Timeline

1976
Born in Geneva
2004
Received Federal Award of Art, Switzerland
2006
Kiefer-Hablitzel Art Prize
2006
Swiss Federal Prize for Fine Arts
2011
Prix culturel Manor
2011
Zurich Art Prize
Whitney Independent Study Programme, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
BA in English Litterature, University of Cambridge
Lives and Works in Geneva and New York

Exhibitions

2013
Mai-Thu Perret, Galerie Francesca Pia, Zurich (solo)
2013
At Work. Atelier und Produktion als Thema der Kunst, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Siegen
2013
DECORUM. Tapis et tapisseries d´artistes, Musée d´art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
2013
Pro-Choice, Fri-Art, Fribourg
2013
Pattern: Follow the rules, Eli and Edithe Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University
2013
Female Power. Matriarchy, Spirituality & Utopia, Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Arnhem
2012
Brot und Salz, Sommer & Kohl, Berlin
2012
10'000 Stunden. Über Handwerk, Meisterschaft und Scheitern in der Kunst, Kunstmuseum Thurgau
2012
La jeunesse est un art, Jubiläum Manor Kunstpreis 2012, Aargauer Kunsthaus
2012
Cluster, 1m3, Lausanne
2012
Marcher dans la couleur, Musée Régional d'Art Contemporain Languedoc-Roussillon, Sérignan
2012
Reflecting Fashion, Kunst und Mode seit der Moderne, Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna
2012
Eorum Sanai (Ice Man), Arario Gallery, Cheoanan, Korea
2012
The Old, the New, the Different, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern
2012
Neon: Who's afraid of red, yellow and blue?, La maison rouge, Paris
2012
Le Nouveau Festival du Centre Pompidou, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
2012
The World as Will and Wallpaper, Le Consortium, Dijon
2012
Abstract Possible: The Stockholm Synergies, Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
2012
Beast of Burden, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin, Germany (solo)
2012
Pure Perception, Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Milano, Italy
2012
Shake 'N' Bake, A Group Show Curated by Hard Hat, Praz-Delavallade, Paris, France
2012
EXAMPLE: SWITZERLAND. Unbounding and Crossing Over as Art, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz
2012
the devilʼs fidelity, Galerie Marian Goodman, Paris
2012
Danser sa vie, Centre Pompidou, Paris
2012
Reflecting Fashion, Kunst und Mode seit der Moderne, MUMOK, Vienna, Austria (solo)
2011
The Zurich Art Prize 2011: Mai-Thu Perret, Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
2011
Love Letters in Ancient Brick, Theatre de lʼUsine, Geneva, Switzerland (solo)
2011
Hard Hat, Geneva, Switzerland (solo)
2011
Mamco, Geneva, Switzerland (solo)
2011
Le Magasin, Grenoble, France (solo)
2011
Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland (solo)
2011
Migraine, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
2011
ILLUMInations, curated by Bice Curiger, International Pavilion, 54th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
2011
Abstract Possible: The Tamayo Take, Rufino Tamayo Museum, Mexico City, Mexico
2011
The 2011 Bridgehampton Biennial, Bridgehampton, New York
2010
Goldene Zeiten
 Teil 1: Steven Claydon, Diango Hernández and Mai-Thu Perret, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
2010
Chartreuse jeune: An intervention by Olaf Nicolai at the Casa Taberelli, Casa Tabarelli, Cornaiano, Italy
2010
While Bodies Get Mirrored. An Exhibition about Movement, Formalism and Space, MigrosMuseum, Zurich, Switzerland
2010
Born Under a Bad Sign, Power House Art Center, Memphis, TN
2010
Charles Fourier – Lʼécart absolu, Musée des Beaux-Arts et d'archéologie de Besançon, France
2010
A New Stance for Tomorrow, Part 3, Sketch, London, England
2010
From Dusk Till Dawn: If I Canʼt Dance, I Donʼt Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution, video program by Yann Chateigné, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands
2010
Yellow Box, video program by bdv, Restaurant Georges, Paris, France
2010
Flag, Swiss Institute, New York, NY (solo)
2010
Parade, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, England (solo)
2010
An Ideal for Living, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI (solo)
2010
The Viewing Room, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, England (solo)
2010
Borderlines, Cabinet des arts graphiques, Musée dʼart et dʼhistoire, Genève, Switzerland
2010
High Ideals & Crazy Dreams, Galerie Vera Munro, Hamburg, Germany
2010
Close Your Eyes in Order to See, Praz-Delavallade, Paris, France
