GUY FERRER

BIOGRAPHY

GUY FERRER

(b. 1955, Algeria)



Born in Algeria, Guy Ferrer is a French artist of Catalan and Italian descent. Over the past three decades, Ferrer has developed an international reputation as a painter and sculptor, with exhibitions in museums and galleries around the world.

Recent honours include a monumental bronze for the French embassy in Singapore, a large fresco painted for the French embassy in Bakou, Azerbaijan and a triptych titled Liberté-Egalité-Fraternité commissioned by the OECD and for its headquarters in Paris.

Artistic partnerships have been developed with several companies, including Lefranc & Bourgeois, Champagne Jacquart, Château Haut-Canteloup, several books cover illustrations (ed. Francophones, Mobydick and J.E. Flower), Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte and Le Bon Marché in Paris, including the permanent installation of a monumental bronze and a large canvas at the main entrance of the building.

T.O.L.E.R.A.N.C.E – a major sculptural work Ferrer created in 2007 in response to contemporary religious tensions – has been widely acclaimed and displayed in France, Germany, the United States, Poland, the United Arab Emirates and South Africa.

With these nine monumental bronze sculptures, Guy Ferrer offers his reconciliatory vision, a message of hope, mutual respect and tolerance. Ferrer's powerful sculptures remind us that tolerance requires us to take time to reflect and cultivate an openness to others.

Three of the eight editions of T.O.L.E.R.A.N.C.E. are permanently installed at the François Mitterrand Park linking Paris 17th with Saint-Ouen, France; the Government Palace in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, and the district of Port Marianne behind Montpellier City Hall, France.

T.O.L.E.R.A.N.C.E received wide acclaim through its exhibitions in La Monnaie de Paris (2008), the Jardins du Luxembourg, French Senate (2008). It has also been installed at the Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany (2009), the city of Poznan, Poland (2009), the Palais des Rois de Majorque (2011) and the Campo Santo in Perpignan, France (2014). It was presented during the Festival Art & Tolerance in Vence, France 14-Nov – 8 December 2018.

More information on T.O.L.E.R.A.N.C.E can be found here.

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 
2019
Galerie Christine Colon, Liege, Belgium
Les Jardins des Délices, Everard Read Gallery, London, UK

2018
Sacred Fire, Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

2017

Art Montpellier, Castang Art Project, Espace Aréna, Montpellier, France
Gilles Naudin Galerie, Paris, France
Un chemin initiatique, Témoins de bronze - Retrospective plein air exhibition, Saint-Cyprien, France
Galerie Christine Colon, Liege, Belgium
Révelations, Everard Read Gallery, London, UK
Envies d'écrire, sourire et dessiner, RNG Art Contemporain, Paris, France

2016
PathWays To Non Violence, 21st Festival of Faiths, Louisville, USA
Beirut Art Fair, SUD Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon
Dessins, Estampes, Sculptures, Galerie Chantal Mélanson, Annecy, France
Collect'Or, Banque Nationale de Paris, Paris, France

2015
Beirut Art Fair, SUD Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon
Réceptacles. Au-delà des apparences, Castang Art Project, Perpignan, France
Hôtel de la Cité 5*, Carcassonne, France
Autour de la Grande Famille, RNG Art Contemporain, Paris, France
Galerie 104, RNG Art Contemporain, Paris, France
T.O.L.E.R.A.N.C.E, Esplanade du Prado, Medieval City of Carcassonne, France
Galerie Castang Art Project, Perpignan, France
T.O.L.E.R.A.N.C.E, Courts of the Medieval City of Carcassonne, Carcassonne, France
5* Hotel de la Cité, Carcassonne, France

2014
OR'aisons Chantal Melanson Gallery, Annecy, France
T.O.L.E.R.A.N.C.E and NONLa Guerre Campo Santo and Chapelle de la Funeraria, Perpignan, France
T.O.L.E.R.A.N.C.E and NONLa Guerre Couvent des Minimes, Perpignan, France
Échos de Chine, Sophie Deschamps/Nathalie Gaillard and the Foundation Coffim Galerie 104, Paris, France

2013
De soie, de bronze, de papier Amarrage Gallery, SaintOuen, France
T.O.L.E.R.A.N.C.E, n°3/8 perennial public installation, Montpellier, France

2012
Xun Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
Lille Art Fair with galleries GNG, CastanGalerie and Ricard Nicollet, Lille, France
Xun Gallery, Shanghai, China

2011
Palais des Rois de Majorque, Perpignan, France
Cheng Xin Dong Gallery and Alliance Française, Shanghai/Beijing, China
Patrick Bartoli Gallery, Marseille, France
Lille Art Fair, Castan Galerie, Lille, France

2010
Racines Gilles Naudin Gallery, Paris, France
Salwa Zeidan Gallery, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Die Galerie, Séoul, South Korea

2009
T.O.L.E.R.A.N.C.E et OEuvres récentes, Die Galerie and Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany
Fragiles Résistances, Nathalie Gaillard Gallery, Paris, France
Elsewhere Brothers, French Institute of South Africa, Nirox Foundation and Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
Face to face, Amarrage Assocation François Mitterrand Park, SaintOuen, France
Puls'Art Guest of Honour Le Mans, France

