December 3, 2022, 12pm
Artist Talk with Mike Bouchet
Ice Palace Studios
1400 North Miami Avenue
Photo by Camilo Brau

Photo by Camilo Brau

Since the early 1990s, Mike Bouchet has been producing a seemingly boundless array of conceptually rigorous works —including paintings, sculptures, installations, videos, actions, interventions, and performances —through which he critically questions political, economic, and cultural systems and the role of the artist in society. At once deadly serious and highly absurd, his works walk the line between art and life, fantasy, and reality, often purposely creating confusion between these categories. 
 
Mike Bouchet was born in Castro Valley, California (b. 1970), and he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from UCLA, Los Angeles in 1994. He was based in New York City until he moved to Frankfurt, Germany in 2005, where he has lived and worked ever since.
 
Bouchet's works are continuously exhibited in international galleries, museums and institutions. In 2009 he participated with his work Watershed at the Venice Biennale and 2016 he presented Zurich Load at the Manifesta 11. Bouchet's works are represented in numerous public and private art collections including Margulies Collection/Miami, Centre Georges Pompidou/Paris, Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Francois Pinault Collection/Paris, LVMH Collection/Paris, Städel Museum/Frankfurt, Astrup Fearnley Museum/Oslo; Belvedere Museum in Vienna; Jumex Collection/Mexico City and the Ullens Collection in Beijing.

Presented with Galerie Parisa Kind, Frankfurt.