VISUAL ARTIST BORN IN 1987 IN EASTERN FRANCE. RESIDES AND WORKS BETWEEN BASEL, STRASBOURG AND MULHOUSE.

My plastic work is nourished by nonsense, esotericism, psychedelism and folklore-induced protocols, relying on an exploration of the interface between myth and knowledge. My practice is dominated by paced, minimalist and radical painting, narrating reclaimed objects and forms in dark, dystopian installations. This way I interrogate the evolution of knowledge and its passing, of its transcription from oral to written speech, by reformulating reality through fiction, like a storyteller emphasizing a present to suggest a possible elsewhere.

Mon travail plastique est empreint d'absurde et de protocoles nourris de folklore, d'ésotérisme et de psychédélisme, s'appuyant sur l'exploration de l'interface entre le mythe et la connaissance. Ma pratique est dominée par une peinture minimaliste, radicale et rythmée mettant en récit des formes et des objets récupérés, dans des installations sombres et dystopiques. Je questionne ainsi l'évolution du savoir et de sa transmission, de sa transcription entre oralité et écrit, en reformulant la réalité au travers de la fiction à la façon d'un conteur accentuant un présent, suggérant la possibilité d'un ailleurs.

CONTACT
jonathan@naas.fr | ello.co | instagram.com | facebook.com
ACTUALITY
LIMOUSIN RESIDENCY AUG 2018
Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

TRANSYLVANIA RESIDENCY 2018
TBA, Romania

DORTHMUND RESIDENCY 2018
TBA, Germany

TOKYO RESIDENCY WINTER 2018
TBA, Japan
EDUCATION
2010 → 2012
MASTER OF VISUAL ART
EUROPEAN ART ENSEMBLE (with honors)
ÉCAL, University of Art and Design from Lausanne

2009 → 2010
BACHELOR OF VISUAL ART (visarte prize)
ÉCAL, University of Art and Design from Lausanne

2006 → 2009
DNAP ART
DIPLÔME NATIONAL D’ART PLASTIQUE
HEAR, Rhine University of Arts from Mulhouse
AWARDS & RESIDENCIES
SUMMER 2017 CHAMPAGNE RESIDENCY
Cave Benoît Tassin, Celles-sur-Ource
(in partnership with Papot Art and Fondation Renoir)

WINTER 2016 BUDAPEST RESIDENCY
Budapest Galéria, Budapest
(in partnership with CEAAC, Strasbourg)

SPRING 2016 MULHOUSE RESIDENCY
35heures at Saint-Jean Chapel, Mulhouse
(in partnership with ÖDL collective and 35heures)

WINTER 2011 BERLIN RESIDENCY
Zwanzigquadratmeter Gallery, Berlin
(in partnership with the ÉCAL, Lausanne)

2010 VISARTE VAUD PRIZE
Visarte Vaud, Lausanne
(in partnership with the ÉCAL, Lausanne)
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
MUR #46, DÉCAPOLE OCT 2017
Downtown, Mulhouse

NEVER ASKED FOR HEAVEN MAR 2017
CEAAC, Strasbourg

BASTARD GEORGES
AND THE FUNERAL PATRIOTS ORCHESTRA
NOV 2016
Telep Gallery, Budapest

THE GALACTIC YODEL ORDER NOV 2011
Zwanzigquadratmeter Gallery, Berlin

THE FUTURE WAY SO BLACK JUNE 2010
Niele Torini Gallery, Lausanne

FIRST BLOOD JUNE 2009
HEAR, Rhine University of Arts, Mulhouse
SELECTED GROUP SHOW
VITIS VINIFERA2017
cur. Béranger Barois & Cyrielle Tassin
Cave Benoît Tassin, Celles-sur-Ource

GARDER LE CAP 2017
cur. Ségolène Haehnsen Kan & Lia Rochas-Pàris
Galerie Valérie Delaunay, Paris

ATELIERS OUVERTS 2016
Le Domaine, Altkirch

KASERN MAY 2016
Roebelin barracks, Ferrette

5 MINUTES DE PLUS 2016
cur. Pauline Bordaneil & Audrey Pouliquen
Saint-Jean Chapel, Mulhouse

Ø(FF)15 2015
Downtown, Mulhouse

DE GUERRE EN GUERRE 2014
Halle au Blé, Altkirch

OB&F14 2014
Le Domaine, Altkirch

PROMENADE SPATIALE AU FIL DES ONDES 2014
EDF Museum Électropolis, Mulhouse

SOL LEWITT LOVES PANCAKES 2013
cur. Pierre Soignon
ZIP Gallery, Basel

OB&F13 2013
Le Domaine, Altkirch

SOCIAL LOVE, MUSIC & ART 2013
cur. Christina Jonsson
Saint-Valentin Art Space, Lausanne

MASTER READING 2013
cur. Christina Jonsson
Saint-Valentin Art Space, Lausanne

EXPOSITION DES DIPLOMÉS 2012
ÉCAL, University of Art and Design, Lausanne

NÉO-MASO 2012
cur. Sylvie Flury
Studio Fleury, Geneva

ÉCAL PROMOTION 2012
ELAC Gallery, Lausanne

LE RETRANCHEMENT 2012
cur. Stéphanie Moisdon & Valentin Carron
Manoir de Martigny, Martigny

PERMIS DE CONSTRUIRE 2012
Ateliers Jack Priess, Mulhouse

SYMPOSIUM SYNDROME 2012
HKG, Basel

IN GIRUM IMUS NOCTE ET CONSUMIMUR IGNI 2011
Espace Arlaud, Lausanne

THE LAST FIRST TIME 2011
Têtard shool of Art, Lausanne

MASTERPIECE 2011
Saint-Valentin Art Space, Lausanne

INACT FESTIVAL 2011
La Semancerie, Strasbourg

SALON DES RÉALITÉS NOUVELLES 2011
Parc Floral, Paris

CES JOURS 2011
Foyer Marie-Pascale Pean, Mulhouse

FORGING STEEL AND LAYING STONE 2010
CRAC Alsace, Altkirch

BMBP 2010
Banca Monte Paschi Belgio, Brussels

JEUNE CRÉATION 2010
Le CentQuatre, Paris

LE PARCOURS DE L'ART 2010
European Poetry Center, Avignon

THE TIGER FLAMBOYANT DUO w/ Pascal Auer 2010
La tour du Diable, Mulhouse

DESBIONE D’ORO 2010
Stella Solaris, Brussels

DISTINCTIONS 2010
Hall Stefan Kudelski, Lausanne

RENDEZ-VOUS DES JEUNES PLASTICIENS 2010
Culturel Center, Toulon (La Garde)

ÉDITIONS cur. Stéphane Dafflon 2010
ÉCAL, University of Art and Design, Lausanne

CLUSTERFUCK AESTHETICS cur. Damien Airault 2010
HEAR, Rhine University of Arts, Mulhouse

THE SWEET SONG OF DEATH 2010
ÉCAL, University of Art and Design, Lausanne

WORKSHOP’S 2009
ÉCAL, University of Art and Design, Lausanne

DARK SIDE OF... 2009
Halle au Blé, Altkirch

WEEK-END DE L’ART CONTEMPORAIN 2009
Fine Arts Museum, Mulhouse

5H06 2009
Polaris Gallery, Paris

EXP.017 2009
HEAR, Rhine University of Arts , Mulhouse

LES JEUDI’S, ESSAIS SONIC 2009
Pompidou Center, Paris

FENÊTRES OUVERTES 2009
HEAR, Rhine University of Arts, Mulhouse

TRANCHES DE QUAI #8 cur. Nicolas Moulin 2009
HEAR, Rhine University of Arts, Mulhouse

