Pierre Leguillon

Born 1969, Paris, France | Lives and works in Brussels, Belgium

Pierre Leguillon, installation view of A Vivarium for George E. Ohr, 2013, installation including 30 ceramics from the collection of Carolyn and Gene Hecht and 1 ceramic from the collection of Carnegie Museum of Art; Courtesy of the artist. Supported by Etant donnés: The French-American Fund for Contemporary Art © Carnegie Museum of Art


Pierre Leguillon is an artist, curator, and writer who has become known for transforming the slide-lecture format into an enlightening, poetic, and witty form of performance art. His “Diaporamas”—slideshows composed of the artist’s snapshots—suggest through juxtaposition unexpected connections and new classification systems. Leguillon also makes enigmatic assemblages and dioramas exploring the work and careers of artists such as Diane Arbus, Ad Reinhardt, George Ohr, and Jean Dubuffet. Leguillon’s work has been featured at institutions around the world, including at Moderna Museet (Malmö, Sweden, 2010), Musée du Louvre (Paris, 2009), and Artists Space (New York, 2009). He published the journal Sommaire between 1991 and 1996, and his writing has appeared in publications such as Purple, Art Press, and Journal des Arts.

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Diaporama/Slideshow (Pierre Leguillon)

Pierre Leguillon at Motiove Gallery

From Slide to Celluloid: Pierre Leguillon and La Promesse de l’Écran (Amy Budd, LUX, October 2012)

Pierre Leguillon presenté »Diane Arbus : Rétrospective Imprimée 1960–1971« (Daniel Baumann, Spike Art Quarterly, Spring 2009)