Christian Bonnefoi

Born in 1948 - France


Christian Bonnefoi was born in Salindre, France. He lives and works in Paris.

He studied at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales and got his PhD in Art History form the Sorbonne University. His artistic approach is conceptual, informed by the theory of technique and tries to rethink the birth of the painting through a reflection upon the surface.

His theoretical approach relies on Russian constructivism and cubist collage, as he considers everything starts from a collage. Christian Bonnefoi is first theorist and then painter, and his painting goes hand in hand with his research and his thinking.

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1994 : Musée des Jacobins / Morlaix
1995 : Musée de Tourcoing
+ Musée d’Évreux
1997 : Musée de Bourges
2000 : Musée des Beaux-arts / Canton (Chine)
2003 + 2011: “La Borne” / Région Centre
2005 : Musée de Sens
+ Musée d’Orléans
+ Centre d’Art Contemporain Fayet / Sérignan
2007 : L’art dans les Chapelles, St Nicolas des Eaux
2008 : Rétrospective Musée National d’Art Moderne (Centre Georges Pompidou), Paris
2009 : Rétrospective Musée des Beaux-Arts de Liège (B)
+ La Verrière Hermès, Bruxelles (B)
été 2012: Musée Matisse, Le Cateau-Cambrésis
+ Domaine de Kerguéhennec (double exposition)
2013 : Musée de Céret


Musée National d’Art Moderne (Centre Georges Pompidou) Paris
Fond National d’Art Contemporain, La Défense
FRAC de Bretagne,
FRAC du Centre,
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Tourcoing
Centre d’Art Contemporain Fayet, Sérignan…

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