Julian Charrière is a French-Swiss artist born in 1987 and currently living and working in Berlin, Germany. He attended the École cantonale d’art du Valais and the Berlin University of the Arts.
In his research-based practice, Julian Charrière uses sculptural objects and images —both moving and still— to explore the connections between human activity, the environment and time. Julian Charrières work oscillates between scientific and artistic endeavors to scrutinize ecological and environmental themes as rhizomatic networks. His work provides a new awareness of power & time and space & force relationships demonstrating current temporal and spatial developments of globalization in line with the alteration of natural objects like mold, mountains, islands and animals. Eventually, reflecting human mindfulness towards natural surroundings Julian Charrière strives to generate a consciousness for the transcendental and original aesthetic of the object.
In 2012 Julian Charrière attracted attention with his collaboration with Julius von Bismarck exhibiting the on-site performance “Some Pigeons Are More Equal Than Others” at the Venice Architecture Biennial. From September until November 2013, Julian Charrière had a solo outdoor exhibition of his work at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, called “Somehow they never stop doing what they always did”.
In 2013 Julian Charrière won the Swiss Art Award / Kiefer Hablitzel Prize with his project “We Are All Astronauts Aboard A Little Spaceship Called Earth” exploring current themes of globalization intertwined with notions of time-space compression.
Julian Charrière was the recipient of the 2014 Prix culturel Manor Vaud which featured a major solo exhibition of his work at the Cantonal Museum of Fine Arts in Lausanne.
If you want to understand his universe, visit his studio with AJ Kiyoizumi and Claudia D’Alò: BerlinArtLinkStudio