Hammer Projects: Cyprien Gaillard

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Gates, 2012 Frottage 31 X 41 3/4 In. (79 X 106 Cm) © Cyprien Gaillard. Courtesy Sprueth Magers Berlin London
Hammer Projects: Cyprien Gaillard
Curated by: Ali Subotnick

10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024
April 20th, 2013 - August 4th, 2013
Opening: April 20th, 2013 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

culver city/west la
Tue-Fri 11-8; Sat-Sun 11-5
collages, sculpture


Cyprien Gaillard's work manifests in a variety of forms from videos and photographs to collages and sculptures. In his work, he reflects upon meanings and memories of monuments and landscapes that have been erased and replaced by the effects of time and social and cultural transformation. The artist investigates time and historical remembrance as demonstrated in forgotten monuments, wrecked ruins, and artifacts. During his residency at the Hammer, Gaillard traveled around California discovering hidden ruins, destroyed landscapes and other remnants of the recent past. This exhibition will feature a recent installation of sculpture and a series of photographs produced during his residency at the Museum. Hammer Projects: Cyprien Gaillard is organized by Ali Subotnick, Hammer curator.

Cyprien Gaillard was born in Paris in 1980 and currently lives in Berlin and New York. He has had numerous solo exhibitions, including those at the Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Milan; Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin (2012); Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (2011, 2008); the KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh (2011); the Zollamt/Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt, Germany; the Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland (2010); the Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany and the Hayward Gallery Project Space, London (2009). He has a solo show at MOMA P.S.1, New York on view through March 18, 2013.

His work has also been shown in several important international group exhibitions, including the National Museum of Art Osaka, Japan (2013); the Kochi-Muziris Biennale in India (2012-13); S.M.A.K. Gent, Belgium; the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (2012); the Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin; the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo; the 54th Venice Biennale (2011); the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington; the MoMA in New York; the ICA - Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia; the Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam; the Gwangju Biennale in Korea (2010); the Generali Foundation in Vienna; the Tate Modern in London; the White Columns; and the New Museum in New York; the 3rd Moscow Biennale (2009); the 5th Berlin Biennale (2008); and the Biennale de Lyon (2007). He has received many honors, including the Preis der Nationalgalerie für junge Kunst (2011) and the Prix Marcel Duchamp from Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris (2011). In 2009 he was an artist-in-residence with DAAD in Berlin.


Hammer Projects: Cyprien Gaillard is presented through a residency at the Hammer Museum. The Hammer Museum’s Artist Residency Program is supported through a generous grant from the Simms/Mann Family Foundation. The residency program was initiated with funding from the Nimoy Foundation and is supported through a significant grant from The James Irvine Foundation. Cyprien Gaillard’s residency also received major support from the French Cultural Services and the Flax Foundation.

Hammer Projects is a series of exhibitions focusing primarily on the work of emerging artists.

Hammer Projects is made possible by a major gift from The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation.