Laure Prouvost, winner of the 2013 Turner Prize, is selected to represent France at the next Venice Biennale. Prouvost has gained attention for her object-filled installations of sculpture, video, and paintings that conjure disassociated, often humorous stories that are amalgams of autobiography, fiction, and real-world events. Her most provocative work to date is the award winning sculpture, “We Will Feed You, Cooling Fountain” (2018) created to raise awareness about global warning.
Laure Prouvost was born in Lille, France and is currently based in London and Antwerp. She received her BFA from Central St Martins, London in 2002 and studied towards her MFA at Goldsmiths College, London. She also took part in the LUX Associate Program.
Prouvost will have a show at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris this summer, opening June 22. She currently has a solo show at the Bass Museum in Miami Beach, and has had recent one-person shows at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis (2017), the Museum Für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt Am Main (2016), and the Kunstmuseum Luzern in Switzerland (2016).
The 2019 Venice Biennale will run May 11 through November 24.