Manon Harrois

Detail of Clepsydre, 2022
Latex, solid wood, ropes, water pump, air pump, light, water, pipes
Variable dimensions

© photodocumenta

Manon Harrois (1988) lives and works in Troyes (France). She studied at ENSAAMA, Paris and was awarded the Académie Française’s Jean Walter Zellidja research prize for her research. Harrois spent a year in the Sahara desert, Niger, with Tuareg and Fulani people. Presented in 2014 by Gilles Fuchs, she exhibited at La Galerie Premier Regard.

Harrois´s work is described by the artist as a series of experiences that seek to settle into a territory of multiple interconnections, gestures and mediums. It has been regularly presented in France and abroad in venues such as Galerie Kai Erdmann, BERLIN (2022); RL52, Berlin (2022); Fundação Dom Luís, Cascais, Portugal (2022); Zuostant, Berlin (2022); UMPRUM, Prague (2022), SixtyEight Art Institute, Copenhagen (2022), Galeria Foco, Lisbon (2023), Spoiler zone, Berlin(2023). She has also collaborated extensively with Sara Bichão, namely within the context of Bienal AnoZero, Coimbra (2017), and exhibitions such as “Clorophilia” at Porta 33, Madeira (2020-2021) and “Sonic Geometry” at Arquipélago – Centro de Artes, Açores (2018).

Harrois has also completed several artistic residencies: Residency Unlimited, NYC (2014); MAC Valdivia, CHILE (2015); Sharjah art Foundation, United Arab Emirates (2016); CNCM Césaré, Reims (2015>2018); CAMAC, Marnay sur Seine (2016); Artiste en résidence, Clermont Ferrand (2017); CAC/Passages, Troyes (2014 -2019); PORTA 33, Madeira, Portugal (2019); FRAC Champagne Ardenne (2020).

Her work was supported by the DRAC Grand EST, the Région Grand EST, the CNAP (2021-2022) and has entered the public collection of the FRAC Champagne Ardenne (2021). It  is also represented in several private collections.

During her time at AiR 351 Harrois will pursue several of her recurrent interests while preparing her upcoming solo show at Galeria Foco, Lisboa.


03.2024 – 09.2024
Direção-Geral das Artes (DGARTES)
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