Mai-Thu Perret

Mai-Thu Perret

Agua Viva

September 14 – November 16, 2019

Mai-Thu Perret

Grammar and Glamour

Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany

July 12 – September 15, 2019

Mai-Thu Perret

MAMCO, Geneva, Switzerland

October 10, 2017 – February 3, 2018

Mai-Thu Perret

Sightings

Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, USA

March 12 – July 16, 2016

Mai-Thu Perret

Beast of Burden

September 7 – October 20, 2012

Mai-Thu Perret

Bikini

June 14 – July 26, 2008

Mai-Thu Perret

Apocalypse Ballet

January 28 – March 31, 2006

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Solo exhibitions

  • 2020

    • News From Nowhere, Simon Lee Gallery, Hong Kong, China
    • Mai-Thu Perret: Flowers in the Eye, Simone Lee Gallery, New York, USA
    • Mai-Thu Perret, With an unbounded force, Galerie Francesca Pia, Zürich, Switzerland
  • 2019

    • Agua Viva, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin, Germany
    • Grammar and Glamour, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany
    • The Blazing World, Spike Island, Bristol, United Kingdom
  • 2018

    • Mai-Thu Perret, Viewing Room, Simon Lee Gallery, London, United Kingdom
    • Mai-Thu Perret, MAMCO, Geneva, Switzerland
    • Fillette, Galerie Francesca Pia, Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2017

    • Féminaire, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
    • Go and become the incense burner in the old shrine, NICC, Brussels, Belgium
  • 2016

    • Zone, Simon Lee Gallery, London, United Kingdom
    • Sightings, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, USA
  • 2015

    • Balthazar, VNH Gallery (with Olivier Mosset), Paris, France
    • Kilims & Commas, Au 8 rue saint bon, Paris, France
    • Moon Palace, Blondeau & Cie, Geneva, Switzerland
    • Flow my Tears, Galerie Joy de Rouvre, Geneva
  • 2014

    • Slow Wave, Simon Lee Gallery, Hong Kong, China
    • Astral Plane, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
  • 2013

    • The Prairie, Galerie Francesca Pia, Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2012

  • 2011

    • The Adding Machine, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland; Le Magasin – Centre National d’Art Contemporain, Grenoble, France
    • Mai-Thu Perret, I dream of the code of the west, Zurich Art Prize 2011, Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich, Switzerland
    • Spectra in Cycle L’éternel détour, séquence d’été 2011, Musée d’Art moderne et Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland
    • Love Letters in Ancient Brick/Lettres d'amour en brique ancienne, Théâtre de l’Usine, Geneva, Switzerland
    • Octopus, Hard Hat, Geneva, Switzerland
    • Migraine, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
  • 2010

    • Flag, Swiss Institute, New York, USA
    • An Ideal for Living, University of Michigan, Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, USA
    • Parade, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, United Kingdom
  • 2009

    • Aluminum Cities on a Lead Planet II, Art Unlimited, Art Basel 40, Basel, Switzerland
    • Alphabet: Paintings and Text Works 2004-2009, Galerie Francesca Pia, Zurich, Switzerland
    • 2013, The Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, USA
    • The Crack-Up, Galerie Praz-Delavallade, Paris, France
  • 2008

    • Bikini, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin, Germany
    • New Work, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, USA
    • 2012, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, United Kingdom
    • Land of Crystal,Kunsthalle Sankt Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland
    • An Evening of the Book and Other Stories, The Kitchen, New York, USA
  • 2007

    • Land of Crystal, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, Netherlands
    • Das Kunstwerk und sein Ort, Atelier Amden, Amden, Switzerland
    • Crab Nebula, Galerie Francesca Pia, Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2006

    • An Evening of the Book, Hard Hat, Geneva, Switzerland
    • And every woman will be a walking synthesis of the universe, The Renaissance Society, Chicago, USA
    • Solid Objects, (with Valentin Carron), Chisenhale Gallery, London, United Kingdom
    • Apocalypse Ballet, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin, Germany
  • 2005

    • Heroine of the People, Galerie Praz-Delavallade, Paris, France
    • Solid Objects, (with Valentin Carron), Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 2004

    • Mai-Thu Perret, ArtBasel 35, Statement, presented by Galerie Francesca Pia, Basel, Switzerland
    • Love Thy Sister Like Thyself, Centre d’édition contemporaine, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 2003

    • Pure self-expression x25, Galerie Francesca Pia, Bern, Switzerland
  • 2002

    • Mai-Thu Perret, The Modern Institute, Glasgow, United Kingdom
    • We Close Our Eyes In Order To See, Glassbox, Paris, France
  • 2001

    • Land of Crystal, Le Studio, CAN, Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Group exhibitions

