Pierre Leguillon

Pierre Leguillon was born in 1969. He currently lives in Brussels.

Trained in Visual Arts at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, he started his career as a publisher and art critic, creating several books with artists such as Raymond Hains and Marylène Negro, or a one-page journal called Sommaire (with the participation of Annette Messager, Roman Signer, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Thomas Hirschhorn, Hans-Ulrich Obrist, and others).

Leguillon’s multifaceted practice revolves around the way images are produced and reproduced, and the way art history can be written anew. Since the beginning of the nineties, this interest has unfolded in a variety of forms, including a series of slideshows whose editing and narrative was adapted to each context (some of which are now included in the collections of Centre Pompidou); a mobile installation/screening/performance work called The Promise of the Screen; an exhibition (Printed Retrospective) of all the magazines which had hired American photographer Diane Arbus to photograph for them, the pages being displayed on the wall like original prints; Oracles, a book including the facsimile reproduction of 123 business cards by artists from the 18th century until today; etc.

Since 2013, the collection feeding his practice is stored in the Museum of Mistakes, which he established in Brussels, and whose best introduction so far is the book The Museum of Mistakes, published in 2020 by Edition Patrick Frey in Zurich.

His work was shown in 2019 at Shiseido Gallery (Tokyo) on the occasion of the exhibition Surface and Custom.

His recent solo shows include Arbus Bonus, Frye Museum, Seattle, USA, 2019; 見習うParler aux yeux Learning by Looking, Fondation d’entreprise Ricard, Paris, France 2019; Le Musée des erreurs: Barnum, MRAC-Occitanie, Sérignan, France, 2015; Le musée des erreurs: Art contemporain et lutte des classes, Wiels, Brussels, Belgium, 2015.