Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann

Born in 1980. Lives and works in Paris, France, and sometimes in London, UK.

Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann’s artistic works revolve around the notion of para-architecture. Her research is situated at the intersection of several fields including domesticity, psychology and feminism. Her practice is centred around the concept of design and its history as a social and political expression. She works with sculpture, installation, image, text, video, sound; the exhibition being her main medium. 

A graduate of the École Nationale Supérieure d’Arts, Paris-Cergy in 2006, Badaut Haussmann took part in the Pavillon residency programme at Palais de Tokyo in 2011-2012 and was selected for the Villa Kujoyama research residency in Kyoto, Japan, in 2016. Badaut Haussmann is represented by Galerie Allen since 2014 and was awarded the 2017 AWARE prize (Archives of Women Artists, Research and Exhibitions). In addition to her artistic practice, she teaches at Parsons Paris – The New School since 2017. In Spring 2021, she has been in residency at Villa Lena, Italy, for a month. In the early Summer, she opened a solo show at Ellen de Bruijne PROJECTS, Amsterdam, NL, which will be followed by a duo-show with Galerie Allen at LISTE in Autumn.

Her work has been the subject of several solo and group shows, most recent include: The Community (2021, Pantin, France), A Tale of A Tub (2021, Rotterdam, The Netherlands), Fondation Pernod Ricard (2021, Paris, France), Centre Pompidou (2020, Paris, France), MAM (2020, Paris, France), Beeler Gallery (2020, Columbus, Ohio, USA), MACRO (2020, Rome, Italy), MRAC (2019, Sérignan, France), Musée départemental d’art contemporain de Rochechouart (2018, Rochechouart, France), Kettle’s Yard (2018, Cambridge, UK), MUSEION (2017, Bolzano, IT), MUDAM (2017, Luxembourg, LUX), Centre Pompidou (2017, Metz and Paris, FR).

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