Marguerite Humeau, ‘Taweret’, 2015, Tate Britain

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About Marguerite Humeau

Working at the intersection of art, science, and technology, Marguerite Humeau explores the mythic power of scientific narratives and their effect on a larger understanding of the world. Starting with intensive research, Humeau traverses diverse fields such as paleontology, media theory, and biology to find factual basis for her sculptural and sound-based works. “Research gives credibility to my stories,” Humeau has said. “I use scientific facts but also and more importantly speculations and fictions. I want to create strong physical, almost supernatural experiences.” In her pieces, she narrates fictional events such as the re-emergence of extinct, prehistoric creatures or otherworldly beings. Through visual and sonic relations, the London-based artist’s work deconstructs and elaborates on scientific knowledge, reorienting our understanding of the world around us.

French, b. 1986, France, based in London, United Kingdom

Solo Shows

2015
DUVE Berlin, 
Berlin,

Group Shows

2017