Promotion Jonas Mekas ( 2019 - 2021 )
Né à Colmar (France) en 1985
Guillaume Barth was born in Colmar in 1985 à Colmar. He lives in Strasbourg and works in a number of different countries. He studied art at the Haute École des Arts du Rhin, Strasbourg, and graduated in 2012 cum laude. He won the Talents Contemporains prize of the Fondation François Schneider en 2019, the prize of the Fondation Bullukian in 2017 and the Prix Théophile Schuler in 2015. He took part in the 61st Salon de Montrouge in 2016 and was invited to the performance evening for the Jeune Création exhibition at the Beaux-Arts de Paris in 2018.
His works have been shown in several European countries but also in Iran and Canada. From the salt desert of Bolivia to the reindeer peoples of Mongolia, from Quebec to Senegal or Iran, Barth is following a very unusual trajectory at odds with any idea of the “typical” young artistic career. His projects are interspersed with mystic moments that are closer to anthropology than to artistic practice. These moments which the artist keeps secret inform an approach that looks happily towards the spiritual side of things, while being embodied in the simple materials, which include a dimension of fragility.
Production de Guillaume Barth