Jan Mot

Pierre Bismuth

Born in Paris in 1963
Lives and works in Brussels


Artist’s Books

Pierre Bismuth, Flammarion, Paris, 2005
Collages pour Hommes, Ed. Centre d'art de Brétigny, 2002
Our trip out West, Correspondence between Pierre Bismuth and Jonathan Monk, Nov. 2000 - Jan. 2001, Ed. Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, 2001
Marc Augé,  Alternances d’éclaircies et de passages nuageux l’après-midi, Edition Yvon Lambert, Paris, 1999
Michael Newman, Pierre Bismuth, Lisson Gallery, 1998


Books and catalogues

Devrim Bayar (ed.), Le Salon. Anthology 2011-2016, Triangle Books, Brussels, 2019
Museum III 2.1: Sven Augustijnen & Sammy Baloji, Museumcultuur Strombeek, Gent, 2018
The World on Paper, Palais Populaire, published by Deutsche Bank, Berlin, 2018
Things I Remember I Have Done, But Don’t Remember Why I Did Them – Towards a Catalogue Raisonné, Kunsthalle Wien, Sternberg Press, 2017
Curating the Campus, Moritz Küng, deSingel international kunstcampus, Antwerpen, 2014, p. 20-27
De vierkantige Rechthoek, Tom Barman ziet alle hoeken van een eeuw Belgische kunst, Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort, 2014, p.95
L’origine des choses, CENTRALE for contemporary art, 2013
Litterature, Collection FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais, 2012, p. 34-35
Underwood, catalogue, Galerie 1900-2000, Paris, 2011, p. 27
Bild für Bild, Film und zeitgenössische Kunst, Kurt Wettengl (ed.), 2011, p. 166-167
Centre Pompidou-Metz (ed.), Chefs-D’Oevre?, 2010, p. 564-565, 570-571
Pierre Bismuth, Various colors in black and white, Onestar press, 2005
Barbara Verlinden and Elena Filipovic, The Manifesta Decade. Debates on Contemporary Art Exhibitions and Biennials in Post-Wall Europe, Roomade, Brussels, 2005
Zoë Gray and Julia Höner, Langues Emmêlées, Entangled Tongues, In tausend Zungen, Association Départementale de Développement Culturel de la Dordogne – Espace Culturel François Mitterand, 2005
Raimar Stange and Thierry Davila, Pierre Bismuth. Interview with Michael Newman,
Madeleine Schuppli (ed.), Pierre Bismuth, Tout ce Qui n’est Pas Interdit est Obligatoire, Kunstmuseum Thunn, 2005
Raimar Strange, Thierry Davila and Pierre Bismuth, Pierre Bismuth in Conversation with Michael Newman,Collection “La creation contemporaine”, CNAP, Flammarion, Paris, 2005
Aaron Schuster and Alexander Alberro, Pierre Bismuth, Art Gallery of York University, Toronto, 2004
Raimar Stange, Soziale Kreaturen, How Bodies Become Art, Sprengel Museum / Hatje Canz, Hannover, 2003 (cat.)
Montse Badia, Andreas Kaufmann, and Antoni Mercader, Paisages Mediatics, Fundacio La Caixa, Blondel, Lleida, 2003 (cat.)
s.n., Europe Exist, MMCH, Thessaloniki, 2003 (cat.)
Manifesta 4 (eds.), I Don’t Know You, Manifesta 4, Frankfurt/Main, 25/05-25/08/2002, p.60-61 (cat.)
s.n., The Larsen Effect, Casino Luxembourg, Forum d’Art Contemporain, Luxembourg, 2002 (cat.)
Pierre Bismuth, Le bruit du son, 9e biennale de l'image en mouvement, Centre pour l'image en mouvement, Genève, 2001 (cat.)
Harald Szeemann, Plateau of Humankind, 49th Venice Biennial, Venice, 2001 (cat.)
Stéphanie Moidson-Trembley, Pierre Bismuth. Never Believe an Artist, Le Prix Marcel Duchamp, 2000, p. 6-13
Orbis Terrarum. Werelden van verbeelding, Ludion, Gent-Amsterdam, 2000
s.n., Media City, Seoul 2000, Seoul Metropolitain Museum, 2000 (cat.)
Pierre Bismuth, Essay by Michael Newman, Lisson Gallery, London, 1999
End, MC Publications, London, 1999
André Magnin, Coïncidences, Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain, Paris, 1997 (cat.)
Blueprint, De Appel, Amsterdam, 1998
At One Remove, The Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, 1998
Pierre Bismuth, The rule of the game Cinema, Cinema/Contemporary Art and the Cinematic Experience, Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven / NAI publishers, Rotterdam, 1998 (cat.)
Instants donnés, Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, 1997
Watt, Witte de With, Rotterdam, 1994
Revers de l’identique, Adrian Dannat, Pierre Bismuth, Frédéric Migayrou, Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain du Centre, 1993 (cat.)

