Cyprien Gaillard

Cyprien Gaillard lives and works in Berlin. Through film, photography and sculpture, Gaillard examines urban and natural’ landscapes, focusing on artefacts, monuments and buildings – particularly mid-twentieth-century modernist architecture – that reveal the tension between historical aesthetic, cultural or political ideals and present-day economic and cultural realities. In 2010, Gaillard was awarded the Marcel Duchamp Prize, as well as the Preis der Nationalgalerie für junge Kunst, in 2011. Gaillard’s recent solo exhibitions include Nightlife at K20, Düsseldorf; Where Nature Runs Riot at Sprüth Magers, Berlin; Cyprien Gaillard: Today Diggers, Tomorrow Dickens at Gladstone Gallery, New York; Hammer Projects: Cyprien Gaillard at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; The Crystal World at MoMA PS1, New York; UR at Centre Pompidou, Paris; and upcoming exhibition in the Museum Tinguely, Basel. 

Photo by Albrecht Fuchs.