Alain Jacquet

Born in 1939 - France


After two years at the Ecole nationale des Beaux-Arts, in architecture class, Alain Jacquet moved to
New York in the early 1960s. Close to new realism, the artist works having as an inspiration classical paintings and uses advertisements and magazines.

In 1963, In Paris, he took part in Mec Art Group which included artists such as Gianni Bertini, Pol Bury, Mimmo Rotella, and Pierre Restany. These artists used processes of mechanical production of images such as a screen painting, on different media (jute, hardboard, plexiglas, wood).

Alain Jacquet favors the pointillist aspect of the grid behind the picture. His works are exhibited at the Fraser Gallery in London in 1963, and Lo-las Gallery n New-York in 1964. In the early 1970s, he became interested in esoteric thought and in systems such as braille and his correspondence with The Yi-King ("Mandala", 1972 ; "La Barat-te", 1971-1975).

In 1978, the use of computer technology allows him to create "paintings of visions" from metamorphosed photographs of the earth, from which arises a possible cosmology ("The Truth coming out of the well", 1983; "Space Ship", 1988).

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Alain Jacquet - Des Images d'Epinal aux Camouflages (1961 - 1963) - Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois, Paris
Alain Jaquet - Galerie 2016, Hauterive
Alain Jacquet - Daniel Varenne, Geneva
Alain Jacquet - Galerie Natalie Seroussi, Paris
Alain Jacquet - MAMAC - Musee d´Art Moderne et d`Art Contemporain Nice, Nice
Alain Jacquet - Camouflages et Trames, 1961-1972 - MAMAC - Musee d´Art Moderne et d`Art Contemporain Nice, Nice
Alain Jacquet - Camouflages et trames - Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris
Alain Jacquet - Tableaux - 1962-1970 - Mamco - musée d´art moderne et contemporain, Geneva
Alain Jacquet - Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris
Alain Jacquet L'Atelier de New York 1980-1993 La Terre - Centre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris
Alain Jacquet - Galerie Beaubourg, Vence
Alain Jacquet - Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA), Chicago, IL


Jacques Charlier & Alain Jacquet - Born in 1939 - Galerie Herve Bize, Nancy
System Of A Down - Ellis King, Dublin
Carambolages - Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois, Paris
Carambolages - Galerie Vallois, Paris
A Strong Sweet Smell of Incense - Pace London, London
Love me tender - Les Moulins Albigeois, Albi
Strategy : Get Arts - Art Attitude Hervé Bize, Nancy
Pop Art Myths - Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid
Avec et sans peinture - Musée d´art contemporain du Val-de-Marne MAC/Val, Vitry-sur-Seine
Beyond - Galerie Maubert, Paris
Expérience Pommery #11 une odyssée : les 30 ans du frac champagne-ardenne - Domaine Pommery, Reims
B.A.B.E - The Best Artists Books and Editors - Immanence, espace d'art contemporain, Paris
The Mediterranean Experience: The Mediterranean as a spatial paradigm for the circulation of ideas and meaning. - MMCA Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki
Bonjour Monsieur Matisse! Rencontre(s) - MAMAC - Musee d´Art Moderne et d`Art Contemporain Nice, Nice
When Attitudes Become Form: Bern 1969 / Venezia 2013 - Fondazione Prada, Venice
Ressources poétiques - les Abattoirs de Toulouse, Toulouse
Danièle Akmen & Alain Jacquet - Daniel Varenne, Geneva
Art & Entreprise # 1 - Collection Géotec - Entrepôt 9 - Galerie Barnoud, Quétigny
exCitation - Galerie Maubert, Paris
Jean-Baptiste Bugnon, Francine Mury, Alain Jaquet - Nicole Siron - Galerie Hofstetter, Fribourg
Inventaire Irrationnel - Daniel Varenne, Geneva
Hyper Real - Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig - MUMOK , Vienna
Que du Papier. - L.A.C. - Lieu d'Art Contemporaine, Sigean
S.M.S.: An Archive of the 60s - College of the Arts - California State University, Long Beach, CA
Portrait de l’artiste en motocycliste - MAGASIN-Centre National d’art Contemporain de Grenoble, Grenoble
Les Putes - Marion Meyer Contemporain, Paris
L'avenir d'une illusion - Passages - Centre d'art contemporain, Troyes
Portraits - Daniel Varenne, Geneva
La Fete Est Permanente / The Eternal Network - FRAC - Champagne-Ardenne, Reims
NAO TE POSSO VER NEM PINTADO - Berardo Museum - Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art, Lisbon
POP und die Folgen - Museum der Stadt Ratingen, Ratingen
Europop - Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich
The Demoiselles Revisited - Francis M. Naumann Fine Art, New York City, NY
Pop Art! 1956-1968 - Scuderie del Quirinale, Rome
Peintures / Painting - Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin
Spirit of... DADA - Art Attitude Hervé Bize, Nancy
BIG BANG - Centre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris
SAMEDI RIEN - Französisches aus den Siebzigern - Galerie Jöllenbeck, Cologne
Roma, London, Paris - Galleria Il Ponte, Florence
L´INVENTION DU MONDE - Centre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris
Home - Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois, Paris
"Phantom der Lust. Visionen des Masochismus in der Kunst" - Neue Galerie Graz - Universalmuseum Joanneum, Graz
Rapprochements - entre L’art et la mode - Fondation d´entreprise Ricard, Paris
Hellzapopin 1 bis - Mamco - musée d´art moderne et contemporain, Geneva
Tentatives d`évasion I - Galerie de France, Paris
Narcisse Blesse - Passage de Retz, Paris
BONNE ANNÉE! - Air de Paris, Paris
Dernières nouvelles des Fonds - Mamco - musée d´art moderne et contemporain, Geneva
Fondation Cartier: a Collection - Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei
Fondation Cartier: a Collection - National Museum of Contemporary Art Korea - Gwacheon, Gwacheon
Arte Pop - Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid
Lyon, ?ódz? : Muzeum Sztuki w ?odzi, 1931-1992 - Musée d'Art Contemporain Lyon, Lyon
Pop Art - Royal Academy of Arts, London
20° Bienal de São Paulo - Bienal de Sao Paulo, São Paulo
Vraiment faux - Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris
Collection Agnes Et Frits Becht - Centre Régional d’Art contemporain Midi-Pyrénées, Labege
Middelheim Biennale 18 - Middelheim Biennale, Antwerp
Ripe Fruit - MoMA PS1, New York City, NY
Printed Art - A View of two Decades - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY
Henri Matisse en de Hedendaagse Franse Kunst - SMAK Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent
La Biennale di Venezia 1976 - La Biennale di Venezia, Venice
Great Ideas of Western Man - CAC - Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
Art After Art - The Renaissance Society, Chicago, IL
When Attitudes Become Form - Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
When Attitudes become Form - Museen Haus Lange / Haus Esters, Krefeld
Live in Your Head: When Attitudes Become Form (Works – Concepts – Processes – Situations – Infor - Kunsthalle Bern, Bern
documenta 4 - Documenta, Kassel
The Obsessive Image 1960-1968 - Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
Guggenheim International Award 1964 - Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin
II Biennale de Paris - Biennale de Paris, Paris

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