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RaphaŽl Zarka


Biography

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

Sculptor RaphaŽl Zarka also expresses himself through photography, drawing or video. His 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 was awarded the Prize of Fondation d'entreprise Ricard in 2008 and he was nominated for the Marcel Duchamp Prize in 2013.

RaphaŽl Zarka works have been exhibited at Tate Modern (London), Centre Pompidou Metz, Palais de Tokyo (Paris), MAXXI - Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI secolo (Roma), Museo Experimental el Eco (Mexico), Musťe d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Protein Studio (London), Museum of Contemporary Art - MOCAD (Detroit), Luciana Brito Galeria (S„o Paulo), Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore (Singapore), Le Corbusier Foundation - Villa Savoye (Poissy), EACC - Espai d'art Contemporani de Castellů (Castellon), MUDAM - The Grand Duke Jean Museumof Modern Art (Luxembourg), Stroom Den Haag (La Haye), Pastificio de Cerere (Roma), CAN (Neuch‚tel), The Art Foundation - TAF (Athens), Modern Art (Oxford), Zabludowicz Collection (New York), Le Grand Cafť (Saint-Nazaire), FRAC Franche Comtť (BesanÁon), 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), Musťe d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, MUDAM - The Grand Duke Jean Museum of Modern Art (Luxembourg), Kadist Art Foundation (Paris), Zabludowicz Foundation (London), Museum of Old and New Art (Hobart), Josťe and Marc Gensollen collection (Marseilles) among others.


Selected works

…tude pour Translation nį4 (d'aprŤs Peter Halt), RaphaŽl Zarka
…tude pour Translation nį2 (d'aprŤs Peter Halt), RaphaŽl Zarka
Lavaur, RaphaŽl Zarka
Mount Melville, RaphaŽl Zarka
Kayseri, RaphaŽl Zarka
John Mylne et Cie, RaphaŽl Zarka
Partition rťguliŤre S10M1, RaphaŽl Zarka
Le TroisiŤme Homme (d'aprŤs Arthur M. Schoenflies), RaphaŽl Zarka
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Museum exhibitions

ManŤge du Haras, Annecy

Manège du Haras, Annecy

Les Arts au Mur, ArtothŤque de Pessac

Les Arts au Mur, Artothèque de Pessac

Fabian Lang Gallery, Zurich

Fabian Lang Gallery, Zurich

Fabian Lang Gallery, Zurich

Fabian Lang Gallery, Zurich

Fabian Lang Gallery, Zurich

Fabian Lang Gallery, Zurich

Le19 - CRAC, Montbťliard

Le19 - CRAC, Montbéliard

CCC OD, Tours

CCC OD, Tours

CCC OD, Tours

CCC OD, Tours

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RaphaŽl Zarka -

Paving Space, performance chorégraphique pour sculptures skatables de Julie Desprairies, Thierry Thieû Niang et Raphaël Zarka, Danseur : Thierry Thieû Niang, Manège du Haras, Annecy, France, 2021

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Riding Modern Art, Les Arts au Mur, Artothèque de Pessac, France, 2021

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Set for Four Players, a Sundial and a Bear (with Christian Hidaka), Fabian Lang Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland, 2021

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Set for Four Players, a Sundial and a Bear (with Christian Hidaka), Fabian Lang Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland, 2021

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Set for Four Players, a Sundial and a Bear (with Christian Hidaka), Fabian Lang Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland, 2021

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Prismatiques, stratégie des petites faces, Le19 - CRAC, Montbéliard, France, 2021 Ph. A. Pichon

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Etendue, corps, espace. Olivier Debré et les artistes architectes, CCC OD, Tours, France, 2020, ph. F. Fernandez

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Etendue, corps, espace. Olivier Debré et les artistes architectes, CCC OD, Tours, France, 2020, ph. F. Fernandez

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La Vie des Tables, Centre d'art contemporain d'Ivry, Le Crédac, Ivry-Sur-Seine, France, 2020, ph. Marc Domage

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Suite Gnomonique, Le Portique - Centre régional d'art contemporain du Havre, France, 2020, ph. Olivier Roche

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Suite Gnomonique, Le Portique - Centre régional d'art contemporain du Havre, France, 2020, ph. Olivier Roche

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Suite Gnomonique, Le Portique - Centre régional d'art contemporain du Havre, France, 2020, ph. Olivier Roche

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Suite Gnomonique, Le Portique - Centre régional d'art contemporain du Havre, France, 2020, ph. Olivier Roche

