Parreno, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Studio Guenzani, Milan, Italy

“Volatile Colonies,” with Rirkrit Tiravanija, Johannesburg Biennal, Johannesburg

“The Moral Maze,” with Liam Gillick, Le Consortium, Dijon, France


“No More Reality versus Zukunft,” with Carsten Höller, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen

“Innocent et emprisonné: Mais ce que vous avez à me reprocher c’est que j’ai abandonné mon premier amour,” with Carsten Höller, Air de Paris, Paris 


“I, Myself, Others,” with P. Perrin, group at MAGASIN, Grenoble, France

“Snaking,” with P. Joseph, Galerie Gio Marconi, Milano, Italy [traveled to: Gallery Yaki Kornblit, Amsterdam; FRAC Poitou-Charentes, Angoulême, France; Tiefgarage, Cologne, Germany]


“La Vérité, L’Amour de l’Art,” with D. Gonzalez-Foerster, B. Joisten & P. Joseph, Biennale, Lyon, France

“Try Snaking,” with P. Joseph, Air de Paris, Nice, France


“Ozone,” FRAC Corse, Corte, France, with D. Gonzalez-Foerster, B. Joisten & P.Joseph

“Les Ateliers du Paradise,” Air de Paris, Nice, France, with P. Perrin and P. Joseph

“Once upon a time in City Bild…,” Esther Shipper, Cologne, Germany, with P. Joseph

“How We Gonna Behave,” Galerie Max Hetzler, Cologne, Germany, with B. Joisten et P. Joseph

“Courts-métrages immobiles,” XVILè Biennale, Prigioni, Venice, Italy, with B. Joisten & P. Joseph


“Ozone,” APAC, Nevers, France, with D. Gonzalez-Foerster, B. Joisten & P.Joseph

“Ozone, Messe,” Esther Schipper, Cologne, Germany, with D. Gonzalez-Foerster, B. Joisten & P. Joseph