Biography

Elias Crespin

Elias Crespin with “Plano Flexionante 4”, 2013.

Elias Crespin grew up in Caracas, where he was originally trained as a computer engineer. His parents were both mathematicians, his grandparents were artists: his work perfectly integrates these two personal universes, science and art. It was only later in his career, in 2002, after having worked for fifteen years in software programming, that he started developing his first piece. He finished it after two years of research. Since 2004, his sculptures have been shown in international cultural institutes like the XIII Bienal de Cuenca 2016, Busan Biennale in Korea in 2014, in the Museum of Fine Arts Huston, in the Grand Palais and the Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton in Paris, in the Boghossian Foundation, the Maison particulière, the Verrière Hermès in Brussels. They have entered the collections of important institutes such as the Museum of Fine Arts Huston, El Museo del Barrio in New York, the MALBA in Buenos Aires. Since 2008 he lives and works in Paris.

Elias Crespin

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018

Formes, espace-temps, Galerie Denise René, Paris, France

2017

Slow Motion, Maison de l’Amérique Latine, Paris, Francia

2015

Coregrafías geométricas, Kleines Museum, Weissenstadt, Germany

2014

Elias Crespin, Galerie Denise René, Paris, France

From thread and air, Designer’s Days 2014, in collaboration with Tai Ping Carpets, Hôtel de Livry, Paris, France

Elias Crespin. Temps suspendu, Galerie de la Marine, Nice, France

2012

Et Op ! Elias Crespin, Musée en Herbe, Paris, France

Elias Crespin. Parallels, Cecilia de Torres Ltd., New York, NY, USA

2011

Visionary Collection Vol. 14. Elias Crespin Electrokinetics, Haus Konstruktiv, Zürich, Switzerland

2010

Hiperficies, Ars Longa Gallery, Paris, France

2006

Electrocinéticas, Canal Centro de Producción Cultural, Caracas, Venezuela

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018

Festival Carré Latin 2018, Palais Royal, Paris, France

Forces et mouvement, Galerie François Léage, Paris, France

Artistes & Robots, Réunion des Musées Nationaux – Grand Palais, Paris, France

De Nature en Sculpture, Fondation Datris – Espace Monte-Cristo, Paris, France

Les amis de Nicolas Schöffer, La Ville A des Arts, Paris, France

2017

Expanding the Line, Cecilia de Torres Ltd., New York, USA

Geometría en Movimiento, Galeria RGR+ART, Mexico City, Mexico

Artists & Robots, Astana Contemporary Art Center, Astana, Kazakhstan

The Urge to create Visions…1929-2017, Center of Polish Sculpture, Orońsko, Poland

Lumière et mouvement, Galerie Denise René, Paris, France

2016

Impermanencia, XIII Bienal de Cuenca, Ecuador

Dialogue. Ding Yi – Elias Crespin, Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery, Beijing, China

Everybody is crazy but me, Maison particulière, Brussels, Belgium

Cercle et carré, Galerie Denise René Espace Marais, Paris, France

2015

Visión constructiva, Espacio Monitor, Caracas, Venezuela

Vers une architecture de lumière, La Chartreuse, Villeneuve lez Avignon, France

Selección = Relación, Espacio Monitor, Los Galpones, Caracas, Venezuela

Cinétique numérique aujourd’hui, Galerie Denise René, Paris, France

 

Mapping Festival, Geneva, Switzerland

L’art et le numérique en résonance 2/3: Ré-émergence, Maison populaire, Montreuil, Francia

Editions et multiples, Galerie Denise René, Paris, France

Noir et blanc, Galerie Denise René, Paris, France

2014

Inhabiting the world, Busan Biennale, Korea

Structures de l’invisible, Galerija Klovicevi dvori, Zagreb, Croacia / Fondation Vasarely, Aix-en-  Provence, France

L’horizon nécessaire, Musée passager, Île-de-France

2013

Homage to Denise René. Past present and future of a vision, Espace-Expression, Miami, FL, USA

Mouvements et Lumières, Centre d’art contemporain Frank Popper, Marcigny, France

Em movimento, Galeria Raquel Arnaud, São Paulo, Brazil

Cinetik!, Fundación Stämpfli, Sitges, Spain

Intersecting Modernities: Latin American Art from the Brillembourg Capriles Collection, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA

Dynamo. Un siècle de lumière et de mouvement dans l’art. 1913 – 2013, Grand Palais,

Paris, France

Made in Light, Fondation Vasarely / Espace Fondation EDF / Christie’s, Paris, France

Des gestes de la pensée, La Verrière Fondation Hermès, Brussels, Belgium

2012

Diálogos Contemporáneos desde la Collección, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Caracas, Venezuela

Constructed Dialogues: Concrete, Geometric, and Kinetic Art from the Latin American Art Collection, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, USA

Turbulences, Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton, Paris, France

2011

Cosmopolitan Routes, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, USA

Once tipos del 11, Fundación Sala Mendoza, Caracas, Venezuela

2009

North Looks South. Building the Latin American Collection, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, USA

Writings, Cecilia de Torres Ltd., New York, NY, USA

2006

Life Forms, Kinetica Museum, London, UK

63 Salón Arturo Michelena, Ateneo de Valencia, Venezuela

2005

II Mega Exposición Homenaje à Jesús Soto, Galeria de Arte Nacional, Caracas, Venezuela

Ingravidez, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo del Zulia, Maracaibo, Venezuela / Museo Jacobo

2004

Ingravidez, Ateneo de Cabudare, Cabudare, Venezuela

Mutaciones en el espacio, Museo del Estado Miranda, Los Teques, Venezuela