  • 2020

  • 2019

    • Neither Black/Red/Yellow Nor Woman, Times Art Center Berlin, Berlin, Germany
    • Stars Are Closer and Clouds Are Nutritious Under Golden Trees, Mohammad and Mahera Abu Ghazaleh Foundation, Amman, Jordan
    • Homo Faber: on the use and effect of handcraft in contemporary sculpture, Asia Culture Center (ACC), Gwangju, South Korea
    • Mingei Now, Sokyo Gallery, Kyoto, Japan
    • New Age, New Age: Strategies for Survival, DePaul Art Museum, Chicago, USA
    • Alentour, Fondation CAB, Brussels, Belgium
    • Contemporary Art Festival Survival Kit 10.1 'Outlands', Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art (LCCA), Riga, Latvia
  • 2018

    • A Time Capsule Revisited, The New Temporary Parkett Exhibition Space, Zurich, Switzerland
    • BODY ECHO, Nicoletti Contemporary, Paris, France
    • By Fire, Ceramic Works, Almine Rech Gallery, New York, USA
    • Biennale de Sculptures de Genève, Parc des Eaux-Vives, Geneva, Switzerland
    • MURALNOMAD, Le Quadrilatère, Beauvais, France
    • Selections from the Marciano Collection, Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles, USA
    • Akademia: Performing Life, Villa Vassilieff, Paris, France
    • Mademoiselle,Centre Régional d'Art Contemporain Occitanie Pyrénées- Méditerranée, Sète, France
    • TERRA - A contemporary history of ceramic sculptur, Hotel Contemporary, London, United Kingdom
    • Objects Like Us, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, USA
    • The Domestic Plane: New Perspectives on Tabletop Art Objects, Objects Like Us,Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, USA
    • Diaspora, Ma Homey, Space_31, Berlin, Germany
    • Cellular World: Cyborg-Human-Avatar-Horror, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, United Kingdom
    • Fashion Drive: Extreme Clothing in the Visual Arts, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
    • Like Life: Sculpture, Color, and the Body, Met Breuer, New York, USA
    • Line of Sight, Musée de design et des arts appliqués contemporains (MUDAC), Lausanne, Switzerland
    • Die Welt Als Labyrinth,MAMCO, Geneva, Sitzerland
    • The Reservoir of Modernism, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz, Liechtenstein
    • Performance Process: New Swiss Performance Now, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland
  • 2017

    • 1107 Manhattan Ave Pt.II, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York, USA
    • PLURIVERS – 4 études d’ethnologies imaginaires, La Panacée, Centre d'art Contemporian, Montpellier, France
    • Age of Terror: Art Since 9/11, Imperial War Museums, London, United Kingdom
    • Le Grand Détournement: Design Collection of the Centre National des Arts Plastiques, Galerie Poirel, Nancy, France
    • The Body in Color, Met Breuer, New York, USA
    • La Cabale du cheval Pégase, Hard Hat, Geneva, Switzerland
    • The Leftovers, Simon Lee Gallery, New York, USA
    • Medusa,Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France
    • Zeitgeist, Musée d’art moderne et Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 2016

    • Let There Be (More) Light, Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco, USA
    • Flatland / Abstractions narratives #1, MRAC, Sérignan, France
    • Charles Blanc-Gatti–Hypothèse d'une généalogie, Musée d’Art de Pully, Pully, Switzerland
    • NEON: THE CHARGED LINE, Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool, United Kingdom
    • The Hellstrom Chronicle, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin, Germany
    • Going Public: The Napoleone Collection, Graves Gallery, Sheffield, United Kingdom
    • Récit d’un temps court, MAMCO, Geneva, Switzerland
    • GVA ← → JFK, Musée d'art moderne et contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland
    • India's Search for Power 1966 - 1982 (Indhira Gandhi's Foreign Policy), Biennale de l’Art Africain Contemporain, Dakar, Senegal
    • All Over, Galerie des Galeries, Paris, France
  • 2015

    • Ceramix: Ceramic art from Rodin to Schütte, Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht, Netherlands
    • The Shadow is Taken, Algus Greenspon, New York, USA
    • RESET 1, Priska Pasquer, Cologne, Germany
    • Collection on Display: Experimental Arrangements,Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland
    • Triennale de l'art imprimé contemporain , Musée des Beaux-Arts du Locle, Le Locle, Switzerland
    • Môtiers 2015 – Art en plein air, Art Môtiers, Môtiers, Switzerland
    • Angelic Sisters, 186f Kepler, Church of San Paolo Converso, Milan, Italy
    • John Armleder, Stéphane Kropf, John Tremblay, and guests Mai-Thu Perret & Blair Thurman, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
    • Work Hard: Selections by Valentin Carron,Swiss Institute, New York, USA
    • BIENS PUBLICS, Musée Rath, Geneva, Switzerland
    • Eureka - Carte Blanche to Kendell Geers at , GALERIST, Istanbul, Turkey
    • 1989, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin, Germany
    • Public Goods, organized by Musée d’art moderne et contemporain, Musée Rath, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 2014