2010
Anonymous Materials, Stiftung Binz39, Zurich, Switzerland
2010
Edition 5 Erstfeld, Haus für Kunst Uri, Altdorf, Switzerland
2010
Abstract Possible, Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden
2009–2010
Mai-Thu Perret. Alphabet: Paintings and Text Works 2004-2009, Galerie Francesca Pia, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
2009
The Crack-Up, Praz-Delavallade, Paris (solo)
2009
Ventriloquist, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London
2009
Regift, The Swiss Institute Contemporary Art, New York
2009
The Aspen Art Museum (solo)
2009
Living Together, Centro Cultural Montehermoso Kulturenea, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
2009
Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Switzerland
2008
Euro-Centric, Part 1: New European Art from the Rubell Family Collection , Rubell Family Collection
2008
An Evening of the Book and Other Stories, The Kitchen, New York
2008
Mai-Thu Perret: Land of Crystal, Kunsthalle St. Gallen, St. Gallen (solo)
2008
Abstraction étendue , Espace de l’Art Concret, Mouans-Sartoux
2007
Galerie Francesca Pia, Zurich (solo)
2007
Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht (catalogue) (solo)
2007
Half Square Half Crazy, Villa Arson, Nice, France
2007
Open and Shut, Skestos Gabriele Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
2007
Kunsthalle Exnergasse, tension, sex, despair – aber hallo/na und, Vienna
2007
Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, In the Poem about Love You Don’t Write Love, Minneapolis
2007
Aussenraum der Berggemeinde Amden am Walensee, Mai-Thu Perret: Das Kunstwerk und sein Ort (curated by Roman Kurzmeyer), Amden
2007
Kölnischer Kunstverein, Pure Self Expression, Cologne
2006
Neue Kunsthalle, Modus, St. Gallen
2006
Wexner Center for the Arts, Shiny, Colombus, Ohio
2006
Elizabeth Dee Gallery and QUED, Bring the War Home, New York/Los Angeles
2006
Instituto Svizzero, Visioni del paradiso, Rome
2006
Apocalypse Ballet, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin (solo)
2006
Solid objects (Exhibition with Valentin Carron), Chisenhale Gallery, London (cat.) (solo)
2006
The Renaissance Society, And every woman will be a walking synthesis of the universe, Chicago (cat.) (solo)
2006
Exposition des Bourses Des Fonds Berthoud, Lissignol-Chevalier et Galland, Centre d’art Contemporain, Geneva
2006
Centre d'art Mira Phalaina/Maison Populaire, Madame la baronne était plutôt manièrée, assez roccoco et complètement baroque, Montreuil (cat.)
2006
Inside now, we walked into a room with coca-cola coloured walls, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz
2006
West London Projects, The Endless Summer, London
2006
Galerie Edouard Manet, Objets d’hier et d’aujourd’hui, Gennevillier
2006
Royal College of Art, Again For Tomorrow, London (cat.)
2006
La Générale, Hradacany, Paris
2006
Usine, Atelier 3ème étage, Sublime Part II, Geneva (cat.)
2006
Centre PasquArt, Nouvelles Collections, Bienne
2005
Model Modernism, Artist Space, New York (cat.)
2005
Paralleles Leben, Frankfurter Kunstverein Frankfurt am Main (cat.)
2005
CCA, In the Poem about Love the Word Love Does Not Appear, Glasgow (cat.)
2005
Solid objects (with Valentin Carron), Centre d’ Art Contemporain, Geneva (cat.) (solo)
2005
National Arts Center, Tbilisi 2, Wednesday calls the future, Tbilissi, Georgia
2005
Air de Paris, NY Twice, Paris (cat.)
2005
Centre d’art contemporain, Genève, artistes et créateurs d’aujourd’hui, Geneva
2005
Heroine of the People, Galerie Praz-Delavallade, Paris
2004
Galerie Peter Kilchmann, The Age Of Optimism, Zurich
2004
Karvasla, Tuesday is gone, Tiblissi, Georgia
2004
Helmhaus, Fürchte Dich, Zurich (cat.)
2004
ArtBasel 35, Statement presented by Galerie Francesca Pia, Basel (solo)
2004
Love Thy Sister Like Thyself, Centre d’édition contemporaine, Geneva (solo)
2004
None of the above, Swiss Institute, New York
2004
Champion Fine Arts, Leviathan Rising Under Moon’s Influence, Brooklyn, NY (cat.)
2004
Year, Archives generation upon generation, Brooklyn, NY
2003
Form/Kontext/Troja, Secession, Vienna
2003
The return of the creature, Künstlerhaus Thurn + Taxis, Bregenz
2003
Pure self-expression x25, Galerie Francesca Pia, Bern (solo)
2002
The Modern Institute, Glasgow (solo)
2002
We close our eyes in order to see, Glassbox, Paris (solo)
2001
Land of Crystal, Le Studio, CAN, Neuchâtel (cat.) (solo)
2001
Rock Paper Scissors, Galerie Francesca Pia, Bern
2000
Why can’t monsters get along with other monsters, Galerie Francesca Pia, Bern
2000
Dr Wings, Air de Paris, Paris

