Maison Louis Carré (Paris) & Kunsthalle (Helsinki)
b. 1978 in France,
based in Antwerp, Belgium
Laure Prouvost uses video, drawing, tapestry, ceramics, photography, performance, and above all, language to create her immersive installations which plunge the viewer into a journey of personal and collective introspection. Words, images, memories, the five senses, everything which appears tangible and reliable is challenged and inverted by the fantastical nature of the ambiguous narratives introduced by the artist.
In 2002, Prouvost received her BFA from Central St Martins, London and studied towards her MFA at Goldsmiths College, London. She also took part in the LUX Associate Programme. Solo exhibitions have been held at venues including ‘AM-BIG-YOU-US LEGSICON’, M HKA – Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp, Belgium (2019) Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2018); BASS Museum, Miami (2018); SALT Galata, Istanbul (2017); Kunstmuseum Luzern (2016); Museum Für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt (2016); Red Brick Art Museum, Beijing (2016); Haus Der Kunst, Munich (2015); New Museum, New York (2014). In 2011 she was awarded the MaxMara Art Prize for Women and was the recipient of the Turner Prize in 2013. Prouvost represented France at the 58th Venice Biennale in 2019. The French Pavilion exhibition ‘Deep See Blue Surrounding You / Vois Ce Bleu Profond Te Fondre’ was subsequently on view at the Abattoirs in Toulouse and at the LaM – Lille Métropole Musée d’art moderne, d’art contemporain et d’art brut (2020).