IN DARKNESS LET ME DWELL (2010, 7:49 min), extracts

Born in 1976, Mai-Thu Perret lives and works in Geneva. This year, Bice Curiger included Perret in ILLUMINATIONS, the exhibition for the International Pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennale. Perret was recently awarded the Zurich Art Prize; an associated solo show dedicated to her work will open at Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich, in August. Perret’s 2011 solo exhibitions include MIGRAINE, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles; Mamco, Geneva, Switzerland; Le Magasin, Grenoble, France; and Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland. Recent solo exhibitions include AN IDEAL FOR LIVING, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, Michigan; 2013, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen CO; NEW WORK, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; AN EVENING OF THE BOOK AND OTHER STORIES, The Kitchen, New York; and LAND OF CRYSTAL, Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland. In the past few years Perret’s work has been featured in numerous group exhibitions, including ABSTRACT POSSIBLE, Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden; GOLDENE ZEITEN, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany; HEAVEN -SPLENDID ISOLATION, 2nd Athens Biennial, Athens, Greece; and A SPOKEN WORD EXHIBITION, Baltic Center for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, England, among many others. 2011 will also see the release of MAI-THU PERRET, a monograph published by JRP|Ringier that includes texts by Diedrich Diederichsen and Elisabeth Lebovici.