Sylvie Fleury’s work deals with ideas of consumerism, branding, culture, and fashion, while remaining in dialogue with pop art, minimalism, and post-conceptualism. Working with sculpture, photography, and mixed media installations, Fleury has been described by some art critics as “post-appropriationist”, as she often incorporates found objects, but takes it beyond the readymade. Fleury is best known for her “shopping bag installations” that she presented in the nineties, a series of various shopping bags containing unseen merchandise that she placed on the gallery floors – the installations addressed themes of consumption and excess, which are concepts that she continues to explore.
Sylvie Fleury was born in Geneva, Switzerland in 1961, where she continues to live. Fleury has exhibited her work widely internationally, a selection of venues of solo exhibitions includes, CAC Malaga, Spain (2011); KUBUS, Kunstraum – Lenbachaus, Munich, Germany (2010); Cathédrale Notre-Dame, Paris, France (2009); Thaddeus Ropac, Paris, France (2008); Kunsthalle Wein, Vienna, Austria (2006); and Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland (2004).