Garance Früh


Garance Früh was born in Strasbourg in 1992 and lives in Paris.

In her sculptural practice, Garance Früh recontextualizes everyday objects by complementing them with supposedly contradictory attributes. In this way, objects with an often masculine connotation, such as sports equipment designed to protect the body, are complemented by protective objects from childcare, delicate fabrics and fragile objects molded in ceramic to form new, non-functional structures, a kind of armor-carapace of a new kind. The staging of this supposed opposition calls into question the binary classification systems that are immediately apparent upon observation, and thus evokes a change of perspective: sensitivity and gentleness are elevated to the status of defensive and emancipatory attributes. Garance Früh graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam in 2018 and from the École Nationale Supérieure d'Arts de Paris Cergy in 2020. She has taken part in group shows such as Le saint ennui at BQ, Berlin in 2021, Witz Garden at Iveco Nu, Noisy-Le-Sec in 2021, Something like falling off the world, at Forde, Geneva in 2022, Vous n'avez pas besoin d'y croire pour que ça existe, at FRAC des Pays de la Loire in Nantes in 2023. She was selected for the 67th Salon de Montrouge in 2023, and presented her first solo show, Soft Armor, at In Extenso, Clermont Ferrand in 2023. In 2023 she was in residence at Moly Sabata and Villa Belleville.