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laure prouvost

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Born 1978 Lille, France. Lives and works in London.


2007 - 2010      Goldsmiths College, London.
1999 - 2002      Central St Martins, London.                    


Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, DE (soloshow)
Laboratorio Arte Alameda, Mexico City, MX (soloshow)
Morra Greco Foundation, Naples, IT (soloshow)
MOTINTERNATIONAL, Brussels, BE (soloshow)
Nathalie Obadia, Paris, FR (soloshow)
Geneva University of Art and Design, Geneva, Switzerland (groupshow featuring Grandma's Dream)
Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp, BE (groupshow)
Fahrenheit, Los Angeles, US (groupshow)
The Skin of the Bear, Artists Space, New York, US (groupshow)
Centre for Contemporary Art Laznia, Gdańsk, PL (screening)
ICA Touring: Laure Prouvost, Tramway, Glasgow; Cornerhouse, Manchester; Turner Contemporary, Margate, MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, UK (screening)
Parc Saint Léger - Centre d'art contemporain, Pougues-les-eaux, France (screening Swallow)
The Wanderer Art on the Underground, London (screening)


Drowning and swallowing this text, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, California
For Forgetting, New Museum, New York, USA

Max Mara Art Prize for Women, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK
Max Mara Art Prize for Women, Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia, IT
Morra Greco Foundation, Naples, IT
Laure Prouvost / Adam Chodzko, Tate Britain, London, UK
Gallery TPW, Toronto, CA
THE SCHTIP, Sheffield, UK
Display: Laure Prouvost, Contemporary Art Society, London, UK

Why Does Gregor Never Ring? Shut Your Lips, Somewhere Under That Bridge Lies the Hole Truth (The Wanderer Sequence 5), MOTINTERNATIONAL London, UK
Laure Prouvost, The Hepworth, Wakefield, UK
The Wanderer (Betty Drunk), Art Exchange, Colchester, UK
It Heat Hit, Black Box Gallery (part of Fourth Wall Series), Vox Populi, Philadelphia, US
The Artist and the Bunker, Shanaynay, Paris FR

Frieze Projects, Frieze Art Fair, London, UK
Laure Prouvost,
IPS, Birmingham, UK
Time Machine
, Bookworks, Spike Island, Bristol, UK
before, before. before it was, the title sequence, spinning before next, a squid MOT International, London, UK

All These Things Think Link, Flat Time House, London, UK
Art Now Lightbox, Tate Britain, London, UK
Frieze Frame, Frieze Art Fair, London, UK
Present Future, Artissima Art Fair, Turin, IT

Storeybored, After the Butcher, Berlin, DE
Burrow Me, Lighthouse, Brighton, UK

You Are The Only One, Monika Bobinska Gallery, London, UK

The Unnamable, Lounge Gallery / LUX, London, UK


For as long as you like, Gaudel de Tsampa, Paris, France
L’Almanach 14, Le Consortium, Dijon, France
Far and High, Farenheit, Los Angeles, California, USA

Turner Prize 2013 Exhibition, CCA Derry~Londonderry, UK
Ground Control to Major Tom, Cookie Butcher Gallery, Antwerp, BE
No Fear No Shame No Confusion
Triangle France, Marseille, FR
Assembly: A Survey of Recent Artists’ Film and Video in Britain 2008–2013
, Tate Britain, UK
The Assistants
, curated by Fionn Mead, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, US
It Heat Hit, Hartware MedienKunstverein (HMKV), Dortmund, DE
OD, One Thoresby Street, Nottingham, UK
The Program: Tom Humphreys/Laure Prouvost, curated by Michael Scott Hall, CourtenyBlades, Chicago, IL

Group Show, Lake&Only Gallery, Trin-Mulin, Switzerland
LUX 'THE ADVERTS', Art on the Underground, Canary Wharf Screen, London
RXY, Galleria della Molinella, Faenza, Italy
MIBYA 2012, Moscow, Russia
Again, A Time Machine, A Book Works Touring Exhibition, Edinburgh Printmakers, Edinburgh, UK
Soundworks, ICA, London
Uber den Dilettantismus, Halle 14, Leipzig
Uncertain Triolectics, Skånes Konstförening, Malmö
Sweets in Jars, Seeds in Bags, Jars in Stores, Bags in Store
, Klingental, Basel
spazi aperti X, Accademai di Romania in Roma, Rome, Italy
He Complained That Nothing Interested Him Anymore, Tête, Berlin
Getting It Wrong, das weisse haus, Vienna
Be With Me, Peter Bergman, Stockholm
Reflexion und Einfühlung, KAI 10 Arthena Foundation, Dusseldorf
The Starry Rubric Set, Wysing Arts Centre, Wysing

Painting Show,
Eastside Projects, Birmingham, UK
Vier Filme aus Oberhausen, Kai Middendirff Galerie, Frankfurt
The Darkness More Than Night,
QUAD Gallery, Derby
ACT 1: Editing as Choreography,
Trieze, The Channel Project, Paris
, Portikus, Frankfurt, Germany
Young London, V22, London
SUBJECTIVE PROJECTIONS, Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefeld, Germany
Time Again, Sculpture Center, New York
Department Of Wrong Answers, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge
Bedtime Stories, Supportico Lopez, Berlin
Light Writing, Banner Repeater, London
Avec Excoffon, IFF, Marseille, France
All my mistakes I made for you, Galerie Opdahl, Berlin
Museum of Speech, Extra City-Kunsthal Antwerpen, Belgium

Strong Sory, Look Gallery, Budapest
More Pricks Than Kicks David Roberts Art Foundation, London
Now Then___, E:vent Gallery, London
Frieze Frame, Frieze Art Fair, London
New Contemporaries, ICA London and A Foundation, Liverpool.
Kryptonim Matrioszka, Bunkier Sztuki, Krakow, Poland
International Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Germany
Performance and/or Object, Quare Projects, London,

The Know Unknows, Whitechapel Gallery, London
The Filmic Conventions, FormContent at Zoo Art Fair 2009, London
Genesis, Vegas, London
I Am By Birth a Genevese; and My Family is One of The Most Distin-guished Of That Repbulic, Galerie Forde - Espace d’art contemporain, Geneva
A Work A Day, MOT International, London
EAST INTERNATIONAL, Norwich MILL, Monika Bobinska Gallery, London
Close Your Eyes, Pulse Art Fair, New York

TANK.TV Fresh Moves, Guangzhou Triennial, Guangzhou
The Night of One Thousand and One Videos, Analix Forever Gallery, Geneva
Abstraction Quotidiennes, St Gervais Centre, Geneva
PILOT: ARCHIVE, ZAIM, Yokohama and 101 Tokyo, Japan
Arco ‘08, Madrid

White Light, Write It, Lieu Commun,Toulouse
Wintry, Lounge Gallery, London
Instruction for Films, at Zoo Art Fair, London
Pilot, The Triangle gallery, Chelsea College, London
Radio piece, David Blandy at Cornerhouse, Manchester
Pilot: 3, Venice and London
Music to The Eyes, Sonar, Barcelona
Video Club, Lighthouse, Brighton
Home is Where the Heart Is, CASM, Barcelona


The Wanderer and selected short films, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK

Talk and Performance, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK
The Wanderer, Cine-City 10th Brighton Film Festival, Brighton, UK
Millennium Film Journal No. 56 launch, MFJ studio, New York, NY, Kunstvlaai, Amsterdam, NL
The Wanderer (Heritage), Part 3, Film showing at The Hepworth on three consecutive weekends: 30 June – 1 July; 7-8 July; Laure Prouvoust will be joined by artist Rory McBeth for a performative exploration of her film The Wanderer incorporating clips from the film and a discussion.
The Wanderer, Loop Festival, Barcelona, SP
Screening at mumok, Museum of Modern Art, Vienna, 30th May 2012
The Wanderer Artists Talk and Performance, CCA Glasgow, 23rd February, 7pm
Conversations at the Edge, Gene Siskel Film Centre, Chicago, 1st March
Images Festival, Toronto, 12-21st April 2012
London Art Book Fair, Whitechapel Gallery, Film: Laure Prouvost, 24 September

, book launch, ICA, London, 7 pm 10th June, 2011
NEXTEX, St.Gallen, Switzerland, 26th May, 2011.
Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA), Glasgow, 28 April 2011.
A Dying Artist, ICA, London, 22nd - 23rd April, 2011.
The Ann Arbor Film Festival, Michigan, USA, March 22-27th, 2011
MAYBE I SHOULD HAVE CALLED IT ‘MY LIFE IN NINETEEN MINUTES, A Calder Foundation Project in association with Art International Radio, New York, 5th March 2011
Late at Tate, Tate Britain, London, 4th March, 2011
NEW WORKS UK: WHAT IT IS NOT Touring Programme, ARTPROJX at the SVA Theatre, New York in association with THE ARMORY SHOW & VOLTA NY, March 2011 and Cinematek, Norsk filminstitutt, Oslo, 17 April, 2011
Videozone 5, Tel Aviv Biennial, Israel. Curated by Mike Sperlinger, LUX. 2011
It Heat Hit screened at Film Festival Rotterdam, 28th - 30th January, 2011
Monologue screened at Map, Brooklyn, New York, 24th Januray, 2011

