Prune Nourry

Born in 1985 in Paris, France, Prune Nourry is a multi-disciplinary artist based at the Invisible Dog Art Center, Brooklyn, NY.



Prune Nourry, solo show Springmann 2013, installation view

Artist Bio

Prune Nourry draws her inspiration from the issues of human definition and human selection. With a degree in wood sculpture from Ecole Boulle in Paris, Nourry explores bioethics through sculpture as well as video, photography, and performance. Her work focuses on how artificial procreation leads us towards an artificial evolution of mankind and its consequences.

Nourished by in-depth research and largely influenced by anthropology, she has created a triptych focusing on gender preference. This triptych started in India with the projects Holy Daughters (2009) and Holy River (2011). The third part, Terracotta Daughters, a life-size army Prune made in Xi'an, China, travelled the world in 2014 before being buried this year as a "contemporary archeological site".



– Catharsis, Solo Show, Galerie Templon, Paris, France
– Daughters, Solo Show, Château de Malromé, Saint-André-du-Bois, France
– Glasstress, Group Exhibition, 6th edition, curated by Vik Muniz and Koen Vanmechelen, Fondazione Berengo Art Space, Venice, Italy
– Bêtes de Scène, Group Exhibition, Fondation Villa Datris, L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, France

– The Amazon, Solo Show, Standard Plaza Hotel, New York, USA
– La destruction n’est pas une fin en soi, Solo Show, Les Rencontres Photographiques d’Arles, Les Magasins Electriques, Arles, France
– Vis-à-vis, Group Exhibition, Galerie Magda Danysz Paris, Paris, France
– Les Rencontres de la photographie d’Arles, Group Exhibition, Les Rencontres d’Arles, Arles, France Collection David H. Brolliet, Geneve, Switzerland
– 40 ans de passion, Group Exhibition, Collection David H. Brolliet, Fondation Fernet-Branca, Saint Louis, France

– „Holy, Carte Blanche à Prune Nourry“, Solo Show, Musée Guimet, Paris, France
– „Contemporary Archeology“, Solo Show, Daniel Templon Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

– „Imbalance“, Solo Show, Magda Danysz Gallery, Paris, France
– „Anima“, Collective Show at the Invisible Dog Art Center, Brooklyn, NY

– „Terracotta Daughters“, The Earth Ceremony, burial of the Terracotta Daughters‘ army, mainland China
– „Terracotta Daughters“ & „Imbalance“, Asia Now, Paris Asian Art Fair, Espace Pierre Cardin, Paris, France
– „Terracotta Daughters“, Solo Show, Simon Studer Art, Geneva, Switzerland

– „Terracotta Daughters“, Solo Show, curated by Tatyana Franck, Museo Diego Rivera Anahuacalli, Mexico City
– „Terracotta Daughters, Solo Show in collaboration with the French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF) for Crossing The Line Festival, with the support of No Longer Empty, China Institute, New York
– „Site-specific installation Imbalance“, Rio Grande 179A Grand st. Chinatown, NYC
– „Terracotta Daughters“, Solo Show, curated by Tatyana Franck, Flux Laboratory, Zurich, Switzerland
– „The Archeological Dinner“, Performance in collaboration with Michelin Star Chef Jean Francois Piege, Le Centquatre, Paris, France
– „Girls“, Collective Show curated by Pharrell Williams at Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France
– „La Part Animale“, Collective Show curated by Tatyana Franck at Galerie Sophie Scheidecker, Paris, France
– „Terracotta Daughters“, Avec Motifs Apparents, Collective Show curated by José Manuel Gonçalvè at Le CentQuatre, Paris, France
– „Terracotta Daughters“, Solo Show, Magda Danysz Gallery, Paris, France

– „Terracotta Daughters, Solo show, Magda Danysz Gallery, Shanghai, Chine
– „Genesis, Solo Show, Casino Venier, Venice, Italy
– „At Home“, Group Show, Contemporary Art Center, Malaga, Spain
– „Holy Daughters“, Solo Show curated by Tatyana Franck at Flux Laboratory, Geneva, Switzerland
– „Holy Daughters“, Solo Show at Galerie Henrik Springmann, Berlin, Germany

– Nominated for „Go Brooklyn“, a community-curated project by the Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA
– „Holy Daughters“, Solo Show curated by Tatyana Franck at the Invisible Dog Art Center, New York, USA

– „Holy River“, Performance in collaboration with the Calcutta Arts Club, Kolkata, India
– „Spermbar“, Installation and Performance on 5th Ave, commissioned by the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) for Crossing the Line Festival, New York, USA
– „Holy Daughters“, Video projection, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
– „Holy Daughters“, Group Show, Polka Gallery, Paris, France
– „Holy Daughters“, Art Paris Art Fair at Grand Palais, Polka Gallery, Paris, France
– „Holy Daughters“, Solo show, curated by Tatyana Franck, Paris, France

– „Holy Daughters“, Performance, New Delhi, India

– „Le Dîner Procréatif“, Performance and Solo Show, l’Espace « R », Geneva, Switzerland
– „Le Dîner Procréatif“, Performance, the Laboratory Studio, Paris, France
– „Gimme More“, Group show, Elaine Levy Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

– „Les Bébés Domestiques“, Group show, KJBi Art Space, Brussels, Belgium
– „Les Bébés Domestiques“, Performance, Tokyo, Japan
– „Les Bébés Domestiques“, Art Brussels art fair, Elaine Levy Gallery, Brussels, Belgium. Publication of a book in limited edition
– „Adoption Day #2“, Performance in collaboration with Elaine Levy Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

– „Les Bébés Domestiques“, Installation, Max Lang Gallery, New York, USA
– „Adoption Day #1“, Performance, in collaboration with Jaguar Shoes Gallery, London, England
– „Group show“, Biennal of Issy, Carte à Jouer Museum, Issy-les Moulineaux, France
– „L’Animalerie“, site-specific installation, reconstitution of animal house, Quai de la Mégisserie, Paris, France

– „Wooster on Spring“ , Group Show, New York, USA
– „Aux Arts Citoyens“, Group Show, Espace des Blancs Manteaux, Paris, France

– „Group show“, Galerie « M », Paris, France
– „Toit et Moi“, two-person exhibition with the artist JR, La Loge Gallery, Paris, France