pierre-philippe hofmann

Bio

[°1976, B & CH ]   Pierre-Philippe Hofmann lives in Brussels and works in Brussels and Switzerland

Born in Brussels (CH & B, °1976), Pierre-Philippe Hofmann is interested in the way in which the contemporary relationship to space and time conditions our vision of the world. Since his studies at the ERG in Brussels, he has used restrictive protocols to explore new ways of representing reality. Often in the form of installations, he regularly uses photography, video and sound in his projects. His research is mainly concerned with landscape; the projects Gemeenplaatsen and Portrait of a Landscape attempted to describe two territories, Belgium and Switzerland, in a global and specific way.

Having worked for almost 20 years in theatres and opera houses, Hofmann also remains connected to the performing arts. For example, he conducted a documentary project on Alain Platel's atypical approach to the creation of nicht schlafen. For Ad Libitum, Pierre-Philippe Hofmann (and Mathias Domahidy) also incorporates a lot of humour into his practice by literally staging reality, in a demanding stylistic exercise.
Walking is also an important part of his approach. In the midst of COVID, he organised a collective project for which 24 artists brought their works on foot for a group exhibition. (der Rattenfänger)

Lieux Communs - Gemeenplaatsen has been shown by Galerie Nadja Vilenne (Liège, 2008) and in CIVA (Brussels, 2010). Mainly active in Switzerland between 2012 and 2020, his recent large-scale video installation Portrait of a Landscape (10 walks through Switzerland, 2700km - 2700 videos) has been presented several times as solo exhibitions there (Ferme Asile-Sion, S AM Basel, Kunstraum Kreuzlingen, Bruder Klaus Museum Sachseln). In 2021, Portrait of a Landscape and Lieux-Communs/Gemeenplaatsen are jointly programmed by the MuHKA and deSingel. Earlier this year, the installation Ad Libitum was shown at the KIOSK in Ghent, the first version of der Rattenfänger was shown at the Duflon-Racz gallery in Ixelles.

Then, in association with the Italian director Silvia Costa, Hofmann proposes an artistic journey through the streets of Valencia (FR) during the autumn. The project, commissioned by the Comédie, looks at the memory of the city and the spontaneous formation of its communities of inhabitants over time.

