Xavier Veilhan is arguably one of his generation’s most important artists. His work is multifaceted; encompassing sculpture, installation, painting, photography as well as hybrids of all of these, and he is also engaged in performance work and filmmaking. He plays with the notions of the generic, of the industrially produced object and of universal representation, creating objects at once ambivalent and stark. Concerned with the scenography of a dedicated presentation, Veilhan addresses issues of perception as well as the physical and temporal relationships created within the context of the exhibition format.


Veilhan’s ongoing formal research into both figuration and abstraction and his interest in works that investigate both the second and third dimension, has led him to explore well-known categories such as portraiture, statuary and mobiles.


Xavier Veilhan (b 1963 France) lives and works in Paris. His work has been exhibited worldwide in acclaimed institutions such as the Château de Versailles, the Centre Georges Pompidou, the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Strasbourg, the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Geneva and in 2017 at the 57th Venice Biennale, for which he transformed the French Pavilion into Studio Venezia.


Veilhan also frequently works in the public space. Inaugurated in the autumn of 2020, Vårbergs Jättar is Sweden’s largest public commission to date. Other large permanent works have been installed recently in the cities of Lille (Romy, 2019) and Lausanne (La Crocodile, 2019, with Olivier Mosset).

Installation shots