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ROBERT FILLIOU

Born 1926 in Sauve, France. Died 1987 in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, France.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2016                          
Concrete Islands, Curated by Douglas Fogle and Hanneke Skerath, Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles, CA
Robert Filliou: The Secret of Permanent Creation, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerp, Belgium

2015                           
The Last Art-of-Peace Biennale, Richard Saltoun Gallery, London, UK
Air de Jeu, 6ème edition du Nouveau Festival, Musée nationale d’art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Transmission: recréation et répétition, École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts, Paris, France
Bricologie. La Souris et le perroquet, Villa Arson, Nice, France

2014–15                    
Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense, Richard Saltoun Gallery, London, UK

2013                           
Robert Filliou: The Institute of Endless Possibilities, Henry Moore Foundation, Leeds, UK

2012                           
The Imminence of Poetics: 30th São Paulo Biennial, São Paulo, Brazil
Fiat flux: la nébuleuse Fluxus, 1962–1978, Musée d’art moderne Saint-Etienne Métropole

2011–12                     
VI Fluxus: Ultimo appuntamento: Robert Filliou, Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome, Italy

2011                           
Robert Filliou, Peter Freeman, Inc., New York, NY
Staging Action: Performance in Photography since 1960, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Bob and Breakfast: Robert Filliou et ses invités par François Curlet, Galerie Nelson-Freeman, Paris, France

 2010                         
De la politique à la poétique: Robert Filliou, oeuvres vidéos 1977–79, Musée départemental d’art contemporain, Rochechouart, France

2007                         
Au-tour de Robert, Immanence, Paris, France

2006                         
Robert Filliou (Estate): Je meurs trop, Galerie Nelson, Paris, France

2005–6                    
Robert Filliou: Vous êtes-vous jamais abonn un pome, Centre international de poèsie,   Marseilles

2005                         
Open Systems: Rethinking Art c.1970, Tate Modern, London, UK

2003–4                    
Robert Filliou: Génie sans talent, Musée d’art moderne Lille Métropole, Villeneuve d’Ascq; Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona and Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, Germany

2003                         
Robert Filliou – Multiples i.s.m., Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerp, Belgium
Robert Filliou: Films et vidéo, 1977–1979, Festival Fluxus/Néo-Fluxus, Cinéma Le Mercury, Nice, France

 2001                         
Robert Filliou, Galerie d’art contemporain, Hôtel de Ville, Besançon, France
Comment va ta vache?, Musée d’art contemporain de Lyon, Lyons, France

2000                        
Robert Filliou: Filliou Today, Le Collège, FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France
Robert Filliou: Multiples, Collections People Day & C°, Musée d’art moderne et contemporain, Strasbourg, France
Oeuvres de Robert Filliou, La Galerie, École supérieure des beaux-arts, Quimper
Vanitas Personae, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY

1999                          
Robert Filliou, Galerie Nelson, Paris, France
Robert Filliou – Multiples, Institut Français, Stuttgart, Germany
The Museum As Muse: Artists Reflect, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

1998–9                     
Out of Actions: Between Performance and the Object, 1949–1979, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna; Museu d’Arte Contemporani de Barcelona and Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan

1998                          
C’est tous les jours Robert, ADDC, Éspace Culturel François Mitterrand, Périgueux, France
Robert Filliou – ‘An Introduction’, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY
Robert Filliou – Multiples, Galerie Nelson, Paris, France
Robert Filliou – Poet, Sammlung Feelisch, Galerie der Stadt Remscheid, Germany
Premises: Invested Spaces in Visual Arts, Architecture & design from France, 1958–1998, Guggenheim Museum Soho, New York, NY

1995                           
Robert Filliou: From Political to Poetical Economy, Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

1994                          
Robert Filliou, Galerie Arcane 21, Maison des Comtes, Sauve, France
Hors Limites – l’art et la vie, Musée national d’art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Art Unlimited: Multiples of the 1960s and 1990s from the Arts Council Collection, South Bank Centre, London and touring UK

1992                           
Robert Filliou: Sammlung Feelisch, Remscheid, Institut Français, Düsseldorf, Germany
In the Spirit of Fluxus, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MI

1991                           
Flux Attitudes, Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Buffalo and New York Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY

1990–1                      
Robert Filliou, Musée d’art contemporain, Nîmes; Kunsthalle, Basel; Kunstverein, Hamburg and Musée national d’art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

1990                          
Robert Filliou et Joachim Pfeufer: Le Poïpodrome virtuel, Galerie Arlogos, Nantes, France
Ubi Fluxus ibi motus 1990–1962, XLIV Venice Biennale
The Readymade Boomerang: Certain Relations in 20th Century Art, 8th Biennial of Sydney

