Daniel Buren


Daniel Buren has exhib­it­ed many times at the Venice Bien­nale, win­ning the Gold­en Lion in 1986. His work has been the focus of exhi­bi­tions at the Cen­tre Pom­pi­dou in Paris and the Solomon R Guggen­heim Muse­um in New York. Buren’s career spans five decades of inter­ven­tions, con­tro­ver­sial crit­i­cal texts, thought-pro­vok­ing pub­lic art projects and engag­ing col­lab­o­ra­tions with artists from across generations.

Daniel Buren was born in Boulogne-Bil­lan­court, France in 1938. He has been the sub­ject of major ret­ro­spec­tives at the Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brus­sels, Bel­gium (2016); the Solomon R Guggen­heim Muse­um, New York City, NY, USA (2005) and the Cen­tre Pom­pi­dou, Paris, France (2002). Recent solo exhi­bi­tions include Museo — Espa­cio, Aguas­calientes, Mex­i­co (2016); Baltic Cen­tre for Con­tem­po­rary Art, Gateshead, UK (2014); Musée d’Art Mod­erne et Con­tem­po­rain, Stras­bourg, France (2014); and the Cen­tre Pom­pi­dou-Metz, France (2013). Buren has exhib­it­ed in the Venice Bien­nale, Italy more than ten times and was award­ed the Gold­en Lion for his French Pavil­ion in 1986. That same year, he pro­duced his first and most con­tro­ver­sial pub­lic com­mis­sion, The Two Plateaux, for the main court­yard of the Palais-Roy­al in Paris, France. In 2007, he received the Praemi­um Impe­ri­ale for Paint­ing from Japan. Most recent­ly, he was select­ed for the site spe­cif­ic Mon­u­men­ta 2012 com­mis­sion at the Grand Palais in Paris, France. 

French artist Daniel Buren brings Like Child’s Play’ to Carriageworks

French artist Daniel Buren brings​‘Like Child’s Play’ to Car­riage­works Like Child’s Play is […]

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