MTP biography

born 1976, Geneva, Switzerland
lives and works in Geneva, Switzerland

EDUCATION2002-2003

  • Whitney Independent Study Program, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

1997

  • BA, English Literature, Cambridge University, Cambridge, England

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
(* indicates a publication)

2016

  • Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX

2014

  • Slow Wave, Simon Lee Gallery, Hong Kong
  • Martine Bedin and Mai-Thu Perret, Week-end á Rome, Fondation Speerstra, Apples, Switzerland
  • Astral Plane, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2013

  • The Prairie, Galerie Francesca Pia, Zurich, Switzerland

2012

  • Beast of Burden, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin, Germany
  • *The Adding Machine, Le Magasin, Grenoble, France

2011

  • *The Adding Machine, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland
  • Mai-Thu Perret, Spectra in Cycle L’éternel détour, séquence d’été 2011, Mamco, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Winner of the “Zurich Art Prize” 2011: Mai-Thu Perret “I dream of the code of the west”, Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Love Letters in Ancient Brick, Theatre de l’Usine, Geneva, Switzerland; Swiss Institute – Contemporary Art, New York, NY
  • Octopus, Hard Hat, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Le Magasin, Grenoble, France
  • Migraine, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2010

  • Parade, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, England
  • *An Ideal for Living, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI
  • The Viewing Room, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, England
  • Flag, Swiss Institute – Contemporary Art, New York, NY

2009

  • Alphabet: Paintings and Text Works 2004-2009, Galerie Francesca Pia, Zurich, Switzerland
  • *2013, The Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO
  • The Crack-Up, Praz-Delavallade, Paris, France
  • Aluminum Cities on a Lead Planet II, Art Unlimited, Art Basel 40, Basel, Switzerland

2008

  • *New Work, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
  • *2012, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, England
  • Bikini, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin, Germany
  • *Land of Crystal, Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • An Evening of the Book and Other Stories, The Kitchen, New York, NY

2007

  • Crab Nebula, Galerie Francesca Pia, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Das Kunstwerk und sein Ort, Atelier Amden, Amden, Switzerland
  • *Land of Crystal, Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht, Netherlands

2006

  • An Evening of the Book – Oeuvres imprimées 2000-2006, Hard Hat, Geneva, Switzerland
  • *And Every Woman Will Be A Walking Synthesis Of The Universe, The Renaissance Society at The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Apocalypse Ballet, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin, Germany
  • *Solid Objects: Valentin Carron vs. Mai-Thu Perret, Chisenhale Gallery, London, England

2005

  • Heroine of the People, Praz-Delavallade, Paris, France
  • *Solid Objects: Valentin Carron vs. Mai-Thu Perret, Centre d’art contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland

2004

  • Statements, Galerie Francesca Pia, Art Basel 35, Basel, Switzerland
  • Love Thy Sister Like Thyself, Centre d’édition contemporaine, Geneva, Switzerland

2003

  • Pure self-expression x25, Galerie Francesca Pia, Bern, Switzerland

2002

  • The Modern Institute, Glasgow, Scotland
  • We Close Our Eyes In order To See, Glassbox, Paris, France

2001

  • *Land of Crystal, Le Studio, CAN, Neuchâtel, Switzerland

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
(* indicates a publication)

2014

  • queen of the black black, Vistamare, Pescara, Italy
  • B/W, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, England
  • Caste Aside, Clark House, Colaba, Bombay, India
  • BASH An Exhibition in Two Parts, Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, Woodstock, NY
  • Week-End Á Rome, Fondation Speerstra, Apples Switzerland
  • Biennial of Moving Images, Center d’art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland
  • INSERT2014, Mati Ghar, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Dheli, India
  • Olivier Mosset—Collaborations, Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris France
  • Zelda Zonk, Préface, Paris, France
  • *Decorum, Musée D’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
  • Mingei: Are You Here?, curated by Nicolas Trembley, Pace Gallery, New York, NY
  • Elevation 1049: Between Heaven and Hell, LUMA& Foundation, Gstaad, Switzerland

2013

  • At Work, Museum of Contemporary Art, Siegen, Germany
  • Mingei: Are You Here?, curated by Nicolas Trembley, Pace Gallery, London, England
  • gemini, Galerie Francesca Pia, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Female Power, Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem, Arnhem, The Netherlands
  • Pattern: Follow the Rules, Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI; Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO

2012

  • La Demeure Joyeuse II, Galerie Francesca Pia, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Parque Industrial, curated by Julieta González, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil
  • *La jeunesse est un art, Jubiläum Manor Kunstpreis 2012, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland
  • Brot und Salz, Sommer & Kohl, Berlin, Germany
  • Cluster, Galerie 1m³, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Reflecting Fashion: Kunst und Mode seit der Moderne, curated by Susanne Neuburger in collaboration with Barbara Rüdiger, MUMOK – Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna, Austria
  • Marcher dans la couleur, curated by Hélène Audiffren, Musée régional d’art contemporain Languedoc-Roussillon, Sérignan, France
  • Le Confort Moderne, curated by Mathieu Copeland, Le Confort Moderne, Poitiers, France
  • Pure Perception, curated by Margherita Artoni, Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Milan, Italy
  • Anti-Establishment, CCS Bard Hessel Museum, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
  • TEXT TEXTILE TEXTURE, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin, Germany
  • Le Monde Comme Volonte Et Comme Papier Peint, Le Consortium, Dijon, France
  • New Sculpture?, curated by Maria Brewińska, Zachęta Narodowa Galeria Sztuki, Warsaw, Poland
  • The Old, the New, the Different, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Switzerland
  • The Devil’s Fidelity, Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris, France
  • Shake ‘N’ Bake, A Group Show Curated by Hard Hat, Praz-Delavallade, Paris, France
  • *Abstract Possible: The Stockholm Synergies, Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
  • EXAMPLE: SWITZERLAND. Unbounding and Crossing Over as Art, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz, Liechtenstein

