David Kordansky Gallery

  • A step a screw, 2016, bronze, patina and enamel paint, sculpture: 1 1/2 x 23 1/4 x 27 inches (3.8 x 59.1 x 68.6 cm), pedestal: 29 1/2 x 27 1/2 x 23 1/2 inches (74.9 x 69.9 x 59.7 cm), unique colored variant from an edition of 2 plus 1 artist proof
  • A step a screw, 2016, (alternate view) bronze, patina and enamel paint, sculpture: 1 1/2 x 23 1/4 x 27 inches (3.8 x 59.1 x 68.6 cm), pedestal: 29 1/2 x 27 1/2 x 23 1/2 inches (74.9 x 69.9 x 59.7 cm), unique colored variant from an edition of 2 plus 1 artist proof
  • Belt hanging on the Wall, 2015, glass, paint, nail, 43 1/8 x 1 1/8 x 1 3/4 inches (109.5 x 2.9 x 4.4 cm), unique
  • do ré mi fa sol la si do, curated by Fabrice Stroun, 2014, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Switzerland, Installation view
  • do ré mi fa sol la si do, curated by Fabrice Stroun, 2014, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Switzerland, Installation view
  • Petite prune, 2013, Tiflex on tarpaulin, galvanized steel tubing, plastic straps, 25.59 x 20.47 inches (65 x 52 cm)
  • Node (after Piero Travaglini), 2014, styrofoam, fiberglass, resin, acrylic paint, 85.82 x 37.80 x 15.75 inches (218 x 96 x 40 cm)
  • 55th Venice Biennale, curated by Giovanni Carmine, 2013, Swiss Pavilion, Venice, Italy, Installation view
  • 55th Venice Biennale, curated by Giovanni Carmine, 2013, Swiss Pavilion, Venice, Italy, Installation view
  • Rhapsodie, das warme Unwetter aus Acryl und Blut, 2013, polystyrene, fiberglass, acrylic resin, acrylic paint, varnish, 83.07 x 132.68 x 3.54 inches (211 x 337 x 9 cm)
  • You he we we you, 2013, iron, 105.67 x 55.83 x 148.03 inches (268.4 x 141.8 x 376 cm)
  • Teflon longways wearily, 2013, cast bronze, 8.46 x 15.16 x 2.56 inches (21.5 x 38.5 x 6.5 cm), Edition of 2, with 1 AP
  • They I you he we, 2012, wrought iron, 354.75 x 15.75 x 0.75 inches (901 x 40 x 2 cm), Unlimited, Art 43 Basel, 2012, Basel, Switzerland, Installation view
  • They I you he we, 2012, (detail) wrought iron, 354.75 x 15.75 x 0.75 inches (901 x 40 x 2 cm), Unlimited, Art 43 Basel, 2012, Basel, Switzerland, Installation view
  • Ciao n°4, 2012, Piaggio Ciao restored, 62.99 x 51.18 x 28.35 inches (160 x 130 x 72 cm)
  • Archaïque archaïque mate, 2011, cast bronze, black lacquer, diameter: 3.66 inches (9.3 cm), unique
  • Walter, 2011, dichroic glass, acrylic lacquer, 2 parts, each: 15.75 x 10.25 x 4.38 inches (40 x 26 x 11 cm)
  • Pergola: Monsieur, 2010, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France, Installation view
  • Pergola: Monsieur, 2010, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France, Installation view
  • Fibre fibre, austère austère, 2009, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo La Conservera, Ceuti, Spain, Installation view
  • Art 40 Basel: Public Art Projects, 2009, Basel, Switzerland, Installation view
  • Quatuor (Abondance), 2009, iron, patina effect varnish and gold-plated iron spacer, 70.88 x 58.63 x 1.5 inches (180 x 149 x 3.8 cm)
  • Table, 2009, styrofoam, fiberglass, resin and acrylic paint, 31.5 x 98.38 x 49.25 inches (80 x 250 x 125 cm)
  • Le fantasque et le radieux, 2008, styrofoam, fiberglass, resin and acrylic paint, 67.75 x 45.25 x 6.75 inches (172.1 x 114.9 x 17.1 cm)
  • La rigidité, 2008, polystyrene fiberglass, resin and acrylic paint, 31.5 x 51.25 inches (80 x 130.2 cm)
  • 1 jour pour convaincre, 2008, styrofoam, fiberglass, resin and acrylic paint, 122 x 39.25 inches (309.9 x 99.7 cm)
  • Orologio V, 2008, styrofoam, gauze, wood, plaster, clock mechanism, aluminium, dispersion paint, 102.38 x 82.63 x 7.88 inches (260 x 210 x 20 cm)
  • Hallelujah, 2008, styrofoam, fiberglass, resin and acrylic paint, 52 x 29.75 x 17.5 inches (132.1 x 75.6 x 44.5 cm)
  • Valentin Carron, 2007, Kunsthalle Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland, Installation view
  • Valentin Carron, 2007, Kunsthalle Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland, Installation view
  • Valentin Carron, 2007, Kunsthalle Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland, Installation view
  • Valentin Carron, 2007, Kunsthalle Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland, Installation view
  • Valentin Carron, 2007, Kunsthalle Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland, Installation view
  • Déchéance, Élégance, Déhanchement, Swiss Institute – Contemporary Art, 2006, New York, NY, Installation view
  • Defensive Personalities, 2005, polystyrene, fiberglass, acrylic resin and paint, 11.25 x 11.25 x 39.38 inches (28.6 x 28.6 x 100 cm)
  • Le Conquérant, 2005, polyester, acrylic, wood and plaster, sculpture: 18.13 x 118.13 x 27.5 inches (46 x 300 x 69.9 cm), two plinths: 20.75 x 21.75 x 6.75 inches (52.7 x 55.2 x 17.1 cm) and 20 x 25.75 x 6.75 inches (50.8 x 65.4 x 17.1 cm)