1989                          
L’atelier de Robert Filliou, Galerie Crousel-Robelin Bama, Paris, France
La Fête pour Robert, Malkerei Werkstatt, Cologne, Germany
Un, Eins, One, Ruine der Künste, Berlin, Germany

1988                          
Zum Gedächtnis, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany
Ubrigens sterben immer die anderen, Marcel Duchamp und die Avantgarde seit 1950, Museum Ludwig, Cologne. Germany
Fluxus: Selection from the Gilbert and Lila Silverman Collection, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

1987                           
1961 Berlin Art 1987, Museum of Modern Art, New York and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Fluxus 25 Years, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA
Skulptur Projekte in Münster, Westfälisches Landesmuseum, Munich and Cologne, Germany

1986                          
Luxe, calme et volupté – Aspects of French Art 1966–1986, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

1984–5                      
The Eternal Network Presents: Robert Filliou, Sprengel-Museum, Hanover; Musée d’art moderne de la ville de Paris and Kunsthalle, Bern, Switzerland

1984                          
Von hier aus – Zwei Monate neue Deutsche Kunst in Düsseldorf, Hall 13, Messe Düsseldorf, Germany
Artistic Collaboration in the Twentieth Century, Hirshorn Museum, Washington, D.C.
Western Front Video, Musée d’art contemporain, Montreal, Canada

1983                           
Briquolages (suite), Galerie Bama, Paris, France
Fluxus etc. Addenda I: The Gilbert and Lila Silverman Collection, INK, New York, NY
Fluxus etc. Addenda I: The Gilbert and Lila Silverman Collection, Baxter Art Gallery, Pasadena, CA
Museums by Artists, Art Metropole, Toronto, Canada

1982                           
Briquolages, Galerie Marika Malacorda, Geneva, Switzerland
1962 Wiesbaden Fluxus 1982, Museum Wiesbaden

1981                           
Seeing + on all sides – Voyant + partout, Galerie Bama, Paris
Sans Objet, Galerie Catherine Issert, Saint-Paul de Vence
Fluxus etc.: The Gilbert and Lila Silverman Collection, Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI

1979                           
Dessin sans dessein – The Eternal Network, Galerie Bama, Paris, France
Fluxus & Chaos, une histoire qui n’a pas d’importance, Espace lyonnais d’art contemporain and Centre d’tudes Lyon-Perrache, Lyons; Galerie Marika Malacorda, Geneva and Art 10’79, Basel, Switzerland

1978                           
Mensonge de la Palisse, Galerie Marika Malacorda, Geneva, Switzerland
It would give me joy to give joy, Galerie nächst St. Stephan, Vienna, Austria
La Fondation Poïpoï présente: Hommage aux Dogons et aux Rimbauds, with Joachim Pfeufer, Musée national d’art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris and Galerie Sudurgata, Reykjavik, Iceland
Objects!, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, NY
Mona Lisa im 20. Jahrhundert, Wilhelm-Lehmbruck-Museum, Duisburg, Germany

1977                           
Dessins sans voir, desseins sans savoir, Galerie Renate Fassbender, Munich and Galerie Leger, Malmö, Sweden
Gong Show (conference), with Bryan Dyson, Art Gallery of Calgary University, Calgary and documenta 6, Museum Friedericianum, Kassel, Germany
Paris – New York, Musée national d’art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
A propos de Nice, Musée national d’art moderne, Centre George Pompidou, Paris, France

 1976                          
The Eternal Network Presents, Galerie Bama, Paris, France
Telepathic Music, John Gibson Gallery, New York, NY
Le Poïpodrom à espace-temps réel N°1, with Joachim Pfeufer, Young Artist’s Club, Budapest, Hungary
Show of Work, with Rod Summers, VEC Gallery and Jan van Eyck Academy, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Panthogrammes, with André Thomkins, Galerie Handschin, Basel, Switzerland
Daily Bul & Co, Fondation Maeght, Saint-Paul de Vence et Palais des Beaux- Arts, Brussels, Germany

 1975                          
A World of False Fingerprints (Part I), Galerie René Block, Berlin, Germany
Le Poïpodrome espace-temps rel – Prototype 00, with Joachim Pfeufer, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Germany

1974                           
Telepathische Musik Nr. 2, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany
Robert Filliou: Recherche sur l’Origine, Kunsthalle, Düsseldorf ; Kunstmuseum, Lucerne and Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany
Recherche sur le pas fait, Galerie Bama, Paris, France

1973                           
1 000 010 Geburtstag der Kunst, Neue Galerie im Alten Kurhaus, Aix-la-Chapelle/Aachen, France
7 Childlike Uses of Warlike Material, Galerie Bernard Roberto Medici, Solothurn, Switzerland
Projects for Skywriting: Research in Arts and Astrology, Galerie Nebelung, Düsseldorf, Germany
Research on Pre-Biology, Galerie Multhipla, Milan, Italy
Robert Filliou. Personal Messages, Galerie Buchholz, Munich, Germany

