RaphaŽl Zarka

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Born in 1977 in Montpellier (France). Lives and works in Paris (France) .


Sculptor, Raphaël Zarka also expresses himself through photography, drawing or video. Raphaël Zarka’s approach refers to science, industry, philosophy, the perpetual search for new trajectories. Through his work, he collects forms that can be minimal, geometric, but remain recognizable while being isolated from their context.


Raphael Zarka awarded the Ricard Prize in 2008 and he was nominated for the Marcel Duchamp Prize in 2013. His works have been exhibited at Tate Modern (London), Centre Pompidou-Metz (Metz), Palais de Tokyo (Paris), MAXXI (Roma), Museo Experimental el Eco (Mexico), Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (Paris), Protein Studio (London), Museum of Contemporary Art - MOCAD (Detroit), Luciana Brito Galeria (Sao Paulo), Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore (Singapore), Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye (Poissy), EACC - Espai d’art Contemporani de Castelló (Castellon), MUDAM (Luxembourg), Stroom Den Haag (La Haye), Pastificio de Cerere (Roma), CAN (Neuchâtel), The Art Foundation - TAF (Athens), Modern Art (Oxford), Zabludowicz Collection (New York), Le Grand Café (Saint-Nazaire), FRAC Franche Comté (Besançon), Les Abattoirs (Toulouse), Performa 11 (New York), New Visual Art Performance Biennial (New York).


His work is part of prestigious collections as Centre Georges-Pompidou (Paris), Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (Paris), MUDAM (Luxembourg), Kadist Art Foundation (Paris), Zabludowicz Foundation (London), Museum of Old and New Art (Hobart), among others.

Selected press



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ARTYLAB

RaphaŽl Zarka

May 2018

Paris Art

RaphaŽl Zarka

April 2018

Libťration

RaphaŽl Zarka

April 2018

Les Inrocks

Modulations frťquentes

March 2018

Artforum

RaphaŽl Zarka

January 2018

Liberation

RaphaŽl Zarka

October 2017

Tťlťrama

RaphaŽl Zarka

October 2017

Zerodeux

RaphaŽl Zarka

October 2017

rtbf.be

RaphaŽl Zarka

October 2017

Elephant Magazine

RaphaŽl Zarka

September 2017

A Skateboard Annual 3

RaphaŽl Zarka

May 2017

Ecrit pour Voir

RaphaŽl Zarka

January 2017

Le Quotidien de l'Art

RaphaŽl Zarka

December 2016

Art Press

RaphaŽl Zarka

November 2016

dťlibťrť

RaphaŽl Zarka

October 2016

Article

RaphaŽl Zarka

July 2016

La Libre Belgique

Les appropriations modernistes de la gťomťtrie

March 2014

Beaux arts magazine

RapaŽl Zarka

February 2014

Art Press

RaphaŽl Zarka

February 2014

l'oeil

RaphaŽl Zarka

February 2014

Les inRockuptibles

RaphaŽl Zarka

December 2013

Strabic.fr

RaphaŽl Zarka

April 2013

ARTE REF

RaphaŽl Zarka

February 2013

TIME OUT

RaphaŽl Zarka

February 2013

Le journal des Arts

RaphaŽl Zarka

January 2013

Dank

RaphaŽl Zarka

October 2012

Perfoma Magazine

RaphaŽl Zarka

June 2012

Cura

it would have been so much easier to start from the beginning

January 2012

Le monde

RaphaŽl Zarka

December 2011

Le Quotidien de l'Art

RaphaŽl Zarka

December 2011

AD Magazine

RaphaŽl Zarka

June 2011

Kunst Bulletin

RaphaŽl Zarka

March 2011

Mťtropolis

RaphaŽl Zarka

January 2011

Kalťidoscope

RaphaŽl Zarka

November 2009

20/27

RaphaŽl Zarka

July 2008

Bidoun

RaphaŽl Zarka

June 2008

EXIT Express

RaphaŽl Zarka

May 2008

Art 21

RaphaŽl Zarka

April 2008

Artforum

RaphaŽl Zarka

March 2008

Publications



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RaphaŽl Zarka

July 2014
Publisher: Musťe de Sťrignan
ISBN 978-2-9541245-4-45 €

RaphaŽl Zarka

November 2012
Publisher: Editions B42, Galerie Michel Rein30 €
RaphaŽl Zarka

On a day with no waves (a chronicle of skateboarding 1779-2009)

November 2011
13.70 €
RaphaŽl Zarka

La conjonction interdite

November 2011
RaphaŽl Zarka

Free Ride, skateboard, mťcanique galilťenne et formes simples

November 2011

En milieu continu

October 2007
Publisher: …cole rťgionale des Beaux-Arts de Nantes
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