Julian Charrière is a French-Swiss artist born 1987 in Morges, Switzerland and based in Berlin, Germany.
Charrière’s research-based work varies between photography, performance, intervention, and sculpture. His artistic practice includes working in remote places with acute geophysical identities such as volcanos, ice-fields, and radioactive sites, where he investigates the relationship between human civilization and the natural landscape.
Charrière studied with artist Olafur Eliasson at his Institute for Spatial Experiments at the Berlin University of the Arts. He has exhibited his work at museums and institutions worldwide, including the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne in Switzerland; Centre Culturel Suisse in Paris; Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin; Kunsthalle Wien in Vienna; Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin; the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo; The Kochi-Muziris Biennale in India; 12th Biennale de Lyon in France and at the 57th Venice Biennale in Venice.
Julian Charrière received several awards and residencies. Amongst other the Kaiserring Stipendium für junge Kunst, 2016 and the Kiefer-Hablitzel Award in 2013 and 2015.
In 2018, Charrière is entering a collaboration with La Prairie. The Swiss luxury skincare brand is acting as a patron towards his film «Towards No Earthly Pole» shot during expeditions to the frozen landscapes of the Arctic regions and Switzerland. The film will be shown at Charrière’s upcoming exhibition, opening in October 2018 at MASI Museo d’Arte della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano, Switzerland. With La Prairie Charrière will present exclusive material from his expeditions, including behind the scenes footage. The images will highlight an otherwise hidden majestic landscape: a poetic interpretation of the “power of light.” The collaboration will be presented at Art Basel Hong Kong in March 2018 where Julian Charrière will assemble a special installation within the La Prairie collectors’ lounge.
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