Julian Charrière (born 1987 in Morges, Switzerland) is a French-Swiss artist living and working in Berlin. He
studied at ECAV (École cantonale d'art du Valais) and at the Institut für Raumexperimente in Berlin, under the guidance of Olafur Eliasson
Charrière explores ideas of nature and its transformation over deep ecological
as well as human historical time. Addressing pressing matters of ecological concern, his work frequently stems from fieldwork in remote locations with acute geophysical identities, such as volcanoes, ice fields, oil palm plantations, and undersea and radioactive sites. An ongoing reflection upon the mythos and politics of exploration in a globalized age is central to his practice. Working across media and conceptual paradigms, Charrière frequently collaborates with composers, scientists, engineers, art historians, and philosophers. His work often provokes, inviting critical reflection upon cultural traditions of perceiving, representing, and engaging with the natural world.