Deborah Bowmann French


Deborah Bowmann is a collaboration of artists Amaury Daurel (1990, Bordeaux) and Victor Delestre (1989, Bordeaux). Started in 2014 in Amsterdam and established in Brussels since 2015, Deborah Bowmann offers a renewed form of art total based on collaboration, where distinctions between the different participants are often blurred, embracing, challenging, and merging the diverse activities of studio practice, project management, exhibition curation, and set designing. Deborah Bowmann merges codes and aesthetics specific to sculpture and large retailers, bringing together tacit links existing between the world of art and that of commerce. The two artists make gestures of appropriation and distortion of these codes and aesthetics in their sculptural practice as well in their curatorial practice. From aesthetic vocabularies to economic systems, they manipulate these systems as materials to be reshaped and standards to be sculpted. Often working with the ideas of branding and promotional efforts, Deborah Bowmann produces sculptures that act as displays–that could regardless support their own work, other artist’s artwork or real products–but always making sense as a whole, challenging our preconceived ideas of autonomy of a work of art. As a reflection of their thinking, they question the traditional modes of production and exposure in relation to contemporary society and economic and ideological realities in a posture that is both critical and humorous.

Art Fairs

Victor Delestre (1989) b. Bordeaux, France


Amaury Daurel (1990) b. Bordeaux, France



Art Brussels 2022 - scenography for Everyday Gallery, Booth E.16



Le Club du poisson Lune, CAPC, Bordeaux - curated by Cédric Fauq

Extra! 2021, scenography for Extra! - Centre Pompidou, Paris

The spectacle of our lives - official guest curators of the Antwerp Art Weekend, De Studio, Anwterp

The joy of painting - collaboration with Carles Benjamin, Deborah Bowmann, Brussels

Talking Baloney - collaboration with Gaillard&Claude, Deborah Bowmann, Brussels

Potluck - Everyday Gallery, Antwerp



Salon de Normandy - organised by The Community, Paris

VG Awards, finalists - Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag

Crooked Positions - curation Felix Kindermann & Charlotte vander Borght at Deborah Bowmann, Brussels

Rien n’aura lieu - participation à l’exposition collective, curated by Fabien Vallos, Margaux Bonopera, and Grégoire Dablon

Grand Salon - retrospective exhibition, centre d’Art Passage, Troyes

The Magician & The Lover - collaboration with Jamie Fitzpatrick à Deborah Bowmann, Brussels



LOVE DATA - ‘Alios’ biennale of La teste de buche

Verdant - Mirko Canesi at Deborah Bowmann, Brusells

Openning of FRAC Aquitaine / La Méca - collective, Bordeaux Residency and exhibition at Gallery Paradise, Nantes

Art Cologne - presented by Gallery Conradi, Cologne

Le Trogloxène - collective curated by Théo Demans at Deborah Bowmann,  Brussels

Palmstrom - Jorge Diezma, Deborah Bowmann, Brussels

Cerise sur la déco - Deborah Bowmann, Brussels (Solo show)



Leonard Koren & Guests - collective ex. with Nathalie Du Pasquier, Uta Eisenreich, Catherine Geel, Thomas

Jeppe, Leonard Koren, Jeppe Ugelvig, Boy Vereecken at La Loge, Brussels

Aggiornamento by Tom Volkaert - curated by Eloi Boucher, Brussels, September

Ce n’est peut être qu’un détail pour vous mais pour nous ça veut dire beaucoup, public sculpture in Antwerp, Belgium - curated by Isabel Van Bos

The Red Päck, collective exhibition in Rotterdam, curated by Roodkapje

Concept, options et autres plantalons, Solo show at Art center Les Capucins, Embrun, April - curated by Solenn Morel

LEARN FROM YESTERDAY, LIVE FOR TODAY - by Alexandre Lavet and Nicolas Moreau, Brussels, Mai FRED Chaussures - eborah Bowmann, Brussels

Listening to the form - collective exhibition with Tom Volkaert, Sarah&Charles, Philip Janssens, etc.,, Brussels



Grand Confort - at Nadie Nada Nunca No, Madrid (Solo show)

Skydeck Scare, with Ludovic Beillard - Deborah Bowmann, Brussels

Les Bons Sentiments, nominated at 19th edition of Prix Ricard - curated by Anne-Claire Schmitz - Fon dation d’entreprise Ricard

Welcome Back - with Elise Van Mourik, Kim David Bots, Barbara Braccini - D.Bowmann

Misters Higgledy & Piggledy - a collaboration with Daniel Dewar and Grégory Gicquel, Deborah Bowmann Brussels

May The office of gravitational documents #Neptune - with Jean-Baptiste Carobolante et Dieudonné Cartier - Deborah Bowmann, Brussels

White sun grey thoughts - Deborah Bowmann, Brussels

OPTIONS - with Alix Brandenbourger, Tatiana Defraine, Théo Demans, Will Polard and Tom & Artur, Deborah Bowmann Brussels



