Raphaël Denis

Born in 1978 - France


Since the early 2000s, Raphaël Denis has built a visual arts language based on the formats, materials and vocabulary that belong to the world of art, within which he carefully observes the system, the codes, the standards and the unsaid.

Spectacle and consumption are two essential issues that the artist addresses with derision and sarcasm. His multifaceted approach allows
him to portray the young artist who must face a complex environment where it is difficult to find a place.

While reflecting on the status and role of this artist, Raphaël Denis explores the different stages of his career: finding a gallery, wooing collectors, entering the market, asserting a personality. He points out stereotypes to better reflect a system where cult and vanity often outweigh idea and forms.

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Proposition Lumière, galerie Sator, Paris (France)
(Im)pertinence, Yia Unlimited, Lille (France)
Liste et Commentaire, galerie Cédric Bacqueville, Lille (France)

Friends & Family, galerie Eva Hober, Paris (France)
Art is Hope, Palais de Tokyo, commissariat de Be my Guest, Paris (France)
Oeuvres d’Anderlecht, galerie Sator, Paris (France)
Yia Art-Fair, Issue n°3 /Paris, Bastille design Center, Paris (France)
Slick Art-fair 2013, Pont des Champs-Elysées, Paris (France)
Inaugurations Partagées, commissariat : Marine Varoquier, Galerie Cédric Bacqueville, Lille (France)
From Gesture to Language, Rockbund Art Museum, curator : Pascal Torres, Shangaï (China)
Drawing Now, Ed.7, galerie Sator, Paris (France)
Yia guest de Lille Art-Fair, curator : Romain Tichit, Lille (France)
The little Art-Fair, Yia, curator : Stéphanie Darmon, Art-District du Royal Monceau, Paris (France)

Jeux d’Artistes, commissariat : Lucie Cabanes et Maurice Corbet, Musée-Chateau, Annecy (France)
Familly & Friends, Backslash Gallery, Paris (France)
Cadavre exquis, seconde édition, Galerie Vincenz Sala, Paris (France)
Close For The Holidays, commissariat : Dieudonné Cartier & Brice Raphalen, Artisan.Social.Designer, Paris (France)
Drawzone, avec le Collectif Anonyme, Gaité Lyrique, Paris (France)
Five Related Pieces, commissariat : Dieudonné Cartier & Brice Raphalen, 200×75, Angers (France)
La Condition Humaine, commissariat : Dieudonné Cartier & Brice Raphalen, 200 x 75, Angers (France)

Surface, Volume, Virtuel, galerie Sator, Paris (France)
Le Royaume et l’Exil, commissariat : Christophe le Gac, Backslash Gallery, Paris (France)
Incipit, galerie Sator, Paris (France)
Docks en Seine, commissariat : Brendam & Mac Farlane, Paris (France)
Cadavre exquis, première édition, Galerie VHS, Stuttgart (Germany)

Boomrang, biennale d’arts graphiques, commissariat : Olessia Koudrievsteva, Musée d’Art contemporain PerMM, Perm (Russia)
biennale de photographie de Moscou, commissariat : Olessia Koudrievsteva, Winzavod, Moscow (Russia)
Slick 10, galerie zeitgeist, Paris (France)
Fountain art Fair, galerie zeitgeist, New-York (USA)
Lettres à Élise, installation avec le Collectif Anonyme, galerie Kmchtk, Paris (France)

Papier Machine, 3e partie, galerie Kmchtk, Paris (France)
Black-Caravane, centre culturel français de Madrid, (Spain)
L’Esthétique de l’ingrat, Slick 09, galerie Kmchtk, Paris (France)
Art-Projects, galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris (France)
Les Bâillons de la Bienséance, galerie Stéphane Plassier, Paris (France)

Ces moments avec toi, I’m crazy to think you are mine, commissariat : Lucie Cabanes, artothèque, Hennebont (France)
Les Bâillons de la Bienséance, une prose sans poésie, commissariat : Anaïs Coenca, artothèque, Saint-Cloud (France)
Les Bâillons de la Bienséance, portraits d’une basse-cour, galerie Kmchtk, Paris (France)
Ah, je ris de me voir si belle ! , commissariat : Aurélien Farina et Romain Chénais, Door Studios, Paris (France)

Google Art, installation avec le Collectif Anonyme, galerie Kmchtk, Paris (France)
Kid’n’happening, performance avec le Collectif Anonyme, galerie Kmchtk, Paris (France)
Paris-Pékin-Barcelone, Galerie Off-Ample, Barcelona (Spain)

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