Julian Charrière is a French-Swiss artist based in Berlin, Germany.  His work analyzes the interrelationship between human life and natural order that results in his romantic entropic-mystical aesthetics. His work provides a new awareness of power/time and space/force relationships demonstrating current temporal and spatial developments of globalization in line with the alteration of natural objects like mold, mountains, islands and animals. Thus, reflecting human mindfulness towards natural surroundings Charrière tries to generate a consciousness for the transcendental and original aesthetic of the object. In 2012 Julian Charrière attracted attention with his collaboration with Julius von Bismarck exhibiting the on-site performance “Some Pigeons Are More Equal Than Others” at the Venice Architecture Biennial. In 2013 Julian Charrière won the Swiss Art Award / Kiefer Hablitzel Prize with his project “We Are All Astronauts Aboard A Little Spaceship Called Earth” exploring current themes of globalization intertwined with notions of time-space compression. Soon thereafter he exhibited at the Lyon Biennial in a curated section of Palais de Tokyo.

Julian Charrière, photo © eddy mottaz
Julian Charrière
Morges, 1987

Past Exhibitions

Julian Charrière: All We Ever Wanted Was Everything and Everywhere

MAMbo, Museo d’arte moderna di Bologna
09/06/2019 — 08/09/2019

Twin Earth

14/06/2019 — 24/08/2019

Adapt to Survive: Notes from the Future

07/11/2018 — 21/11/2018

Julian Charrière: As We Used to Float

Berlinische Galerie
27/09/2018 — 08/04/2019

Adverbios temporales

Centro Centro
16/02/2018 — 06/05/2018

Solo Shows

An Invitation to Disappear, Kunsthalle Mainz, Mainz, Germany
An Invitation to Disappear, Le Musée de Bagnes, Bagnes, Switzerland

Das Numen – Meatus, Dittrich & Schlechtriem, Berlin, Germany

First Light, Galerie Tschudi Zuoz, Switzerland
For They That Sow the Wind, Parasol Unit, London, UK
Into the Hollow, DITTRICH & SCHLECHTRIEM, Berlin, Germany (cat.) (forthcoming)
For They That Sow the Wind, Parasol Unit, London, UK (cat.)

Polygon, Galerie Bugada & Cargnel, Paris

Future Fossil Spaces, Musée Cantonal Des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland (cat.)
Somewhere, Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen, Germany (cat.)
One Place Next to Another, Winzavod Centre for Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia
Die Welt Ist Mittelgross, Kunstverein Arnsberg, Arnsberg, Germany
Clockwork, with Julius von Bismarck, OBEN, Vienna, Austria
We Are All Astronauts, Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris, France

On The Sidewalk, I Have Forgotten The Dinosauria, DITTRICH & SCHLECHTRIEM, Berlin, Germany (cat.)

Non Sites Sight, Case Studio Vogt, Zurich, Switzerland

Dominion, PROGRAM e.V, in collaboration with Andreas Greiner, Berlin, Germany Horizons, DITTRICH & SCHLECHTRIEM, Berlin, Germany (cat.)

Group Shows

Adapt to Survive: Notes from the Future, HENI Project Space, Hayward Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Artefact 2018 – This Rare Earth – Stories from Below, STUK Onthaal, Leuven, Belgium
Oceans: A Worldview at the Rhythm of the Waves, Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing, France Paradise, Westport Arts Center, Westport, Connecticut, United States
Parcours Sector, Art Basel 2018, Basel, Switzerland
RIBOCA1, Riga Biennial, Riga, Latvia
21st Bienne Festival of Photography, Bienne, Switzerland Beobachtung, Dittrich and Schlechtriem, Berlin, Germany
Biotopia, Kunsthalle Mainz, Mainz, Germany
De Nature en Sculpture, Villa Datris, Fondation pour la sculpture contemporaine, L’Islesur-la-Sorgue, France
Journées photographiques de Bienne 2017 | 21ème edition, Bienne, Switzerland Le Rêve des formes, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
Metamorfosi. Uno sguardo alla scultura contemporeana, Museo d’arte, Mendrisio, Switzerland
Notes on our equilibrium, CAB Art Center, Brussels, Belgium
Produktion. Made in Germany Drei, Sprengel Museum Hannover, Hannover, Germany
Selected, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York
The Antarctic Biennale, Antarctica The Dream of Forms, Palais De Tokyo, Paris, France
Tidalectics, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna, Austria
Viva Arte Viva, The 57th International Art Exhibition, Giardini Arsenale, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