Literature

2008
Mai-Thu Perret Land of Crystal, Centre d’art contemporain, Genf, The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, Kunsthalle Sankt Gallen, Christoph Keller Editions/ JRP/Ringier
2007
Mai-Thu Perret « And every woman will be a walking synthesis of the universe », Annual Report 2005
2007
2006, The Renaissance Society, University of Chicago, pp. 41-43
2006
Feldman, Hannah: Desert of the Real - Hannah Feldman on the art of Mai-Thu Perret, Artforum International, Summer, pp. 332-335
2006
Allen, Jennifer: Mai-Thu Perret at Galerie Barbara Weiss, Artforum, April, p. 261
2006
Nielsen, Henrikke: Mai-Thu Perret at Galerie Barbara Weiss, Flash Art International, no. 247, March-April Hüster, Wiebke: Pappmaché-Kameradinnen, Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, February 19
2006
Swiss Art Award 2006, Catalogue, Schweizerischer Kunstverein Zürich, pp. 13-14, 129
2006
Modus, exhibition catalogue, Neue Kunst Halle St. Gallen
2006
Mai-Thu Perret, Collection Cahiers d’Artistes 2006, Pro Helvetica, Swiss Arts Council
2006
Radical Gestures? Alex Morrison and Mai-Thu Perret in conversation, in: Again For Tomorrow, exhibition catalogue, Royal College of Art, London, pp. 153-155
2006
Mojica, Jason, "The Crystal Frontier“, the Rennaissance Society, in: Time Out Chicago, issue
2006
Sahakian, Marlyne, ONE TO WATCH, [Mai-Thu Perret], on: artcrush, issue 34, June 2006 (http://www.artkrush.com/mailer/issue34/index.html#watch)
2006
Feldman, Hannah, Desert of the Real. Hannah Feldman on the Art of Mai-Thu Perret, in: Artforum summer 2006
2006
Olympiade der Kunst//Olympian hights of Art, in: Lufthansa magazin, 06.2006
2006
Lapp, Axel, Mai-Thu Perret, in: ArtReview, April 2006
2006
Bonacina, Andrew, Mai-Thu Perret, in: Again For Tomorrow, Royal College of Art, London, 2006 (cat.)
2006
Nielsen, Henrikke, Mai-Thu Perret at Galerie Barbara Weiss, in: Flash Art International, no 247, March/April 2006
2006
Hüster, Wiebke, Pappmaché-Kameradinnen, in: Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, 19.02.2006
2005
Sung, Won Kim, An interview with Mai-Thu Perret, in: Paralleles Leben, Frankfurter Kunstverein, 2005 (cat.)
2005
Reynaud Dewar, Lili, Figures spéciales – Mai-Thu Perret, Lucy McKenzie , 02, in: revue d’art contemporain no. 38, Nantes, summer 2005
2005
Sung Won, Kim: Interview with Mai-Thu Perret, in: Paralleles Leben, exhibition catalogue, Frankfurter Kunstverein, pp. 125-130
2004
Stroun, Fabrice: “Ouverture, Mai-Thu Perret”, Flash Art International no. 236, May-June 2004
2004
Notter, Eveline: “Love thy sister like thyself”, Kunst-Bulletin, Zurich, May 2004
2004
Schellenberg, Samuel: “Mai-Thu Perret, à l’aise entre mots et forme”, Le Courrier, Geneva, April 17, 2004
2004
Steiner, Urs: “Heiter? Bewölkt?- Grosswetterlage der Befindlichkeit im Helmhaus”, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Zurich, February 17, 2004
2003
Gerber, Elisabeth: “Mai-Thu Perret in der Galerie Francesca Pia”, Kunst-Bulletin, Zurich, October, 2003
2002
Stroun, Fabrice: “Fabrice Stroun talks with Mai-Thu Perret”, CAN, Neuchâtel, 2002
2001
Julliard, Nicolas: “La colère maîtrisée des jeunes artistes”, Le Temps, Geneva, December 11, 2001
2001
d’Alimonte, Valério: “La fuite en arrière”, La Voix du Luxembourg, Luxemburg, November 1, 2001
2001
Bohm, Alexander: “Utopire”, D’Lëtzebuerger Land, Luxemburg, October 19, 2001
2001
“Highlight”, Casa Vogue Brazil, Sao Paulo, no.192, 2001
2001
Julliard, Nicolas: La colère maîtrisée des jeunes artistes, Le Temps, Geneva, December 11
2000
Michèle, Nicole: Embroidery, The Now Idea, Parkett, Zurich, n°59, September