2011

  • Danser sa Vie, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
  • EXAMPLE: SWITZERLAND. Unbounding and Crossing Over as Art, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz, Liechtenstein
  • Cosima von Bonin, Natacha Lesueur, Mai-Thu Perret, Markus Raetz, Mamco, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Helvetii Vulcans, MUDAC – Musée de design et d’arts appliqués contemporains, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 2011 Bridgehampton Biennial, Martos Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY
  • *ILLUMInations, curated by Bice Curiger, International Pavilion, 54th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
  • Flags for Venice, Instituto Svizzero, Rome and Swiss Institute – Contemporary Art, New York, Venice, Italy
  • *Abstract Possible: The Tamayo Take, Rufino Tamayo Museum, Mexico City, Mexico

2010

  • *Abstract Possible, Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden
  • Edition 5 Erstfeld, Haus für Kunst Uri, Altdorf, Switzerland
  • Anonymous Materials, Stiftung Binz39, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Close Your Eyes in Order to See, Praz-Delavallade, Paris, France
  • High Ideals & Crazy Dreams, Galerie Vera Munro, Hamburg, Germany
  • Borderlines, Cabinet des arts graphiques, Musée d’art et d’histoire, Genève, Switzerland
  • Yellow Box, video program by bdv, Restaurant Georges, Paris, France
  • *From Dusk Till Dawn: If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution, video program by Yann Chateigné, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • A New Stance for Tomorrow, Part 3, Sketch, London, England
  • *Charles Fourier – L’écart absolu, Musée des Beaux-Arts et d’archéologie de Besançon, France
  • *Born Under a Bad Sign, Power House Art Center, Memphis, TN
  • Goldene Zeiten, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
  • While Bodies Get Mirrored. An Exhibition about Movement, Formalism and Space, MigrosMuseum, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Chartreuse jeune: An intervention by Olaf Nicolai at the Casa Taberelli, Casa Tabarelli, Cornaiano, Italy

2009

  • Editions vs. Objets, Centre d’édition contemporaine, Geneva, Switzerland
  • I am by birth a Genevese, Forde, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Top 10 Allegories, Galerie Francesca Pia, Zurich, Switzerland
  • *Anabasis – On Rituals of Homecoming, Festival of Dialogue of Four Cultures, Łódź, Poland
  • *Utopics, 11th Swiss Sculpture Exhibition, Biel/Bienne, Switzerland
  • Abstraktionen, Kunsthaus Aarau, Aarau, Switzerland
  • *Born to Be Wild – An Homage to Steven Parrino, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • *Heaven – Splendid Isolation, 2nd Athens Biennial, Athens, Greece
  • *Living Together, MARCO, Vigo, Spain
  • *Curated by_ Gianni Jetzer: Beginnings, Middles and Ends, Galerie Christine König, Vienna, Austria
  • Revolver, COCO, Vienna, Austria
  • *Shifting Identities – (Swiss) Art Today, Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Prose pour des Esseintes, Karma International, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Ventriloquist, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, England
  • A Spoken Word Exhibition, Baltic Center for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, England
  • Regift, Swiss Institute – Contemporary Art, New York, NY
  • Living Together, Centro Cultural Montehermoso, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
  • Fax, Drawing Center, New York, NY

2008

  • The Line is a Lonely Hunter – Drawings in New Jersey, New Jerseyy, Basel, Switzerland
  • Le spectrarium, Pavillon Suisse de la Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris, Paris, France
  • *Champion Zero, Champion Fine Arts at Rental Gallery, New York, NY
  • Standort Alltag – Everyday Ideologies, Kunstmuseum Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany
  • *Aurum, L’or dans l’art contemporain, Centre PasquArt, Biel/Bienne, Switzerland
  • *Mémoires d’objets, Galerie Lionel Latham, Geneva, Switzerland
  • *Shifting Identities – (Swiss) Art Today, Kunsthaus Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
  • *Abstraction Extension, curated by Christian Besson, Julien Fronsacq and Samuel Gross, La Fondation pour l’art contemporain Claudine et Jean-Marc Salomon, Alex, France
  • *There is no story to tell, Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
  • Art Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY; E-Werk, Berlin, Germany; Center for Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia; Centre d’art contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland; Superstudio Piu, Milan, Italy; Phillips de Pury & Company, London, England
  • The Saints, and music & films by Amy Granat, with Fia Backstrom, Jutta Koether, Amy O’Neill, Mai-Thu Perret, Angel Turner, Emily Sundblad & Stefan Tcherepnin, Sketch, London, England
  • A Spoken Word, curated by Mathieu Copeland, Tranzitdisplay, Praha, Czech Republic
  • *Black Noise: A Tribute to Steven Parrino, Centre National de l’Estampe et de l’Art Imprimé, Chatou, France
  • *Abstraction étendue: Une scène romande et ses connexions, Espace de l’Art Concret, Mouans-Sartoux, France
  • Dadadandy Boutique, Artprojx Space, London, England

