valérie Sonnier



Valérie Sonnier (born in 1967) lives and works in Paris. In 2003 she was appointed as professor of drawing and morphology at the Ecole des Beaux-arts in Paris. She gained her Diploma in Fine Arts from the Ecole des Beaux-arts in 1993 and took part in Jeff Wall’s seminar at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) during her final year.
 Since then she has developed her work using multimedia techniques that include drawing, painting, photography and super 8 film. She uses these techniques to bring together intimate childhood memories and confront notions of presence, absence and ghosts.


Recent group shows: Frac Île-de-France (Rentilly, France, 2020), Palais de Tokyo (Paris, France, 2019), Frac Picardie (Amiens, France, 2018, 2014), la Maba (Nogent-sur-Marne, France, 2016), la Centrale Électrique (Belgique, 2014).

Valérie Sonnier is represented by the Nadja Vilenne Gallery in Belgium.


Solo shows (Selection)

2017
Badeschloss, Nadja Vilenne Gallery, Belgium.

2015
Art on Paper, Nadja Vilenne Gallery, Belgium.

2014
Faire le photographe, II, Nadja Vilenne Gallery, Belgium.
Art international Istanbul, Nadja Vilenne Gallery, Turkey.

2013
Sous la neige, Nadja Vilenne Gallery, Belgium.

2012
Faire le photographe, Nadja Vilenne Gallery, Belgium
Vous pouviez tout prendre chez moi sauf mes roses, Espace Gainville, Aulnay-sous-Bois, France.


Group shows (Selection)

2020
Le Cabaret du Néant, a proposal by Jean de Loisy, Frac Île-de-France, le château, Rentilly, France.

2019
L’esprit commence et finit au bout des doigts, curated by Laurent Le Bon, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France.
On the road, Nadja Vilenne Gallery, Belgium.

2018
Dernières acquisitions, Frac Picardie, Amiens, France.
Art Brussels, Nadja Vilenne Gallery, Belgium.

2017
Résonances, Nadja Vilenne Gallery, Belgium.
Moi, Courbet, Mathias Coullaud Gallery, Paris, France.
FIAC, Nadja Vilenne Gallery, Paris, France.
Première étoile, dernier flocon, curated by Garance Chabert, Villa du Parc, Annemasse, France.

2016
Drawing Now, Mathias Coullaud Gallery, Paris, France.

2015
OFFicielle FIAC, Nadja Vilenne Gallery, Paris, France.
Cocteau contemporain, curated by Dominique Païni, Coullaud & Koulinsky Gallery, Paris, France.
Soudain la neige…, curated by Caroline Cournède, Maison d’Art Bernard Anthonioz, Nogent-sur-Marne, France.

2014
Exercices de style, Nadja Vilenne Gallery, Belgium.
Skoteïnos, curated by Peter Riss, Bad Gastein, Austria.
Draw Eros!, curated by Dominique Païni, Odile Ouizeman Gallery, Paris.
Acquisitions récentes 2009-2013, volet 3, Frac Picardie, Amiens, France.
Art Brussels, Nadja Vilenne Gallery, Belgium.
Skoteïnos, curated by Peter Riss, Munich, Germany.
Distant Proximity, Contemporary Art Center, Brussels, Belgium.

2013
Acquisitions récentes 2009-2013, volet 2, Frac Picardie, Amiens, France.
Repeat/rîpi;t/, Nadja Vilenne Gallery, Belgium.
Art Brussels, Nadja Vilenne Gallery, Belgium.

2012
In search of lost time, curated by Myfanwy MacLeod, Unitt/Pitt Projects, Vancouver, Canada.
Art Brussels, Nadja Vilenne Gallery, Belgium.
Toys and men, curated by Bruno Girveau and Dorothée Charles, Helsinki Art Museum, Finland.

2011
Des jouets et des hommes, curated by Bruno Girveau and Dorothée Charles, Grand Palais, Paris.

2010
The Digital Hand, curated by Dominique Païni and Chi-ming Lin, National Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan.
La Main numérique, curated by Dominique Païni, Bernard Anthonioz Art Center, Nogent-sur-Marne, France.

2008
Figures du corps, curated by Philippe Comar, École des Beaux-Arts, Paris.
La Main numérique, curated by Dominique Païni, Annecy, France.

2007
Once upon a time Walt Disney, curated by Bruno Girveau and Dominique Païni, Museum of Fine Arts, Montréal, Canada.

2006
Once upon a time Walt Disney, curated by Bruno Girveau and Dominique Païni, Grand Palais, Paris, France.
En avant les jouets, Aulnay-sous-Bois, France.

2004
Vues d’enfance, Aulnay-sous-Bois, France.

2001
Automne, Haut-Pavé Gallery, Paris, France.

2000
Childhood memories, Oyonnax.
Bas âge, Haut-Pavé Gallery, Paris.

1998
Côté jardin: le potager, Oyonnax, France.
Ap’ARTé, with Edouard Levé, curated by Eric Mézan, Paris, France.

1997
Contemporary Art Fair, Bagneux.
Espace Paul Ricard, Paris.

1996
Contemporary Art Fair, Bagneux, France.
Young Painting Art Fair, Paris, France.
Courant d’Art, Deauville, France.

1994
Laissez parler les petits papiers, Rizzo Gallery, Paris, France.
FIAC, Rizzo Gallery, Paris, France.
Montrouge Art Fair, France.
Résidence Secondaire, Rizzo Gallery, Paris, France.


Publications

2015
La photographie avec les arts, Beaux-Arts de Paris Éditions.

2013
The Drawer, drawing review, volume 5, Les Choses.

2012
In search of lost time, Myfanwy MacLeod, Publication Studio.

2011
Le Cahier des morts minuscules, Yellow Now. Texts by Bruno Girveau and Dominique Païni.

2008
Figures du corps, Beaux-Arts de Paris Éditions.


Residencies

2016
Rambaldi Residence, Munich, Germany.


Public collections

2019
Photographic Collection, École des Beaux-arts, Paris.

2016
Print collection, Mac Val, Ivry-sur-Seine.

2013
Frac Picardie Collection, Amiens.

2012
Aulnay-sous-Bois Collection.

2009
Photographic Collection, École des Beaux-arts, Paris.




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