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Biography

Born 1976 in Geneva
Lives and works in Geneva, Switzerland

Education
2002-2003
Whitney Independent Study Program, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
1997
BA, English Literature, Cambridge University, Cambridge

Solo Exhibitions
2016  
 
Nasher Sculpture Center, Sightings, Dallas
2015    
Espace 8, rue Saint-Bon, Kilims & Commas, Paris
Flow my tears, Galerie Joy de Rouvre, Geneva
Blondeau & Cie, Moon Palace, Geneva
Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas
2014    
Astral Plane, Simon Lee Gallery, Hong Kong
Slow Wave, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles
2013    
The Prairie, Galerie Francesca Pia,  Zurich
2012
Beast of Burden, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin
2011
*The Adding Machine, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau; Le Magasin, Grenoble
Mai-Thu Perret, Spectra in Cycle L'éternel détour, séquence d'été 2011, Mamco, Genève
Winner of the  Zürich Art Prize 2011: Mai-Thu Perret  I dream of the code of the west, Haus Konstruktiv, Zürich
Love Letters in Ancient Brick, Theatre de l'Usine, Geneve; Swiss Institute / Contemporary Art, New York
Octopus, Hard Hat, Genève
Le Magasin, Grenoble
Migraine, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles
2010
Parade, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London
*An Ideal for Living, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI
The Viewing Room, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London
Flag, Swiss Institute, New York
2009
Alphabet: Paintings and Text Works 2004-2009, Galerie Francesca Pia, Zürich
*2013, The Aspen Art Museum, Aspen
The Crack-Up, Praz-Delavallade, Paris
Aluminum Cities on a Lead Planet II, Art Unlimited, Art Basel 40, Basel
2008
*New Work, SFMOMA, San Francisco
*2012, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London
Bikini, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin
*Land of Crystal, Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, St. Gallen
An Evening of the Book and Other Stories, The Kitchen, New York
2007
Crab Nebula, Galerie Francesca Pia, Zurich
Das Kunstwerk und sein Ort, Atelier Amden, Amden
*Land of Crystal, Bonnefanten Museum, Maastrich
2006
An Evening of the Book - Oeuvres imprimées 2000-2006, Hard Hat, Genève
*And Every Woman Will Be A Walking Synthesis Of The Universe, The Renaissance Society, Chicago
Apocalypse Ballet, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin
*Solid Objects, (with Valentin Carron), Chisenhale Gallery, London
2005
Heroine of the People, Galerie Praz-Delavallade, Paris
*Solid Objects, (with Valentin Carron), Centre d'art contemporain, Genève
2004
Statements, Galerie Francesca Pia, Art Basel 35, Basel
Love Thy Sister Like Thyself, Centre d'édition contemporaine, Genève
2003
Pure self-expression x25, Galerie Francesca Pia, Bern
2002
The Modern Institute, Glasgow
We Close Our Eyes In order To See, Glassbox, Paris
2001
*Land of Crystal, Le Studio, CAN, Neuchâtel