2007

  • Ballet mécanique, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, England
  • A Spoken Word, curated by Mathieu Copeland, Performa, Swis Institute, New York, NY
  • *Euro-Centric, Part 1: New European Art from the Rubell Family Collection, The Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL
  • *Black Noise: A Tribute to Steven Parrino, Mamco, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Les artistes de la collection cahiers d’artistes, Série VI + VII, Fri-Art, Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Introvert, Extrovert, Makes No Difference, Galerie Catherine Issert, Saint Paul de Vence, France
  • *An Altas of Events, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbonne, Portugal
  • Open and Shut, Skestos Gabriele Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • *00 – L’histoire d’une décennie qui n’est pas encore nommée, Biennale de Lyon, Lyon, France
  • *Tomorrow, Sonjeart Center and Kumho Art Museum, Seoul, South Korea
  • *Anyang Public Art Project, Anyang, South Korea
  • Radiant City, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA
  • Pure Self Expression, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany
  • *In The Poem About Love, You Don’t Write The Word Love, Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, MN; Overgaden Institut For Samtidskunst, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • At Home in the Universe, curated by John Armleder, Mongin Art Center, Seoul, South Korea
  • *Art en plein air – Motiers 2007, Val de Travers, Motiers, Switzerland
  • Tension; Sex; Despair-Who/So-What, curated by Christian Egger, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Wien, Austria
  • *Half Square Half Crazy, La Villa Arson, Nice, France
  • Worker Drone Queen, Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris, France
  • Space is the Place, a project presented by DADADANDY, Ritter/Zamet, London, England
  • Etats (faites-le vous-même)/Grown Your Own, a project by Peter Coffin, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
  • Bastard Creatures, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

2006

  • *Madame la baronne était plutôt maniérée, assez roccoco et totalement baroque – Volume 3, Centre d’art Mira Phalaina, Maison Populaire, Montreuil, France
  • Piani Sospetti: Carsten Nicolai, Federico Pietrella, Mai-Thu Perret, Marcello Simeone, Mark Manders, Via Nuova Arte Contemporanea, Firenze, Italy
  • Interstellar Low Ways, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
  • The Gold Standard, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY
  • *Lovely Shanghai Music, Team 404, Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China
  • Conversation Pieces – Regard sur la collection du Fonds d’art contemporain de la Ville de Genève (Fmac), Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland
  • *Shiny, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH
  • *Modus, Neue Kunst Halle St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • *Unter 30 IV Kiefer Hablitzel, Centre Pasquart, Biel/Bienne, Switzerland
  • *Bring the War Home, curated by Drew Heitzler, Elizabeth Dee, New York, NY; QUED, Los Angeles, CA
  • *Visioni del paradiso, Istituto Svizzero di Roma, Rome, Italy
  • The Endless Summer, West London Projects, London, England
  • Objets d’hier et d’aujourd’hui, Galerie Edouard Manet, Gennevilliers, France
  • *Again for Tomorrow, Royal College of Art Galleries, London, England
  • Hradacany, La Générale, Paris, France
  • *Sublime Part II, Usine, Atelier 3ème étage, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Madame la baronne était assez grotesque, plutôt rococo et totalement baroque – Acte I, Centre d’Art Mira Phalaina, Maison Populaire de Montreuil, Montreuil, France
  • *Eine Person allein in einem Raum mit Coca-Cola-farbenden Wänden, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, Austria
  • Nouvelles Collections: Edition 5, Centre PasquArt, Biel/Bienne, Switzerland
  • *Goshka Macuga: Sleep of Ulro, A-Foundation, Greenland Street, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, England
  • *In The Poem About Love, You Don’t Write The Word Love, Artists Space, New York, NY
  • Tbilissi 3: Let’s Stay Alive Till Monday, Children National Gallery, Tbilisi, Georgia

2005

  • Geneve, artistes et créateurs d’aujourd’hui, Centre d’Art contemporain, Geneva, Switzlerland
  • *In The Poem About Love, You Don’t Write The Word Love, CCA, Glasgow, Scotland
  • *Parallel Life (Paralleles Leben), Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Tbilisi 2, Wednesday calls the future, National Arts Center, Tbilisi, Georgia
  • *NY TWICE, curated by Fabrice Stroun, Air de Paris, Paris, France
  • *Model Modernisms, curated by Christian Rattemeyer, Artists Space, New York, NY
  • Situational Prosthetics, New Langton Arts Center, San Francisco, CA

2004

  • None of the above, Swiss Institute – Contemporary Art, New York, NY
  • *YellowPages, Mamco, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Tuesday is gone, Tbilisi, Georgia
  • *Fürchte Dich, Helmhaus, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Leviathan under moon’s influence, Champion Fine Arts, Brooklyn, NY
  • Archives. Generation Upon Generation, Year, Brooklyn, NY
  • The Age of Optimism, curated by Fabrice Stroun, Kilchmann Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland

2003

  • *Form/Kontext/Troja, Secession, Vienna, Austria
  • Socialism – A love letter, Fia Backström Productions, Brooklyn, NY
  • *Fink Forward – The Collection/ Connection, Kunsthaus Glarus, Glarus, Switzerland
  • *YellowPages, Turm Gallery, Helmstedt, Germany; Kunsthalle Palazzo, Liestal, Switzerland
  • The return of the creature, Künstlerhaus Thurn + Taxis, Bregenz, Austria

2001

  • Rock Paper Scissors, Galerie Francesca Pia, Bern, Switzerland
  • *Get Angry – Perspectives romandes 3, Espace Arlaud, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Wahrscheinlich (vraisemblablement), Alimentation Générale Art Contemporain, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  • The New Domestic Landscape, Galeria Javier Lopez, Madrid, Spain

2000

  • Dr Wings, Air de Paris, Paris, France
  • Why can’t monsters get along with other monsters, Galerie Francesca Pia, Bern, Switzerland
  • Etat des lieux #2, Préfiguration du Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson, AZ; Fri-Art, Fribourg, Switzerland

