Julien Creuzet is a visual artist, video-maker, performer and poet.
Through environments made of composite series, he explores different cultural heritages by organising passageways between imaginaries of elsewhere, the social realities of here and now, and forgotten minority histories. By associating different temporalities and geographies, and preferring anachronisms and collusion over the simplicity of established tales, Julien Creuzet evokes registers of life and technology, history and myth, poetry and politics, to deploy disparate stories of hybrid creatures and swampy zones repossessed and contradicted by imperious civilisations’ desires for power and expansion.
Born in 1986 in Blanc-Mesnil, Julien Creuzet has had several solo shows, including recently at the VR Arles Festival as part of the Palais de Tokyo’s off-site exhibition during the Rencontres d’Arles (2018), at the Fondation d’Entreprise Ricard and Bétonsalon – centre d’art et de recherche (Paris, 2018), the gallery NaMiMa at the École Nationale Supérieure d’Art et de Design in Nancy (2016) and at the Frac Basse-Normandie (Caen, 2015). His work has also been presented in a large number of group shows: “Aujourd’hui aura lieu”, the Palais de Tokyo’s off-site exhibition during the 12th Gwangju Biennale (2018), “A Cris Ouverts”, the 6th edition of the Ateliers de Rennes, Biennale d’Art Contemporain (2018), the Rencontres de Bamako, 11th Biennale Africaine de la Photographie (2017), the 14th Biennale de Lyon (2017), at the Frac Pays de la Loire (Carquefou, 2016) or else at La Galerie, Centre d’Art Contemporain (Noisy-le-Sec, 2015). He is represented by the Document Gallery in Chicago.