Hervé Télémaque

Born in 1937 - France


Herve Télémaque was born in Port-au-Prince on November 5, 1937. In 1957, he left Haiti and went to New York, where he joined the Art Student's League and studied with Julian Levi until 1960. During his stay in the United States, he is simultaneously inspired by the abstract expressionism that was dominating the art world at the time and by surrealism, as it had been reinterpreted and exploited by the American artists, particularly under the influence of Arshile Gorky. But it is with Pop Art that he truly finds his path. He came back to France in 1961 and settled in Paris. He meets Surrealist artists, but doesn't formally join their group.

Télémaque composes his own visual vocabulary. His paintings depict ordinary objects: white canes, tennis shoes, camping tents. He is part of the "narrative figuration" adventure, that of artists such as Klasen, Monory, Rancillac, Fahlström, that art critic Gerald Gassiot-Talabot brought together in 1964 in the exhibition entitled "Mythologies quotidiennes".

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“Hervé Télémaque, Passage Et Autres (1970-1980)”, Galerie Louis Carré & Cie, Paris (France)

“Hervé Télémaque, La Canopée / The Brown Paper Bag”, Galerie Louis Carré & Cie, Paris (France)

“Hervé Télémaque, Combine painting 1965-1969”, Galerie Louis Carré & Cie, Paris (France)

“Hervé Télémaque, Bilder und Objekte, Galerie Brusberg im Kubus”, Hannover (Germany)


“Ruhestörung, Streifzüge durch die Welt der Collage”, Kunstmuseum Ahlen, Ahlen (Germany)
“B.A.B.E, The Best Artists Books and Editors”, Immanence, espace d'art contemporain, Paris (France)
“Où est passée la peinture”, Fontenay-en-Scènes, Fontenay-sous-Bois (France)
“Poétique D'objets”, Laac, LAAC, Lieu d'Art et Action Contemporaine de Dunkerque, Dunkerque (France)

“Caribbean: Crossroads of the World”, El Museo del Barrio, New York City, NY (USA)
“Sur un pied”, Galerie Sémiose, Paris (France)

“Narrative, critique, libre,..”, FRAC, Limousin, Limoges (France)
“Not For Sale”, Passage de Retz, Paris (France)
“Arroyo/Télémaque, Mano a mano, Collages”, Musée de l´abbaye Sainte-Croix, Les Sables d' Olonne (France)
“Biennale di Venezia, 54th International Art Exhibition”, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice (Italy)
Padiglione di Haiti "Haïti Royaume de ce monde", Fondazione Querini Stampalia ONLUS, Venice (France)

“Dessins contemporains / Collection Florence et Daniel GUERLAIN”, Musée des Beaux-Arts et d'Archéologie de Besançon, Besançon (France)

MOCA´s First Thirty Years, MOCA Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA (USA)
“L’ombre, le reflet, l’écho”, La Criée, Centre d'Art Contemporain, Rennes (France)
“Dans l'oeil du critique, Bernard Lamarche-Vadel et les artistes”, Musée d´Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, MAM/ARC, Paris (France)

“La Figuracion Narrativa. Paris 1960-1972”, IVAM, Institut Valencià d'Art Modern, Valencia (France)
“POP und die Folgen”, Museum der Stadt Ratingen, Ratingen (Germany)
“Figuration Narrative”, Galerie Sonia Zannettacci, Geneva (Switzerland)
“Figuration narrative”, Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris (France)

“Homenaje a Picasso”, MNBA, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes Santiago Chile, Santiago (Chile)

Peintures / Painting, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin (Germany)
“La force de l´art, Superdéfense”, Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris (France)

Réouverture du LAAC, LAAC, Lieu d'Art et Action Contemporaine de Dunkerque, Dunkerque (France)
“Nos Femmes”, Frissiras Museum, Athens (Greece)

“FUNNY CUTS, Cartoons und Comics in der zeitgenössische Kunst”, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart (Germany)

“Druckgraphik aus Frankreich nach 45”, MMK Museum Moderner Kunst, Stiftung Wörlen, Passau (Germany)
“De Artaud ... à Twombly”, Centre Pompidou, Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris (France)
“Glossalgia”, Frissiras Museum, Athens (Greece)

“Freeze Frame”, University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, FL (USA)
“Tableaux D'une Histoire”, Collection Frac Paca, Villa Arson, Nice (France)

Fdac Val De Marne : œuvres Acquises De 1987 à 1991, Galerie municipale Julio Gonzalez, Arcueil (France)

“Comic Iconoclasm”, Cornerhouse, Manchester (England)

“La fin des années 60 : d’une construction l’autre”, Abbaye St André, Centre d'art contemporain Meymac, Meymac (France)

Centro de Arte Moderna, CAM, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian Festival do Labirinto, Centro de Arte Moderna, CAM, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon (Portugal)

“Mythologies Quotidiennes 2”, Musée d´Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, MAM/ARC, Paris (France)

“Hommage á Picasso”, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin (Germany)

3e Salon international de Galeries pilotes : Artistes et découvreurs de notre temps, Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne (Switzerland)

documenta 4, Documenta, Kassel (Germany)

documenta 3, Documenta, Kassel (Germany)

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