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Suite Gnomonique, Le Portique centre régional d'art contemporain du Havre, France, 2020, ph. Olivier Roche

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Suite Galiléenne, Villa Beatrix Enea - Centre d'art contemporain, Anglet, France, 2019

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Suite Galiléenne, Villa Beatrix Enea - Centre d'art contemporain, Anglet, France, 2019

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Foncteur d'oubli, FRAC Ile-de-France, Paris, France, 2019, ph. Martin Argyroglo

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Peter's Procescenium (w/ Christian Hidaka), Koffler Center of the Arts, Toronto, Canada, 2019, ph. Toni Hafkenscheid

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Peter's Procescenium (w/ Christian Hidaka), Koffler Center of the Arts, Toronto, Canada, 2019, ph. Toni Hafkenscheid

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Peter's Procescenium (w/ Christian Hidaka), Koffler Center of the Arts, Toronto, Canada, 2019, ph. Toni Hafkenscheid

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Gnomonica, MNAC - National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucarest, Romania, 2019

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Gnomonica, MNAC - National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucarest, Romania, 2019

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Gnomonica, MNAC - National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucarest, Romania, 2019

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Gnomonica, MNAC - National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucarest, Romania, 2019

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SPOLIUM, Site archéologique Lattara - Musée Henri Prades, Lattes, France, 2018

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SPOLIUM, Site archéologique Lattara - Musée Henri Prades, Lattes, France, 2018

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SPOLIUM, Site archéologique Lattara - Musée Henri Prades, Lattes, France, 2018

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Fiac Project, Cycloïd Ramp, exhibited and skatable during the FIAC Paris 2018, Cnap collection, Paris, ph. Max Verret

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Fiac Project, Cycloïd Ramp, exhibited and skatable during the FIAC Paris 2018, Cnap collection, Paris, ph. Max Verret

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1 immeuble 1 oeuvre, Emerige project, Saint Mandé, France, 2018

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Fables, formes, figures, Maison d'Art Bernard Anthonioz MABA, Nogent-sur-Marne, France, 2018

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Fables, formes, figures, Maison d'Art Bernard Anthonioz MABA, Nogent-sur-Marne, France, 2018

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Fables, formes, figures, Maison d'Art Bernard Anthonioz MABA, Nogent-sur-Marne, France, 2018

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Partitions régulières, FRAC Franche-Comté, Besançon, 2018

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Partitions régulières, FRAC Franche-Comté, Besançon, 2018

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Partitions régulières, FRAC Franche-Comté, Besançon, 2018

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Singing Stones, (cur. Katell Jaffrès / Palais de Tokyo, Paris), 2017, The Roundhouse / DuSable Museum Campus , Chicago, USA

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Espai Pavimentat, cur. Lorenza Barboni, EACC - Espai d'art Contemporani de Castelló, Castellon, Spain, 2017, ph. Stan Laurentiu

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Espai Pavimentat, cur. Lorenza Barboni, EACC - Espai d'art Contemporani de Castelló, Castellon, Spain, 2017, ph. Stan Laurentiu

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Paving Space, exh. Riding Modern Art (cur. Pierre-Olivier Rollin), 2017, BPS22, Charleroi, Belgium, ph. Leslie Artamonow

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Paving Space, exh. Riding Modern Art (cur. Pierre-Olivier Rollin), 2017, BPS22, Charleroi, Belgium, ph. Leslie Artamonow

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i>Riding Modern Art, cur. Pierre-Olivier Rollin, BPS22, Charleroi, Belgium, 2017, ph. Leslie Artamonow

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Riding Modern Art, cur. Pierre-Olivier Rollin, BPS22, Charleroi, Belgium, 2017, ph. Leslie Artamonow

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Posters, cur. Véronique Souben, FRAC Normandie, Rouen, France, 2017

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Eppur si muove, MUDAM, Luxembourg, 2016

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Aurélien Froment/Raphael Zarka, cur. Olivier Michelon, Les Abattoirs, Toulouse, France, 2016

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Aurélien Froment/Raphael Zarka, cur. Olivier Michelon, Les Abattoirs, Toulouse, France, 2016

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Aurélien Froment/Raphael Zarka, cur. Olivier Michelon, Les Abattoirs, Toulouse, France, 2016

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Aurélien Froment/Raphael Zarka, cur. Olivier Michelon, Les Abattoirs, Toulouse, France, 2016

RaphaŽl Zarka -

La famille Schoenflies, (with Christian Hidaka), Instants Chavirés, Montreuil, France, 2016

