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Léa Porré is a French and Belgian artist born in 1996 and based in London. She graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2021 and Central Saint Martins in 2018. Her research-led practice investigates cyclical time through the interrelations of memory, history and myth, specifically deep mapping historical and sacred sites. These sites are re-imagined through 3D Worldbuilding to create Videos, Installations, Sculptures and Framed Paintings.

 

She imagines impossible encounters taking place in cyclical time, as a strategy of resistance against linear time, by blending reality, dreams, and tales, creating transhistorical visions. She aims to channel a form of healing towards our complex heritage, whilst using it as a tool for future forecasting.

 

Her physical/in-situ works take place as mnemonic installations, where her labyrinthian sets are reminiscent of video game quests, in a constant interplay of the digital and the physical planes, creating immersive online and irl environments. From large-scale wallpapers as portals to her cgi worlds to hidden small sculptural elements, and ornaments installed in healing, mandala-like, arrangements, she aims to produce an explorative déambulation across time. 

 

She has exhibited her work internationally, most recently at Pavillon Southway and MAMO Modulor in Marseille, Centre Pompidou and Brownstone Foundation in Paris, Residence GalleryCOB GalleryParadise Row Projects, Tate Modern in London, UK.

 

She took part in Akademie Schloss Solitude and ZKM Karlsruhe web residency, ‘Ghosted’, shortlisted for the 2020 Hash Award.

Selected Exhibitions 

Solo:

2023:

Pavillon Southway  -  Léa Porré x Marie Laure de Noailles  (Marseille, France)

Pavillon Southway  -  Arcana Arcorum  (Marseille, France)

2022:

Virginia Bianchi Gallery  -  Necro•polis  (online)   

2021:

Off Site Project  Versaliae  (online) 

2020:

Virginia Bianchi Gallery  -  Dear One  (online)     

2019:

Off Site Project  -  Forbidden Royalist Club  (online)

Château de Lantheuil  -  Historical Amnesia  (Lantheuil, France)

Group:

2024:

Patara Gallery  -  TBA  (Tbilisi, Georgia)

SEAGER  -  Respawn - curated by Bob Bickell-Knight  (London, UK)

Gossamer Fog  -  Gradient Descent  (London, UK)

The Residence Gallery  -  Ether  (London, UK)

2023:

Design Parade  -  Southway Studio: Diesel Memories - organized by Villa Noailles  (Toulon, France)

MASSIMO  -  It's the tip of the iceberg  (Milan, Italy)

— COB Gallery  -  History of Fantasy Part II by Southway Studio, curated by Emmanuelle Luciani  (London, UK)

— Metronom  Rabbit Hole  (Modena, Italy)

2022:

Galeries Lafayette  -  91530 Le Marais at the Wellness Galerie  (Paris, France)

Art Verona Fair  -  with Virginia Bianchi Gallery  (Verona, Italy)

— ART-O-RAMA Fair  -  with Southway Studio  (Marseille, France)

— etc. gallery  -  The Core of Fantasy  (Prague, Czech Republic)

K41  -  Remember When We Met 3  (Copenhagen, Denmark)

Fondation Brownstone  -  TELLUS META - 91530 Le Marais  (Paris, France)

MAMO - Centre d'art de la Cité radieuse de Marseille / Southway Studio -  Uncanny Depths  (Marseille, France)

Paradise Row Projects  City Entwined  (London, UK)

Expo 2020 Dubai - UK Pavilion  -  Shaping Futures  (Dubai, UAE) 

New Art City  &  Mock Jungle  -  To spawn a door  (Bologna, Italy)

— Centre Pompidou  Réseaux-mondes  (Paris, France)

2021:

The Wrong TV  -  Eternal Returns  (online)  

Mock Jungle  -  Creeper's Luncheon  - curated by De: Formal  (Bologna, Italy)

Cromwell Place  -  RCA2021  (London, UK)

Royal College of Art  -  RCA2021  (online)

Everyday Gallery  -  History of Fantasy  (Antwerp, Belgium)

— Palacio de Aguas Corrientes  -  Dia Cero  (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Matt's Gallery  -  MattFlix: Everything Forever  (online)

2020:

 Electric Artefacts  Vacation at the End of the World  -  curated by Off Site Project  (online)  

 Solo Show  Chapter 6: The love and hate of dreams  (online)  

Lux  -  OUT of TOUCH  -  curated by Hervisions  (online)

Ugly Duck  -  Malfeasance  (London, UK)

Dyson Gallery, Royal College of Art  -  Pot Luck​  (London, UK)

Espacio Odeón  -  How to inhabit the screen  -  curated by UHIM (Bogotá, Colombia)