Biography

born 1977, Martigny, Switzerland
lives and works in Martigny, Switzerland


EDUCATION

2000
ECAL / Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne, Switzerland

1999
Ecole Cantonale des Beaux-Arts, Sion, Switzerland


SELECTED SOLO / TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS
(* indicates a publication)

2017
Insieme, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland
Céleste Témesta, Kamel Mennour, Paris, France

2016
Deux Épaisseurs Un Coin, Centre D’Édition Contemporaine, Geneva, Switzerland
A comb a hole, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2015
*Overbeck Gesellschaft, Lübeck, Germany
L’Autoroute du soleil à Minuit, Kamel Mennour, Paris, France

2014
Music is a s-s-serious thing, 303 Gallery, New York, NY
*do ré mi fa sol la si do, curated by Fabrice Stroun, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Ciao muddy plain, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland
Fondation Louis Moret, Martigny, Switzerland

2013
*55th Venice Biennale, Swiss Pavilion, curated by Giovanni Carmine, Venice, Italy

2012
Inca, Cargo, Goal, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
The dirty grey cube (you) turns around sadly and screams at us (he) “ca-tarac-ta”, 303 Gallery, New York, NY

2011
Fade Walter, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium

2010
Praz-Delavallade, Paris, France
Pergola: Monsieur, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

2009
*Fibre fibre, austère austère, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo La Conservera, Ceuti, Spain
Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland
*Art 40 Basel: Public Art Projects, Basel, Switzerland
303 Gallery, New York, NY

2008
Villa Flora, Hard Hat, Geneva, Switzerland
Valentin Carron: Héroïque Horizon, L’ELAC – L’espace lausannois d’art contemporain, Renens, Switzerland
Luisant de sueur et de brillantine, Viafarini DOCVA, Milan, Italy
Nous ne marcherons plus jamais seuls – Âpre Mont, Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris, France

2007
*Valentin Carron, Kunsthalle Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
La Ténèbre et l’Azur, Praz-Delavallade, Paris, France

2006
Déchéance, Élégance, Déhanchement, Swiss Institute, New York, NY
Solid Objects: Valentin Carron vs. Mai-Thu Perret, Chisenhale Gallery, London, England

2005
Rellik, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland
Solid Objects: Valentin Carron vs. Mai-Thu Perret, Centre d’ Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland
HIP, HIP, YOU’RE RAW, Alimentation Générale d’Art Contemporain, Nosbaum & Reding, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Fer de Lance, Galerie Francesca Pia, Berne, Switzerland

2004
*Art 35 Basel: Art Statements, Basel, Switzerland
Land Crusade, Galerie Evergreen, Geneva, Switzerland

2003
Praz-Delavallade, Paris, France
Freelandeer, Alimentation Générale d’Art Contemporain, Nosbaum & Reding, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

2002
Sweet Revolution, Fri Art, Fribourg, Switzerland
Jeep heep heep, Galerie Francesca Pia, Berne, Switzerland
Land Over, FAC, Sierre, Switzerland
After the hunting rush, CIRCUIT – Association d’art contemporain, Lausanne, Switzerland
Galerie Kamm, Berlin, Germany

2001
La conduite du Rucher, Mamco – Musée d’art moderne et contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland
easy glissing, Glassbox, Paris, Switzerland

2000
Turbo, Le studio/CAN, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Saison Morte, Galerie Forde, Geneva, Switzerland
Slide Side, Camion, Sierre, Switzerland


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
(* indicates a publication)

2017
Inaugural exhibition, Syz Collection, Banque Syz, Geneva, Switzerland
Coup de Foudre, Maison van Doesburg, Meudon, France
On half a tank of gas, Swiss Institute Contemporary Art, New York, NY
Next Exit, TRIENNALE 2017, curated by Simon Lamunière, Véronique Mauron, and Julia Hountou, 9A – Relais du Saint-Bernard, Martigny, France
Faire un pas, c’est faire un choix, Le Pénitencier, Sion, Switzerland
Readymade, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland

2016
Preface #1, kamel mennour, London, England
La velocità delle immagini, Instituto Svizzero, Rome, Italy
Wanderlust, The High Line, New York, NY
Films By, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland

2014
Mingei: Are You Here?, curated by Nicolas Trembley, Pace Gallery, New York, NY
Elevation 1049: Between Heaven and Hell, curated by Neville Wakefield and Olympia Scarry, produced by LUMA& Foundation, Gstaad, Switzerland

2013
Mingei: Are You Here?, curated by Nicolas Trembley, Pace Gallery, London, England
A Sunday in the Mountains, curated by Gianni Jetzer, Swiss Institute – Contemporary Art, New York, NY
Champs Elysées, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
Hotel Abisso, Centre d’Art Contemporaine, Geneva, Switzerland
Freelandeer, Alimentation Générale d’Art Contemporain, Nosbaum & Reding, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Alone Together, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL

2012
*Lost (in LA), curated by Marc-Olivier Wahler, presented by FLAX (France Los Angeles Exchange), Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Art Park, Los Angeles, CA
The Perfect Show, 303 Gallery, New York, NY
*La jeunesse est un art, Jubiläum Manor Kunstpreis 2012, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland
Bitume Et Astres Dansent. Parfois, Dans Le Pure Peur, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Paris, France
Art and the City: Public Art Festival in Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Cluster, Galerie 1m³, Lausanne, Switzerland
The Old, The New, The Different, Kunsthalle Bern, Berne, Switzerland
The World as Will and Wallpaper, curated by Stéphanie Moisdon, Le Consortium, Dijon, France
*The New Public, curated by Rein Wolfs, MUSEION of Modern and Contemporary Art Bolzano, Bolzano, Italy

2011
Kein Tag ohne ein Temperament / No day without a temperament – Valentin Carron, Maria Eichhorn, Martin Hotter, David Jourdan, Marie Lund, Michaela Meise, Galerie Emanuel Layr, Vienna, Austria
Sculpture Now, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland
Incongru. (Unangemessen) Wenn Kunst zum Lachen bringt, Kunstmuseum Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
Produced by Migros, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany
Echoes – La musique faite image, Centre culturel suisse, Paris, France
L’Ecal, un pied à Paris, Cité internationale des Arts, Paris, France
*Beispiel Schweiz, Entgrenzungen und Passagen als Kunst, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz, Liechtenstein
Territoires. 11ème édition de la Triennale Bex & Arts, Sculptures dans le parc de Szilassy, Bex, Switzerland

2010
Optical Shift. Illusion und Deception, b-05 Kunst- und Kulturzentrum Association e.V, Montabaur, Germany
Die Nase des Michelangelo, presented by Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Niederdorf, Zurich, Switzerland
Tutti Frutti Summer Love, Hard Hat, Geneva, Switzerland
XIV Biennale Internazionale di Scultura di Carrara, Carrara, Italy
Optical Shift. Illusion and Deception, b-05 Kunst- und Kulturzentrum Montabaur, Montabaur, Germany
Edition 5 Erstfeld / Collection Nyffeler, Haus für Kunst, Uri, Switzerland
*Distant Memory, Kunstverein Solothurn at the Kunstmuseum Solothurn, Solothurn, Switzerland

2009
We are sun-kissed and snow-blind, Galerie Eva Presenhuber at Galerie Patrick Seguin, Paris, France
Hard Hat at Francesca Pia Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland
Made by ECAL, L’ELAC – L’espace lausannois d’art contemporain, Renens, Lausanne, Switzerland
ReMap 2, Athens, Greece
Event Horizon, Karma International at Galerie Raster and Willa Żoliborz, Warsaw, Poland

2008
Comme des bêtes – ours, chat, cochon & Cie, Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland
Présence Panchounette, Musée d’art contemporain, Bordeaux, France
Le Spectrarium (les fantômes dans la machine), Pavillon Suisse de Paris, Paris, France
Abstraction Extension. Une scène romande et ses connexions, Fondation pour l’art contemporain Claudine et Jean-Marc Salomon, Le château d’Arenthon, Alex, Haute-Savoie, France
*Blasted Allegories. Works from the Ringier Collection, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland
Less is less and more is more, CAPC musée d’art contemporain, Bordeaux, France
Bass Model Diffusion, Fieldgate Gallery, London, England
P2P. peer to peer, Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

