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 work has been the subject of solo presentations at major international institutions, among them SFMOMA, San Francisco (2022); Langen Foundation, Neuss (2022); Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas (2021); MAMbo, Bologna (2019); Berlinische Galerie, Berlin (2018); Parasol Unit Foundation, London (2015); Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne (2014); and Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris (2014). Charrière has also been prominently featured at the 59th Biennale di Venezia (2022); 57th Biennale di Venezia (2017); the Antarctic Biennale (2017); the Taipei Biennial (2018); the 12th and 16th Biennale de Lyon (2013, 2022); Centre Pompidou, Paris (2019); Sprengel Museum, Hannover (2019); Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus (2019); SCHIRN Kunsthalle, Frankfurt (2018); Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, London (2018); and Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2017). A nominee of the Prix Marcel Duchamp in 2021, Charrière in 2022 received the 14th SAM Prize for Contemporary Art.
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