Mark Geffriaud

French Artist
(Updated on 12/09/2014)

Mark Geffriaud (b. 1977, Vitry-sur-Seine, France) is a French artist. He lives and works in Paris. He graduated from École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Montpellier (2004). His works allude to the compartmentalized and arbitrary nature of institutional processes and cultural transmission. His pieces borrow elements from such entities but their particular dynamic provokes cognitive processes that subvert them. The misunderstanding, the shuffle, the lucid, the super-position, these tropes are the critical tools that the artist deposits in the hands of the observer, championing a more lax understanding regarding the association of knowledge.

Solo exhibitions include Mark Geffriaud: For Jeanne at Westbeth Center for the Arts (commissioned by Forever&Today), New York (2014); Nouveaux Festivals, 5th edition, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (2014); From script to performance to exhibition to performance at Rowing Projects, London (2013);All that is said is true(...) at gb agency, Paris (2011); Art 40 Basel, Switzerland (2009); Opening at The Gardens, Vilnius, Lithuania (2009). His works have also been presented at De Appel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2014); Galerie Saint-Severin, Paris (2013); Walden Affairs, The Hague, The Netherlands (2013); Brukenthal National Museum, Sibiu, Romania (2012); Emily Harvey Foundation, New York (2012); Independent, New York (2012); Mercer Union, Toronto, Canada (2012); Murray Guy, New York (2012); Museum of Modern Art, Antwerp, Belgium (2012); San Francisco Art Institute, California (2012); Jeu de Paume, Paris (2011); Artissima,Torino, Italy (2010); Museum of modern and contemporary art, Bolzano, Italy (2010); Kadist Art Foundation, Paris (2009); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2008), among others.

Mark Geffriaud is the author of several artist books and his work has been featured through Art 21, and in such international publications as Artforum, Artforum.com, ArtReview, Flash Art, Mousse, and The New York Times. He is represented by gb agency, Paris and was recently a participant of Triangle Residency, Triangle Arts Association, New York.

Mark Geffriaud has received the seventh Meurice Prize for contemporart art in 2014 for his project "Sketches".


Biography from àngels barcelona and Forever & Today