2019:

DATEAGLE ART invites Off Site Project  -  Control the Virus V.2  (online)

— Temple Saint-Etienne  -  PASSANTS  (Mulhouse, France)

Placement Produit  -  Who Knows What Happened Here?  (Aubervilliers, France)  [duo]

2018:

— State of the Art  -  Total Immersion  (Berlin, Germany)

— Internet Moon Gallery  -  Fake plastic forevers & détournement of digital colonialism, curated by Juan Covelli (online)

— Central Saint Martins  -  Show ONE  (London, UK)

— Center for Art and Media - ZKM  Open Codes  (Karlsruhe, Germany)

— Lethaby Gallery  -  Temporalities  (London, UK)

— Tate Modern  -  Tate Exchange - STUDIO COMPLEX  (London, UK)

2017:

— Lethaby Gallery   -  Annihilation Event  (London, UK) 

— Tate Modern  -  Tate Exchange - Sen5.0  (London, UK)

Residencies

— 2022  Pavillon Southway Studio   (Marseille, France)

— 2020  Digital Artist Residency   -  Artist-in-Residence   (online)

— 2018  -  Akademie Schloss Solitude  (Stuttgart, Germany)  &  Center for Art and Media - ZKM  (Karlsruhe, Germany) 

              >>Ghosted 2018<<  Web Residency n.4  (online)

Education 

— 2018 - 2021  :  Royal College of Art, MA CAP Critical Practice  (London, UK)

— 2015 - 2018  :  Central Saint Martins, BA Fine Arts 4D  (London, UK)

— 2013 - 2015  :  Atelier de Sevres, Classe Préparatoire & Intermedia  (Paris, FRANCE)

Publications

NONFICTION  -  Edition 03: STATEMENT

NONFICTION  -  Edition 04: THEN THE CHARM IS FIRM AND GOOD

Collections

UAL (University of Arts London)  -  2018 Acquisitions

Talks / Awards

COB Award  -  Shortlisted  (London, UK)

ZKM Center for Art and Media  -  Hash Award 2020  - Shortlisted  (Karlsruhe, Germany)

Talks

Galeries Lafayette  91530 Le Marais at the Wellness Galerie  (Paris, France)

University of Tübingen  -  Tagung Konstellationen 2021  (online)

ZKM Center for Art and Media  -  Hash Award 2020 Ceremony (Karlsruhe, Germany)

Press

Swarm Magazine  REIMAGINE & REDEFINE

Ichtus Magazine  -  Le Centenaire de la Villa Noailles, le parcours marseillais

FAD Magazine  -  A HISTORY OF FANTASY: PART II BY MARSEILLE COLLECTIVE, SOUTHWAY STUDIO OPENS IN LONDON

GOODMOODS  -  7 expositions à voir au Printemps

Generazione Critica  -  LÉA PORRÉ

Artforum -  TOP TEN Xiaoyu Weng’s highlights of 2022 

Artnet  -  2022 artnet innovators list "Which artists are you most excited about right now? — La Turbo Avedon"

O Fluxo  -  ARTVERONA 2022 - Léa Porré & Xenoangel presented by Virginia Bianchi

Artribune  -  ArtVerona: 10 galleries not to be missed at the fair

O Fluxo  -  UNCANNY DEPTHS

Agora Digital Art  -  Artists' Profile - Léa Porré

Stillpoint Magazine  -  ETHEREAL THRESHOLDS AND SURPLUS AESTHETICS

Gallery Talk  -  Kunst in Quarantäne #30 - Vampire und Organe

L'ADN  -  Jeu vidéo : les jeunes artistes dans le game

SWARM Mag  -  Dear One, Dear Dead

Electrical Artefacts  -  A Travel Log of Technoromanticism

Electrical Artefacts  -  15 innovative artists shaking up the digital art world

ANTIMateria  -  Semana 252.1  Dear One

Guest Rooms  -  VinDizen - isolation issue

TZVETNIK  -  'Passants' by AUBES at Temple Saint Etienne, Mulhouse

El Pais  -  Cuatro canales en ‘streaming’ para una selección de lo mejor del arte digital

Ouest France  -  Quand l'art contemporain habille la royauté

Floorr Magazine  -  Issue 19, Léa Porré

ANTIMateria  -  Week 160, Who Knows What Happened Here

Schloss Post  -  Law of Ruins (Alexander the Great) by Léa Porré

ANTIMateria  -  Week 133, Fake plastic forevers & detournement of digital colonialism

Schloss Post  -  Issue 0 - Dream of Hyperreal Oases with Léa Porré

Artlyst  -  Central Saint Martins Kicks Off London Degree Show Season 2018

Contact

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