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Franck Scurti


Biography

Born in 1965 in Lyon (France). Lives and works in Paris (France).

If we could find him a fatherhood, Franck Scurti would claim to follow conceptual art as well as Fluxus's poetry, which taught him « to watch objects, to analyse them, to lose them in themselves, and then to reappraise them ». His work, inspired by everyday reality and international news, makes good use of the shapes produced by the consumption and urban civilization world.



Disconcerting by its diversity as well as by a seemingly lack of stylistic unity (from scribbles to customized vehicle via knocked-up objects and video, Scurti explores almost all of art me­dia), his work is a self-placing into situation between reality and its representations, relating to aesthetical, historical or economical stakes, but also to things and events. So many world elements that determine individuals daily life, at the same time as they offer the possibility to imagine one's life as an artwork (if only, for example, by crossing the aleatory inherited from Dada or Fluxus with productivity rules or the modernist grid) : a liberating perspective of improvisation that does not ignore the various models that reference it and give it a cultu­ral basis.

Franck Scurti's work has been exhibited at Centre Pompidou (Paris),Fondation Zimei (Montesilvano), CCCOD (Tours), Musée d'art Contemporain (Moscow), Centre Pompidou Malaga, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia (Madrid), Palais de Tokyo (Paris), CA2M - Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo (Madrid), SMAK - Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (Gent), Power station of art (PSA) collection de la Fondation Cartier (Shanghai), MAMCO - Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain (Geneva), Queen Elizabeth Hall Riverside Terrace (London), Musée d'Art Contemporain de Strasbourg, Musée Picasso (Valauris), Magasin-CNAC (Grenoble), Vitrines Hermes (Tokyo), Centre National de la Photographie (Paris), MAC/VAL (Vitry-sur-Seine), BPS22 (Charleroi), IAC - Institut d'Art Contemporain (Villeurbanne), Kunsthaus Baselland (Muttenz), Bloomberg Space (London), MAN - Museo d'Arte Provincia di Nuoro, Museum of Contemporary Art (Bucharest).

His work is a part of prestigious collections such as Centre Georges-Pompidou (Paris), FNAC - Fonds National d'Art Contemporain (Paris), Collection départementale d'art contemporain de la Seine-Saint-Denis, Collection Guerlain, Collection Agnes B, IAC - Institut d'Art Contemporain (Villeurbanne), MAC - Musée d'Art Contemporain (Marseilles), MAC/VAL (Vitry-sur-Seine), CNAP (Paris), BPS22 (Charleroi), FRAC (Alsace, Sélestat ; Nouvelle-Aquitaine MÉCA, Bordeaux ; Corse, Corte ; Artothèque Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Limoges ; Occitanie Montpellier ; Normandie, Caen ; Pays-de-la-Loire, Carquefou ; Poitou-Charentes, Angoulême).


Selected works

Au paradis (mais pas seulement), Franck Scurti
Oiseaux malins 6, Franck Scurti
Le Monolithe, Franck Scurti
Fumetto, Franck Scurti
Still Life (A natural History of Destruction) (22), Franck Scurti
Sunset Stories #5, Franck Scurti
The Potato Eaters #2, Franck Scurti
Cloud Merchant #7, Franck Scurti
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Museum exhibitions

Institut National de l'Histoire de l'Art, Paris

Institut National de l'Histoire de l'Art, Paris

Musée du quai Branly-Jacques Chirac, Paris

Musée du quai Branly-Jacques Chirac, Paris

Musée du quai Branly-Jacques Chirac, Paris

Musée du quai Branly-Jacques Chirac, Paris

Grand Palais, Paris

Grand Palais, Paris

Grand Palais, Paris

Grand Palais, Paris

Grand Palais, Paris

Grand Palais, Paris

Grand Palais, Paris

Grand Palais, Paris

Montpellier, France

Montpellier, France

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Franck Scurti -

L'enroulement du ciel, Institut National de l'Histoire de l'Art, Paris, France, 2021

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Ex Africa, Musée du quai Branly-Jacques Chirac, Paris, France, 2021, ph. Léo Delafontaine.

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Ex Africa, Musée du quai Branly-Jacques Chirac, Paris, France, 2021, ph. Léo Delafontaine.