Articles (selection)

Christine Vuegen, Pierre Bismuth in galerie Jan Mot, Hart, N°198, 05/12/2019, p. 95.
David Whetstone, Why there’s currently a hippopotamus on Level 4 of BALTIC, Chronicle Live (online), 16/11/2019.
Raimar Stange, The beauty of “inter/nationality”: Pierre Bismuth’s Abstractions, Newspaper Jan Mot, N°119, October 2019.
Julia Michalska, In pictures: dirty puppets, talking trees and flagging immigration at Art Basel’s Parcours, The Art Newspaper (online) 12/06/2019.
Ted Loos, Art Basel Pursues Youth as It Turns 50, New York Times International Edition, 11-06-2019, section S p. 1.
Claude Lorent, Art Basel, le top des foires européenes, Arts Libre, N°21, 05/06/2019, p. 14.
Allison Park, “Where is Rocky II?” to show at YUAG, Yale Daily News (online), 31/01/2019.
Charles Melman, Lacan Rappeur, Je suis bien attrapé, art press, 445, 2017, p. 60.
Travis Diehl, Rock of Ages, Artforum (online), 17/02/2019.
Ive Stevenheydens, “Het mysterie van de cinema,” Metropolis M, No 2, 2016, p. 52–57.
Joseph Grigely, Portfolio: Soundscaping, Artforum, Vol.55 N°3, November 2016.
Cornelia Lauf, Wall to Wall: Carpets by Artists. Köln: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, 2016, p. 60.
Kaleem Aftab, The Strange Film About a Lost Ed Ruscha Sculpture Hidden in the Desert, Vice (online), 07/08/2016.
Sally Boon, “Trafics D’Influence.” L’Art Meme, 71, 2016, p. 22–23
Michael Kral, Mit Indiegogo Nach Pioneertown, Uber Pierre Bismuth in der Galerie Jan Mot, Brussels, Texte Zur Kunst, 25 Jahrgang, Heft 99, Sep. 2015, p. 220-224
Pierre Bismuth, Jan Mot, Brussels, ArtReview, vol 67 N. 5, Summer 2015,  p. 127
Pierre Bismuth Where is Rocky II?, Metropolis M, N. 3, Juni/Juli 2015, p. 48-49
Chritstine Vuegen, Pierre Bismuth, H ART #29, 14/05/2015, p.141
Estelle Spoto, Pierre Bismuth : à la recherche de Rocky II, Agenda Magazine, 13/05/15
Martin Herbert, Pierre Bismuth: Der Kurator, der Anwalt und der Psychoanalytiker, Art Forum International, Jan. 2015, p. 138
Colette Dubois, Pierre Bismuth, H ART #75, 23/12/2010, p. 26
Christian Egger, Relational Anaesthetics, Spike, N. 18, Winter 2008, p. 103.
Muriel Andrin, The All-Seeing Eye. Métamorphoses/Déplacements/Disparition, L’Art Meme, N. 41, 2008, p. 20-21
Jessica Lack, Eraserhead, The Guardian, 06/09/08
Aaron Schuster and Vivian Rehberg, Brussels, Frieze, N. 112, Jan-Feb 2008, p. 56-63.
Katerina Gregos and Aaron Schuster, The Residents, Records From Abroad, Argos Editions, 2007, p. 38-43
Jonathan Gilmore, Pierre Bismuth at both Mary Boone galleries and Team, Art In America, September 2007, p. 156
Adam Pendleton and Ryan Bartholomew (eds.), Pierre Bismuth, Lab Mag, 22/3/07
