Mathieu Merlet Briand
(born in 1990, Paris)

Digital native and coming from a farming family, Mathieu is interested in the influence of technology on the perception of our contemporary reality. He questions the internet materiality and its representations. It seeks to translate the spiritual experience of the internet user, the imagination of the surfer facing this endless flow of information. 

In his projects recurrently emerges environmental issues (see his solo-show "#iceberg" 2017, "Environment" 2017) also, inspired by the reading of the philosophical essay of Ariel Kyrou "Google God" 2010, he questions this almost divine image associated with the giants of the web (see the exhibition "non-site" for the Dauphine Prize for Contemporary Art 2016).

He uses as medium the big datas. Through his algorithms that he develops, through recycling processes and analogies to nature, he shapes data flows in order to create tangible materializations. Abstractions, relics, crystallizations or fragment of the World Wide Web, his protean work materializes mainly in sculptures and multimedia installations.

Influenced as much by the history of abstraction, the artists of Land Art, as the New Realists, his creations are associated with Digital Culture, the movement Post-Digital or Post-Internet Art.

Work / Training :

École Nationale Superieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, 2013

Ecal, Switzerland

Teacher - researcher at EnsadLab, Parsons School Paris & Sciences Po.

Exhibitions selected


Solo exhibitions:


NEW NATURE | Kuwait, Galerie Hors-Cadre, Institut Français du Koweit, Contemporary Art Platform Kuwait


M @ terial, Alexandra de Viveiros gallery

#iceberg, Playground for All


Environment, Paris

Google Matter, Collectionair

2016 memories memories, Espace Pierre Gilles de Gennes, Paris

2015 Progression, The farm of happiness, Nanterre


Group exhibitions:


Abstract Art in the Age of New Media, Museum of Contemporary Digital Art, online exhibition.


Bieler Fototage, photographic days of Biel Festivale of Photography, Switzerland.



Les Vigies, Alexandra de Viveiros gallery

Digi-Poesie, Under Construction Gallery

What about 2222 ?, the FDP

Cloud? Forest, 7th International Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art,

curator Yuko Hasegawa, The State Tretyakov Gallery

Variation, Media Art Fair, Cité Internationnal des Arts, Paris


Understand what we know, La Couleuvre

Moments, Artplateforme, Paris


Parallel Call, outside the walls of the YIA art fair, Musée des Arts et Métiers, Paris

Take A Risk, with Artplateforme, Galerie Nery Marino, Paris

Dignes, with EnsAD, Bastille Design Center, Paris

The Dauphine Prize for Contemporary Art, ?non-site? exhibition, Paris Dauphine.

We won the Chassis prize, Paris.

Capture, Galerie le Huit, Paris