Martine Aballéa

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Installation View, Le Bois de Luminaville, École municipale des beaux-arts, Gennevilliers, 2016. Photo: Margot Montigny.
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Installation View, Le Bois de Luminaville, École municipale des beaux-arts, Gennevilliers, 2016. Photo: Margot Montigny.
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Installation View, Musée d'Art Moderne de la ville de Paris, 1999. Photo : Marc Domage.
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Installation View, Musée d'Art Moderne de la ville de Paris, 1999. Photo : Marc Domage.
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Clam Holiday, 1975 photocopy 28,2 x 21 cm (11 1/8 x 8 1/4 in.)
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Repair Work on the Disorder Meter, 1976 coloured silver gelatin print pasted on paper, ink, 30 x 20 cm (11 3/4 x 7 7/8 in.)
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Triangle(Drunken), 1977 Artist Book, 9 x 10 cm (3 1/2 x 3 7/8 in.)
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The Temple of Lizards, Installation, 1983, Maison de la Culture, Rennes
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The Elastic Hotel, 1978 postcard edited by Das Fenster Gallery, Hamburg 10 x 15 cm (3 7/8 x 5 7/8 in.)
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The Turquoise Zone Seduction, installation at PS1, New York, invitation print, 1978, 23 x 15 cm
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Vegetal Water, Installation, 1999, Saint Léger Park, Centre d'art Contemporain Pouges-les-Eaux
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Vegetal Intrigues, Digital Print, 3 x 4 m, 2004, Art Grandeur Nature, Biennale d'art contemporain Seine-Saint-Denis
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Exhibition View, Love in Luminaville, Installation, 2003, Galerie Art : Concept
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Exhibtion View, The Eclectic Builders, 2012, Centre Régional d’Art Contemporain Languedoc-Roussillon, Sète/FR
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The Green Cat Club, Digital Drawing, 56 x 85 cm, 2006
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Exhibition View, My Secret Life of Crime, 2013, Galerie Art : Concept
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Day Armchair and Night Armchair, 2007, Louis XVI upholstered armchairs, Collection du Mobilier National, Paris
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Luminaville, Chambre Rose, 2003 C-print on aluminium 100 x 150 cm (39 3/8 x 59 in.) ed 1/3
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Potion Rose, 1990 enamel bar 30 x 20 cm (11 3/4 x 7 7/8 in.) ed 4/8
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Martine Aballéa, Bonbons marinés, Gâteau magnétique, Sel de tempête, Bouillon du lac, 1997, photographs, tin cans, dimensions variable
martine aballea, Visitez Le Pays des Fleurs Flambantes, 1988, improved photo, 35 3/8 x 23 5/8 in.
Visitez Le Pays des Fleurs Flambantes, 1988, improved photo, 35 3/8 x 23 5/8 in.
martine aballea, Pink Jungle Night Club, 2002, Mixed media dimensions variable
Pink Jungle Night Club, 2002, Mixed media dimensions variable
martine aballea, The Grayville Drama - les affiches, 1988, b&w photo, hand coloring, 23 5/8 x 15 3/4 in., ed 3/3
The Grayville Drama - les affiches, 1988, b&w photo, hand coloring, 23 5/8 x 15 3/4 in., ed 3/3
Exhibition view, Hôtel Passager, ARC, Musée d'Art Moderne de la ville de Paris, 1999
Hôtel Passager, 1999, installation view, Musée d'Art Moderne de la ville de Paris
Exhibition view, Hôtel Passager, ARC, Musée d'Art Moderne de la ville de Paris, 1999
Hôtel Passager, 1999, installation view, Musée d'Art Moderne de la ville de Paris
Éruption de Plaintes, 1995, brack and white photo print painted with silk-screen ink, 90 x 60 cm, 35 3/8 x 23 5/8 in
Éruption de Plaintes, 1995, photograph, silk-screen ink, 35 x 23 in.
Érosion des sens, Épaves du désir series, 1994/95, picture with silkscreen and ink, 90 x 60 cm, 35 3/8 x 23 5/8 in
Érosion des sens, 1994/5, photograph, silk-screen ink, 35 x 23 in.
Poison mort, 2013, glass flask, glycerin, black food colouring, orange smell, 9,5 x 5 x 5 cm, 3 3/4 x 2 x 2 in, edition of 10
Poison mort, 2013, glass flask, glycerin, black food colouring, orange smell, 9,5 x 5 x 5 cm, 3 3/4 x 2 x 2 in, edition of 10
Exhibition view, My Secret Life of Crime, Art : Concept, Paris, 2013
Exhibition view, My Secret Life of Crime, Art : Concept, Paris, 2013

