Pierre et Gilles

Selected works


 Pierre was born in 1950 in La Roche-Sur-Yon, Gilles in Le Havre in 1953. They are internationally renowned artists who have been producing works together since 1976, creating a world where painting and photography meet. Their art is peopled by their friends and family, anonymous and famous, who appear in sophisticated life-size sets the artists build in their studio. They meticulously apply paint to the photographs once printed on canvas. Accomplished image creators, Pierre and Gilles have built up an extraordinary contemporary iconography on the frontier between art history and popular culture.


On the occasion of the group show Andrée Putman et le Mouvement Moderne, Pierre et Gilles are exhibiting their work André Putman until October 31, 2023 at the Fondation CAB in collaboration with the Villa Noailles.

Fondation CAB, Saint-Paul-de-Vence Through October 31, 2023



On the occasion of the group show “Qui es-tu Apollon ? De Juliobona à la Culture Pop », Pierre et Gilles are exhibiting their work “Apollo (Jean-Christophe Blin)” until November 30, 2023 at the Juliobona, Gallo-Roman Museum in Lillebonne.

Juliobona, musée gallo-romain de Lillebonne, France Through November 30, 2023


COLOURS OF TIME – Book signing

On the occasion of the exhibition “Les couleurs du temps” by Pierre et Gilles, a book signing of the eponymous catalogue will be held this Saturday at the Templon gallery from 3pm to 6pm. Free admission and open to all.

TEMPLON - Grenier St-Lazarre

November 26, 2022


GROUP SHOW – Respirer l’art, Quand l’art contemporain sublime l’univers du parfum 

Olfaction has become a medium of choice for a generation of artists who do not hesitate to collaborate with perfumery professionals and scientists. Indeed, olfaction offers innovative possibilities for contemporary creation. The plant elements used as raw materials in perfumery breathe poetry into ephemeral and even aerial art installations. Other artists evoke the sensuality and fluidity of perfume through creations made of glass. The technical and chemical processes of transforming raw plant materials to obtain perfume have an alchemical character for many artists who, intrigued, integrate them into the heart of their artistic approach.Laboratory glassware, stills and raw materials feed their imagination.

Pierre et Gilles - Respirer l'art, quand l'art contemporain sublime l'univers du parfum

Musée International de la Parfumerie, Grasse

Through March 5, 2023


GROUP SHOW – With Love, Fifi Chachnil, Le Fil d’une Histoire

Since the opening of her Parisian fashion house in 1984, Fifi Chachnil has been drawing the infinite variations of a single score: an ode to the female body, which sublimates its attributes with a lightness mixed with subversive insolence. For Fifi, the quest for the eternal feminine means cultivating her style in total freedom, in defiance of the diktat of trends, to the glory of a carnal, exuberant and… very cheeky! In the circle of “Fifidèles”, Madonna and Kylie Minogue, for whom she designed costumes in the 90s, cohabit with Philippe Katerine, with whom she started singing in the 2000s, the German photographer Ellen von Unwerth and Charles Petit and Pierre & Gilles.

Pierre et Gilles - With love, Fifi Chachnil, Le Fil d'une Histoire

Musée des Beaux-Arts et de la Dentelle, Alençon 

Through august 31, 2022


SOLO SHOW – Troubled Waters 

For the first time, French artistic duo Pierre et Gilles are exhibiting in Sweden. Inspired by the old maritime setting of the Museum of Spirits, they take as their starting point the romantic representation of the sea, the port and the sailors, which they compare with the overexploitation threatening today to exterminate marine life.


Djurgårdsstrand 9, 115 21 Stockholm, Suède

From February 10 to September 8, 2022


Thierry Mugler : Couturissime – group show

The Musée des Arts Décoratifs is hosting the exhibition conceived, produced and organized by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA). This major shows explores the work of the designer with a singular imagination as he revolutionized fashion, haute couture and perfume. This Parisian step marks the return of a visionary artist, photographer, perfume inventor and director to the City of Lights. 

Musée des Arts Décoratifs

107 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris

September 30, 2021 to April 24, 2022


« Moi Je » – group show

The UNAM Biennale gathers around forty artists who illustrate with originality and talent their vision of “Moi, Je” and its present and future challenges in the mutations of an obviously dangerous society and withdrawal into oneself.

Biennale de l’UNAM (Union Méditerranéenne pour l’Art Moderne)

Château-Musée Grimaldi, Haut-de-Cagnes – Place du Château, Cagnes-sur-Mer

From June 12, 2021 to January 3, 2022


BLOOMING – Group exhibition

The exhibition “BLOOMING” is opening the new exhibition space of the Domaine de Pommery, the “Cellier Pompadour”, and celebrates the time of rebirth and blossoming of nature and men by bringing together artists from the past and from today.

Dedicated to painting, ceramics, drawing and figurative photography, this majestic Eiffel-type space of over 900 square meters magnificently enriches the 55-hectare estate.

This first exhibition in the ”Cellier Pompadour” gathers 61 artists including Pierre et Gilles and Philippe Cognée, and is curated by Nathalie Vranken, Catherine Delot – Director of the Museum of Fine Arts of Reims, Chief Heritage Curator – and Fabrice Bousteau – Exhibition Curator and Director of the editorial staff of Beaux-Arts magazine.

From June 3 to November 15, 2021

Domaine Pommery, 5 Place du Général Gouraud, Reims

De(s)rives #4 – Group show

A mysterious passage that inspires surprise, fleeting encounters, “gastronomy for the eye, not a stroll” as Balzac said. Artists are invited to present works without taboos, political ramblings, diversions and rantings.

With works by Pierre et Gilles, Elika Hedayat, Philippe De Gobert, Jacqueline de Jong, Arnaud Labelle-Rojoux, Marie Losier, Javier Mayoral, Clémentine Mélois, Arthur Mirat, Honoré δ’O, Thibault Scemama de Gialluly, Stéphane Thidet, Didier Trenet, Clovis Trouille et une intervention de Mirat-Masson.

Aline Vidal Paris

Passage véro-dodat

2 rue Bouloi ou 19, rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Paris

From June 3 to 19, 2021

(Opening on June 3 from 4pm to 8pm)


« Sur les chemins du paradis » – Group exhibition

“Sur les chemins du paradis” explores the different aspects of heaven through what the three monotheisms – Judaism, Christianity and Islam – have said about it and the work that artists have produced for two thousand years. The inaugural exhibition of the Franciscaines de Deauville, alongside artists from all centuries and from all western and eastern regions, explores the historical and artistic transcription of the founding texts of heaven, from the myth of Enki in Mesopotamia to the figuration of Incarnation by Bill Viola. It is therefore a question of identifying the influences, the exchanges, the interpenetration of iconographic codes from the 3rd millennium BC to the 21st century.

Les Franciscaines, 145 B avenue de la République, Deauville, France

From May 19 to August 22, 2021


« Icons » – Group show

The exhibition shows a selection of ancient icons from Europe and Russia – depicting variously Christ, the Mother of God, or individual saints – the striking simplicity of which sets them apart as timeless objects of veneration. A second set of works by 19th and 20th century artists such as Pierre et Gilles, Charles Filiger and Lucien Levy-Dhurmer explores the frontal and depth-less composition of icons. The exhibition also discusses the use that contemporary artists like Yan Pei-Ming and Wim Delvoye make of iconographic language.

Boghossian Foundation

Villa Empain,  Brussels

From May 6 to October 24, 2021


Narcisse ou la floraison des mondes – group show

Inspired by the mythic figure that fascinates both classical and contemporaneous artists, the group show Narcisse ou la floraison des mondes gathers more than a hundred works (video, installation, painting, drawing, photograph, sculpture) interrogating the hierarchy of artistic genders and the making of lively industry. The exhibition presented by the FRAC of Nouvelle Aquitaine highlights new resources of inspiration such as the ‘eco-feminism’ movement, or the recent approaches of science and philosophy.Lovers of icons, Pierre et Gilles take parts in this group exhibition with a portrait untitled “La Cerise sur le gâteau”.

From June 23 to August 22, 2020

MÉCA, 5 parvis Corto Maltese, 33800 Bordeaux, France


Hortus Conclusus. L’illusione di un paradiso – group show

The exhibition starts with the Christian allegory of the enclosed garden – image of the Paradise and the virginity of Mary – and the Greek myth of the Rape of Europa, which relates the heroic journey of a kidnapped young girl, founder of European civilization. While Western art has assimilated and propagated these two iconographies since the Middle Ages, their study still offers a key to contemplate the works of contemporary artists who explore the relationship between man and his territory, between identity and culture. Like the United States, Europe seems today to defend the idea of a hortus conclusus , a new Eden inaccessible and surrounded by walls, both physical and mental.