MONOGRAPHS / ARTIST BOOKS / DVD
(* indicates a non-periodical book, catalog, or other publication)

2011

  • *Mai-Thu Perret, (texts by Elisabeth Lebovici and Diedrich Diederichsen). Zurich: JRP|Ringier, 2011

2008

  • *2012, (text by Carissa Rodriguez). London: Timothy Taylor Gallery, 2008
  • *Mai-Thu Perret: Land of Crystal, (edited by Christophe Keller, texts by Fabrice Stroun, Hamza Walker, interview by Paula van den Bosch and Giovanni Carmine). Zurich: JRP|Ringier, 2008
  • An Evening of the Book, Mathieu Copeland Presents, London, DVD, 2008
  • *Black Noise, A Tribute to the Late Steven Parreno, Artist Book, Number 32, (edited by John Armleder, Mai-Thu Perret and Amy Granat, texts by Christian Marclay and Kim Gordon). Zurich: JRP|Ringier, 2008
  • *Kim Soeb Boninsegni: Mining For Pearls, (texts by Liam Gillick, Sarina Basta, Daniel Baunmann, Giovanni Carmine, Piero Golia, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Pierre Joseph, Justin Liberman, Tobias Madison, Elli Medeiros, Damián Navarro, Mai-Thu Perret, Guillaume Pilet, Emmanuel Rossetti, Wolf Günter Theil). Berlin: Atelier Schönhauser, 2008

2006

  • Brumaire, magazine concept, distributed as supplement of Parabol AM, Number 1, Vienna, March 2006
  • *Mai-Thu Perret, (text by Lionel Bovier), Collection Cahiers d’Artistes, Pro Helvetia. Zurich: Pro Helvetia, 2006

BIBLIOGRAPHY
(* indicates non-periodical book, catalog, or other publication)

2014

  • Harris, Gareth, ” Coming soon to Istanbul, 40 international artists’ residencies,” TheArtNewspaper.com, June 9, 2014
  • Gehi, Reema, “Lost and foundry,” MumbaiMirror.com, May 10, 2014
  • “Say You Want a Revolution,” Artforum.com, February 20, 2014
  • Bajaj, Kriti “INSERT2014: Re-imagining Delhi as a cultural space,” ArtRadarJournal.com, February 14, 2014
  • Mizota, Sharon, “Art Review: The dynamics of feminism,” Los Angeles Times, February 5, 2014, p. D3
  • Wagley, Catherine, “5 Artsy Things to Do in L.A. This Week, Including Christopher Columbus’ Shipwreck,” LAWeekly.com, February 5, 2014

2013

  • *Decorum: Tapis & tapisseries d’artistes, Paris: Musée D’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, 2013
  • “Mai-Thu Perret at Francesca Pia,” Contemporary Art Daily, October 1, 2013
  • Armleder, John M., in conversation with Mai-Thu Perret, “Dressing, no Salad,” Frieze d/e, Number 10, June – August 2013, pp. 72-85
  • Chaillou, Timothée, in conversation with Mai-Thu Perret, “Interview with Mai-Thu Perret,” TheWhiteReview.org, April 1, 2013
  • *Lund, Maria, ed., Abstraction, London and Cambridge: Whitechapel Gallery and The MIT Press, 2013

2012

  • *La jeunesse est un art, edited by Madeleine Schuppli, texts by Jean-Paul Felley / Olivier Käser, Daniel Morganthaler and Bice Curiger, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Lucerne: Verlag Edizioni Periferia, 2012
  • “Miami: David Kordansky at Art Basel Miami Beach,” Contemporary Art Daily, December 10, 2012
  • Cohen, Patricia, “A Guided Tour for a Wannabe Collector at Art Basel Miami,” The New York Times, December 6, 2012
  • “‘La Demeure Joyeuse II’ at Francesca Pia,” Contemporary Art Daily, December 2, 2012
  • Rosenmeyer, Aoife, “La Demeure Joyeuse II,” Art-Agenda.com, October 22, 2012
  • Menetrey, Sylvain, “Macréativité en pilote automatique,” Swissquote, Number 4, September 2012, p. 96
  • “Mai-Thu Perret at Barbara Weiss,” Contemporary Art Daily, October 18, 2012
  • Hartvig, Nicolai, “Big Spaces for Big Art at the Edges of Paris,” International Herald Tribune, October 8, 2012
  • Teixeira Pinto, Ana, “Mai-Thu Perret at Galerie Barbara Weiss, and Berlin Art Week Highlights,” Art-Agenda.com, September 18, 2012
  • Botz, Anneli, “Art Week Berlin: Bread & Salt,” artfridge.de, September 12, 2012
  • “‘Cluster’ at 1m3,” Contemporary Art Daily, September 10, 2012
  • van Tilburg, Merel, “Artists’ wallpapers,” TATE ETC., Issue 26, 2012
  • Moratto, Rossella, (translated from Italian by Lucy Rees), “Pure Perception: Monica De Cardenas – Milan,” Flash Art, July-September 2012, p. 106
  • Bourriaud, Nicolas, “Hétérochronie,” L’Officiel Art, Number 1, April-June 2012, pp. 98-107, 287
  • “Mai-Thu Perret,” ten songs that saved your life, July 29, 2012
  • “‘Changing States of Matter’ at Brand New Gallery, Milan,” Mousse, July 6, 2012
  • “Le Confort Moderne with Francis Baudevin, Philippe Decrauzat, Olivier Mosset, Mai-Thu Perret,” NovembreMagazine.com, May 30, 2012
  • “‘Pure Perception’ at Monica De Cardenas, Milan,” MousseMagazine.it, May 26, 2012
  • “‘TEXT TEXTILE TEXTURE’ at Barbara Weiss,” Contemporary Art Daily, April 20, 2012
  • Schwarzbart, Judith, “Abstract Possible: The Stockholm Synergies,” Art-Agenda.com, April 3, 2012
  • Dagen, Philippe, “L’héritage décalé de Vasarely,” Le Monde, March 24, 2012, p. 3
  • “Group Show at Kunsthalle Bern,” Contemporary Art Daily, March 23, 2012
  • “The Devil’s Fidelity,” TheLoveMagazine.co.uk, January 26, 2012
  • “‘Example Switzerland’ at Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein,” Contemporary Art Daily, January 5, 2012

