GUY FERRER

BIOGRAPHY

(b. 1955 Algeria)

BIOGRAPHY

 

Guy Ferrer is French, of Catalan descent by his father and Italian descent by his mother. He has worked in Paris, Los Angeles and in several foreign countries, where he has created temporary studios - including New York, Caracas, Lima, Beijing and Johannesburg. In 2012, the installation of his art studios in French Catalonia marked his return to the Mediterranean. His work, mainly dedicated to sculpture and painting, also explores writing and architecture.

 

Since the 1980s, Guy Ferrer has developed an international career, highlighted by exhibitions in numerous museums and galleries. Several Departments and Agencies have honored the artist: including a monumental bronze sculpture for the French embassy in Singapore and a large fresco painted for the French embassy in Bakou (Azerbaijan). The O.E.C.D commissioned and permanently displays the large triptych titled “Liberté-Egalité-Fraternité”.

 

Artistic partnerships have been developed with several companies, including Lefranc & Bourgeois, Champagne Jacquart, Château Haut-Canteloup (creating a label for this Medoc wine), several books cover illustrations (ed. Francophones, Mobydick and J.E. Flower), Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte (creation of label, paintings, greeting cards, posters, objects, etc.) and Le Bon Marché, 1st department store in Paris (creation of logo, bags, gift paper and permanent installation of the monumental bronze La Pourvoyeuse at the main entrance of the store).

 

“T.O.L.E.R.A.N.C.E”, a major work created in 2007 in reaction to contemporary humanist religious tensions, is already a recognized classic sculpture (France, Germany, Poland or the United Arab Emirates). In 2015, Guy Ferrer’s works were presented in Malte, Johannesburg (South Africa), Shijiazhuang (China), London (United Kingdom), then Carcassonne and Perpignan (France).

 

 

T.O.L.E.R.A.N.C.E

 

With his monumental work, Guy Ferrer offers his reconciliatory vision, a message of hope stating that the communal and shared spiritual quest, inherent in our humanity, should be a source of convergence. Key to an essential commitment for respect and peace in the world, tolerance exists thanks to an effort of reflection, openness to others and imagination.

 

This major sculpture received wide acclaim through its exhibitions in La Monnaie de Paris (January, 2008) and in the Jardins du Luxembourg, French Senate (summer, 2008). It has also been installed at the Goethe University in Frankfurt (Germany, 2009), the city of Poznan (Poland, 2009), the Palais des Rois de Majorque (2011) and the Campo Santo (2014) in Perpignan (France).

 

Three of the eight editions of this work have been installed on a permanent basis at: the François Mitterrand’s park (Saint-Ouen, France); the forecourt of the Government Palace in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates); and the district of Port Marianne in Montpellier (France). The 4th is to be installed soon in 2018.

 

 

CV

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2019   Galerie Christine Colon, Liege, Belgium

           Les Jardins des Délices, Everard Read Gallery, London, UK

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2018     Feu Sacré, Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

Circa Gallery London (title to be found)

Christine Colon galerie, Liege, Belgium

​2017​     Art Montpellier, Castang Art Project, Espace Aréna, Montpellier, France

Gilles Naudin Galerie, Paris, France

Un chemin initiatique, Témoins de bronze, Retrospective plein air exhibition, Saint-Cyprien, France

Galerie Christine Colon, Liege, Belgium

            Révelations - Everard-Read Gallery, London England

            Envies d'écrire, sourire et dessiner, RNG Art Contemporain, Paris France

2016     PathWays To Non Violence, 21st Festival of Faiths, Louisville United States 

Beirut Art Fair, SUD Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon

Dessins, Estampes, Sculptures, Galerie Chantal Mélanson, Annecy, France

Collect'Or - Banque Nationale de Paris, Paris, France

Festival of Faiths, Louisville, United States of America

Galerie Chantal Mélanson, Annecy, France

Collector - Banque Nationale de Paris, Paris, France

2015     Solo Show - with SUD Gallery - Beirut Art Fair, Beirut, Lebanon

Galerie Castang Art Project, Perpignan, France

“T.O.L.E.R.A.N.C.E”, Courts of the Medieval City of Carcassonne, Carcassonne, France

