Virgil de Voldère Gallery / SlingShot Project

MARKUS HANSEN

Born in 1963, in Heidelberg, Germany
Lives and works in Paris

Solo Exhibitions

2011 Virgil de Voldere Gallery (upcoming)
2010 "Crisis Cabin", Deyrolle and Nadine Gandy Gallery, Oct 21- Nov 6, Paris, France.
2009 Virgil de Voldere Gallery, New York
Nadine Gandy/Goethe Institute Bratislava, Slovakia
2007 Pastor Gismondi Gallery, Monaco
2006 Virgil de Voldere Gallery, New York
Bischoff Weiss, London
2005 Slingshot Project, New York
2004 Slingshot Project, New York
1999 Gallery Gilles Peyroulet, Paris
Caisse de Depot, 13 Quai de Voltaire, Paris
Gallery Serge Aboukrat, Paris

1997 Vera van Laer Gallery, Antwerp
1-20 Gallery, New York
1996 Interim Art, Maureen Paley, London
1995 Gallery Gilles Peyroulet, Paris
1994 Ars Futura Gallery, Nicola von Senger, Zuerich
Gallery Gilles Peyroulet, Paris
1993 La Base, Levallois, Paris
1992 Camden Art Centre, London
James Hockey Gallery, Farnham, England
1991 Vera Munro Gallery, Hamburg
1990 Interim Art, Maureen Paley, London
1989 Camerawork Gallery, London
Wunschick Petersen Gallery, Duesseldorf
1988 Wunschick Petersen Gallery, Duesseldorf

Selected Group Exhibitions

2011
"New Visions", Memphis College of Art Museum, Memphis USA
"Rituelles", Espace Ricard, Paris
"Paysage Tragique", Galerie Mircher, Paris
2009 "Phase Zéro" Galerie Serge Aboukrat, Paris
Redemption Song at Cinematik International Film Festival, Piestany, Slovakia
"Until it hurts", Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, UK
"Propos d’Europe 8.0 Paris/Berlin", Fondation Hippocrène, Paris
"Contemporary art and portraiture", Cristin Tierney Fine Art, New York
2008 Seoul Bienale, Seoul South Korea
Nettie Horn Gallery, London
Video Apart, Paris
2007 Ventilo Gallery, BRUXELLES, curated by Judith Souriau
2006 MIT List Building, Massachusets Institute of Technology, Boston
2005 Versailles Off, Versailles
2004 Lille, ville de la culture Europeen 2004, Performance with Bateau
Lavoir and Archie Shepp, Kortrijk.
Dessins des autres, Gallery Anne de Villepoix
2003 Brighton Photographic Biennial
2001 EAT‚ Coromandel Press, Sotheby‚ New York
Onestar Press at Purple Institute
2000 Epiphanie, Cathedrale d’Evry, Essonne
Institut Franco-Japonais du Kansai ; Nagoya City Art Museum
1999 Wide Screen‚ org. Jerome Sans, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art; EuroSpace, Tokyo;
City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima.
EXIT Chisenhale Gallery, London
"Un deux trois, soleil!" Donjon de Vez.
1998 Videostore, Bricks and Kicks Vienna, Bureau des Videos
FRAC Bourgogne, "Dust Memories", Dijon
FRAC Bretagne, Rennes
Passage de Retz, "Fetish Fetishisme" Paris
Sydney Biennial, Sydney
1997 Gallery Gilles Peyroulet, Paris
Villa Noailles, Hyeres -FRAC Pac Marseiles
Printemps de Cahors de Jan Beauvais
Deichtorhallen, Hamburg
1996 Gallery Gilles Peyroulet, Paris
Video Forum, Basel
Lyon Bienale
1995 Parc Saint Léger, Pougues-les-Eaux, France
Gallery Enrico Navarra, Paris
"Passions Privé ", L'ARC, Paris
1994 Winter of love‚ PS1, New York
Close Encounters‚ Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, England
100 Umkleidekabinen, Steirischer Herbst
L’Hiver d’Amour, Musé d’art moderne de la ville de Paris
1993 Gallery Gilles Peyroulet, Paris
Thaddeus Ropac Gallery, Paris
1992 Interim Art, London
1991 Interim Art, London
1988 Flaxman Gallery, London
Pomeroy Purdy Gallery, London
Internationale Fotoszene, Museum Ludwig, Cologne
1985 Camerawork, London
1984 South Hill Park Performance Festival, Bracknell, England

Education

2007 Projet retenu par la ville de Paris pour le réaménagement de la place d’Italie
1981/85 University of Reading, Fine Arts
1991 Résidence à la Fondation Cartier.