2007
The Third Mind, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
Jubilee Exhibition, House Eva Presenhuber, Vnà, Switzerland
Welschland, Substitut – Raum für aktuelle Kunst aus der Schweiz, Berlin, Germany
Villa Bernasconi, Geneva, Switzerland
Mutamenti. Kulturelle Entwicklungen und globalisierte Welt, Gallerie 57/34.6 at the castles, Castelgrande, Montebello and Sasso Corbaro, Bellinzona, Switzerland
The Droste Effect, Esther Schipper, Berlin, Germany
The Freak Show, MAC Lyon – Musée d’art contemporain, Lyon, France
art en plein air, Art Môtiers, Môtiers, Switzerland
The Happiness of Objects, SculptureCenter, Long Island City, NY
*Kunstpreis der Böttcherstrasse in Bremen, Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen

2006
In den Alpen, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland

2005
OK/OKAY, Swiss Institute/Grey Art Gallery, New York, NY
La piste noire, Galerie Loevenbruck, Paris, France

2004
It’s All an Illusion, migros museum für gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland
Dalla Gina Allo Spazio, Museo d’Arte Moderna, Lugano, Switzerland
Homo Social, Champion Fine Arts, New York, NY
Genesis Sculpture, Expérience Pommery, Domaine Pommery, Reims, France
Fürchte Dich, Helmhaus, Zurich, Switzerland

2003
Biennale de Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
Kontext, Form, Troja, Secession, Vienna, Austria
Fink Forward, Kunsthaus, Glarus, Switzerland
In diesen Zeiten – c’est le moment, Centre PasquArt, Bienne, Switzerland
Mursollaici, Centre Culturelle Suisse, Paris, France

2002
The golden week, Kodama, Osaka, Japan
énergies de resistance, attitude, Geneva, Switzerland

2001
rock paper scissors, Galerie Francesca Pia, Berne, Switzerland
Vraisemblablement, Alimentation Générale, Art Contemporain Nosbaum & Reding, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Synthétiseur, Espace Furiel, Saint-Etienne, France
Camo-Show, Kunsthaus Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden, Germany

2000
Prix fédéraux des beaux arts 2000, Fri Art, Fribourg, Switzerland
La station fait main basse, Galerie des Ponchettes, Nice, France

1999
Canapé, L’ELAC – L’espace lausannois d’art contemporain, Renens, Lausanne, Switzerland

1998
Maison de Courten, Sierre, Switzerland
Gorgeous, L’ELAC – L’espace lausannois d’art contemporain, Renens, Lausanne, Switzerland


SHOWS CURATED
2015
Work Hard, Swiss Institute – Contemporary Art, New York, NY


AWARDS

2015
Overbeck Prize for the Visual Arts

2001
Prix Moët Hennessy
Eidgenössischer Kunstpreis

2000
Eidgenössischer Kunstpreis

1999
Prix Odette Steinmann
Prix de la Fondation Ernest Manganel
Prix d’encouragement à la création de l’Etat du Valais


BIBLIOGRAPHY
(* indicates non-periodical book, catalog, or other publication)

2017
“‘On Half a Tank of Gas’ at various locations,” ContemporaryArtDaily.com, November 6, 2017

2016
*Valentin Carron, edited by Oliver Zybok, text by Giovanni Carmine, Berlin and Stuttgart: Hatje Cantz, 2016
*Work Hard: Selections by Valentin Carron, edited by Karen Marta and Simon Castets, texts by Valentin Carron, Balthazar Lovay, and Mai-Thu Perret, New York: Swiss Institute and Karma, 2016
“Valentin Carron at David Kordansky,” ContemporaryArtDaily.com, July 7, 2016
“Valentin Carron, David Kordansky Gallery,” ArtAddict.net, June 30, 2016
“Valentin Carron, A comb a hole,” WheresArt.eu, June 29, 2016
Lynch, Scott, “Photos: New High Line Art Includes Controversial Sleepwalking Man in Saggy Underwear,” Gothamist.com, April 22, 2016

2015
Bovier, Lionel and Dirié, Clément, 8, rue Saint-Bon (Paris), “Valentin Carron,” 1st edition, Zurich: JRP Ringier Kunstverlag, 2015, pp. 52-53
*Rubell Family Collection: Highlights & Artists Writings, Volume 1, Miami: Rubell Family Collection, 2015, p. 572
“Valentin Carron: Fri Art Kunsthalle,” Artforum, Best of 2015: Artists’ Artists, December 2015, p. 116
Schwendener, Martha, “10 Galleries to Visit in SoHo and TriBeCa,” The New York Times, April 17, 2015, p. C32
“Work Hard: Selections by Valentin Carron,” The New Yorker, March 2015
Ebony, David, “David Ebony’s Top 10 New York Gallery Shows for March,” Artnet.com, March 19, 2015
Indrisek, Scott, “5 Must-See Gallery Shows in New York: Victor Moscoso, Tamar Halpern, and More,” BlouinArtInfo.com, March 13, 2015
Yablonsky, Linda, “Spring Forward,” Artforum.com, March 6, 2015
Chu, Christie, “Artist Ugo Rondinone Turns Abandoned Harlem Church Bought for $2.2 Million Into Loft Mansion,” Artnet.com, February 9, 2015