Just what is it’ - Collection #3 - curated by Matylda Krzykowski, with Martino Gamper, Stéphanie Baechler, Maxime Guyon at Chamber, New-York City

De gustibus et coloribus, non disputandum, as part of the Brussels Gallery Week-end with Deborah Bowmann and Horrible Bise - Deborah Bowmann, Brussels

(to come) Manchester Contemporary - invited by Collar - Manchester Contemporary, Manchester

Les Fausses dents du prince - with Daniel Dewar & Grégory Gicquel, Stéphane Barbiet-Bouvet, Martin

Belou, Margaux Schwarz, After Howl, Romain Juan, Cyril Debon, Hector Latrille - Deborah Bowmann, Brussels

Easy come, easy go, with Deborah Bowmann and Jean-Baptiste Carobolante - during POPPOSITIONS 2016, Brussels

Starting over and failing again, with Deborah Bowmann, Rémi Lambert and Ludovic Beillard - D.Bowmann, Brus, Mar. Proposal for Andrea Crews, by Deborah Bowmann Studio© - Andrea Crews, Paris

TANGO CHALLENGE - with Michele Rizzo and Laurent-David Garnier - Deborah Bowmann, Brussels



Back in ten minutes - curated by Irwin Marchal, Silicone Gallery, Bordeaux

Opening of Deborah Bowmann Brussels

Everything you need to bring bathrooms to a shine - collaboration with Thea Djordjadze, Estrid Lutz & Emile Mold, Vincent Knopper and Amaury Daurel

Grand Salon n°1 - the first Deborah Bowmann retrospective, Sandberg Graduation, Burgerweeshuis, Amsterdam

Full Time Sofa - with Alice Hauret-Labarthe, guests, at Treize Gallery, Paris

In the end horses are only what they are not, curated by Caroline Lange, Luis Leu, Berlin

Deborah Bowmann Grand Bakery, Kunstenaarsbal - curated by SSBA-Salon, Amsterdam

Moucharabieh - collaboration with Victor Delestre, Clémence Seilles, Triangle France, Marseille

Noblesse Oblige - collaboration with Travis Broussard, Jean-Baptiste Carobolante, Amsterdam

Suspended Goods Delicate Holes - collaboration with Alliance Française, HabitDeNous and Jeanne Magnenat, Amsterdam



Opening of Deborah Bowmann Amsterdam

Blue Curtains Black Coffee - a collaboration with Clémence Seilles, Stéphane Barbier-Bouvet, Heather & Rosetta, Jurjen Van Houte, Victor Delestre, Deborah Bowmann Amsterdam, Amsterdam


Talks and workshops


Studio visits at Goldschmidt, London, 2020

Talk and studio visits, Kask, Ghent, 2019

Workshop at Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Dunkerk, 2019 Examination board at Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles, July 2018

Talk at La Cambre, Brussels, May 2018

Talk at Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles, November 2017

Workshop at Dirty Art Department, Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam, October 2017

Workshop at École des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux, February 2016




Exhibition review in Beaux-Arts Magasine, October 2017

Exhibition review in Les Inrockuptibles, by Ingrid Luquet-Gad, September 2017

Exhibition review in Libération, by Judicaël Lavrador, September 2017

Essai in Metropolis M, by Laura Herman, 2017

Interview in Manifesto 21, by Marjolaine Szwed, 2017

Review in La Libre, by Claude Lorent, October 2016

Interview dans Bijutsu, by Miki Kanai, Japon, Apri 2016 Interview dans Le Chassis, by Queenie Tassell, April 2016 Critical essai in LE SALON, by Jean-Baptiste Carobolante, March 2016

Review in Artspaces, April 2016

Review in TheWord Magazine, 2016, 2017, 2018

Review in Art Viewer, 2016, 2017, 2018

Review in KUBAPARIS, 2016, 2017, 2018

Review in DAILYLAZY, 2016, 2017, 2018

Review in COLLECT, January 2016

Review in SEEYOUTHERE, 2015, 2017, 2018

Interview in SSBA-SALON, Amsterdam, 2014

Interview with Minke Havelaar, Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam, 2015

Interview in MUG Magazine, Amsterdam, 2014 2015 2014




AMAURY DAUREL (1990) 2014 MLitt Fine Art Practice - Sculpture (master) – A level Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland 2013 D.N.S.E.P. (master) / Congratualations EBABX - Ecole des Beaux-arts de Bordeaux 2011 D.N.A.P (Licence) / Congratulations EBABX - Ecole des Beaux-arts de Bordeaux


VICTOR DELESTRE (1989) 2013-2015 Master at Dirty Art Department, Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam 2012 Diplôme National Supérieur d’Expression Plastique, Que faire ? / MA thesis directed by Fabien Vallos, École d’Enseignement Supérieur d’Art de Bordeaux, January