Mathieu Briand

Mathieu Briand was born in 1972 in Marseille, France. He lives and works between Marseille and Paris.

In 2007, during Art Basel, on Natalie Seroussi's booth, Mathieu Briand paid tribute to Albert Hofmann, scientist known as the inventor of LSD and psychedelic drugs, by presenting a 13 pieces of art's series, for which he used white painting, called "Deysid White Painting", Delysid being the name under which a pharmatic labatory commercialized LSD until 1966, when LSD was forbidden in the United States. Painting without image, but bearing all the imaginary potentials that the user carries in him. We think about all the monochrome tradition, from Malévitch to Ryman, to Yves Klein.

Mathieu Briand's mise-en-scenes awake our senses, our perceptions. His atmospheres combine dreams, reality and virtuality. His powerful installations make you think.



Born in 1972

Award :7th Istanbul Biennale, Istanbul, 2000


Permanent works

2005: Eternal Garden, Back to Zhong Guo - Fools Move Mountains , Nanling-Chine

2004: SYS*017.ReR*06/PiG-EqN15*25, 21st Century Contemporary Art Museum, Kanasawa, Japon

2001 : Egofugal, 7 Istanbul Bienal, Istanbul, Turquey.

- Connivence, 6 Biennale, Lyon, France

2000 : Vision machine, Musée des Beaux Arts, Nantes, France

- Less Aesthetics More Ethics, 7th International Architecture Exhibition, Venise, Italy

- Au-delà du spectacle, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

- Let's Entertain, Walker Art Center-Minneapolis, M.A.C Miami, USA, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany.

- SAB 2000, Collège de France, Paris

- Version 2000, Centre pour l'image contemporaine, Genève, Sweden

- Big, 1 Biennale, Turin, Italy

1998 : Les jambes de Grand-mère, Arca, Marseille, France

1996 : Collections, Dons et Dépôts, MAC, Marseille, France


Performances :

2007 :Did you ever want to be someone else ? in collaboration with Prue Lang, Turbine Hall -Tate Modern, London, GB

2006 : La Fleur de peau, de Prue Lang et Mathieu Briand, Transart06, Franzensfeste Fortezza, Italy

- Performance in collaboration with Prue Lang at Red Cat Theater, Los Angeles, USA

2005 : La Fleur de peau, de Prue Lang et Mathieu Briand, Temps d'Images, la ferme du buisson, Paris, France

2000 : Accés(s), Musée des Beaux-Arts de Pau, France

1998 : FREE, 23 Octobre, MAC, Marseille, France

1997 : L.E.P 3, galerie Caisse des dépôts et Consignations /Péniche 6-6, Paris, France, Art Dealer 2, Friche Belle de Mai, Marseille, France

1995 : APP*01.MiE ReU/CyEHoS LiS, Mise en réseau, CyberC.A.F.E Hors Limites, Marseille, France