Elvire Bonduelle

Elvire Bonduelle 1981

Lives in Parijs. Works in Parijs.
Represented by:

Galerie van Gelder

'Elvire Bonduelle thinks that art should be pretty and light but never frivolous. On the contrary, her work exudes authority. After graduating from fine arts school in 2005 she decided to dedicate her life to a serious quest for happiness, optimism totally in contrast to the cliché of the wretched artiste maudit. She likes to talk about “self-sculpture.” This is the source of a studied fresh- ness that could not exist without a consciousness of the difficulty of existence. The seriousness and joy go together. It’s tempting to see Bonduelle in an art historical light. Her objects sometimes bring to mind Minimalism, as with Wood is Good (2012), a hinged wooden armchair that can be unfolded and laid out flat. Among the artists she admires most are Donald Judd, obviously, Sol LeWitt, and Bruce Nauman, whose videos fascinate her because of the way they are built around paradoxes. But at the same time her work displays a fond- ness for ornamentation, and she readily cites the writings of William Morris and the Arts and Crafts movement. We’re also re-minded of the mischievous humor of François Morellet, Taroop & Glabel’s collections of absurd images and the unreal constructions of Andrea Zittel. Bonduelle’s practice is not categorically correct. She works by intuition. Tiptoeing through art history, she plucks out its contradictions.' Anaël Pigeat From: Art Press nr 397, February 2013

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ELVIRE BONDUELLE: Canapé de Cales / Bench of wedges, 2006, various sizes, foam, fabric, wool, painter's canvas
ELVIRE BONDUELLE, 'Holy Greggy', 2013 different sizes oil on linen, 5 parts. ELVIRE BONDUELLE, 'Holy Greggy', 2013 various sizes, oil paint on linen Elvire Bonduelle is installing her solo exhibition 'Race and Rest' at Galerie van Gelder. After hanging the paintings she loudly rehearses possible combinations; set "Oh geeee - nr 2" and set "Oh geeee"- nr 3. Eventually she prefers the complete series of five paintings.
Elvire Bonduelle: 'Maison Voiture Chien' / "Houses, Cars and Dogs", 2013. This video was for the first time shown in het solo exhibition 'Race and Rest' at Galerie van Gelder in 2013. (music by Lafayette), edition 3 + 1 AP
How I met ELVIRE BONDUELLE. On Wednesday 25 April 2012 at 7:30 PM Elvire Bonduelle had a party for a tombola event at One Star Press in Paris. On the occasion of the last exhibition of Elvire Bonduelle, "L'art, le joli et le fonctionnel", the artist launched a new series of drawings "à la règle" (with ruler and drawing template) . For 2 euros you could buy a tombola ticket and get the luck to walk away with an original drawing. I was invited by One Star Press by mail to take part in the performance party. Because I was in Amsterdam I ordered a few tombola tickets from the Netherlands. After three weeks and by surprise I received an envelope with a beautifully drawn motorcycle. I was impressed and immediately looked at her work on the internet. I decided on the spot to invite her for a group and later solo exhibition at Galerie van Gelder.
ELVIRE BONDUELLE: Canapé de Cales / Bench of wedges, 2006, various sizes, foam, fabric, wool, painter's canvas


