April 27, 2022

Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann in conversation with Florian Langhammer

Artist talk

Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann, artist, in conversation with Florian Langhammer, Collectors Agenda

Secession, Friedrichstraße 12, 1010 Vienna

On occasion of the 2022 Artist Residency in cooperation with our partner Hotel Beethoven Wien


Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann was born in 1980 and currently lives and works between Paris and London. A graduate of the École nationale supérieure d’arts de Paris-Cergy in 2006, she was awarded the AWARE (Archives of Women Artists, Research and Exhibitions) prize in 2017. She was part of the Pavillon residency program at the Palais de Tokyo in 2011–2012 and was a recipient of the Villa Kujoyama residency in Kyoto, Japan, in 2016. Badaut Haussmann is represented by Galerie Allen and teaches at Parsons Paris—The New School.

Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann’s art revolves 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, and sound, the exhibition being her main medium. Informed by a reflection on narrative forms, the relationship between analogies and macrostructures, her work functions as a succession of apparitions and reminiscences. Through it, she tackles questions essential to our epoch, in order to encourage emancipation and the appearance of new ways of thinking.

Her work has been the subject of several solo and group shows. Selection: Musée d’Art Moderne, Paris (2021), Fondation Pernod Ricard, Paris (2021), The Community, Pantin, France (2021), A Tale of a Tub, Rotterdam (2021), Centre Pompidou, Paris (2020), Beeler Gallery, Columbus, Ohio (2020), MACRO, Rome (2020), Converso, Milan (2019), MRAC, Sérignan, France (2019), Musée départemental d’art contemporain de Rochechouart, France (2018), Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, UK (2018), MUSEION, Bolzano, Italy (2017), MUDAM, Luxembourg (2017), Centre Pompidou, Metz and Paris (2017), FUTURA, Prague (2017), @KCUA gallery, Kyoto (2016), Hepworth Wakefield, UK (2016), Benaki Museum, Thessaloniki (2014).

Her works are held in prestigious public collections such as the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; the Musée d’art contemporain de la Haute-Vienne, Rochechouart, France; the Fonds municipal d’art contemporain de la Ville de Paris; FRAC Champagne Ardenne, France; the Centre National des Arts Plastiques, Paris; the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris; MAC/VAL, Val-de-Marne, France; MÉCA – Frac Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Bordeaux.