Abraham Poincheval

Abraham Poincheval (born 1972 in Alençon, lives and works in Marseille) is an insatiable explorer. Whether by crossing the Alps while pushing a capsule he used as his shelter, or by enclosing himself for a week in a rock, his—itinerant or static—expeditions require total physical commitment. The inhabitable sculptures which the artist conceives are laboratories allowing him to experience time, enclosure or immobility. They are the envelope that hosts the performer, an object that disturbs the landscape, and which exists through word of mouth.

The works and performances of Abraham Poincheval are subject to numerous national and international exhibitions and invitations. In 2017, the Palais de Tokyo curated a one-person show which led him to experience through two new performances (Stone and Egg) the temporalities of the animal and the mineral kingdoms. Solo exhibitions have recently been hosted at the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris (FR), the Institut d'art contemporain - IAC, Villeurbanne (FR), La Criée, contemporary art centre, Rennes (FR), the MAC VAL, Vitry-sur-Seine (FR), the FRAC Paca, Marseille (FR) and the Domaine de Chamarande (FR) to name a few. In 2019, Abraham Poincheval is part of the International Exhibition of the 15th Lyon Contemporary Art Biennale where his film Walk on Clouds is screened for the first time. His work is held in the collections of the Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar (NL), the Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris (FR) the Centre national des arts plastiques - CNAP, Paris (FR), the Musée-Forum de l'Aurignacien, Aurignac (FR), the MAC VAL, Vitry-sur-Seine (FR), the Musée d'art du Valais, Sion (CH), the MAHF Fribourg (CH) and the FRACs Corse, Franche-Comté, Limousin, Occitanie and PACA (FR).