Several Retrospectives have been dedicated to ORLAN:

Maison Européenne de la Photographie, ORLAN EN CAPITALES, curated by Jérome Neutres (2017)

Sungkok Art Museum, ORLAN-Techno-Body Retrospective in Seoul (Republic of Korea), curated by Soukyoun Lee (2016)

FRAC Basse-Normandie and Saint-Sauveur Church, ORLAN TODAY in Caen (France), curated by Sylvie Froux (2016)

Museo de Antioquia, ORLAN / Arte Carnal y cuerpo en questión in Medellin (Colombia) curated by Ricardo Arcos-Palma (2012)

Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogota, ORLAN / Hibridaciones y Refiguraciones, curated by Ricardo Arcos-Palma (2012)

Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, M HKA, MesuRages (1968-2012) Action: ORLAN-body in Antwerpen (Belgium) curated by Bart de Baere (2012)

Prometeogallery di Ida Pisani in Milan & Lucca (Italy), curated by Eugenio Viola (2010).

Tallina Kunstihoone in Tallinn (Estonia), curated by Eugenio Viola (2008).

Museum of Modern Art of Saint-Étienne (France), curated by Lorand Hegyi (2007).

CCC (Centre de Création Contemporaine) in Tours (France), curated by Alain Julien-Laferrière (2004).

Center National de la Photographie in Paris (France), curated by Regis Durand, assisted by Claire Guezengar (2004).

FRAC (Fond Régional d’Art Contemporain) Pays de la Loire (France), curated by Jean François Taddei (2002).

Centro de Fotografia in Salamanca and Centro-Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporáneo Artium Artium in Victoria (Spain), curated by Olga Guinot and Jan Guardiola (2002).


ORLAN’s work has been featured in several Biennales of Contemporary Art:

In Venice at Venice International Art Biennale (2022)

In Beijing, ORLAN represents France at the Beijing Biennale in the European Pavillon (2022)

In Pakistan at the Karachi Biennale (2017);

In Peru at the Lima Biennale (2016);

In Senegal at the Dakar Biennale (2016);

In Mali at the Bamako Biennale (2015);

In Italy at the Venice Biennale (1986, 1993, 1997, 2007, 2009, 2013);

In Greece at the Thessaloniki Biennale (2011);

In Russia at the Moscow Biennale (2004, 2009);

In Poland at the Poznan Biennale (2008);

In South Korea at the Busan Biennale (2016, 2008) and the Changwon Biennale (2016);

In Australie at the Sydney Biennale (1992); Biennale of Electronic Arts Perth Stillness (2007);

In Spain at the Valencia Biennale (2003);

In Turkey at the Istanbul Biennale (2001);

In France at FIAC Paris Biennale (1975, 1980), Nice Biennale (1981)

In France at Lyon Biennale (1995, 2000);

In Yugoslavia at the Ljubljana Biennale (1987).


ORLAN’s work has been featured in several exhibitions all over the world.

In France : La Topographie de l’Art, Château du Rivau, Centre Georges Pompidou, Palais de Tokyo, Musée d’Orsay, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Centre National de la Photographie, Musée Bourdelle (Paris), Centre de Création Contemporaine (CCC) de Tours, Musée d’art contemporain de Marseille, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nantes, Musée du Nouveau Monde La Rochelle, Musée d’Art Moderne de Saint-Étienne, Villa Arson, Nice, etc…

In the U.S.A : Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA; LACMA and MOCA, Los Angeles, CA; PS1, New York, NY; Bass Museum, Miami, FL; Schmidt Center Gallery Public Space of Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL; Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Saint-Louis, MO; Sheldon Museum, Lincoln, NE, etc…

In Canada: Art Galerie of Vancouver, Le lieu, Quebec, MacLuhan Science Center, Toronto.

In Colombia: Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogota; Academia Superior de Artes de Bogota; Museo de Antioquia, Medellin

In Belgium: Museum aan der Stroom, Antwerpen; M HKA Museum, Antwerpen; Musée d’Art et d’histoire de Lessines.

In Italy : MADRE Museum, Napoli ; Palazzo Strozzi, Florence ; Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome; Palazzo Grassi and Palazzo Franchetti, Venise ; Museo D’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Rovereto.

In Germany : Gemäldegalerie, Berlin ; Kunstmuseum, Ahlen; KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; Städtische Galerie, Karlsruhe; Kunstraum Dreieich, Frankfurt.

In Austria: Kunsthalle and MAK, Vienna.

In Luxembourg: Casino Luxembourg.

In Spain: Fundación Joan Miró, Barcelona; Artium Museum, Vitoria; Museo de la Fotografía, Salamanca; MACBA, Madrid.

In Switzerland: Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne.

In Russia: Maison de la Photographie, Laboratoria Art&Science Space and Manege, Moscow.

In South Korea : National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul; Busan Museum, Busan ; Daejeon Museum of Art, Daejeon; Sungkok Museum, Seoul.

In Japan: Red Brick Warehouse, Yokohama; The National Museum of Art, Osaka.