Julian Charrière is a French-Swiss artist living and working in Berlin. Charrière explores ideas of nature and its transformation over deep geological as well as human historical time. Addressing pressing matters of ecological concern, his work frequently stems from fieldwork in remote locations with acute geophysical identities, such as volcanoes, ice fields, oil palm plantations, and undersea and radioactive sites. An ongoing reflection upon the mythos and politics of exploration in a globalized age is central to his practice. Working across media and conceptual paradigms, Charrière frequently collaborates with composers, scientists, engineers, art historians, and philosophers. His work often provokes, inviting critical reflection upon cultural traditions of perceiving, representing, and engaging with the natural world.
A former student of Olafur Eliasson and a participant in the Institute for Spatial Experiments, Charrière graduated from the Berlin University of the Arts in 2013. His artwork has been the subject of solo exhibitions at the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas (2021); Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau (2020); MASI Lugano, Lugano (2919); MAMbo, Bologna (2019); Berlinische Galerie, Berlin (2018); Parasol Unit Foundation, London (2015); Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne (2014); Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris (2014), among others. His work has been featured in the 17th Biennale Architettura, Venice (2021); the 57th Biennale di Venezia (2017); the Taipei Biennial (2018); the Antarctic Biennale (2017); and the 12th Biennale de Lyon (2013). Group exhibitions include Centre Pompidou, Paris (2021); Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin (2021); Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich ( 2020); ZKM - Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe (2020); Sprengel Museum, Hannover (2019); Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus (2019); SCHIRN Kunsthalle, Frankfurt (2018); Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, London (2018); and Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2017), among others. Charrière is one of the four nominees for the Prix Marcel Duchamp 2021 with an exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in Paris.
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