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Harold Guérin

Harold Guérin is an artist currently based in France. His approach is built on observations of landscape and includes installation, sculpture, drawing, actions and video. His work questions the relationship between architecture and internal changes that occur in the surrounding landscape. His interest lies in challenging the foundations of urban planning that are in collision with the Earth’s rhythm and its unpredictable structural mutations. The artist uses almost invisible gestures in his sculptures that are made of elements such as water, soil or snow. The artist challenges objects to the limits of their structure, disposing them of their own functionality and giving them new meaning. In his running solo exhibition “Inclinaisons Variables” (2012) at the Camac Art Center in France, the artist “freezes” his installation “Landslide” while the interactive installation “Magnitude” (2011), made of sanders blurs the perception of the viewer.

Harold was born in 1981 in Rheims . Graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Art de Nancy (2006). In 2009 he was invited to the FRAC Champagne-Ardenne residency in France where he presented his exhibition “Hors champs”. In 2010, the FRAC Franche-Comté selected him for Grand Est residency. His work is featured in several group exhibitions such as “L’avenir d’une illusion” FRAC C-A at the CAC Passages in Troyes, France, “The Robert Schuman Art prize /Kunstpreis” in Metz, France, the “Moving Worlds” triennial in Luxembourg, “Space Between” at the CAB in Grenoble, France, “The material feat” in Geneva, Switzerland, “Jeune Création” Centre-quatre in Paris, “Esta no es una historia” in MACMA, Maracay, Venezuela.

Harold’s NYC residency occurs within the framework of the Residency Unlimited / Flux Factory partnership. His residency is made possible by l’Office Régional Culturel de Champagne-Ardenne (France)

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