5* Hotel de la Cité, Carcassonne, France

Autour de La Grande Famille, with Nathalie Gaillard et Sophie Deschamps, Paris

Peintures et Sculptures récentes, with Nathalie Gaillard et Sophie Deschamps, Galerie 104 Kléber,Paris

2014     OR'aisons, Chantal Melanson Gallery, Annecy, France

“T.O.L.E.R.A.N.C.E” and “NON-La Guerre”, Campo Santo and Chapelle de la Funeraria, Perpignan, France

“T.O.L.E.R.A.N.C.E” and “NON-La Guerre”, Couvent des Minimes, Perpignan, France

Échos de Chine - with Sophie Deschamps/Nathalie Gaillard and the Foundation Coffim, Galerie 104, Paris

2013     De soie, de bronze, de papier,  Amarrage Gallery, Saint-Ouen, France

“T.O.L.E.R.A.N.C.E” n°3/8 - perennial public installation, Montpellier, France

2012     Xun Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

Lille Art Fair - with galleries GNG, CastanGalerie and Ricard Nicollet, Lille, France

Xun Gallery, Shanghai, China

2011     Palais des Rois de Majorque, Perpignan, France

Cheng Xin Dong Gallery, with Alliance Française in Shanghai,  Beijing, China

Patrick Bartoli Gallery, Marseille, France

Lille Art Fair,  with Castan Galerie, Lille, France

2010     Racines, Gilles Naudin Gallery, Paris, France

Salwa Zeidan Gallery, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Die Galerie, Séoul, South Korea

2009     “T.O.L.E.R.A.N.C.E” et OEuvres récentes, Die Galerie and Goethe University,     

Frankfurt (Germany)

Fragiles Résistances, Nathalie Gaillard Gallery, Paris, France

Elsewhere Brothers, with French Institute of South Africa and Nirox Foundation,  Everard-Read Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

Face to face, with Amarrage Assocation, François Mitterrand Park, Saint-Ouen, France

2008     “T.O.L.E.R.A.N.C.E” n°2/8, perennial public installation, crown prince's court of Government Palace, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Art Paris-Abu Dhabi, with Nathalie Gaillard Gallery, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Art-Elysées, with Gilles Naudin Gallery, Paris, France

Meeting with Colors, with Pierre Dufrasne Gallery - Magnanerie de Seillans, France

Time Witness, Workshop of the Laundrette, Sarlat en Périgord, France

Territories, SCAPE Gallery, Corona del Mar, United States

Triptych, with Gilles Naudin Gallery, Angers, France

African Influences, Gilles Naudin Gallery, Paris, France

2007     “T.O.L.E.R.A.N.C.E” n° 2/8, courtyard and museum, La Monnaie de Paris, France

Art Paris-Abu, with Nathalie Gaillard Gallery, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

American Northern Peruvian Cultural Institute (Lima) and Museum of Contemporary Art of Arequipa

(Peru): double exhibition organized by the French Ministry of the Foreign Affairs and the French Alliances of Lima and Arequipa

Golden Man, Ambrogi-Castanier Gallery, Los Angeles, United States

Faces / Landscapes, Attis Art Gallery, Washington, United States

2006     Hotel Meurice, Paris, France

2004     Chapman University, Orange, United States

Le Corps-Outil,  Castle of Saint-Ouen, France

2001     Musée Français de la Carte à Jouer, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France

2000     Art-Paris - Chantal Melanson Gallery, Annecy, France

Shakan Gallery, Lausanne, Switzerland

Adler Gallery, Gstaad, Switzerland

M.M.G. Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1997     Kouros Gallery, New York, United States

Saddam Hussein Center, Baghdad, Iraq

Chac-Mool Gallery, Los Angeles, United States

France Embassy, Amman, Jordan

1996     Signo-Humano-Simbolo - Museum of Contemporary Art of Caracas, Venezuela

 

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2016     2016, Chinese New Year: Four European artist Art works exhibition, Xun Art Gallery, Beijing, China

