Christian Hidaka & Raphaël Zarka

Peter’s Proscenium

Bringing the work of artists Christian Hidaka and Raphaël Zarka in Toronto for the first time, this exhibition expands their continuing dialogue around the connected histories of scientific, philosophic and artistic invention.

Christian Hidaka

Christian Hidaka was born in Noda, Japan and currently lives and works in London, UK. He studied Fine Art at Winchester School of Art and the Royal Academy Schools, London. Hidaka’s paintings have been widely exhibited internationally, including solo and group shows at MNAC Bucharest (Romania), MAK Vienna, CAC Le Grand Café (St Nazaire), Synagogue de Delme (France), MUDAM (Luxembourg), Torrance Art Museum (USA), The Weisman Art Museum (USA) and The Goss-Michael Foundation (Dallas, TX), Le Consortium (Dijon) and Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt. His work is in numerous collections, including Centre National d’Art Plastique, France, MUDAM Collection, Luxembourg, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, The Saatchi Gallery, London, Sigg Collection, Switzerland, and many others. He is represented by Michel Rein Gallery, Paris/Brussels.

Raphaël Zarka

Raphaël Zarka was born in Montpellier, France and studied at the Winchester School of Art, UK and at École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, where he lives and works up to this day. Zarka’s works have been exhibited in institutions worldwide, including the Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), Palais de Tokyo (Paris), Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI secolo (Roma), Museo el Eco (Mexico), Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, Espai d’art Contemporani de Castelló (Castellon), Museum of Modern Art (Oxford). His work is part of prestigious collections, he was awarded the Prize of Fondation d’entreprise Ricard in 2008 and he was nominated for the Marcel Duchamp Prize in 2013. Zarka is also the author of four books related to the practice of skateboarding published by B42. He is represented by Michel Rein Gallery, Paris/Brussels and Luciana Brito, São Paulo.