2011

  • Briggs, Louise, “Visit: Mai-Thu Perret’s retrospective,” Kaleidoscope, Issue 13, Winter 2011/12, p. 94
  • “Mai-Thu Perret at Le Magasin,” Contemporary Art Daily, November 12, 2011
  • Tippapart, Tida, “Mai-Thu Perret Channels ‘Krazy Kat’ – Review,” Performa Magazine, November 12, 2011
  • Sulcas, Roslyn, “Mai-Thu Perret / Laurence Yadi,” The New York Times, October 28, 2011
  • Sherwin, Skye, “10 Artists to Meet: Mai-Thu Perret,” Ten Men, Issue 27, Autumn/Winter 2011, p. 87
  • Bregman, A., “AO on Site (with Photoset) – London: Frieze Art Fair Final Summary, October 16, 2011,” ArtObserved.com, October 17, 2011
  • Caille, Laurence, “La Fabuleuse Année de Mai-Thu Perret,” Migros Magazine, Issue 41, October 10, 2011
  • “Exhibition at Haus der Kunst reflects the versatility of Italian architect Carlo Mollino’s oeuvre,” ArtDaily.org, September 17, 2011
  • Diehl, Travis, “Los Angeles: Mai-Thu Perret,” Modern Painters, September 2011, p. 91
  • Moulène, Claire, “Science de la Fiction,” Les Inrockuptibles, August 24-30, 2011, pp. 112-113
  • Rosenberg, Karen, “All Nooks, Crannies, Bedrooms and Trees Are Backdrops for Art,” The New York Times, August 8, 2011, p. C5
  • Maneker, Marion, “Crushing It in Aspen,” Art Market Monitor, August 2, 2011
  • Gygax, Raphael, “Mai-Thu Perret: Hyper Ballads,” Flash Art, July-September 2011, pp. 42-43
  • “Kunsthalle Bern Appoints New Director,” MuseumPublicity.com, July 9, 2011
  • Baur, Simon, “Konstruktive Kristallkugel,” Neue Zürcher Zeitung, July 9, 2011, p. 54
  • Perret, Mai-Thu, “Mai-Thu Perret,” ThisLongCentury.com, June 27, 2011
  • Velasco, David, “Plug ‘n’ Play,” Artforum.com, June 18, 2011
  • Goldstein, Andrew M., “Light Show: Searching for Substance in the Venice Biennale’s ‘ILLUMInations’ Exhibition,” Artinfo.com, June 17, 2011
  • Kunitz, Daniel, “Texting: The Artist as Writer as Artist,” Modern Painters, Summer 2011, pp. 48-53
  • Garrett, Craig, “An illuminating tour around the 54th Venice Biennale,” Phaidon.com, June 7, 2011
  • Adam, Georgina and Morris, Jane, “First impressions of ‘Illuminazioni’ exhibition at Venice Biennale,” The Art Newspaper, June 3, 2011
  • “Flags for Venice,” prohelvetia.ch, June 3, 2011
  • “Venice: Mai-Thu Perret at the Arsenale,” Contemporary Art Daily, June 2, 2011
  • *Mai-Thu Perret – The Adding Machine, edited by Madeleine Schuppli. Aarau: Aargauer Kunsthaus, June 2011
  • “54th Venice Biennale: Bice Curiger (Artistic Director),” ART-iT.asia, May 25, 2011
  • Rattemeyer, Christian, “Mai-Thu Perret: Aargauer Kunsthaus,” Artforum, June 2011
  • Bordignon, Elena, “Mai Thu Perret,” L’Uomo Vogue, Number 421, May-June 2011, p. 155
  • Moser, Kati, “Meteoric Rise,” Schweizer Illustrierte, Issue 21, May 23, 2011, pp. 86-87
  • Lawson, Laura, “Art News Headlines: May 23, 2011,” EscapeIntoLife.com, May 23, 2011
  • “Major Solo Exhibition of Swiss Artist Mai-Thu Perret at Aargauer Kunsthaus,” ArtDaily.org, May 24, 2011
  • *ILLUMInations: 54th International Art Exhibition La Biennale Di Venezia, edited by Bice Curiger and Giovanni Carmine, Venice: Marsilio Editori, May 2011
  • Rattemeyer, Christian, “Previews: Mai-Thu Perret,” Artforum, May 2011, p. 163
  • Lehrer-Graiwer, Sarah, “Critics’ Picks: Mai-Thu Perret,” Artforum.com, April 2011
  • *Microhistorias y macromundos, Volume 3, edited by Maria Lind. Mexico: Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura-Fundación Olga y Rufino Tamayo, A.C., 2011
  • Scoccimarro, Antonio, “Diary: Mai-Thu Perret,” Mousse, Issue 28, April-May 2011, p. 213
  • Wagley, Catherine, “Migraines over Blue Shag Rugs,” DailyServing.com, April 15, 2011
  • Knight, Christopher, “Expectations go upside down,” Los Angeles Times, April 15, 2011, pp. D20-D21
  • Pollack, Barbara, “Talking with Bice Curiger VENI, VIDI, VICI, VENICE: An Inside Look at the Venice Biennale,” artnet.com, April 1, 2011
  • “Let There Be Light,” OtherEdition.com, March 30, 2011
  • “Curator Bice Curiger announces Venice artists,” ArtReview.com, March 12, 2011
  • Davis, Ben, “Venice Biennale Releases Artist List for 2011 ‘ILLUMInations’ Exhibition,” Artinfo.com, March 11, 2011
  • “Mai-Thu Perret,” Monopol, March 2011, p. 46

