Simone Subal Gallery

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Born 1973 in Paris, France Lives and works in New York

Solo Exhibitions

2017

streams, Simone Subal Gallery, New York, NY (forthcoming)
Sybil, Sibyl, curated by Sophie Kaplan, Centre d’art La Criée, Rennes, France (forthcoming)

2016

Julien Bismuth, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Zitat, Lira Gallery, Rome

2015

STEGANOGRAMS, The Box, Los Angeles
STENOGRAMS, Galerie Emanuel Layr, Vienna

2014

An image as the _____ of a surface, Simone Subal Gallery, New York

2013

Smoke Screen, Layr, Vienna
Julien Bismuth, Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois, Paris, France
Julien Bismuth and Jean-Pascal Flavien, LA Existenzial, LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions) curated by Marie de Brugerolles, Los Angeles, CA
Devonian Press,(with Jean-Pascal Flavien), Les Abattoirs, Toulouse, France
Mime Works from the Gensollen Collection: A work by Julien Bismuth, performed by Gregg Goldston / Eric Wilcox, collectorspace, Istanbul, TK
Julien Bismuth and Lucas Ajemian, Invisible Exports, New York, NY
Le Signe Singe, Julien Bismuth/Virginie Yassef, La Ferme Du Buisson, Marne-la-Vallée, France

2012

Catalog, Galerie Parisa Kind, Frankfurt, Germany

2011

Notes Towards a Theory of Distraction, Simone Subal Gallery, New York, NY
Frustum, Galerie Emanuel Layr, Vienna, Austria
The Ventriloquism Aftereffect, Gesellschaft für aktuelle Kunst Bremen, Germany
Parcours St Germain<, (with Virginie Yassef) at the Hotel Lutetia, Paris, France (FIAC event)

2010

The Golden Ass,  The Box, Los Angeles, CA
MIMED, The Armory Show, New York, NY, Solo presentation by Layr Wuestenhagen
Mind the gap, Shannon Bool and Julien Bismuth, Crac Alsace, Altkirch, France
The Error in the Landscape, Bloomberg Space, London, England
Les Tristes(with Lucas Ajemian), Invisible Exports, New York, NY

2009

Titled (Untitled), Galerie Parisa Kind, Frankfurt, Germany
Les Continents incontinents, Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois, Paris, France

2008

Unbestimmte Stellen, Layr Wuestenhagen, Vienna, Austria
Julien Bismuth, The Box LA, Los Angeles, CA
Les lettres tristes(with Lucas Ajemian), Foxy Productions, New York, NY



2007

Monologues for Minerals, 1.1 (Salt Flat / Radio Stück), Galerie Parisa Kind, Frankfurt, Germany



2006

Les Tristes; a particular sequence of varying pitch, tone or stress, (with Lucas Ajemian ), Galerie Parisa Kind, Frankfurt, Germany Marchand d’oubli, with Lucas Ajemian, Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois, Paris, France Devonian Press: Books and Limited Editions (with Jean-Pascal Flavien), A&M Bookstore, Milan, Italy; Barbara Wien Gallery, Berlin, Germany

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017

Palais Potemkine, curated by Emile Ouromov in partnership with the Fondation Ricard, National Art Gallery of Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria (forthcoming)
Dimensões Variáveis/ Variable Dimensions, curated by Gregory Lang and Inês Grosso, MAAT, Lisbon, Portugal (forthcoming)

2016

Variable Dimensions, curated by Gregory Lang, Emily Harvey Foundation, New York, NY
Economie de la tension, curated by Emile Ouroumov and Catherine Pavlovic, Centre d’Art Contemporain Parc St. Léger, Pougues-les-Eaux, France
Me souwiendra (ou l’usage de la parole), curated by Arlène Berceliot Courtin, Index gallery, Paris, France
The Language of Things: Material Hi/Stories from the Collection, curated by Axel Köhne and Luisa Ziaja, Belvedere Museum, Vienna, Austria
I will go where I don’t belong, curated by Milovan Farronato and Camille Henrot, Stromboli, Italy
L’homme aux cents yeux, curated by Gilles Baume, Plateau-Frac Ile de France, Paris, France
Impromptu, The Box, Los Angeles, USA