2014
*Valentin Carron: do ré mi fa sol la si do, text by Fabrice Stroun, Bern: Kunsthalle Bern, 2014
Yablonsky, Linda, “Holy Moly,” WMagazine.com, December 29, 2014
Simmons, William J., “Review: Valentin Carron at 303 Gallery,” BlouinArtInfo.com, December 7, 2014
Duray, Dan, “Swiss Mix! Wade Guyton’s John Armleder Opening Draws A Crowd, Leaves No One Neutral,” Artnews.com, November 4, 2014
“Frieze summary,” ArtMediaAgency.com, October 23, 2014
Griffin, Jonathan, “The New Dealer,” T Magazine, September 14, 2014
“Valentin Carron ‘Ciao Muddy Plain’ at Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, MousseMagazine.it, July 12, 2014
Kent, Paul Carey, “A Tale of Three Cities Paul Carey Kent Goes to Munich, Zurich and Basel,” Artlyst.com, June 28, 2014
Yablonsky, Linda, “Time and Time Again,” Artforum.com, June 17, 2014
Castets, Simon, “‘Valentin Carron: do ré mi fa sol la si do,’ Kunsthalle Bern,”Artforum, Previews, January 2014, p. 127
Indrisek, Scott, “Scarry, Wakefield join forces in Switzerland,” BlouinNews.com, January 21, 2014

2013
*Carmine, Giovanni, “The Pavilion of Contrasts,” Parkett No. 93. Zurich: Parkett-Verlag AG, 2013, pp. 26-37
*Breslin, David, “‘Carrion': Valentin Carron’s ‘Restoration Act’,” Parkett No. 93.Zurich: Parkett-Verlag AG, 2013, pp. 38-51
*Bovier, Lionel, “On the Plastic Situations of Valentin Carron,” Parkett No. 93.Zurich: Parkett-Verlag AG, 2013, pp. 52-61
Yablonsky, Linda, “The Collections of Artists: Ugo Rondinone,” T: The New York Times Style Magazine, Culture, December 5, 2013
Carrion-Murayari, Gary, “Vis-à-vis: Valentin Carron meets Isabelle Cornaro,”Kaleidoscope, Issue 18, Summer 2013, pp. 111-118
Sohr, Matthias, “Scale to Scale,” Frieze d/e, Number 10, June – August 2013, pp. 102-109
“55. Biennale. Valentin Carron,” Wall Street International Magazine, Agenda – Italy, Arts, June 7, 2013
Bringheli, Lorenzo, “The Director’s Selection: Valentin Carron, Martigny,”L’Uomo Vogue, May-June 2013, pp. 130-131, 189
*Valentin Carron, text by Julien Maret, Zurich: JRP|Ringier and Pro Helvetia, 2013
Herbert, Martin, “Ten exhibitions you don’t want to miss this summer,” Art Review, Now See This, Summer 2013, Issue 69, pp. 28-29, 31-33
“55th Venice Biennale. Valentin Carron at the Swiss Pavilion,”MousseMagazine.it, June 5, 2013
Bannwart, Kyung Roh, and Matthias Sohr, in conversation with Valentin Carron, “Fokus: Valentin Carron – Deklination der Skulptur,” Kunst Bulletin, May 2013, cover, pp. 24-31
Crow, Kelly, “Venice: 5 Artists To Watch,” WSJ.com, May 30, 2013
“Valentin Carron represents Switzerland in 2013,” ArtBahrain.org, May 29, 2013
Steffen, Patrick, “Swiss Pavilion,” FlashArtOnline.com, Venice Biennale approaching: a preview, May 23, 2013
“The Venice Questionnaire #7: Valentin Carron,” ArtReview.com, May 17, 2013
Sutton, Benjamin, “Frieze Week Meme Watch: Shoe Sculptures Are Kickin’ It Every Few Feet at Frieze New York,” Artinfo.com, In the Air: Art News & Gossip, May 13, 2013
Morgan, Bethan, “Subversive Kitsch: Valentin Carron at the Venice Biennale,”TheCultureTrip.com, April 16, 2013
Valentin Carron. In conversation with Giovanni Carmine, Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, April 2013. Film.
Rosenmeyer, Aoife, “Valentin Carron in the Studio,” Art in America, March 2013, pp. 132-139
“Valentin Carron to exhibit at the Pavilion of Switzerland at La Biennale di Venezia,” ArtDaily.org, March 18, 2013
Guhenneux, Lise, “15 Exhibitions: Valentin Carron, 303 Gallery, New York,”Crash, Issue 62, Winter 2012-2013, p. 131