Born in 1981, lives and works in Paris Education 2005 - 2006 Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-arts, Paris, France 2005 - 2006 Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-arts, Paris, France 2006 - 2007 Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France Award 2015 Promos Scalo Milano - New Entries Prize 2015 at Artissima, Turin, Italy Selected solo exhibitions 2017 Ronchini Gallery, London, UK 2017 Josée Bienvenu Gallery, New York, USA, "Present 7": Christophe Boutin and Mélanie Scarciglia present Elvire Bonduelle 2016 The Rotating Painting Show, Osmos, New York, USA 2015 The Rotating Painting Show, Galerie Laurent Mueller, Paris, France 2015 The Rotating Painting Show, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam 2014 Hard Edge Curtain Love Apple, Sonia By Sonia Rykiel, Parcours Saint Germain, Paris, France 2013 Race and Rest, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam 2012 L'art , le joli et le fonctionnel, Onestar Press, Paris, France 2012 Wood is good, Lapecera, Noestudio, Madrid, Spain 2012 Mémoire vide, Immanence, Paris, France 2011 Pour faire joli, Galerie Sabrina Amrani, Madrid, Spain 2010 Le Meilleur Monde, Galerie Intuiti, Paris, France 2009 Salle d'attente, Centre Culturel Français, Lomé, Togo 2008 Elvire et Compagnie, La Générale, Manufacture de Sèvres, Sèvres 2007 Non Non Non, Galerie De-di-by, Paris, France Group exhibitions 2018 Blind Marché, Le Consulat, Paris, France 2018 One Star Press / ThreeStarBooks, VivaProjects, Sao Paulo, Brasil 2018 Spring Exhibition, Neue House, New York, NY, USA 2017 Present 7, Josée Bienvenu Gallery, New York, USA 2017 The multiple versus series versus a unique work, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam 2017 Round Colours, Monteverita, Paris, France 2017 100%, GdM / Galerie des Multiples, Paris, France 2017 6th Biennale Ephémère, Bergerac, Framce 2017 Based on true story, Galerie Derouillon, Paris, France 2017 Micro Salon, Galerie l'Inlassable, Paris, France 2016 Le Meilleur des mondes, La Kunsthalle, Mulhouse, France 2016 After Gerolama Cardano's suspense, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam 2016 Only Lovers, Le Coeur, Paris, France 2016 Ministère Ta Mère, Galerie de Multiples, Paris, France 2016 Virage, Galerie de Roussan, Paris, France 2015 Waiting room #4, Elvire Bonduelle, Sperling, Munich, Germany, with Nicolas Chardon, François Morellet, Olaf Nicolai, Bernard Piffaretti, Amedeo Polazzo and Émile Vappereau 2015 Sculpture d'Usage, Galerie Maubert, Paris, France 2015 Recto/Verso, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France 2015 100%, GDM / Galerie de Multiples, Paris, France 2014 Haut Dehors, Archilib, Paris, France 2014 Black Coffee, commissaire Camila Oliveira Fairclough, Paris, France 2014 Playtime, commissaire Marguerite Pilven, Musée Pierre Noël, Saint Dié, France 2014 New Archive at LACA, Los Angeles Contemporary Archive, Los Angeles, Californie, USA 2014 Nature Morte, commissaires Laure Flammarion et Pauline Lévèque, Galerie Visconti, Paris, France 2014 l'Invention du projet, croquis d'architectures, Galerie Spéciale, École Spéciale d'Architecture, Paris, France 2014 Collection Joseph Kouli, Florence Loewy, Paris, France 2013 Playtime, commissariat Marguerite Pilven, La Graineterie, Houilles, France 2013 Replay, Préface, Paris, France 2013 Borderline, commissariat Charlotte Cosson et Emmanuelle Luciani, La Gad - Galerie Arnaud Deschin, Marseille, France 2013 The Museum of Destiny, The Impermanent Collection, Los Angeles, California, USA 2013 This and That and That, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam 2013 Bloody Mary, commissariat Jonathan Chauveau, Galerie Torri, Paris, France 2013 Salle d'attente III, Galerie Laurent Mueller, Paris, France 2013 Book Machine, Un Nouveau Festival, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France, book 2013 Dernières nouvelles, Galerie de Multiples, Paris, France 2013 Le voyage dans la Lune, Centre d'Art Albert Chanot, Clamart, France 2012 To make a show it takes a thought and more than one word..., Galerie Van Gelder, Amsterdam 2012 Caverne Cabinet où Les objets du déluge, commissariat Ann Guillaume et Axelle Blanc, Biennale de Belleville, Paris, France 2012 Révolutions, commissariat Jean-Jacques Lebel, Galerie de Roussan, Paris, France 2012 To the Moon via the Beach, commissariat