Benoît Piéron (born in Ivry-sur-Seine, 1983) creates moments, installations and objects. He is interested in the sensuality of plants, the borders of the body and the temporality of waiting rooms. He practices patchwork, existential gardening and designs wallpapers. Having always lived with a pet illness, the hospital world is his ecosystem. From time to time, he gives workshops on botany and ableism. In the autumn of 2021, he led gardening workshops at the Crédac, Ivry-sur-Seine, as part of the programming of the exhibition Dead Souls Whisper (1986-1993), devoted to the British artist and filmmaker Derek Jarman. For the past few months, he has been examining the subsistence of unicorns, the place of orgasm in hospitals and lethal flora. He has been nominated for the Pernod Ricard Foundation Award 2022 and has upcoming exhibitions at the Palais de Tokyo and the Bourse de Commerce, Paris, France; Chisenhale Gallery, London, UK; MUMOK, Vienna, Austria and Matadero, Madrid, Spain. Since September 2022, he has been in residence for a year in Lens, France, as part of the Pinault Collection’s residency programme.
Previously he was an artist in residence at the Casa de Velazquez, the French academy in Madrid, where he created repetitive patterns used for wallpapers for a year. He also created a silk bed during a residency at the Hermès silk factory.
Benoît Piéron lives and works in Lens, France.
Selected exhibitions include: 2023 (forthcoming): Chisenhale Gallery, London, UK(forthcoming); MUMOK, cur. by Manuela hammer, Vienna, Austria (forthcoming); Liverpool biennial ( forthcoming), Exposé.e.s, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France 2022, Avant l’orage, Bourse de commerce, Pinault Collection, Paris, France
2022: Prix Fondation Pernod Ricard, HORIZONES, Fondation Ricard, Paris, France; Bandage, galerie du Haïdouc à l’Antre Peaux, Bourges, France; Illness Shower, Sultana Summer Set, Arles, France.