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La famille Schoenflies, (with Christian Hidaka), Instants Chavirés, Montreuil, France, 2016

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Calder Foundation, Saché, France, 2016

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Paving Space, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France, 2016

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Paving Space, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France, 2016

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Manuel de sculpture instrumentale, Musée Sainte Croix, Poitiers, France, 2016

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Manuel de sculpture instrumentale, Musée Sainte Croix, Poitiers, France, 2016

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Manuel de sculpture instrumentale, Musée Sainte Croix, Poitiers, France, 2016

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L'Oeil du collectioneur - Focus 2, MAMCS, Strasbourg, France, 2016

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The Prismatics (B1), private collection, France, 2014

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The Prismatics, MRAC - Musée régional d'art contemporain, Serignan, 2013

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The Prismatics, MRAC - Musée régional d'art contemporain, Serignan, 2013

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Double Landscape with Tetrapod, 2013, MRAC - Musée régional d'art contemporain Serignan, 2013

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Double Landscape with Tetrapod, 2013, MRAC - Musée régional d'art contemporain Serignan, 2013

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The Prismatics, Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye, Poissy, France, 2013, ph. Fondation Le Corbusier - Centre des Monuments Nationaux

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The Prismatics, Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye, Poissy, France, 2013, ph. Fondation Le Corbusier - Centre des Monuments Nationaux

RaphaŽl Zarka -

Archimedes' Cenotaph, 2011, Imagine the imaginary, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2012, FRAC Basse-Normandie collection, Caen

RaphaŽl Zarka -

Cycloid Ramp, exh. Performa 11, New Visual Art Performance Biennial, New York, 2011

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Cycloid Ramp, exh. Performa 11, New Visual Art Performance Biennial, New York, 2011

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Le tombeau d'Archimède, Le Grand Café, Centre d'art contemporain, Saint-Nazaire, France, 2011

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Archimedes' Cenotaph, 2011, exh. Le tombeau d'Archimède, Le Grand Café, Centre d'art contemporain, Saint-Nazaire, France, 2011, FRAC Basse-Normandie collection, Caen

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Le tombeau d'Archimède, Le Grand Café, Centre d'art contemporain, Saint-Nazaire, France, 2011

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Gibellina, CAN, Neuchâtel, Switzerland, 2011

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DIY Spots, 2009, Evento with Sébastien Daurel, Frontside Ollie, Bordeaux Biennal, France, 2010, ph. David Manaud

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DIY Spots, 2009, Evento, Frontside Ollie, Bordeaux Biennal, France, 2010

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Cover Version Nº2 (The Prophecy), 2010, exh.Apartés, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, 2010

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(A list of wich I could tediously extend ad infinitum) / PERGOLA, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2010

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Tautochrone Verified, 2009, (A list of wich I could tediously extend ad infinitum) / PERGOLA, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2010

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Form with a Key, 2009, (A list of wich I could tediously extend ad infinitum) / PERGOLA, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2010

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Nollet's Deduction, Ménard's Experience, 2009, exh. Le jardin aux sentiers qui bifurquent, Kunsthalle Mulhouse, France, 2009

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Padova , 2008, exh. The consistency of the visible, Fondation d'Entreprise Ricard, Paris, 2008, Centre Georges Pompidou collection, Paris

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Geometry improved, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, 2009


Videos

TALK

Lignes de Désir : Talk with Raphaël Zarka

INTERVIEW

Interview with Raphaël Zarka: Suite Gnomonique

EXHIBITION

Raphaël Zarka's rideable artworks. Paving Space (dir. Dan Magee, 2016)

DOCUMENTARY

"Les relations (sentimentales) des formes" avec Raphaël Zarka - AM Art Films (dir. Stefan Cornic, 2019)


Press

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Publications

Riding Modern Art

Riding Modern Art

Publisher: B42

2017

RaphaŽl Zarka

Raphaël Zarka

Publisher: Musée de Sérignan

2014

RaphaŽl Zarka

Raphaël Zarka

Publisher: Editions B42, Galerie Michel Rein

2012

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

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

Publisher:

2011

La conjonction interdite

La conjonction interdite

Publisher:

2011

Free Ride, skateboard, mťcanique galilťenne et formes simples

Free Ride, skateboard, mécanique galiléenne et formes simples

Publisher:

2011

En milieu continu

En milieu continu

Publisher: École régionale des Beaux-Arts de Nantes

2007

CITY Magazine International

CITY Magazine International

Publisher: City Magazine

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