Guillaume Leblon

Born in1971 in Lille (France). Lives and works in New York (USA) and Guadalajara (Mexique).

Guillaume Leblon studied at Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts in Lyon (France) from which he was graduated in 1997. He then continued with 2 residences : at the ART 3 Residency in Sabadell, Barcelona and at the Rijksakademie, Amsterdam.

In 2011, he was of the nominees for the Marcel Duchamp Prize.

Guillaume Leblon has a rich and intuitive visual vocabulary. He creates sculptures that alter our perception of time and space. The artist highlights the potential of the forms he produces and the materials he uses, which seem to keep trace and memorize the passage of time. His own manual intervention and the broader importance he attaches the idea of «making » is part of his working process : by moving, assembling, molding, agglomerating, burying etc. Guillaume Leblon inoculates his sculptures with strong vital energy and narrative potential. His installations develop a poetic relationship with their surrounding space, embracing an active, mobile and open relationship with the greater world.

He has recently benefited from significant solo shows in prestigious institutions, such as Guillaume Leblon | There is a man, and more, S.M.A.K (Gand, Belgium) in 2018 ; Le poids que la main supporte, Panorama, Friche Belle de Mai (Marseille, France) in 2015 ; A dos de cheval avec le peintre, IAC Villeurbanne (Villeurbanne, France) in 2014 ; Under my shoe, Mass Moca (North Adams, USA) in 2013 ; Une appropriation de la nature, Musée de Sérignan, (Sérignan, France) in 2012 ; Black Apple falls, Fondation Paul Ricard (Paris, France) ; Site of confluence, MUDAM (Luxembourg) in 2009 and in 2004, AZIMUT at FRAC Bourgogne (Dijon, France).

In 2022, Guillaume Leblon will present a solo exhibition titled CorpsGlitchTransit at the Palais de Tokyo (Paris, France).

His work has also been presented in numerous group shows such as Des Mondes Construits, MNAM, Centre Pompidou-Metz (Metz, France) in 2020 ; Accrochage, a selection of the Pinault Collection, Punta della Dogana (Venice, Italy) and Collections : Élémentaires, Les Abattoirs (Toulouse, France) in 2016 as well as during Rennes' Biennale in 2012 (Rennes, France).

Guillaume Leblon's works are part of prestigious collections around the world : Fonds National d'Art Contemporain (Paris, France), Centre Pompidou (Paris, France), Carré d'Art (Nîmes, France),  Musée d'Art Contemporain de Sérignan (France), IAC Villeurbanne (France), NMNM (Monaco), S.M.A.K (Gent, Belgium), MUDAM (Luxembourg), MAK Museum (Vienna, Austria), MCA (Chicago, USA), CGAC (Santiago de Compostela, Spain), Kadist (France & USA), Collection François Pinault (Italy), Collection Laurent Dumas (France), Fondation Galeries Lafayette (Paris, France),  as well as in various Fonds Régionaux d'Art Contemporain in France : Les Abattoirs de Toulouse, FRAC Ile-de-France, FRAC Bourgogne, FRAC Bretagne.

Guillaume Leblon is represented by Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris/Brussels since 2021.