Julien Creuzet is a French-Caribbean artist who lives and works in Paris. A visual artist and poet, he actively intertwines these two practices via amalgams of sculpture, installation, and textual intervention that address his own diasporic experience, and his relationship to his ancestral home, Martinique, which he refers to as “the heart of my imagination”. Inspired by the poetic and philosophical reflections of the French Martinican writers Aimé Césaire and Édouard Glissant on creolization and migration, Creuzet’s work focuses on the troubled intersection between Caribbean histories and the events of European modernity. Creuzet’s distinctive sculptural language often repurposes found materials; relics of detritus washed ashore by oceans or the unrelenting progress of history. Throughout his work, Creuzet creates a dialogue with the question of emancipation and the legacy of the Caribbean diaspora as it exists today.
His work is currently the subject of a solo exhibition at Magasin CNAC, Grenoble, entitled Oh téléphone, oracle noir (...).Past solo exhibitions include two solo exhibitions at LUMA Foundation, Arles and LUMA Westbau, Zurich (2022-2023); Camden Arts Centre (2021), CAN Centre d'art Neuchâtel, Switzerland (2019), Palais De Tokyo, Paris (2019), and Fondation Ricard, Paris (2018). Creuzet has also participated in numerous group exhibitions, including Performa Biennial (2023), 35ª Bienal de São Paulo, São Paulo (2023), 12th Liverpool Biennial; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; Musée Tinguely, Basel; National Gallery of Prague; Wesleyan University Center for the Arts, Middletown; Manifesta 13 Marseille; Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris; Kampala Biennial; Gwangju Biennial. In 2021, Creuzet was nominated for the Prix Marcel Duchamp, and in 2019, he received the Camden Arts Center Prize at Frieze London.
He will represent France at the 60th International Art Exhibition - Venice Biennale in 2024 with curators Céline Kopp and Cindy Sissokho.