Jacques Louis Vidal

Born 1982 in Paris, France

Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

Jacques Louis Vidal lives and works in New York, NY. He received his BFA from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston in 2004, and his MFA in Sculpture from Yale University in 2009. His solo exhibitions include Dead End Jobs That Kill, Real Pain (New York, NY), Boy Brain Firstdominoignite, Real Pain (Los Angeles, CA), Perfect Strangers, Andrew Rafacz (Chicago, IL), In a Whole Mine, 247365 (New York, NY), Games People Play, Marc Jancou Contemporary (New York, NY), Wood Folks is Good Folks, Sean Horton Gallery (New York, NY). Recent group exhibitions include Unraveling, Hesse Flatow (New York, NY), Cosmic Joke, Safe Gallery (Brooklyn, NY), Hot House, KnowMoreGames (Brooklyn, NY), and Rive Gauche/Rive Droite, Marc Jancou Contemporary (Paris, France), and Maximal Minimal, Primopiano (Lugano, Switzerland). He runs the project space La Kaje along with Kate Levant.

Exhibitions

Dead End Jobs That Kill

Sept 9 - Oct 10, 2021

Speech Sounds

Feb 6 - Mar 13, 2021

Boybrain

Feb 1 - Mar 21, 2020

Touchy Feely

Aug 13 - Sept 16, 2011

Selected Works

Education

2009
Master of Fine Arts, Sculpture
Yale University, New Haven, CT
2004
Bachelor of Fine Arts
The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Solo

2021
Dead End Jobs That Kill
Real Pain, New York, NY
2020
Boybrain
Real Pain, Los Angeles, CA
2019
Perfect Strangers
Andrew Rafacz, Chicago, IL
2016
Nothing is Possible in There is No Future
The Hills Esthetic Center, Chicago, IL
2014
Workin In Ah Whole Mine (with Michael Mahalchick)
247365, New York, NY
2012
I Have Some Very Special Trunx To Share
Texan Equities, Los Angeles, CA
Free Range Sculpture
Champion Contemporary, Austin, TX
2011
The Parlor Tricks of Politics
Sunday Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Games People Play
Marc Jancou Contemporary, New York, NY
2010
You are What You Look at
Marc Jancou Contemporary, New York, NY
2009
Liquidation
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
I Make My Own Luck
Lamontagne Gallery, Boston, MA
2007
Wood Folks is Good Folks
Sunday LES, New York, NY

Group

2021
NADA Foreland (represented by Real Pain)
Catskill, NY
Disease was my Life Coach
Lubov, New York, NY
Speech Sounds
Real Pain, New York, NY
2020
Unraveling
Hesse Flatow, New York, NY
2019
Summer Group Show
Night Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Everything is the Work
Center for Jungian Studies, Houston, TX
2018
Without God or Governance
JAG Projects, Marinaro, New York, NY
2017
Cosmic Joke
Safe Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Middlebrook, Vidal, & Spangler
Lamontagne, Boston, MA
2016
The Pop-Up Postcard Project
Cleopatra’s, New York, NY
Salon 57
247365, New York, NY
2015
Finally Every Dimension of the Soil
American Medium, New York, NY
Please Excuse Our Appearance
247365, New York, NY
Ornamenting Crime
Galerie Zürcher, New York, NY
A Few Sculptures from this Century
480 Broome, New York, NY
2014
NADA Miami (represented by 247365)
Miami, FL
Hot House
KnowMoreGames, Brooklyn, NY
2013
Draw Gym
247365, New York, NY
CKTV
Cleopatra’s, BAM Fisher, New York, NY
2012
In the Excellence
Contemporary Art Museum Houston, Houston, TX
CKTV
Cleopatra’s, Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai, China
The Wood Pile
Bianchi Studio, Brooklyn, NY
2011
NADA Miami (represented by Justin Lieberman)
Miami, FL
Romantic Agony
Sean Horton Gallery, New York, NY
Touchy Feely
Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA
2010
If I Told You You Were Beautiful Would You Date Me on the Regular?
Oliver Kamm 5BE Gallery, New York, NY
Rive Gauche / Rive Droite
Marc Jancou Contemporary, Paris, France
Normal Situations
Shea Stadium, New York, NY
2009
Blood Drive
Zach Feuer Gallery, New York, NY
Maximal Minimal
Primopiano, Lugano, Switzerland
2008
Heroes and Villains
Marc Jancou Contemporary, New York, NY
People Weekly
The Graduate Center, CUNY, New York, NY
2007
Post Retro
Brooklyn Fire Proof, Brooklyn, NY
Regional Highlights
Lamontagne, Boston, MA
2006
Dangling Between the Real Thing and the Sign in the Window
Dam/Stuhltrager, Brooklyn, NY
Just My Funny Way of Laughing
South La Brea Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
The Metro Mall Art and Science Fair
Metromall Queens, Queens, NY

Collaborations

2008
It’s Like a Machine, and It’s Meant to Be Repeated (with Michael Mellon)
Okay Mountain, Austin, TX
2006
First Thought, Then Sustenance (with Justin Lieberman)
Gallerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris, FR & Sutton Lane, London, UK

Curatorial

2021
Disease was my Life Coach
Lubov, New York, NY
2010
The Salt Mine (with Meredith James)
Primetime, Brooklyn, NY
2009
Careerists and Visionaries
Marc Jancou Contemporary, New York, NY

Press

2020
Los Angeles Review of Books
Contemporary Art Daily, March 14, 2020
2007
Justin Lieberman talks to Jacques Louis Vidal
NY Arts Magazine
James Wagner
2006
Metro Mall Art and Science Fair, Ivan Trienvic
Queens Chronicle
Filling a Mall with Art..., Lily Koppel
New York Times
2005
Gallery Owners Strive for the Edgy and New, Dan Tranberg
Cleveland Plain Dealer ARTS

Other Experience

2019-current
Adjunct Professor of Sculpture
Pace University, New York, NY
2015-19
Resident Director
The Lighthouse Works, Inc., Fisher’s Island, NY
2011-15
Owner/Co-Founder
Know More Games Gallery, Brooklyn, NY