Lili Reynaud-Dewar


Lili Reynaud-Dewar (1975) dances, talks, writes, teaches, and makes objects, video installations, films, journals (Pétunia), alone or with her friends, her students, or her mother, evoking transgressive figures from the cultural production of the 20th century: Josephine Baker, Guillaume Dustan, Bjarne Melgaard, Cosey Fanni Tutti or Pier Paolo Pasolini. Her work is not structured around a theme or particular axis, but instead searches to bring social and political questions into the field of aesthetics and to render visible the contradictions of such an enterprise.

Selected exhibitions : TEETH GUMS MACHINES FUTURE SOCIETY (ajh.pm, Bielefeld, Germany, 2023), I Want All of the Above to Be the Sun (MACM, Montreal, Canada, 2023), Lili Reynaud-Dewar. Rome, 1er et 2 novembre 1975 (Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria, 2023), I invited men into my hotel room and asked them very personal questions about their lives, (Galerie Emanuel Layr, Vienna, Austria, 2022), Bergen Assembly (Bergen, Norway, 2022), Marcel Duchamp Prize (Centre Pompidou, Paris, France, 2021), Beyond the Land of Minimal Possessions (Galerie Emanuel Layr, Vienna, Austria, 2019), Oops, I think I may have lost my lighter somewhere on the ground… Could someone please be so kind to come here and help me find it? (CLEARING, New York, USA, 2019)