Biennale of Sydney

Marguerite Humeau

Marguerite Humeau, The Dancers III & IV, Two marine mammals invoking higher spirits, 2019, polystyrene, polyurethane resin, fibreglass, steel skeleton, pollution particles, 251 x 214 x 240 cm. Installation view for Centre Pompidou, Paris. Courtesy the artist, C L E A R I N G New York/Brussels. Photograph: Julia Andréone.
Marguerite Humeau, Venus of Frasassi, A 10-year-old female human has ingested a rabbit's brain, 2019, Portland limestone, 320 mm x 280 mm x 862 mm. Installation view for ‘Ecstasies', solo exhibition at Kunstverein in Hamburg, 2019. Courtesy the artist, C L E A R I N G New York/Brussels. Photograph: Julia Andréone.
Marguerite Humeau, Waste I - 1, A respiratory tract mutating into industrial waste, 2019, dove respiratory tract in resin, polyurethane, paint, silicone tubes, CO, 93 x 56 x 33 cm. Installation view from ‘Mist;, solo exhibition at C L E A R I N G New York/ Brussels. Courtesy the artist, C L E A R I N G New York/Brussels. Photograph: Julia Andréone.

Marguerite Humeau

Born 1986 in Cholet, France
Lives in London, England


Marguerite Humeau’s work stages the crossing of great distances in time and space, transitions between animal and mineral, and encounters between personal desires and natural forces. The work explores the possibility of communication between worlds and the means by which knowledge is generated in the absence of evidence or through the impossibility of reaching the object of investigation. Humeau weaves factual events into speculative narratives, therefore enabling unknown, invisible, or extinct forms of life to erupt in grandiose splendour. Combining prehistory, occult biology and science fiction in a disconcerting spectacle – the works resuscitate the past, conflate subterranean and subcutaneous, all the while updating the quest genre for the information age.

23rd Biennale of Sydney (2022)

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