2015

Very Long Fingers, Simone Subal Gallery, New York, USA
Artistes et Architecture, Curated by Gregory Lang, Pavillion de L’Arsenal, Paris, France
Alfred Jarry Archipelago: The Waltz of the Puppets — ACT I curated by Keren Detton and Julie Pellegrin, Le Quartier, Quimper, France; La Ferme du Buisson, Noisiel, France; Museo Marino Marini, Florence, Italy
Infiltrations, Centre d’Art Bastille, Grenoble, France
McGuffin curated by Marie de Brugerolle, Ecole des Beaux Arts, Geneva, Switzerland
The Artist is a Mysterious Entertainer curated by Vanessa Desclaux, FRAC Franche-Comté, Besançon, France
Rideaux / Blinds curated by Marie de Brugerolle, Institut d’Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne, France
Theatre of Operations, Theatre de l’usine, Geneva

2014

Unlooped-Kino, Manifesta 10, St. Peteresburg
Rideaux, curated by Marie de Brugerolle, Institut d’Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne
Clear, curated by Aaron Moulton, Gagosian, Losa Angeles
Le Rire, curated by Léo GuyDenarcy, Centre d’Art Contemporain du Pays de Lorient, Pont-Scorff
Langue des oiseaux et coq à l’âne, curated by Marion Daniel, Frac, Bretagne
All that falls, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, curated by Gérard Wajcman and Marie de Burgerolle
Véritable prélude de flasques (pour un chien), Maison Populair, Montreiul, France, curated by Marie Frampier

2013
Secret Codes,curated by Agustín Perez Rubio, Galeria Luisa Strina, SãoPaolo Satellite 6: Suite pour exposition(s) et publication(s), curated by Mathieu Copeland, Musée du Jeu de Paume, Paris
Goodbye Hello, STUDIOS, Sammlung Lenikus, Vienna
La Nuit Blanche, curated by Julie Pellegrin and Chiara Parisi, Paris
Satellite 6: Suite pour exposition(s) et publication(s), curated by Mathieu Copeland,
Musée du Jeu de Paume, Paris
Domino – Domino Bis, L’église des Courdoniers de Gourdon, France, curated by Martin Michard
L’image dans le tapis, Les Ateliers des Arques, Les Arques, France, curated by Olivier Michelon

2012

Parallelwelt Zirkus, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
The Poster Show, Galerie Carlier-Gebauer, Berlin, Germany

2011

I was a male Yvonne de Carlo. Critical art can be sophisticated, even entertaining, (with Jean Pascal Flavien), MUSAC, Léon, Spain (cat.)
Mirages, Fountains & Dissociative Composition, Galerie Catherine Bastide, Brussels, Belgium
Terminal Jest, Articulture Biennial Arts Festival, DCCC, Delaware, DE
One is the Loneliest Number…, ICA Philadelphia, PA
A painting show, Autocenter, Berlin, Germany
In back of the real, ISCP, Brooklyn, USA

2010

Monsieur Miroir, 12e Prix Fondation d’entreprise Ricard, Fondation d’entreprise Ricard, Paris, France
Une Forme pour toute action. Printemps de Septembre, Toulouse, France
Die Grammatik des Buches, Artothek, Munich, Germany
Playing the city II, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany
“Mike, Alec or Rufus?” (“Tom, Dick or Harry”), Layr Wuestenhagen, Vienna, Austria Solace, Austrian Cultural Forum, New York, NY

2009

Treasures for theatre, La Ferme du Buisson, Noisiel, Marne-la-Vallée, France Anthology, Otero Plassart, Los Angeles, CA

2008

Ne pas jouer avec les choses mortes, Villa Arson, Nice, France SIGNALS, Orange County Museum Art, Newport Beach, CA
Comme des betes, L’ours, le cochon, le chat et Cie, Musée des Beaux Artes, Lausanne, Switzerland Anthology, Otero Plassart Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Festival a/d Werf, Utrecht, Holland
La seconde est partie la première, Musée du Jeu de Paume, Paris, France
SOME THING ELSE, Peter Blum Gallery, New York, NY
Undone, Renwick Gallery, New York, NY
Garage Sale, Galerie Parisa Kind, Frankfurt, Germany

