Through different series of works, Pierre Sernet explores the contrasts and similarities that exist across nationalities, ethnicities, belief systems and lifestyles, with the intent of showing that seemingly different and incompatible cultures or people are in fact very much alike and can cohabit together in harmony

In the series "One", often referred to as the “Guerrilla Tea” series, photographs are presented showing randomly selected guests, from a variety of cultural worlds and backgrounds, sharing a bowl of Tea.

Utilizing a stylized Japanese Tea Room in the shape of a cube, in which the artist performs traditional Tea ceremonies, Sernet plays on the juxtaposition of out of context and apparently incompatible cultures or environments. 

 

With the cube being used as a conceptual space, symbolizing the artist’s own value system, Sernet invites viewers to place their own set of cultural, spiritual, religious or philosophical values within the cube.

 

The purpose is to have audiences question the cube's opposition or similarities to the diverse environment in which it is placed and see each of these spaces in a new and different way.

The hope is that the viewers will see that their own values, which at first may seem different or incompatible, are in fact based on similar universal values, thereby enabling each viewer to respect and accept these seemingly different cultural worlds or lifestyles.

 

2016 Shows

August -October 2016
Group Show
Quogue Gallery, Long Island, NY
Synonyms

April-May 2016
+ & –  Black & White Group Show

Lorimoto Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
Synonyms

March 2016
Arco Gallery – Art on Paper Art Fair  – New York
Synonyms

 

2015 Shows

March 2015
Arco Gallery – Affordable Art Fair  – New York
Synonyms

 

2014 Shows

June 21-24, 2014
World Tea Artist Gathering – Reykjavik, Iceland
Guerrilla Tea Performance

January – February 2014
Part of “Daylight: Ways of Seeing” Group show at Gensler – New York,
Curated by Judith Selkowitz

 

2013 Shows
November 2013

Winter Räume Art Show –  Castle Untergröningen,
Untergröningen, Germany

 

2012 Shows

June 2012
Landmarks Art Center, Teddington, London
Guerrilla Tea Performance

 

2011 Shows

March – April 2011
Galerie Valérie Bach – Brussels, Belgium,  Group Show

 

2010 Shows

October 2010
Art Paris Art Fair  –  Contemporary Art Show at Grand Palais, Paris with Galerie Valerie Bach

 

2008 shows:

Guerrilla Tea Performance, at the invitation
PARIS PHOTO 08 – Photography Fair, Paris
November 2008
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ACAF 2008 – Asian Contemporary Art Fair, New York
Guerrilla Tea Performance

February 2008 – April 2008

Untitled 2144 Gallery – Miami
Group show with works by Valdia Cruz
,Emanuela Gadner, Alejandro Garmendia, Domiziana Giordano and Pierre Sernet

February 2008 – April 2008

Le Café Français Gallery – Brussels, Belgium
One Man Show – One & Face series
Opening Night Guerrilla Tea performance

 

2007 Shows:

October 2007
Les Elysées de L’Art – Contemporary art show on Champs Elysées next to FIAC. Solo show of Guerrilla Tea works at Le Café Français Valerie Bach Galerie.

Slick – Contemporary art show at La Bellevilloise, Paris at Vanessa Suchar stand.

April 2007 – July 2007
Wonderlust 1925-2006 at 499 Park Avenue Gallery,curated by Judith Selkowitz of Art Advisory Services
Group show with works by Christo and Jeanne-Claude
,Simon Lee, Bjoern Meyer-Elbrecht, Gordon Nicoll,
Pierre Sernet, Sheri Warshauer)

February 2007
Red Dot Contemporary Art Fair – New York at Vanessa Suchar booth.

 

2006 Shows

November 2006 – February 2007
Chelsea Art Museum/ Miotte Foundation
The Food Show -The Hungry Eye – Group Show curated by Robert G. Edelman and Gina Fiore

November 2006 – January 2007
GLOBAL NEW YORK at 499 Park Avenue Gallery
,curated by Judith Selkowitz of Art Advisory Services(Group show with works by Tilo Baumgartel, Fung Ming Chip, Markus Lupertz, Marc Quinn, Alessandra Sanguinetti, Alejandra Seeber, Pierre Sernet and Marcel Van Eeden)

September 2006
Art (212) Contemporary Art Fair
New York Armory
Opening Night Guerrilla Tea Performance

February 2006
SERENDIPITY at Vanessa Suchar / Fiona Jordan Asian Art London, Group Show

Publication of “I Love You”, a monograph
February 2006
a third series of works dealing with love and scripts;Published in six languages by Editions Le Cherche Midi, Paris 
Preface by Richard Vine, Managing Editor, Art in America

 

2005 Shows

December 2005
Palais de Tokyo Contemporary Museum of Art, Paris
Guerrilla Tea Performance, T³ Video & Display “One”, Courtesy of SP2X LLC

November – December 2005
Felissimo Design House, New York
Guerrilla Tea Performance, T³ Video & One Man
show, Courtesy of SP2X LLC

 

November 2005
6th Annual Toronto International Art Fair
Opening Night Guerrilla Tea Performance

May – June 2005
“Color Fields” Paul Rodgers9W Gallery, NY, Group Show

2004 Shows
November 2004 – January 2005
Paul Rodgers/9W Gallery, New York
One Man Show – Face Series

2003 Shows

October – 2003
Mizuma Gallery Tokyo, Guerrilla Tea Performance

February 2003
“Inspirations” Gelabert Studios Gallery, NY, Group show

2002 Shows

December 2002
“Wide Angle”, Spider Gallery, New York, Group Show;(Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Henry Cartier Bresson, Barry S. K. Cord, Karen B.Cord, Rena Bass Forman, Kim Keever, Myriam Laplante, Margalit Mannor, Elizabeth Mayer,Adam Reich, Pierre Sernet, Silas Shabelewska, Hannah Starkey, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Carol Warner, James Welling)

October- November 2002
Gallery Charles Riva, New York,
One Man Show – “One” Series

September 2002
Galerie Albert Loeb, Paris, Performance

August 2002
The Hammond Museum; New York, Performance

April 2002
The Asia Society Museum; New York, Showing of 
Video , Courtesy of SP2X LLC

March 2002

Sonnabend Gallery; New York, Performance
Sonnabend Gallery; New York, Performance