What it is Not, Lux Event, Whitechapel Gallery, 9th December 2010
Serpentine Cinema screening, The Gate, London, 2010
Serpentine Sleepover, The Serpentine, 30th July 2010
International Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands, 2010
Word Play performance, Whitechapel Gallery, London, 2010

BFI London Film Festival, London, 2009


Winner of the Turner Prize 2013
Winner of the Max Mara Prize for Women 2011
Laure Prouvost at Treasurer's House, York and The Hepworth, Wakefield, UK September 2011 - January 2012
Artist in residence, Inheritance Projects, UK, July - November 2011
Principle Prize Winner, 57th Oberhausen short film festival
Winner of Film London Artist’s Moving Image Network Grant, 2011
Wysing Arts Center, The Department of Wrong Answers Residency, Cambridge, 2011
CCA Residency, Glasgow, 2011
56th Oberhausen Short Film Principal Prize winner for Monologue
EAST award, East International, Norwich 2009
AAP, artist placement associate LUX, London, 2009
Lighthouse - new commission, Brighton 2008


Meade, F ‘The Assistants’ Mousse Magazine Issue #32 February - March 2012
Milliard, C ‘CINE-FILE: LAURE PROUVOST’ Modern Painters, January

Meade, F (ed.) TIME AGAIN (catalogue), SculptureCenter
Max Mara Art Prize for Women 2011 Winner Announced
, Aesthetica, November, 2011
Laure Prouvost Wins Women’s Art Prize, BBC News, November, 2011
Laure Provost Wins Max Mara Art Prize for Women, Art Review, November, 2011
Filmmaker Laure Prouvost takes home women's art award, Harper's Bazaar, November, 2011
Excited in Slow Motion, Afterall, Kathy Noble, November, 2011
Frieze 2011: Laure Prouvost, Dazed and Confused, Suzanna Davies-Crook, October, 2011
Frieze Projects, Laure Prouvost, It’s Nice That, Rob Alderson, October, 2011
Frieze Projects 2011, Art Slant, October, 2011
Frieze! Put your hands in the air!, i-D magazine, October, 2011
Who Needs a Sat Nav?, The Art Newspaper, October, 2011
Focus, Nick Aikens, Frieze Magazine, October issue 142, 2011
Review - before, before. before it was, the titlte sequence, spinning before next, a squid MAP, Issue #25 Summer, 2011
Review - before, before. before it was, the titlte sequence, spinning before next, a squid, Flash Art, Issue 279 July - September, 2011
Review - before, before. before it was, the titlte sequence, spinning before next, a squid, This is Tomorrow, May, 2011
Review - Department of Wrong Answers, Art Monthly, May issue 346, 2011

Novel Three
, publication edited by Matt Williams, 2010
Laure Prouvost feature, Art Monthly by Sally O’Reilly. issue No. 341 10 November, 2010
Palinsesto, Present Future selected by Richard Brickett. Artissima 17 Issue 2010
The Floor is Slippery, Is There Anything We Can Hold On To? by Francesco Pedraglio, Mousse Magazine, November 10 2010
Feature, Frieze Magazine by Colin Perry, 24 May 2010

Chris Fite Wassilak, “East International”, Frieze online, 27 July 2009
Adrian Searle, “East International plays fast and loose with the truth”, The Guardian, Monday 20 July 2009

Fresh moves,, Tames and Hudson, 2007

‘Everything will be OK’, This is not a Magazine, 2006
Urthona magazine, summer issue, Roy Exley, 2006

Hackney Wick, by Stephen Gill and Laure Prouvost, Nobody In association with the Archive of Modern Conflict, London: 2005, ISBN0-9549405-1-2 2005
Short Tales / Tall Stories: The Video Work of Laure Prouvost, by Roy Exley, essay for Lux Film and Video Website,, 2005

Source magazine, 2003
Fabula, NMPFT catalogue, 2003

Could you act natural?’, a photographic project with Stephen Gill, Mind magazine, 2002

‘East London show in bakery’, Metro newspaper, London, 2001