Ariane Schick (Ashford 1984) lives and works in London. She graduated from Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts, Paris and has a Post graduate from The Royal Academy, London.
Her work explores subconscious social experiences and activates muscle memory by engaging the viewer’s emotions and desires. Throughout her practice, Ariane considers narrative as a layered medium, using it as a tool and as a subject, when thinking about what societies and individuals believe, what they love and hate. She looks at it as a polymorphous belief generator in a state of flux; moving through space and time to nest in the imaginations of people or a society. This inheritance is always being recreated and changed, intentionally and unintentionally.
She employs narrative elements like style, structure, characterisation and plot as peep holes onto miscellaneous pantheons. Pantheons of characters, for example, feature anything from gods and mythical beings to celebrities and charismatic heroes and anti heroes. Ariane uses the concreteness of these embodiments as handles to encounter the values they circulate. With them she can feel out ghostlike foundational constructs, and question why we need them and how they order the world.
Her previous exhibitions include AND / OR, London ; Super Dakota, Brussels ; Magenta Plains, New York ; Alain Gutharc, Paris ; Smart Object, Los Angeles ; MOT International, London.
Ariane among others prizes received the Noilly Prat prize for sculpture and the Fondation Cini prize in Venice.
Alex Clarke, Jeremy Deller,
Krista Gay, Jennifer J. Lee,
Carmen Kirkby, Connor McNicholas,
Magali Reus, Ariane Schick,
Julia Wachtel, Alberta WhittleEcosystems of Relations
13 January – 19 February, 2022
Ariane Schick 20/20 Vision
12 June – 17 July, 2021
Think about all
the James Deans
and what it means.
23 April – 1 June, 2019
Alex Clarke, Sarah Derat, Fischli & Weiss, Douglas Gordon, Wade Guyton, Louis Malle, Adam Pendleton, Mitchell Syrop, Raymond Pettibon, Ariane Schick Robert Rauschenberg The Scales Of Persona And Possibility
18 April – 26 May, 2018
Ariane Schick I Made You To Find Me
07 September – 28 October, 2017
Sarah Abu Abdallah,
Juliette Bonneviot, Chris Dorland,
Celine Gillain, Peter Nagy,
Jaakko Pallasvuo, Adriana Ramic,
Barbara Westermann (DYS)-TROPISM
18 April – 27 May, 2017
John Cage, Lydia Gifford,
Jan Groover, Yvonne Rainer,
GL Rogier, Ariane Schick,
Josh Tonsfeldt, Lawrence Weiner
08 September – 31 October 2016
Ariane Schick Casual Throws
24 April – 23 May 2015
Sebastien Bonin, Robert Canali,
Germain Hamel, Ryan Lauderdale,
Ella McCartney, Christian Newby,
Ariane Schick, Pier Stockholm,
Chaim Van Luit Light/Colour/Object
06 June – 12 July, 2014