100 Heads, Die Galerie, Munich, Germany

Opening Group Show, CIRCA Gallery, London, UK

2015     Mdina Cathedral Contemporary Art Biennale, Malta

Shijiazhuang Museum, Shijiazhuang, China

2014     Affinités, with Xun Art Gallery - National Art Museum, Xiamen, China

Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

Beirut Art Fair, with Sophie Deschamps/Nathalie Gaillard, Beirut, Lebanon

Beijing International Art Fair, with Xun Art Gallery, Beijing, China

Song Zhuang Art Center, with Xun Art Gallery, Beijing, China

Opening exhibition, Castang Art Project Gallery, Perpignan, France

Les Flâneries d’Aix: Aix en Oeuvres, Aix en Provence,France

Parce que c’était lui, parce que c’était nous, Exhibition saluting Michel Bentolila - Amarrage Gallery, Saint-Ouen, France

Libérations, Thermal Park Le Fayet & City Hall, Saint-Gervais, France

2012     Royal Castle, Collioure, France

House of Catalanity, Perpignan, France

Sainte-Anne Chapel, Tours, France

Xun Comtemporary Gallery, Beijing, China

2011     Biennale 2011, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France

Lefranc&Bourgeois Collection, Musée de Tessé, Le Mans, France

Exhibition saluting Joaquim Vital,  Baudouin Lebon Gallery, Paris, France

Rituels de terre, Pascal Lacombe (ethnography) & Guy Ferrer (paintings), La Flèche,France

2010     Espace Roset, with CastanGalerie, Perpignan

2009     Sculpture Triennale, Zamek, Poznan, Poland

Mosaïques, Troyes, France

Passions croisées - Objects of ethnographic collection of Pascal Lacombe and works of Guy Ferrer - CastanGalerie, Perpignan, France

Original lithographs: dream and revolution of artists and MMG, Utsunomiya museum of art, Utsunomiya, Japan

Art Paris, with Nathalie Gaillard Gallery, Paris, France

2008     Art Sénat - « T.O.L.E.R.A.N.C.E » sculpture, Paris, France

Wind in the Branches - monumental sculptures, Guest of Honour, Paris, France

2007     Art Miami, with Ambrogi-Castanier Gallery, Miami, United States

Shanghai Art Fair, with Ambrogi-Castanier Gallery, Shangai, China

2004     European Hospital George Pompidou, with Art et Espoir Association, Paris, France

2002     The Force of the Spirit: 30 Artists against the disease of Alzheimer, Pierre Cardin

Space and Drouot Montaigne, Paris, France

2001     Sculptors and the Animal, Museums of Fukushima, Kirishima, Yamanashi and Mie, Japan

Salon Artuel, Beirut, Lebanon

 

 

 

 

FILMOGRAPHY

 

2018     A Belgian foundation (A.F.A.D.) will realize a 12 minute movie on Guy Ferrer’s work.

2014     Bulles d’Artistes of Zabou Breitman. Movie made on the occasion of the celebration of 15 years of collaboration between the Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte and the artists who            have succeeded since 1999.

2004     “4 mo-Vies”, series of four films with two institutional exhibitions, live creation of monumental sculpture La Grande Famille and the live creation of a painted work.

 

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

- De soie, de bronze, de papier, Amarrage Gallery, Saint-Ouen, 2013

- L'Invité des Rois, Palais des Rois de Majorque et Roger Castang’s Gallery, Perpignan, 2011

- Racines, Galerie Gilles Naudin, Paris, 2010

- GUY FERRER, monography, éd. de La Différence, Paris, 2005

- Le Corps-Outil, catalogue of the exhibition Museum of the Castle of Saint-Ouen, 2004

- L'Homme et le Symbole, French Museum of the Carte à Jouer, Issy-les-Moulineaux, 2001

- Matières et Signes : La Face Cachée dans l'oeuvre de Guy Ferrer, Patricia Tardy, Toulouse

  University, 1999

- De la Poussière et un peu d'Eau, Paris, 1999

- Oeuvres Récentes, Galeries Melanson & Mirshac, Annecy and Lausanne, 1998

- Si-No-Si : Signo-Humano-Simbolo, Musée d'Art Contemporain, Caracas, 1997

- Silence, Virus Gallery, Antwerp, 1996

- GUY FERRER, monography, éd. Garnier Nocera, Paris, 1995

- Sculptures, Peintures, Gravures, Phénix Gallery, Paris, 1993

- D'Or et de Boue, French Institut of Munich, 1992

- Vif-Argent, Sénat Gallery, Paris, 1991