Philippe Parreno (born 1964) is an Algerian artist and filmmaker, born in Oran, and currently living in Paris, France. Parreno‘s work primarily revolves around the interrogation of the nature of an image, as well as the modes of its exhibition.
Life and work
Parreno has had shows at the Musée d‘Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco, the Kunstverein Munich and the Kunsthalle in Zürich, and the Irish Museum of Modern Art His work is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art New York (MoMA), the Walker Art Center (USA), the Centre Georges Pompidou (France), the Paris Museum of Modern Art (France), the Guggenheim Museum New York (USA), the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco and the Museum of the 21st Century (Japan).
In June 2006 Universal International released a feature length documentary directed by Parreno and Scottish artist-filmmaker Douglas Gordon entitled Zidane, A 21st Century Portrait which premiered out of competition at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival. The film was inspired by Hellmuth Costard‘s 1970 film Football As Never Before about Manchester United legend George Best. Costard used eight 16mm film cameras to follow Best, in real time, for the course of an entire game against Coventry City and his film was screened by German broadcaster ARD in 1971.
Philippe Parreno has collaborated with other artists, curators and philosophers, including Pierre Huyghe, Hans-Ulrich Obrist, and Simon Critchley and lectured at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland. He contributed a chapter to Sound Unbound: Sampling Digital Music and Culture (The MIT Press, 2008) edited by Paul D. Miller a.k.a. DJ Spooky. He wrote an article for the Summer 2009 (first) issue of Above magazine.