Lives and works between New York and Los Angeles.
Nominated for the Pernod Ricard Foundation Prize, « OFFSHORE », curated by Jean-Max Colard in 2005, Olivier Babin ended his career as an artist in 2011 to open the C L E A R I N G gallery in the Bushwick neighborhood of New York.
C L E A R I N G is a contemporary art gallery based in New York and Brussels. The gallery was founded in 2011 with the goal of showing the emerging art scene. It currently represents artists Harold Ancart, Jean-Marie Appriou, Korakrit Arunanondchai, Meriem Bennani, Huma Bhabha, Sebastian Black, Koenraad Dedobbeleer, Daniel Dewar & Gregory Gicquel, Ryan Foerster, Aaron Garber-Maikovska, Bruno Gironcoli, Hugh Hayden, René Heyvaert, Marguerite Humeau, Zak Kitnick, Calvin Marcus, Eduardo Paolozzi, Marina Pinsky, Loïc Raguénès and Lili Reynaud-Dewar. C L E A R I N G supports its artists by producing works, exhibitions and books and by working closely with private and public institutions.
SOLO EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION)
All about the black, frank elbaz gallery, Paris, France
Nobody and Soul, frank elbaz gallery, Paris, France
Home Sweet Home, CCC, Tours, France, curators : Judicaël Lavrador
What If? So What? at Random Gallery (Air de Paris and Praz-Delavallade interface), Paris, France
GROUP EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION)
TheFreak Show, La Monnaie de Paris, Paris, France, curators : Vincent Pécoil & Olivier Vadrot
The Object is the Mirror, Wilkinson Gallery, London, UK, curators : Max Henry
We would like to thank the curators who wish to remain anonymous, Seventeen Gallery, London, UK, curators : Vincent Honoré & Ben Borthwick
Jack Hanley Gallery, New York, USA, curators : Raimundas Malasauskas
The Store, Tulips & Roses,
Vilnius, Lithunia, curators: Adam Carr Clifford Irving Show, New
Langton of Arts, San Francisco, curators: Raimundas Malasauskas
Des coiffes, décoiffent, Gabrielle Maubrie Gallery, Paris, France
Without, galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, France, curators : Adam Carr
The object is the mirror, Layr Wuestenhagen Contemporary, Vienna, Austria, curators : Max Henry
Airs de Paris, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (cat.)