Mathieu Merlet Briand
French artist born in 1990.
He graduated from EnsAD in 2013.
He lives and works in Paris.


Digital native and coming from a farming family, Mathieu is interested in the influence of technology on the perception of our contemporary reality. He questions the internet materiality and its representations. It seeks to translate the spiritual experience of the internet user, the imagination of the surfer facing this endless flow of information.

In his projects recurrently emerges environmental issues (see his solo-show "#iceberg" 2017, "Environment" 2017) also, inspired by the reading of the philosophical essay of Ariel Kyrou "Google God" 2010, he questions this almost divine image associated with the giants of the web (see the exhibition "non-site" for the Dauphine Prize for Contemporary Art 2016).

He uses as medium the big datas. Through his algorithms that he develops, through recycling processes and analogies to nature, he shapes data flows in order to create tangible materializations. Abstractions, relics, crystallizations or fragment of the World Wide Web, his protean work materializes mainly in sculptures and multimedia installations.

Influenced as much by the history of abstraction, the artists of Land Art, as the New Realists, his creations are associated with Digital Culture, the movement Post-Digital or Post-Internet Art.

Mathieu Merlet Briand has participated in numerous solo and collective exhibitions in France and abroad, including : 

the "Kerkennah01" festival in Tunisia (see his installation #Red-Screen Temple, 2018, permanent work), the Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art at the New Tretyakov Gallery (where is work as been selected to represent the biennal), the exhibition "The Synchronicity of Elements" at the Contemporary Art Center of Nîmes, "Parallel Call" in the collections of the Musée des Arts et Métiers of Paris.


Mathieu Merlet Briand graduated from the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris in 2013, after a study trip to Ecal in Switzerland. He then continued his studies in the research cycle at EnsadLab, the EnsAD Research Laboratory.
Mathieu Merlet Briand is also a teacher - researcher in Art & Design. He notably worked at EnsadLab,Parsons School, Paris College of Arts, Sciences Po.




Workshop — Aubervilliers

Studio — Paris 11



Exhibitions


— 2019

— Spaced In Lost II group show, Galerie Chareaudeau, 12.09 - 03.10.2019

— Ouverture NudeSpace solo show, Paris, 12 - 14.09.2019

— L’atelier de Mathieu Merlet Briand chez Vitra solo show, Vitra Paris, 20 - 22.06.2019

— KYIV ART FAIR 2019 Art Fair, Galerie SB, 23-26.05.2019

— Bieler Fototage
Journées photographiques de Bienne
Bienne Festival of Photography

festival, Suisse, 10.05 - 2.06.2019

— NEW NATURE | Kuwaitsolo show, Galerie HORS-CADRE X Institut Français du Koweit X Contemporary Art Platform Kuwait
1.05 - 30.06.2019 


— ART X DESIGN Lab by ICADEgroup show, ICADE Lab Residency, Aubervilliers, 10.04 - 31.07.2019 


— La Montgolfière group show, By Collectors X Hors-Cadre, 26.03 - 10.04.2019 

— À Rebours, fête ses 1 an avec une installation de Mathieu Merlet Briand, Lafayette Anticipations, 14.03.2019 

— EP7 
solo show, 22.02 - 8.03.2019

— 2018

— Galeristes
Art Fair, HORS-CADRE, Paris,
30.11 - 02.12.2018


— Les Hommes de la Mancha
group show, Double V Gallery, Marseille, 
31.08 - 27.10.2018 


— Without Nature
group show, NICOLETTI, London, 
27.09 - 7.10.2018 


— La synchronicité des éléments
group show, Centre d’Art Contemporain de Nîmes, 6.07 - 22.09.2018 


— Kerkennah01
festival, Kerkennah island, Tunisia,
21 - 27.06.2018 


— M@terial 
solo show, Galerie Alexandra de Viveiros, Bruxelles, 20.04 - 19.05.2018 


— Digi-Poesie
group show, Under Construction Gallery, Paris, 30.01 - 24.02.2018


— What about 2222?
group show, Le FDP, Paris,
21.01 - 8.02.2018


— Cloud ⇆ Forest, 7th International Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art curated by Yuko Hasegawa,
The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, 
19.09.2017 - 18.01.2018


— #iceberg  solo show, Playground for All, Paris, 12.10.2017 - 17.01.2018 

— 2017

— Variation - Media Art Fair group show, Cité Internationnal des Arts, Paris, 15 - 25.11.2017

— OffPAC 2017
group show, Marseille, 22 - 28.05.2017

— Environnement
solo show, Paris, 8.04 - 12.05.2017

— Understand what we know
group show, La Couleuvre, 21.04 - 25.06.2017


— Art Genève
Art Fair, collectionair, 26 - 29.01.2017


— Moments
group show, Artplateforme, Paris, 14 - 19.01.2017

— Google Matter
solo show, collectionair.com, 01.01.2017 

— 2016

— Duo
group show, Early Work, Paris,
21.11 - 11.12. 2016


— Parallel Call, YIA Art Fair #7
group show, Musée des Arts et Métiers, Paris,
6 - 23.10.2016


— Relève
group show, Crédit Municipale, Paris,
18 - 26.10. 2016. 


— memories memories
solo show, Espace Pierre Gilles de Gennes, Paris, 18.04 - 15.07.2016


— Take A Risk
group show, Artplateforme, Galerie Nery Marino, Paris, 30.06.2016.

