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Valentin Carron, born in Martigny in 1977, is one of the most important Swiss artists of his generation. Carron has developed an oeuvre which combines central traditions of contemporary art making, while questioning them in terms of their current meaning. In this way, he includes approaches to appropriation in his work as well as Pop Art traditions, the sociological search for clues and post-studio production. In 2015, he curated the group exhibition, “Work Hard: Selections by Valentin Carron” for the Swiss Institute, New York. Carron represented Switzerland at the 55th Venice Biennale and has had solo exhibitions at Centre d’Edition Contemporain, Geneva (2016); Overbeck-Gesellschaft Lübeck Kunstverein (2016); and Kunsthalle Bern (2014). Notable recent group exhibitions include SI ONSITE, Swiss Institute, New York (2018); Wanderlust, High Line, New York (2016); and Elevation 1049: Between Heaven and Hell, LUMA Foundation, Gstaad (2014).

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

 

2018      SI Onsite, Swiss Institute, New York, NY

2016      Wanderlust, High Line, New York, NY

              Kunstverein, Lübeck, Germany

2014      Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Switzerland

              Elevation 1049: Between Heaven and Hell, LUMA Foundation, Gstaad, Switzerland

2013      55thInternational Art Exhibition – La Biennale de Venezia, Swiss Pavilion, Venice, Italy

              Hotel Abisso, Centre d’Art Contemporaine, Geneva, Switzerland

2012      The Old, The New, The Different, Kunsthalle Bern, Berne, Switzerland

              Le Monde Comme Volonte et Comme Papier Peint, Le Consortim, Dijon, France

2010      Palais du Tokyo, Paris, France

2007      Kunsthalle Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland

 

PRIZES & AWARDS

 

2015      Overbeck Prize for the Visual Arts

2001      Prix Moet Hennessy, Switzerland

              Eidgenössischer Kunstpreis

2000      Prix fédéral des Beaux-Arts

1999      Prix Odette Steinmann

              Prix de la Fondation Ernest Manganel

              Prix dʼencouragement à la création de lʼEtat du Valais

 

COLLECTIONS

 

Burger Collection, Hong Kong

The Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL

Migros Museum, Zurich