Born in Paris on 23 December 1949.
Lives and works in Montreuil.
Gilles T. Lacombe is a visual artist, filmmaker, scenographer and sculptor.
He studied at the École des Arts appliqués in Paris until 1969 in the metal workshop of Serge Mouille.
Between 1972 and 1975, he assisted the sculptors Pierre Brun and Hans Karlewski.
He taught at Vincennes University between 1971 and 1973 (didactic objects and coloured vision) and then scenography at the École spéciale d’Architecture in Paris between 1983 and 1985.
Between 1973 and 1978, Gilles T. Lacombe designed and modelled fairings for the grand prix motorbikes of the PLT team (1973-1974), illustrated record sleeves (RCA, Capitol, Saravah), and designed graphic sequences for Philippe Starck and for JM Place publishers (1973-1977).
He drew and designed sets for theatre and opera in France, Germany and Romania, in particular for Armand Gatti (1977-2012), Giorgio Pauen (1980-2003) and Evelyne Didi (1997-2000).
In 1975, he created Les Productions de l’Ordinaire, which went on to design and build exhibitions for the Pompidou Centre, the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie, and many other cultural venues.
Between 1980 and 1990, Gilles T. Lacombe made three short films, including Beau Fixe sur Cormeilles, part of the official selection of the 1989 Cannes Film Festival, and a feature film Belle journée en perspective.
For the last 20 years, Gilles T. Lacombe has primarily dedicated himself to sculpting, working with wood, marble, cast iron, bronze, paper and iron.
1994 Les Fondations de l’Ordinaire, Paris
1998 Galerie Marion Meyer, Paris
1998 Cité de la musique, Paris
2000 Centre national d’art et de culture Georges-Pompidou, as part of the Le Temps vite ! exhibition
2001 Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art, MACBA
2003 Pallazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome
2005 Centre national d’art et de culture Georges-Pompidou, Paris. Performance as part of the Dionysiac exhibition
2012 Exhibition at the Charlottenborg Foundation, Copenhagen
2012 The Spring Exhibition, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Denmark. (Nominated)
2012 NordArt 2012 Budeldorf, Germany. (First prize)
2012 Le Générateur, Gentilly, performance with Manon Harrois
2013 NordArt 2013, Büdelsdorf, Germany
2014 NordArt 2014, Büdelsdorf, Germany
2014 Le 116, Centre for Contemporary Art, Montreuil in the “Salon Cosmos” with Véronique Bourgoin
2015 Ostrale 015 international Exhibition, Dresden, Germany
2015 Galerie Catherine Houard, Paris
2016 Galerie Louis Gendre, Chamalières.