DÉRAPAGES cur. Cécile Meynier 2009
HEAR, Rhine University of Arts, Mulhouse

SOUND’GO FESTIVAL 2009
Les Tuileries, Altkirch

THE WOODEN HOUSE FESTIVAL 2009
Le Banholtzberg, Hirsingue

FÊTE DE LA MUSIQUE DUO w/ Pascal Auer 2009
La Verrerie, Mulhouse

EN EAUX TROUBLES... 2009
Fête de l’Eau, Wattwiller

MOUCHE, PROLIFÉRATION, CONTRÔLE cur. Francisco Ruiz del Infanté 2009
HEAR, Rhine University of Arts, Mulhouse

ACTION D’AMEUBLEUMENT cur. Éric Madeleine 2009
HEAR, Rhine University of Arts, Mulhouse

LA NUIT DES MUSÉES 2009
Fine Arts and Historical Museum, Mulhouse

L’AIR DE RIEN cur. Franck David 2009
HEAR, Rhine University of Arts, Mulhouse

DIALOGUES 2009
No Name Gallery, Mulhouse
MISCELLANEOUS
PRESIDENT SIX SIX 2008 → 2018
Association for Visual Art & Alternative Music, Altkirch

JURY MEMBER Ø(FF)17 2017
Biennial of young contemporary creation, Mulhouse

BASS PLAYER OURAL 2017 → 2018
Post-Hardcore project, Mulhouse

ARTIST ASSISTANT GILLES BRUNI SUMMER 2016
Stuwa Contemporary Art Tour, Bisel

EXHIBITION CURATOR KASERN 2016
w/ Anne Zimmermann
Roebelin barracks, Ferrette

TEACHING WORKSHOP EVIL
Mulhouse, Nancy & Châlon

FREELANCE ART DIRECTOR 2009 → 2016
Overblitz collective, Mulhouse

BASS PLAYER MNAH! 2013 → 2016
Indus-Noise project, Mulhouse

TEACHING WORKSHOP 2013
La Passerelle, Rixheim

LECTURES & CONFERENCES ABOUT GNIST 2013
Lausanne, Strasbourg & Basel

GUITAR PLAYER PULVER 2009 → 2012
Stoner Doom project, Lausanne

MULHOUSE CITY ART STUDIOS 2011 → 2013
Jacques Preiss, Mulhouse

JURY MEMBER
INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2012
Le Palace Lumière, Altkirch

TEACHING WORKSHOP THE LAST FIRST TIME 2012
Têtard shool of Art, Lausanne

TEACHING WORKSHOP CES JOURS 2011
Foyer Marie-Pascale Pean, Mulhouse

WORKSHOP w/ David Hominal 2010
ÉCAL, University of Art and Design, Lausanne

EXHIBITION SETTER 2007 → 2010
Von Bartha Gallery, Basel
Circuit Art Space, Lausanne
La Kunsthalle, Mulhouse
CRAC Alsace, Altkirch
Electropolis EDF Museum, Mulhouse
Maison Neuve Gallery, Paris
Art Basel, Basel

VOLUME WORK ASSISTANT MANAGER 2007 → 2009
HEAR, Rhine University of Arts, Mulhouse

WORKSHOP w/ Pierre Thillet 2009
HEAR, Rhine University of Arts, Mulhouse

WORKSHOP w/ Boris Rebetez 2009
HEAR, Rhine University of Arts, Mulhouse

WORKSHOP MAGNETIC ANIMALS 2009
HEAR, Rhine University of Arts, Mulhouse

ANIMATION & MEDIATION ASSISTANT 2007 → 2008
CRAC Alsace, Altkirch
COLLECTION
INTERNATIONAL HUNGARIAN
COLLECTION BUDAPEST MUSEUM

Budapest Galléria, Budapest

PUBLIC COLLECTION ELECTROPOLIS
EDF Museum Électropolis, Mulhouse

PUBLIC COLLECTION VILLE D’ALTKIRCH
Ville d’Altkirch

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
Switzerland, Belgium and France

JONATHAN NAAS


27 av FOCH
FR-68130 ALTKIRCH
0033-633-511-028
jon@naas.fr