Jean-Ulrick Désert

Jean-Ulrick Désert was born 1960, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Désert is a visual artist based in Berlin DE. Désert’s artworks vary in form; billboards, actions, paintings, sculptures, videos and art objects. His work emerges from a tradition of conceptual work engaged with social/cultural practices. He is known for his provocative and poetic projects, Désert has said his practice may be characterized as visualizing “conspicuous invisibility” (invisibilité ostentatoire). He has exhibited at The Grand Palais FR, The Brooklyn Museum, The Studio Museum of Harlem USA, Galeria Sztuki Współczesnej Bunkier Sztuki PL, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Savvy Contemporary DE and venues in Europe, Americas and Africa. He is the recipient of awards, public commissions, private philanthropy, including LMCC USA, Villa Waldberta, Kulturstiftung der Länder DE and Cité des Arts FR. He is a graduate of The Cooper Union and Columbia University USA and has lectured/tutored at Humboldt University DE, Princeton, Yale, Columbia, Trans Art Institute USA, École supérieure des Beaux-Arts FR.

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