Works by contemporary artists such as Pierre et Gilles are introduced with a section of prints of the 15th, 16th and 17th century from Albrecht Dürer, to Hendrick Goltzius and Remoldus Eynhoudts.

From June 3 to November 8 2020

Via S. Biagio 9, 6500 Bellinzona, Suisse


Christian Louboutin : L’Exhibitioniste – group show

Palais de la Porte Dorée presents a new exhibition entirely dedicated to the work of Christian Louboutin, designer and creator of the internationally renowned signature red-sole shoes. Designed like a real life invitation to plunged into the creative universe of the artist, the exhibition explores all the facets of his inspiration, in a place particularly dear to the creator. By friendship and similar love for idolatry, Pierre et Gilles take part, in their own way to this high-quality exhibition.

From February 26, 2020 to January 3, 2021

Palais de la Porte Dorée, 293 Avenue Daumesnil, 75012 Paris


HEART – Romanticism in Contemporary Art

Le Musée de la Vie romantique presents a selection of around 40 art works by thirty contemporary artists on the representation of heart as an expression of the feeling of love, echoing one of the main themes of Romanticism.
This exhibition aims to open the cultural program of the museum beyond the nineteenth century by exploring the continuation of Romanticism in contemporary art, in resonance with the museum’s collections. The heart as an organ, motif and symbol is presented here through various techniques: painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, neon and photography.
In addition to the emblematic figures of Niki de Saint Phalle, Jim Dine, Annette Messager, Sophie Calle, Pierre and Gilles, Jean-Michel Othoniel and Françoise Pétrovitch, visitors will be able to discover about twenty other artists in this exhibition. 

Musée de la Vie romantique, Paris, France

February 14 - July 12, 2020

BYE BYE FUTURE! L’art de voyager dans le temps – group show

Musée Royal of Mariemont presents ‘Bye, Bye Future ! L’art de voyager dans le temps’. The exhibition deals with evolutions of the future and the need for humans to control time, while emphasizing on digital creations and animated images. Bye Bye Future gathers works from international artist such as Jim Dine and Pierre et Gilles, who undertook at some point the ancestral voyage through space and time.

From January 25 to October 25, 2020

Chaussée de Mariemont, 100, 7140, Morlanwelz, Belgium


Pierre et Gilles : Le goût du cinéma – Solo show

From December 12, 2019 through April 26, 2020, the Art Center La Malmaison in Cannes welcomes the French duo Pierre and Gilles for an exhibition gathering over 40 exceptional pieces exploring their passion for cinema.
“Pierre and Gilles, the Taste of Cinema » explores the many facets of their complex relationship to cinema, whether they choose actors as models, pay homage to their own cosmogony of film references, or simply create atmospheres intrinsically connected to the Seventh art.
For the first time, a part of their creative process will be unveiled with the installation that served as the stage of one their most recent pictures “The Seller of Eiffel Towers”.
Curator: Numa Hambursin
Opening: Wednesday December 11, 6 pm, by invitation only.

CENTRE D'ART LA MALMAISON, CANNES, FRANCEFrom 12/12/2019 to 26/04/2020


PIERRE ET GILLES – Idol Factory – solo show

Working together since the 1980s, the artistic duo known as Pierre and Gilles have captured the iconic aura of multiple generations of stars in their photo-paintings. With this exhibition conceived as musical and visual installation, they reveal the secrets of their art of image creation.



Marie-Antoinette. Métamorphoses d’une image – Group show

No historical figure has experienced such an abundance of representations, during her lifetime, and especially, after her death, October 16, 1793. It is through nearly 200 works, art objects and archives, film clips , fashion accessories, you will discover the many representations of Marie Antoinette. The exhibition will cover five themes that will allow you to understand the different images of the queen.


LA CONCIERGERIE, PARIS, FRANCEFrom 16/10/2019 to 26/01/2020


De l’amour – Group show

By associating love and science, two seemingly antinomic domains, the exhibition “De l’amour” offers a transdisciplinary exploration of this feeling with many nuances. An exhibition at the crossroads of science, society and art to better understand love and question the place of this feeling in our lives.

PALAIS DE LA DECOUVERTES, PARIS, FRANCEFrom 08/10/2019 to 30/08/2020


1989 – Culture and Politics – Group show

The autumn of 2019 will mark the thirty year anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall. It became the political symbol of a political world order that has endured since the end of the second world war. The exhibition examines what took place in the visual culture in the broadest sense in this radical historical period, associating popular culture and high culture.

NATIONAL MUSEUM, STOCKHOLM, SWEDENFrom 05/09/2019 to 12/01/2020


Tattoo, L’Arte sulla pelle – Group show

M9 – The Museum of the 20th Century presents the Tattoo Exhibition, Stories on skin, organized in collaboration with Fondazione Torino Musei. The exhibition explores the worldwide and creative dimension of tattoos from an anthropological, historical, artistic and social point of view.

Tattooing is a practice which has accompanied humanity since the dawn of time to the point that we find examples in mummified bodies in Europe, Asia and Africa. It is a means of expression which has never been abandoned, although its meaning has changed throughout the centuries: the intense tangle of contaminations and exchanges among different cultures, between East and West, which has always characterized the history of tattooing, goes on today with greater force amid a globalized world where cultural and commercial exchanges are intense and continuous. It has always been a phenomenon connected to forms of social marginality – according to Genesis, the first person tattooed in history is Cain – but at the same time is a form of art and a big mass phenomenon.

The exhibition also displays numerous works by international contemporary artists: Wim Delvoye, Santiago Serra, Dr. Lakra, Mary Coble Fabio Viale. Photographs by Pierre et Gilles, Catherine Opie, Tobias Zielony, Sergei Vasiliev Plinio Martelliand Oliviero Toscani.

MUSEO DEL'900, VENICE, ITALYFrom 05/07/2019 to 17/11/2019


Voilé.e.s / Désvoilé.e.s – Group show

The exhibition will focus on representations of the veil in the arts from Antiquity to the present day, through sculptures, paintings, drawings and photographs. It will bring together a hundred works from all periods.

MONASTERE DE BROU, BOURG-EN-BRESSE, FRANCE From 16/06/2019 to 29/09/2019


Art eats art

In the framework of the Gastronomic Year in Provence–MPG 2019, the Regards de Provence Museum is showcasing « L’Art Mange l’Art” et “De la table au tableau”, two exhibitions that bring together works of artists from the XIX to XXIst century on the theme of food, its pleasures and the art of the table.

Museum Regards de Provence, Marseille, France


Thierry Mugler, Couturissime – Group show

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is presenting the very first exhibition on the work of French creator Thierry Mugler. Initiated, produced and circulated by the MMFA, this retrospective reveals the multiple worlds of this irrepressible artistic figure – at once visionary couturier, director, photographer and perfumer – by revisiting his prêt-à-porter and haute couture creations.

Premiering in Montreal, Thierry Mugler: Couturissime brings together more than 150 garments made between 1973 and 2001, most of which are being shown for the first time, as well as a wealth of unpublished archival documents and sketches. One hundred or so photographs by such world-renowned fashion photographers as Helmut Newton, Sarah Moon, Pierre et Gilles, David LaChapelle, Paolo Roversi, Herb Ritts, Dominique Issermann, Guy Bourdin and Richard Avedon, to name a few, round out the show.



Age of classics! L’Antiquité dans la culture pop – Group show

The heritage of Ancient Greece and Rome has had a lasting influence on the medieval and modern periods. The latter have absorbed, preserved, assimilated and transformed this heritage. In turn, the contemporary world and popular (pop) culture have appropriated classical models in order to give birth to new heroes and new forms of art in a globalized context. 
Age of Classics brings together antique objects and productions made after the year 2000 and examines our relationship to the Greco-Roman world in various aspects of our daily lives: literature, comics, cinema and series, the visual arts, etc. How does Europe reinterpret its heritage? What is the connection between Greece, Rome and the United States of America? How and why does Asia explore Western history in its cultural productions? And in what ways has Antiquity been perpetuated in the face of today’s evolving society? 


MUSEE SAINT-RAYMOND, TOULOUSE, FRANCEFrom 22/02/2019 to 22/09/2019


Looking at the Pictorial World, Seemingly Old and Voluptuous – solo show

KMCA (K Museum of Contemporary Art) in Seoul presents a rare and comprehensive retrospective dedicated to French duo Pierre et Gilles;  the most important show ever focusing on these icons of pop contemporary culture in Korea.

Looking at the Pictorial World, Seemingly Old and Voluptuous looks back at Pierre et Gilles’ itinerary from the 1970’s until today, gathering up to 200 works within a special scenography. The Korean public, truly attached to the artist’s work for the past 15 years, is eager to meet them again.

KMCA, SEOUL, KOREAFrom 21/12/2018 to 26/05/2019


Pierre et Gilles, le génie du christianisme – solo show

The artist duo Pierre et Gilles will be present at the 8th edition of the International Festival of Art books and Film, to unveil a never seen before exhibition and a public meet-up.

The exhibition dedicated to the theme of sacred, will be on show from the 20th until the 31st of July at the « Chapelle Basse » of the Couvent des Minimes.

COUVENT DES MINIMES, PERPIGNAN, FRANCE From 20/06/2018 to 31/07/2018 


Par amour du jeu 1998-2018 – group show

For the launch of their first cultural season, The Magasins généraux are pleased to propose an exhibition and performances exploring the links between art, football and society from 1988 to 2018.

With, among others :  Neil Beloufa, Mohamed Bourouissa, Guillaume Bresson, Taro Izumi, Claude Lévêque, Melik Ohanian, Pierre et Gilles, Juergen Teller, Kehinde Wiley, Erwin Wurm etc.

Image: Kehinde Wiley, Idrissa Ndiaye, 2012, oil on canvas, 244 x 213,5 cm

MAGASINS GENERAUX, PANTIN, FRANCE From 09/06/2018 to 05/08/2018 


La photographie française existe… Je l’ai rencontrée – group show

Back in the eighties, Jean-Luc Monterosso traveled to New York where he met MoMA’s photography collection curator. When he asked about his opinion on Contemporary French Photography, the curator simply replied : « It doesn’t exist ». Thirty years later, on the occasion of his departure from the MEP, Jean-Luc Monterosso answers back with an extensive exhibition dedicated to French Photography from the eighties to nowadays under the forms of a really personal and subjective narrative.

Exibition curator: Jean Luc Monterosso, Maison Européenne de la Photographie Director

With artworks by Jean-Christophe Ballot, François-Marie Banier, Bruno Barbey, Martine Barrat, Valérie Belin, Rossella Bellusci, Philippe Bordas, Martial Cherrier, Thierry Cohen, Stéphane Couturier, Martin d’Orgeval, Raphaël Dallaporta, Denis Darzacq, Marie-Laure de Decker, Raymond Depardon, Bernard Faucon, Alain Fleischer, Jean Gaumy, Pierre Gonnord, Hervé Guibert, Françoise Huguier, Dominique Issermann, Michel Journiac, JR, Pascal Kern, François Méchain, Minot-Gormezano, Sarah Moon, Bruno Mouron et Pascal Rostain, ORLAN, Mathieu Pernot, Philippe Perrin, Pierre et Gilles, Bernard Plossu, Philippe Ramette, Bettina Rheims, Sophie Ristelhueber, Denis Roche, Gérard Rondeau, Georges Rousse, Sebastião Salgado, Klavdij Sluban, Christine Spengler, Keiichi Tahara, Patrick Tosani, Gérard Uféras, Laurent Van der Stockt.




Book signing of the catalogue of the exhibition “Imaginary Time” by Pierre et Gilles. 



Miroir miroir – group show

The exhibition Mirror Mirror takes the form of a series of chapters and aims to bridge the microscopic gap separating our image from our being. Our reflection is utterly specific, making it undoubtedly the most complex of all images. In it, recognition and illusion are confused, giving rise to an inner disorder linked to our constant desire to read our identity here. Each chapter tackles a specific theme relating to the mirror or reflections, and presents an array of design objects, complemented by others from the worlds of contemporary art and photography. Artists, whether famous or emerging, offer their take on the idea which, on the frozen surface of the window, now defines our being in the world.


MUDAC, LAUSANNE, SWITZERLANDFrom 5/31/2017 to 10/01/2017


Clair-obscur – solo show

From 27 May to 20 August 2017, the Andre Malraux Museum of Modern Art (MuMa) in Le Havre, where Gilles was born, will be giving carte blanche to Pierre & Gilles for the second stage of a major retrospective held in collaboration with the Museum of Ixelles in Brussels (which will be hosting a Pierre & Gilles exhibition from 16 February to 14 May 2017). MuMa’s exhibition will consist of over 80 works belonging to large museums and prestigious private collections, produced between the late 1970s and the present. Many of the images have acquired iconic status. Grouped by theme, they make up a sumptuous visual corpus.

Pierre & Gilles have also dreamed up an installation especially for the setting of MuMa. It will be based on the beach huts that are a typical feature of Le Havre and will be displayed in the main concourse of the museum. On the ground floor, they will create a new display by delving into the treasure-trove of the museum’s collections. And to highlight the couple’s Le Havre back-story, a “cabinet of curiosities” will present a set of unusual personal objects, juvenile drawings and art works and paintings by local artists, arranged in Pierre & Gilles’ inimitable style.

Exhibition curated by Sophie Duplaix, Chief Curator of Contemporary Collections at the Centre Georges Pompidou–Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris, France


MUSEE ANDRE MALRAUX, LE HAVRE, FRANCEFrom 5/27/2017 to 08/20/2017


Le baiser dans l’art de Rodin à Wang Du – group show

Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Rodin’s death, the Musée des Beaux-Arts of Calais pays tribute to the great master of French sculpture with an exhibition focusing on the most famous theme of his work: The Kiss! Through the eyes of international artists – including Rodin, Brancusi, Picasso, Le Corbusier, Jacques Monory, Ange Leccia, Douglas Gordon, Orlan, Pierre et Gilles… and a diversity of media and artistic disciplines (painting, sculpture, installation, cartoon, street art, cinema, photography, video), the exhibition aims to show the evolution of this theme in art, since the creation of The Kiss by Rodin in 1887.

The artworks question the image the image and expression of a new reality. The featured artists all approach The Kiss primarily as a language. Between myth and reality, between codes and protocols of yesterday, today and tomorrow, they (re)think the relation to the Other.


MUSEE DES BEAUX-ARTS, CALAIS, FRANCE From 4/08/2017 to 9/17/2017


Daniel Templon – Portrait of a Gallery

On the 9th of March 2017, the Cultural Institute Bernard Magrez, leading centre for arts and culture in Bordeaux, pays tribute to Daniel Templon through an important exhibition organised at the Château Labottière.

With over 600 exhibitions and 250 artists, the world-renowned French galerist, always knew to pay particular attention to the artistic avant-garde.

The exhibition, portrays Daniel Templon, pioneer and major figure of the art world, featuring five major artists of his gallery, offering different artistic styles: Philippe Cognée, Jan Fabre, Pierre et Gilles, Yue Minjun and Chiharu Shiota.





L’ESPRIT FRANCAIS CONTRE-CULTURES – 1969-1989 – group show

From Narrative Figuration to the hardcore graphics of Bazooka, from Les Editions Champ Libre to the first «radios libres» (a form of pirate radio), from Hara-Kiri to Bérurier Noir, the exhibition looks at the formation of a critical, irreverent, dissenting «French spirit» by proposing a multitude of crossovers and affinities. Through some sixty artists and over seven hundred works and documents, spanning newspapers, flyers, posters, and extracts from films, videos and television shows, it purposely looks to other creative «genres» than those generally in the spotlight of contemporary art.

LA MAISON ROUGE, PARIS, FRANCEFrom 2/24/2017 to 5/21/2017


Clair-obscur – solo show

Pierre et Gilles embody a highly sophisticated art of the portrait, somewhere between photography and painting. They infuse a touch of humanity to the artificial beauty of celebrity, glorify ordinary people and enchant the world with superheroes plucked from mythology, the Bible or fairy tales. Nourished by art, film and all forms of popular culture, these painted photographs fit perfectly into the contemporary world.

Curator: Sophie Duplaix, Centre Pompidou

MUSEE D'IXELLES, BRUSSELS, BELGIUMFrom 2/16/2017 to 5/14/2017


Pierre et Gilles ’40 years’ – publication

Already 40 years: It was in 1976 when the photographer Pierre Commoy met Gilles Blanchard, a painter from Beaux-Art in Paris, and when they start their four-handed oeuvre on the boarders between painting and photography. Under the name of Pierre and Gilles, art cannot be dissociated from personal issues or intimacy. In order to celebrate this anniversary, the artistes chose to publish a book presenting year by year like in an album.

Published in October by Flammarion, the book offers 350 illustrations, including never published photographs and a sophisticated text by Éric Troncy. It’s all in one : An anniversary, a tribute, a discovery.


Pierre et Gilles – 40 years, artist monograph published by Flammarion,

Available in bookstores on October 18, 2016

Paroles – Talk with the artists

Pierre and Gilles (born in 1950 in La Roche-sur-Yon and in 1953 in Le Havre) are once again delighting the world with their superb heroes from mythology, the Bible, or fairy tales. Since 1980 the artist couple is standing for a sophisticated portrait art, situated between photography and painting, and breathing a touch of humanity into celebrities or magnificence into ordinary people.

Inspired by the fine arts, cinema, and any kind of pop culture, the works by Pierre and Gilles are an attempt to reconcile different ages, genders and styles. Furthermore, they are justification for a fragile humanity where everyone may be an exceptional being. Directly referring to current world affairs, their works interrogate political issues through perfectly staged compositions as well as our critical thinking.


Curator Mnam/Cci, Sophie Duplaix – Cristina Agostinelli

Free entrance, within the limit of the available seats


PETITE SALLE, CENTRE GEORGES POMPIDOU, PARIS, FRANCE December 9, 2016 at 7pm (duration 1 ½ h) 


Bling Bling Baby ! – group show

New trends in photography: the exhibition “Bling Bling Baby” will present the new, colourful world of photography. From Glam Fashion to nature poems, from the ironic representation to pop portraits – the past few years have seen the emergence of a fascinating canon of images  which celebrate the artificial and do not shy away from kitsch. David LaChapelle and Pierre et Gilles successfully continued this flirt with pop.

The international group exhibition, curated by Nadine Barth, combines the most interesting new approaches from the field of photography, it introduces new and familiar names and carries us off to a sweet, surreal, glittering and incredibly fresh cosmos.



NRW FORUM, DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY From 11/19/2016 to 1/15/2017


Love Stories – group show

This 2016 edition of the Photaumnales, placed under the sign of love, desires to be generous. Just as love feeds and thrills us, the loves related in “Love Stories” nourish and enliven us. Here, photography is the index of multiple amorous events, of multifarious amours. As you might expect: afterall, love—the archer—is blind.

Curator Paul Ardenne

Janet Biggs, Morgane Callegari, Enna Chaton, Mat Collishaw, Iris Crey, AlixDelmas, Aurélie Dubois, mounir fatmi, Shaun Gladwell, Lauren Fleishman, Dana Hoey, Sandra Hoyn, Ali Kazma, Adriana Lestido, Tuomo Manninen, Robert Montgomery, Gianni Motti, Mads Nissen, Anders Petersen, Gérard Rancinan, Kiah Reading and Pamela Arce, Olivier Rebufa, Rebecca Russo and Georges H. Rabbath, Andres Serrano, Tejal Shah, Malick Sidibé, Mathilde Troussard, Joel-Peter Witkin.




Festival Images Vevey – group show

Pierre and Gilles will exhibite two photographs during the Festival Images Vevey which will once again transform the little town of Vevey into the Swiss capital of photography. Visitors will get to discover 75 projects based on the theme of ‘immersion’: large-scale outdoor exhibitions on façades, on the lake, in parks and indoor exhibitions in unusual venues.

Opening on September 10

All exhibition open at 11am, free entrance

VEVEY, SWITZERLANDFrom 09/10/2016 to 10/02/2016 


Summer Exhibition – group show

L’oeuvre de Pierre et Gilles, “Le Hameau de la Reine”, est présentée à la Summer Exhibition de la Royal Academy de Londres avec le modèle Zahia Dehar en Marie-Antoinette. Célèbre pour être la plus grande exposition à soumission ouverte, cet évènement révèle chaque année un panorama de l’art, tous médiums confondus, ainsi qu’un remarquable mélange d’artistes émergents et d’artistes reconnus. Comme les années précédentes, la majorité des oeuvres sont à vendre. Cela vous offre l’opportunité de posséder des pièces originales réalisées par des artistes importants d’aujourd’hui et de demain.



Les années 80, l’insoutenable légèreté – group show

The current exhibition of photographs and films at the Centre Pompidou returns to the 1980s with around sixty works by more than twenty artists, from Karen Knorr to Jean-Paul Goude and from Unglee to Présence Panchounette, taking in Pierre et Gilles, Martin Parr and Helen Carrey on the way. 

CENTRE POMPIDOU, PARIS, FRANCEFrom 02/24/2016 to 05/23/2016


‘GENRE IDÉAL ?’, collective show

Associated with FIAC Parcours Privé, Guerlain focuses its new show at Maison Guerlain on the Champs Elysées in Paris on the gender issues. The selection of works gathered in the exhibition explore this complex notion through symbolical, poetical or intimate approaches.

With Vanessa Beecroft, Valérie Belin, Jean Cocteau, Oda Jaune, David LaChapelle,Christopher Makos, Javier Perez, Pierre et Gilles, Bettina Rheims, Elsa Sahal, Claire Tabouret, Agnès Thurnauer, Joana Vasconcelos, Li Yongbin.

MAISON GUERLAIN, PARISFrom 10/16/2015 to 11/13/2015  

GROUP SHOW, Être étonné c’est un bonheur

The exhibition concept resides in this statement by famous English writer Edgar Allan Poe : ‘It is a happiness to wonder’. It questions the spectator’s point of view through a selection of artists whose both approaches and visual processes are idiosyncratic. With Pierre et Gilles, Pierre Ardouvin, Clément Bagot, Gaelle Chotard, Nicolas Darrot , Gael Davrinche, Jean-François Rozier, Samuel Rousseau, Jacques Villeglé




From ‘icône’ in French to ‘icon’ in English, from holy image to visual sign, from the sacred image to the symbol, this fourteenth exhibition at Maison Particulière explores both the intellectual significance and the emblematic figures of icons.

For Icon(s), the guest artistic duo Pierre et Gilles intentionally and spontaneously selected a mixture of genres “found in popular Indian culture”.

Augmenting the works by Pierre and Gilles are the works of art selected by four art-collecting couples, each with different sensibilities: Myriam and Amaury de Solages, Charlotte and André Querton, Cookie and Cédric Liénart de Jeude, Béatrice and Philippe le Hodey and Jean-Claude Simoën.




This first multimedia exhibition devoted to the French couturier Jean Paul Gaultier celebrates the daring and inventiveness of his avant-garde fashion and explores his eclectic, impertinent sources of inspiration.

The show— which Gaultier sees as a creation in its own right — brings together not only haute couture and ready-to-wear outfits, but numerous objects and archival documents illustrating his most inventive artistic partnerships, with filmakers, dancers, singers and artists.

Fashion photography is there too, with often unpublished prints by well-known contemporary artists and photographers (Andy Warhol, Cindy Sherman, Peter Lindbergh, David LaChapelle, Richard Avedon, Mario Testino, Steven Meisel, Steven Klein, Pierre & Gilles, Paolo Roversi, Robert Doisneau…).



Le Festin de l’Art(Group Show)

From June 7th to September 7th 2014

Au fil des ans, les expositions d’art présentées au Palais des arts et du festival ou à la villa Les Roches Brunes se sont inscrites dans la tradition
culturelle de Dinard. En 2014, la Ville de Dinard a confié le commissariat d’un programme estival à Jean-Jacques Aillagon qui a souhaité concevoir
deux expositions. Toutes deux, chacune à sa manière, parlent de la nourriture, de ses ingrédients, de sa préparation, de sa mise en scène et de
sa consommation. (…)



Nuit européenne des musées – Galerie des Gobelins – Exposition Carte Blanche à Pierre et Gilles

Ouverture de la Galerie des Gobelins la nuit du samedi 17 mai 2014

Cette nouvelle carte blanche propose à Pierre et Gilles de dialoguer avec le monde décoratif du XVIIIe siècle, magnifiquement représenté dans l’exposition Les Gobelins au siècle des Lumières – Un âge d’or de la manufacture royale.
Dans le Salon carré de la Galerie des Gobelins, ce couple artistique passionné de motifs iconiques apporte un souffle inimitable qui mêle comme à son habitude esprit baroque et scènes oniriques. (…)



Carte Blanche à Pierre et Gilles

From April 8th to October 4th 2014

Cette nouvelle carte blanche propose à Pierre et Gilles de dialoguer avec le monde décoratif du XVIIIe siècle, magnifiquement représenté dans l’exposition Les Gobelins au siècle des Lumières – Un âge d’or de la manufacture royale.
Dans le Salon carré de la Galerie des Gobelins, ce couple artistique passionné de motifs iconiques apporte un souffle inimitable qui mêle comme à son habitude esprit baroque et scènes oniriques. (…)



Masculin / Masculin. L’homme nu dans l’art de 1800 à nos jours.(Group show)

From Tuesday 24th September to Thursday 2nd January 2014

Alors que le nu féminin s’expose aussi régulièrement que naturellement, le corps masculin n’a pas eu la même faveur. Qu’aucune exposition ne se soit donné pour objet de remettre en perspective la représentation de l’homme nu sur une longue période de l’histoire avant le Leopold Museum de Vienne à l’automne 2012 est plus que significatif. Pourtant, la nudité masculine était pendant longtemps au fondement de la formation académique du XVIIe au XIXe siècles et constitue une ligne de force de la création en Occident. (…)

Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France