News :
Vivre, ICI.Gallery, Paris/FR (group show, Sept 06 – Oct 10 2018)
Collector #2 : Photographie ? , Dilecta Collection, Paris/FR (group show, July 13 – Sept 01 2018)
Vol au vent, Frac Normandie Caen, Trouville-sur-mer/FR (group show, May 25 – July 15 2018)
Oh cet écho Perspectives surréalistes, Villa Beatrix Enea, Anglet/FR (group show, March 10 – June 09 2018)
– Le musée des amours, Dilecta Collection, Paris/Fr (solo show, March 08 – March 31 2018)
Marabout, collection Frac Normandie Caen, Gouvix, Épron et Douvres-la-Délivrande/FR (group show, Feb 5 – April 20 2018)

Biography :
Martine Aballéa (New York, 1950) is a Franco-American artist who lives and works in Paris. Her work has been shown, among others, by the following institutions: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NY; Musée National d’Art Moderne de la ville de Paris; Centre Pompidou Beaubourg, Paris; FNAC, Paris; FRAC Basse Normandie; Bibliothèque National de Paris, Cabinet des Estampes. Solo exhibitions: My Secret Life of Crimes, Art : Concept (2013), La Maison sans fin, CRAC Languedoc (2012), Musée de l’Abbaye Sainte Croix, Les Sables d’Olonne (2010), Fun House at the Centre National de la Photographie, Paris (2002), Hôtel Passager, ARC, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (1999).

Being someone else is Martine Aballéa’s secret pleasure, a weapon that allows her to reshuffle the cards of joy, loneliness or sorrow. Such is the ultimate purpose of her game: To play tricks on the disenchantment and on the depression of life before it annihilates her, cheating on reality before it betrays her. The idea of being someone else, to be able to break the rules of the game without consequences, is often found in Martine Aballéa’s work. During the 1980s she began working on fiction texts, such as the Romans Partiels series in 1982, Epaves du désir  in 1995 and the Nouveaux amours / Nouveaux crimes series in 1997. Aballéa’s fiction often shelters characters that want to break free from something or someone on a social or on an affective level. In all these works she carefully develops the narrative link and tells us her very mysterious stories.

Martine Aballéa, Roman Partiel

Authors: Pascale Cassagnau, Elein Fleiss, Elisabeth Lebovici

Semiose édition, Paris, mars 2009

Horizons incertains

Exhibition catalogue, Nuit blanche aux Sables, Musée de l’Abbaye Sainte-Croix, Les Sables d’Olonne, June 12 – September 26 2010

Imprimerie Drapeau Graphic, 2010

A New Horizon

Art : Concept presents A New Horizon, a collective exhibition with Martine Aballéa, Jean-Luc Blanc, Lothar Hempel and Simon Periton.

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Le cours des choses

Art : Concept presents Le cours des choses, a group exhibition with Martine Aballéa, Ulla von Brandenburg, Jeremy Deller & Alan Kane, Hubert Duprat, Richard Fauguet, Vidya Gastaldon, and Geert Goiris.

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Bagna Cauda

Art : Concept presents Bagna Cauda, a group exhibition with Martine Aballéa, Pierre-Olivier Arnaud, Julien Audebert, Francis Baudevin, Whitney Bedford, Jean-Luc Blanc, Michel Blazy, Ulla von Brandenburg, Jeremy Deller, Richard Fauguet, Vidya Gastaldon, Geert Goiris, Lothar Hempel, Nathan Hylden, Jacob Kassay, Andrew Lewis, Adam McEwen, Philippe Perrot, Jimmy Robert, Pietro Roccasalva, Gedi Sibony, Alexandre Singh, Roman Signer, and Laurent Laclos.

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