Prune Nourry

Born in 1985 in Paris, France, Prune Nourry is a multi-disciplinary artist based at the Invisible Dog Art Center, Brooklyn, NY

She draws her inspiration from the issues of human definition and human selection. With a degree in wood sculpture from Ecole Boulle in Paris, Nourry explores bioethics through sculpture as well as video, photography, and performance. Her work focuses on how artificial procreation leads us towards an artificial evolution of mankind and its consequences.

Nourished by in-depth research and largely influenced by anthropology, she has created a triptych focusing on gender preference. This triptych started in India with the projects Holy Daughters (2009) and Holy River (2011). The third part, Terracotta Daughters, a life-size army Prune made in Xi'an, China, travelled the world in 2014 before being buried this year as a "contemporary archeological site".

Selected Exhibitions and Performances

Serendipity, France VOD release

- Serendipity, Special projection series, UNAFF/Stanford, Denver Women Film Festival, Health Museum Houston, TX United States

- Catharsis, Solo Show, Galerie Templon, Paris, France

- Serendipity, Documentary Film, co-written by Alastair Siddons, Executive Producers : Angelina Jolie, Sol Guy, Darren Aronofsky. Premiered at MoMA DOC Fortnight Festival, Tribeca Film Festival 2019 (New York), Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale 2019); sortie en salles mk2 Beaubourg (Paris), Quad Cinema (New York)
- DaughtersSolo Show, Château de Malromé, Saint-André-du-Bois, France
- Glasstress
Group Exhibition, 6th edition, curated by Vik Muniz and Koen Vanmechelen, Fondazione Berengo Art Space, Venice, Italy
Bêtes de Scène, Group Exhibition, Fondation Villa Datris, L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, France

- The Amazon
Solo ShowStandard Plaza Hotel, New York, USA
- La destruction n’est pas une fin en soi
Solo Show, Les Rencontres Photographiques d’Arles, Les Magasins Electriques, Arles, France
- Vis-à-visGroup Exhibition, Galerie Magda Danysz Paris, Paris, France
Les Rencontres de la photographie d'ArlesGroup Exhibition, Les Rencontres d'Arles, Arles, France Collection David H. Brolliet, Geneve, Switzerland
40 ans de passionGroup Exhibition, Collection David H. Brolliet, Fondation Fernet-Branca, Saint Louis, France

- Holy, Carte Blanche à Prune Nourry, Solo Show, Musée National des Arts Asiatiques - Guimet, Paris, France, April 19th - September 18th
- Contemporary Archeology, Solo Show, Daniel Templon Gallery, Brussels, Belgium, January 12th - March 4th  
Hidden Art, Group Exhibition, Simon Studer Art, Geneva, Switzerland

- Imbalance, Solo Show, Magda Danysz Gallery, Paris, France, October 15th - November 27th
Anima, Collective Show at the Invisible Dog Art Center, Brooklyn, NY, March 3rd - April 15th

Terracotta Daughters, The Earth Ceremony, burial of the Terracotta Daughters' army, mainland China, October 17th 2015
Terracotta Daughters Imbalance
Group Exhibition, Asia Now, Paris Asian Art Fair, Espace Pierre Cardin, Paris, France, October 20th - 22nd 2015

- Terracotta Daughters, Solo Show, Simon Studer Art, Geneva, Switzerland, November 4th - December 18th 2015
- Voices of 20 Contemporary Artists at Idem Paris, Group Exhibition, Tokyo Station Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Sleeping BeautyGroup Exhibition, Galerie Magda Danysz – Paris, Paris, France
- Asia Now, Group Exhibition, Espace Pierre Cardin, Paris, France
360°, Group Exhibition, Galerie Magda Danysz – Shanghai, Shanghai, China
The Drawing Hand™ Chapter 4 - Md Gallery Paris, Group Exhibition, Galerie Magda Danysz – London, London, United Kingdom

- Terracotta Daughters, Solo Show, curated by Tatyana Franck, Museo Diego Rivera Anahuacalli, Mexico City, November 2014
- Terracotta Daughters, Solo Show in collaboration with the French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF) for Crossing The Line Festival, with the support of No Longer Empty, China Institute, New York, September 2014
- Site-specific installation Imbalance, Rio Grande 179A Grand st. Chinatown, NYC, Sept 13 - Oct 4 2014
- Terracotta Daughters, Solo Show, curated by Tatyana Franck, Flux Laboratory, Zurich, Switzerland, June 2014
- The Archeological Dinner, Performance in collaboration with Michelin Star Chef Jean Francois Piege, Le Centquatre, Paris, France - May 26th and 27th
- Girls, Collective Show curated by Pharrell Williams at Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France, May 2014
- La Part Animale, Collective Show curated by Tatyana Franck at Galerie Sophie Scheidecker, Paris, France, May 2014

- Terracotta Daughters, Avec Motifs Apparents, Collective Show curated by José Manuel Gonçalvè at Le CentQuatre, Paris, France, March 2014
- Terracotta Daughters, Solo Show, Magda Danysz Gallery, Paris, France, March 2014
The Archeological Dinner, Installation and Performance, in collaboration with Jean-François Piège, Le Centquatre, Paris, France

- Terracotta Daughters, Solo show, Magda Danysz GalleryShanghai, China
- Genesis, Solo Show, Casino Venier, Venice, Italy
- At Home, Group Show, Contemporary Art Center, Malaga, Spain
- Holy Daughters, Solo Show curated by Tatyana Franck at Flux Laboratory, Geneva, Switzerland
- Holy Daughters, Solo Show at Galerie Henrik Springmann, Berlin, Germany

- Nominated for Go Brooklyn, a community-curated project by the Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA
- Holy Daughters, Solo Show curated by Tatyana Franck at the Invisible Dog Art Center, New York, USA

- Holy River, Performance in collaboration with the Calcutta Arts Club, Kolkata, India
- Spermbar, Installation and Performance on 5th Ave, commissioned by the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) for Crossing the Line Festival, New York, USA
- Holy Daughters, Video projection, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
- Holy Daughters, Group Show, Polka Gallery, Paris, France
- Holy Daughters, Art Paris Art Fair at Grand Palais, Polka Gallery, Paris, France
- Holy Daughters, Solo show, curated by Tatyana Franck, Paris, France

- Holy Daughters, Performance, New Delhi, India

- Le Dîner Procréatif, Performance and Solo Show, l’Espace « R », Geneva, Switzerland
- Le Dîner Procréatif, Performance, the Laboratory Studio, Paris, France
- Gimme More, Group Exhibition, Elaine Levy Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

- Les Bébés Domestiques, Group Exhibition, KJBi Art Space, Brussels, Belgium
- Les Bébés Domestiques, Performance, Tokyo, Japan
- Les Bébés Domestiques, Art Brussels art fair, Elaine Levy Gallery, Brussels, Belgium. Publication of a book in limited edition
- Adoption Day #2, Performance in collaboration with Elaine Levy Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

- Les Bébés Domestiques, Installation, Max Lang Gallery, New York, USA
- Adoption Day #1, Performance, in collaboration with Jaguar Shoes Gallery, London, England
- Group show, Biennal of Issy, Carte à Jouer Museum, Issy-les Moulineaux, France
- L’Animalerie, site-specific installation, reconstitution of animal house, Quai de la Mégisserie, Paris, France
Biennale d'Issy, Group Exhibition, Musée de la Carte à Jouer, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France

- Wooster on Spring , Group Show, New York, USA
- Aux Arts Citoyens, Group Show, Espace des Blancs Manteaux, Paris, France

- Group show, Galerie « M », Paris, France
- Toit et Moi, two-person exhibition with the artist JR, La Loge Gallery, Paris, France

Conferences and Lectures

- The First Annual TIME 100 Health Summit, world leaders and prominent figures in health care discussing essential perspectives on health and wellness, New York City, USA
- Metrograph Theater, Introduction of Agnes Varda’s film “Cleo from 5 to 7” by Prune Nourry, New York City, USA

- Park Avenue Armory Talk, Luncheon Series, A conversation with Taryn Simon and Prune Nourry, New York City, USA
- Fubiz Talk, Le rendez-vous de la créativité, Salle Pleyel, Paris, France

- Mapping Memory, Keynote Address, CUNY University The Graduate Center, New York City - March 11th 
- Preparing Tomorrow Today – designing a museum for the future, Conference hosted at Aurora Museum with Tatyana Franck (Director of the Musée de l'Elysée in Lausanne), Shanghai China – March 20th

- Visiting Artist Lecture, Suny New Platz, New York City - Nov 12th
- Art et Societe: L’Imaginaire Peut-il Influer sur la Realite?, Conference hosted at Le Centquatre with Sophie Makariou (Directeur of Musee Guimet), Christophe Guilmoto (Socilogist) and Magda Danysz (Galerist), Paris - May 25th
French Institute, New York : Discussion with Chien Chung (Didi) Pei, Chair of the Board of Trustees of China Institute

- India Habitat Center, New Delhi. Conference Holy Daughters, with the sociologist Ravinder Kaur, moderated by Alka Pande, art adviser and curator.
- The Emergence of Contemporary Indian Art, Musée du Quai Branly, Paris. Moderated by Christine Ithurbide, a researcher in contemporary art.

- Interview, Science Po, Paris. Moderated by Malvika Maheshwari, Professor.
- Auditorium of the Louvre, Paris. Moderated by Sonia Brunel, speaker of National Museums.

- How we draw the borderline between humans and animals: Challenging art experiments with hybrid pet babies, University of Tokyo. Moderated by Noriko Nijiima, sociologist.

- Interview, Science Po, Paris. Moderated by Gerard Rodach, Professor.


- Ecole Boulle, Paris, specialized in wood sculpture. Graduated with honors and the AEEB prize.