Thierry Fournier is a French artist and curator living in the Paris area; he holds an Architecture degree from the Lyon Architecture College. His works addresses the evolution of the limits of what is human, of otherness and of sociality, and how these questions are deeply replayed in a context reconfigured by technology.

The materials he uses can be a symphony orchestra, media found on the internet, social networks, landscapes, screens or messages broadcast in the public space, surveillance systems, etc. His installations, objects, videos, photographs and performances use these elements, modifying or shifting them to highlight their stakes. Through these situations, his work offers a perspective on the relationships between individuals, society, nature and artifacts.

As a curator, his work addresses these questions through collective forms, claiming the transversality of the digital stakes in contemporary art, and assuming a specific work on spatiality and temporality. He curates exhibitions (Data on view, What is missing, Augmented Window, Outside Lectures…) and co-initiates collective research projects about curating and publishing (Artem Collection, The Self and the World, Echolalie, Pandore, Displays…). He co-heads, with art critic J. Emil Sennewald, the research group Displays at EnsadLab/Ensad (Paris), dedicated to the forms and practices of the exhibitions.

His work is regularly exhibited in France and abroad. Recent exhibitions include Saarlandisches Künstlerhaus (Saarbrücken), Ososphère and Opéra national du Rhin (Strasbourg) , Alma (Paris), Lo Pati (Amposta), La Terrasse (Nanterre), Ars Santa Monica (Barcelone), festival Exit (Créteil), Lux Scène nationale de Valence, Atsuko Barouh Gallery and Japan French Institute (Tokyo & Kyoto), New Cinema Festival (Montréal), La Panacée (Montpellier), Renaissance and Fantastic (Lille), Pompidou Centre (Paris), ZKM (Karlsruhe), etc.

Solo shows

2017 – Heterotopia, Synesthesie & Musée d’art et d’histoire de Saint-Denis (France)
2015 – Overflow, Lux Scène nationale de Valence (France)
2011 – Hotspot, Contexts (Paris).
2010 – Seul Richard – La Chartreuse Centre national des écritures du spectacle, Villeneuve lez Avignon
2009 – Un Geste qui ne finit pas (A Never Ending Gesture) – Lux Scène nationale de Valence
2009 – Point d’orgue (Fermata), Kawenga / Montpellier
2008 – Conférences du dehors (Outside lectures) – Chartreuse Centre national des écritures du spectacle, Villeneuve lez Avignon
2008 – Reanimation – International Next Festival (Valenciennes), with Samuel Bianchini and Sylvain Prunenec.
2008 – Step to step – Rennes College of Arts.
2007 – Feedbackroom – Nancy National Superior College of Arts.
2007 – Seul Richard – Arcal Lyrique, Paris.
2005 – Réanimation 1 – CCN Ballet de Lorraine, Nancy. With Samuel Bianchini and Nathalie Simon.
2003 – The Nibelungen Treasure – Le Carré des Jalles, Saint-Médard en Jalles.
2003 – Electric Bodyland, Synthese Festival, Bourges.
2002 – L’Ombre d’un doute (Shadow of a doubt) – Natural History Museum, Lyons.
2001 – La Mue de l’ange (The Moult of the Angel) – Maison de la Culture de Bourges.
2001 – La Mue de l’ange (The Moult of the Angel) – Archa Theater, Prague (Czech Republic).
2000 – The Nibelungen Treasure, Nibelungen Museum, Worms (Allemagne). Permanent exhibition from 2000 to 2006.
2000 – The Nibelungen Treasure, Goethe Institut, Paris.

Curating

2016 – Données à voir (Datas on view), co-curator, La Terrasse, Nanterre
2015 – Head of Displays research group, EnsadLab, Ensad, Paris
2015 – Augmented Window 05 – La Panacée, Montpellier
2015 – Augmented Window 04 – Royal Castle of Collioure
2015 – What is missing – La Panacée, Montpellier
2013 – Augmented Window 03 – Friche La Belle de mai, Marseille
2012 – Augmented Window 02 – Prats de Mollo (Eastern Pyrénées, France)
2011 – Cohabitation II – Galerie NaNiMa, ENSA Nancy 2011
2011 – Augmented Window I – Centre Pompidou (Paris)
2011 – Cohabitation I – Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nancy
2008 – Outside Lectures (Conférences du dehors) – Chartreuse / CNES, Villeneuve lez Avignon
1997-2004 – Pandore, curatorial project on CD

Group shows (selection)

Upcoming (Autumn 2017 and Spring 2018)
2018 – Panorama #20, Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing, cur. Alain Fleischer & Eric Prigent
2018 – Duo show with Laura Gozlan, CAPA, Aubervilliers
2017 – Newwwar, Bandjoun Station Art Center (Cameroun), cur. Marion Zilio
2017 – Sacred sites, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Biennale de Thessalonique (Grèce), cur. Thouli Misiroglou
2017 – Open Codes, ZKM – Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe (Allemagne), cur. Peter Weibel & Yasemin Keskintepe
2017 – Language Machines, Fondation Vasarely / Seconde Nature, Aix-en-Provence, cur. Mathieu Vabre
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2017 – Ososphère, Strasbourg
2017 – Public Pool #3, Commissaires d’exposition associés, FRAC Nord Pas de Calais, Dunkerque (FR)
2017 – Well, I’m the only one here, curated by Jean-Christophe Arcos & Laurent Lacotte, Alma Paris 5FR)
2017 – In Lothringens Fruchtbäume kletterte ich…, Saarländisches Künstlerhaus, Saarbrücken (DE)
2017 – Chroniques, Seconde Nature / Zinc, Marseille (FR)
2016 – Variation Art Fair, Paris (FR)
2016 – Données à voir (Datas on view), La Terrasse, Nanterre (FR)
2016 – Home Cinema, Daegu Contemporary Art Museum, Korea
2016 – Home Cinema, Printemps de Saint-Sauveur, Lille
2016 – Perceptions, Via (Maubeuge, FR) & Exit (Créteil, FR) festivals, curators Emilie Fouilloux and Vladimir Demoule
2016 – Real Time, Ars Santa Monica, Barcelona (ES), curated by Pau Waelder
2015 – Ososphère Festival, Strasbourg (FR)
2015 – New Cinema Festival, Montreal (CA)
2015 – Renaissance – Lille (FR), curator Didier Fusilier
2015 – Kunst und Kino – State Museum of Egyptian Art, Munich (DE), curator Franziska Stöhr
2015 – Home Cinema – VIA (Maubeuge, FR) & EXIT (Créteil, FR), curator Charles Carcopino
2014 – Un moment d’éternité dans le passage du temps – La Terrasse art centre, Nanterre (FR)
2014 – Mémoires d’un amnésique – Maison Populaire, Montreuil (FR)
2014 – Alter narratives – Atsuko Barouh gallery, Tokyo, curator Yukiko Shikata
2014 – Digital Choc Festival – Alliance Française, Tokyo
2014 – The End is the Beginning – The Wand, Berlin
2013 – Bouillants Festival, Rennes
2013 – Silent Rooms – Kawenga (Montpellier), curator Grégory Diguet
2013 – Hors-pistes Festival – Centre Pompidou (Paris)
2013 – Emergences Festival – Lux Scène nationale de Valence
2012 – Fantastic, Lille
2012 – Nuit Blanche, Aubervilliers
2012 – Festival Bouillants, Rennes
2012 – Festival Electroshoc, Bourgoin
2012 – Festival Des Souris et des Hommes – Le Carré des Jalles, St Médard en Jalles
2011 – Gamerz – Vasarely Fondation, Aix-en-Provence
2011 – Nuit Blanche, Aubervilliers
2011 – Rubbing Glances – Salles Poirel, Nancy
2011 – Cohabitation, Musée des beaux-arts de Nancy
2010 – Entrelacs, interactive video for Entrelacs dance project, Lionel Hoche.
2010 – Cohabitation, École nationale supérieure d’art de Nancy
2009 – Ososphere Festival, Strasbourg
2009 – Carthage Choreographic Festival, Tunis, Tunisia
2008 – Vers Agrippine (To Agrippine), Kawenga / Montpellier
2008 – Ososphere Festival,Strasbourg.
2008 – Zaragoza International Exhibition 2008 – Monaco pavilion, Zaragoza (Spain).
2008 – Electronic music festival Seconde Nature – La Chartreuse CNES, Villeneuve lez Avignon.
2008 – Cube Festival, Le Cube, Issy-les-Moulineaux.
2008 – JIM’08 Festival, GMEA, Albi.
2007 – Montre moi l’œuvre autrement – FRAC Haute-Normandie, curator Marc Donnadieu.
2007 – Outlab – La Bellevilloise, Paris.
2007 – Open 2007 – Lelabo, Paris.
2006 – Les Inaccoutumés Festival – La Ménagerie de verre, Paris.
2005 – Alltag, ein Gebrauchanweisung – Techniches Museum Wien (Austria), curator Susanne Wernsing
2005 – French pavilion, Aichi World Fair (Japan).
2005 – Ars Numerica Festival, Montbéliard.
2004 – Vers Agrippine (To Agrippine) – Lelabo, Paris.
2004 – Vers Agrippine (To Agrippine) – Studio-Théâtre de Vitry.
2003 – Novellum Festival, Toulouse.
2002 – Cyberarts Festival – Goethe Institut, Boston (USA).
2000 – ISEA festival – Le Divan du Monde, Paris.

Grants, residencies, competitions and public commissions

2015 – Expériences interactives, Pictanovo / Nord Pas de Calais Région
2014 – Artist in residence, La Maison Populaire, Montreuil
2013 – Festival du Nouveau Cinema Montréal, special prize of the jury
2013 – ZKM App Award nomination (Karlsruhe, Germany)
2012 – Digital creation grant (Languedoc-Roussillon Region, France)
2011 – Dicréam grant, French Ministry of Culture / CNC
2011 – Winner of Digital Culture competition (Languedoc-Roussillon Region)
2011 – Winner of Futur en Seine competition (Ile de France Region)
2011 – Artem Creation Grant, Nancy
2010 – Residency, La Charteuse / CNES (France) Residency Grant (Languedoc-Roussillon Region)
2009 – Commission by Technisches Museum Wien (Austria)
2008 – Dicréam grant, French Ministry of Culture / CNC
2008 – Residency, La Chartreuse / CNES (France)
2007 – Winner of competition for Monaco Pavilion, Zaragoza World Fair (Spain)
2007 – Digital Creation Grant (Languedoc-Roussillon Region)
2006 – Commission by Technisches Museum Wien (Austria)
2006 – Residencies at Arcal Lyrique and Avant-Rue, Paris (France)
2005 – Dicréam grant, French Ministry of Culture / CNC
2005 – Winner of competition for French Pavilion, Aichi World Fair (Japan)
2005 – Residency, Mains d’Œuvres, Saint-Ouen (France)
2004 – Public commission, Navel Garden, Pougne-Hérisson (France)
2004 – Public commission, Studio-Théâtre de Vitry (France)
2003 – Public commission and residency, Institut de Musique Electroacoustique de Bourges
2000 – Public commission, 21th Century Celebration, French Ministry of Culture
2000 – International Grant, Arts Council of Canada
1998 – Winner of Nibelungen Museum Worms competition (Germany) with A+H