Born in 1978 in Croix-Lille, Laure Prouvost lives and works between Antwerp, Belgium, and London, United Kingdom.
Graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Central Saint Martins (London, 2002) and a Master of Fine Arts from Goldsmiths College (London, 2010), Laure Prouvost is one of the most well-known artists on the contemporary international art scene. Laure Prouvost represented France at the 58th International Art Exhibition at the Venice Biennial in 2019.
In 2020, Laure Prouvost has been invited to participate to the Sydney Biennial NIRIN curated by Brook Andrew. Some traveling exhibitions of the French Pavilion of the 58th International Art Exhibition at the Venice Biennial (2019) were planned to les Abattoirs (Toulouse, France) and at the LAM Villeneuve d'Ascq (Lille, France). In 2021, many solo shows were dedicated to the artist such as at the Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen (Denmark) and in 2024, at the ACCA in Melbourne (Australia).
She has had recent significant solo exhibitions in prestigious institutions, including at the Kunsthal Charlottenborg with Our elastic arm hold in tight through the claouds (Denmark, 2021), at the Kunsthalle Lissabon with Melting into One Another Ho Hot Chaud it Heating Dip (Portugal, 2020), at the MUHKA with AM-BIG-YOU-US LEGSICON (Belgium, 2019), at the Palais de Tokyo with RING SING AND DRING FOR TRESPASSING (France, 2018), at the Bass Museum with They are Waiting for You (USA, 2018), the Witte de With with the wet wet wanderer (Rotterdam, 2017), at the Consortium with DROPPED HERE AND THEN, TO LIVE, LEAVE IT ALL BEHIND (Dijon, 2016), at the MMK Frankfurt am Main with ALL BEHIND, WE'LL GO DEEPER, DEEP DOWN AND SHE WILL SAY (Frankfurt, 2016), at the Kunsthall Luzern with AND SHE WILL SAY: HI HER, AILLEURS, TO HIGHER GROUNDS... (Luzern, 2016), at the Red Brick Art Museum with Into All That Is Here (Beijing, 2016), at the FLAX Foundation Fahrenheit with A Way To Leak, Lick, Leek (Los Angeles, 2016), at the Musée d'Art Contemporain de Rochechouart with We Will Go Far (Rochechouart, 2015), at Haus der Kunst Munich with We Would Be floating away from the dirty past (Munich, 2015), at the New Museum with For Forgetting (New York, 2014), at the Whitechapel Gallery (London, 2013), at Tate Britain with Schwitters in Britain (London, 2013), at the Institute for Contemporary Art with The Wanderer (London, 2013), and at the Tate Britain with Art Now Lightbox Laure Prouvost: It, heat, hit (London 2010).
Laure Prouvost was awarded the Turner Prize in 2013, the Max Mara Prize for Women in 2011, the Prize Winner of the 56th, 57th and 62nd Oberhausen Short Film Festival in 2010 and 2011 as well as the EAST International Award in 2009. In 2016, she was distinguished as Knight of the Ordre National du Mérite, and in 2019 she was distinguished as Officer of l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.
Prestigious public and private collections house the works of Laure Prouvost, such as the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (Washington, USA), the Red Brick Art Museum (Beijing, China), the Kunsthal Luzern (Luzern, Switzerland), the Maramotti Collection (Reggio Emilia, Italy), the Morra Greco Foundation (Naples, Italy), the Videoinsight Collection (Turin, Italy), la Sandretto Collection (Turin, Italy), The Arts Council (London, United Kingdom), The Withworth Collection (Manchester, United Kingdom), The Contemporary Art Society (London, United Kingdom), The Saatchi Collection (London, United Kingdom), The Zabludowicz Collection (London, United Kingdom), The Cranford Collection (London, United Kingdom), the MAC/VAL (Vitry sur Seine, France), the Kadist Foundation (Paris, France), the Fond National d'Art Contemporain (FNAC, Paris, France), the FRAC Bourgogne (Dijon, France), the FRAC Champagne Ardennes (France), the Musée départemental d'art contemporain de Rochechouart (Rochechouart, France) the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco (Monaco).
Laure Prouvost has been represented by la Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris/Brussels, since 2014.