The Edge of the Earth, Ryerson Image Centre de Toronto
Art Brussels 2016, Tour & TaxisAvenue du Port 86C, 1000 Brussels not really really, Frédéric de Goldschmidt Collection The Forces Behind The Forms, Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Museen Haus Lange und Haus Esters, Krefeld

30 Years Galerie Tschudi, Galerie Tschudi, Glarus
The Forces Behind The Forms, Galerie Taxispalais, Innsbruck Stranger
Than Paradise, Sies + Höke Galerie, Dusseldorf Climats Artificiels, Espace Fondation EDF, Paris
Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog, Galerie Bugada & Cargnel, Paris
Kiefer Hablitzel Preis 2015, Kunsthaus Glarus
The Forces Behind The Forms, Kunstmuseum Thun, Thun As revolucoes que nos inventaram, Oca – Parque do Ibirapuera, curated by Marcello Dantas, Agnaldo Farias The C Art Collection, Carnelutti
Law Firm, Milan, curated by curated by Vittoria Broggini Swiss Art Awards / Kiefer-Hablitzel, Basel
Waterbound, – Vom Leben mit dem Wasser, Neue Galerie Dachau and Kallmann-Museum Ismaning Playing future, Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Kiel Destination Vienna, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, commissaire / curated by Marie Egger, Anne Faucheret, Lucas Gehrmann, Luca Lo Pinto, Matthias Nothnagel, Andrea Popelka, Nicolaus Schafhausen Systémique, CEAAC, centre Européen d’Actions Artistiques Contemporaines, Strasbourg, commissaire / curated by Lauranne Germond and Loïc Fel The Future of Memory, Kunsthalle Wien, Wien, commissaire /curated by Nicolaus Schafhausen Rare Earth, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna, commissaire /curated by Nadim Samman and Boris Ondreicka 2014 The Go Between: a selection of international emerging artists from the Ernesto Esposito Collection, Museo nazionale di Capodimonte, Naples, commissaire / curated by Eugenio Viola Métamorphisme, II, Musée d’art du Valais, Sion Kochi, -Muziris Biennale, Fort Kochi, Kerala, commissaire / curated by Jitish Kallat Mira mira, Neue Jahresgaben, Kunstverein Arnsber, Arnsberg Festival of Future Nows, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin
De Generation of Painting, Fondazione 107, Turin, commissaire / curated by Francesco Francica and Frederico Piccari Talent, 401 Contemporary, Berlin
One Place Next to Another, Winzavod Center for Contemporary Art, Moscow, commissarie / curated by Anastasia Shavlokhova and Lukas Töpf
La Triennale du Valais, Valais, commissaire / curated by Helen Hirsh Treasures of Lima: A Buried Exhibition, Thyssen-Bornemisza
Art Contemporary Academy, Isla del Coco, Costarica, commissaire / curated by Nadim Samma Devant, derrière, Trudelhaus Baden, Aargau, commissaire / curated by Patrizia Keller and Jeannette Polin Einblicke in der Sammlung Wemhöner, Osram-Höfe, Berlin, commissaire / curated by Philipp Bollmann Jenseits der Ansichtskarte. Die Alpen in der Fotografie, Vorarlberg Museum, Bregenz
The Figure in the Carpet, Galerie Bugada & Cargnel, Paris

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Morges Country of birth: Switzerland Date of birth: 1987 Lives in: Berlin
Studio: Bessemerstrasse 2-14
12103, Berlin, Germany
W: Julian Charriere M: info@julian-charriere.net T: 0152/02877777