Born in 1966 in Abidjan (Ivory Coast). Lives and works in Paris. Has taught at the Beaux-Arts de Paris since 2001.
Initially attracted to cinema and conceptual art, Guillaume Paris obtained a scholarship to study engineering at the Cooper Union in New York and ended up studying visual arts in parallel. He graduated in 1991 and continued his artistic reflection at the Institut des hautes études en arts plastiques in Paris. He was artist-in-residence at the Core Program in Houston, at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam, and undertook ethnographic studies at University College in London before becoming a resident at the Villa Medicis in Rome.
Initiated in the early 1990s, the H.U.M.A.N.W.O.R.L.D. project brings together all of his concerns: identity construction and ideology, reification and fetishism, belief, memory, and temporality. Beyond the heterogeneity of practices and media, the pedagogy he leads in his workshop is based on the analysis and sharing of works and the discourses - beliefs - that are associated with them.
He teaches in schools in France and abroad (Beijing, Tokyo, Helsinki, London, Taipei, Belgrade...). His work has been presented in numerous museums and art centers, including the Centre Pompidou, the Jeu de Paume, the ZKM, the Tinguely Museum, the Prada Foundation.