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Wavelength: Laure Prouvost

January 25, 2022 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Free



Tuesday, Jan. 25

Laure Prouvost is a French multimedia artist. Known for her immersive and mixed-media works that combine film and installation in humorous and idiosyncratic ways, Prouvost’s work addresses miscommunication and ideas becoming lost in translation. Playing with language as a tool for the imagination, Prouvost is interested in confounding linear narratives and expected associations among words, images and meaning.

Laure Prouvost was born in Lille, France (1978) and is currently based in Brussels. She received her BFA from Central St Martins, London in 2002 and studied towards her MFA at Goldsmiths College, London. She also took part in the LUX Associate Programme. Prouvost won the MaxMara Art Prize for Women in 2011 and was the recipient of the Turner Prize in 2013. Current commissions can be seen in the Beaufort Triennial in De Panne, Belgium and in Europalia Trains & Tracks at Brussels South Station, Belgium. Current solo exhibitions include: ‘Deep See Blue Surrounding You, Vois Ce Bleu Profond Te Fondre’, Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht, Netherlands. Current group exhibitions include ‘Panorama 23 … by the dream …’, Le Fresnoy – National Studio of Contemporary Arts, Tourcoing, France.

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Wavelength is an online lecture series that is a collaboration between VCUarts, the ICA, and VCUarts Qatar. A dynamic group of artists, designers, curators and scholars have been invited to share their work with the VCU communities in Richmond and Doha as well as the general public.

Lead Image: Laure Prouvost, Deep See Blue Surrounding You, French Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale, 2019 © Laure Prouvost; Courtesy Lisson Gallery, carlier | gebauer, and Galerie Nathalie Obadia. Photos by Giacomo Cosua.