2008
T.O.L.E.R.A.N.C.E, Crown prince's court of Government Palace, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Art ParisAbu Dhabi, Nathalie Gaillard Gallery, Abu Dhabi, UAE
ArtElysées, Gilles Naudin Gallery Paris, France
Meeting with Colors, Pierre Dufrasne Gallery, Magnanerie de Seillans, France
Time Witness Workshop of the Laundrette, Sarlat en Périgord, France
Territories, SCAPE Gallery, Corona del Mar, USA
Triptych, Gilles Naudin Gallery Angers, France
African Influences, Gilles Naudin Gallery, Paris, France

2007
T.O.L.E.R.A.N.C.E n° 2/8 courtyard and museum La Monnaie de Paris, France
Art ParisAbu Dhabi, Nathalie Gaillard Gallery Abu Dhabi, UAE
American Northern Peruvian Cultural Institute (Lima) and Museum of Contemporary Art of Arequipa, Peru: double exhibition organized by the French Ministry of the Foreign Affairs and the French Alliances of Lima and Arequipa
Golden Man, Ambrogi Castanier Gallery, Los Angeles, United States
Faces / Landscapes, Attis Art Gallery, Washington, United States

2006
Hotel Meurice, Paris, France,

2004
Chapman University, Orange, United States
Le Corps Outil, Castle of Saint Ouen, France

2001
Musée Français de la Carte à Jouer, Issyles Moulineaux, France

2000
ArtParis, Chantal Melanson Gallery, Annecy, France
Shakan Gallery, Lausanne, Switzerland
Adler Gallery, Gstaad, Switzerland
M.M.G. Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1999
Kouros Gallery, New York, USA
Saddam Hussein Center, Baghdad, Iraq
ChacMool Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
France Embassy, Amman, Jordan

1996
Signo Humano Simbolo, Museum of Contemporary Art of Caracas, Venezuela

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
 
2019
Masterpiece London Art Fair,
Everard Read, London, UK

2015
Mdina Cathedral Contemporary Art Biennale Malte
Shijiazhuang Museum, Shijiazhuang, China

2014
Affinités, Xun Art Gallery National Art Museum, Xiamen, China
Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
Beirut Art Fair, Sophie Deschamps/Nathalie Gaillard Beirut, Lebanon
Beijing International Art Fair, Xun Art Gallery Beijing, China
Song Zhuang Art Center, Xun Art Gallery Beijing, China
Opening exhibition, Castang Art Project Gallery, Perpignan, France
Les Flâneries d’Aix: Aix en OEuvres Aix, Provence, France
Parce que c’était lui, parce que c’était nous xxhibition, Amarrage Gallery, SaintOuen, France
Libérations, Thermal Park Le Fayet & City Hall, SaintGervais, France

2012
Royal Castle, Collioure, France
House of Catalanity, Perpignan, France
SainteAnne Chapel, Tours, France
Xun Comtemporary Gallery, Beijing, China

2011
Biennale 2011, Issyles Moulineaux France
Lefranc&Bourgeois Collection, Musée de Tessé, Le Mans France
Exhibition saluting Joaquim Vital Baudouin, Lebon Gallery, Paris France
Rituels de terre Pascal Lacombe (ethnography) & Guy Ferrer (paintings), La Flèche, France

2010
Espace Roset with CastanGalerie Perpignan

2009
Sculpture Triennale Zamek Poznan Poland
Mosaïques Troyes, France
Passions croisées Objects of ethnographic collection of Pascal Lacombe and works of Guy Ferrer, CastanGalerie, Perpignan, France
Original lithographs: dream and revolution of artists and MMG, Utsunomiya museum of art, Utsunomiya, Japan
Art Paris, Nathalie Gaillard Gallery, Paris, France

2008
Art Sénat T.O.L.E.R.A.N.C.E, Paris, France
Wind in the Branches monumental sculptures Guest of Honour Paris, France

2007
Art Miami, AmbrogiCastanier Gallery Miami, USA
Shanghai Art Fair, AmbrogiCastanier Gallery Shangai, China

2004
European Hospital George Pompidou, Art et Espoir Association Paris, France

2002
The Force of the Spirit: 30 Artists against the disease of Alzheimer Pierre Cardin Space and Drouot Montaigne, Paris, France

2000
Sculptors and the Animal Museums of Fukushima, Kirishima, Yamanashi and Mie, Japan
Salon Artuel Beirut, Lebanon

BIBLIOGRAPHY:
De soie, de bronze, de papier, Amarrage Gallery, SaintOuen, 2013
L'Invité des Rois, Palais des Rois de Majorque et Roger Castang’s Gallery, Perpignan, 2011
Racines, Galerie Gilles Naudin, Paris, 2010
GUY FERRER, monography, éd. de La Différence, Paris, 2005
Le CorpsOutil, catalogue of the exhibition Museum of the Castle of SaintOuen, 2004
L'Homme et le Symbole, French Museum of the Carte à Jouer, IssylesMoulineaux, 2001
Matières et Signes: La Face Cachée dans l'oeuvre de Guy Ferrer, Patricia Tardy, Toulouse University, 1999
De la Poussière et un peu d'Eau, Paris, 1999
Oeuvres Récentes, Galeries Melanson & Mirshac, Annecy and Lausanne, 1998
SiNoSi : SignoHumanoSimbolo, Musée d'Art Contemporain, Caracas, 1997
Silence, Virus Gallery, Antwerp, 1996
GUY FERRER, monography, éd. Garnier Nocera, Paris, 1995
Sculptures, Peintures, Gravures, Phénix Gallery, Paris, 1993
D'Or et de Boue, French Institut of Munich, 1992
VifArgent, Sénat Gallery, Paris, 1991