2010

  • *Bernard Sopie, “Dialogues croisés de l’attraction passionnée à ‘Land of Crystal’ harmonies, féminismes et nouveaux mondes,” Charles Fourier – L’écart absolu, Musée des Beaux-Arts et d’archéologie de Besançon, France. Dijon: Les presses du réel, 2010
  • *Beckstette, Sven, “Mai-Thu Perret,” The Art of Tomorrow. Berlin: Distanz Verlag, 2010, pp. 242-245
  • *Van Tilburg, Merel, “Mai-Thu Perret,” Artistes à Genève. Geneva: Editions Notari, 2010
  • Brenan, Mike, “Nutilitarianism: a rise in multi-functional art?,” ModernEdition.com, 2010
  • Descombes, Mireille, “Mai-Thu Perret,” Art contemporain en Suisse – Le Guide 2010 (Hors série L’Hebdo), 2010, p. 57
  • Kurzmeyer, Roman, “Angewandter Modernismus,” Art Collector, Number 1, 2010, pp. 18-25
  • Kai-Hwa Wang, Frances, “‘Mai-Thu Perret: An Ideal for Living’ exhibit opening at U of M Museum of Art (UMMA),” annarbor.com, December 16, 2010
  • Stunda, Hilary, “Disappearing into Your Work – A Conversation with Mai-Thu Perret,” Sculpture, Volume 29, Number 5, June 2010, pp. 48-51
  • Keller, Pierre, “Mai-Thu Perret – L’artiste d’une communauté imaginaire,” L’Hebdo, Number 20, May 20, 2010, p. 167
  • Beckstette, Sven, “Wenn der Korken der Geschichte knallt,” artnet.de, February 24, 2010

2009

  • *Kopp, Céline, “Mai-Thu Perret,” Vitamin 3D. London: Phaidon Press, 2009: 224-227
  • Grandjean, Emmanuel, “Mai-Thu Perret – Retour à New Ponderosa,” Kunst Bulletin, Number 10, 2009, pp. 42-45
  • Renninger, Suzann-Viola, “Immer im Kristall – Die Künstlerin Mai-Thu Perret,” Schweizer Monatshefte, Number 970, July 2009, pp. 4-5
  • Herbert, Martin, “Sifting Defunct Modernity in Search of Something Useful,” Tate Etc., Issue 15, Spring 2009, pp. 62-69
  • Pratt, Ken, “Telling Tales,” Wound, Number 6, Spring 2009, pp. 254-260
  • Moisdon, Stéphanie, “Utopies narratives,” Beaux Arts Magazine, Number 296, February 2009, p. 54
  • “Top 20 der jungen Schweizer Kreativen,” Bolero, January/February 2009, p. 33
  • Lyons, Matthew, “Six Sides, Topologically Distinct: Black Box/White Cube,” Movement Research Performance Journal, Number 34, January 2009, pp. 26-29
  • Henchoz, Murielle, “Mai-Thu Perret,” Sikart, 2009

2008

  • *Fronsacq, Julien, “Medium-Message,” Parkett No. 84. Zurich: Parkett-Verlag AG, 2008, pp. 118-131
  • *Gough, Maria, “Crystal Futures,” Parkett No. 84. Zurich: Parkett-Verlag AG, 2008, pp. 104-117
  • *Miller, John, “For a Set of abandoned Futures,” Parkett No. 84. Zurich: Parkett-Verlag AG, 2008, pp. 132-143
  • *Monvoisin, Alain, “Mai-Thu Perret,” Dictionnaire International de la Sculpture Moderne & Contemporaine. Paris: Éditions du Regard, 2008, p. 426
  • Ebner, Jörg, “Über die Wahrheit eine Farbige Lasur,” Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, October 4, 2008, p. 42
  • Dexter, Emma, “Crystal Relics,” NY Arts Magazine, September-October 2008
  • Müller, Dominikus, “Dominikus Müller schaut sich in den Galerien von Berlin um,” TAZ Berlin, June 18, 2008, p. 27
  • Rehme, Sandra, “Mai-Thu Perret – Timothy Taylor Gallery,” TAZ Berlin, June, 18, 2008, p. 27
  • Montreuil, Grégory, “Mai-Thu Perret at The Kitchen,” Flash Art, Number 260, Reviews, May-June 2008, pp. 151-152
  • Bauman, Daniel, “Land of Languages,” Spike, Number 15, Spring 2008, p. 125
  • Burton, Johanna, “Mai-Thu Perret – The Kitchen,” Artforum, April 2008, pp. 367-368
  • Tremblay, Nicolas, “Réparatrice de rêves,” Numéro, Issue 92, April 2008, pp. 48-50
  • Badrutt Schoch, Ursula, “St Gallen. Mai-Thu Perret in der Kunsthalle”, Kunst Bulletin, Number 3, March 2008, p. 57
  • Bonacina, Andrew, Revolutions, “Radical women and the shifting function of objects,” Frieze, Issue 113, March 2008, pp. 156-157
  • Kerr, Merrily, “Mai-Thu Perret, An Evening of the Book and Other Stories,” Time Out New York, Number 648, February 27-March 4, 2008
  • Ulmer, Brigitte, “Flucht vor dem Kapital,” Bilanz, Number 4, February 22-March 6, 2008, pp. 88-89
  • Kaufmann, Dorothee, “Kunst der Utopie,” Regioartline Kunstmagazin, February 2008, p. 10
  • IT, “Mai-Thu Perret, Minimalistisch,” Schweizer Illustrierte, February 11, 2008
  • Badrutt Schoch, Ursula, “Die Schöne Form der Utopie,” St. Galler Tagblatt, Number 23, January 29, 2008
  • PD, “Mai-Thu Perret in der Kunsthalle,” St. Galler Tagblatt, Number 20, January 25, 2008
  • ADR, “Mai-Thu Perret,” VOZ Die Wochenzeitung, Number 4, January 24, 2008

