Valentin Carron was born in 1977 in Fully and lives and works today in Martigny in the Canton of Valais in Switzerland. Along with Andro Wekua, Mai-Thu Perret, and Vidya Gastaldon, he represents a certain renewal of the Swiss art scene – indeed he is one of the leading figures of that scene. A graduate of two cantonal art schools, the École cantonale d’art of Valais (ECAV) and the École cantonale d’art of Lausanne (ECAL), Carron began his career in 2000 with a series of shows that very quickly drew attention to the artist, in Geneva, where he exhibited his work at Mamco; in Zurich, at the Kunsthalle; and in New York, at the Swiss Institute. In 2009, he put up a monumental cross on Messeplatz as part of Art Basel Switzerland. It was a piece that left a deep impression on viewers.
In 2010, the Palais de Tokyo featured his work in a solo show at a time when the artist was already well known in contemporary-art circles around the world. Three years later, he represented Switzerland at the 55th Biennale in Venice. Carron’s art has been awarded numerous prizes, including the Moët Hennessy Prize (2001), the Eidgenössischer Kunstpreis (2000, 2001), and in 1999 the Odette Steinmann Prize, the Fondation Ernest Manganel Prize, and the Prix d’encouragement à la création of the State of Valais.
Noir Jaune Noir, 2018
60 x 60 x 40 cm