Born in 1953 in Nevers (France), CLAUDE LÉVÊQUE lives and works in Montreuil and Pèteloup (France). Claude Lévêque employs neon as a universal standard to reproduce sentences, simple words, or drawings. Kamel Mennour and Claude Lévêque have been working together since 2008.
Claude Lévêque is a major figure on the international contemporary arts scene. His work has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions, both in France and abroad: at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Consortium in Dijon, the Villa Medici in Rome, the MoMA PS1 in New York, the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, the Hamburger Bahnhof Museum in Berlin, and the MAMCO in Geneva; as well as at various biennial and triennial events such as the Echigo Tsumari Triennial in Japan, the Lyon Biennale in France, the Shenzhen Biennale in China, and the Busan Biennale in South Korea.
In short, let’s remember some key moments: in 2009, Claude Lévêque represented France at the 53rd Venice Biennale. In 2012, Dallas Contemporary organized an extensive solo show. In 2015, Claude Lévêque was invited by the Musée du Louvre to both exhibit in the medieval section of the museum, and install a neon in the Pyramid. In 2015, he presented The world is yours on the Odeon Theatre in Paris. In 2018, he installed Les Dessous chics, a permanent commissioned work on the bridge of Issy-les-Moulineaux near Paris. In January 2019, the artist has been invited to create a work specifically for the Opéra National de Paris, France.