Initially attracted by cinema and conceptual art, Guillaume Paris obtained a scholarship in engineering at Cooper Union in New York and ended up studying visual arts there at the same time. After graduating, he continued his artistic reflection at the Institute of Advanced Studies in Visual Arts, in Paris. He is a resident artist at the Core Program in Houston, at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam, and undertook ethnographic studies at University College London before becoming a resident of the Villa Medici in Rome.
Initiated in the early 90s, the H.U.M.A.N.W.O.R.L.D. project. brings together all of its concerns: identity construction and ideology, reification and fetishism, belief, memory, temporality. Beyond the heterogeneity of practices and media, the pedagogy he carries out in his workshop is based on the analysis and sharing of works and the discourses – beliefs – associated with them.
He works in schools in France and abroad (Beijing, Tokyo, Helsinki, London, Taipei, Belgrade, etc.). His work has been presented in numerous museums and arts centers, including the Center Pompidou, the Jeu de Paume, the ZKM, the Tinguely Museum, the Prada Foundation.