The artist duo Jacent (Jade Fourès-Varnier, b.1984, Paris; Vincent de Hoÿm, b.1984 Narbonne) create domestically inspired large-scale installations where visitors are welcomed as guests. Depending on the context the pair adapts its multidisciplinary proposals which could be named as “total art”. The fusion between art and life has been at the heart of their pursuits since they began collaborating in 2014. They have founded Tonus, an artist-run space based in Paris which perpetuates this state of mind.


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

– L’Académie – CAC Normandie, Maromme (France), 2022
– Sans titre (2016), 2022
– Glücksspiel, Le jeu de l’amour et du hasard, sonneundsolche, Düsseldorf (Germany), 2022
– Cœur fleur, Cocotte, Treignac (France), 2022
Salon Jacent, Liste Art Fair Basel – Special Guest Programme, Basel (Switzerland), 2021
A Room of One’s Own, Plat-, Amsterdam (Netherlands), 2019
– Hotel Jacent, PSM, Berlin (Germany), 2018
– L’Oasis, In Extenso, Clermont-Ferrand (France), 2017
– Chez Jacent, Tonus, Paris (France), 2017

– Parade, Harpe 45, Lausanne (Switzerland), 2015
– Legacy, Lokal–Int, Biel (Switzerland), 2014
– 3rd mind myth, Tonus, Paris (France), 2014


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Make Yourself at Home, Sans titre (2016), online, 2021
Still Time, Fitzpatrick Gallery, 2021
La Psychologie des serrures, CAN centre d’art, Neuchâtel (Switzerland), 2020-21
Your Friends and Neighbors, High art, Paris (France), 2020
– Group show, Tonus, Paris (France), 2019
– Les Chemins du Sud, Mrac Occitanie, Sérignan (France), 2019

– Souvenir Art Summer Camp, Spazio Murat, Bari (Italy), 2019
– La Parole et l’écoute, Bagnoler, Bagnolet (France), 2019
– Love my way, villa Romaine, Hyères (France), 2019

– Somewhere in Between. Contemporary Art Scenes in Europe, Bozar, Brussels (Belgium), 2018
– Vous me rappelez quelqu’un, Frac Lorraine, Metz (France), 2018
– Wie werden wir uns wiedererkennen, Künstlerhaus Bremen (Germany), 2017

– Paris Internationale with Tonus, Paris (France), 2017
– On choisit pas sa famille!, Cocotte, Paris (France), 2017
– Canard au sans, Sans titre (2016), Paris (France), 2017

– Culture Pop Marauders, Mains-d’œuvres, Saint-Ouen (France), 2016
– 58e Salon de Montrouge, Le Beffroi, Montrouge (France), 2015
– EDEN unlimited_ tbc.tbc, off ABC art fair, Berlin (Germany), 2014


OTHER PROJECTS & COLLABORATIONS

– Orange Rouge, collège Daniel Mayer, Paris (France), 2021 [collective work]
– Design Parade 2019, villa Noailles, Hyères (France), 2019 [festival]
– Artists who do books, ENSAD Nancy, 2019 [workshop]

– Feÿ, Rencontres d’arts, Château du Feÿ, Villecien (France), 2018 [festival]
– Design Parade 2018, Ancient diocese, Toulon (France), 2018 [festival]
– Alt_Cph, Fabrikken for Kunst & Design, Copenhagen (Denmark), 2018 [festival]
– Souvenir, Spazio Murat, Bari (Italy), 2018 [talk/event]
– Thursday Best, Bob’s Pogo Bar, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (Germany), 2017


RESIDENCY

– Maison flottante, Cneai (Centre National Édition Art Image), 2022


PUBLICATIONS

La Psychologie des serrures, published by Sans titre (2016) and CAN centre d’art, Neuchâtel, upcoming
Sketches, March—August 2020, self-published, 2020
– Gifaillaer Gimaer, publié par My-Lan Hoang Thuy et Élise Fourché, 2019
Jade Fourès Varnier & Vincent de Hoÿm, aleï journal – monographs, 2018

Do Not Iron, Sans Titre (2016) and Unemployed, 2018

COLLECTION
– villa Noailles

CURATORIAL ACTIVITIES
– Founders of the artist-run space Tonus, Paris, since 2014

EDUCATION
– ESAG Peninghen, Paris (France), 2002-2007
– Istituto Europeo di Design, Milan (Italy), 2005


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