"My works are seductive in the way they pretend you’re the only one they want to talk to. You’re the only important thing on the planet, and that’s going to be the level of exchange with you."

B. 1978, Lille, France

Lives and works in Brussels, Belgium

Language – in its broadest sense - permeates the video, sound, installation and performance work of Laure Prouvost. Known for her immersive and mixed-media installations that combine film and installation in humorous and idiosyncratic ways, Prouvost’s work addresses miscommunication and ideas becoming lost in translation. Playing with language as a tool for the imagination, Prouvost is interested in confounding linear narratives and expected associations among words, images and meaning. She combines existing and imagined personal memories with artistic and literary references to create complex film installations that muddy the distinction between fiction and reality. At once seductive and jarring, her approach to filmmaking employs layered storytelling, quick edits, montage and wordplay and is composed of a rich, tactile assortment of images, sounds, spoken and written phrases. The videos are often shown within immersive environments which comprise found objects, sculptures, painting and drawings, signs, furniture and architectural assemblages, that are rendered complicit within the overarching narrative of the installation. 


2023: Moody Art Centre, Houston, USA

2023: Oma-je, Remai Modern, Saskatoon, Canada

2023: Ohmmm age Oma je ohomma mama, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria

2023: FAÇADE, Kanal Centre Pompidou, Brussels, Belgium

2022: National Museum, Oslo, will open the first inaugural Fredriksen Family Commission featuring a new installation by Laure Prouvost for the Light Hall.

2022: Laure Prouvost: Theatergarden and A Be(a)stiary of the Anthropocene’, Longlati Foundation, Shanghai, China

2022: ‘Deep Travel, Ink’, Atelier Hermès, Seoul, South Korea

2021: ‘The Long Waited, Weighted, Gathering’, Manchester Jewish Museum, Manchester, UK

2021: ‘Our elastic arm hold in tight through the claouds’ at Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark


2022: ‘ARS22’ at the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland

2022: ‘We, on the Rising Wave’ (Curated by Haeju Kim), Museum of Contemporary, Art Busan, Yeongdo, Choryang, Busan, South Korea

2021: ‘A I S T I T / coming to our senses’ (Curated by Satu Herrala and Hans Rosenstrom), Maison Louis Carré, Paris, France; Kunsthalle Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

Mootherr, 2021, installation view at Louisiana Museum, Denmark, 2021. Photo by Anders Sune Berg

Above Front Tears Oui Float, Nasjonalmuseet, Oslo, 2022. Courtesy the artist and Nasjonalmuseet, Oslo. Photo by Annar Bjørgli