2012
*La jeunesse est un art, edited by Madeleine Schuppli, texts by Jean-Paul Felley / Olivier Käser, Daniel Morganthaler and Bice Curiger, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Lucerne: Verlag Edizioni Periferia, 2012
Russeth, Andrew, “A Final Ramble Around Miami, from the M Building to the Margulies Collection (NSFW),” GalleristNY.com, November 14, 2012
“Miami: David Kordansky at Art Basel Miami Beach,” Contemporary Art Daily, December 10, 2012
*The Lost Issue, edited by Lauren Mackler, Marc-Olivier Wahler, Michelle Lim and Chrystele Nicot, Los Angeles: Public Fiction, 2012
Knight, Christopher, “The everyday reconfigured: Valentin Carron’s ‘Inca, Cargo, Goal’ at David Kordansky,” Los Angeles Times, November 9, 2012, p. D14
Ulrichs, David, “Art-o-Rama Attracts Select Beach Buffs,” Art in America, September 7, 2012
“‘Cluster’ at 1m3,” Contemporary Art Daily, September 10, 2012
“Kunsthalle Zurich holds a charity auction at Christie’s; raises £2,447,000 for new home,” ArtDaily.org, July 7, 2012
Politi, Giancarlo, and Helena Kontova, “What art will be,” Flash Art, July-September 2012, pp. 54-58
“55th Venice Biennale 2013: A selected preview on nominated artists and curators.,” BiennialFoundation.org, June 27, 2012
Yablonsky, Linda, “Art Basel: Art Unlimited 2012,” Artnet.com, June 20, 2012
“Valentin Carron to Represent Switzerland at the 2013 Venice Biennale,”Artforum.com, June 18, 2012
“Art Basel Highlights,” Istanbul74.com, June 18, 2012
Jovanovic, Rozalia, “Valentin Carron to Represent Switzerland at 2013 Venice Biennale,” GalleristNY.com, June 15, 2012
McGinley, Ryan, “From Snake-Wrangling to Toxic Water Lilies: Gianni Jetzer on Curating Art Basel’s Super-Sized Art Unlimited Projects,” Artinfo.com, June 8, 2012
Casadio, Mariuccia, “present-past,” Vogue Italia, May 2012, pp. 194-197
“Valentin Carron at 303 Gallery,” Contemporary Art Daily, April 29, 2012
“Group Show at Kunsthalle Bern,” Contemporary Art Daily, March 26, 2012

2011
*Kurzmeyer, Roman, and Friedemann Malsch, ed., Beispiel Schweiz, Entgrenzungen und Passagen als Kunst. Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2011
*Bovier, Lionel, ed., Valentin Carron, texts by Andrea Bellini, Christy Lange and Fabrice Stroun. Zurich: JRP|Ringier, 2011
Fischli/Weiss, “Valentin Carron,” Frieze, Issue 131, September 2011, p. 130
“Kunsthalle Bern Appoints New Director,” MuseumPublicity.com, July 9, 2011
Robert, Arnaud, “Le Monde en carton-pâte de Valentin Carron,” Le Temps, July 6, 2011
Chaillou, Timothée, in conversation with Valentin Carron, “Valentin Carron,”Novembre, Issue 3, Spring/Summer 2011, pp. 234-237

2010
*Distant Memory. Solothurn: Kunstverein Solothurn, 2010, p. 16
*L’Hebdo. Art contemporain en Suisse. Le guide 2010. Lausanne: L’Hebdo, 2010, p. 50
Illouz, Arurey, “Review,” Flash Art, November-December 2010
Sennewald, Jens Emil, “Pergola,” Kunst-Bulletin, April 2010, p. 52
“Fresh/Pas Fresh–Valentin Carron,” Technikart, March 10, 2010
“Pergola,” Figaroscope, March 10, 2010
“Pergola,” Le Temps Beilag Sortir, March 4, 2010
Moulène, Claire, “Helvète Underground,” Les Inrockuptibles, March 3, 2010
“De la nécessité dʼun escape critique,” Tageblatt, March 2, 2010
Riff, Joël, “Le Palais des expositions de Paris,” Artnet.fr, February 25, 2010
Ribordy, Véronique, “Carron preche le faux…,” Le Nouvelliste, February 23, 2010
Grivel, Florence, “Valentin Carron: Pergola,” Le Phare, February 10, 2010
Lavrador, Judicaël, “Valentin Carron Invité au Palais de Tokyo,” Beaux Arts
Magazine
, January 10, 2010
Trembley, Nicolas, “D’art, d’art,” Vogue Paris, 2010, pp. 193-194

2009
*Bovier, Lionel, ed., Valentin Carron: Learning from Martigny, text by Nicholas Pages. Zurich: JRP|Ringier, 2009
*Younger than Jesus: Artist Directory, edited by Lauren Cornell, Massimiliano Gioni and Laura Hoptman, New York: Phaidon, 2009
“Eva Presenhuber s`invite chez Patrick Seguin,” Le Journal des Arts, October 30-November 12, 2009
Büsing, Nicole, and Heiko Klaas, “Träume, die man kaufen kann,”Kunstmarkt.de, August 25, 2009
Harris, Gareth, “Public Art Projects: less is more on the platz,” The Art Newspaper, Art Basel Daily Edition, June 10, 2009, p. 6
“Die Zukunft der Kunst,” Du – Das Kulturmagazin, June 2009, p. 63
Verhagen, Marcus, “Reviews: Valentin Carron, Mai-Thu Perret, Chisenhale Gallery, London,” Art Monthly, Issue 296, May 2006, pp. 41-42
Jetzer, Gianni, “The Synthesist/Der Synthetisierer,” Swiss Airline Magazine, April 2009, pp. 76-77

