Participating Artists


Singing Stones
September 12 —October 29, 2017

Curated by Katell Jaffrès (Palais de Tokyo)

Residency | August, 2017
Exhibition | September 13–October 29, 2017
Opening Reception: 8:00–11:00pm | Tuesday, September 12, 2017



Wilfrid Almendra, Daniel G. Baird, Floating Museum, Dorian Gaudin, Lola Gonzàlez, Bouchra Khalili, Guillaume Leblon, Florian Pugnaire & David Raffini, Cauleen Smith, Thomas Teurlai, Raphaël Zarka, Andrew Schachman

Wilfrid Almendra, installation view of Light Boiled Like Liquid Soap, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2017. Copper, steel, wood, electrical cable. 130 x 160 x 24 cm. Courtesy of the artiste and galerie Bugada Cargnel, Paris. Photo : Aurélien Mole © ADAGP, Paris 2017

Wilfrid Almendra: Born in 1972 in Cholet (France), Almendra lives between Marseille and Casario (Portugal). In 2017, he produced a piece chiming with the architecture of Palais de Tokyo for the Little Palais space, devoted to educational activities. He was nominated for the Prix Meurice and the Prix Maif for Contemporary Art in 2010, and was awarded an Audi Talent Award for Contemporary Art in 2008. He is represented by Bugada & Cargnel (Paris).

Daniel G. Baird, The Distance 3, 2015. oil, epoxy, aluminum, acrylic, wood, tamper-proof hardware. 14" x 18" x 7" or 35 x 46 x 17cm

Daniel G. Baird: Born in 1984 in Edison, Baird earned his MFA from the University of Illinois, Chicago, in 2011. In recent years, he has had solo exhibitions at such venues including, Thereof, Plaque, Granite City Arts and Design Destrict, St. Louis; Field State: Daniel G. Baird. He is represented by Patron Gallery (Chicago).

Bouchra Khalili, Speeches – Chapter 3: Living Labour, 2013, film, 25min, The Speeches Series, serie of vidéos, 2012–13. © ADAGP, Paris 2017. 

Bouchra Khalili: A Moroccan-French artist born in Casablanca in 1975, Khalili studied Film at Sorbonne Nouvelle and Visual Arts at the École Nationale Supérieure d’Arts de Paris-Cergy. She lives in Berlin and Oslo. Khalili’s work has been internationally exhibited and her latest project, The Tempest Society, is currently on view at documenta 14, both in Athens and Kassel. She is represented by Galerie Polaris (Paris) and ADN Galeria (Barcelona).

Dorian Gaudin, Aging Beauty, 2015. Wood, steel, motor, paint, mechanical parts, electrical components, 320 x 300 x 100 cm. Installation view of “Rebranding Floes”, Gallery Jérôme Pauchant, Paris. Photo: Romain Darnaud. Courtesy of the artist and Dittrich & Schlechtriem Galerie (Berlin), Nathalie Karg Gallery (New York), Galerie Pact (Paris).

Dorian Gaudin: Born in 1986 in Paris, Gaudin now lives in New York. He studied at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris. In 2017, Palais de Tokyo will present his first solo show in an arts centre (Rites and Aftermath, Paris, France), after having displayed one of his works as part of its Hors les Murs exhibition Your Memories are our Future alongside MANIFESTA 11 Zürich (2016). He is represented by Dittrich & Schlechtriem Galerie (Berlin) and Nathalie Karg Gallery (New York).


Lola Gonzàlez, Rappelle-toi de la couleur des fraises, 2017. Video HD, stereo, 17 min, ed 5 + 1 © Marcelle Alix © ADAGP, Paris 2017

Lola Gonzàlez: Born in Angoulême (France) in 1988, Gonzàlez lives between Brittany and Paris. After graduating from the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Lyon in 2012, she is now in residency at Le Pavillon Neuflize OBC, Palais de Tokyo’s creation laboratory. She was awarded the Prix Meurice for contemporary art in 2016, and is represented by the gallery Marcelle Alix, Paris.

Guillaume Leblon, The previous journey , 2017, bronze, metal, reverse coat, felt straw, plastiline, yellow pigment. Courtesy of the artist and galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Paris. © ADAGP, Paris 2017.


Guillaume Leblon: Born in 1971 in Lille (France), Leblon lives in Paris. In 2011, he was a nominee for the Prix Marcel Duchamp. He is represented by Galerie Jocelyn Wolff (Paris); carlier | gebauer (Berlin) and Galerie Projecte SD (Barcelona).

Floating Museum: Chicago River Concept Rendering, 2017 Floating Archive, Chicago River Walk


Floating Museum: is a collective that creates temporary site-responsive museum spaces, and interactive spaces that engage local artists, historians and organizations in events that challenge traditional museum thinking and generate community engagement and conversation. Floating Museum consists of artists Faheem Majeed, Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford, Avery R. Young and Andrew Schachman.

Florian Pugnaire & David Raffini, In fine, 2010. Vdéo HD, 16 minutes / sculpture (digger, verins, hydraulic jack, env. 400 x 200 x 250 cm)

Florian Pugnaire & David Raffini: Florian Pugnaire (born in 1980) and David Raffini (born in 1982) work between Brussels and Paris. Alongside their personal practices, they have been working as a duo since 2008. In 2015, they were awarded the 17th Prix d’entreprise Ricard.

Portrait of Andrew Schachman

Andrew Schachman: Guest architect Schachman designs environments, infrastructures and installations. He is the Executive Director of two organizations that are experimental spaces for delivering arts and culture within existing metropolitan networks: Floating Museum and Fieldwork Collaborative Projects. Trained as an architect, he designed and managed projects for the offices of Zaha Hadid, Perkins and Will, Carol Ross Barney and Doug Garofalo.

Cauleen Smith, Black Utopia LP, 2011, Double LP, 180g vinyl, Courtesy of the artist and Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago

Cauleen Smith: Born in Riverside, California in 1967, Smith now lives in Chicago. She is an interdisciplinary artist whose work reflects upon the everyday possibilities of the imagination. Smith studied with Trinh T. Minh Ha, Angela Davis and Lynn Hershman-Gleeson at San Francisco State University. She is represented by Corbett vs. Dempsey (Chicago) and Kate Werble Gallery (New York).

View of Thomas Teurlai’s work, 2017, in “Prec(ar)ious Collectives”, Le Pavillon Neuflize OBC in Athens, in parallele of the documenta 14. Photo: Mao Tao

Thomas Teurlai: Born in 1988 in Meaux (France), Teurlai lives in Bagnolet, France. He is currently in residence at the Pavillon Neuflize OBC, the Palais de Tokyo’s creation laboratory. Palais de Tokyo presented his work as part of an off-site show at the Pavillon in Athens, alongside documenta 14 (Prec(ar)ious collective, Greece, 2017) and in a module, in 2014. He is represented by Loevenbruck gallery, Paris.

Raphaël Zarka, Paving Space, 2016, instrumental sculptures in solid oak-tree, Skater: Sylvain Tognelli , Photo: Maxime Verret, Production Carhartt WIP, Courtesy Raphaël Zarka and Michel Rein, Paris/Brussels

Raphaël Zarka: Born in 1977 in Montpellier, Zarka is a graduate of the Winchester École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris. His work in the broad field of sculpture takes in a large variety of media: photography, sculptures, drawings, videos and texts. He is represented by the Michel Rein (Paris/Brussels) and Luciana Brito (Sao Paulo, Brazil).