Tatiana Trouve - "Absorption" 2008-2010 / Courtesy: Galerie Perrotin, Hong Kong & Paris / Photo: Guillaume Ziccarelli

Tatiana Trouve

Tatiana Trouvé produces sculptures, drawings, and installations, which limns the boundaries between mental and physical where time, space and memory converge. One of her most well known pieces is the expansive project titled Bureau d’Activités Implicites (or Bureau of Implicit Activities), which was produced over the course of ten years. The BIA took the form of an “improvised office environment” and served as a repository and archive of work that she was making, or planning to make, as a then-unknown artist. Through the creation of architectural modules, the artist constructed an administrative space to house her creative efforts, as well as her clerical attempts at adherence to the red-tape imbued diktats of the art world. Of Tatiana Trouvé, cricic Elie During writes: “The strength of T&T relies on the manner in which she manages, beyond any “atmosphere”, to impose the obviousness of an autonomous and consistent universe that is nevertheless perfectly foreign to the usual coordinates and scales.” Trouvé has exhibited internationally. In 2007 she participated in the 52nd Venice Biennale. In 2001 she won the Paul Ricard Prize, in 2007 she won the Marcel Duchamp Prize and in 2010 she had her first solo exhibition in the United States at Gagosian Gallery, New York. Trouvé was born in Cosenza (Italy) in 1968. She lives and works in Paris. 

Winner Prix Marcel Duchamp 2007