Benjamin Sabatier

“That he sharpens pencils for 35 hours (Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2002), creates the structure for the production of works in an IBK kit (Jérôme de Noirmont Gallery, Paris, 2003 ) takes hold of the working and militant history of the city of Besançon (Besançon's Contemporary Art Center, 2011) reassesses the utopias of modern architecture (Jousse Entreprise Gallery, Paris, 2014) or deploys a sculptural work marked by an aesthetic of the site, Benjamin Sabatier repeatedly questions the concept of labor, which functions as a standard in an approach seeking above all to register art in a broader socio-economic context.

 

His artistic vocabulary consists of raw and accessible materials, brick, concrete, DIY tools, card- board, scotch tape, etc. that he manipulates within the framework of legible manufacturing pro- cesses, removing any reference to the heroic gesture of the sculptor in favor of a certain literality where the functioning of the work is revealed at first glance. This «dazzling», which is no less poly- semous, makes it easy and possible for everyone to own it.

Between political and formal questions, rereading of constructivist principles and theses of Walter Benjamin, the work of Benjamin Sabatier, by inviting the spectator to become himself a producer, is therefore envisaged in terms of the alternative and emancipatory theories of Do it Yourself.”

 

Raphaël Brunel

 

 

Education

 

2016    PHD, Université de Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris, France.

2000    DEA, Arts et Sciences de l’art, Universit. de Rennes 2, France.

 

 

Solo Shows

 

2020    Variations Concrètes. Galerie Bertrand Grimont, Paris, France.

2019    Structural Works. Eleven Steens, Brussels, Belgium.

2019    Fault Line. Eleven Steens, Brussels, Belgium.

2019    Construction. The grass is greener, Leipzig, Germany.

2018    Access to Tools. Galerie Bertrand Grimont, Paris, France.

2018    Work in progress. Galerie Bertrand Grimont, Paris, France.

2017    Underconstruction. La Micro gallery, Looking for Architecture, Lyon, France. Curated by Snap Project.

2017    Concrete utopia. Centre d’art CEVAD, Carpentras, France.

2017    Wandlung. The Grass Is Greener Gallery, Leipzig, Germany.

2017    Autoconstruction. Ecole Supérieure des beaux-Arts TALM, Angers, France.

2016    Mode d’emploi. Galerie Catherine Issert, Saint Paul, France.

2016    One Piece at a Time. Galerie Bertrand Grimont, Paris, France.

2016    That’s all Folks. Centre culturel d’Anglemont, Les Lilas, France.

2015    FormWork. Snap projects, Lyon, France.

2014    Storage. Galerie Jousse Entreprise, Paris, France.

2014    Kit IBK. Le Mur Saint Martin, Paris, France.

2013    Reinforced Concrete. Bodson Gallery, Brussels, Belgium.

2012    Hard Work. Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont, Paris, France.

2012    Conforaman. La gâterie, Espace de création contemporaine, La Roche sur Yon, France.

2012    Hard Work (performance). CADS – Creative Arts Development Space, Sheffield, United Kingdom.

2011    A bientôt j’espère. Centre d’art contemporain Le pavé dans la marre, Besançon, France.

2011    Do It Yourself. Bodson-Emelinckx Gallery, Brussels, Belgium.

2011    Post Scriptum. Musée en Herbe, Paris, France.

2010    Platform (performance). Centre Pompidou, Paris, France.

2009    Manifeste. Point Ephémère, Paris, France.

2009    Chantier. Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont, Paris, France.

2008    Super Partycles. MAK, mak-nite, Vienna, Austria. Curated by Andreas Kristof.

2008    Fragile. Centre Culturel Nicolas Pomel, Issoire, France.

2007    2 Pack Age. Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont, Paris, France.

2006    Stand IBK. BHV Rivoli, Paris, France.

2005    S.A.V., Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont, Paris, France.

2005    VPC. Axa art, Paris, France.

2003    Peinture en Kit. Noirmont Prospect, Paris, France.

2002    35h de travail. performance curated by Léa Gauthier. Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France.

