Philippe Gruenberg’s work looks at the construction of an imaginary through edifications whose order is constantly pierced by intersections and conflicts. The formal rigidity of the framing of these images subtly reassesses each structure in an operation that withdraws from and questions notions of time and history. Recently his work used different media to focus on the construction of small narratives and symbolic journeys revolving around the idea of landscape as seen through an urban perspective.
Philippe's work has been exhibited at the 25th Sao Paulo Art Biennial (2002), IX Cuenca International Biennial (2007), Pinacoteca of Sao Paolo, Lima Art Museum, Contemporary Art and Design Museum of Costa Rica, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, and the Lothringerdreizehn, Munich, Germany, as well as many other venues. He is also a founding member and co-director of the artist-run spaces Galeria del Escusado and Espacio La Culpable (2002-2008).
During his residency Philippe will be conducting research for an exhibition, which will take place at MATE in 2015. MATE is a non-profit institution established to contribute to Peru through the cultivation and promotion of culture and heritage. Founded in 2012 by photographer Mario Testino, MATE is a manifestation of Testino’s pride for his native country and a desire to give back through culture.
Philippe's residency has been made possible through a collaboration and support from MATE.