1977, born in Martigny, Switzerland
1992–1999, Ecole Cantonale des Beaux-Arts, Sion, Switzerland
1997–2000, ECAL / Ecole cantonale d'art de Lausanne, Switzerland

lives and works in Martigny, Switzerland

Solo Exhibitions

2014

Do, ré, mi, fa, sol, la, si, do, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland
303 Gallery, New York/NY, USA
Fondation Louis Moret, Martigny, Switzerland

2013

55th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale de Venezia, Swiss Pavilion, Venice, Italy

2012

The dirty grey cube (you) turns around sadly and screams at us (he) „ca-tarac-ta“, 303 Gallery, New York/NY, USA
Inca, Cargo, Goal, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

2011

Fade Walter, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium

2010

Praz-Delavallade, Paris, France
Pergola: Monsieur, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

2009

Fibre fibre, austère austère, La Conservera Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Ceuti/Murcia, Spain
Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland
Public Art Projects, Art Basel 40, Basel, Switzerland
303 Gallery, New York/NY, USA

2008

Villa Flora, Hard Hat, Geneva, Switzerland
Valentin Carron: Héroïque Horizon, L'elac. l 'espace lausannois d'art contemporain, Renens, Switzerland
Luisant de sueur et de brillantine, Viafarini DOCVA, Milan, Italy
Nous ne marcherons plus jamais seuls – Âpre Mont, Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris, France

2007

Valentin Carron, Kunsthalle Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
La Ténèbre et l'Azur, Praz-Delavallade, Paris, France

2006

Déchéance, élégance, déhanchement, Swiss Institute, New York/NY, USA
Valentin Carron vs Mai-Thu Perret. Solid Objects, Chisenhale Gallery, London, Great Britain

2005

Rellik, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland
Mai-Thu Perret versus Valentin Carron, Centre d’ Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland
HIP, HIP, YOU’RE RAW, Alimentation Générale, Art Contemporain Nosbaum & Reding, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Fer de Lance, Galerie Francesca Pia, Berne, Switzerland

2004

Art Statement, Art Basel 35, Basel, Switzerland
Land Crusade, Galerie Evergreen, Geneva, Switzerland

2003

Praz-Delavallade, Paris, France
Freelandeer, Alimentation Générale, Art Contemporain Nosbaum & Reding, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

2002

Sweet Revolution, Fri-Art, Fribourg, Switzerland
Jeep heep heep, Galerie Francesca Pia, Berne, Switzerland
Land Over, FAC, Sierre, Switzerland
After the hunting rush, circuit. Association d'art contemporain, Lausanne, Switzerland
Galerie Kamm, Berlin, Germany

2001

La conduite du Rucher, Mamco. Musée d'art moderne et contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland
easy glissing, Glassbox, Paris, Switzerland

2000

Turbo, Le studio/CAN, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Saison Morte, Galerie Forde, Geneva, Switzerland
Slide Side, Camion, Sierre, Switzerland


Group Exhibitions

2015

L’heure qu’il est, curated by Fabienne Xavière Sturm, Arnaud Tellier, Chantal Prod’hom and Karine Tissot, MuDAC, Lausanne, Switzerland

2014

Elevation 1049.2, curated by Neville Wakefield and Olympia Scarry, Gstaad, Switzerland
Blackboard –Whitepage, curated by Maud Châtelet and Ana Roldán, Kantonsschule Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
Mingei, Are you Here?, curated by Nicolas Trembley, Pace Gallery, New York, USA

2013

A sunday in the Mountains, curated by Gianni Jetzer, Swiss Institute, New York, USA
Sletto & Corso, 20th Biennale d’art contemporain de Sélestat, France
Champs Elysées, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
Hotel Abisso, Centre d'Art Contemporaine, Geneva, Switzerland
Collection on Display: John Armleder, Stefan Burger, Valentin Carron, Edward
Krasiski, Manfred Pernice, migros museum für gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland
Mingei, Are you Here?, curated by Nicolas Trembley, Pace Gallery, London, UK
Post Mortem curated by Manuela de Nogent, FORDE, Geneva, Switzerland
Marti Collection, curated by Fabian Marti, Centre Pasquart, Biel, Switzerland

2012

Alone Together, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, USA
Painting Now, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland
Art and the City, Ein Festival für Kunst im öffentlichen Raum, Zurich, Switzerland
The Old, The New, The Different, Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland
Junge Schweizer Kunst, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland
LE MONDE COMME VOLONTE ET COMME PAPIER PEINT, Le Consortium, Dijon, France (curated by Stéphanie Moisdon)
New Public, Museion, Bozen, Italy
Lost in LA, Los Angeles, USA


2011

Kein Tag ohne ein Temperament / No day without a temperament – Valentin Carron, Maria Eichhorn, Martin Hotter, David Jourdan, Marie Lund, Michaela Meise, Galerie Emanuel Layr, Vienna, Austria (curated by Benjamin Hirte)
Sculpture Now, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland
Incongru. (Unangemessen) Wenn Kunst zum Lachen bringt, Kunstmuseum Lausanne, Switzerland
Produced by Migros, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany
Echoes - La musique faite image, Centre culturel suisse, Paris, France
L'Ecal, un pied à Paris, Cité internationale des Arts, Paris, France
Beispiel Schweiz, Entgrenzungen und Passagen als Kunst, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz, Liechtenstein
Territoires. 11ème édition de la Triennale Bex & Arts, Sculptures dans le parc de Szilassy, Bex, Switzerland

2010

Optical Shift, Illusion und Täuschung, Montabaur, Germany
HARD HAT, Geneva, Switzerland
Die Nase des Michelangelo, Group Exhibition curated by Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Niederdorf Zurich, Switzerland
Tutti Frutti Summer Love , Hard Hat, Geneva, Switzerland
XIV Biennale Internazionale di Scultura di Carrara, Carrara, Italy
Optical Shift. Illusion and Deception, b-05 Kunst- und Kulturzentrum Montabaur, Montabaur, Germany
Edition 5 Erstfeld (Collection Nyffeler), Haus für Kunst Uri, Uri, Switzerland
Distant Memory, Kunstverein Solothurn at the Kunstmuseum Solothurn, Solothurn, Switzerland
2009

We are sun-kissed and snow-blind, Galerie Patrick Seguin invites Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Paris, France
Hard Hat at Francesca Pia Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland
Made by ECAL, L'elac, Lausanne, Switzerland
ReMap 2, Athens, Greece
Event Horizon, Karma International at Galerie Raster & Villa Zoliborz, Warsaw, Poland

2008

Comme des bêtes - ours, chat, cochon & Cie, Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland
Présence Panchounette, Musée d’art contemporain, Bordeaux, France
Le Spectrarium (les fantômes dans la machine), Pavillon Suisse de Paris, Paris, France
Abstraction Extension. Une scène romande et ses connexions, Fondation pour l'art contemporain Claudine et Jean-Marc Salomon, Le château d'Arenthon, Alex/Haute-Savoie, France
Blasted Allegories. Works from the Ringier Collection, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland
Less is less and more is more, CAPC musée d'art contemporain, Bordeaux, France
Bass Model Diffusion, Fieldgate Gallery, London, United Kingdom
P2P. peer to peer, Casino Luxembourg. Forum d'art contemporain, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

2007

The Third Mind, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
Jubilee Exhibition, House Eva Presenhuber, Vnà, Switzerland
Welschland, Substitut. Raum für aktuelle Kunst aus der Schweiz, Berlin, Germany
Villa Bernasconi, Geneva, Switzerland
Mutamenti. Kulturelle Entwicklungen und globalisierte Welt, Gallerie 57/34.6 at the castles Castelgrande, Montebello and Sasso Corbaro, Bellinzona, Switzerland
The Droste Effect, Esther Schipper, Berlin, Germany
The Freak Show, Musée d'Art Contemporain, Lyon, France
art en plein air, Môtiers, Switzerland
The Happiness of Objects, SculptureCenter, Long Island City/NY, USA
Kunstpreis der Böttcherstrasse in Bremen, Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen

2006

In den Alpen, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland

2005

OK/OKAY, Swiss Institute/Grey Art Gallery, New York/NY, USA
La piste noire, Galerie Loevenbruck, Paris, France

2004

It’s All an Illusion, migros museum für gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland
Dalla Gina Allo Spazio, Museo d'Arte Moderna, Lugano, Switzerland
Homo Social, Champion Fine Arts, New York/NY, USA
Genesis Sculpture, Expérience Pommery, Domaine Pommery, Reims, France
Fürchte Dich, Helmhaus, Zurich, Switzerland

2003

Biennale de Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
Kontext, Form, Troja, Secession, Vienna, Austria
Fink Forward, Kunsthaus, Glarus, Switzerland
In diesen Zeiten – c’est le moment, Centre PasquArt, Bienne, Switzerland
Mursollaici, Centre Culturelle Suisse, Paris, France
2002

The golden week, Kodama, Osaka, Japan
énergies de resistance, attitude, Geneva, Switzerland

2001

rock paper scissors, Galerie Francesca Pia, Berne, Switzerland
Vraisemblablement, Alimentation Générale, Art Contemporain Nosbaum & Reding, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Synthétiseur, Espace Furiel, Saint-Etienne, France
Camo-Show, Kunsthaus Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden, Germany

2000

Prix fédéraux des beaux arts 2000, Fri Art, Fribourg, Switzerland
La station fait main basse, Galerie des Ponchettes, Nice, France

1999

Canapé, Galerie de l'ELAC, Lausanne, Switzerland

1998

Maison de Courten, Sierre, Switzerland
Gorgeous, Galerie de l'ELAC, Lausanne, Switzerland


Awards

2001

Prix Moët Hennessy
Eidgenössischer Kunstpreis

2000

Eidgenössischer Kunstpreis

1999

Prix Odette Steinmann
Prix de la Fondation Ernest Manganel
Prix d’encouragement à la création de l’Etat du Valais