Vivien Roubaud



Vivien Roubaud

Past: May 21 → July 24, 2015

Vivien Roubaud defines himself as a “general handyman” : he selects and collects products gone to wast and fixes, combines and hybrids them to obtain “non-productive” machines, which are still animated thanks to the technical protocols that enabled their creation. Disfunction is a creative force, technologies are deconstructed to become techne, media: pieces from refrigerators and air conditioners produce an ice sculpture; a divided printer marks the floor, deconstructs the layout, changes its repositories; a crazy electric wire, dancing in space, animates some neons … Frantic works, which find their “balance in catastrophe”.


Born in 1986, he recently graduated from the Villa Arson (National School of Fine Arts at the Villa Arson), in Nice, France. He obtained the Emerige Révélation award in 2014.

  • Opening Thursday, May 21, 2015 6 PM → 9 PM
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17-19 rue Michel Le Comte

75003 Paris

T. 01 53 79 06 12 — F. 01 53 79 06 19

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The artist

  • Vivien Roubaud