Born 1987 in Paris, France.
Lives and works in Marseille, France.

The mixed-media work of Ugo Schiavi, which has spawned a kind of archaeology of the future, probes the tensions between history and fiction. His hybrid landscape – both mechanical and natural – entitled Grafted Memory System has taken over the main exhibition hall of the Musée Guimet, which has stood disused for some years now. Fossils and bones fuse with human remains, while cables intertwine with vegetation. Screens built into data centres show 3D images of fragments of the museum’s architecture, composite objects and vigorously growing plants. This techno-organic ecosystem serves up an altered vision of nature, reflecting both its fragility and resilience.

Also on view in The many lives and deaths of Louise Brunet in macLYON.