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Au jour le jour, Grand Palais, Paris, France, 2021, ph. Maxime Chermat

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Au jour le jour, Grand Palais, Paris, France, 2021, ph. Maxime Chermat

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Au jour le jour, Grand Palais, Paris, France, 2021, ph. Maxime Chermat

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Au jour le jour, Grand Palais, Paris, France, 2021

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100 artistes dans la ville, Montpellier, France, Collection Les Abattoirs - Musée FRAC Occitanie, Toulouse, 2019, ph. Marc Domage

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More is less, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France, 2019, ph. Aurélien Mole

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More is less, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France, 2019, ph. Aurélien Mole

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More is less, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France, 2019, ph. Aurélien Mole

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Fire at full moon revisited by Franck Scurti, Université de Lyon - Jean Moulin, France, 2018

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A bonne Enseigne, Galerie Raymond Hains, Saint-brieuc, France, 2018

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RIDEAUX / Blinds, (w/ Urs Lüthi, Steven Parrino and Heimo Zobernig), Institut d'art contemporain, Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes, France, 2015, ph. Blaise Adilon

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Narcissus, cur. Philippe Régnier and Christel Valayer, Fondation Francois Schneider, Wattwiller, France, 2014

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Narcissus, cur. Philippe Régnier and Christel Valayer, Fondation Francois Schneider, Wattwiller, France, 2014

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The Brown Concept & Nouvelles lumières de nulle part , MAMCO - Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland, 2014

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The Brown Concept & Nouvelles lumières de nulle part , MAMCO - Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland, 2014

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The Brown Concept & Nouvelles lumières de nulle part , MAMCO - Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland, 2014

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Pièces Montrées, Frac Alsace, 30 years collecting, MAMCS - Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain de Strasbourg, France, 2013

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Call of the Mall, the Enormous Speed of Change, Art in Hoog Catharijne & Utrecht Central Station, Netherlands, 2013

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Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, Toronto, Canada, 2013

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Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, Toronto, Canada, 2013

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Prix Marcel Duchamp, FIAC, Paris, France, 2012

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Prix Marcel Duchamp, FIAC, Paris, France, 2012

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Neon, who's afraid of red, yellow and blue?, Maison Rouge, Paris, France, 2012

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Presse (série B), 2004 neon, plexiglas, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France, 2012

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On the metaphor of growth, Kunsthaus Baselland, Mutenz, Switzerland

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Works of Chance, MAMCS - Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain de Strasbourg, France, 2011

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Works of Chance, MAMCS - Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain de Strasbourg, France, 2011

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Works of Chance, MAMCS - Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain de Strasbourg, France, 2011

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Works of Chance, MAMCS - Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain de Strasbourg, France, 2011

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I rent this place, Parcours Saint Germain, Paris, France, 2011

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La quatrième pomme, (Un hommage à Charles Fourier), Boulevard de Clichy, Paris, France, 2009 (Public commission)

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Centre Georges-Pompidou, Paris, France, 2007

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What is Public Sculpture ?, Magasin CNAC, Grenoble, France, 2007

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What is Public Sculpture ?, Magasin CNAC, Grenoble, France, 2007

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Liverpool Jackpot, Liverpool Biennal, UK, 2007

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What is Public Sculpture ?, FIAC, Jardin des Tuileries, Paris, France, 2006

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La sixième pomme,D'un pas...L'autre, Jinan, Shandong, China, 2004

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N.Y 06:00 A.M, Centre Georges-Pompidou collection, Paris, France, 2002

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Before and After, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France, 2002

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Performance view, Before and After, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France, 2002

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Mobilis in Mobili, 1996, Centre d'Art Contemporain, Brétigny, France, 1996

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Chairs, 1994, Aperto, Institut d'Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne, France, 1995


Videos

EXHIBITION

"Spirit of Dunois Street" with Franck Scurti I AM Art Films

CONVERSATION

Franck Scurti in conversation with Alain Berland I Beaux Arts de Paris

EXHIBITION

Frank Scurti "Premier Soleil" at Michel Rein, Paris, 2021


Press

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Publications

My Creative Method

My Creative Method

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2012

Franck Scurti, works of chance

Franck Scurti, works of chance

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2011

Home-Street-Museum

Home-Street-Museum

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2010


Portfolio