Born in 1986, he recently graduated from the Villa Arson (National School of Fine Arts at the Villa Arson), in Nice, France. He obtained the Emerige Révélation award in 2014.
Vivien Roubaud defines himself as a «general handyman» : he selects and collects products gone to wast and fixes, combines and hybrids them to obtain «non-productive» machines, which are still animated thanks to the technical protocols that enabled their creation. Disfunction is a creative force, technologies are deconstructed to become techne, media: pieces from refrigerators and air conditioners produce an ice sculpture; a divided printer marks the floor, deconstructs the layout, changes its repositories; a crazy electric wire, dancing in space, animates some neons ... Frantic works, which find their «balance in catastrophe».