Emmanuel Boos, born 1969, St Etienne, France
Lives and works in London



“Systematic Uncertainties” (with Esben Klemann), Copenhagen Ceramics, DK, Feb/Mar 2013

“Come Back, Baby, Come Back”, Jousse Entreprise, Paris, F, Sep/Oct 2011

“Crac! Boum! Hue!”, Jousse Entreprise, Paris, F, Nov/De 2005

Carla Koch Gallery (with Henk Wolvers), Amsterdam, NL, May/June 2005

Galerie Municipale du Théâtre Ruteboeuf, Clichy F, May/June 2004

“La Beauté de l’Aléatoire” (Beauty of the Random), Christophe Delcourt, Paris, F, March 2004


GROUP SHOWS (selection)

Pavillion of Art & Design, London, Oct 2013

Copenhagen Ceramics Invites, Galerie Maria Lund, Paris, F, Jul/Sep 2013

Design Miami-Basel, Basel, CH, June 2013

Jerwood Makers Open, UK Touring Show, London, Belfast, Edimburgh, GB, Jul/Feb 2012

Design Miami-Basel, Basel, CH, June 2012

Pavillion of Art & Design, London, Oct 2012

“La Scène Française”, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Palais du Louvre, Paris, F, Sep/Feb 2010

Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain (FIAC), Paris, F, Oct 2009

“Institutionalized”, Goodenough College, London, UK, Oct/Nov 2008

“The Magnificent Seven”, Paulo Catrica’s, Lisbon, P, Oct 2008

Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain (FIAC), Paris, F, Oct 2007

XIV ceramic biennale, Châteauroux, F, June-Sep 2007

“Masters of the Modern”, Münich Crafts Council, International Trade Fair, Münich, D, March 2006

2nd European Contemporary Ceramics Biennale, Maison de l’Outil, Troyes, F, Oct/Dec 2005

Kunstrai, Amsterdam, NL, June 2005

“Celadon”, Bernardaud Foundation, Limoges, France, June/Oct 2003

“Master and Apprentice, Jean Girel, Emmanuel Boos”, Musée du Compagnonage, Romanèche-Thorins, F, June/Oct 2002



Axis Open Frequency (2011)

Jerwood Makers Open Laureate (2011)

Research grant from Fondation Bettencourt Schueller, Paris, F (2010/11)

Arts and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Award , UK (2008/10)

Entente Codiale Scholarship Scheme, F/UK (2006)

Grand Prize of Creation of the City of Paris, F (2005)

Artist in residence, Alfred University, New York, USA (2004)

Prize Winner (2nd) of the 2003 SEMA National Grand Prize for Contemporary Crafts (2004)

Prize Winner(1st) of the 2003 SEMA Regional Grand Prize for Contemporary Crafts (2004)

Discovery Prize at the Maison et Objet Show, Paris, F (2003)

“Young Creator of the Year” awarded by Atelier d’Art de France (2003)



PhD (RCA), Practice-led PhD: “The Poetics of Glazes. Ceramic Surface and the Perception of Depth”. Supervised by Emmanuel Cooper, Claire Pajaczkowska and Alison Britton (2006/11)

Elève de Jean Girel, Maître d’Art de France. Apprenticeship (2000/03)

Studio work in Paris with Diana Berrier and Helena Klug (1999/2000)

Lives and works in South Korea (1992-1993) and China (1995-1996 and 1998)

First ceramic courses, Gould Academy, Maine, USA (1984/85)

Diplom-Kfm, Uni Mannheim (1995)

Essec (1994)


I speak and write fluently in four languages: French, English, German and Spanish