Vincent Fournier, born in 1970 in Ouagadougou, is a French photographer whose work explores the imaginary of the future, that of yesterday and that which we imagine for tomorrow: the space adventure with the Space Project series, humanoid robots with The Man Machine, utopian architectures with Brazilia and Kosmic Memories and the reinvention of the living with Post Natural History and Auctus animalis. Flora Incognita (2023), presented by Spazio Nobile in “World Première” at PAD Paris gives us a glimpse of the possible and infinite transformations of the plantunfolding with delicacy and majesty.
His vision is fuelled by childhood memories, including visits to the Palais de la Découverte, which evoke the “scientific wonder”. While photography remains his preferred medium, 3D printing, video, and installations sometimes accompany some projects.
His works are part of several permanent collections, notably: Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET) New York, Centre Pompidou Paris, Mast Foundation Bologna, Dragonfly Collection of the Domaine des Etangs in Massignac, LVMH Collection with the Bon Marché in Paris, Baccarat Collection New-York, Vontobel Art Collection Zurïch, Black Gold Museum, Musée des Ursulines Mâcon, Bullukian Foundation Lyon, Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature…
He has participated in several major group exhibitions such as The Universe and Art at the Mori Art Tokyo, Art Science Museum Singapore, Art and Science Fiction, les portes du possible at the Centre Pompidou Metz, Unknown Unknowns An Introduction to Mysteries at the Milan Triennale as well as solo exhibitions at the Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna (MAMbo) during Foto Industria 2018 or a personal exhibition at the Rencontres d’Arles in 2014. He has also collaborated with Louis Vuitton (Nicolas Ghesquière), Le Bon Marché (Paris), Baccarat New York (Gilles&Boissier), Isetan Tokyo, or for the movie The Amazing Spiderman II with Columbia Pictures.
In 2019 Vincent Fournier was the guest of the MET for a public presentation of his work at the In Our Time conference. In 2022 he was awarded the Swiss Life à 4 mains Prize. In 2023 the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature is devoting him a monographic exhibition entitled Uchronie and at The Villette an exhibition on his ongoing photographic project Space Utopia.
Vincent Fournier has been represented by Spazio Nobile since 2016.
- Collectible 2019 - Blooming Blossom
- Living Ikebanas
- PAD London 2023
- Season I – Post Natural History
- Season XII - The Finnish Season, Keep Your Garden Alive
- Season XVI - The New Age of Humanism
- Season XXVI- Vincent Fournier, Solo Show, Super Specimens: Sensations of the Extraordinary
- Spazio Nobile At Home
- Spazio Nobile At Home, Plein Air, Summer Group Exhibition
- Vincent Fournier, solo show Brasília, Modernist Utopias