2022.03 / Le Botanique (Brussels - B)
2021.09 / La Belle Image (Valence - F)
2021.09 / De Singel (Antwerpen - B)
2021.08 / Muhka (Antwerpen - B)
2021.05 / Galerie DuflonRacz - "Der Rattenfänger ?" [curatorial project by Pierre-Philippe Hofmann, in association with Frédéric Fourdinier] with Marie André, Elodie Antoine, Michel Assenmaker, Laurette Atrux-Tallau, Etienne Courtois, Grégory Decock, Philippe Degobert, Natalia De Mello, Mathias Domahidy, Claire Ducène, Frédéric Fourdinier, Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys, Pierre Hebbelinck, Pierre-Philippe Hofmann, Nicolas Kozakis, Adrien Lucca, Pierre Martens, François Marcadon, Vincent Meessen, Jacqueline Mesmaeker, Eugène Savitzkaya, Michel Tombroff, Various Artists, Mathieu Zurstrassen
2021.04 / KIOSK /KASK Gent - What you don't see is what you get [ video installation, with Mathias Domahidy]
2020.09 / Sociéte d'Electricité (Brussels) - From translating to transcoding [ group show, curated by Manuel Abendroth & Els Vermang ], with Cory Arcangel, Gert Aertsen, Carl Andre, Matthew Biederman, Otto Berchem, Jane Benson, Alec De Busschère, Detanico & Lain, Lars Fredrikson, Pierre-Philippe Hofmann, Farah Khelil, Takahiro Kudo, LAb[au], Le Corbusier & Iannis Xenakis, Matan Mittwoch, Julie Morel, Joachim Olender, Jacob Riddle, Thomas Ruff, Karin Sander, Yann Sérandour, Venetian Snares, VOID, Hannah Weiner, Wennig & Daubach
2020.01 / Résidence by Eté78 (Bruxelles - B) - with a final event with Ciel Grommen, Mira Senders
2020.01 / Galerie Duflon/Racz (Bruxelles - B) - Le complexe de Rivoli
group show with: Lise Harlev (DK), Stephanie Kiwitt (DE), Tiphanie Kim Mall (CH), Guy Meldem (CH), Romain Poussin (FR), Olivier Stévenart (BE), Zinaida Tchelidze (GEO), Harald Thys (BE), Bernard Voïta (CH)
2019.04 / Museum Bruder Klaus (Sachseln - CH)
2019.03 / Galerie zur Matze (Brig - CH) - EQ2 (Enquête Photographique Valaisanne)
2019.01 / Kunstraum Kreuzlingen (Kreuzlingen - CH)
2018.09 / Biennale d'Enghien (B)
2018.09 / Festival Images (Vevey, CH) - Ad Libitum (with Mathias Domahidy)
2018.09 / SAM (Basel, CH) - Portrait of a Landscape [ solo expo]
2018.06 / La Bellone (Bruxelles, B)
2018.04 / Ferme-Asile (Sion - CH) - Portrait of a Landscape (premiere) [ solo expo, curated by Véronique Mauron ]
2018.04 / Sociéte d'Electricité (Brussels) - Earth & Sky [ group show, curated by Manuel Abendroth & Els Vermang ], with Jakub Geltner, On Kawara, Yoko Ono, Dennis Oppenheim, Jon Rafman, Ed Ruscha, Robert Smithson, Neal Beggs Nicolas Bourthoumieux Marc Buchy Mark Geffriaud & Géraldine Longueville Jakub Geltner Marco Godinho Mishka Henner Douglas Huebler Pierre-Philippe Hofmann Julien Levesque & Albertine Meunier Jonathan Monk Dennis Oppenheim Jon Rafman Ed Ruscha Joachim Schmid Kris Van Dessel Clement Valla Robert Smithson UVA Heinz Mack a.o.
2018.01 / Opera Vlaanderen (Gent - B) - nicht schlafen (Alain Platel & les ballets C de la B)
2018.01 / Galerie LMNO (Bruxelles - B) [ group show ]
2017.12 / Les Brigittines (B) - nicht schlafen (Alain Platel & les ballets C de la B) [ video installation ]
2017.05 / KVS (B) - nicht schlafen (Alain Platel & les ballets C de la B) [ video installation ]
2017.03 / Casco Leuven (B) - There's Always More to See (by M Leuven & curated by Flor Bex) [ video installation ]
2016.10 / Berg, Buch, Brig (CH) - Portrait of a Landscape (fragments) [ video installation ]
2016.10 / Wandering Art Biennal (Brussels) - Portrait of a Landscape (fragments) [ video installation ]
2016.09 / Maison d'Art Actuel des Chartreux (Brussels) - Ad Libitum (work in progress, with Mathias Domahidy) [ expo ]
2016.06 / Zeughaus Brig(CH) - Panorama Weltkulturtag Belgien (with Pieter De Buysser) [ video & talk ]
2014.10 / Universiteit Gent (B) - Lieux Communs - Gemenplaatsen [ lecture ]
2014.10 / ECAV (Sierre - CH) - Ars contemporaneus alpinus [ lecture ]
2014.02 / Ferme-Asile (Sion - CH) / Éloge des contingences volatiles" (ce qu'on croise mais qu'on ne regarde pas) [ expo & residence ]
2013.02 / Photoforum Pasquart (Biel - CH) - Terra Nostra [ expo ]
2012.11 / Altes Spital (Solothurn - CH) - Trajectories [ expo & residence ]
2012.05 / Chretzeturm (Stein am Rhein - CH) - Heimatland! [ expo & residence ]
2011.10 / Parlement de la Communauté Française (Brussels) - Award winner for Lieux Communs - Gemeenplaatsen [ expo & award ]
2011.11 / Opéra Royal de La Monnaie - Oedipe (La Fura dels Baus) [ collaboration ]
2011.07 / Palace of Fine Arts (Brussels) / fragments of Lieux Communs - Gemeenplaatsen & Not Yet Titled [ expo ]
2010.12 / Musée du Point de Vue (Brussels, initiative by Jean-Daniel Berclaz) - Loci Delicti [ expo in the urban space ]
2010.05 / Centre International pour la Ville l'Architecture et le Paysage (CIVA - Brussels) - Lieux Communs - Gemeenplaatsen [ solo expo ]
2009.03 / Muhka (Antwerp - B) - Best Price for you my friend [ expo ]
2008.10 / FIAC (Paris - FR) - Best Price for you my friend [ expo ]
2008.04 / Art Brussels - Best Price for you my friend [ expo ]
2008.02 / Galerie Nadja Vilenne (Liège - B) - Jacques Charlier, Honoré d' O, Aglaia Konrad, Jacques Lizène, Walter Swennen... [ expo ]
2008.11 / Galerie budA (Ternat - B) - Bob Verschueren, Pierre-Philippe Hofmann, Benoît Félix... [ expo ]
2007.01 / Galerie Nadja Vilenne (Liège - B) - Aimez-vous les cocktails VIP ? [ expo ]
2006.06 / Epicerie Visuelle Le Bonheur (Brussels) - diptyque Shanghaï I & II [ expo ]
2006.06 / Halles de Schaerbeek (Brussels) - Performances sur cyclophone [ performance ]
2006.02 / Galerie Paolo Boselli (Brussels) - Was ist das ? [ solo expo ]
2005.09 / Metro station Bourse (Brussels) - Was ist das ? [ expo in a public space ]
2004.04 / Galerie budA (Ternat - B) - Ecumes urbaines (with Bob Verschueren) [ expo ]
2002.08 / Centre Culturel Jacques Franck - Figures Imposées (with Thiémoko Diarra, Christophe Galoux) [ expo in a public space ]




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