    • Kochi Muziris Biennale, Kerala, India (December 12, 2014 – March 29, 2015)
    • The Moving Museum, Sishane Otopark, Istanbul, Turkey
    • The Yvonne Rainer Project - Lives of Performers, La Ferme du Buisson, Noisiel, France
    • Forms of Distancing, Steirischer Herbst, Festival Centre, Graz, Austria
    • Biennale of Moving Image 2014, Centre d´Art Contemporain Genève, Geneva, Switzerland
    • Smoking Up Ambition!, Pavillon Sicli, Geneva, Switzerland
    • Gastspiel, Schweizer Gegenwartskunst im Museum Rietberg, Museum Rietberg, Zurich, Switzerland
    • Das Optische Unbewusste, Kunst(Zeug)Haus, Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland
    • Queen of the black black. Louise Nevelson & Mai-Thu Perret, Vistamare benedetta spalletti, Pescara, Italy
    • La vérité avant dernière, Galerie de multiples, Paris, France
    • Week-end á Rome, Fondation Speerstra, Apples, Switzerland
    • Mingei: Are You Here?, Pace Gallery, New York, USA
    • Desiderata. Neu in der Sammlung, Argauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland
    • Insert 2014, raqs media collective, New Delhi, India
  • 2013

  • 2012

    • Brot und Salz, Sommer & Kohl, Berlin, Germany
    • 10'000 Stunden. Über Handwerk, Meisterschaft und Scheitern in der Kunst, Kunstmuseum Thurgau, Thurgau, Switzerland
    • La jeunesse est un art, Jubiläum Manor Kunstpreis 2012,Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aargau, Switzerland
    • Reflecting Fashion, Kunst und Mode seit der Moderne, Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna, Austria
    • Marcher dans la couleur, Musée Régional d'Art Contemporain Languedoc-Roussillon, Sérignan, France
    • Cluster, 1m3, Lausanne, Switzerland
    • Shake’n’Bake, Hard Hat, Paris, France
    • Pure Perception, Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Milan, Italy
    • The Hidden Life Of Things – Panta Rhei, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, Netherlands
    • The Devil's Fidelity, Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris, France
    • Abstract Possible: The Stockholm Synergies, Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
    • TEXT TEXTILE TEXTURE, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin, Germany
    • The Old, the New, the Different,Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    • Eorum Sanai (Ice Man), Arario Gallery, Cheoanan, South Korea
    • Le Nouveau Festival du Centre Pompidou,Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
    • Neon: Who's afraid of red, yellow and blue?, La maison rouge, Paris, France
    • The World as Will and Wallpaper, Le Consortium, Dijon, France
  • 2011

    • Danser sa vie, Danse et arts visuels au XXe et XXIe siècles,Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
    • Beispiel Schweiz. Entgrenzungen und Passagen als Kunst, Kunstmuseum Lichtenstein, Vaduz, Lichtenstein
    • Carte blanche à John M Armleder – All of the above, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
    • Helvètes vulcains, Musée de design et d’arts appliqués contemporains, Lausanne, Switzerland
    • The Hidden Life Of Things – Panta Rhei, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, Netherlands
    • ILLUMInations, 54th Venice Biennale, International Pavillon, Venice, Italy
  • 2010

  • 2009

    • Editions vs objects, Centre d’édition contemporaine, Geneva, Switzerland
    • Anabasis. Rituals of Homecoming, Festival of Dialogue Of Four Cultures, Lódz, Poland
    • Top Ten Allegories, Hard Hat, Geneva, Switzerland
    • Utopics, Biel, Switzerland
    • Revolver, COCO, Vienna, Austria
    • Living Together, Centro Cultural Montehermoso Kulturenea, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
    • Splendid Isolation, Athens Biennial, Athens, Greece
    • Born to Be Wild, Kunstmuseum St Gallen, St Gallen, Switzerland
    • Regift, Swiss Institute, New York, USA
    • Ventriloquist, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, United Kingdom
  • 2008

    • Abstraction Extension, Fondation pour l’Art Contemporain Claudine and Jean-Marc Salomon, Alex, France
    • Shifting Identities – (Schweizer) Kunst heute, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
    • The Saints, and music & films by Amy Granat, with Fia Backstrom, Jutta Koether, Amy O’Neill, Mai-Thu Perret, Angel Turner, Emily Sundblad & Stefan Tcherepnin, Sketch, London, United Kingdom
    • There is No Story to Tell, Tang Contemporary, Beijing, China
    • Black Noise, a tribute to Steven Parrino, cneai, centre national de l’estampe et de l’art imprimé, Chatou, France
    • Abstraction étendue, Espace de l’Art Concret, Mouans-Sartoux, France
    • Euro-Centric, Part 1: New European Art from the Rubell Family Collection, Miami, USA
  • 2007

    • 00 – L’Histoire d’une décennie qui n’est pas encore nommée, Biennale de Lyon, Lyon, France
    • Ballet Mécanique, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, United Kingdom
    • An Atlas of Events, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal
    • ntrovert, Extrovert, Makes no Difference, Galerie Catherine Issert, Saint-Paul, France
    • Les artistes de la collection Cahiers d’Artistes, serie VI + VII, Centre d’Art Contemporain/Kunsthalle, Fribourg, Switzerland
    • Das Kunstwerk und sein Ort, Atelier Amden, Amden am Walensee, Switzerland
    • Pure Self Expression, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany
    • Art en plein air, Motiers, Val de Travers, Switzerland
    • I’m OK, you’re OK, Mogin Art Centre, Seoul, South Korea
    • In The Poem About Love You Don’t Write The Word Love, Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, USA; Overgaden, Copenhagen, Denmark
    • Tension; Sex; Despair – Aber hallo/na und, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, Austria
    • Evenement #1/07, Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris, France
    • Open and Shut, Skestos Gabriele Gallery, Chicago, USA
  • 2006

    • Interstellar Low Ways, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, USA
    • The Gold Standard, P.S.1, New York, USA
    • Sleep of Ulro, A-Foundation, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, United Kingdom
    • Madame la baronne était plutôt manièrée, assez roccoco et totalement baroque – Volume 3, Centre d’art Mira Phalaina/Maison Populaire, Montreuil, France
    • Modus, Neue Kunst Halle St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland
    • Shiny, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio, USA
    • Bring the Wat Home, Elisabeth Dee Gallery, New York/QUED, Los Angeles, USA
    • The Endless Summer, West London Projects, London, United Kingdom
    • Visioni del Paradiso, Instituto Svizzero, Rome, Italy
    • Again for Tomorrow, Royal College of Art, London, United Kingdom
    • Objects d’hier et d’aujourd’hui, Galerie Edouard Manet, Gennevilliers, France
    • Sublime Part II, Atelier 3ème étage, Usine, Geneva, Switzerland
    • Hradacany, La Générale, Paris, France
    • Exposition Bourses Des Fonds Berthoud, Lissignol-Chevalier et Galland, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland
    • Inside now, we walked into a room with coca-cola coloured walls, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, Austria
    • Madame la baronne était plutôt manièrée, assez roccoco et totalement baroque, acte1, Centre d’Art Mira Phalaina/Maison Populaire, Montreuil, France
    • Radiant City, Cherry and Martin Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
    • Unter 30, IV – Junge Schweizer Kunst | Jeune Art Suisse, CentrePasquArt Kunsthaus Centre d’Art, Bienne, Switzerland
    • Nouvelles Collections, Centre PasquArt, Bienne, Switzerland
  • 2005

    • Paralleles Leben, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    • Model Modernism, Artist Space, New York, USA
    • In the poem about love the word love does not appear, CCA, Glasgow, United Kingdom
    • NY Twice, Air de Paris, Paris, France
    • Situational Prosthetics, New Langton Arts Center, San Francisco, USA
  • 2004

    • Fürchte Dich, Helmhaus, Zurich, Switzerland
    • Leviathan Rising Under Moon’s Influence, Champion Fine Arts, Brooklyn, NY, USA
    • Wednesday calls the Future, National Art Center, Tbilisi, Georgia
    • The Age Of Optimism, Kilchmann Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland
    • None of the above, Swiss Institute, New York, USA
    • Tuesday is gone, Karvasla, Tbilisi, Georgia
    • Archives generation upon generation, Year, Brooklyn, NY, USA
  • 2003

    • Form/Kontext/Troja, Secession, Vienna, Austria
    • Socialism – A love letter, Fia Backström Productions, Brooklyn, NY, USA
    • Fink Forward the collection/collection, Kunsthaus Glarus, Glarus, Switzerland
    • The return of the creature, Künstlerhaus Thurn + Taxis, Bregenz, Austria
  • 2002

    • Liste 2002, Basel, Galerie Francesca Pia, Bern, Switzerland
  • 2001

    • Rock Paper Scissors, Galerie Francesca Pia, Bern, Switzerland
    • Get Angry – Perspectives romandes 3, Espace Arlaud, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne, Switzerland
    • Wahrscheinlich (vraisemblablement), Alimentation Générale Art Contemporain, Luxemburg, Luxenburg
    • The New Domestic Landscape, Galeria Javier Lopez, Madrid, Spain
  • 2000

    • Dr Wings, Air de Paris, Paris, France
    • Why can’t monsters get along with other monsters, Galerie Francesca Pia, Bern, Switzerland
    • Etat des lieux #2, Preview for Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson, USA