Prune Nourry

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Born in 1985 in Paris, Prune Nourry lives and works in New York. She is interested in the fields of science and anthropology, particularly bioethical questions relating to gender selection and the artificial evolution of humankind. She explores these issues with an artistic approach that combines sculpture, installations, performances and video. Over the last few years, the artist has gained recognition for her long-term projects, such as the Terracotta Daughters army, inspired by the Xi’an terracotta warriors. The piece travelled the world between 2013 and 2015, from Paris to China and taking in Zurich, New York and Mexico City.






Born in 1985 in Paris, France
Lives and works in New York, USA


EDUCATION

2006
Ecole Boulle, Paris, France


SOLO EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION)

2019
Catharsis Galerie Templon, Paris, France
Daughters, Château de Malromé, Saint-André-du-Bois, France

2018
The Amazon, Standard Plaza Hotel, New York, USA
La destruction n’est pas une fin en soi, Les Rencontres Photographiques d’Arles, Les Magasins Electriques, Arles, France

2017
Holy, Carte Blanche à Prune Nourry, Musée Guimet, Paris, France
Contemporary Archeology, Galerie Daniel Templon, Bruxelles, Belgium

2016
Imbalance, Galerie Magda Danysz, Paris, France

2015
Terracotta Daughters, The Earth Ceremony, landfill of the Terracotta Daughters army, China
Terracotta Daughters, Simon Studer Art, Geneva, Switzerland

2014
Terracotta Daughters, Museo Diego Rivera Anahuacalli, Mexico City, Mexico
Terracotta Daughters, China Institute, New York, USA
Imbalance, specific installation in a back & foot rub, New York, USA
Terracotta Daughters, Flux Laboratory, Zurich, Switzerland
Le Diner Archeologique, happening with the Chef Etoile Michelin Jean François Piege, Le Centquatre, Paris, France
Terracotta Daughters, Galerie Magda Danysz , Paris, France

2013
Terracotta Daughters, Galerie Magda Danysz, Shanghai, China
Genesis, Casino Venier, Venice, Italy
Holy Daughters, Flux Laboratory, Geneva, Switzerland
Holy Daughters, Henrik Springmann Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2012
Holy Daughters, The Invisible Dog Art Center, New York, New York, USA

2011
Holy River, happening, Calcutta Arts Club, Calcutta, India
Spermbar, installation and happening, Crossing the Line Festival, New York, USA
Holy Daughters, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Holy Daughters, curated by Tatyana Franck, Paris, France

2010
Holy Daughters, happening, New Delhi, India

2009
Le Dîner Procréatif, Espace "R", Geneva, Switzerland
Le Dîner Procréatif, the Laboratory Studio, Paris, France

2008
Les Bébés domestiques, happening, Tokyo, Japan
Adoption Day #2, happening, Galerie Elaine Levy, Brussels, Belgium

2007
Les Bébés Domestiques, Max Lang Gallery, New York, USA
Adoption Day #1, happening, Jaguar Shoes Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Exposition in situ, Animalerie, Quai de la Mégisserie, Paris, France


GROUP EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION)

2019
Glasstress 2019, 6thedition, curated by Vik Muniz and Koen Vanmechelen, Fondazione Berengo Art Space, Venice, Italy
Bêtes de Scène, Fondation Villa Datris, L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, France

2018
Vis-à-vis, Galerie Magda Danysz – Paris, Paris, France
Les Rencontres de la photographie d'Arles 2018, Les Rencontres d'Arles, Arles, France
Collection David H. Brolliet, Geneve, Switzerland
40 ans de passion, Collection David H. Brolliet, Fondation Fernet-Branca, Saint Louis, France

2017
Hidden Art, Simon Studer Art, Geneva, Switzerland

2016
Anima, Invisible Dog Art Center, New York, NY, USA

2015
Voices of 20 Contemporary Artists at Idem Paris, Tokyo Station Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
The Drawing Hand™ Chapter 4 - Md Gallery Paris, Galerie Magda Danysz – London, London, United Kingdom
360°, Galerie Magda Danysz – Shanghai, Shanghai, China
Sleeping Beauty, Galerie Magda Danysz – Paris, Paris, France
Asia Now, Espace Pierre Cardin, Paris, France

2014
Girls, Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France
La Part Animale, Galerie Sophie Sheidecker, Paris, France
Terracotta Daughters & Imbalance, Le CentQuatre, Paris, France

2013
At Home, Contemporary Art Center, Malaga, Spain

2011
Group Show, Polka Galerie, Paris, France

2009
Gimme More, Galerie Elaine Levy, Brussels, Belgium

2008
Les Bébés domestiques, KJBi Art Space, Brussels, Belgium
Les Bébés domestiques, Art Brussels art fair, Galerie Elaine Levy, Brussels, Belgium

2007
Biennale d'Issy, Musée de la Carte à Jouer, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France

2006
Wooster on Spring, New York, New York, USA
Aux Arts Citoyens, Espace des Blancs Manteaux, Paris, France

2004
Group show, Galerie "M", Paris, France
Toit et Moi, Galerie La Loge, Paris, France


NOMINATIONS

2012
Nomination for Go Booklyn, Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA


CONFERENCES AND LECTURES

2016
Mapping Memory, Keynote Address, CUNY University The Graduate Center, New York City, USA
Preparing Tomorrow Today – designing a museum for the future, with Tatyana Franck (Director of the Musée de l'Elysée in Lausanne), Aurora Museum, Shanghai, China

2014
Visiting Artist Lecture, Suny New Platz, New York City, USA
Art et Societe: L’Imaginaire Peut-il Influer sur la Realite?, with Sophie Makariou (Directeur of Musee Guimet), Christophe Guilmoto (Socilogist) and Magda Danysz (Galerist), Paris, France
Discussion with Chien Chung (Didi) Pei, Chair of the Board of Trustees of China Institute, French Institute, New York, USA

2010
Holy Daughters conference, with the sociologist Ravinder Kaur, moderated by Alka Pande, art adviser and curator, India Habitat Center, New Delhi, India
The Emergence of Contemporary Indian Art, moderated by Christine Ithurbide, researcher in contemporary art, Musée du Quai Branly, Paris, France

2009
Interview, moderated by Malvika Maheshwari, Professor, Science Po, Paris, France
Conference, moderated by Sonia Brunel, speaker of National Museums, auditorium of the Louvre, Paris, France

2008
How we draw the borderline between humans and animals: Challenging art experiments with hybrid pet babies, moderated by sociologist Noriko Nijiima, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

2007
Interview, moderated by Professor Gerard Rodach, Science Po, Paris, France


PROJECTS

2018
Serendipity, film directed by Prune Nourry, written and produced by Alastair Siddons, edited by Paul Carlin, executive producers : Angelina Jolie, Sol Guy, Darren Aronofsky, presented at the MoMA DOC Fortnight Festival, NY, USA, at the Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale 2019), Berlin, Germany, and at the Tribeca Film Festival 2019, New York, USA


PERFORMANCES

2018
The Amazon, installation and performance, New York, USA

2014
The Archeological dinner, Installation and performance, in collaboration with Jean-François Piège, Le Centquatre, Paris, France

2013
Genesis, solo show and performance, Casino Venier, Venice, Italy

2013
Le dîner procréatif, solo exhibition and performance, Flux Laboratory, Geneva, Switzerland

2011
Spermbar, installation and performance, 5th Avenue commissioned by L’Institut français Alliance Française (FIAF) during the Crossing the Line Festival, New York, USA

2009
Le dîner procréatif, installation and performance, Espace R, Geneva, Switzerland




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