Group Exhibitions
2016
Galerie des Galeries, ALL OVER, Paris
Zabriskie Point, TEAM 404, Geneva
2015
Rubell Family Collection, No Man's Land, Miami
Algus Greenspon, The Shadow is Taken, New York
Priska Pasquer, Reset 1, Cologne
VNH Gallery, Balthazar, Paris
Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Collection on Display: Experimental Arrangements, Zürich
Art Môtiers, Môtiers 2015 – Art en plein air, Môtiers
Galerie Francesca Pia, Group Show, ZurichBonnefantenmuseum, Ceramix – Ceramix art from Gauguin to Schütte, Maastricht
Musée des beaux-arts, Triennale de l'art imprimé contemporain, Le Locle
Galerist, Eureka!, Istanbul
Swiss Institute, Work Hard: Selection by Valentin Carron, New York
David Kordansky Gallery, John Armleder, Stéphane Kropf, John Tremblay, with guests Mai-Thu Perret and Blair Thurman, Los Angeles
Musée Rath, BIENS PUBLICS, Geneva
2014
L'Espace de l'Art Concret, le fil des possibles, Mouans-Sartoux
Steirischer Herbst, Forms of distancing, Graz
Museum Rietberg, Gastspiel, Schweizer Gegenwartskunst im Museum Rietberg, Zürich
Centre d'art contemporain, Bienniale of moving images, Geneva
Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, BASH II, Woodstock, New York
Pace Gallery, Mingei: Are You Here?, curated by Nicolas Trembley, New York
Fondation Speerstra, Week-end à Rome, Apples
Centre d'art contemporain, Biennial of Moving Images, Geneva
Maati Ghar, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, Insert 2014, New Delhi
2013    
Power Station of Art, Decorum. Carpets and Tapestries by Artists, Shanghai
Aargauer Kunsthaus, Desiderata, Aarau
Galerie Francesca Pia, gemini, Zürich
Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Decorum- Tapis et tapisseries d’artistes, Paris
Dairy Art Center, Island, London
1m3, Giant Ice Cream Cones, Lausanne
Oasis Hotel, Oasis Mini Gym, Angeles City, Philippines
Museum für Gegenwartskunst, At Work – Atelier und Produktion als Thema der Kunst, Siegen Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Female Power, Arnhem
Fri-Art, HOLES IN THE WALLS: Early Works 1948 - 2013, Fribourg
ELI AND EDYTHE BROAD ART MUSEUM, PATTERN: FOLLOW THE RULES, Michigan
Fri Art, PRO-CHOICE, curated of Petunia, Fribourg
LIVEINYOURHEAD, Institut curatorial de la head, ELECTRIC FIELDS, Geneva
Dienstgebäude, Fire it up!, Zurich
Fri-Art, PRO-CHOICE curated by Petunia, Fribourg
Fri-Art, HOLES IN THE WALLS: Early Works 1948 - 2013, Fribourg
2012
Pure Perception, Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Milano
The Devil's Fidelity, Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris
Shake 'N' Bake, A Group Show Curated by Hard Hat, Praz-Delavallade, Paris
*Abstract Possible: The Stockholm Synergies, Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm
EXAMPLE: SWITZERLAND. Unbounding and Crossing Over as Art, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz
2011
Helvetii Vulcans, MUDAC - Musée de design et d'arts appliqués contemporains, Lausanne
2011 Bridgehampton Biennial, Martos Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY
*ILLUMInations, curated by Bice Curiger, International Pavilion, 54th Venice Biennale, Venezia
Flags for Venice, Instituto Svizzero, Roma and Swiss Institute, New York, Venezia
*Abstract Possible: The Tamayo Take, Rufino Tamayo Museum, Mexico City
2010
*Abstract Possible, Malmö Konsthall, Malmö
Edition 5 Erstfeld, Haus für Kunst Uri, Altdorf
Anonymous Materials, Stiftung Binz39, Zürich
Close Your Eyes in Order to See, Praz-Delavallade, Paris
High Ideals & Crazy Dreams, Galerie Vera Munro, Hamburg
Borderlines, Cabinet des arts graphiques, Musée d'art et d'histoire, Genève
Yellow Box, video program by bdv, Restaurant Georges, Paris
*From Dusk Till Dawn: If I Can't Dance, I Don't Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution, video program by Yann Chateigné, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
A New Stance for Tomorrow, Part 3, Sketch, London
*Charles Fourier - L'écart absolu, Musée des Beaux-Arts et d'archéologie de Besançon
*Born Under a Bad Sign, Power House Art Center, Memphis
Goldene Zeiten, Haus der Kunst, Munich
While Bodies Get Mirrored. An Exhibition about Movement, Formalism and Space, MigrosMuseum, Zürich
Chartreuse jeune: An intervention by Olaf Nicolai at the Casa Taberelli, Casa Taberelli, Cornaiano
