Initially scheduled to open on the 9th of April, my 4th solo exhibition Gravité (eng. Gravity) will open on June 4th at Vallois gallery, and end on July 5th. The show will feature new works, including an exclusive piece that will be showcased from July 2nd on the occasion of Paris Gallery Weekend. Traces of this mysterious work will already be visible in the first days of the exhibition. Due to sanitary precautions, there will be no opening cocktail for this show but I will be welcoming visitors at the gallery on June 13th and 20th.
King Houndekpinkou: Gravité
4 June – 5 July
Meet & Greet on Saturdays of June 13th and 20th
41, rue de Seine
Earlier this month, I was invited by Andrew Casto, ceramic artist and Program Head of Ceramics at the University of Iowa, to take part in the Ceramics Virtual Visiting Artist Interview Series.
A virtual tour of the onsite exhibition of the Korean International Ceramic Biennale is now available online.
Due to the current circumstances affecting the whole world, all the shows/events scheduled since March are cancelled or postponed until further notice. Stay safe!
I had the honour to be the first guest-artist of Square Meters, the new series of podcast produced by The Room…, a multidisciplinary cultural platform led by curator and researcher Alessandra Chiericato.
This year, I have been selected to exhibit my works at the Korean International Ceramic Biennale. Taking place within the Incheon World Ceramic Center, in South Korea, the international exhibition started on November 29th and will run throughout May 31st, next year.
Please find here my artist profile on the official website of the Korean biennale.
Korean International Ceramic Biennale
November 29, 2019 – May 31, 2020
Incheon World Ceramic Center
Since mid-October, I joined the International Academy of Ceramics (IAC) as a member, representing France. My profile is available on the IAC’s website. I will attend the next congress of the academy next July in Lapland, Finland.
On October 1st, I will give an Artist Talk at Kyoto Seika University entitled Connecting with the Clay, Beyond all Borders.
King Houndekpinkou: Connecting with the Clay, Beyond all Borders
Kyoto Seika University
Tuesday 1 October, 6pm-7.30pm
137 Kino-cho, Iwakura, Sakyo-ku
As of July 27th, a selection of six works will be showcased at the Heide Museum of Modern Art in Melbourne, Australia, for the group show An Idea Needing to Be Made: Contemporary Ceramics, which will end on October 20th.
Curated by Glenn Barkley and Lesley Harding, the exhibition will pay tribute to Australian artist Gwyn Hanssen Pigott [1935-2013] and will bring together a selection of international artists who, in their own way, reinvent the shape of the vase.
The artists of the exhibition: Alison Britton (United Kingdom), Kathy Butterly (USA), Kirsten Coehlo (Australia), Pippin Drysdale (Australia), Ernebella Arts (Australia), Simone Fraser (Australia), Gwyn Hanssen Pigott (Australia), King Houndekpinkou (France), Nicolette Johnson (Australia), Kate Malone (United Kingdom) and Wi Te Tau Pirika Taepa (New Zealand).
An Idea Needing to Be Made: Contemporary Ceramics
Heide Museum of Modern Art
July 27 – October 20
7 Templestowe Road,
Bulleen, Victoria 3105
On June 6th, I will inaugurate Belles Brutes (Eng. Rough Beauties), my second solo exhibition at Vallois gallery, which will run throughout July 30th.
The space “41” of the gallery will present over fifteen new works, alongside the photographs of visual artist Ilan Parienté, whose works will highlight the gestures that punctuate my creative process in the studio.
King Houndekpinkou: Belles Brutes
June 6 – July 30
Reception: Thursday, June 6th, 6pm-9pm
41, rue de Seine
75006 Paris (Métro Odéon / Saint-Germain-Des-Prés)