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1976Born in Geneva, Switzerland
Since 2008Professor at HEAD, University of Arts and Design, Geneva
2002–2003Whitney Independent Study Program, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
1997BA (Hons) in English, Cambridge University
Lives and works in Geneva
Solo Exhibitions (selection)

Simon Lee Gallery, News from Nowhere, Hong Kong

Galerie Barbara Weiss, Aqua Viva, Berlin

Badischer Kunstverein, Grammer and Glamour, Karlsruhe 

Spike Island, The Blazing World, Bristol


MAMCO, Geneva

Galerie Francesca Pia, Fillette, Zurich


David Kordansky Gallery, Féminaire, Los Angeles

NICC, Go and become the incense burner in the old shrine, Brussels


Simon Lee Gallery, Mai-Thu Perret: Zone, London

Nasher Sculpture Center, Sightings, Dallas


Espace 8, rue Saint-Bon, Kilims & Commas, Paris

Galerie Joy de Rouvre, Flow my tears, Geneva

Blondeau & Cie, Moon Palace, Geneva


Simon Lee Gallery, Astral Plane, Hong Kong

David Kordansky Gallery, Slow Wave, Los Angeles


Galerie Francesca Pia, The Prairie,  Zurich


Galerie Barbara Weiss, Mai-Thu Perret. Beast of Burden, Berlin


Le Magasin, The Adding Machine, Grenoble, travelling exhibition
Haus Konstruktiv, Zürich Art Prize 2011: Mai-Thu Perret, I dream of the code of the west, Zürich
MAMCO, Mai-Thu Perret. Spectra in Cycle L’éternel détour, séquence d’été 2011, Geneva
Aargauer Kunsthaus, The Adding Machine, Aarau, travelling exhibition
Swiss Institute Contemporary Art, Love Letters in Acient Brick, New York, travelling exhibition
Hard Hat, Octopus, Geneva
Théâtre de l’Usine, Love Letters in Ancient Brick, Geneva, travelling exhibition

David Kordansky Gallery, Migraine, Los Angeles

2010University of Michigan: Museum of Art, An Ideal for Living, Ann Arbor
Timothy Taylor Gallery, Parade, London
2009Galerie Francesca Pia, Alphabet: Paintings and Text Works 2004-2009, Zürich
The Aspen Art Museum, 2013, Aspen
Galerie Praz-Delavallade, The Crack-Up, Paris
2008San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, New Work, San Francisco
Timothy Taylor Gallery, 2012, London
Galerie Barbara Weiss, Bikini, Berlin
Kunsthalle Sankt Gallen, Land of Crystal, St. Gallen
The Kitchen, An Evening of the Book and Other Stories, New York
2007Bonnefantenmuseum, Land of Crystal, Maastricht
Atelier Amden, Das Kunstwerk und sein Ort, Amden
Galerie Francesca Pia, Crab Nebula, Zürich
2006Hard Hat, An Evening of the Book, Geneva
The Renaissance Society, And every woman will be a walking synthesis of the universe, Chicago
Chisenhale Gallery, Solid Objects (with Valentin Carron), London
Galerie Barbara Weiss, Mai-Thu Perret. Apocalypse Ballet, Berlin
2005Galerie Praz-Delavallade, Heroine of the People, Paris
Centre d’Art Contemporain, Solid Objects (with Valentin Carron), Geneva
2004ArtBasel 35, Statement, presented by Galerie Francesca Pia, Basel
Centre d’édition contemporaine, Love Thy Sister Like Thyself, Geneva
2003Galerie Francesca Pia, Pure self-expression x25, Bern
2002The Modern Institute, Glasgow
Glassbox, We Close Our Eyes In Order To See, Paris
2001         Le Studio, CAN, Land of Crystal, Neuchâtel


Group Exhibitions (selection)


Times Art Center Berlin, Neither Black/Red/Yellow Nor Woman, Berlin

Ribordy Theataz, Swiss Made, Genf (forthcoming)

MMAG Foundation, Stars are Closer and Clouds are Nutritious under Golden Trees, Amman

Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art, Survival Kit 10.1, Riga

Sokyo Gallery, Mingei Now, Kyoto

DePaul Art museum - De Paul University, New Age, New Age - Strategies for Survival, Chicago

Fondation CAB, Alentour, curated by John Armleder, Brussels

Glasgow International, Cellular World: Dyborg-Human-Avatar-Horror, Glasgow

Met Breuer, Like Life: Sculpture, Color, and the Body (1300–Now), New York


Gallery Francesca Pia, Lampen, Zurich

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Object Like Us, curated by Amy Smith-Stewart and David Adamo, Connecticut

Kunsthaus Zürich, Fashion Drive: Extreme Clothing in the Visual Arts, Zurich

Met Breuer, Like Life. Sculpture, Color, and Body, New York

Gallery of Modern Art, Cellular World: Cyborg-Human-Avatar-Horror, curated by Richard Parry, Glasgow

Kunsthalle Basel, Performance Process. New Swiss Performance Now, Basel

MAMCO, Die Welt als Labyrinth, Geneva

Art Basel, Hidden Bar, Basel

Villa Vassilieff, Akademia:Performing Life, Paris

Le centre regional d'art contemporain OCCITANIE/ Pyrénées-Méditerranée, Mademoiselle, Sété 

Parc des Eaux-Vives, Sculpture Biennale of Geneva, Geneva


Imperial War Museums, Age of Terror: Art Since 9/11, London

Galerie Anders Hus, Scripts as Afaka, curated by Sumesh Sharma, Paris

La Panacée - Centre d’Art Contemporain, PLURIVERS – 4 études d’ethnologies imaginaires, Montpellier, France

Spencer Brownstone Gallery, 1107 Pt. II, New York

Galerie Poirel, Le Grand Détournement, Nancy

Musée international de la Réforme, PRINT! Les premières pages d'une révolution, Geneva

Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Medusa, Paris

Simon Lee Gallery, The Leftovers, New York

Mamco, Zeitgeist, Geneva

Galerie Andrea Caratch, Black'n'White, Saint-Moritz

Galerie Francesca Pia, L'image, curated by Vincent Romagny, Zurich   


MRAC, Flatland/abstraction narratives 1, Sérignan

Grundy Art Gallery, NEON: THE CHARGED LINE, Blackpool

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, A Slow Succession with Many Interruptions, San Francisco

Jessica Silverman Gallery, Let There Be (More) Light, San Francisco

Musée d'Art de Pully, Charles Blanc-Gatti–Hypothèse d'une généalogie, Pully

Museum Sheffield, Graves Gallery, Going Public: The Napoleone Collection, Sheffield

Galerie Barbara Weiss, The Hellstrom Chronicle, Berlin

Galerie Patrick Seguin, Pièces-Meublés, curated by Bob Nickas, Paris

Galerie des Galeries, ALL OVER, Paris

Zabriskie Point, TEAM 404, Geneva






Rubell Family Collection, No Man's Land, Miami

Algus Greenspon, The Shadow is Taken, New York

Priska Pasquer, Reset 1, Cologne

VNH Gallery, Balthazar, Paris

Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Collection on Display: Experimental Arrangements, Zürich

Art Môtiers, Môtiers 2015 – Art en plein air, Môtiers

Galerie Francesca Pia, Group Show, Zurich

Bonnefantenmuseum, Ceramix – Ceramix art from Gauguin to Schütte, Maastricht

Musée des beaux-arts, Triennale de l'art imprimé contemporain, Le Locle

Galerist, Eureka!, Istanbul

Swiss Institute, Work Hard: Selection by Valentin Carron, New York

David Kordansky Gallery, John Armleder, Stéphane Kropf, John Tremblay, with guests Mai-Thu Perret and Blair Thurman, Los Angeles 

Musée Rath, BIENS PUBLICS, Geneva









L'Espace de l'Art Concret, le fil des possibles, Mouans-Sartoux

Steirischer Herbst, Forms of distancing, Graz

Museum Rietberg, Gastspiel, Schweizer Gegenwartskunst im Museum Rietberg, Zürich

Centre d'art contemporain, Bienniale of moving images, Geneva

Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, BASH II, Woodstock, New York

Pace Gallery, Mingei: Are You Here?, curated by Nicolas Trembley, New York

Fondation Speerstra, Week-end à Rome, Apples

Centre d'art contemporain, Biennial of Moving Images, Geneva

Maati Ghar, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, Insert 2014, New Delhi


Power Station of Art, Decorum. Carpets and Tapestries by Artists, Shanghai

Aargauer Kunsthaus, Desiderata, Aarau

Galerie Francesca Pia, gemini, Zürich

Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Decorum- Tapis et tapisseries d’artistes, Paris

Dairy Art Center, Island, London

1m3, Giant Ice Cream Cones, Lausanne

Oasis Hotel, Oasis Mini Gym, Angeles City, Philippines

Museum für Gegenwartskunst, At Work – Atelier und Produktion als Thema der Kunst, Siegen Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Female Power, Arnhem

Fri-Art, HOLES IN THE WALLS: Early Works 1948 - 2013, Fribourg


Fri Art, PRO-CHOICE, curated of Petunia, Fribourg

LIVEINYOURHEAD, Institut curatorial de la head, ELECTRIC FIELDS, Geneva

Dienstgebäude, Fire it up!, Zurich

Fri-Art, PRO-CHOICE curated by Petunia, Fribourg
Fri-Art, HOLES IN THE WALLS: Early Works 1948 - 2013, Fribourg


LiveinYourHead, Institut curatorial de la Head, 50 Partitions, Geneva
La Salle de bains, Tell the Children/ Abstraction pour enfants, Lyon
Aargauer Kunstaus, Jubiläum Manor Kunstpreis 2012, La jeunesse est un art, Aarau
Kunstmuseum Thurgau, 10'000 Stunden. Über Handwerk, Meisterschaft und Scheitern in der Kunst, Thurgau
Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Cosmic Laughter- Timewave Zero then what?, Kraichtal
1m3, Cluster, Lausanne
Bard Center for Curatorial Studies, Anti-Establishment, Annandale-on-Hudson
Brand New Gallery, Changing States of Mind, Milan
Forde, Panegyric, Geneva
Le Confort Moderne, Le Confort Moderne, Poitiers
Galleria Monica de Cardenas, Pure Perception, Milan
Le Consortium, Le monde comme volonté et papier peint, Dijon

Galerie Barbara Weiss, Text Textile Texture, Berlin
Arario Gallery, Eorum Sanai (Ice Man), Cheonan, Korea
Kunsthalle Bern, The Old, the New, the Different, Bern
Mariann Goodman Gallery, The Devils Fidelity, Paris
Tensta Konsthall, Abstract Possible: The Stockholm Synergies, Stockholm
Galeria Luisa Strina, Parque Industrial, Sao Paolo
Sommer & Kohl, Brot und Salz, Berlin
Kunsthaus Grenchen, Dancing Towards the Essence, Grenchen
Mumok, Reflecting Fashion - Kunst und Mode, Vienna
La maison rouge, Néon – who’s afraid of red, yellow and blue?, Paris
Zacheta National Gallery of Art, New Sculpture, Warsaw
Praz Delavallade, curated by Hard Hat, Shake & Bake, Paris
Centre Pompidou, Nouveau Festival, Paris


54th Venice Biennale, ILLUMInations, Venice
Palais de Tokyo, Carte blanche à John M Armleder - All of the above, Paris
Mudac, Helvètes vulcains, Lausanne
Museo Tamayo, Abstract Possible, Mexico City
Centre Pompidou, Danser sa vie, Danse et arts visuels au XXe et XXIe siècles, Paris
Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, BEISPIEL SCHWEIZ. Entgrenzungen und Passagen als Kunst, Vaduz

2010Casa Taberelli, Chartreuse jeune: An intervention by Olaf Nicolai, Cornalano
Malmö Konsthall, Abstract Possible, Malmö
Salt Lake Art Center, Go West, Utah
Power House Art Center, Born Under a Bad Sign, Memphis
Migros Museum, While bodies get mirrored – An Exhibition about movement, space and installation, Zurich
Musée des Beaux-Arts et d’Archeologie, group show Charles Fourier ou l’Attraction Passionnée, Besançon
Haus der Kunst, Goldene Zeiten Teil 1 - Steven Claydon, Django Hernàndez und Mai-Thu Perret, Munich
2009Ludwik Grohman, Villa Anabasis: Rituals of Homecoming, Festival of Dialogue of Four Cultures, Lodz
Galerie Francesca Pia, Top 10 Allegories, curated by Hard Hat, Zurich
Utopics, 11th Swiss Sculpture Exhibition, Bienne
2nd Athens Biennale, HEAVEN, Athens
Art Unlimited, Basel
Kunsthalle St. Gallen, Born to Be Wild, St. Gallen
Christine König Galerie, Beginnings, Middles, And Ends, Wien
CAC Contemporary Art Center, Shifting Identities (Swiss) Art Now, Vilnius
The Drawing Center, Fax, New York
Karma International, Prose pour des Esseintes, Zurich (collaboration with John Armleder)
Timothy Taylor Gallery, Ventriloquist, London
Swiss Institute, Regift, New York
Montehermoso Cultural Center, Living Together, Vitoria-Gasteiz
Baltic Center for Contemporary Art, A Spoken Word Exhibition, Baltic, Gateshead
Festiwal, Dialogu, Czterech, Kultur ‘09
Ludwik Grohman Villa, Anabasis. Rituals of Homecoming, Wrzesnia

Kunsthaus Zürich, Shifting Identities – (Swiss) Art today, Zurich

Centre Pasquart, AURUM, L’or dans l’art contemporain, Bienne
Tranzitdisplay, A Spoken Word, cur. Mathieu Copeland, Prague
Espace de l'Art Concret, Abstraction étendue: Une scène romande et ses connexions, Mouans-Sartoux
Château d’Arenthon Fondation pour l’art contemporain, Abstraction Extension, Claudine et Jean-Marc Salomon, Alex

Cneai=, Black Noise. A Tribute to Steven Parrino, Chatou
Tang Contemporary, There is No Story to Tell, Beijing
New Jerseyy, The Line is a Lonely Hunter-Drawings in New Jerseyy, Basel
Pavillon Suisse de la Cité internationale universitaire de Paris, Le spectrarium, Paris
Champion Fine Arts at Rental Gallery, Champion Zero, New York
Kunstmuseum Magdeburg, Standort Alltag – Everyday Ideologies, Magdeburg
Galerie Lionel Latham, Mémoires d’objets, Geneva
Art and Entrepreneurship, Art Dubai, Dubai; Chelsea Art Museum, New York; E-Werk,
Berlin; Center for contemporary Art, Moscow; Centre d`art contemporain, Geneva;
Superstudio Piu, Milan; Philips de Pury & Company, London
Sketch, The Saints, and music & films by Amy Granat, with Fia Backstrom, Jutta
Koether, Amy O’Neill, Angel Turner, Emily Sundblad & Stefan Tcherepnin, London
Artprojx Space, Dadadandy Boutique, London

2007Timothy Taylor Gallery, Ballet mécanique, London
Rubell Family Collection, Euro-Centric, Part 1: New European Art from the Rubell Family Collection, Miami
Swiss Institute, A Spoken Word Exhibition, cur. Mathieu Copeland, New York
MAMCO, Black Noise, Geneva
Anyang Public Art Project, Anyang
Fri-Art, Les artistes de la collection Cahiers d’artistes série VI + VII, Fribourg
Sonjeart Centre and Kimho Art Museum, Tomorrow, Seoul
Gulbekian Foundation, An Atlas of Events, Lisbonne
Biennale de Lyon, 00 – L’Histoire d’une décennie qui n’est pas encore nommée, Lyon
Cherry and Martin, Radiant City, Los Angeles
Galerie Catherine Issert, Introvert, Extrovert, Makes No Difference, St Paul de Vence
Art en plein air Motiers 2007, Val de Travers
Kölnischer Kunstverein, Pure Self Expression, Cologne
Palais de Tokyo, Bastard Creatures, Paris
Midway Minneapolis & Overgarden Coppenhagen, In the poem about love you don’t write love, Minneapolis & Copenhagen
Mongin Art Center, At Home in the Universe, cur. John Armleder, Seoul
Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Tension; Sex; Despair – Who/So – What, Vienna
Centre Culturel Suisse, Worker, Drone, Queen, Paris
Palais de Tokyo, Etats (Faites le vous-même), Paris
Villa Arson, A moitié carré, à moitié fou, Nice
Skestos Gabriele Gallery, Open and Shut, Chicago
2006Ritter/Zamet, DADADANDY presents SPACE IS THE PLACE, London
Via Nuova arte contemporanea, Piani Sospetti, Florence
Children National Gallery, TBILISI 3. LET'S STAY ALIVE TILL MONDAY, Tbilisi
Artists Space, In the poem about love the word love does not appear, New York
Hyde Park Art Centre, Interstellar Low Ways, Chicago
P.S.1, The Gold Standart, New York
Wexner Center for the Arts, Shiny, Colombus Ohio
Liverpool Biennial 06, Liverpool
Centre d'art Mira Phalaina/Maison Populaire, Madame la baronne était plutôt manièrée, assez roccoco et complètement baroque, Montreuil
Neue Kunsthalle, Modus, St. Gallen
CentrePasquArt, „Unter 30“ IV, Junge Schweizer Kunst/Jeune Art Suisse, Bienne
Elizabeth Dee Gallery and QUED, Bring the War Home, New York/Los Angeles
Centre d’Art Contemporain, Conversation Pieces, Geneva
Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Lovely Shanghai Music, Shanghai
Instituto Svizzero, Visioni del paradiso, Rome
West London Projects, The Endless Summer, London
Galerie Edouard Manet, Objets d’hier et d’aujourd’hui, Gennevilliers
Royal College of Art, Again For Tomorrow, London
La Générale, Hradacany, Paris
Usine, Atelier 3ème étage, Sublime Part II, Geneva
Grazer Kunstverein, Eine Person allein in einem Raum mit Coca-Cola-farbenen Wänden, Graz
Centre PasquArt, Nouvelles Collections, Bienne
2005Centre d’art contemporain, Genève, artistes et créateurs d’aujourd’hui, Geneva
CCA, In the Poem about Love the Word Love Does Not Appear, Glasgow
Frankfurter Kunstverein, Paralleles Leben, Frankfurt
National Arts Center, Tbilisi 2, Wednesday calls the future, Tbilissi
Air de Paris, NY Twice, Paris
Artists Space, Model Modernism, New York
New Langton Arts Center, Situational Prosthetics, San Francisco
2004Swiss Institute, None of the above, New York
Galerie Peter Kilchmann, The Age Of Optimism, Zurich
Karvasla, Tuesday is gone, Tiblissi
Helmhaus, Fürchte Dich, Zurich
Champion Fine Arts, Leviathan Rising Under Moon’s Influence, Brooklyn, NY
Year, Archives generation upon generation, Brooklyn, NY
MAMCO, Yellow Pages, Geneva
2003 Secession, Form/Kontext/Troja, Vienna
Fia Backström Productions, Socialism – A love letter, Brooklyn, NY
Kunsthaus Glarus, Fink Forward the collection/collection, Glarus
Künstlerhaus Thurn und Taxis, The Return of the Creature, Bregenz
Yellow Pages, Turm Gallery Helmstedt, Germany; Kunsthalle Palazzo Liestal
2002Galerie Francesca Pia, Rock Paper Scissors, Bern
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne, Espace Arlaud, Get Angry – Perspectives romandes 3, Lausanne
Alimentation Générale Art Contemporain, Wahrscheinlich (vraisemblablement),
Luxembourg Galeria Javier Lopez, The New Domestic Landscape, Madrid
2000Air de Paris, Dr Wings, Paris
Galerie Francesca Pia, Why can’t monsters get along with other monsters, Bern
Fri-Art, Preview for Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson, Etat des lieux #2, Fribourg


Projects organized, curated and co-curated


MAMCO, Ecart at Art Basel, The exhibition is organized by John M Armleder and Lionel Bovier, with Paul Bernard, Sophie Costes, Julien Fronsacq, Elisabeth Jobin, and Mai-Thu Perret, Geneva



Centre Pompidou / Kunsthalle Bern, Voids. Eine Retrospektive (in collaboration with
John Armleder, Laurent LeBon, Mathieu Copeland, Gustav Metzger, Philippe Pirotte
and Clive Philpot), Paris / Bern


Cneai, Black Noise. A Tribute to Steven Parrino (in collaboration with John Armleder
and Jérôme Massard), Chatou


Mamco, Black Noise. A Tribute to Steven Parrino (in collaboration with John Armleder
and Jérôme Massard), Geneva


Champion Fine Art, Boys Keep Swinging, New York
Champion Fine Arts, Homosocial, Brooklyn, NY


Circuit, Le Rayon noir (in collaboration with Fabrice Stroun), Lausanne
27 Canal, Love is a battlefield (in collaboration with Daniel Baumann and Fabrice
Stroun ), New York


Historisches Museum Murten, Le Jardin de la Violence/Der Garten der Gewalt (Expo 02
project in collaboration with Daniel Baumann, Johannes Gachnang and Fabrice Stroun),


Galerie Francesca Pia, All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy (in collaboration with
Fabrice Stroun), Bern


Co-Director of Forde, Espace d’art contemporain (with Fabrice Stroun), Geneva




Paul Boesch Kunstpreis, awarded by Kunstmuseum Bern


Studio residency in London, awarded by the Zuger Kulturstiftung Landis & Gyr


Zurich Art Prize
Prix culturel Manor


Prize of the Swiss Foundation for Graphic Arts, ETH Zurich


Prix Kiefer-Hablitzel, Switzerland
Federal Award of Art, Switzerland


Federal Award of Art, Switzerland