THIERRY GEOFFROY / COLONEL

Thierry Geoffroy / COLONEL (b. 1961), is a French artist, living in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is a format artist, developing art formats, working with a wide variety of media including video and instllations. His most known art formats include Emergency Room, Biennalist and Critical Run. The aim is to train the “awareness muscle”.

Thierry Geoffroy / COLONEL has published 6 books and his artworks are included in international museum collections. He is Chevalier de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres. 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

“Can Art create Empathy?” Vejle Kunst Museum (2019); “TOO LATE”, Sabsay Gallery, Copenhagen (2019); “Always Question the Structure”, Sabsay Gallery, Copenhagen (2017); “Recent Works by Thierry Geoffroy / Colonel”, Kalashnikovv Gallery, Berlin (2016); “In Advance of the Broken Arm?”, Gallery Marianne Fries, Copenhagen (2013); “Emergency Room Poland”, Centennial Hall, Wroclaw (2011). “Emergency Room Napoli”, PAN Palazzo delle Arti Napoli, Napoli (2009); “Emergency Room Vietnam”, University of Fine Arts, Hanoi (2009); “Artistes de Garde”, Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen (2009); “Gymnastic Mediatic”, Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen (2008); “Emergency Room”, Galerie Taiss, Paris (2008); “Emergency Room”, P.S.1 / MOMA, New York (2007); “Awareness Muscle”, Blackwood Gallery, Toronto (2007); “Biennalist”, Venice Biennale, Venice (2007); “A Great Painter”, Galerie Asbæk, Copenhagen (2007); “Biocolonialism”, Overgaden Institute for Contemporary Art, Copenhagen (2006); “Emergency Room”, Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen (2006); “Emergency Room. The Berlin Test”, Gallery Olaf Stüber, Berlin (2006); “Isolation”, IKM Museum, Oslo (2005); “The Curator Lifting Competition”, Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen (2004); “A Pair of Genes”, Städtische Galerie Ravensburg, Ravensburg (2004); “Avoir l´Air”, Fries Museum, Leeuwarden (2004); “And Finally”, Deveron Arts, Scotland (2004); “The Cheating Fashion”, Galerie Pio Diaz, Copenhagen (2003). “Technomads, anti-apparatuses and other imponderabilities”, Sprengel Museum, Hannover (2002). 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

“Flag”, Randers Kunst Museum (2019); “MY DREAM – OUR COMMON FUTURE?”, Akershus Kunstsenter (2019); “#ULTRACONTEMPORARY#EMERGENCYART#AFRICA”, Museum of African Design (MOAD), Johannesburg (2016); “Born To Be Sold”, Sprengel Museum, Hannover (2014); “Biennalist”, The Maldives Pavilion, Venice (2013);  “Nothing To Declare”, Akademie der Künste, Berlin (2013); “Passports”, Glucksman Gallery, Cork (2013); “Awareness Muscle”, National Museum Rejkavik, Iceland (2012); “Biennalist”, ZKM Museum, Karlsruhe (2011); “Photography Calling” Sprengel Museum, Hannover (2011); “Biennial Socle du Monde”, Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Denmark (2010); “The Dorm”, The Model, Ireland (2010); “Art Formats”, Cairo Biennale, Egypt (2008); “Casino Luxembourg”, Luxembourg (2008); “At The End Of The Rainbow”, Bm-Suma Contemporary Art Center, Istanbul (2007); “Don’t Worry Be Curious”, Ars Baltica Triennial of Photographic Art, Rendsburg (2007); “Regarding Denmark”, Illeana Tounta Contemporary Art Center, Athen (2006); “Accent”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde (2005); “Spectacle, Pleasure Principle or the Carnivalesque?”, Sedhalle, Zurich (2004); “Daheim in der Fremde - Fremd in der Heimat”, Städtische Galerie Nordhorn, Germany (2004); “Art against Stigma”, Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen (2004); “Fra Objektiv til Objektiv”, Den Frie, Copenhagen (2004); “Clock Wise”, Galerie Sparwasser, Berlin (2003); “Under Cover”, Museum for Samtidskunst, Roskilde (2003); “Art Storm”, Malmö Konsthall, Sweden (2002); “Berlin Art Forum”, Galerie Sparwasser, Berlin (2002). 

See Thierry Geoffroy’s ‘TOO LATE’

See Thierry Geoffroy’s ‘ALWAYS QUESTION THE STRUCTURE’