Thierry Davila, les décodages de Pierre Bismuth, Art Press, N. 326, september 2006
Brian Dillion, The revelation of Erasure, Visiting and Revisiting Art, etcetera, N. 8, Autumn 2006
Gerrit Vermeiren, Pierre Bismuth. “Most Wanted Men” Part 2, Hart, 11/05/06, p. 20
Edith Doove, Graffiti van Pierre Bismuth op Desingel, Hart, 30/03/06, p. 11
Aaron Schuster, Cosmic Galerie, Paris, France, Frieze, N. 97, March 2006
Florence Derieux, Pierre Bismuth and Michel Gondry. Flash Art, N. 246, Jan-Feb 2006, p. 106
Anthony Huberman, L’effet Carrousel, 02, N. 36, Winter 2005-2006, p. 72-73
Alice Henkes, Pierre Bismuth im Kunstmuseum, Kunst Bulletin, N. 6, June 2005, p. 66
Pierre Bismuth, Adventures in the Screen Trade. An Oscar-Winning Artist’s Guide to a Fragmented Hollywood Experience, Frieze, N. 91, May 2005, p. 78-79
Elena Filipovic, Curatin the Library, Frieze, N. 90, Apr 2005, p. 68
Roos Gortzak, Herhaling, herhaling, herhaling, De Volkskrant, 23/02/05
Gabriel Lester, Say What?: Gabriel Lester Talks To Pierre Bismuth, CAC Interviu, 1/2005, p. 10-11; 14-15
Hans Rudolf Reust, Pierre Bismuth. Kunstmuseum Thun, Art Forum International, Jan. 2005, p. 92
Ellen Maria De Wachter, Brussels: Jan Mot. Today is Just a Copy of Yesterday. Contemporary, N. 75, 2005, p. 73
Lars Bang Larsen, Katy Siegel and Jan Verwoert, What the World Needs Now..., Frieze, N. 87, Nov.- Dec. 2004, p. 77-89
Elena Filipovic, What Did You Expect, Frieze, N. 86, Oct. 2004, p. 170
Lars Bang Larsen, Katy Siegel, Jan Verwoert, What the World Needs Now, Frieze, N. 87, Dec. 2004
s.n. Pierre Bismuth, One Man Show, Duo Trac, Argos Arts, 25/06/-11/07/2004
Morgan Falconer, Voice Over, Frieze, N. 82, Apr. 2004, p. 56-61
s.n., Cornette de Saint Cyr, 18/12/03
s.n., Christies Paris. POPHIPHOP. Collections Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, 3/7/03, p. 78
s.n., Tema Celeste 97, Apr.-May 2003, p. 92-97
Mark Kremer, Lost Past 2002-1914. De toekomst van het verleden / Memorial signs for the present. Anno ’02 and Municipal Museum of Ypres, 2002 p. 76, 88
s.n. Art Press, Nov. 2000
s.n. Be Seeing You*, Centre d’ArtContemporain de Brétigny, 12/10/00-13/1/01
Vincent Dieutre, Quand on aime la vie, on va au Postcinema, Mixte, Sep-Nov. 2000
Polly Staple, Video House Show, Art Monthly, July - August 2000
C.B., Lisson Video Show, Flash Art International, Summer 2000
Angela Vettese, Passerella alla moda, Il Sole - 24 Ore, May 24, 2000
William Packer, Screening Time, Financial Times, May 6, 2000
Adrian Searle, Step Into Another World, The Guardian, May 4, 2000
Denis-Laurent Bouyer, Pierre Bismuth, l'histoire bégaie, Sans Titre, May

