7. Juli 2017
11:30 – 12:30
Marguerite Humeau: Riddles
Moderation: Hanna Makaber

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. Marguerite Humeau weaves factual events into speculative narratives, therefore enabling unknown, invisible, or extinct forms of life to erupt in grandiose splendor. 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. 


Marguerite Humeau (b. 1986, FR) lives and works in London, UK. Upcoming solo exhibitions include Haus Konstruktiv, Zürich, CH (2017); Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin, DE (2017). Recent solo exhibitions include Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK (2016); Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FR (2016). Marguerite Humeau is the recipient of the 2017 Zurich Art Prize. Her work is part of the collections of MoMA, New York, USA and Tate, London, UK.