2001    Agent de resurrection. Abbaye Saint Vincent, Le Mans, France.

 

 

Group Shows

 

2020    Recycler/Surcycler. Fondation Villa Datris, L’isle-sur-la-Sorgue, France.

2020    Miniature Museum. Cobra Museum of Modern Art, Amstelveen, The Netherlands.

2020    Silence is so accurate. Gallery Geukens & De Vil, Antwerp, Belgium. Curated by Lien Craps

2020    Fonction critique (II). Aperto, Montpellier, France. Curated by Manuel Fadat

2020    No pain no gain. Dauwens & Beernaert Gallery, Brussels, Belgium.

2019    Almost Home. Galerie RX, Paris, France.

2019    Jardinons les possibles. Les Grandes Serres, Pantin, France. Curated by Isabelle de Maisonrouge.

2019    Het nest tussen waarheid & herinnering. Stadsfestival, Damme, Belgium. Curated by Jan Moeyaert

2019    Negative / Positive Part II. Dauwens & Beernaert Gallery, Brussels, Belgium.

2019    Liberté, Liberté chérie. UMAM, Musée Galerie Lympia, Nice, France.

2019    Mémoire vive. Galerie Jérôme Pauchant, Paris, France.

2019    Negative / Positive. Dauwens & Beernaert Gallery, Brussels, Belgium.

2019    Copie Machine. Museumnacht010, Printroom, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Curated by Antoine Lefebvre & Laura Morsch-Kihn

2018    Passages/ In-Between/ Passages. Espace Despalles, Paris, France. Curated by Tilman & Cora von Zezschwitz.

2018    Abstraction & Architecture. Z.nith de Strasbourg / Espace d’Exposition Cryogénie, Université de Strasbourg, France. Curated by Abstract Room.

2018    Moi & les autres. Galerie Catherine Issert, Saint Paul, France.

2018    Dynameis. The grass is greener Gallery, Leipzig, Germany.

2018    Plant Form. Villa Belleville, Paris, France. Curated by Morgane Porcheron & Sirine Ammar.

2018    Statuere. Dedans-Dehors / Château de La Caze, Castel-Amouroux, France. Curated by Cécile Godefroy.

2018    Sculptures. Chateau Sainte Roseline, France. Curated by Catherine Issert.

2018    Recto/Verso. Louis Vuitton Foundation, Paris, France.

2018    Pure Waste. Biennale 1.618, Le Carreau du Temple, Paris, France. Curated by Lauranne Germond.

2018    The Gathering. Panthera. Today, Brussels, Belgium.

2018    Heavy Metal. Dauwens & Beernaert Gallery, Brussels, Belgium.

2018    Moi & les autres. Galerie Catherine Issert, Saint Paul, France.

2018    Heavy Metal. Galerie Jerome Pauchant, Paris, France.

2017    Division of love. Snap projects, Lyon, France.

2017    La petite collection. Galerie Bertrand Grimont, Paris, France.

2017    Friends & Family. Galerie Eva Hober, Paris, France.

2017    Copie machine. Plot HR, ESADHaR, Rouen, France. Curated by Antoine Lefebvre & Laura Morsch-Kihn.

2017    Publishing as an Artistic Toolbox : 1989 – 2017. (with LBF), Kunsthalle, Vienna, Austria.

2017    Between abstraction and figuration. Dauwens & Beernaert Gallery, Brussels, Belgium.

2017    Le paradoxe du cartel. Galerie Val.rie Delaunay, Paris, France. Curated by Isabelle de Maisonrouge.

2017    La Bibliothéque Fantastique. Plana casa festival, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Curated by Antoine Lefebvre.

2017    L’art en ècrit/ 100 titres : une collection. Galerie Jean Brolly, Paris, France. Curated by B-Janninck.

2017    Moi & les autres. Galerie Catherine Issert, Saint Paul, France.

2017    Summer Screening. H Space Gallery, Cleveland, USA.

2017    Karma. Galerie Bertrand Grimont, Paris, France.

2017    Construire déconstruire. Delta Studio artist run space, Roubaix, France. Curated by Renato Casciani.

2017    Faire Chantier. CAPA - Centre d’Arts Plastiques d’Aubervilliers, France. Curated by I-Lévénez.

2017    Where. Espace OÙ - Lieu d’exposition pour l’art actuel, Marseille, France. Curated by Paul Raguenes.

2017    Volume-Espace-Trait. Le Mur/Le prieuré de Pont-Loup, Moret-sur-Loing, France.

2017    Au hazard. La villa Balthazard, Valence, France. Curated by Snap-Projects.

2017    Red Houses. Galerie Metropolis, Paris, France.

2016    Les réenchantements. Galerie Bertrand Grimont, Paris, France.

2016    Déformation professionnelle. Galerie Paris-Beijing, Paris, France.

2016    The Endless Summer. Arthothèque, Villeurbanne, France.

2016    Vestiges Ephémères. Espace d’art contemporain HEC, Jouy-en-Josas, France.

2016    Sessions. Backslash Gallery, Paris, France.

2016    Virage. Galerie De Roussan, Paris, France.

2016    Not really really. Goldschmidt Collection, Brussels, Belgium. Curated by Frédéric de Goldschmidt and Agata Jastrząbek

