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Odile Decq

United States

6 Works exhibited on Kooness

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Works by Odile Decq

Spatial lines (ref. L 3B)



144 x 97 x 1cm


Spatial lines



44 x 20 x 27cm


Spatial lines (red)



72 x 45 x 56cm


Black Anisotropy


Prints , Digital Print

100 x 100cm


Black fracture


Sculpture , Bronze

20 x 27 x 50cm


Volume peel (White)



55 x 27 x 60cm


For a woman born in the 1950s, choosing to be an architect is undoubtedly Odile Decq's first hold-up on her destiny. Setting up her own agency as soon as she graduated from the Ecole de la Villette, while continuing her studies at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris, where she obtained her D.E.S.S. in urban planning in 1979, was the second.
International recognition came very early, in 1990, on the occasion of her first major commission: the Banque Populaire de l'Ouest in Rennes. The numerous awards and publications that accompanied the construction of this building underlined the birth of a new hope stemming from the punk revolt that challenged dusty conventions.
An iconoclastic personality, Odile Decq claims a transversal approach to architecture that would not be confined to a strict profession but would encompass other aspects such as design and plastic creation. As a true jack-of-all-trades, she designs buildings, furniture, lighting... just as she creates sculptural or photographic works. As with her architecture, the work begins with the most minimal lines.
Although the dynamics are different between that of a graphic composition and that of a future building, we find this research on space with the geometric layout of her drawings. Odile Decq refuses to do "illustrative drawing", in her compositions each line is expressed without chatter or embellishment. The simplification then leads to a form of total abstraction.
According to Odile Decq, the relationship of the spectator to the work is rather mobile. The space having for referent the human body, it is seen as a universe of experience and sensations. The spectator should not be contemplative but active.
Her creation is much more than a style, a writing, an attitude or a production process, it is multidisciplinary.

2020 : Art Paris Art Fair, Stand Galerie Oniris, Paris, France

2019 : Art Basel, Galerie Philippe Gravier, Miami – Etats-Unis

2019 : Le monde réel est en noir et blanc, Galerie Polaris, Paris, France

2019 : Elements of Architecture, Design Miami Basel – Galerie Philippe Gravier, Basel, Suisse

2019 : Le mobilier d’architecte, Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine, 1960-2020, Paris

2019 : PAD Paris – Galerie Philippe Gravier, Tuileries, Paris, France

2018 : Horizons, House of Arts – Ostrava – Czech Republic

2017 : Odile Decq on London and Paris, Special talk, Tate Britain, Londres, UK

2016 : Geometry – Anisotropy, Galerie Oniris, Rennes, France

2016 : Talk: Distinguished Architects Lecture Series: Odile Decq, Musée d’art du comté de Los Angeles, Los Angeles, États-Uni

2016 : Nouvelles Architectures, Arc en Rêve, Bordeaux, France

2013 : Force en présence, Galerie Polaris, Paris, France

2013 : Sculptrices, Villa Datris, fondation pour la sculpture contemporaine, Villa Datris, L’Isle sur la Sorgue, France

2013 : Nouvelles Architectures, Maison de l’Architecture de Poitou-Charentes, Poitiers, France

2013 : Nouvelles Architectures, Maison de l’Architecture du Centre, Orléans, France

2013 : Nouvelles Architectures, FRAC Bretagne, Rennes, France

2012 : ATOM, Galerie Mica, Rennes, France 

2012 : Fiac Hors les Murs – Jardin des Plantes, Museum d’Histoire Naturelle – Paris, France

2012 : Les Nouvelles Architectures, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France 

2012 : Noir Fracture, Galerie Oniris, Rennes, France

2011 : Beyond Horizon, Solo show, Galerie Polaris, Paris, France

2010 : Perspectives (avec Camille Henrot), Espace Louis Vuitton, Paris, France

2010 : Contemplating the Void, Guggenheim, New-York, USA