2007

PAWNSHOP, E-Flux, New York, NY
Dangling Man, Office Baroque Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
La Boum, Layr Wuestenhagen, Vienna, Austria
A point in space is a place for an argument, David Zwirner, New York, NY Welcome to My World, Alexandre Pollazzon, Ltd, London, England

2006

Nice Art, Lahr, Germany

2005

International Laundry, Galerie Parisa Kind, Frankfurt, Germany

1999

Tri-Annuale: Part I, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA

Performances

2016
Legno, curated by Pier Paolo Pancotto, Villa Medici, Rome
Untitled (Signed), curated by Teresa Calonje, Second Home, London, UK
Willy Nilly, curated by Gilles Baume, FRAC Le Plateau Ile de France
Billy, Performance with Alan Fairbairn and Christophe Marand, curated by Gilles Baume, FRAC Le Plateau Ile de France
Untitled (Track), Simone Subal Gallery, New York, NY
Untitled (Lisp or Lapse), Emily Harvey Foundation, New York, NY

2015
Untitled (Fill)The Box, Los Angeles, USA
Night of Philosophy, curated by Meriam Kouichi, French Institute, New York, USA
Per4m, Artissima, Turin, curated by Chris Sharp, Sophie Goltz, and Simone Menegoi, Italy
Parcours curated by Florence Dérieux, Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland
L Comme Litote, Do Disturb, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

2013

Untited (Mime) from Gensollen Private Collection, Collectorspace, Istanbul, Turkey

2012

Experienz performance of “Mimed” in Brussels, Belgium, curated by Natalie Guoit
Exposição, with Helmut Batista and Amilcar Packer, Teatro Ipanema. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Verbo, curated by Julia Rodrigez, Galeria Vermelho, Brazil
Weary Willie, Parallelwelt Zirkus, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
Bodies That Matter, Beursschouwburg, Brussels, Belgium

2011

I was a male Yvonne de Carlo. Critical art can be sophisticated, even entertaining, (with Jean Pascal Flavien), MUSAC, Léon, Spain

2010

Comedy works, Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois, Paris, France
The funniest sculpture in the world, Fondation d’entreprise Ricard, Paris, France
The funniest sculpture in the world, Crac Alsace, Altkirch, France

2009

“/”, Kunsthalle Wien project space, Vienna (A)
Plouf!, (with Jean Pascal Flavien), Tate Modern London (UK)
Écart/Retard, Treasures for theater, La Ferme du Buisson, Noisiel, France
Les Continents incontinents, Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois, Paris, France

2008

Monologues for Minerals, Festival a/d Werf, Utrecht, Holland (with Giancarlo Vulcano)
Monologues for Minerals, Musée départemental d‘art contemporain de Rochechouart, Rochechouart, France, (with Giancarlo Vulcano)
Monologues for Minerals, IAC – Institut d‘art contemporain, Villeurbanne, France (with Giancarlo Vulcano)
Monologues for Minerals, Bétonsalon, Paris, France (with Giancarlo Vulcano)
Monologues for Minerals, Parasol Unit, London, England (with Giancarlo Vulcano)
Monologues for Minerals, Karriere Bar, Copenhagen, Denmark (with Giancarlo Vulcano)
L comme litote, Institut d’art contemporain, Villeurbanne, France
The funniest sculpture in the world, The Box, Los Angeles, CA

2006

Palme D’Or Television, Frankfurt Art Fair, Frankfurt, Germany (together with Lucas Ajemian, Mike Bouchet, Sebastien Clough, Christian Jankowski and Seth Williamson)
Dipshitz, Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami, FL (a collaboration with Palme d’Or)

2005

Announcement, Confucius Square, New York, NY (with Jean-Pascal Flavien, Giancarlo Vulcano and The Occasion Band)

2003

Space: A Lecture, Michelle Maccarone Gallery, New York, NY

2000

A Hidden Object, Independent Performance Space, Los Angeles, CA (with Jean-Pascal Flavien)
Untitled (Whales), Independent Performance Space, Los Angeles, CA(with Jean-Pascal Flavien)

1999

Comfort Table, S.O.S. Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (with Mike Bouchet)

Prizes / Grants

2013 Résidence Atelier les Arques, France
2012 Peter S.Reed Foundation Artist’s Grant, Ohio
Capacete, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
2011 Artist’s Book, Paris, France
2010 Transfer, Mülheim, Germany
2003–2005 Kahler Grant, Princeton University
2001–2005 Graduate School Summer Stipend for Research Abroad, Princeton University
1999 Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions
1994 Foundation for Art Ressource Art, Los Angeles
1993 Visual Arts Department Award, UCLA
1991–1994National Merit Scholarship

Bibliography

catalogues

2013

Devonian Press, Musée des Abattoirs, Toulouse

2012

I was a male Yvonne de Carlo, exhibition catalogue, edited by Marie de Brugerolles and Dora Garcia, MUSAC, Léon, Spain
The Circus as Parallel Universe, exhibition catalog, Kunsthalle Wien

2010

Monsieur Miroir, 12e Prix Fondation d’entreprise Ricard, commissaire: Émilie Renard, Editions Fondation d’entreprise Ricard, Paris
Une Forme pour toute action, Le Printemps de Septembre Toulouse, France
Ne pas jouer avec des choses mortes, catalogue d’exposition, Villa Arson, Nice, Ed. Les Presses du réel
Bismuth,Julien. “a conversation with Sophie Kaplan”, Journal de l’exposition Mind The Gap, CRAC Alsace, Altkirch, France

2008

Comme des bêtes, Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, 5 Continents Editions, Milan

reviews

2015

Sharon Mizota, ‘Julien Bismuth Tinkers with the DNA of his Images at The Box, Los Angeles Times, October 16, 2015

2014

Schwendener, Martha. “Julien Bismuth: ‘An image as the ______ of a surface'”, Art & Design, Art in Review, The New York Times, 01.16.2014, print
Russeth, Andrew. “Julien Bismuth: An image as the _____ of a surface’ at Simone Subal Gallery”, On View, The New York Observer, 01.29.2014, print
Fiske,Courtney. “Julien Bismuth”, Artforum.com , 01.29.2014, web
“Julien Bismuth at Simone Subal”, Art in America, 01.30.2014
“Julien Bismuth, An image as the _____ of a surface”, Time Out New York, 01.23.2014

2013

“Le Signe singe”, Les inrockuptibles , n° 907, du 17 au 24 avril, p.102, print
Azimi,Roxana. “La performance, une nouvelle Experienz”, Quotidien de lʼArt, n°361, 17 avril, pp. 8-9, print

2012

Martí,Silas. “Verbo reuné performances com ar teatral”, Folha de Sao Paolo, February 10, 2012

2011

Lehrer-Graiwer,Sarah. “Julien Bismuth. The Golden Ass”, Art Review, n°48, March

2010

Fiduccia,Joana. “Solace”, www.artforum.com, February (ill.)
Pellegrin,Julie. “Performances contemporaines 2”, “La performance comme espace d’énonciation”, Art press 2,trimestriel n°18, August-September
Fourgeaud,Nicolas. “Treasures for theatre”,Art 21 n°26, Spring
Pollock, Lindsay; Kazakina,Katya.  “Fowler’s $7000 geometrics pump collectors at N.Y. Armory Show”,Bloomberg.com, March
Vallée,Pascaline. “L’exposition exposée”,Mouvement, January-March
Komarek,Eva. “Armory show: Am Hudson klingeln wieder die Kassen”,Wirtschaftsblatt.at March
Galloway,Jordan. “The Art! It Speaks!”, New York Press, February (ill.)
Paskin,Willa. “Artists Lucas Ajemian and Julien Bismuth think it’s time you redecorated your kitchen”,BlackBook, 26 February (ill.)
Lequeux,Emmanuelle. “De la performance à l’exposition”,Beaux-Arts Magazine, n°307, January
Villeneuve,Mathilde. “Performance de la trace”,Mouvement, January

2009

Timothée Chaillou, Technikart, “Julien Bismuth / Jean-Pascal Flavien”, n°hors-série Art contemporain, Autumn
Patrice Joly, 02 on-line, “Week-end de performances à la Tate modern”, February
Jen Schwarting, The Brooklyn Rail, “Lucas Ajemian and Julien Bismuth: Les Lettres Tristes”, February (ill.)

