Vincent Ganivet - "c 11.7.5" / Paris, septembre 2012

Vincent Ganivet

Developing an artistic practice of the absurd and the ephemeral, Vincent Ganivet creates works from raw materials, from everyday objects and phenomena diverted from their initial function: the domestic water damage becomes a fountain, a firecracker giving brith to a mural painting… Just as in a magic trick, the objects reveal their secret lives: the banal becomes beautiful and the accidental poetic. A 2003 graduate of the National School of Fine Arts in Paris, Vincent Ganivet regularly exhibits his monumental works in France, in the Modules at Palais de Tokyo in 2007 and 2009 amongst other places, and abroad. His work recently entered the collections of the Fnac as well as the Frac Ile-de-France and Frac Poitou-Charentes. With the Palais de Tokyo’s support, he notably participated in the last edition of “Platform”, an artistic event of great scope at Seoul. Born in 1976, Ganivet lives and works in Ile Saint Denis.