Laurent Montaron (b. 1972, lives and works in Paris) is an interdisciplinary artist working across film, photography, installation, sound and performance. His works draw from the history of technology to examine systems of belief, investigating the ways in which innovations have continually given rise to new ways of observing and understanding the world. Through his critical investigations of the media and tools that shape our representations, his work lays bare the paradoxes that accompany our awareness of modernity.
He has participated in numerous exhibitions internationally including: EPPUR SI MUOVE, MUDAM, Luxembourg, 2015; You imagine what you desire, 19th Biennale of Sydney, 2014; The Encyclopedic Palace, 55th Venice Biennale, 2013; Open End- Goetz Collection, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Lost in LA, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Art Park, Los Angeles, both 2012.
Recent key solo exhibitions include: Dioramas, Fondation d'Entreprise Ricard, Paris in 2016-17; Everything is accidental, Mercer Union, Toronto, CA, Le origini del film, Palazzo Grassi | Francois Pinault Foundation, Venice, IT, Everything we see could be something else, Monitor, Rome, IT, all 2014; Prospectif Cinema: Laurent Montaron, Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2013; Laurent Montaron, Pigna Project Space, Rome, 2013; Laurent Montaron, galerie schleicher+lange, Berlin 2012; and Pace, Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel, 2010.
He is presently preparing two upcoming shows for 2018 at Les Moulins de Paillard/ Centre d’Art Contemporain, Poncé sur Loir (Fr) and at the CCA, Tel Aviv (IL).