Julian Charrière

Julian Charrière (*1987, Morges, CH) 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. Charrière frequently collaborates with composers, scientists, engineers, art historians, and philosophers. 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), MAMbo, Bologna (2019), Berlinische Galerie, Berlin (2018), Parasol Unit Foundation, London (2015), Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne (2014), among others. His work has been featured in the Taipei Biennial (2018), 57th Biennale di Venezia (2017), the Antarctic Biennale (2017) and the 12th Biennale de Lyon (2013). Charrière is one of the four nominees for the Prix Marcel Duchamp 2021 with an exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in Paris.