Wavelength: Laure Prouvost
Laure Prouvost is a French multimedia artist. Known for her immersive and mixed-media works that combine film and installation in humorous and idiosyncratic ways, Prouvost’s work addresses miscommunication and ideas becoming lost in translation. Playing with language as a tool for the imagination, Prouvost is interested in confounding linear narratives and expected associations among words, images and meaning.
Laure Prouvost was born in Lille, France (1978) and is currently based in Brussels. She received her BFA from Central St Martins, London in 2002 and studied towards her MFA at Goldsmiths College, London. She also took part in the LUX Associate Programme. Prouvost won the MaxMara Art Prize for Women in 2011 and was the recipient of the Turner Prize in 2013. Current commissions can be seen in the Beaufort Triennial in De Panne, Belgium and in Europalia Trains & Tracks at Brussels South Station, Belgium. Current solo exhibitions include: ‘Deep See Blue Surrounding You, Vois Ce Bleu Profond Te Fondre’, Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht, Netherlands. Current group exhibitions include ‘Panorama 23 … by the dream …’, Le Fresnoy – National Studio of Contemporary Arts, Tourcoing, France.
This program will be moderated by VCUarts associate professor and graduate director in the Department of Kinetic Imaging, Orla McHardy.
FROM THE ARTIST
Laure Prouvost (b.1967, Lieumeconu, France) Lives and works. Here a long list of museums and institutions. A line, interesting things, a coma, a line, a list of residencies and prizes. A Selection of solo projects including: a Deep See Blue Surrounding You in Venice and Maastricht, a Waiting Room with objects in Minneapolis, a New Museum for Grand dad in Milano, A tearoom for grand ma in Derry, a karaoke room in Brussels, a Prize for Turner, new octopus ink vodka bar for Gregor in Rotterdam, A travel agency for an Uncle in Frankfurt, a lobby for love among the artists in the Hague and Luzern… tea bags, and wet floors and clementines.