Bernar Venet

Born in 1941 - France


Bernard Venet is a French visual artist , born in 1941 in Château-Arnoux-Saint-Auban in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. He has been living in the United States since 1966 where he has become known for his steel sculptures and his drawings.

In the 60s, he shows the canvases covered with tar. Its notoriety begins during this period with the achievement of a sculpture without specific form composed of a pile of coal paid to even the ground. Its faculty of intellectual abstraction and his taste for the mathematical reasoning and experimentation the lead to what will soon become the conceptual art.

In the years 80, it puts in place the basic structure of its lines undetermined. It's made of steel and installed in many urban spaces and public collections, especially in Nice, Paris, Berlin, Tokyo, Strasbourg, Beijing, Austin, San Francisco, Museum of Grenoble.

In 2011 the sculptor installed his monumental works in the Versailles gardens.

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Exposition « Sculptures in Auckland », Auckland (Nouvelle-Zélande)
Exposition « 84 Arcs / Désordre », Jardins du Palais du Pharo, Marseille (France)
Exposition « Painting homage to Al-Khawarizmi”, Abbaye de St Gregorio, Venise (Italie)
Exposition “Les Origines”, Musée Regards de Provence, Marseille (France)
Exposition, Ace Gallery, Los Angeles and Beverly Hills (USA)

Exposition, Mücsarnok Kunsthalle, Budapest (Hongrie)
Exposition, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland (Nouvelle Zelande)
Exposition “ Monumental Sculptures”, Sarthe Gallery, Hong Kong (Chine)
Exposition “Paintings: 1967 – 2010”, Sarthe Gallery, Hong Kong (Chine)
Exposition, Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki (Finlande)
Exposition, Art Plural Gallery, Singapoure (Singapour)

Exposition, Oyster Creek Park, Sugar Land (USA)
Exposition, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul (Corée du Sud)
Exposition, Ludwig Museum im Deutschherrenhaus, Koblenz (Allemagne)
Exposition, Château de Versailles, Versailles (France)
Exposition, Château de Marly, Marly-le-Roi (France)
Exposition, Fondation Poppy & Pierre Salinger, le Thor (France)
Exposition, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Valenciennes (France)
Exposition, Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität, Frankfurt-am-Main (Allemagne)
Exposition, Hôtel des Arts, Toulon (France)
Exposition, Von Bartha Garage, Bâle (Suisse)
Exposition, Galerie Pierre-Alain Challier, Paris (France)

Exposition, Hermann Park & Collaboration Robert McClain Gallery, Houston (USA)
Exposition, Galerie Pièce Unique, Paris (France)
Exposition, Institut Valencià d'Art Modern, Valence (Espagne)
Exposition, Salzburg (Autriche)
Exposition "Le monde de Bernar Venet", Les Abattoirs, Toulouse (France)


Exposition “Art by Telephone… Recalled”, La Panacée, Montpellier (France)
Exposition “Flux: Collective Exhibition”, Art Plural Gallery, Singapour, (Singapour)
Exposition “Gallery Selection”, Sarthe Gallery, Hong Kong (Chine)

Exposition “Lines - A Brief History”, Centre Pompidou-Metz, Metz (France)
Exposition “Sculptures and Reliefs from the Collection Siegfried and Jutta Weishaupt”, Kunsthalle Weishaupt, Ulm (Allemagne)
Exposition “Temptation of the Diagram”, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York (USA)
Exposition “Blickachsen 9” collaboration avec La Maeght Foundation, Bad Homburg Kurpark, Bad Homburg (Allemagne)
Exposition “In the Mirror of Reality”, La Galleria Venezia, Venise (Italie)
Exposition “Les formes de la pensée/peintre et philosophie, un récit”, Fondation Maeght, Saint-Paul (France)
Exposition “Frieze Masters 2013”, Regent’s Park, Londres (Angleterre)
Exposition “WHITE”, Dickinson, New York (USA)

Exposition “À l'origine”, Nice, Marlborough, Monaco (France, Nouvelle-Zélande, Monaco)
Exposition “Winter's Selection”, Eaton Fine Art, West Palm Beach (USA)
Exposition “Collectionner aujourd'hui” Collection Philippe Piguet, Centre d'art contemporain de Saint Restitut, St Restitut (France)
Exposition “Drawing Now Paris” 6th Edition, Paris (France)
Exposition “Beaufort 04”, De Haan – Wenduine (Belgique)
Exposition “Manifesta 9: The Deep of the Modern”, Genk (Belgique)
Exposition “(Un)folding Patterns”, Dorsky Gallery, New York (USA)
Exposition, Musée de l'Annonciade, St. Tropez (France)
Exposition “Sculpted Matter”, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York (USA)
Exposition “Lucy Lippard's Six Years: The Dematerialization of the Art Object”, Brooklyn Museum, New York (USA)
Exposition “Off the Beaten Track”, Von Bartha Garage, Bâle (Suisse)
Exposition “Dreidimensional! Zeitgen össische Bildhauerei im Kurpark”, Laufzeit der Skulpturenausstellung im Kurpark, Bad Mergentheim (Allemagne)
Exposition “FLAT: Bernar Venet & Frank Stella”, Riff Art Projects, Istanbul (Turquie)

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