Liam Gillick, Phillipe Parreno, Tom Eccles, Hans Ulrich Obrist et Beatrix Ruf, Arles, France 2012 Salle d'attente, commissariat Elvire Bonduelle, NEW Immanence, Paris, France 2012 Dans les profondeurs.. , Le Pavillon Blanc Médiathèque, Centre d'Art Contemporain de Colomiers, France 2012 Le Grand Sommeil, Galerie du Rutebeuf, Clichy, Paris, France 2012 WunderKammer und Stukatur, WunderKammer, Die Bäckerei and the Iglu / Nordketten, Institut Français, Innsbruck, Austria 2011 Table-Projecteur, ateliers du Bateau lavoir et de la Cité des arts, Paris, France 2011 Turn over, Galerie Intuiti, Paris, France 2011 On n'attache pas son chien avec des saucisses, MPVite, Nantes, France 2011 Dessin/Dessein, Galerie Isabelle Gounod, Paris, France 2011 A ciel ouvert, Communauté d'agglomération de l'Artois, France 2011 Artists from the 10m2 collection, Duplex/10m2, Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzégovinia 2011 Environs-Surroudings, Les Tanneries, commissariat Richard Deacon et Pierre-Alexandre Rémy, Amilly, France 2011 Save Picasso, Galerie Intuiti, Paris, France 2011 Cadavre exquis, Galerie JTM, Paris, France 2011 Guest House Gallery, L'Hotel Particulier, Paris et Gleason Gym, New-York, USA 2011 Nouvelles du Jour, JTM Gallery, Paris, France 2010 Ca va pas rentrer, avec MPVite-Nantes, Montréal, Québec, Canada 2010 Que reste t'il?, Centre Régional d'Art Contemporain Le BBB, Toulouse, France 2010 Graouw, Galerie Intuiti, Paris, France 2010 Fabriques Mikado, Centre Régional d'Art Contemporain Le BBB, Toulouse, France 2009 KIT invite, appartement privé, Paris, France 2009 EX-1000cm², Galerie Intuiti, Paris, France 2009 Ils s'exposent pour la vie, Hotel de Ville, Paris, France 2009 Repetita, invitation dans le cadre du Printemps de Septembre, Centre Régional d'Art Contemporain Le BBB, Toulouse, France 2009 Journées du Patrimoine, Jardins de l'Élysée, Paris, France 2009 A l'ombre de la ligne, avec Voyons voir, Domaine de Saint-Ser, Puyloubier, France 2009 Convoi exceptionnel, La Friche Belle de Mai, Marseille, France 2008 Pour faire joli, La Vitrine, Saint-Jean Port Joli, Canada 2008 Zinéma Placard, projection de courts métrages, Lausanne, Switzerland 2008 Contes et légendes, La Source, La Guéroulde, Normandy, France 2008 Work, l’écurie/RTT, Brussels, Belgium 2008 Marseille/Paris, les multiples d'Astérides à La Générale, Sèvres, France 2008 Video-appart', Paris, France 2007 Wonderland, Galerie Schirman & de Beaucé, Paris, France 2007 Face à Face, La Source, Domaine de Villarceaux, France 2007 FIAC, Cour Carrée du Louvre, Galerie ColletPark, Paris, France 2007 Art Basel, Galerie Ecart, Geneva, Switzerland 2007 Loi Carrez, rue de Turenne, Paris, France 2007 Fraîcheur de vivre, Galerie Noass, Riga, Letland 2007 ArtBrussels, Galerie ColletPark, Bruxelles, Belgium 2007 10 artistes-10 jours -10 vidéos, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France 2006 Appart alloué, Galerie JTM, Paris, France 2006 FIAC, Galerie ColletPark, Cour carrée du Louvre, Paris, France 2006 Fraîcheur de vivre, Centre Culturel Français, Alger, Algeria 2006 One Star Five Years, Galerie Engholm Engelhorn, Vienne, Austria 2006 La Fabrique du Dessin, ENSBA, Paris, France 2006 Exposition n°3, Galerie Schirman & de Beaucé, Paris, France 2006 Art multiple, Espace de l'Art Concret, Mouans-Sartoux, France 2005 Beauty Free Shop, Prague, Czechoslovakia 2005 Première Vue, Passage de Retz, Paris, France 2004 Lettre à Dieu, Le Besset, Ardèche, France 2004 Je veux, présentation du livre les Cales, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France Catalogues and artist's publications 2013 Salle d'Attente, Elvire Bonduelle, publisher Galerie Laurent Mueller, Paris, France, 192 pp. 2013 Maison, voiture, chien, Elvire Bonduelle, published by Book Machine - One Star Press at Centre George Pompidou, Paris, France, unpaginated [96 pp.] 2011 Les Dessins à la Règle - catalogue raisonné, Elvire Bonduelle, publisher One Star Press, Paris, France, unpaginated [370 pp.] 2005 Les Cales, Elvire Bonduelle, publisher One Star Press, Paris, France, unpaginated [144 pp.] Articles 2015 Galerie van Gelder; Elvire Bonduelle - The Rotating Painting Show, blog Lostpainters.nl English translation: The Rotating Painting Show, Niek Hendrix Interview 2012 Elvire Bonduelle interviewed by Hans Ulrich Obrist on the occasion of 'To the Moon via the Beach'