MOR CHARPENTIER at MONITOR STUDIO | Liliana Porter and Mohamed Namou

March 6 – April 12

195 Chrystie Street, suite 502B

Monitor Studio is really pleased to host mor charpentier (Paris) for a dual exhibition featuring Argentinian and New York based artist Liliana Porter and young French artist Mohamed Namou.
Liliana Porter’s playful works on canvas are tiny visual constructions putting together items and painting. Being as well objects as images, those compositions can be interpreted as charades or play on words, evoking children speech and language-a language made of games beyond words. Most of the works show Lilliputian characters facing a range of titanic duties, recalling mythological narratives, at the root of Western literatures.
Mohamed Namou’s series of paintings and sculptures is based on a research on the construction process of an image. The artist indeed tries to identify how an idea, a pure concept, can take a physical body and become an image or an object. He develops his research through a range of works made of raw materials bringing about a possible confrontation between primitive forms of writing and art, and hypothetical images/objects in the making.

Friday – Sunday 12 – 6 |Wednesday – Thursday only by appointment

Liliana Porter

Liliana Porter, Buenos Aires, 1941. She works and lives in New York.
Solos shows (selected): Liliana Porter, Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales, Montevideo; Liliana Porter, Galeria Ruth Benzacar, Buenos Aires (2015); El hombre con el hacha y otras situaciones breves, Museo de Arte de Zapopan, Guadalajara; Untitled (shadows) 1969-2014, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (2014); El hombre con el hacha y otras situaciones breves, MALBA, Buenos Aires; The Color Red, mor charpentier, Paris; Conejo que levita y otras obras recientes, Centro Cultura de Espana, Santiago; Man with Axe, Fundacion YPF, Buenos Aires; Disguise, Caja Negra, Madrid (2012); Linea de Tiempo, Museo Tamayo, Mexico City (2009); For You, Print Center, Philadelphia (2004); Liliana Porter: Fotografia y Ficcion, Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Museo Castagnino, Rosario (2003)
Group shows (selected): No hablaremos de Picasso, Palacio Municipal Kiosko Alfonso, Fundacion Maria Jose Jove, Coruna (2015); Contrases y Utopias, Bienal de Fin del Mundo, traveling exhibition in Mar del Plata and Ushuaia, Valpraiso and Punta Arenas, Casa Nacional del Bicentario, Buenos Aires; American Photography: Recent Acquisitions from the Museum of Modern Art, Paris Photo, Grand Palais, Paris; El Ojo Extendido, Huellas en el Inconsciente, Fundacion Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat, Buenos Aires; Entre Tiempos – The Jozami Collection at the Lázaro Galdiano Museum, Madrid;Permission to be Global / Prácticas Globales – Latin American Art from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection, Henry and Lois Foster Gallery, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (2014); Play Things, New-York Public Library, New York; New to the Print Collection: Matisse to Bourgeois, Museum of Modern Art, New York; Face Contact, Iberia Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing; Trienal Poli/Grafica de San Juan: Latino y el Caribe, Museo de Casa Blanca, San Juan; Paper, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Nice (2012); Otherworldly: Artists Dioramas and Small Spectacles, Museum of Arts and Design, New York; Museum As Hub / The accords, Part II: Marcel Broodthaers and Liliana Porter: The Incongruous Image, cur Tobias Ostrander and Annie Flecher, New Museum, New York; La Mirada, Fotografien und Videos aus der Daros Latinamerica Collection, Museum der Moderne –Rupertinum, Salzburg (2011); Changing the Focus: Latin American Photography 1990- 2005, ; 9th Sharjah Biennial; Trienal de Chile, Santiago; Extranjerías, Fundación Telefónica, Buenos Aires; Escuelismo, MALBA, Buenos Aires; Four Decades of Contemporary Art, Museum of Modern Art, New York (2009); Traveled to: Kyoto, The Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art, Tokyo; From Confrontation to Intimacy, an Exhibition of Argentine Contemporary Artists 1960/2007, Americas Society, New York (2007); MOMA at El Museo: Latin American and Caribbean Art from the Collection of The Museum of Modern Art, El Museo del Barrio, New York (2004)

Mohamed Namou

Mohamed Namou, Oran, Algeria, 1987. He works and lives in Brussels.
Solo shows: High Resolution Step 2, mor charpentier, Paris (2015); High Resolution Step 1, mor charpentier, Paris; Solo show, École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris (2014)
Group shows (selected): ARCOmadrid, mor charpentier; Frieze New York, mor charpentier (2015); The Office, ACL Partners, Paris; Sphères 7, Galleria Continua/Le Moulin, Boissy-le-Châtel; Artissima, mor charpentier, Turin; Liste Basel, mor charpentier; ARCOmadrid, mor charpentier; ArtBO, mor charpentier, Bogota (2014); ARCOmadrid, mor charpentier; ArtBO, mor charpentier, Bogota; Artissima, mor charpentier, Turin (2013); Jeune Création, Le 104, Paris; Jardin Éphémère, Parcours d’art, Saint-Ouen; Le Chemin, OlmSpace, Neuchâtel; ZonaMACO, mor charpentier, Mexico City; Sphères 5, Galleria Continua/Le Moulin, Boissy-le-Châtel (2012); La Mala Educacion, mor charpentier, Paris (2011)