Born in 1987 in Morges, Switzerland. Lives and works in Berlin, Germany.
In personal encounters and performative confrontations with geographical and geological extremities across the globe, Julian Charrière chisels away at the anthropocentric archetype of the naturalist explorer: prodding meaning out of his surroundings and pinning down classifications only to then watch as presumed truths — the concepts of nature and time, for example — collapse to create space for new realities to emerge. Charrière’s sculptures, photographs, and installations explore ways to recognize within the elemental materials of the environment the progression of a multitude of frequencies of space and time with amplitudes that, although concurrent, diverge in scale, presenting opportunities to access knowledge bases that extend beyond the human experience. (Nominated for the Prix Marcel Duchamp, Paris in 2021)