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Benjamin Hochart

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Benjamin Hochart

Born on Born on March 17, 1982 in Seclin, France

Place of residence / Workshop: Lives in Aubervilliers and works in Paris

After graduating from the National Higher School of Fine Arts in Lyon in 2006, Benjamin Hochart was a resident of the La Seine research programme at the National Higher School of Fine Arts in Paris (2007-2009), the International City of Arts in Paris (2007), the French Institute in Stuttgart (2009) and the French Institute of Cluj-Napoca (2015).

Over the past 15 years, his work has been the subject of numerous solo and group exhibitions; it is present in public and private collections in France and abroad.

A PhD student in the RADIAN programme, he is currently preparing a thesis on creation and research in art entitled “To overthrow, assemble: popular artistic activity”.



2022 – Pulp ,curator: Fabienne Bideaud, Drawing Lab Paris

2018 – If I can’t dance, I don’t want to be part of your revolution, curator: Tiphanie Dragaut-Lupescu, The Quadrilateral, contemporary art centre, Beauvais

2018 – If I can’t dance, I don’t want your revolution, Studio Pilote, Paris

2017 – If I can’t dance in your revolution, I’m not coming,Spatiu Intact Foundation, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

2015 – Cannibal ,The Drawer – drawing cabinet, Paris

2015 – Zombies, Tomorrow, Grrranit Gallery, Belfort National Scene

2009 – The Cavalier Perspective/Im Blick der Herrenreiter, Institut Français de Stuttgart

2008 – Tour (squared), curator: Sandra Cattini, Fort du Bruissin, contemporary art centre, Francheville (FR)



2021 – Hiroshima Art Document, curator: Pascal Beausse, Former Bank of Japan, Hiroshima

2021 – Research residence, Villa Medici, Rome, with the collective Four Lizards in Human Skin (Lina Hentgen, Benjamin Hochart, Alice Laguarda, Maxime Thieffine)

2021 – Happy Together, Gilles Balmet collection, Baudouin Square Pavilion, Paris

2019 – Action! The perforated drawing, Curator: Joana P.R. Neves, Drawing Now Art Fair, Le Carreau du Temple, Paris (FR)

2013 – The left over method, curator: Marion Daniel, Radiator Gallery, New York City (US)

2013 – Andrew?, curators: Lamarche – Ovize and Emilie Renard, The Gallery, Contemporary Art Centre, Noisy-le-Sec (FR)

2011 – The draughtsman as a prestidigitator, curator: the Roven Platform, house of magic, Blois (FR)

2009 – Re-make, curators: Charlotte Jones and Jenny Richards, 7 Barclay Terrace, Edinburgh (SC)

2009 – The LaLa, curator: Tony Brown, PRAXIS Space, gallery of LaSALLE, Singapore (SG)

2008 – The Clearing, curator: Pascal Beausse, International Triennale of Contemporary Art, Narodni Gallery, Prague (CR)

2006 – Goods to Declare, curators: Nahum Tevet and Sandra Weil, Bezalel 100 / Terminal 1, Tel Aviv (IS)

2006 – Sculptocracy, curator: Anita Molinero, RLBQ and gallery District, Marseille (FR)

2006 – Works in progress, Museum of Modern Art, Saint-Étienne (FR)