For his first solo exhibition in the US, Renaud Jerez presents a dramatic, immersive site-specific installation in which his sculptures seem to spectacularly take domicile amidst the museum’s galleries. These new “skeleton” sculptures’ elongated forms suggest bold futurism and elegiac decay, as well as a significant architectural intervention.
Working across styles and mediums, but with a concentration on sculpture, Renaud Jerez (b. 1982, Narbonne, France) uses craft and industrial materials to create haunting, humorous, and abject sculptures that imagine the future through monsters and ruins. Intricate and violent, these forms frequently present a human form consumed with architecture and technology. Recent solo exhibitions include the National Gallery, Prague; GAMEC, Bergamo, and Auto Center, Berlin. He has been featured in group shows including the 2015 New Museum Triennial, New York; at k11 Art Foundation, Hong Kong; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; and Le Magasin, Centre National d’art Contemporain, Grenoble.
Renaud Jerez is organized by ICA Miami and curated by Alex Gartenfeld, Deputy Director and Chief Curator.
This exhibition is funded through the Knight Contemporary Art Fund at The Miami Foundation.
Major support is provided by the Dr. Kira and Mr. Neil Flanzraich Fund for Curatorial Research at ICA Miami. Additional support is provided by the French Embassy in the United States.