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.

CURRENT & UPCOMING
Garder le Cap
8 March 2017
Galerie Valérie Delaunay, Paris
Never Asked for Heaven (solo exhibition)
17 March → 16 April 2017
Opening Party 17 March
CEAAC, Strasbourg
Residency in Renoir
August 2017
Celles-sur-Ource, Troyes
Mur Mulhouse
October 2017
Mulhouse
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2014
—16
Bastard Georges & the Funeral Patriots Orchestra (solo exhibition)
Telep-Art Galéria, Budapest
Ateliers Ouverts 2016
Le Domaine, Altkirch
Kasern
Roebelin barracks, Ferrette
5 Minutes de plus
Saint-Jean Chapel, Mulhouse
ø(ff)15
Downtown, Mulhouse
De guerre en guerre
Halle au Blé, Altkirch
OB&F14
Le Domaine, Altkirch
Promenade spatiale au fil des ondes (solo exhibition)
EDF Museum Électropolis, Mulhouse
2013
2012
Exposition des Diplomés
ÉCAL, University of Art and Design, Lausanne
Néo-Maso
Studio Fleury, Geneva
ÉCAL Promotion 2012
ELAC Gallery, Lausanne
Le Retranchement
Manoir de Martigny, Martigny
Permis de Construire
Ateliers Jack Preiss, Mulhouse
Symposium Syndrome
HKB, Basel
2011
In girum imus nocte et consumimur igni
Espace Arlaud, Lausanne
The Last First Time
Têtard school of Art, Lausanne
Masterpiece
Saint-Valentin Art Space, Lausanne
INACT Festival
La Semencerie, Strasbourg
Salon des Réalités Nouvelles (young guest selection)
Parc Floral, Paris
Ces Jours
Foyer Marie-Pascale Pean, Mulhouse
The Galactic Yodel Order (solo exhibition)
Zwanzigquadratmeter Gallery, Berlin
2010
Forging Steel and Laying Stone
CRAC Alsace, Altkirch
Diversion
Downtown, Mulhouse
BMBP
Banca Monte Paschi Belgio, Brussels
Jeune Création
Le CentQuatre, Paris
Le Parcours de l'Art
European Poetry Center, Avignon
Wouah ! Le tiger Flamboyant (duo w/ Pascal Auer)
La tour du Diable, Mulhouse
Desbione D'oro
Stella Solaris, Brussels
Distinctions
Hall Stefan Kudelski, Lausanne
The future way so black (solo exhibition)
Niele Torini Gallery, Lausanne
Rendez-vous des jeunes plasticiens
Cultural Center, Toulon (La Garde)
Editions
ÉCAL, University of Art and Design, Lausanne
Déjà vu : Clusterfuck Aesthetics (w/ Damien Airault)
HEAR, Rhine University of Arts, Mulhouse
The sweet song of death
ÉCAL, University of Art and Design, Lausanne
2009
Workshop's
ÉCAL, University of Art and Design, Lausanne
Dark side of...
Halle au blé, Altkirch
EXP.020
HEAR, Rhine University of Arts, Mulhouse
Week-end de l'Art Contemporain
Fine Arts Museum, Mulhouse
5h06
Polaris Gallery, Paris
EXP.017
HEAR, Rhine University of Arts, Mulhouse
Les Jeudi's, Essais Sonic
Pompidou Center, Paris
Fenêtres ouvertes
HEAR, Rhine University of Arts, Mulhouse
2009
—07
Tranches de Quai #8 (w/ Nicolas Moulin)
HEAR, Rhine University of Arts, Mulhouse
Dérapages (w/ Cécile Meynier)
HEAR, Rhine University of Arts, Mulhouse
Sound'Go Festival
Les Tuileries, Altkirch
The Wooden House Festival
Le Banholtzberg, Hirsingue
Fête de la musique (duo w/ Pascal Auer)
La Verrerie, Mulhouse
Mouche, prolifération, contrôle (w/ Francisco Ruiz Del Infante)
HEAR, Rhine University of Arts, Mulhouse
En eaux troubles...
Fête de l'eau, Wattwiller
Actions d'ameublement (w/ Éric Madeleine)
HEAR, Rhine University of Arts, Mulhouse
La Nuit des musées
Fine Arts and Historical Museum, Mulhouse
L'air de Rien (w/ Franck David)
HEAR, Rhine University of Arts, Mulhouse
Dialogues
No Name Gallery, Mulhouse
AWARDS & RESIDENCIES
Budapest Residency (2016)
Budapest Galéria, Budapest
(in partnership with CEAAC, Strasbourg)
Mulhouse Residency (2016)
35heures at Saint-Jean Chapel, Mulhouse
(in partnership with ÖDL collective and 35heures)
Berlin Residency (2011)
Zwanzigquadratmeter Gallery, Berlin
(in partnership with the ÉCAL, Lausanne)
Visarte Vaud Prize (2010)
Visarte Vaud, Lausanne
(in partnership with the ÉCAL, Lausanne)
MISCELLANEOUS
2016
Artist assistant to Gilles Bruni
Stuwa Contemporary Art Tour, Bisel
Exhibition Curator, Kasern (w/ Anne Zimmermann)
Roebelin barracks, Ferrette
Teaching workshop, Evil
Mulhouse, Nancy & Châlon
Freelance Art Director (2009 > 2016)
Overblitz collective, Mulhouse
2014
Mnah Drumless French Tour
France, Belgium & Swiss
2013
Teaching workshop
La Passerelle, Rixheim
Lectures & conferences about Gnist
Lausanne, Strasbourg & Basel
Mulhouse City Workshop (2011 > 2013)
Jacques Preiss, Mulhouse
2012
Jury member, International Short Film Festival
Le Palace Lumière, Altkirch
Teaching workshop, The Last First Time
Têtard school of Art, Lausanne
2011
Teaching workshop, Ces Jours
Foyer Marie-Pascale Pean, Mulhouse
Pulver European Høst Tour
Germany, Scandinavia, France & Swiss
2010
Workshop (w/ David Hominal)
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
2009
—07
Volume work assistant manager (2007 > 2009)
HEAR, Rhine University of Arts, Mulhouse
Workshop (w/ Pierre Thillet)
HEAR, Rhine University of Arts, Mulhouse
Workshop (w/ Boris Rebetez)
HEAR, Rhine University of Arts, Mulhouse
Magnetic Animals workshop
HEAR, Rhine University of Arts, Mulhouse
Cultural animation & mediation assistant (2007 > 2008)
CRAC Alsace, Altkirch
COLLECTIONS
Public collection Electropolis
EDF Museum Électropolis, Mulhouse
Public Collection Ville d'Altkirch
Ville d'Altkirch
Private collections
Switzerland, Belgium and France
EDUCATION
2012
—10
Master of Visual Art European Art Ensemble (with honors)
ÉCAL, University of Art and Design, Lausanne
2010
—09
Bachelor of Visual Art (Visarte prize)
ÉCAL, University of Art and Design, Lausanne
2009
—06
DNAP option Visual Art
HEAR, Rhine University of Arts, Mulhouse

JONATHAN NAAS


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