Quayola

Quayola employs technology as a lens to explore the tensions and equilibriums between seemingly opposing forces: the real and artificial, figurative and abstract, old and new. Constructing immersive installations, often at historically significant architectural sites, he engages with and re-imagines canonical imagery through contemporary technology. Hellenistic sculpture, Old Master paintings, and Baroque architecture are some of the historical aesthetics that serve as a point of departure for Quayola’s abstract compositions. His varied practice, all deriving from custom computer software, also includes audiovisual performance, video, sculpture, and works on paper.

Past exhibitions of his work of include: V&A Museum, London; Park Avenue Armory, New York; Bozar, Brussels; National Art Center, Tokyo; UCCA, Beijing; How Art Museum, Shanghai; SeMA, Seoul; Bienal, São Paulo; Triennale, Milan; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, Barcelona; British Film Institute, London; Cité de la Musique, Paris; Grand Theatre, Bordeaux; Ars Electronica, Linz; Elektra Festival, Montreal; Sonar Festival, Barcelona and Sundance Film Festival.

Also a frequent collaborator on musical projects, Quayola has worked with composers, orchestras and musicians including London Contemporary Orchestra, National Orchestra of Bordeaux, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Vanessa Wagner, Jamie XX, Mira Calix, Plaid and Tale Of Us. In 2013, Quayola was awarded the Golden Nica at Ars Electronica.

His work is part of several private and public collections, including: Oddo BHF, Audemars Piguet, Hermès Foundation, Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire.

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Exhibitions

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Past

Editions

  • + Archéonautes
    40 color pages booklet, ISBN 978-2-9541000-5-0
    - Galerie Charlot Èdition

Press

Pointillisme__02_05432

by Quayola

Print on Baryta paper, mounted on aluminium, wooden frame
Unique Piece
120 x 170cm
2021

Remains #L2_001__10k

by Quayola

Print on Baryta paper, mounted on aluminium, wooden frame
Unique piece
120 x 170 cm
2017

Jardins d’éte #2

by Quayola

One channel 4K video
6 copies + 1 ap
47’40’’
2016

Remains #L1_004-001

by Quayola

Print on Baryta paper, mounted on aluminium, wooden frame
33 x 50 cm
2017

Remains #L1_004-003

by Quayola

Print on Baryta paper, mounted on aluminium, wooden frame
33 x 50 cm
2017

Remains #L1_000-003

by Quayola

Print on Baryta paper, mounted on aluminium, wooden frame
33 x 50 cm
2017

#L1_000-002

by Quayola

Print on Baryta paper, mounted on aluminium, wooden frame
33 x 50 cm
2017

Remains #L1_004-004

by Quayola

Print on Baryta paper, mounted on aluminium, wooden frame
33 x 50 cm
2017

Remains #C_022-103, 2017

by Quayola

Print on Baryta paper, mounted on aluminium, wooden frame
Unique
120 x 80 cm
2017

Remains #C_003-102

by Quayola

Print on Baryta paper, mounted on aluminium, wooden frame
Unique
120 x 80 cm
2017

Iconographies #27 :
Judith & Holofernes after Artemisia Gentileschi

by Quayola

Engraving on Anodized Aluminium, Wood frame
Unique piece
58 x 42 cm
2015

Iconographies #29 :
Judith & Holofernes after Artemisia Gentileschi

by Quayola

Engraving on Anodized Aluminium, Wood frame
Unique piece
58 x 42 cm
2015

Exhibition view

by Morehshin Allahyari, Quayola

L2_001__102

by Quayola

Print on Baryta paper, mounted on aluminium, wooden frame
80 x 120 cm
2017

L2_001__101

by Quayola

Print on Baryta paper, mounted on aluminium, wooden frame
80 x 120 cm
2017

L1_004-101__16

by Quayola

Print on Baryta paper, mounted on aluminium, wooden frame
80 x 120 cm
2017

Jardins d’éte #2

by Quayola

One channel 4K video
6 copies + 1 ap
47’40’’
2016

Jardins d’éte #2

by Quayola

One channel 4K video
6 copies + 1 ap
47’40’’
2016