French multimedia artist Stéphane Blanquet is a prolific figure in the contemporary art scene since the end of the 1980’s.
Born in 1973, near Paris (France), multimedia artist Stéphane Blanquet is a prolific figure in the contemporary art scene since the end of the 1980’s. Since the beginning, refusing to be labeled, he creates a dense and multifaceted work in numerous fields: installations, artworks on a wide range of support and materials, performing arts, animation movies, music, urban culture, publishing…
Blanquet deeply values interacting with other artists and creative minds from around the world. He is involved in creating joint artworks and projects, publishing art books with their work, and curating exhibitions.
With “United Dead Artists”, his publishing house, he has issued more than 140 well-distributed publications, presenting the work of 350 artists, including Tanaami Keiichi, Manuel Ocampo, David Lynch, Jérôme Zonder, Roland Topor… With “Les Crocs Electriques”, an editorial project he started with Jessica Rispal in 2016, one new book is published every 3 days or about 100 new books a year.
In 1993, Blanquet, invited by Jacques Noël for a first solo show, presented “Posthumous Exhibition” at the Regard Moderne in Paris. The same year, his work started to be presented in the USA by Last Gasp, Blab! and so on. Since then, his work has been shown regularly: MAC Lyon (France), Singapore Art Museum, Musée des Arts Décoratifs (Paris), Hayward Gallery (London), Halle Saint-Pierre (Paris), Museum of Fine Arts Boston… Recently, he presented solo shows at Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (France) in 2016, at Fürstenfeldbruck Kunsthaus (Germany) in 2017 and at Abbaye d’Auberive (France) in 2018.
His work is part of important collections in France and abroad : collection Jean-Claude Volot, collection Michel-Edouard Leclerc, collection Giacosa – Ferraiuolo, Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, (Munich, Germany), Bibliothèque Nationale de France, (Paris, France)…