2008
*Trembley, Nicolas, ed., Centre Culturel Suisse Paris – 2006 2007 2008. Paris: Centre Culturel Suisse, 2008
Kleinert, Gabrielle, and Barbara Lienhard, “Auf Kunstjagd,” Sonntagsblick Magazin, June 8, 2008, pp.38-43
Becher, Jörg, “Schweizer Meister,” Bilanz, Number 11, June 2008
*Ruf, Beatrix, ed., Blasted Allegories. Works from the Ringier Collection. Zurich: JRP|Ringier, 2008
Moisdon, Stéphanie, “Là-haut dans la montagne,” Technikart, March 2008
Ribordy, Véronique, “Valentin tient son Paris,” Le Nouvelliste, March 10, 2008
Stonard, John-Paul, “The Third Mind, Palais de Tokyo,” Artforum, March 2008, p. 373
Benoit, Guillaume, “Nous ne marcherons plus jamais seuls,” Evene.fr, February 21, 2009
“Melting-pot d’artistes au centre culturel Suisse,” Direct soir, January 31, 2008
“Ats, Un Valaisan à Paris,” Le Nouvelliste, January 25, 2008, p. 37
Felley, Eric, “Valentin Carron: L’artiste qui sonne comme une marquee,” Réseau de la Semaine, January 3, 2008, pp. 20-21

2007
*ECAL, A Success Story in Art and Design. Zurich: JRP|Ringier, 2007,
pp. 145-147, 331
Rondinone, Ugo, “The Third Mind,” Palais Magazine, Number 04, Fall 2007
*Lange, Christy, “Valentin Carron,” Frieze Art Fair Yearbook 2007, October 8, 2007
Thornton, Sarah, “Flea Circus,” Artforum, October 12, 2007
Stroun, Fabrice, “Valentin Carron: Kunsthalle, Zurich,” Frog, Number 5, Spring/Summer 2007, pp. 104-107
*Hansen, Dorothee, Kunstpreis der Böttcherstrasse in Bremen. Bremen: Kunsthalle Bremen, 2007
*Becher, Jörg, “Valentin Carron – Objekt, Installation, Malerei: Pervertiertes Kulturgut,” Die 50 wichtigsten Künstler der Schweiz. Basel: Echtzeit Verlag, 2007, pp. 104-106, 154-155
Trembley, Nicolas, “A Fine Messe,” Artforum, June 19, 2007
Roeschmann, Dietrich, “Schweizer Meister,” Annabelle, Number 11, June 6, 2007, p. 52
Jasper, Adam, “Valentin Carron: Alpine aesthetics and Modernism: Imitation and a boar’s head,” Frieze, Issue 107, May 2007, p. 136
Arnulf, Marzluf, “Zeichen und Zeichnungen unserer Zeit. Zehn Nominierungen für den ‘Kunstpreis der Böttcherstrasse’ sind in der Kunsthalle Bremen zu sehen,”Weser Kurier, April 14, 2007
“Valentin Carron in der Kunsthalle,” Kunst-Bulletin, March 2007, pp. 65-66
“Secours aux artistes incompris,” Le Nouvelliste, February 24, 2007, p. 2
Frochaux, Thierry, “Stereotyp,” P.S., February 15, 2007, p. 19
Schädler, Linda, “Befragung des Authentischen,” Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Number 37, February 14, 2007, p. 56
“Valentin Carron irritierend,” Schweizer Illustrierte, February 12, 2007, p. 79
Spinelli, Claudia, “Einfach obszön,” Weltwoche, Number 04/07, January 29, 2007
Schellenberg, Samuel, “Valentin Carron: Racines carrées,” Le Courier, January 27, 2007, p. 24
Wüst, Karl, “Kreuz und Kunst,” Aargauer Zeitung, January 25, 2007, p. 34
Wüst, Karl, “Zeichen, Symbole und freche Kopien,” Schaffhauser Nachrichten, January 23, 2007, p. 12
Basting, Barbara, “Von der hohen Kunst des Nachahmens,” Tages-Anzeiger, January 22, 2007, p. 45
“Die Symbole neutralisieren,” Der Landbote, January 20, 2007
Wüst, Karl, “Die Eroberung von Alltagssymbolen für die Kunst,” Die Südostschweiz, January 20, 2007, p. 20
“Debütant auf grosser Bühne,” Züritipp, January 18-24, 2007, p. 59
*García-Antón, Katya, and Beatrix Ruf, eds., Valentin Carron, texts Fabrice Stroun, Michael Bracewell, and Oliver Mosset. Zurich: JRP|RINGIER, 2007
Chauvy, Laurance, “Copies non conformes,” Sortir (Le Temps), January 18, 2007, p. 16
Ruf, Beatrix, “Valentin Carron,” Monopol, Number 1, January 2007, p. 86

