LOUISE BONNET


LOUISE BONNET

Known for her portraits of exaggerated proportions and grotesque features, Louise Bonnet (b. 1970) continually explores emotions of melancholy, loneliness, nostalgia and grief in her works on canvas or paper. Her strong sense of corporeality and precise observation of the tension and movements of body parts result in bending extremities, bloated noses, swollen hands and feet. Bonnet’s protagonists, often situated in everyday environments and domestic interiors, appear involuntarily stretched. Their bodies seem to reflect a disturbing discomfort, an uneasy state of mind that makes their limbs writhe.

‘Bonnet’s is a world of pulsing, sometimes even grotesque exaggerations, where beings inhabit traits that fluctuate in a kind of gender-blended state. Often alone, sometimes with a counterpoint, usually occupying the lion’s share of the composition, almost jammed within the framework of the canvas, with appendages acting more like geysers of feeling, manifesting from deep within. Think more beings functioning as psycho-emotional allegories wherein the inner agonies of plight emerge, baring themselves shamelessly for all the world to ponder.’

A. Nelson, Exquisite Agonies: The Art of Louise Bonnet in Louise Bonnet, Nino Mier Gallery, Los Angeles 2018

Image: The Finger, 2018, oil on linen, 244 x 203 cm.; 96 x 79 7/8 in. Photo: Lee Tyler Thompson.​​​​​​

Artist Talk

Solo Exhibitions


Group Exhibitions


ON PAPER

Giulia Andreani, Louise Bonnet, André Butzer, Carroll Dunham, Ida Ekblad, Barry Flanagan, Günther Förg, Katharina Grosse, Mark Grotjahn, Jake Longstreth, Victor Man, Danielle Mckinney, Albert Oehlen, Adam Pendleton, Richard Prince, Eleanor Swordy, Tursic & Mille, Rinus Van de Velde, Grace Weaver

Paris: 46 & 57, rue du Temple
2 March – 6 April 2024

Selected Institutional Exhibitions


Biography


VITA

1970

Born in Geneva, Switzerland


Lives and works in Los Angeles, USA

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick

Denver Art Museum, Denver

Fondazione Re Rebaudengo, Turin

Hammer Museum, Los Angeles

Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami

Long Museum, Shanghai

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles

MAMCO Genève, Geneva

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Forth Worth

Moderna Museet, Stockholm

Museum Brandhorst, Munich

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco

Yuz Foundation, Shanghai

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2023

30 Ghosts
Gagosian, New York

Entanglements: Louise Bonnet and Adam Silverman (duo show)
Hollyhock House, Los Angeles


2022

Onslaught
Gagosian, Hong Kong


2021

Bathers
Galerie Max Hetzler, Paris

Vagabond
Nino Mier Gallery, Los Angeles

Sphinxes
Gagosian, Basel


2020

The Hours
Gagosian, New York

New Works
Galerie Max Hetzler, London (catalogue)


2018

Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin

New Works
Nino Mier Gallery, Los Angeles


2017

Wakefield
Half Gallery, New York


2016

Paintings
Nino Mier Gallery, Los Angeles

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2024

On Paper
Galerie Max Hetzler, Paris

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2022

Beach
Nino Mier Gallery, New York

Dark Light: Realism in the Age of Post-Truths
Aïsthi Foundation, Beirut

Women Painting Women
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

The 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia: The Milk of Dreams
Venice


2021

Stretching the Body
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebardengo, Turin

Inaugural Exhibition
Nino Mier Gallery, Brussels


2019

Feelings – Kunst und Emotion
Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich

Domestic Horror
Gagosian, New York

Some Trees, curated by Christian Malycha
Nino Mier Gallery, Los Angeles


2018

Cliche
Almine Rech Gallery, New York

10
Anton Kern Gallery, New York


2017

SUMMERFEST 2017, curated by Lauren Taschen
Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin


2016

Global Times Painting Painting To, curated by Alex Becerra
Half Gallery, New York

Human Condition
John Wolf Art Advisory & Brokerage, Los Angeles

Giles
Gagosian Gallery, Athens

Please Have Enough Acid in the Dish
M+B, Los Angeles

Surrreal
König Galerie, Berlin


2015

The Mini Show
The Lodge, Los Angeles


2008

New Works
Subliminal Projects, Los Angeles

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Galerie Max Hetzler / Holzwath Publications: Louise Bonnet, Berlin, 2020

Nino Mier Gallery (Ed.): Louise Bonnet, Los Angeles, 2018

Videos


Publications


Louise Bonnet

Galerie Max Hetzler Berlin | Paris | London / Holzwarth Publications, Berlin 2020
With an essay by Flavia Frigeri

€ 40.00

Selected Press


carla Summer 2023

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Cultured Magazine 2023

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Numéro September 2022

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Autre Magazine Spring/Summer 2022

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Artforum October 2021

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Buffalo Zine No.11, SS 2020

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Juxtapoz February 2020

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MUSE 54 2019

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Sleek June 2019

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Artforum February 2019

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Juxtapoz Magazine January 2019

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Purple Magazine Fall 2018

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LALA mag Spring 2018

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