Tatiana Trouvé, Equivalence (detail), 2015, patinated bronze, metal, and copper, dimensions variable, edition of 3 © Tatiana Trouvé. Photo by Rob McKeever.
In disquieting, entropic mis–en–scenes, Tatiana Trouvé limns the boundaries between the mental and physical where material space and form converge with immaterial time and memory. Her situations combine intricate scenographic drawings, sculptures both linear and three–dimensional, and spaces that hint at invisible dimensions. Whether found or created, Trouvé’s “environmental dramas” are melancholy yet highly charged, palimpsests containing echoes of other lived spaces and realities, which oscillate between the real, the imaginary and the phantasmic.
Tatiana Trouvé was born in 1968 in Cosenza, Italy. Trouvé’s work has been exhibited in several solo and group exhibitions. Recent solo museum exhibitions include Centre national d’art contemporain de la Villa Arson, France (1997); “Polders,” Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2002); “Aujourd’hui, hier, ou il y a longtemps…” CAPC Musée d’art contemporain, France (2003); “Tatiana Trouvé, juste assez coupable pour être heureuse,” MAMCO, Geneva (2004); “Extraits d’une société confidentielle,” FRAC PACA, France (2005); “Djinns,” CNEAI, France (2005); Centre national d’art contemporain Villa Arson, France (2007); “Double Bind,” Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2007); “4 between 3 and 2,” Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (2008); FRAC des Pays de la Loire, France (2008); “A stay between enclosure and space,” Migros Museum, Zurich (2009–10); “Bureau of Implicit Activities: archives and projects,” Kunstverein Hamburg, Germany (2009); “Il Grande Ritratto,” Kunsthaus Graz, Austria (2010); “Somewhere, 18–12–95, An Unknown, 1981,” Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin (2014); “I tempi doppi,” Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany (2014, traveled to Museion, Italy; and Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Germany); and “Desire Lines,” Doris C. Freedman Plaza, Central Park, New York (2015). “S.M.A.K.,” will be shown in Ghent, Belgium, in 2017.
Trouvé currently lives and works in Paris, France.