Selected Bibliography

2007 Art World no.2, London, Interview
2006 Mimetisme et Copie, Christine Colin, Industries françaises de l'ameublement
Le Monde de l’education.
State of the Art, March, Georgina Turner
Boston Globe, Aug. 10th, Cate Mcquaid
New York Times, April 21st, Johnson
2005 Les vanités dans l'art contemporain, Anne-Marie Charbonneaux, Flammarion
Guggenheim Museum Magazine
2001 EAT‚ Coromandel Press
Figaro, pp16, 29 Mai, 2001
Connaissance des Arts, pp 128, Miriam Boutoulle
German Landscapes‚ Onestar Press
Le Monde, 11/01/2001, pp28, Michéle Champenois
1999 Art Presse, Richard Leydier
Art Forum, Sept 99, Jerome Sans
1998 ART.COM.CD ROM. "L'art contemporain Francais"
1997 Beaux Arts, No 168, Arts Plastiques et Cinéma, V. Bouruet- Aubertot
1996 Creative Camera, Andrew Cross
Time Out, Mark Currah
Art Monthly, Phillip Sanderson
1994 Art Presse, Paul Ardenne
Creative Camera
Art Monthly, Close Encounters, Simon Grant
100 Umkleidekabinen”, Bad zur Sonne, Steirischer Herbst, Catalogue
L’Hiver d’Amour, Liberation, 3 Mars, Pascaline Cuvelier
Art Presence, interview with Juliette Bousand L’Hiver d‚ÄôAmour‚Äù, Catalogue, A.R.C. Paris
Purple Prose No. 5, interview with Andrew Cross
1993 Liz Stirling, Art and Text, Spring Issue
Art and Business, Marjory Jacobson, Thames and Hudson
Purple Prose No.2, Olivier Zahm
Time Out, David Lillington, January
1992 Artis, Dorothee Baer Bogenschuetz
Eurocanal, Kay Roberts, Summer Edition
Time Out, David Lillington, June
1991 Technique Anglaise, edited by Simon Renton and Lyam Gillick
Time Out, Sue Hubbard
1990 Artscribe, Helena Goldwater
Creative Camera, No. 306, November
City Limits, John Cornall, June
1989 Apex, am Rande des Risses, Andreas Broeckman, October
Time Out, Kate Bush, Febuary
City Limits, Mark Currah, March
Keeping the Peace‚ Catalogue essay, Kate Bush

Television

BBC 4
Versailles Stories
6/6. Magical Nights.

Versailles' reputation for artistic innovation, set in train by Louis XIV, continues in the 21st Century to spectacular effect. Each year at the end of summer leading artists are invited to create art installations reflecting their own unique take on the chateau and its famous gardens.

This final episode in the series follows four of the artists as they battle deadlines and the weather to realise their visions. Among them is German-born Markus Hansen who is attempting to pull off a giant illusion on the Tapis Vert, a 330 metre long stretch of lawn in front of the chateau. The plan is for light and judicious grass cutting to make the lawn appear at night as a giant staircase reaching up into the sky.

Other artists include the enigmatic Jean-Philippe Poirée-Ville, who plans to make gardens in the sky by draping organic lianas of vines across the exterior façade of the Opera, and Italian Felice Varini who, aided by his long-suffering assistant Matteo, is creating a grand visual surprise using strategically placed pieces of paper plastered all over the Petite Ecurie. And french designer Patrick Jouin, who aims to bring Louis' outside ballroom back to life as a modern disco.


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