Marc Gerenton

Born in 1961 - France


Marc Gerenton isn't into any discourse, staging, or desire to persuade or seduce us, he is just presenting things... The artist opens to us a world of forms that express things better than words would the frenzy of the being, its precariousness and a sort of "buffoonery" inherent to existence and to culture.

Between proposals and challenges, Marc Gerenton puts himself in the situation of having to find the things that would occupy the space in tension between two points, in the dizzying hollow of an existence to be found: between the foot and the hand, childhood and reason, and perhaps even between birth to death. He challenges himself to solve this tension, to make the gap become a possibility for being, as a time to be found in the "in between" state of an action that he sets up in space in his sculptures and drawings. There is a human element and an aesthetic one about all this, without ruling out the plurality of the questions he faces, ranging from the technical to the political.

Marc Gerenton's wire sculptures exacerbate the monumental and at the same time precarious presence of these figures suggested through the torsion of the wrought iron bars, a presence that is enhanced by the feet and hands made of resin or bronze.

Marc Gerenton also produces drawings, and drawing has an important place in his practice, even if he is known better for his sculptures than for his drawings. Drawing expresses his artistic research : How to go from one point to another and create the form from the ink? How to play with the media, the surface, with writing, with the subject, and to generate forms or make them interact? Marc Gerenton accepts, for this purpose, to mix sources, techniques, and to provoke the desire of his stroke in order to avoid the usual inflections. Everything is calculated in his work.

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Marc Gerenton à l'ACB, scène nationale, Bar-Le-Duc (France)

"Marc Gerenton", Galerie Marie-José Degrelle, Reims (France)
"Extensions", Mairie du 10e arrondissement, Paris (France)
Galerie du Chevalet, Noyon (France)

“Poétic spams et livres objets”, Médiathèque de Cernay (France)
"Le pied, la main, le point, la ligne", Association Prisme, Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie de Reims (France)
"Poétic spam", Université de Picardie Jules Verne, Creil (France)

Université de Picardie Jules Verne, Beauvais (France)

Centre d’Art et de Littérature, L’Echelle (France)
Galerie du Collège de Bogny-sur-Meuse (France)
Installation de sculptures sur la Meuse, Ville de Fumay (France)
Bibliothèque Universitaire, Campus Amiens (France)

Galerie Les Singuliers, Paris (France)
La Briqueterie, Amiens (France)
Galerie du Collège de Noyon (France)
Commande publique 1%, Pépinière d'entreprises de Vervins (France)

Musée Antoine Vivenel, Compiègne (France)

La Briqueterie, Amiens (France)
Galerie L'usage du monde, Saint-Valérie-sur-Somme (France)

Galerie Les Singuliers, Paris (France)

Espace Châteauneuf, Tours (France)
"Télescopage", Galerie du Collège de Ploec-sur-Lié (France)

Galerie Les Singuliers, Paris (France)
Cloître de l’Hôtel Dieu, Noyon (France)

Galerie Blanche, Paris (France)
Les Mangeurs d'astres, Blérancourt (France)

"Impact", Galerie du grand Wazou, Amiens (France)
Galerie de la Cité scolaire de Noyon (France)

Centre d’Art et de Littérature Hôtel Beury, l’Echelle (France)
"Les pieds," Maison des Arts et Loisirs, Laon (France)

"Indices", Résidence Quartier Vermant, exposition à la Bibliothèque municipale, Saint-Quentin (France)

Espace Culturel François Mitterrand, Beauvais (France)
Galerie du Collège J. Cartier, Chauny (France)

Galerie Moltkerei Werkstaat, Cologne (Germany)

Galerie Lubie, Amiens (France)

Chapelle Saint Martin du Méjan, Arles (France)
Hôtel Dieu, Laon (France)

Maison de la Culture, Amiens (France)
Institut Français, Cologne (Germany)
Galerie Wacksfabrick, Cologne (Germany)

Ravin de l'Ours, La Neuville aux Haies (France)
Hommage à Bram Van Veld, Centre Culturel de Compiègne (France)
L'Ymagier, Tracy-le Mont (France)

Centre Culturel de Noyon (France)
Eckhaus, Hennef (Germany)

Musée Arthur Rimbaud, Charleville-Mézières (France)
Centre Culturel de Noyon (France)
Marc Gerenton, Saint Léonard de Noblat (France)

Vassens (France)
"Carnet de voyage à Berlin", Centre Culturel de Noyon (France)

Bourse de l'OFAJ, séjour à Berlin (Germany)


" Ils reviennent, ils arrivent", Galerie Marie-José Degrelle, Reims (France)
"Incantation au feu des origines", Alliance Française, Port-Villa (Vanuatu)
"RENDEZ VOUS", Domaine de Saint Hilaire, Val de Loire (France)

Vidéo capitale 2010, Villersexel (France)
"Trois", Galerie Neunzig, Kiel (Germany)
"Juste des livres", Musée départemental de l'Oise, Beauvais (France)
"Tenir, debout", Musée des beaux arts de Valenciennes (France)
TRIPTYQUE, Art Contemporain Angers (France)

