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Marguerite Humeau FOXP2

Palais de Tokyo has invited Marguerite Humeau (born in 1986 in France, lives in London) for her first major solo exhibition. The artist has produced an entire series of new work for the project; a physical and sensory experience at the crossroads between research and fiction.

Myths, speculations and fantasies are at the heart of Marguerite Humeau’s artwork. The development of each project includes a phase of extensive research and collaboration with numerous specialists and scientists.

At Palais de Tokyo, Marguerite Humeau re-enacts the origin of life and the development of conscious life forms in an ominous atmosphere.

Curator : Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel

A monographic book copublished by Palais de Tokyo and Nottingham Contemporary accompanies this show.

The exhibition "FOXP2" by Marguerite Humeau will be presented at Nottingham Contemporary (United Kingdom) from October 15, 2016 to January 8, 2017.



From 23/06/2016 to 11/09/2016

Open every day except Tuesdays, from noon until midnight.

Marguerite Humeau

Marguerite Humeau was born in 1986 in France and lives in London. She graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2011 and has already held several solo exhibitions of her work: Echoes, DUVE, Berlin, Germany (2015), Horizons, Import Projects, Berlin Art Week Jury Selection, Germany (2014), The Things? - A Trip to Europa / Proposal for Serenading Outer Space Creatures with Stunts, Vibrations, Chemistry, Light, and Live Magic, Trailer Exhibition, Geneva (2013-2014).

Her artwork features among the collections of MoMA (New York) and the Lafayette Corporate Foundation (Paris), and has been presented in institutions such as MoMA, the Hayward Gallery, the Serpentine Gallery (London), the Victoria and Albert Museum (London) and the Cité du Design (Saint-Etienne). She has won several international prizes, including the British Society of Sculptors Award (2014).

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FOXP2 - Proposal for Reenacting the Origin of Sentient Life

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