2007

  • *Anyang Public Art Project 2007, curated by Sung Won Kim. Anyang: Anyang Public Art Project Foundation, 2007
  • *Copeland, Mathieu, Mai-Thu Perret, Lyon Biennale 2007. Zurich: JRP|Ringier, 2007
  • *Sholis, Brian, An Atlas of Events, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, The State of the World Cultural Forum. Lisbon: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, 2007, p. 54
  • *”And Every Woman Will Be A Walking Synthesis Of The Universe,” Annual Report 2005-2006, The Renaissance Society, University of Chicago. Chicago: The Renaissance Society, 2007, pp. 41-43
  • Bonacina, Andrew, “Slouching towards utopia. An interview with Mai-Thu Perret by Andrew Bonacina,” UOVO, Issue 12, 2007, pp. 200-230
  • Baumann, Daniel, “Mai-Thu Perret,” Artforum, September 2007
  • Villeneuve, Mathilde, “Tatiana Trouvé / Mai-Thu Perret – Systémes en dérive,” Mouvement, Number 44, July-September 2007, pp. 116-121
  • Roeschmann, Dietrich, “Schweizer Meister. Top 20,” Annabelle, 11/07, June 2007, p. 56
  • “Mai-Thu Perret, New Baroque,” Spike, Number 11, Spring 2007
  • Boukobza, Julie, “En utopie,” L’Officiel, Number 915, May 2007
  • Moulène, Claire, “Reines de l’utopie,” Les Inrockuptibles, Number 594, April 2007
  • Becher, Jörg, “Die 50 wichtigsten Künstler der Schweiz,” Echtzeit Verlag, Basel, 2007, pp. 109-111

2006

  • *Swiss Art Award 2006. Zurich: Schweizerischer Kunstverein, 2006: 13-14, 129
  • *Bonacina, Andrew, “Mai-Thu Perret,” Again for Tomorrow. London: Royal College of Art, London, 2006
  • *Morrison, Alex, “Interview with Mai-Thu Perret,” Again for Tomorrow. London: Royal College of Art, London, 2006
  • *Eine Person allein in einem Raum mit Coca-Cola-farbenden Wänden, edited by Søren Grammel, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz. Berlin: Verlag, 2006
  • *Modus, edited by Marina Leuenberger. St. Gallen: Neue Kunst Halle St. Gallen, 2006
  • *In The Poem About Love You Don’t Write The Word Love, edited by Tanya Leighton, Artists Space, New York. New York: Sternberg Press, 2007
  • *Shiny, Wexner Center for the Arts. Columbus: Wexner Center for the Arts, 2006
  • Chateigné, Yann, “One more Time,” Trouble, Number 6, 2006
  • *Thibo, Nina, “Licht, lucht, liefde – en paracetamol,” Mister Motley, Number 12, pp. 37-39
  • Orden, Abraham, “The Windy Apple,” artnet.com, 2006
  • Egger, Christian, “Klaus Theweleit: Male Fantasies, Mai-Thu Perret in an interview with Christian Egger,” Spike, Issue 10, Winter 2006, pp. 118-121
  • Feldman, Hannah, “Desert of the Real,” Artforum, Summer 2006, pp. 332-335
  • “Olympiade der Kunst//Olympian hights of Art,” Lufthansa magazin, June 2006
  • Sahakian, Marlyne, “One to Watch: Mai-Thu Perret,” artkrush.com, Issue 34, June 2006
  • Mojica, Jason, “The Crystal Frontier, the Rennaissance Society,” Time Out Chicago, Issue 66, June 1-June 8, 2006
  • Verhagen, Marcus, “Valentin Carron Mai-Thu Perret Chisenhale Gallery London,” Art Monthly, May 2006, pp. 296-297.
  • Moulène, Claire, “Mai-Thu Perret,” Les Inrockuptibles, April 25-May 1, 2006
  • Lapp, Axel, “Mai-Thu Perret,” Art Review, April 2006
  • Allen, Jennifer, “Mai-Thu Perret at Galerie Barbara Weiss,” Artforum, April 2006
  • Nielsen, Henrikke, “Mai-Thu Perret,” Flash Art International, Number 247, March/April 2006
  • Hüster, Wiebke, “Pappmaché-Kameradinnen,” Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, February 19, 2006
  • Renard, Emilie, “A l’ombre de Jeanne d’Arc – Entretien avec John Armleder et Mai-Thu Perret,” Trouble, Number 6, 2006

