Pierre Leguillon

Pierre Leguillon (b. 1969, Nogent-sur-Marne) is an artist who has developed projects as a curator and critic since the beginning of the 1990s, by creating a single page review, titled Sommaire (35 issues between 1991 and 1996), then by collaborating with Le Journal des Arts, Art press (Special issue “Oublier l’exposition” in 2000), and Purple (column “Calme plat” about printed objects between 2002-2004). In parallel, he has photographed many exhibitions, which he started reenacting in 1993 in slideshows, their content being augmented and renewed for each session. Leguillon works mainly on the production and reproduction of printed images that have reached a wide audience through their circulation in the mass media, evident in his works Danse libre and Musée des erreurs. Through these works and their presentation in exhibitions, the artist can be said to question the hierarchies of art. His work often incorporates fabrics, and his personal collection contains a wide range of kasuri textiles. The latter have been displayed at WIELS, Brussels (2015), and at Rotonde Balzac, Fondation des Artistes, Paris (2013).

His work has been exhibited widely, including the Fondation d’Entreprise Pernod Ricard, Paris (2019); Frye Art Museum, Seattle (2019); The Island Club, Limassol (2019); Taipei Biennial 2016 (2016); MRAC Sérignan (2015); Dia Art Foundation, New York (2015); Beirut Art Center (2014); 56th Carnegie International, Pittsburg (2013); Raven Row, London (2011); Mamco, Geneva (2010); Moderna Museet, Malmö (2010); Musée du Louvre, Paris (2009); and Artists Space, New York (2009). In 2003, he was a laureate of the Villa Médicis. He lives and works in Brussels, where he established the Museum of Mistakes in 2013.