2008

Jothady,Manisha. “Galerien in Wien: Als die Dinge sprechen lernten”,Die Presse, March 12

2007

de Brugerolle,Marie. “Next to performance”,Flash Art, # 257, Nov-Dec
Smith,Roberta. “A Point in Space is a Place for an Argument”, The New York Times, July 20
Schütte,Christoph. “Scheitern als Chance; Julien Bismuth in der Galerie Parisa Kind”,Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, June 20

2006

Santiago Espinosa de los Monteros. “The Lost Word”,Art Nexus, February
Bismuth, Léa, www.paris-art.com, “Julien Bismuth, Marchand d‘oubli”, November 10
Publications
ns, “The Lost Word”, Made 05 n°17, February

Artist’s writings

2016

“The real world of hoists and holes,” Jason Rhoades: PeaRoeFoam, David Zwirner Books “Gus the polar bear,” Memoire Universelle, edited by Béatrice Grosse and Benoît Bethune

2013

Bismuth, Julien. Pages, Motto Distribution, Berlin
Bismuth,Julien. A cover to cover , Motto Destribution, Berlin
Toba Khedoori, Published by David Zwirner / Radius Books
“JulienBismuth & Loreto Martinez Troncoso”, Choreographing Exhibitions, (Ed) Mathieu Copeland, Julie Pellegrin, Les Presses du Réel
“Julien Bismuth”, Playing the City Interview,, (Hg./Ed.) Matthias Ulrich, Sternberg Press
“Drawing by design: on a recent exhibition of works by Toba Khedoori”, Toba Khedoori, an upcoming publication by David Zwirner Gallery

2012

Mueller, Sabina (ed). XOXO designed by Martin McGrath, with text contributions by Mieke Bal, Chris Kraus and Markus Miessen, and including artwork by Julien Bismuth and Uta Eisenreich. Royal College of Art, London
“Toba Khedoori,” “Tony Conrad,” “Matt Mullican,” in Annual Magazine, Paris
“Fragmentation 04”, Artist’s book insert, curated by Necmi Sönmez, edited by Mine Haydaroğlu, published in Sanat Dünyamiz, Issue 131

2010

“Portrait de l’artiste en jeune objet”, in catalogue Ne pas jouer avec des choses mortes, Villa Arson, Nice, Ed. Les Presses du réel

2008

“L’Éléphant de Troie”, in catalogue Virginie Yassef. La seconde est partie la première, Ed. Jeu de Paume, Paris

2006

“Mike Bouchet: Celebrity Artist” in Der Soziographische Blick, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Innsbruck
“Christopher Williams : Eighteen Lessons.” in Parachute Vol. 120, Spring
“Staged Cryptographies” in Guy de Cointet: a retrospective. Ed. Marie de Brugerolles. Presses du Réel, Genève …, Devonian Press, Rio de Janeiro
“Starts and Stops” (together with Jean-Pascal Flavien), Devonian Press, Rio de Janeiro
“No Drama House” (together with Jean-Pascal Flavien), Devonian Press, Rio de Janeiro
“Announcement” (together with Jean-Pascal Flavien and Giancarlo Vulcano), Devonian Press, Rio de Janeiro
“Flotsam and Jetsam”, Devonian Press, Rio de Janeiro

2005

“John Baldessari“, Beaux-Arts, no. 256, Oct
“The Paintings of Richard Jackson”, Richard Jackson, Nye House Editions, New York
“Steve Mc Queen”, Parachute, vol. 119, autumn “A Hold!”, Devonian Press, Rio de Janeiro
“The world before time”, (together with Jean-Pascal Flavien),Devonian Pressi, Rio de Janeiro
“The time before the world” (together with Jean-Pascal Flavien), Devonian Press, Rio de Janeiro
“Nuit Blanche 2004”, (textes), Ami Barak et Fanny Etienne , éd. Paris Musées

2004

“Untitled (Five Easy Pieces).”, catalogue Palme D’Or, New York
“Who’s that Guy?”, Parachute, vol. 117, autumn

2003

“Tract”, revista MU, Vol.5 “Buoy Script”, Third Street, Vol.10
“The Interrupted Hunt: Dante’s On the Eloquence of the Vernacular”, Ampersand (http://www.nyu.edu/ pubs/ampersand/html) Vol. 1

2001

“Costner Complex”, in Costner Complex: an exhibition by Jason Rhoades, Portikus, Frankfurt