2009
Editions vs. Objets, Centre d'édition contemporaine, Genève
I am by birth a Genevese, Forde, Genève
Top 10 Allegories, Galerie Francesca Pia, Zürich
*Anabasis - On Rituals of Homecoming, Festival of Dialogue of Four Cultures, Łódź, Poland
*Utopics, 11th Swiss Sculpture Exhibition, Biel/Bienne
Abstraktionen, Kunsthaus Aarau, Aarau
*Born to Be Wild - An Homage to Steven Parrino, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, St. Gallen
*Heaven - Splendid Isolation, 2nd Athens Biennial, Athens
*Living Together, MARCO, Vigo, Spain
*Curated by _Gianni Jetzer: Beginnings, Middles and Ends, Galerie Christine König, Wien
Revolver, COCO, Wien
*Shifting Identities - (Swiss) Art Today, Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius, Lithuania
Prose pour des Esseintes, Karma International, Zürich
Ventriloquist, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London
A Spoken Word Exhibition, Baltic Center for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, England
Regift, Swiss Institute, New York
Living Together, Centro Cultural Montehermoso, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
Fax, Drawing Center, New York
2008
The Line is a Lonely Hunter - Drawings in New Jerseyy, New Jerseyy, Basel
Le Spectrarium, Pavillon Suisse de la Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris, Paris
*Champion Zero, Champion Fine Arts at Rental Gallery, New York
Standort Alltag - Everyday Ideologies, Kunstmuseum Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany
*Aurum, L'or dans l'art contemporain, Centre PasquArt, Biel/Bienne
*Mémoires d'objets, Galerie Lionel Latham, Genève
*Shifting Identities - (Swiss) Art Today, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zürich
*Abstraction Extension, La Fondation pour l'art contemporain Claudine et Jean-Marc Salomon, Alex, France
*There is no story to tell, Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing
Art Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Chelsea Art Museum, New York; E-Werk, Berlin; Center for Contemporary Art, Moscow; Centre d'art contemporain, Genève; Superstudio Piu, Milano; Phillips de Pury & Company, London
The Saints, and music & films by Amy Granat, with Fia Backstrom, Jutta Koether, Amy O'Neill, Mai-Thu Perret, Angel Turner,Emily Sundblad & Stefan Tcherepnin, Sketch, London
A Spoken Word, (curated by Mathieu Copeland), Tranzitdisplay, Praha
*Black Noise: A Tribute to Steven Parrino, Centre National de l'Estampe et de l'Art Imprimé, Chatou, France
*Abstraction étendue: Une scène romande et ses connexions, Espace de l'Art Concret, Mouans-Sartoux, France
Dadadandy Boutique, Artprojx Space, London
2007
Ballet mécanique, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London
A Spoken Word Exhibition, (curated by Mathieu Copeland), Performa, Swis Institute, New York
*Euro-Centric, Part 1: New European Art from the Rubell Family Collection, The Rubell Family Collection, Miami
*Black Noise: A Tribute to Steven Parrino, Mamco, Genève
Les artistes de la collection cahiers d'artistes, Série VI + VII, Fri-Art, Fribourg
Introvert, Extrovert, Makes No Difference, Galerie Catherine Issert, Saint Paul de Vence
*An Altas of Events, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon
Open and Shut, Skestos Gabriele Gallery, Chicago
*00 - L'histoire d'une décennie qui n'est pas encore nommée, Biennale de Lyon, Lyon
*Tomorrow, Sonjeart Center and Kumho Art Museum, Seoul, South Korea
*Anyang Public Art Project, Anyang, South Korea
Radiant City, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles
Pure Self Expression, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne
*In The Poem About Love, You Don't Write The Word Love, Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis; Overgaden Institut For Samtidskunst, Copenhagen
At Home in the Universe, (curated by John Armleder), Mongin Art Center, Seoul
*Art en plein air - Motiers 2007, Val de Travers, Motiers, Switzerland
Tension; Sex; Despair-Who/So-What, (curated by Christian Egger), Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Wien
*Half Square Half Crazy, La Villa Arson, Nice
Worker Drone Queen, Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris
Space is the Place, a project presented by DADADANDY, Ritter/Zamet, London
Etats (faites-le vous-même)/Grown Your Own, a project by Peter Coffin, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
Bastard Creatures, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
2006
*Madame la baronne était plutôt maniérée, assez roccoco et totalement baroque - Volume 3, Centre d'art Mira Phalaina, Maison Populaire, Montreuil, France
Piani Sospetti: Carsten Nicolai, Federico Pietrella, Mai-Thu Perret, Marcello Simeone, Mark Manders, Via Nuova Arte Contemporanea, Firenze
Interstellar Low Ways, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago
The Gold Standard, P.S. 1 MoMA, Long Island City, NY
*Lovely Shanghai Music, Team 404, Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai
Conversation Pieces - Regard sur la collection du Fonds d'art contemporain de la Ville de Genève (Fmac), Centre d'Art Contemporain, Geneva
*Shiny, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH
*Modus, Neue Kunst Halle St. Gallen, St. Gallen
*Unter 30 IV Kiefer Hablitzel, Centre Pasquart, Biel/Bienne
*Bring the War Home, (curated by Drew Heitzler), Elizabeth Dee, New York, NY; QUED, Los Angeles
*Visioni del paradiso, Istituto Svizzero di Roma, Roma
The Endless Summer, West London Projects, London
Objets d'hier et d'aujourd'hui, Galerie Edouard Manet, Gennevilliers, France
*Again for Tomorrow, Royal College of Art Galleries, London
Hradacany, La Générale, Paris
*Sublime Part II, Usine, Atelier 3ème étage, Geneva
Madame la baronne était assez grotesque, plutôt rococo et totalement baroque - Acte I, Centre d'Art Mira Phalaina, Maison Populaire de Montreuil, Montreuil, France
*Eine Person allein in einem Raum mit Coca-Cola-farbenden Wänden, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz
Nouvelles Collections: Edition 5, Centre PasquArt, Biel/Bienne
*Goshka Macuga: Sleep of Ulro, A-Foundation, Greenland Street, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool
*In The Poem About Love, You Don't Write The Word Love, Artists Space, New York
Tbilissi 3: Let's Stay Alive Till Monday, Children National Gallery, Tbilisi, Georgia
2005
Geneve, artistes et créateurs d'aujourd'hui, Centre d'Art contemporain, Geneva
*In The Poem About Love, You Don't Write The Word Love, CCA, Glasgow
*Parallel Life (Paralleles Leben), Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt
Tbilisi 2, Wednesday calls the future, National Arts Center, Tbilisi, Georgia
*NY TWICE, (curated by Fabrice Stroun), Air de Paris, Paris
*Model Modernisms, (curated by Christian Rattemeyer), Artists Space, New York
Situational Prosthetics, New Langton Arts Center, San Francisco
2004
None of the above, Swiss Institute, New York
*YellowPages, Mamco, Geneva
Tuesday is gone, Tbilisi, Georgia
*Fürchte Dich, Helmhaus, Zurich
Leviathan under moon's influence, Champion Fine Arts, Brooklyn, NY
Archives. Generation Upon Generation, Year, Brooklyn, NY
The Age of Optimism, (curated by Fabrice Stroun), Kilchmann Galerie, Zurich
2003
*Form/Kontext/Troja, Secession, Wien
Socialism - A love letter, Fia Backström Productions, Brooklyn, NY
*Fink Forward - The Collection/ Connection, Kunsthaus Glarus, Glarus
*YellowPages, Turm Gallery, Helmstedt, Germany; Kunsthalle Palazzo, Liestal, Switzerland
The return of the creature, Künstlerhaus Thurn + Taxis, Bregenz, Austria
2001
Rock Paper Scissors, Galerie Francesca Pia, Bern
*Get Angry - Perspectives romandes 3, Espace Arlaud, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne, Lausanne
Wahrscheinlich (vraisemblablement), Alimentation Générale Art Contemporain, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
The New Domestic Landscape, Galeria Javier Lopez, Madrid
2000
Dr Wings, Air de Paris, Paris
Why can't monsters get along with other monsters, Galerie Francesca Pia, Bern
Etat des lieux #2, Préfiguration du Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson, AZ; Fri-Art, Fribourg

Grants / Awards / Residencies
2011
Zurich Art Prize, Switzerland
Manor Cultural Prize, Switzerland
2008
Prize of the Swiss Foundation for Graphic Arts, Switzerland
2006
Kiefer-Hablitzel Prize, Switzerland
Swiss Federal Prize for Fine Arts, Switzerland
2004
Swiss Federal Prize for Fine Arts, Switzerland

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