2000
Anne Wouters and Jean-Marc Huitorel, L’invitation à la ville. Uitnodiging aan de stad. Invitation to the City, Centre/Centrum Bruxelles/Brussel, 2000
Géraldine Belmont, 8th Biennal of Moving Images, Flash Art, Jan-Feb. 2000
MK2 Project-Café, Double, Jan.-Feb. 2000
Marc-Olivier Wahler, 8ième biennale de l'image en mouvement, Art Press, N. 253, Jan. 2000
s.n., Pierre Bismuth et Sadie Benning, Aden, 24-30/11/99
Ami Barak, le silence selon Pierre Bismuth, Art Press, N. 250, Oct. 1999, p. 30-33
Emmanuelle Lequeux, Pierre Bismuth, les apparences, Aden, Jun. 16-22,

1999
Michel Guérin, Vidéo et photos des rêves comme des antidotes au quotidien, in Le Monde, Jun. 7, 1999
Michael Gibbs, Cinema, Cinema, in Art Monthly, N. 227, Jun 1999
Damien Sausset, Pierre Bismuth, in L'oeil, May.-Jun. 1999
Juan Cruz, Disrupting the Scene, in Contemporary Visual Arts, N. 21, 1999
Juan Cruz, Pierre Bismuth, The Showroom, in Art Monthly, N. 215, Apr. 1999
Deanna Herst, Cinma Cinma, in Creative Camera, Mar.–Apr. 1999
Edith Doove, Wat je niet ziet in een film, in De Standaard, Oct. 28, 1998
Philippe Dagen, A Rochechouart, l’art contemporain se veut narration, Le Monde, 21/8/98
Martin Herbert, Exhibition preview, The Showroom, London, Time Out, Mar.–Apr., 1998.
s.n. Pierre Bismuth, The Big Issue, N. 275, Mar. 16-22, 1998.
Juan Cruz, Exhibition review: The Showroom, London, Art Monthly, N. 215, 1998, p. 22.
Michael Newman, Contigency and Rule in the Work of Pierre Bismuth, Witte de With Cahier # 7, 1998, p.139-154.
Edith Doove, Opposition and sister squares are reconciled, Tussenin/in-between, Museum Dhondt-Daenens, 1998 (cat.)
Michael Newman, Contingency and Rule in the Work of Pierre Bismuth, Cahier Witte de Witt, N. 7, Rotterdam, 1998
Penelope Curtis, At One Remove, Henry Moor Institute, Leeds, 1997-1998
Hans den Hartog Jager, Pierre Bismuth laat zich niet bespioneren, NRC Handelsblad, Oct. 16, 1997, p. 8.
Jorinde Seijdel, Bismuths alterntieve communicatiemodellen, Het Financiële Dagblad, Oct. 13, 1997, p. 27.
Ineke Schwartz, Gesprek met alleen stiltes, hm's en huhhuh's, de Volkskrant, Sep. 9, 1997, p. 14.
Sven Lütticken, Blueprint, in De Witte Raaf, 68, Jul.-Aug.1997
Marina De Vries, Een luchtig zomer tafereel, Het Parool, Jul. 25, 1997.
Hans Den Hartog Jager, Blueprint, in NRC Handelsblad, Jun. 27, 1997
Ineke Schwartz, Beelden voor het geestesoog, in de Volkskrant, Jun. 25, 1997.
Robbert Roos, Nadenken over het kapsel van de duivel of schuilen in een 'boomkapel', Trouw, Jun. 12, 1997
Elisabeth Lebovici, Artistes à un moment donné, Libération, Apr. 20, 1997, 35
Etienne Wynants, Pierre Bismuth, De Witte Raaf, 61, May-Jun. 1996, p. 24.
Denis Gielen, Pierre Bismuth et les sons de l'image, Art & Culture, May 1996, p. 25.
Michael Newman, Conceptuele Kunst van de jaren zestig tot negentig. Een onaf project?, Kunst & Museumjournaal, N. 7, 1/2/3, 1996, p. 82, 101-112.
Robert Garnett, Pierre Bismuth/James Casebere/Gaylen Gerber, Art Monthly, N. 201, 1996, p. 37-38.
Edith Doove, P.S. De vertalingen van Pierre Bismuth, Metropolis M, N. 5, 1996, p. 38-41.
Pierre Bismuth, Introduction to Blind Film, Paletten, N. 1, 1996, p.45-46.
Thierry Verdier, Pierre Bismuth, Art Press, N. 206, Oct. 1995
Jeff Ryan, Pierre Bismuth, CCC Tours, Frieze, N. 24, London, Sep.-Oct. 1995, 83-84.
Philip Sanderson, Ideal Standard Summertime, Art Monthly, N. 189, Sep. 1995, p. 37-38.
Richard Cork, Ideal Standard Summertime, The Times-London, 19/8/95
Linda Talbot, Threads of many ideas, Hampstead & Highat, N. Express, London, Aug. 18, 1995
Richard Cork, Summer Brings cold comfort, The Times, London, Aug. 15, 1995.
Rosanna Negrotti, Ideal Standard Summertime, What's On In London, Aug. 9, 1995, p. 21.
Sarah Kent, Summer frieze, Time Out, N. 1301, London, Jul. 26- Aug. 2, 1995, p. 21.
Jonathan Monk, Ideal Standard Summertime, The Guide, 22-28/7/95
Pascale Cassagnau, Modèles sans représentation , Omnibus, N. 13, Jul. 1995, p. 6-7
P.L., L’absence. La partition sensible de Pierre Bismuth pour le CCC, Le Journal des Arts, Jun. 1995
Bernhard Rüdiger, Matthew Barney, Pierre Bismuth, Flash Art Italia, Jun. 1995, p. 95
s.n., La réflexion “technologie” de Bismuth, La Nouvelle République du Centre-Ouest, 29-30/4-1/5/1995
s.n., Pierre Bismuth, Régionales – Magazine de la Région Centre, Spring, 1995
Denis Gielen, Pierre Bismuth, Art Contemporain, 1995
Julian Stallabrass, Beyond Belief, Art Monthly, N. 177, Jun. 1994, p.29-30.
Gregor Muir, Beyond Belief, World Art, Apr.-May. 1994
Richard Cork, All human life is missing, The Times, Apr. 26, 1994, p.37.
Andrew Graham-Dixon, The dying of the light, The Independent, Apr. 26, 1994, p.23.
David Lillington, Monkey Business, Time Out, N. 1235, Apr. 20-27, 1994
Marie-Ange Brayer, Pierre Bismuth, Forum International, N. 17, Mar.-Apr. 1993, p. 141-142.
Olivier Zahm, in Purple Prose, N. 2, 1993
Eric Amouroux, Pierre Bismuth, Ann Veronica Janssens, Arte Factum, N. 44, Jun.-Jul.1992, p. 47-48
Ami Barak, Ann Veronica Janssens, Pierre Bismuth. Galerie One Five, Art Press, Mar. 1992
Luk Lambrecht, Onder de loep, De Morgen, Jan. 31, 1992