01. Intro


Emerging international creation

Rendez-vous is resolutely devoted to showcasing young French and international creativity. Rendez-vous is central to the 2015 Biennale and is a veritable “antechamber of expectation”. In the past it has exhibited – amongst others, and well before they took their place on the international scene – Thai artist Apichatpong Weerasethakul (winner of the Palme d’or at Cannes in 2010), British artist Ryan Gander, Swedish artist Nathalie Djurberg (Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale in 2009), and French artists Guillaume Leblon and Julien Prévieux (Marcel Duchamp Award, 2014), guests of the Biennale de Lyon in 2011 and 2015 respectively. The collegiate artistic direction of Rendez-vous and its curatorship, which is open to ten international biennials, make this a unique project in Europe. For 2015, Rendez-vous has extended invitations to the biennials of Dakar (Senegal), Gwangju (South Korea), Istanbul (Turkey), Kochi-Muziris (India), Havana (Cuba), Los Angeles (USA), Shanghai (China), Sharjah (United Arab Emirates), Thessalonica (Greece) and the triennial of Fukuoka (Japan). A further aspect, peculiar to Rendez-vous, is the fact that in the year following the Lyon Biennale, the exhibition tours to a city outside Europe (Shanghai, Cape Town, Singapore…).
Rendez-vous was created by the Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art in 2002, with funding from the Rhône-Alpes Region. It is an international platform for young creative artists and, uniquely in France, it involves (since 2003) the combined energies of four separate institutions: the Biennale de Lyon; the Lyon Museum of contemporary art (macLYON); the Institute of Contemporary Art, Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes; and the Lyon National Superior School of Fine Arts. Artistic direction of the event is shared by all four. 

1 invited Graphic Designer.

Though the confrontation of places and cultures may not be anything new, Rendez-vous allows 20 artists to benefit from a first important  exhibition in a renowned institution by way of an international dialogue, with each edition being more fruitful than the last. In 2015, Rendez-vous 15 invites the Biennials of Dakar, Fukuoka, Gwangju, Istanbul, Kochi, Havana, Los Angeles, Shanghai, Sharjah and Thessalonica.

Artistic Direction

For the Biennale de Lyon: Thierry Raspail
For the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-arts de Lyon: Emmanuel Tibloux
For the Institut d’art contemporain, Villeurbanne / Rhône-Alpes: Nathalie Ergino
For the macLYON: Isabelle Bertolotti

The biennials

Biennials of Dakar, Gwangju, Istanbul, Kochi-Muziris,La Havane, Los Angeles, Shanghai, Sharjah, Thessalonique and the triennial of Fukuoka

Rendez-vous 15 19 photos

Rathin Barman, "We played even at night"

Rathin Barman
We played even at night - 2015
Rendez-vous | IAC Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes

Gaelle Choisne, "Sans titre"

Gaëlle Choisne
Sans titre -
Rendez-vous | IAC Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes

Ruth Cornelisse, "Sainte"

Ruth Cornelisse
Sainte -
Rendez-vous | IAC Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes

Fabrice Croux, "Sylvain, Sable, guirlande"

Fabrice Croux
Sylvain, Sable, guirlande - 2015
Rendez-vous | IAC Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes

Sidy Diallo, "Sans titre"

Sidy Diallo
Sans titre -
Rendez-vous | IAC Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes

Adélaïde Ferriot, "Insulaire"

Adélaïde Feriot
Insulaire - 2014
Rendez-vous | IAC Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes

Nicolas Garait-Leavenworth, "It Won’t Be Long Now: Ever Champion Container Ship, Middle of North Pacific Ocean, 10 May 2014"

Nicolas Garait- Leavenworth
It Won’t Be Long Now: Ever Champion Container Ship, Middle of North Pacific Ocean, 10 May 2014 - 2014
Rendez-vous | IAC Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes

Lola Gonzalez, "Qui boira de ce vin-là, boira le sang des copains"

Lola Gonzàlez
Qui boira de ce vin-là, boira le sang des copains - 2014
Rendez-vous | IAC Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes

Ran Huang, "The Administration Of Glory"

Ran Huang
The Administration Of Glory -
Rendez-vous | IAC Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes

Terae Keiichiro, "Another way: Stone, Love Letter, Telepathy, and Control"

Keiichiro Terae
Another way: Stone, Love Letter, Telepathy, and Control - 2014
Rendez-vous | IAC Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes

Maxime Lamarche, "Le Calme après la tempête"

Maxime Lamarche
Le Calme après la tempête - 2014
Rendez-vous | IAC Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes

Jumana Manna, "A sketch of manners, Alfred Roch’s Last Masquerade"

Jumana Manna & Sille Storihle
A sketch of manners, Alfred Roch’s Last Masquerade - 2013
Rendez-vous | IAC Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes

Daniel Otero Torres, "Sans titre (Just Looking)"

Daniel Otero Torres
Sans titre (Just Looking) - 2014
Rendez-vous | IAC Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes

David Posth-Kohler, "Céramiques en sac à dos"

David Posth-Kohler
Céramiques en sac à dos - 2014
Rendez-vous | IAC Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes

Naufus Ramiez-Figueroa, "Props for Eréndira"

Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa
Props for Eréndira - 2014
Rendez-vous | IAC Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes

Johann Rivat, "Survivalism"

Johan Rivat
Survivalism - 2014
Rendez-vous | IAC Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes

Daniel R.Small, "Partially Recovered"

Daniel R. Small
Partially Recovered - 2011
Rendez-vous | IAC Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes

Anastasis Stratakis, "Secret School (from the ‘Ubi nunc’ series)"

Anastasis Stratakis
Secret School (from the ‘Ubi nunc’ series) - 2013
Rendez-vous | IAC Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes

Celia & Yunior, "Tin Anniversary"

Celia - Yunior
Tin Anniversary - 2014
Rendez-vous | IAC Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes