The artist duo Jacent creates domestically inspired large-scale installations where visitors are welcomed as guests. Depending on the context the pair adapts their 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
House Call, Sans titre, Paris (France), 2023
Don’t Push The River…, Le Shed, CAC Normandie, Maromme (France), 2022
...It Flows By Itself, Rolabola, Rouen (France), 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


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

– Les aspirateurs sont des éléphants sans défenses, Le Houloc, Aubervilliers (France), 2024
Solstice, Crèvecœur, Paris (France), 2023-24
– Ceramics & Friends, We do not work alone, Paris (France), 2023-24
Stickers!!, Cocotte, Paris (France), 2023
House of Dreamers, villa Empain – Fondation Boghossian, Brussels (Belgium), 2023
Salon d’été with Sans titre, Maison Louis et Olga Carré, Bazoches-sur-Guyonne (France), 2023
Basel Social Club with Tonus, Basel (Switzerland), 2023
Still Making Art, Klaipėdos kultūrų komunikacijų centras, Klaipėda (Lithuania), 2023
– Meet Me Halfway, One gee in fog, Geneva, Wallstreet, Fribourg (Switzerland), 2023
Mamoune, hosted by Sans titre at Pina, Vienna (Austria), 2022
Mon palais, choir, Sans titre, Paris (France), 2022
Systema, Cocotte, Marseille (France)
Illusions of Comfort, Campoli Presti, Paris (France)
Make Yourself at Home, Sans titre (2016), online, 2021
Still Time, Fitzpatrick Gallery, Paris (France) 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
– 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

– Le Frac en résidence, Frac Bretagne, Quimper, Douarnenez, 2024 [collective work]
– Basel Social Club communication, 2023 [drawings]
– Postcards,
Ancien Évêché, Toulon, 2023 [site-specific installation]
– villa Noailles shop, Ancien Évêché, Toulon, 2023 [shop]
Cryto Cœur Collection, 2022 [NFT]
– 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 [event]


RESIDENCY

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


GRANTS

– Cnap (House Call at Sans titre, Paris), 2023
– Fondation des Artistes (Salon Jacent at Liste, Basel), 2021


PUBLICATIONS

Some Flowers, published by Sans titre, 2023
461. A Decade of Contemporary Art, Fondation des Artistes, Dilecta, 2022
La Psychologie des serrures, published by Sans titre (2016) and CAN centre d’art, Neuchâtel, 2021
Sketches, March—August 2020, self-published, 2020
– Gifaillaer Gimaer, published by par My-Lan Hoang Thuy and 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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