— Dignes
group show, EnsAD, Bastille Design Center,
31.05 - 5.06.2016


— Le Prix Dauphine pour L’Art Contemporain 2016 group show, exhibition « non-site »
curated by Anaïs Lerendu, Paris Dauphine,
21 - 24.03.2016


— BYOB#2
group show, galerie le Huit - Paris, 28.01.2016

— 2015

— Progression
solo show, La Ferme du bonheur, Nanterre,
15.08.2015


— Capture
group show, galerie le Huit, Paris,
26 - 31.03.2015


— BYOB
group show, galerie le Huit, Paris, 13.02.2015

Press


— 2019 

— Featured in Creative C curated by FF 09.2019 

— Le Parisien, Ouverture NudeSpace 15.09.2019

— Bieler Fototage 
Journées photographiques de Bienne
Bienne Festival of Photography
10.05 - 2.06.2019
Press about ‘Mathieu Merlet Briand, #Blue-Screen Temple, installation, 2019’ :

TV RTS 1 | La puces à l’oreille, 09.05.2019 ︎
TV RTS 1 | Rendez-vous Culture, 13.05.2019 ︎
TV RTS 1 | Interface, 18.05.2019 ︎
TV Telebilingue, 09.05.2019 ︎
Radio RTN | 09.05.2019︎
RJB.CH | 09.05.2019︎
RTS.CH | 10.05.2019 ︎
Press review, article :
Journal Liberté, 16.04.2019
Le 24heures, 16.04.2019
Le Journal du Jura, 10.05.2019
Le WOZ, 16.05.2019 


— ART X DESIGN Lab by ICADE, interview ICADE TV, 06.2019

— VOGUE with Joanne Palmaro 05.2019

— AD with À Rebours “coups de cœur du mois” 05.2019

—ARAB TIMES, about ‘NEW NATURE’ solo show, with Galerie HORS-CADRE X Institut Français du Koweit X Contemporary Art Platform Kuwait, 06.05.2019

— Beaux Arts Magazine with EP7, about #Nature, solo show,
04.2019

— ART X DESIGN Lab by ICADE, with Matali Crasset, ICADE TV, 03.2019

— GRAZIA, with À Rebours, 03.2019

ART X DESIGN Lab by ICADE, Opening, ICADE TV, 01.2019

— 2018 

— About ‘Without Nature’ group show : ONIN.London ︎ Revue Point Contemporain ︎ Daily Lazy ︎

— Jeunes Critiques d'Arts « Mathieu Merlet Briand : Parthénons Algorithmiques » Portrait par Samuel Belfond 10.2018 | Fr︎ 

— HORS-CADRE : Portrait par Ingrid Luquet-Gad 07.2018 | Fr | En︎

— Point Contemporain : Mathieu Merlet Briand [Entretien]  2018 | Fr ︎

— “#RED-SCREEN TEMPLE, KERKENNAH01 TUNISIE” Point Contemporain ︎

— Revue Point Contemporain #9, on the cover and a double page of interviews, 06.2018 ︎  

— Capgemini « Mathieu Merlet Briand is the artist chosen by Capgemini to illustrate its 2017 Annual Report. » 23.05.2018 ︎

— Manifesto XXI « 10 Artistes à suivre en 2018 » 15.01.2018 ︎

— SUBTYL, about ‘Smile, 2017’
 

— 2017

— Paris College of Art, Talk,
Sept. 2017

— Point Contemporain, Entretiens 27.09.2017. ︎

— Cloud ⇆ Forest, 7th International Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art :
My work has been selected to represent the biennale!
— e-flux.com ︎
— Art Forum ︎
— ARTnews ︎
— Institut Français ︎
— artandyou.ru ︎
— The New Tretyakov Gallery ︎
— Tokyo University of the Arts ︎
— afisha.ru ︎
— kunstaspekte.art ︎
— Cabinet de l’Art ︎
— Mousse Magazine ︎

— Moskauer Deutsche Zeitung ︎
— Collectionair ︎

— Broadcast on « Souvenirs from earth », sfe.tv. 16.06.2017

— Le Quotidien des Arts, publication, page 3, about Art Genève. 20.01.2017 

— Artemporary, Top 10 Booth Fair at Art Genève 2017 ︎

— Collectionair, Interview, journal.collectionair.com, 20.03.2017 ︎

— 2016

— Prix Dauphine pour l’Art Contemporain— Interview with Emmanuelle Oddo, curator. ︎— Lechassis price won with Anaïs Lerendu, curator. ︎  — Lechassis, article. ︎ 

— Early Work, Interview with Lisa Toubas.

— 2015 

— AQNB, Hypersalon, conferences with Gregory Chatonsky, Christiane Paul & Clement Valla, organised by XPO Gallery and Mathieu Merlet Briand, @ Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, during Co-Workers exhibition. 12.2015


Awards


— Jury Member of The Juvenars-IESA 2019 Prize. 

— Residency, ART X DESIGN Lab by ICADE
Aubervilliers, 11.2018 - 09.2019

— Le Prix Dauphine pour L’Art Contemporain 2016 Lechassis prize, 21 - 24.03.2016 

— 1st Prize of the Jura International Lunetiers Competition, Jury Mathieu Lehanneur, 06.2013
 

Teaching Workshop

Notably

— Parsons Paris . 2017 - Today  

— Sciences Po . 2018 - Today

— Paris College of Arts . 2017 - 2018

— Noroff University . Kristiansand, Norway, 2018

— ENSAD Paris . 2015 - 2017



Studio
16 Passage Piver
75011, Paris, France.


Workshop 
10 Rue Waldeck Rochet
93300, Aubervilliers, France.


Contact
hello@ mathieumerletbriand .com



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