Born in 1971 in Lille (France), Guillaume Leblon lives and works between New York (USA) and Guadalajara (Mexico).
Guillaume Leblon studied at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Lyon from which he graduated in 1997. He subsequently completed a residency at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam.
In fall 2022, the artist will be given a solo exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo (Paris, France). He has recently had important solo exhibitions in prestigious institutions, including Guillaume Leblon | There is a man, and more at S.M.A.K. (Ghent, Belgium) in 2018; Le poids que la main supporte, Panorama at Friche Belle de Mai (Marseille, France) in 2015; A dos de cheval avec le peintre at IAC Villeurbanne (Villeurbanne, France) in 2014; Under my shoe at Mass Moca (North Adams, USA) in 2013; Une appropriation de la nature at the Musée de Sérignan (Sérignan, France) in 2012; Black Apple falls at the Fondation Paul Ricard (Paris, France) in 2011; Site of confluence at MUDAM (Luxembourg) in 2009; Augmentation and dispersion at the Culturgest Contemporary Art Centre in Porto (Portugal) in 2008; National Monument at the Centre d'art contemporain d'Ivry-sur-Seine (France) in 2006, and AZIMUT at the FRAC Bourgogne (Dijon, France) in 2004.
Guillaume Leblon is represented by the Nathalie Obadia Gallery, Paris/Brussels, since 2021.
Guillaume Leblon's work has been shown in numerous group exhibitions such as Des Mondes Construits, MNAM at Centre Pompidou-Metz, (Metz, France) in 2020 ; The House Where You Live Forever at Garage Rotterdam (Rotterdam, The Netherlands) in 2019; Or : Un voyage dans l'histoire de l'art au fil d'or at the MUCEM (Marseille, France) and at the Front International Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art (Cleveland, USA) in 2018; Singing Stones at the Palais de Tokyo and extra-muros at the Dusable Museum of African American History (Chicago, USA) in 2017; Accrochage, a selection of the Pinault Collection at the Punta della Dogana (Venice, Italy), Collections : Élémentaires at Les Abattoirs (Toulouse, France) and Une Histoire (art archi design/ des années 80 à nos jours) at the Centre Pompidou (Paris, France) in 2016; Tout le monde at the Centre d'art contemporain d'Ivry - le Crédac (Ivry-sur-Seine, France) and L'usage des formes, artisans d'art et artistes at the Palais de Tokyo (Paris, France) in 2015 ; De leur temps (4), 2010/2013, Regards croisés de 100 collectionneurs sur la jeune création at the Centre d'art Le Hangar à Bananes (Nantes, France) in 2014; Une préface at Plateau, FRAC Île-de-France and Collection Amplifiée, une proposition d' Arnaud Maguet at the Musée de Rochechouart in 2013; Pour un art pauvre at the Carré d'art de Nîmes as well as during the Rennes Biennale in 2012.
Guillaume Leblon's works have been included in 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), Musée d'Art Contemporain de Rochechouart (France), Nouveau Musée National de Monaco (Monaco), S.M.A. K (Ghent, Belgium), MUDAM (Luxembourg), MAK Museum (Vienna, Austria), MCA (Chicago, USA), CGAC (Santiago de Compostela, Spain), Kadist (France, USA), as well as the Fonds Régionaux d'Art Contemporain in France: Les Abattoirs de Toulouse, FRAC Île-de-France, FRAC Bourgogne, FRAC Bretagne, and private collections: the François Pinault Collection (Italy), the Laurent Dumas Collection (France), the Fondation d'entreprise Galeries Lafayette (Paris, France).