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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 Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art at the New Tretyakov Gallery (where is work as been selected to represent the biennal), Art Geneva, the YIA Art Fair at the Musée des Arts et Métiers and Variation - New Media Art Fair at the Cité International des Arts.


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 the EnsadLab, the Parsons School and the PCA, Paris College of Arts.




Exhibitions


— Soon

— Kerkennah01 Festival, Kerkennah island, Tunisia,  21 - 27 June 2018. ︎

— La synchronicité des éléments group show curated by Bertrand Riou, Centre d’Art Contemporain de Nîmes, July 6 - Sept 22, 2018. ︎

— Current

— M@terial solo show, Galerie Alexandra de Viveiros Hosted by Galerie Mhaata, 37-39 rue des Capucins - 1000 Bruxelles, April 20 - May 19, 2018. ︎ 

— 2018

— Undrglobe 001 group show, La Capela, 20 rue Phillipe de Girard, Paris 10, April 21, 2018.

— Digi-Poesie group-show curated by Mireille Ronarch, Under Construction Gallery, Paris 3, 30 Jan. - 24 Fev. 2018.

— What about 2222?
group-show curated by Andy Rankin, Le FDP, 73 rue Philippe de Girard, Paris 18, 21 Jan. - 8 Fev. 2018. 

— Cloud ⇆ Forest, 7th International Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art curated by Yuko Hasegawa, The State Tretyakov Gallery, 19 Sept. 2017 - 18 Jan. 2018.

— #iceberg 
solo show, Playground for All, Paris 8, Oct. 17 - Jan. 2018.

— 2017

— Variation - Media Art Fair curated by Dominique Moulon, Cité Internationnal des Arts, Paris, 15 - 25 Nov. 2017.

— OffPAC 2017
group show, curated by P. Paillet et J. Vidal, Marseille, 22 - 28 May 2017.

— Environnement solo show, invitation by H. Leblond, collector, rue du foin, Paris 3, 8 april - 12 May 2017

— Understand what we know
group show curated by Jerome Pierre, La Couleuvre, 21 April - 25 June 2017.

— Art Genève
collectionair, curated by Martin Guinard, 26 - 29 Jan. 2017.

— Moments
group show curated by Artplateforme, 12 Rue de Thorigny, Paris 3, 14 - 19 Jan. 2017.

— Google Matter
solo show, collectionair.com, curated by Martin Guinard, Jan 2017.

— 2016

— Duo
group show curated by Early Work, 8 rue du Foin Paris 3, 21.11 - 11.12. 2016

— Parallel Call, hors les murs de la YIA Art Fair #7
group show curated by Romain Semeteys et Marianne Derrien,  Musée des Arts et Métiers, Paris, 6 - 23 Oct. 2016.

— Relève
group show organized by Marty de Montereau, curated by I. Karabayinga et L. Wauters, Crédit Municipale, Paris, 18 - 26 Oct. 2016.

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

— Take A Risk
net.art group show curated by Artplateforme, Galerie Nery Marino, Paris, 30 June 2016.

— Dignes
group show curated by EnsAD, Bastille Design Center, 31 May - 5 June 2016.

Le Prix Dauphine pour L’Art Contemporain 2016 5 nominees group show, exhibition « non-site » curated by Anaïs Lerendu, Paris Dauphine. 
we won the Lechassis prize, 21 - 24 March 2016.


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

— 2015

— Progression
solo show, La Ferme du bonheur, Nanterre, 15 August 2015.

— Capture
group show curated by Ethan Assouline, galerie le Huit - Paris, 26 - 31 March 2015.

— BYOB
group show, galerie le Huit - Paris, 13 Feb. 2015.

— Chez Moi, Paris
group show curated by Jean-Baptiste Charpenay-Limon, 2013-16.

Press


— 2018 

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

— Revue Point Contemporain #9, on the cover and a double page of interviews, June 2018 ︎  

— Capgemini « Mathieu Merlet Briand is the artist chosen by Capgemini to illustrate its 2017 Annual Report. » 23 May 2018 ︎

— Manifesto XXI « 10 Artistes à suivre en 2018 » 15 Jan. 2018 ︎

— 2017

— Point Contemporain, Entretiens 27 sept. 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 juin 2017

— Le Quotidien des Arts, publication, page 3, about Art Genève. 20 jan. 2017 

— Artemporary
Top 11 at artgenève 2017 ︎


— Collectionair, Interview, journal.collectionair.com, 20 mar. 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.


Studio

16 Passage Piver
75011
Paris, France.

Contact

hello@mathieumerletbriand.com


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