Valentin Carron, born in Martigny in 1977, is one of the most important Swiss artists of his generation. Carron has developed an oeuvre which combines central traditions of contemporary art making, while questioning them in terms of their current meaning. In this way, he includes approaches to appropriation in his work as well as Pop Art traditions, the sociological search for clues and post-studio production. In 2015, he curated the group exhibition, Work Hard: Selections by Valentin Carron for the Swiss Institute, New York. Carron represented Switzerland at the 55th Venice Biennale and has had solo exhibitions at Centre d’Edition Contemporain, Geneva (2016); Overbeck-Gesellschaft Lübeck Kunstverein (2016); and Kunsthalle Bern (2014). Notable recent group exhibitions include SI ONSITE, Swiss Institute, New York (2018); Wanderlust, High Line, New York (2016); and Elevation 1049: Between Heaven and Hell, LUMA Foundation, Gstaad (2014).
Text courtesy 303 Gallery.
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