Claude Lévêque

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.

Works

Exhibition view, Palais Garnier, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Palais Garnier, Paris, 2018
Revez! - © kamel mennour
Revez!, 2008
Exhibition view, Opéra Bastille, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Opéra Bastille, Paris, 2018
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2018
Je saigne - © kamel mennour
Je saigne, 2014
Permanent installation, Pont d'Issy, Issy-les-Moulineaux - © kamel mennour
Permanent installation, Pont d’Issy, Issy-les-Moulineaux, 2018
Exhibition view, Musée du Louvre, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Musée du Louvre, Paris, 2014
Tu me manques - © kamel mennour
Tu me manques, 2018
Exhibition view, Le Grand Soir, The 53th International Art Exhibition of Venice Biennale, French Pavillon, Venice - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Le Grand Soir, The 53th International Art Exhibition of Venice Biennale, French Pavillon, Venice, 2009
Ta gueule - © kamel mennour
Ta gueule, 2013
Exhibition view, FRAC PACA, Marseille - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, FRAC PACA, Marseille, 2018
Sous le plus grand chapiteau du monde (Le Louvre) - © kamel mennour
Sous le plus grand chapiteau du monde (Le Louvre), 2014
Sid Vicious - © kamel mennour
Sid Vicious, 2009
Permanent installation, Vélizy - © kamel mennour
Permanent installation, Vélizy, 2019
Shoot - © kamel mennour
Shoot
Zéro - © kamel mennour
Zéro, 2015
Double Manège - © kamel mennour
Double Manège, 2003
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2015
Go Mental 4 - © kamel mennour
Go Mental 4, 2011
Recall - © kamel mennour
Recall, 2015
Exhibition view, chapelle de la Vieille Charité, Marseille - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, chapelle de la Vieille Charité, Marseille, 2018
Exhibition view, Musée du Louvre, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Musée du Louvre, Paris, 2014
Until the day I die - © kamel mennour
Until the day I die, 2018
Reach for the stars - © kamel mennour
Reach for the stars, 2009
Exhibition view, Opéra Garnier, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Opéra Garnier, Paris, 2018
Rise of the poisoned youth - © kamel mennour
Rise of the poisoned youth, 2009
The world is yours - © kamel mennour
The world is yours, 2015
Sans Titre - © kamel mennour
Sans Titre, 2016
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2011
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2018
Le Grand Soir (lustre) - © kamel mennour
Le Grand Soir (lustre), 2009
Desert - © kamel mennour
Desert, 2012
Lose Myself - © kamel mennour
Lose Myself, 2011
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2008
Ideal - © kamel mennour
Ideal, 2017
Chagrin - © kamel mennour
Chagrin, 2011
Now I wanna be a good boy - © kamel mennour
Now I wanna be a good boy, 2013
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2011
The passenger - © kamel mennour
The passenger, 2009
Exhibition view,  The 55th International Art Exhibition of Venice Biennale, Palazzo Tiepolo, Venice, Italy - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, The 55th International Art Exhibition of Venice Biennale, Palazzo Tiepolo, Venice, Italy, 2013
Exhibition view, LiFE, Saint Nazaire - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, LiFE, Saint Nazaire, 2019
MORT - © kamel mennour
MORT, 1988
All tomorrow's parties - © kamel mennour
All tomorrow’s parties, 2018
Exhibition view, Palais Garnier - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Palais Garnier, 2018
IDIOT - © kamel mennour
IDIOT, 2011
Exhibition view, Théâtre de l'Odéon - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Théâtre de l’Odéon, 2015
Le royaume de ce monde - © kamel mennour
Le royaume de ce monde, 2011
Clown - © kamel mennour
Clown, 2011
Exhibition view, Château La Coste, Le Puy-Sainte-Réparade - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Château La Coste, Le Puy-Sainte-Réparade, 2019
I wanna be well - © kamel mennour
I wanna be well, 2010
Chimère - © kamel mennour
Chimère, 2013
Buvard - © kamel mennour
Buvard, 2011
AK47 - © kamel mennour
AK47, 2011
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, London - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, London, 2018—2019
Asile - © kamel mennour
Asile, 2011
357 Magnum - © kamel mennour
357 Magnum, 2011
La cause du peuple - © kamel mennour
La cause du peuple, 2011
Murmures (saturne) - © kamel mennour
Murmures (saturne), 2013
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2015
J'ai peur - © kamel mennour
J’ai peur, 2012
Fear - © kamel mennour
Fear, 2012
Tears - © kamel mennour
Tears, 2012
joyeux anniversaire - © kamel mennour
joyeux anniversaire, 2019
Never say Never - © kamel mennour
Never say Never, 2013
Loin - © kamel mennour
Loin, 2013
Psyché - © kamel mennour
Psyché, 2013
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2008
Saturne - © kamel mennour
Saturne, 2013
Murmures (masque) - © kamel mennour
Murmures (masque), 2013
Murmures (ivre) - © kamel mennour
Murmures (ivre), 2013
Tomorrow is my turn - © kamel mennour
Tomorrow is my turn, 2013
Brainless - © kamel mennour
Brainless, 2014
Spit my rage - © kamel mennour
Spit my rage, 2014
Double mirage - © kamel mennour
Double mirage, 2014
La fête est finie - © kamel mennour
La fête est finie, 2018
Ashes - © kamel mennour
Ashes, 2014
PAIN - © kamel mennour
PAIN, 2014
Here today gone tomorrow - © kamel mennour
Here today gone tomorrow, 2014
I just want to have something to do - © kamel mennour
I just want to have something to do, 2014
Today your love tomorrow the world - © kamel mennour
Today your love tomorrow the world, 2014
YES / NO - © kamel mennour
YES / NO, 2015
Bambi - © kamel mennour
Bambi, 2015
Regarde les rire - © kamel mennour
Regarde les rire, 2015
Sucre - © kamel mennour
Sucre, 2015
Conte cruel de la jeunesse - © kamel mennour
Conte cruel de la jeunesse, 2016
Him - © kamel mennour
Him, 2016
amour - © kamel mennour
amour, 2019
Navajo - © kamel mennour
Navajo, 2016
LITHIUM - © kamel mennour
LITHIUM, 2016
Ombre - © kamel mennour
Ombre, 2017
BRAVO! - © kamel mennour
BRAVO!, 2019
HUNTER - © kamel mennour
HUNTER, 2017
Le vent se lève - © kamel mennour
Le vent se lève, 2018
Tout va sauter - © kamel mennour
Tout va sauter, 2018
Time is on my side - © kamel mennour
Time is on my side, 2018
Sans titre - © kamel mennour
Sans titre, 2018
Les yeux sans visage - © kamel mennour
Les yeux sans visage, 2018

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