Artistes en lumière, Charleville-Mézières (France)
"Juste des livres", musée départemental de l'Oise, Beauvais (France)
Printemps de la Sculpture, Centre culturel de Chantilly (France)
"A toute vapeur", Parcours d'art contemporain, La Fête de l'Eau, Wattwiller (France)
"La poudre aux yeux", La poudrière, Laon (France)
CUTLOG, Foire d'art contemporain, Paris (France)

Symposium international de sculpture, Bad Schlema (Germany)
"25 ans, Tous Passagers", CRNA Est, Reims (France)
Dessin Contemporain, Espace Nouveau Vallon, Chêne-bougeries (Switzerland)
Skulpturengarten, Sonnenwald (Germany)
"Maître et démettre", Galerie Les Singuliers, Paris (France)
Simposio International de Escultura, Odémira (Portugal)

"Connexions", Le Mée-sur-Seine (France)
"Icônes", galerie Suty, Bordeaux (France)
Foire européenne d'art contemporain de Strasbourg (France)
"Petits formats entre amis", galerie Suty, Coye-la-Foret (France)
"Noir et blanc", Métaluachahuter, Loos (France)
Espace Saint Jacques, Artothèque Arènes, Saint-Quentin (France)

Artsénat, Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris (France)
Triennale de Poznan (Poland)

"Voyager IV", Brighton (UK)
Invitation d'artistes, Conseil Régional de Picardie, Atelier Blérancourt (France)

"Artistes en Picardie, 2 temps 5 mouvements", Conseil Régional de Picardie, Aisne, Oise, Somme (France)
Kunst im Weinberg (Germany)

Marée Autre, Saint-Valéry-sur-Somme (France)

"La peinture vient en mangeant", Centre d’Art et de Littérature Hôtel Beury, l’Echelle (France)
Le Clac, Verderonne (France)

"1/2000", Galarco, Chauny (France)

Bufflier, Gerenton, Monfleur, Sanhes, Sculptures, Galerie Les Singuliers, Paris (France)

"Aller-retour", Bonn, Saarbrücken, Kiel (Germany)
"Là ou d'autres", Eglise Notre Dame, Montataire (France)

"Confrontations", Nicolas Alquin, Dominique Bailly, Michel Bérard, Nathalie Elemento, Marc Gerenton Bernard Pagés, Jean-Pierre Pincemin, Abbaye Saint-Léger, Soissons (France)

"Dessins exquis", ESAD, Amiens (France)
Biénale de sculpture d'Yssy-les-Moulineaux (France)
"Apparte", Reims (France)

Foire de Cologne (Germany)
"Les douze coups", Traçy le Mont (France)

"Rencontres", Pacrac (Croatia)

MCL Gauchy (France)
Exposition hommage à Jean-Marie Le Sidaner à Charleville-Mézières (France)

Résonances, Chapelle des Visitandines, Amiens (France)
L'Ymagier, Tracy-Le-Mont (France)
Biennale sud 92 sculpture, Issy-les-Moulineaux (France)
Soissons cartonne, Abbaye Saint-Jean des Vignes, Soissons (France)

Centre Culturel de Chauny (France)
Symposium de sculpture de Besse (France)

Wachsfabrik, Cologne (Germany)
ARP, Reims (France)
"EIGHTY", exposition itinérante de la revue EIGHTY, Paris, Lorient, Saintes, Caen, Nîmes, Metz (France)
L'Ymagier, Centre Culturel de Compiègne (France)
Pierre Druesne, Marc Gerenton, Romain Pellas, "Transforment, détournent, utilisent, MCL Gauchy (France)

L'usine, Reims (France)
Méteors, Palais de justice de Saint-Quentin (France)
Jeunes créateurs dans la Ville, Rochefort (France)
Espaces éclatés, Trith-Saint-Léger (France)
L'Ymagier, Tracy-le-Mont (France)

Jeune Sculpture, Paris (France)
Artzimut, Cherbourg (France)
Collège Briand, Charleville-Mézières (France)
Météors, Palais de justice de Saint-Quentin (France)
Jeunes créateurs dans la Ville, Rochefort (France)
Dehors Dedans, Reims (France)
"10=DIX", Centre Culturel de Compiègne, Maison de la culture d'Amiens (France)
"45/8", Reims (France)

"Confrontation", Institut Français de Stuttgart (Germany)
Fondation Danae, Pouilly (France)
Jeunes créateurs dans la Ville, Rochefort (France)

Grands Formats, Epernay (France)
Symposium Wasser, Iles de Sylt (Germany)
Symposium A VA LA, Monthermé (France)

"Korrespondenzen", Galerie Falazig, Neuenkirchen (Germany)

"Ombres et parapluies", ARP, Reims (France)

"Identités et Technologies", Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Reims (France)

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