Thomas Liu Le Lann

Xippas Geneva
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Born in 1994 in Geneva. Thomas Liu Le Lann lives and works in Geneva, Switzerland.

Thomas Liu Le Lann is a multidisciplinary artist. He was a student of Lili Reynaud Dewar and Verena Dengler at HEAD – Haute Ecole d’Art et de Design Genève. His work focuses on the attempt to invalidate masculinity and to highlight the progressive characteristics of softness, fragility and passivity. He represents both the bodies and uncertain genders of his husband, friends and himself through sculptural works, images and self-fictional writing. In his recent work, the artist has introduced the figure of the softheroes who seek to support the deconstruction of the dominant heroic model and its cumbersome representations. Thomas Liu Le Lann is also co-founder and was co-curator of Cherish, a project space based in Geneva, in collaboration with Ser Serpas, Mohamed Almusibli and James Bantone.

Thomas Liu Le Lann won the New Heads BNP Paribas Foundation Award as well as the Head Gallery Award in 2018. His work has been shown in exhibitions internationally, including the Pernod-Ricard Foundation, Paris, Centre d’Art Contemporain d’Yverdon Les Bains, BNP Paribas Foundation, Geneva, VIN VIN, Vienna, Galerie Xippas in Paris and Geneva, Maladie d’Amour in Grenoble, LUBOV, New York, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Le Locle, Mikro, Zürich and Extramentale, Arles.



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