Valérian Goalec

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Valérian Goalec

UNTITLED, 2017

Vases and tainted water.

Variable dimensions

UNTITLED, 2017

Inox tube, paper tape

Variable dimensions

 

UNTITLED, 2017

Clay, carafe

UNTITLED (SANS-TITRE), 2017

Cardboardbox, found ceramic

RETENUE, 2017

UV print

80 x 60 cm

V. N°51, 2017

Concrete, found object

40 x 30 x 22 cm

 

V. N°51, 2017

Concrete, found object

40 x 30 x 22 cm

UNTITLED (SANS-TITRE), 2017

Cardboardbox, vase

 

UNTITLED, 2017

Clay, water.

Variable dimensions

 

M.V._ASWAK_SOUSS, 2016

Concrete, Aluminium plats

ø 33 cm x 9 cm

 

M.V._BLANDA_BLANK, 2016

Concrete, inox bowls

ø 20 cm x 19 cm

 

V. N°37, 2016

Concrete, vases

10 x 125 x 12 cm

 

V. N°27, 2016

Concrete.

20 x 8 x 40 cm

 

P.A. N°23 – 5, 2015

Oil on wood

120 x 180 cm

P.A. N°23 – 3, 2015

Oil on wood

120 x 180 cm

P.A. N°23 – 4, 2015

Oil on wood

120 x 180 cm

P.A. N°24 2/2, 2015

Oil on wood

120 x 60 cm

Folder N°02 p. 1/10

Ink on paper

 

Bio

Valérian Goalec (1986, Rennes, France). Lives and works in Brussels.

He uses existing forms in order to develop them, alter them, and take them elsewhere. Façades, architecture, windows or air vents become abstract sculptures, serial modulations and variations, models or paintings, modules or units of measure and of comparison.
The elements may be apprehended both as autonomous entities and as a coherent, solid whole, yet they remain possibly interchangeable, simultaneously interdependent and separate.
Valérian Goalec draws a pre-existing form from its context, appropriating, developing and multiplying it in order to obtain a new coherent form, devoid of its primary material qualities but gaining a host of other characteristics. 
His formal units function as unit of measures and of reflection, and as modules for aesthetic research.

STUDIES

2010 – DNSEP, EESAB, Rennes (FR)
2007 – DNAP, EESAB, Rennes (FR)

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018 – Potentiality of ten, L21, Palma (SP)
2015 – One to nine, Episode 4, Stems, Bruxelles (BE)

DUO EXHIBITIONS

2017 – Code Art Fair, with Zach Bruder, Monteverita, Copenhagen (DA) 
2016 – Sunday Art Fair, with Matt Connolly, Stems, London (UK)

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018 – Copies, curated by Théophile Calot, Eric Mouchet, Paris (FR) upcoming
2018 – Black Garden (20mg de fluoxetina al día), L21, Palma (SP)
2018 – Process time, Musée de l’Histoire du fer, curated by Vincent Verlé, Nancy (FR)
2018 – A brief introduction to physiological anthropology, curated by Maxime Souvent, Coherent, Brussels (BE)
2018 – On Materiality, curated by Joachim Coucke, Dash, Courtrai (BE)
2018 – Arco Art Fair, L21, Madrid (SP)
2017 – 20 cm from the ground, L21, Palma (SP)
2017 – La Norme Idéale, Levy Delval, Brussels (BE)
2017 – Re-Art2, curated by Julie Senden, Zaventem (BE)
2017 – 62e Salon de Montrouge, curated by Ami Barak, Beffroi, Centre culturel, Montrouge (FR) 
2017 – Abookaspacea, curated by Théophile Calot, Chapelle du Haut Quartier, Sète (FR)  
2016 – What about the color pink? Do you like pink?, Geukens & De Vil, Knokke-Het Zoute (BE)
2016 – F/F, curated by Théophile Calot, Néon gallery, Lyon (FR)
2016 – Point of view, curated by Théophile Calot, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen (DA)
2015 – Friendly Faces, curated by Middlemarch, Johannes Vogt, New York City (US) 
2015 – Forme e Anti forme, curated by Hans M. De Wolf, Fonderia Artistica Battaglia, Milan (IT)
2015 – Family Matters, De la charge, Bruxelles (BE)
2014 – Midway through the journey, neither here nor there, curated by Thomas Caron and Ward Heirwegh, BORG, Hal, Anvers (BE)
2014 – And He Built A Crooked House, curated by Sungpil Yoon, 221A, Vancouver (CA)
2014 – The Stanley parable, Levy Delval, Bruxelles (BE) 
2014 – Things to unfold, Préface, Paris (FR)
2013 – Tome 3, Préface, Paris (FR)
2011 – Addition, Delko, Rennes (FR)

RESIDENCES

2018 – Curatorial & Artist Residency Program, L21, 1 month, Palma (SP)
2014 – Dar Al-Ma’mûn, 2 months, Marrakech (MA)
2012 – Laras (Research Laboratory in the field of Arts and Sciences) 2 years, Bruxelles (BE)

AWARDS

2015 – Bronze medal, Stiftung Buchkunst, Best Book Design from all over the World for Eléments, Horizontal structure, 01, Leipzig (DE)
2013 – Prix Fernand Baudin 2013 for Elements, Horizontal structure, 01, Brussels (BE)

BOOKS

2014 – Elements, Random notes, 02 / Théophile’s Papers
2014 – Lignes courbes 24 (1-8) / Bunk Edition
2014 – Verre Tasse Bol / Publication Dieudonné Cartier
2013 – Elements, Horizontal structure, 01 / Théophile’s Papers

PUBLICATIONS

2018 –  Art Viewer, Potentiality of Ten, L21
2018 –  Máximo exponente, ABC Cultural, July, Palma (SP)
2018 – Residencias L 21 x Fundación Camper, Neo2
2018 –  Art Viewer, On Materiality, DASH
2017 – This is Belgium, The Word, Bruxelles (BE)
2017 – Art Viewer, 20 cm from the ground, L21
2016 – 5 Artists to Watch at the Sunday Art Fair 2016, Artspace
2016 – Portfolio, Mouvement N°81
2015 – Forme e Anti Forme, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)
2015 – Volumes A — E, Open Books London, Second Edition
2015 – The Word, Edition Avril – Mai, Bruxelles (BE)

COLLECTIONS

Fundación Camper, Palma (SP)
Various private collections