Born in 1986 in Le Blanc-Mesnil, France, Julien Creuzet is a Franco-Caribbean artist who lives and works in Paris. A visual artist and poet, he intertwines these two practices in sculptures, installations and textual interventions that deal with his own diasporic experience and his relationship with Martinique, the land of his ancestors, which he describes as “the heart of my imagination”. Inspired by the poetic and philosophical reflections of Martiniquais writers Aimé Césaire and Édouard Glissant on Creolisation and migration, Creuzet’s work focuses on the troubled intersection of Caribbean history and modern events in Europe. Eschewing overarching narratives and cultural reductionism, his oeuvre often highlights anachronisms and social realities in order to construct irreducible objects. Resembling relics from the future brought ashore by an ocean tide, his works materialise as amplified testimonies of history, technology, geography and self.

Julien Creuzet recently held a solo show at the Luma foundation in Zurich. He has also held exhibitions at the Camden Art Centre in London (2021), the CAN art centre in Neuchâtel (2019), the Palais de Tokyo in Paris (2019), and the Fondation Ricard in Paris (2018). He has also taken part in numerous group shows, including Manifesta 13 in Marseille (2020). After receiving the 2019 Camden Art Centre Emerging Artist Prize, he was nominated two years later for the Prix Marcel Duchamp. He will represent France at the 2024 Venice Biennale.