Benoît Piéron (Ivry-sur-Seine, 1983) is a Paris-based artist. He graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 2007. His artistic practice revolves around exploring the sensuality of plants, the boundaries of the body, and the temporality of waiting rooms. Piéron engages in patchwork, existential gardening, and creates wallpapers through his drawings. Having lived with a chronic illness, the hospital environment has become his ecosystem. Piéron seeks to produce alternative expressions of illness, viewing it as a potential rather than adhering to the romantic heroism often associated with illness metaphors. His approach lies in a joyful and ambiguous zone.
His work has been exhibited in various places, including France, Japan, Korea, Spain, and Canada. Notably, he recently showcased his art at the Liverpool Biennial and Chisenhale Gallery in London. Additionally, a solo exhibition is scheduled for October 2023 at MUMOK in Vienna. In 2022, Benoît Piéron was nominated for the Prix Fondation Pernod Ricard, an esteemed art award.