Claire Fontaine


Claire Fontaine is a Paris-based collective, founded in 2004 by artists John Thornill and Fluvia Carnevale. Claire Fontaine is represented by Air de Paris gallery.

SOLO SHOWS (selection)
Stop seeking approval, Metro Pictures, New York
Pretend to be dead, T293, Rome
Using Walls, Floors, and Ceillings:
Claire Fontaine, The Jewish Museum, New York
No Such Thing As History, Four Collections and One Artist, Espace Louis Vuitton München, Munich
Open, Galerie Agustina Ferreyra, San Juan
Etrangers partout, La Bouilladisse, FRAC Provence-Alpes Côtes d’Azur
Some redemptions, Metro Pictures, New York
Redemptions, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco
Sell Your Debt, Queen’s Nails gallery, San Francisco
GROUP SHOWS (selection)
Adventures in bronze, stone and clay, Arezzo Biennial of Art, Arezzo
A Republic of Art: French Regional Collections of contemporary Art. From the 80’s to Today, Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
Beyond Borders, Triennale de Beaufort, De Nachtegaal/ Oostende
Pipe Dream, WUK, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna
Whatever man built could be taken apart, Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden
PUNK. Its traces in contemporary art, Centro de Arte dos de Mayo, Madrid
Construire une Collection (Building a Collection), Nouveau Musée National de Monaco, Monaco
Abandoned Futures. Tomorrow Was Already the Question, Fabra i Coats – Contemporary Art Centre, Barcelona
Fighting gravity ( with Andreas Slominski and Philippe Thomas), Galerie Neu, Berlin
Future abandonats, Fabra I Coats, Centre d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona
Carnival of Dissent, Apeejay Media Gallery, New Delhi
Komm und Sieh, Sammlung von Kelterborn, Weserburg/ Museum für moderne Kunst, Bremen
Lucky Strike 1, Espace d’Art Contemporain La Tôlerie, Clermont-Ferrand
Rhyfel War, Mostyn, WalesIn _ We Trust: Art and Money, Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio
Cheese, Please ;), Songe d’une nuit d’été, (FRAC Poitou-Charentes, Pays de la Loire, Centre) Château d’Oiron, Oiron
Getting Rid of Ourselves, Onsite [at] OCAD University, Toronto
New Ways of Doing Nothing, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienne
Passions secrètes, Lille 3000, Tripostal, Lille
Infinite Jest, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt
La disparition des lucioles (cur. Eric mézil & Lorenzo Paini), Collection Lambert, Prison Saint-Anne, Avignon
Dérèglement des Passions, Cantina Montone, Avellino and Museo Laboratorio, Città Sant’Angelo
Performance Now’, Middlebury College Museum of Art, Middlebury
The Crime Was Almost Perfect’, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam
Manif d’Art, La Biennale de Québec
Avec et sans peinture, MAC/VAL, Vitry-sur-Seine
A Place in Two Dimensions: A selection from collection Jumex, Museo Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico
The Missing Stories, CAFAM Biennial 2014 Invisible Hand, Curating as gesture, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing