Laurent Grasso, Miracle of the Sun Fatima, 2014 Fresson print on silver paper mounted on aluminium, framed in walnut wood, 63 x 83 x 8 cm, Photo: Pierre Antoine, Courtesy the artist and Perrotin
Laurent Grasso (b. 1972, France) explores sciences through electromagnetic energy, radio waves, and naturally occurring phenomena as they apply to paranormal activity. This was a favourite subject of 18th-century scientists and philosophers, often used as parlor entertainment during the Victorian era. Grasso was awarded the Marcel Duchamp Prize in 2008 and is the subject of a major monograph Laurent Grasso: The Black-Body Radiation published by les presses du réel. Recent solo exhibitions have included The Horn Perspective at the Centre Pompidou and Gakona at the Palais de Tokyo, both in Paris, France (2009). Grasso was also included in 9th Sharjah Biennial and Manifesta 8.
With support from Institut Français and the French Embassy in Ireland.