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SOLO SHOWS
Oct 2017 Zürich Art Prize 2017, Haus Konstruktiv, Zürich, CH
Jun 2017 Riddles (Sphinx Otto), Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin, DE
May 2017 Riddles (The Origin of War), C L E A R I N G New York, US
Apr 2017 Riddles (Sphinx Joachim), High Line, part of Mutations, curated by Cecilia Alemani, New York, US
Jun 2016 / Oct 2016 FOXP2, Palais de Tokyo, curated by Rebecca Lamarche Vadel, Paris, FR
and Nottingham Contemporary, UK, co-curated by Rebecca Lamarche Vadel and Sam Thorne
Apr 2015 Echoes, DUVE Berlin, Gallery Weekend, Berlin, Germany
Sep 2014 Horizons, curated by Anja Henckel and Nadim Samman, Import Projects, Berlin Art Week Jury Selection, Berlin, Germany
Dec 2013 The Things? – A Trip to Europa, Trailer Exhibition, curated by Alexandra Midal, Design Project Room, Geneva, Switzerland
SELECTED GROUP SHOWS
Mar 2017 Welcome Too Late, curated by Toke Lykkeberg, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen
Oct 2016 Cycle, curated by Eva Wilson, Gerðarsafn, Kópavogur, IC
Sep 2016 Mediacity Seoul Biennale, South Korea
Jun 2016 Manifesta11, curated by Christian Jankowski, Zürich
Apr 2016 Nuit Blanche Monaco, curated by Jörg Heiser, Monaco
Dec 2015 Under the Moon, curated by Khairuddin Bin Hori for Palais de Tokyo at ICAS, Singapore
Oct 2015 Anagramma, Cura Basement, Roma, IT
Feb 2015 Rare Earth, curated by Boris Ondreicka & Nadim Samman, TBA21 Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary – Augarten, Vienna
Oct 2014 Extinction Marathon, curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK
Feb 2013 The Universal Addressability of Dumb Things, curated by Mark Leckey, UK
SELECTED TALKS
Jun 2017 Here London 2017, curated by itsnicethat, London, UK
Mar 2017 Riddles, The Origin Story – Media and Making in Practice, Architectural Association, London, UK
Mar 2016 Indiana Jones in Google Times, Multiplexer lecture series, University of Goldsmiths, London, UK
Mar 2015 Talk, 'C for Cleopatra and V for Voice', Abecedarium du Design, curated by Alexandra Midal and Sébastien Quéquet, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris
Oct 2014 The Alchemical Paradigm, TBA21 Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Croatia
July 2014 Hyper HD Mystery Zone, Revolving Stars and Shaky Grounds symposium, Dresden, DE
EDUCATION
2009-2011 Master Design Interactions, Royal College of Art, London, UK (Distinction for dissertation 'The Black Rainbow: Space, Sacred and the Spectacle')
2007-2009 Bachelor, Well-Being Department, Design Academy Eindhoven, The Netherlands
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
June 2016 FOXP2, Palais de Tokyo and Nottingham Contemporary, Monograph, Les Presses du Réel
Jan 2016 Special contribution for the Rare Earth catalogue, edited by Boris Ondreička and Nadim Samman for TBA21 Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Sternberg Press
SELECTED PRESS
2016

– Vanity Fair: 50 Most Influential French Personalities in the World
– Flaunt Magazine
– Artsy: The Top Emerging Artists of 2016
– Artsy: 11 Artists to watch at Frieze London
– Real Life Magazine: Daymares by Alex Quicho
– Garage Magazine (Story): Origins
– Frieze (print) by Ben Eastham
– Kaleidoscope (print): Marguerite Humeau by Nadim Samman
– Sleek (print): Putting the Love in Evolution
– Elephant Mag: Interview
– Metropolis M (print + cover): Review
English translation here
– New York Times: Artist to Know: The 29-Year-Old Effortlessly Melding Science and Romance
– NewsArtToday: Interview
– Mousse (print + cover): Double Exposure by Sam Thorne
– Blau / Die Welt (print + cover): Portrait

2015

– Sleek: Our favourite shows of the year
– Artsy: 16 emerging artists to watch in 2016
– Cura No 20 (print): Ever Humeau by Hans Ulrich Obrist
– Postmatter: Adventures in the Occult
– AQNB: An Interview with Marguerite Humeau: An Ode to Imagination'
– Aujourd'hui: Echoes
– Berlin Art Link: Gallery Week-end / The Kreuzberg Walkabout
– Artnet: Berlin's Contradictions Start Making Sense at Gallery Weekend 2015
– Taz: Quit this life, and the next...with new works by Marguerite Humeau
– We Find Wildness: "Echoes" during Gallery Week-end
– Sleek magazine: Enter A Room Full of Black Mamba Venom with Marguerite Humeau
– Berlin Art Link: Interview // Marguerite Humeau: Communicating with the Creaturely
– Berlin Art Link: Echoes part of gallery week-end top 10 recommendations
– Monopol (print): Watchlist, February issue
– Kunst Forum: The Age of Rare Earth
– Art Magazine: Rare Earth review
– Monopol: Rare Earth
– FiskFrisk: Rare Earth in Vienna
– DiePresse: Rare Earth
– BlouinArtInfo: The Age of Rare Earth
– Kultura Pravda: Rare Earth review

2014

– Nowness: Avant-Premiere Cleopatra 'That Goddess' Recital / 'Subverting the Queen of the Nile at the Serpentine Marathon'
– Berlin Art Link: 'Twisted decor, intermittent flashes of light, a life-sized, blow-up fighter jet, and a whole lot of black and white' – Finissage at Import Projects
– Castor und Pollux : Communication with Strangers (in German)
– Niche Berlin: Marguerite Humeau / Interview with Nadim Samman and Anja Henckel
– AQNB: Berlin art week highlights: marguerite humeau + kate cooper
– Berlin Art Link: From Prehistoric Mammals to Alien Life Forms: Marguerite Humeau at Import Projects
– Interview Magazine: Top 6 Berlin Art Week Special
Glamcult magazine
– Design Indaba: 'Communicating with Aliens'
– TAR (print): Official Contributor, Futurity issue X1, Collector's Edition Box Set and Director's Cut, Sixteen pages of images and a film script
– Etapes (print): Featuring in 'Fiction & Anticipation', Issue 218, a story by Alexandra Midal
– Numéro Magazine (print): 'Le temps retrouvé' by Yves Mirande

2013

– Design Indaba: '20 Q with Marguerite Humeau'
– Monocle24: Radio Interview
– BLDGBLOG: 'The Extinction Orchestra' by Geoff Manaugh
– We make money not art: Interview with Regine Debatty 'The Opera of Prehistoric Creatures'
TAR: Epopée, April Issue 2013, curated by Alexandra Midal
– Edge: Featuring in '2013: What should we be worried about? / The Relative Obscurity Of The Writings Of Édouard Glissant' by Hans Ulrich Obrist
– Arts Hebdo: 'Quand un mammouth élargit le débat'

2012

– Arts Magazine (print): Portrait/ 'Marguerite Humeau,Ingénieur de l'incertain' by François Quintin
– Le Monde: Featuring in 'Le design, outil de contestation'
– Usbek et Rica (print): 'Réveiller les morts' in 'On entendra Cléôpatre siffloter dans son bain', p.71, Fall 2012
– Azure Magazine (print): 'Prehistoric Opera'
– Dezeen: 'Proposal for Resuscitating Prehistoric Creatures'
– FastCoDesign: 'Recreate the calls of a Mammoth'
– DesignWeek: 'Listen to prehistory'
– Designboom: 'Resuscitating prehistoric creatures with design'
– Libération: 'Le design fait sa "Politique Fiction"'
– The Huffington Post: 'In Search of Lost Sound: Mammoth Growls, Scratchy Dolls and Hisses of the Sun'
– Wired UK (print): 'Roars Remade'
– Arts Thread: Sound Story, Issue 5, 2012
– I-D Magazine: Ice Age Orchestra, Winter Issue 2011-12, P.263

2011

– FastCoDesign: 12 Brilliant Projects That Explore How Tech Helps Us Talk
– Blueprint Magazine (print): Best Of Graduation Shows 2011
– The Daily: Roaring Back To Life
– NPR Radio: Interview/Helping Mammoths Roar Again
– Fastcodesign: 3-D Prints Of Vocal Chords Let Extinct Mammoths Roar Again
– Designboom: Back, Here Below, Formidable
– Core 77: Best of RCA Show, 2011, Gallery
– Fiellblog: The Talent of Today And Tomorrow
– We-Make-Money-Not-Art: The Rebirth Of Prehistoric Creatures


WEBSITE CREDITS
Website by Alyssa Trawkina for Studio NAND
Design collaborators: Houman Momtazian & Alex Prior

Born 1986, France
Lives and works in London

Marguerite Humeau’s work stages the crossing of great distances in time and space, transitions between animal and mineral, and encounters between personal desires and natural forces.

The work explores the possibility of communication between worlds and the means by which knowledge is generated in the absence of evidence or through the impossibility of reaching the object of investigation.

Marguerite Humeau weaves factual events into speculative narratives, therefore enabling unknown, invisible, or extinct forms of life to erupt in grandiose splendour.

© 2014 Marguerite Humeau.
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