FOXP2 is the first major solo exhibition in France of artist Marguerite Humeau’s works, currently on view at Palais de Tokyo, Paris. The exhibition comprises of a new series of works created by the French-born artist wherein she aims to reenact the origin of life and the development of conscious life forms.
With myths, speculations and fantasy at the heart of her artwork, Humeau has created a physical and sensory experience that lies at the crossroads between science and fiction. The development of the project involved extensive research and collaboration with numerous scientists and specialists.
After graduation from Royal College of Art, London in 2011, Marguerite Humeau has held several solo exhibitions of her work, including Echoes, DUVE, Berlin, Germany (2015), Horizons, Import Projects, Berlin Art Week Jury Selection, Germany (2014), and The Things? – A Trip to Europa / Proposal for Serenading Outer Space Creatures with Stunts, Vibrations, Chemistry, Light, and Live Magic, Trailer Exhibition, Geneva (2013-2014).
Humeau’s artwork features in the collections of MoMA (New York) and the Lafayette Corporate Foundation (Paris) and has been presented in institutions such as MoMA, the Hayward Gallery, the Serpentine Gallery (London), the Victoria and Albert Museum (London) and the Cité du Design (Saint-Etienne). She has won several international prizes, including the British Society of Sculptors Award (2014).
Where: Palais de Tokyo, 13, avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris
Dates: June 23 to September 11, 2016
Timings: From noon to midnight, every day except Tuesdays
Tariff: €10 (reduced tariff: €8)