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Matt Mullican

1951, New York, États-Unis d'Amérique / Berlin, Allemagne

Matt Mullican (Santa Monica, United States, 1951) is an American-Venezuelan artist who lives and works in New York and Berlin. He received his BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) from CalArts in 1974.

Matt Mullican is considered one of the pioneers of digital art, associated with the “Pictures Generation.” Engaging in performance, installation, digital tools, and sculpture, he works on creating a cosmological model based on a personal formal and symbolic vocabulary. Hypnosis and cartography are the main operating modes of his work. Matt Mullican develops coherent systems of signs that he explores and reinvests through actions under hypnosis, in a constant back-and-forth between reality and its schematization, between fiction and its physical reality.

Since 1973, Matt Mullican has had numerous solo exhibitions worldwide, both in museums and galleries. He has also participated in Documenta 7, 9, and 10 in 1982, 1992, and 1997. His work is represented in many international public and private collections, including MoMA in New York, Tate Modern in London, Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, Haus der Kunst in Munich, Centre Pompidou in Paris, and MACS.

(source: les presses du réel)