1972                           
Defrosting the Frozen Exhibition, Galerie Philomène Magers, Bonn, Germany
Pour une Création Permanente I, II, III, Galleria La Bretesca, Milan, Italy
9 Weeks of Research on Futurology from the Territory N°0 of the Genial Republic, Galerie Schmela, Düsseldorf and Wide White Space, Antwerp, Belgium
Documentation sur le Territoire N°2 de la République Géniale, Gallery House, London, UK
documenta 5, Museum Friedericianum, Kassel, Germany
XXXVI Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy

1971                            
Joint Works with... , Galerie René Block, Berlin, Germany
Artiste d’Avril, La Galerie Ben doute de tout, Nice; touring to Galeries Müller and Michael Werner, Cologne, Germany
Solidaritätsveranstaltung fr Angela Davis, Art Intermedia, Cologne, Germany
Research at the Stedelijk Museum, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Exhibition for the 3rd Eye, Wide White Space, Antwerp, Belgium
Multiples: The First Decade, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

1970                          
Sommerreisebüro des Robert Filliou, Kabinett für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremerhaven, Germany
Joint Works of Robert Filliou and Galerie Schmela, Galerie Schmela, Düsseldorf, Germany
COMMEMOR, Neue Galerie im Alten Kurhaus, Aix-la-Chapelle/Aachen, France
Research on Astrology, Galerie Werner, Cologne, Germany
Happening & Fluxus, Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany

1969                          
Création Permanente – Principe d’quivalence, Galerie Schmela, Düsseldorf, Germany
The Eternal Network, with George Brecht, Galerie Schmela, Berlin, Germany
La Cédille qui Sourit, with George Brecht, Städtisches Museum, Mönchengladbach, Germany
Bien fait - mal fait - pas fait, Galerie Handschin, Basel, Switzerland
Leeds a New Card Game, Royal College of Art, Leeds, England, UK

1968                          
Intuitionen und Galerien, Galerie Mayer, Stuttgart, Germany
The Poetic Science, with George Brecht, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Streetfighting, Kunstbibliothek, Copenhagen, Denmark

1967                           
Hand Show – The Key to Art?, with Scott Hyde, Tiffany’s window, New York, NY
Hand Show, with George Brecht, Saba Studio, Willingen, Germany

1966                          
Exposition Intuitive (avec matériaux et sans matériaux, presque), Galerie Jacqueline Ranson, Paris, France
Offerines inattendus, Galerie Jacqueline Ranson, Paris, France
Intermedia, Something Else Gallery, New York, NY

1965                           
La fête la Joconde, Galerie Mathias Fels, Paris, France
Trappole per parole, with Daniel Spoerri, Galleria Schwarz, Milan, Italy
Yes – An Action Poem, performance with Alison Knowles, Café au Go Go, New York, NY
First World Congress: Happenings, St. Mary’s of the Harbor, New York, NY
Artists’ Key Club, Pennsylvania Station, New York, NY

1964                          
L’Aujourd’hui de demain, performed The Last French-Fred Potato: The Ultimate Poem and Poème collectif with Emmett Williams, Musée Palais Saint-Vaaste, Arras, France
La Bouche-oreille rose, performance with Emmett Williams, 2è festival de La Libre Expression, American Center for Students and Artists, Paris, France
Platitudes en relief: Pièges à mots, with Daniel Spoerri, Galerie J., Paris and Galerie Rudolf Zwirner, Cologne, Germany
Soumission au possible – Berger rvant qu’il tait roi, Café-théâtre La Vieille Grille and Théâtre de La Chimère, Paris, France

1963                           
Simultaneous Operas for One-Eyed Poet and Millionaire, performance with Emmet Williams, American Center for Students and Artists, Paris, France
Au Comptoir, with Emmett Williams, Galerie Raymond Cordier, Paris, France
Poésie et cetera américaine, Biennale internationale des jeunes artistes, Musée d’art moderne de la ville de Paris, France

1962                           
No-Play in front of No-Audience, street performance, Paris, France
Galerie Légitime, street event, Paris, London and Frankfurt, Germany
Père-Lachaise N°1, Le Fleuve bookshop-gallery, Paris, France
13 Ways to use Emmett Williams’ Skull, street performance with Emmett Williams, Paris, France
Festival of Misfits, Gallery One, London, UK

1961                           
Lille Kirkestrade N°1, A 53 Kilos Poem, Køpcke Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Suspense Poem, mail event, Paris, France

1960                          
Poï-Po, Køpcke Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Performance Piece for a Lonely Person in a Public Place, with Peter Cohen, Paris, France
L’immortelle mort du monde, street event, Paris, France