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 1984 Né à Payerne. Vit et travaille à Lausanne·2004-2007 Ecole cantonale d'art de Lausanne (ECAL), Diplôme en arts visuels·2008-2010 ECAL, Master European Art Ensemble

Guillaume Pilet

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At the Brink of the Human Mind Installation, glazed ceramic, mixed media, digital print,

"Learning from Aping” certainly seems to occupy a special place in my work as a whole, you could compare it with what Deleuze describes as the advantage of being a stranger within one's own language. But this series of works is not fundamentally different from the rest of my practice, even if I have to admit that in this case I am granting myself greater freedoms because my sphere of activity, one could call it a pretext, lends itself so wonderfully to experimentation. The project consists of extensive documentation - I am compiling a library specialised in monkeys, and collecting articles and objects from everyday culture - and also a very free interpretation of all these phenomena from a point of view that sometimes verges on the pseudoscientific or even pseudo artistic. The fact that I see myself in Magritte's cow period as much as in amateur art is something I put down to my impartiality towards all forms of artistic expression. "Learning from Aping” offers wonderful possibilities for play, even my own artistic autonomy/authorship is thrown into question. Sometimes I feel like a character that I have invented myself. This is the role I also play in the film that is currently being made about this research.
I often ask myself how I position myself as an artist, but there's no way I could say. I ape art, I think, if not deliberately. I can't seem to do anything else.
From an interview with Tiphanie Blanc and Yann Chateigné

Expositions individuelles (sélection):
2008 A certain, je ne sais quoi, Centre culturel suisse, Paris·2009 Swallow when you wanna spit, Klara Wallner Galerie, Berlin·2010 Excuse Me While I Disappear, 1m3, Lausanne·2010 Saga, Galerie Alain Gutharc, Paris·2012 To Zanzibar from Acapulco, SALTS, Birsfelden (with Claudia Comte)·2013 Surrogate Mothers, Rotwand, Zurich

Expositions collectives (sélection):
2009 Swiss Art Awards, Bâle·2009 As small as it gets, Art since the summer of 69, New York·2010 Of objects, fields and mirrors, Kunsthaus Glarus·2011 Mortel !, FRAC Basse- Normandie, Caen·2012 La Jeunesse est un art, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau (cat.)·2013 Hotel Abisso, Centre d'art contemporain, Genève (cat.)·2013 Harum-scarum, Blancpain art ­contemporain, Genève

Distinctions/Prix (sélection):
2008 Mobilière Young Art, La Mobilière·2009 Prix fédéral d'art, Office fédéral de la culture, Berne·2010 Prix fédéral d'art, Office fédéral de la culture, Berne


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Ausgabe 14  2013
Künstler/in Guillaume Pilet
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