2016    Le pied dans le plat. La Forme, Le Havre, France. Curated by Stéphanie Airaud.

2015    Un-Formed. PS Projectspace, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Curated by Snap Projects.

2015    La possibilité d’une collection. Galerie Catherine Issert, Saint Paul, France.

2015    Le méridien climatique. Centre Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris, France. Curated by Y-Toma.

2015    Officielle. Galerie Bertrand Grimont, Cité de la mode et du design, Paris, France.

2015    Fiac Hors les Murs- Musée nationale d’Histoire naturelle, Jardin des Plantes, Paris, France.

2015    Equilibre instable. Musée des Archives Nationales, YIA Hors les Murs, Paris, France.

2015    Performing Lives. Cité Internationale Universitaire, Paris, France. Curated by B-Formis.

2015    Hospitalités. Art contemporain et biodiversité, Abbaye Saint-Maurice, Conservatoire du littoral, Clohars-Carnot, France.

2015    A-Rena di Anacapri. D/A/C denominazione artistica condivisa, Capri, Italy. Curated by G-Sergio.

2015    Grey Library. White night, Galeria Posiblia, Bucarest, Romania. Curated by A-Levebvre.

2015    Toile de Jouy – Regards contemporains. Espace d’art contemporain HEC, Jouy-en-Josas, France.

2015    Soon. Quincaillerie Vander Eycken, Brussels, Belgium. Curated by Snap Projects.

2015    Les artistes face au livre. Le Scriptoria, Avranches, France.

2015    Petits Formats. Galerie Catherine Issert, Saint Paul, France.

2015    Return on Investment. Immanence, Paris, France.

2015    Miniature Museum. Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Haye, The Netherlands.

2015    Obsession. Maison particulière Art Center, Brussels, Belgium.

2014    Cabinet de curiosités. Undercurrent Projects, New York, USA. Curated by A-Lefebvre

2014    Wish you where here. Galerie Catherine Issert, Saint Paul, France.

2014    Entre-mondes. Patronage laïque Jules Vallès, Paris, France.

2014    Economie Humaine. Espace d’Art Contemporain HEC, Jouy-en-Josas, France. Curated by P-Ardenne.

2014    Summer Show 2. Galerie Catherine Issert, Saint Paul, France.

2014    Summer Show 1. Galerie Catherine Issert, Saint Paul, France.

2014    Scène pour attracteurs étranges. Les Temps du corps, Paris, France. Curated by Marc’O.

2014    Multiplier les angles de vue. Galerie des jours de Lune, Metz, France.

2014    Pense-bêtes. Collection#1 Galerie de Roussan, Paris, France. Curated by S-Aubry, S-Bourg.

2014    Stalactica. Ramapano – Galerie utopia, Quincaillerie Vander Eycken, Brussels, Belgium. Curated by Sven Jorgensen.

2014    Raw Materials. Städtische Galerie Delmenhorst, Germany.

2014    Monument. Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich, United Kingdom

2014    On/Out of Work. SNAP Projects, Lyon, France.

2014    Business Model. La Vitrine AM, Paris, France. Curated by I-de Maison Rouge.

2014    Raw Materials. Städtische Galerie, Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany.

2013    Accrochage. Galerie Jousse Entreprise, Paris, France.

2013    De leur temps 4. Centre d’Art Le hangar à bananes, Nantes, France.

2013    In Vivo, in Natura. Le 7.5, Paris, France. Curated by J-Jourdan.

2013    Sentimentale. By Joel Andrianomearisoa, Maison Revue Noire, Paris, France.

2013    MakeSHIFT(S). Columna 2 / Focus Biennale de Lyon, Vienne, France. Curated by Petra Bungert.

2013    Les aventures de la vérité – Peinture et philosophie : un récit. Fondation Maeght, Saint Paul, France. Curated by B-H Lévy.

2013    Rêves d’Architecture. Espace de l’Art Concret, Mouans-le-Sartroux, France. Curated by F-Fulchéri.

2013    La tentation de Saint-Antoine. La Bibliothèque Fantastique, Supélec, Gif-sur-Yvette, France.

2013    La méditerranée n’est pas seulement une géograhie. Collection Société Générale, Paris, France. Curated by J-F Chougnet.

2013    Un phénomène de Bibliothèque. Immanence, Paris, France.

2013    Paper Jam #2. Piano Nobile, Geneva, Switzerland. Curated by C-Seidel, E-Ouroumov.

2013    Steel and Freedom. Otto Zoo Galleria, Milan, Italy. Curated by Lara Pan.

2013    Épures. Le 7.5 - Isabelle Suret, Paris, France.

2012    Cibles. Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris, France.

2012    Papers Tigers Collection. Cabinet du Livre d’Artiste, Université Rennes 2, Rennes, France.

2012    ZOA – Zone d’Occupation Artistique. La Loge, Paris, France.

2012    Temps Etrangers. Mains d’Oeuvre, Saint-Ouen, France.

2012    21 x 29,7. Galerie De Roussan, Paris, France.

2012    Paper Jam # 2. Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich, Switzerland. Marke.6 – gallery of Bauhaus Universität,Weimar, Germany. Le Commissariat chez Treize, Paris, France. Ygrec, Paris, France. Messy Shop, Bangkok, Thailand

2012    Raw Materials – Vom Baumarkt ins Museum. Museum für Konkrete Kunst, Ingolstadt, Germany.

2012    Papiers à en-tête. Cabinet du Livre d’Artiste, Université Rennes 2, France.

2012    Blank generation. Salon de Montrouge, Montrouge, France. Curated by R-Conte and J-Lageira.

2012    Subject / Matters. Collection Goldschmidt, Brussels, Belgium.

2012    En Ligne. Espace EOF, Paris, France.

2012    Figures du sommeil. Galerie municipale Jean-Collet, Vitry-sur-Seine, France.

2012    WILF. Editions d’artistes en ligne. If-le fric & La Bibliothèque Fantastique, Le 180, Espace d’art contemporain, Rouen, France.

2012    One Piece at a Time (Mosta-Heirt, Sabatier, Varini, Verjux). Point Ephémère, Paris, France.

2012    L’Art pour L’Accueil. Pierre Bergé et Associés, Brussels, Belgium.

2011    Jeune Création (avec Dan Meththananda). Cenquatre, Paris, France.

2011    Cadavre exquis. Centre d’art contemporain, Le Pavé Dans la Mare, Besançon, France.

2011    Paint B.A.L. L’Adresse Musée de La Poste, Paris, France.

2011    Culture relaxative. Atelier 340 Muzeum, Brussels, Belgium.

2011    Une proposition. Kanal20-Atelier, Brussels, Belgium.

2011    Already-made? Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont, Paris, France.

2010    Les choses dont nous ne savons rien encore. Point Éphémère, Paris, France.

2010    Macadam. studio 13/16, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France.

2010    Survival Kit 2. Centre for contemporary art, Riga, Latvia.

2010    Qui vive?  II Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Moscow, Russia.

2010    Shapes, Shades and Shadows. Collection Goldschmidt, Brussels, Belgium.

2010    Manifestez-vous! Centre Pompidou / Le 104, Paris, France.

2010    Le pire n’est jamais certain. ESAMM, Metz, France. Curated by C-Debize.

2010    Production – Destruction = Expenditure. Spool pool and The Sinai

Desert Canoe Club, London, United Kingdom.

2010    La Bibliothèque Fantastique – Soirée Performances. Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France. Curated by A-Lefèbvre.

2009    Christmas Palm. Freies Museum, Whiteconcepts, Zero project, The absence of Art, Berlin, Germany. Curated by M-Kowalik.

2009    Performances at Home. Maison des arts, Malakoff, France. Curated by J-Susplugas.

2009    Nous ne vieillirons pas ensemble. Galerie Ofr, Paris, France. Curated by Label Hypothèse.

2009    Fonction critique. Aperto, Montpellier, France. Curated by M-Fadat.

2009    Toutes les couleurs sont autorisées à condition que cela n’empêche

pas le commerce. Musée d’art contemporain, Szczecin, Poland.

2009    Parcours mixtes. Galerie Michel Journiac, Université de Paris 1, Paris, France.

2008    MIRfestival. Athènes, Greece. Curated by C-Galanopoulou.

2008    The Art Parade. Deitch Projects, New York, USA.

2008    All colours permitted as long as they don’t interfere with business. Art Center BWA, Katowice, Poland. Curated by Wodek.

2007    Gartenparty. MAK, Vienna, Austria. Curated by J-Falkner

2007    Salon International de la décoration et du design. Maison & Objets,

Parc d’exposition.

2007    L’esperienza della transformazione. Civica Galleria d’Arte Moderna,

Gallarate, Italy

2006    XVème Biennale de Paris. Paris, France. Curated by A-Gurita.

2006    The Art Gallery of Knoxville, Knoxville Tennessee, USA.

1955-2005, Salon du Cinquantenaire – Montrouge, France.

2005    Délocalisation. CJD, Paris, France. Curated by Y-Delacour.

2003    Ma petite entreprise. Abbaye Saint André, Centre d’Art Contemporain,

Meymac, France.

2002    Les jeux dans l’art du XXe siècle. Le Bellevue, Biarritz, France. La

Lonja – Palacio de Montemuzo, Zaragoza, Spain.

2002    Arts en Marches. Parcours d’art contemporain, Arcade, Fougères, France.

2002    Manifeste. Connexe 02, Maison des Métallos, Paris, France. Curated by L-Gauthier.

 

 

Art Fairs

 

2019    Drawing now art fair. Galerie Catherine Issert, Le Carreau du Temple, Paris, France.

2019    Art Monte-Carlo. Galerie Catherine Issert, Monaco.

2018    ArtParis Artfair. Galerie Bertrand Grimont, Paris, France.

2018    Art Monte-Carlo. Galerie Catherine Issert, Monaco.

2017    Art Monte-Carlo. Galerie Catherine Issert, Monaco

2017    Yia art fair #9. Galerie Bertrand Grimont, Le Carreau du Temple, Paris, France.

2017    Art Genève. Galerie Catherine Issert, Geneva, Switzerland.

2017    YIA art fair #08. (Mauger vs Sabatier). Galerie Bertrand Grimont, Maastricht

2016    Art Monte-Carlo. Galerie Catherine Issert, Monaco

2016    Yia Art fair #6. Le Louise 186, Galerie Betrand Grimont, Brussels, Belgium.

2015    Art Paris. Galerie Catherine Issert, Paris, France.

2014    Art Brussels. Bodson Gallery, Brussels, Belgium.

2014    Artgenève. Bodson Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland.

2014    Art Paris. Bodson Gallery, Paris, France.

2013    Artgenève. Bodson-Emelinckx Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland.

2013    FIAC, Hors Le Murs. Berges de Seine, Paris, France.

2013    Art Brussels. Bodson Gallery, Brussels, Belgium.

2013    YIA Artfair #03. Galerie Jousse Entreprise, Paris, France.

2012    YIA Artfair #02. Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont, Bastille Design Center, Paris, France.

2012    Art Brussels. Bodson-Emelinckx Gallery, Brussels, Belgium.

2010    FIAC. Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont, Paris, France.

2007    FIAC. Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont, Paris, France.

2007    Art Miami. Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami, USA.

2006    FIAC. Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont, Paris, France.

2005    FIAC. Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont, Paris, France.

2004    FIAC. Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont, Paris, France.

 

 

Residencies

 

2017 Autoconstruction. Residency at Ecole Supérieure des beaux-Arts TALM, Angers, France.

2013 Coopérative de Recherches. Residency at Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Clermont- Ferrand, France.

2012 Art and Work. Residency at University of Sheffield, United Kingdom

2011 Contrat Social. Residency at Institut des Beaux Arts de Besançon, France.

 

 

Public Collections

 

Artoth.que, Villeurbanne, France.

Espace d’art contemporain de HEC, Jouy-en Josas, France.

Fondazione Ghisa Art Collection, Locarno, Switzerland.

Miniature Museum Ria & Lex Daniels, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

FRANCE.AC Haute-Normandie, France.

Fondation Galila Barzila.-Hollander, Brussels, Belgium.

Maison Particuli.re Art center, Brussels, Belgium.

Collection Société Générale, Paris, France.

Collection Emerige, Paris, France.

Collection FdG Project, Brussels, Belgium.

Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art, Riga, Latvia.

Civica Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Gallarate, Italy.