2005

  • Notter, Eveline, “Valentin Carron, Mai-Thu Perret,” artpress, Number 317, November 2005, pp. 78-80
  • *Sung Won, Kim, “Interview with Mai-Thu Perret,” Paralleles Leben, Frankfurter Kunstverein. Frankfurt: Lukas & Sternberg, 2005
  • Reynaud-Dewar, Lily, “Guest: Figures spéciales,” 02 Revue d’art contemporain, Number 38, Summer 2005
  • Menz, Marguerite, “Genève: Valentin Carron versus Mai-Thu Perret,” Kunst Bulletin, July/August 2005
  • Schellenberg, Samuel, “Deux artistes se la jouent ‘Kramer contre Kramer’,” Le Courrier, May 19, 2005

2004

  • Stroun, Fabrice, “Ouverture, Mai-Thu Perret,” Flash Art International, Number 236, May-June, 2004
  • Notter, Eveline, “Love the sister like thyself,” Kunst Bulletin, May 2004
  • Schellenberg, Samuel, “Mai-Thu Perret, à l’aise entre mots et forme,” Le Courrier, April 17, 2004
  • Steiner, Urs, “Heiter? Bewölkt? – Grosswetterlage der Befindlichkeit im Hemhaus,” Neue Zürcher Zeitung, February 17, 2004

2003

  • *Fink Forward – The Collection/ Connection, Kunsthaus Glarus. Zurich: Edition Fink, 2003
  • Gerber, Elisabeth, “Mai-Thu Perret im Galerie Francesca Pia,” Kunst Bulletin, October 2003
  • *”Kontext, Form, Troja,” Helvetica. Vienna: Secession, 2003

2002

  • Stroun, Fabrice, “Fabrice Stroun talks with Mai-Thu Perret,” CAN, Neuchâtel, 2002

2001

  • Julliard, Nicolas, “La colère maîtrisée de jeunes artistes,” Le Temps, December 11, 2001
  • D’Alimonte, Valério, “La fuite en arrière,” La Voix du Luxembourg, November 1, 2001
  • Bohm, Alexander, “Utopire,” D’Lëtzebuerger Land, October 19, 2001
  • “Highlist,” Casa Vogue Brazil, Number 192, 2001

2000

  • Bauman, Daniel, “Etat des lieux #2,” Kunst Bulletin, May 2000
  • *Michèle, Nicol, “The Now Idea: Embroidery,” Parkett, Number 59. Zurich: Parkett, 2000

TEXTS BY THE ARTIST
(* indicates a non-periodical book, catalog, or other publication)

2009

  • “Without a Filter,” Texte zur Kunst, September 2009, p. 129
  • “Maria Eichhorn / Swantje Hielscher – Questions to Pedro de Llano, Sarat Marhaj, Peer Golo Wili, Mai-Thu Perret,” Inaesthetik, Number 1, June 2009

2005

  • *”Crystal Frontier: A Short Lexicon,” Again For Tomorrow, Royal College of Art, London, 2006
  • “Dear Friend,” Univers, Number 9, Vienna/Berlin, September 2005
  • “Lee Lozano,” Metropolis M, Amsterdam, January 2005

2003

  • *La Rayon Noir, (curated with Fabrice Stroun). Lausanne: Circuit, April 2003
  • *”Exhibit A,” Inside the White Cube. London: White Cube, 2003

2001

  • *Timewave Zero: A Psychedelic Reader, (anthology edited in collaboration with Lionel Bovier). Geneva and Frankfurt: JRP Editions and Verlag, 2001

2000

  • *Xn Hétérotopies. Geneva: JRP Editions, 2000
  • “New Ponderosa Year Zero,” Valdez, Bogotà, Number 3, September 2000, pp. 96-98
  • “The Crystal Frontier,” airdeparis.com/guest, 2000-2003

1998

  • “Run Abstraction,” Purple Prose, Number 13, Winter 1998, Text 17
  • “Up in the mountains,” Purple Fiction, Number 4, Winter 1998, Text 08

CURATORIAL PROJECTS
(* indicates a publication)

2009

  • *Voids: A Retrospective, in collaboration with John Armleder, Laurent LeBon, Mathieu Copeland, Gustav Metzeger, Philippe Pirotte and Clive Philpot, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France; Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Switzerland

2008

  • *Black Noise – A Tribute to Steven Parrino, in collaboration with John Armleder and Jérôme Massard, Cneai, Chatou, France

2007

  • *Black Noise – A Tribute to Steven Parrino, in collaboration with John Armleder and and Jérôme Massard, Mamco, Geneva, Switzerland

2004

  • *Homosocial, Champion Fine Arts, New York, NY
  • *Boys Keep Swinging, Champion Fine Arts, New York, NY

2003

  • *Le Rayon Noir, in collaboration with Fabrice Stroun, Circuit, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Love in a battlefield, in collaboration with Daniel Baumann and Fabrice Stroun, 27 Canal, New York, NY

2002

  • *Le Jardin de la Violence / Der Garten der Gewalt, in collaboration with Daniel Baumann, Johannes Gachnang and Fabrice Stroun, Expo.02: Swiss National Exhibition, Historical Museum, Morat, Switzerland

2001

  • All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, in collaboration with Fabrice Stroun, Galerie Francesca Pia, Bern, Switzerland

1999-2001

  • Collaboration with Fabrice Stroun, Forde Independent Space for Contemporary Art, Geneva, Switzerland

GRANTS / AWARDS / RESIDENCIES

2012-2013

  • The Zuger Kulturstiftung Landis & Gir, London, England

2011

  • Zurich Art Prize, Switzerland
  • Manor Cultural Prize, Switzerland

2008

  • Prize of the Swiss Foundation for Graphic Arts, Switzerland

2006

  • Kiefer-Hablitzel Prize, Switzerland
  • Swiss Federal Prize for Fine Arts, Switzerland

2004

  • Swiss Federal Prize for Fine Arts, Switzerland