2006
Ritter, Michel, “Valentin Carron,” Le Temps, Number 454, December 30, 2006, p. 42
Kugel, Seth, “Finding Art, Not Crowds, in New York,” The New York Times, April 16, 2006
Keller, Pierre, “Valentin Carron,” BILAN, Number 200, March 15-28, 2006, p. 63
Scharrer, Eva, “Valentin Carron, Galerie Eva Presenhuber,” Artforum, March 2006, p. 307
Hug, Cathérine, “Valentin Carron,” Tema Celeste, Number 113, January/February 2006, pp. 62-67

2005
Baumann, Daniel, “Valentin Carron ‘Rellik’,” Spike Art Quarterly, Number 06, Winter 2005, pp. 107-108
Trembly, Nicolas, “Souvenirs de Suisse,” Numeró, Number 66, September 2005, p. 82
Menz, Marguerite, “Valentin Carron versus Mai-Thu im Centre d’Art Contemporain,” Kunst-Bulletin, Number 07/08, July 2005, p. 58
“Ausstellungen,” NZZ Ticket, Number 20, May 19-25, 2005, p. 48
Henkes, Alice, “Valentin Carron in der Galerie Francesca Pia,” Kunst-Bulletin, Number 03, March 2005, p. 46

2004
Bovier, Lionel, “Cherix Christophe,” Flash Art International, May–June 2004
*Valentin Carron, Collection Cahiers d’Artistes. Zurich: Schweizer Kulturstiftung, Pro Helvetia, 2004

2002
Huber, Gauthier, “Les vertiges de la rétine,” Kunst-Bulletin, April 2002, pp. 32-33

2001
*Bovier, Lionel, ed., Across / Art / Suisse / 1975 – 2000. Milan: SKIRA, 2001, pp. 146-147
Perret, Mai-Thu, “Valentin Carron, CAN, Neuchâtel, Switzerland,” Frieze, Issue 60, July-August 2001

2000
“Artistes et galeries à travers le monde, l’actualité de l’art contemporain Paris, Aperto Geneva,” Le Journal des Arts, Number 176, 2000, p. 12

    Selected Press

  • Artforum
    2015
    Valentin Carron
    Lillian Davies
  • The New York Times
    2015
    Altered Consciousness in Creative Oases
    Roberta Smith
  • Valentin Carron: do ré mi fa sol la si do
    2014
    Valentin Carron and Fabrice Stroun
    Fabrice Stroun
  • Artforum
    2014
    Valentin Carron: do ré mi fa sol la si do
    Simon Castets
  • Parkett
    2014
    The Pavilion of Contrasts
    Giovanni Carmine
  • Parkett
    2014
    Carrion: Valentin Carron's 'Restoration Act'
    David Breslin
  • Parkett
    2014
    On the Plastic Situations of Valentin Carron
    Lionel Bovier
  • Art in America
    2013
    Valentin Carron in the Studio
    Aoife Rosenmeyer
  • Frieze d/e
    2013
    Scale to Scale
    Matthias Sohr
  • Art Review
    2013
    Ten exhibitions you don't want to miss this summer
    Martin Herbert
  • Kunst Belletin
    2013
    Fokus: Valentin Carron – Deklination der Skulptur
    Kyung Roh Bannwart and Matthias Sohr
  • Kaleidoscope
    2013
    Vis-à-vis: Valentin Carron meets Isabelle Cornaro
    Gary Carrion-Murayari
  • L'Uomo Vogue
    2013
    The Director’s Selection: Valentin Carron, Martigny
    Lorenzo Bringheli
  • Los Angeles Times
    2012
    The everyday reconfigured: Valentin Carron's 'Inca, Cargo, Goal' at David Kordansky
    Christopher Knight
  • Valentin Carron
    2011
    Who Is Bertrand? Notes on the Work of Valentin Carron
    Andrea Bellini
  • Valentin Carron
    2011
    Valentin Carron
    Christy Lange
  • Valentin Carron
    2011
    Interview by Fabrice Stroun
    Fabrice Stroun
  • Novembre
    2011
    Valentin Carron
    Timothée Chaillou
  • Frieze
    2007
    Valentin Carron: Alpine aesthetics and Modernism; Imitation and a boar's head
    Adam Jasper
  • Artforum
    2006
    Valentin Carron, Galeria Eva Presenhuber
    Eva Scharrer
  • Frieze
    2001
    Valentin Carron, CAN, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
    Mai-Thu Perret
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