Julien Prévieux is a French artist whose multidisciplinary work is regularly exhibited in art centers, galleries and museums, in France and abroad. The economy, politics, cutting-edge technologies, the cultural industry are all “worlds” in which his artistic practice is involved. Like these Letters of non-motivation that he sent to companies for 7 years in response to advertisements seen in the press, detailing the motivations which led him not to apply. A keen observer of individual and collective behavior, the artist takes a critical and humorous look at society. In various forms – videos, sculptures, installations, performances, drawings – his works appropriate the mechanisms of the sectors of activity they invest in to better update their dogmas and excesses.
He has recently produced a number of performances, including Of Balls, Books and Hats presented at the Actoral festival in Marseille, at Usine C in Montreal, at the Ménagerie de verre in Paris and at T2G in Gennevilliers. He has presented his work in a number of solo exhibitions at the Art Sonje art center in Seoul, the MAC in Marseille, the RISD Museum of Art in Providence, the Center Pompidou in Paris or the Blackwood Gallery in Toronto. He has participated in multiple group exhibitions at the ZKM in Karlsruhe, at the Red Brick Art Museum in Beijing, at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin, at the Lyon Biennale in 2015 and at the 10th Istanbul Biennale.
He received the Marcel Duchamp Prize in 2014.