Samuel Bianchini lives and works in Paris. He shows regularly in France and abroad. Exhibitions have included institutions such as Art Basel, Institut français de Tokyo, Stuk Art Center (Leuven, Belgium), Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, Deutsches Hygiene-Museum in Dresden, National Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens, Jeu de Paume in Paris, Laboratoria in Moscow, Jozsa Gallery in Brussels, Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, Centre pour l’image contemporaine of Geneva, Rennes Biennale, Nuit Blanche in Paris, space_imA and Duck-Won Gallery in Seoul, Villa Arson in Nice, La Ménagerie de verre in Paris, Ateneo de Yucatán Museum of Contemporary Art in Mexico City, Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie in Paris, Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie (ZKM) in Karlsruhe, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.
His work investigates the impact of technology on modes of representation, on our new forms of aesthetic experiences and our socio-political organizations. To bring his projects to fruition, he collaborates with scientists and technology research centers such as the Centre de Recherche en Informatique du Cnam (Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers in Paris), Orange Labs, the Limsi-CNRS (Laboratoire pour la mécanique et les sciences de l’ingénieur, Orsay), and IEMN-CNRS (Institut d’Électronique de Microélectronique et de Nanotechnologie, Lille-Valenciennes), CEA (French Atomic Energy Commission, Saclay). In tight correlation with his artistic practice, Samuel Bianchini has undertaken theoretical work that has been published by the Centre Pompidou, Jean-Michel Place, MIT Press, Analogues, Burozoïque, Hermes and Les presses du réel.
Born in Nancy in 1971, he studied art through several different channels: beaux-arts (postgraduate program at École Régionale des Beaux-Arts de Nantes), decorative arts (École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris), applied arts (École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Appliqués et des Métiers d’Art, Paris), engineering (CNAM, Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, Paris), and visual arts (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne).
After defending his doctoral thesis with a presentation and solo show at the Palais de Tokyo, he is today Associate Professor at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (Ensad, Paris), where he is the head of the research group Reflective Interaction, on Interactive and Performative Installations.
He has just published a book with Emanuele Quinz, called “Behavioral Objects” for Sternberg Press: http://www.sternberg-press.com
And he’s now finishing a collective book, with Erik Verhagen, called “Practicable. From Participation to Interaction in Contemporary Art” for MIT Press:
Samuel Bianchini is represented by Ilan Engel Gallery (Paris) – http://www.ilanengelgallery.com
and works, for his art publications, with mfc-michèle didier (Brussels, Paris) – http://www.micheledidier.com
Website : http://www.dispotheque.org