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Evariste Richer
Evariste Richer’s practice is rooted in the notions of matter, space and time, together with the different conceptions of reality they give rise to. Working in a scientific-exploratory mode, he challenges our systems of measurement and our perceptual and spatial conventions.

Richer explores places; to comprehend the world, he discerns, divides up, classifies and maps out. As it were,he establishes a nomenclature incorporating a poetic vision with scientific rigour. The exhibition venue becomes a terrain for experiment for this artist/surveyor, who makes systematic use of the inventory and the grid as approaches to an exhaustive treatment of his subjects. In their relationship with the universe, his works perturb the perception of a viewer caught between microcosm and macrocosm.

For his nomination to the Prix Marcel Duchamp 2014, Evariste Richer (°1969, France) showed his works at FIAC, Paris, at the Musée desBeaux-Arts de Rouen and at the Wilhelm Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen (Germany). He has also had solo exhibitions at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris (France), at the Centre International d’Art et du Paysage Ile de Vassivière and at the Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig (Germany).


Evariste Richer
Cumul pluviométrique #1. Forte instabilité sur les Antilles et la Guyane. Le 20/06/2006
Evariste Richer
South Face / North Face
Evariste Richer
Micachrome 1
Evariste Richer
The reconstituted kilometer
Evariste Richer
Mire perroquet
Evariste Richer
Cercle de Cues
Evariste Richer
La première seconde
Evariste Richer

Gallery exhibitions


Akademie der Künste der Welt, Cologne (Germany)
Le Grand Tout
La Vieille Charité, Musées de Marseille, Marseille (France)
Des leurres sous le soleil
Galerie d’art contemporain du Théâtre de Privas (France)
Prix Marcel Duchamp
Grand Palais, Paris (France)
Toutes Directions – The Marcel Duchamp Prize
Wilhem Hack Museum, Ludwigshaven (Germany)
2014 - 2015
Le prix Marcel Duchamp
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Rouen (France)
Le Grand Elastique
Palais de Tokyo, Paris (France)
Centre International d’Art et du Paysage Île de Vassivière, Beaumont-du-Lac (France)
2012 - 2013
Kunstverein Braunschweig (Germany)