French conceptual artist Loris Gréaud (b. 1979, Eaubonne, France) refers to his process as an “empirical machine,” and compares himself to an orchestra conductor, consulting engineers, architects, musicians, historians, and scientists as he weaves together multilayered sensory experiences. The recipient of the 2005 Prix Ricard S.A., the young artist has already shown in nearly every major city internationally. In the summer of 2011 Gréaud took over the canal entrance of the Arsenale at the 54th Venice Biennale with The Gepetto Pavilion, a colossal sculpture of a 55-foot-long beached whale. In 2008, at the age of only 29, Gréaud became the first artist to take over all 40,000 square feet of the Palais de Tokyo in Paris. Gréaud joined the Gallery in 2011.