MIGUEL CHEVALIER French, b. 1959
... references from the history of art and reformulating them using computer tools, his works investigate and explore recurrent themes such as nature and artifice, flows and networks, virtual cities and ornate designs.
(b. 1959 Mexico City, Mexico) Miguel Chevalier wide-ranging and artistic vision has been shaped by a broad education and extensive travel. In 1980, he graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, and went on to study at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs. After graduating, Chevalier was awarded the Lavoisier Scholarship and went on to study at the Pratt Institute, New York. In 1994, he became an artist in residence at the Kujoyama Villa, Kyoto, Japan.
Since 1978, Chevalier has focused exclusively on computers as an artistic means of expression. He quickly secured a spot on the international scene as a pioneer of virtual and digital art. Chevalier continues to be a trailblazer and has proven himself to be one of the most significant artists on the contemporary scene.
Miguel Chevalier's œuvre is experimental and multidisciplinary. Taking references from the history of art and reformulating them using computer tools, his works investigate and explore recurrent themes such as nature and artifice, flows and networks, virtual cities and ornate designs. His images are a rich source of insights into oneself and our relationship with the world.
Since the 1980s, Miguel Chevalier began tackling the question of the hybrid, generative and interactive image. He has created many projects variously incorporating generative and interactive virtual reality installations projected on large scale, shown on Leds screen or LCD screen, sculptures created with a 3D printer or with laser cut, holographic imagery and other forms. Miguel Chevalier has produced exhibitions and installations for museums, art centres, galleries and public spaces around the world. He has been awarded a number of architecturally- based commissions.
Miguel Chevalier lives and works in Paris, France.
MIGUEL CHEVALIERDigital Abstraction, 2021Unique virtual reality artwork - Video 60 minutes presented on a 46-inch LCD screen mounted vertically on the wall101.6 x 57 cm
40 x 22 1/2 inches
MIGUEL CHEVALIERMéta-Cités 2, 2012Acrylic glass sculpture in Fluro orange acrylic glass box32 x 43.5 x 30.5 cm
12 5/8 x 17 1/8 x 12 inches
Repetitions2 Mar - 6 May 2022On the 100th anniversary of Répétitions by Paul Eluard and Max Ernst, a publication of collages and poems by the Dada and Surrealist artists, The Mayor Gallery in the countdown...Read more
MIGUEL CHEVALIERUBIQUITY 12 Apr - 1 Jun 2018UBIQUITY 1 & 2 are the first solo exhibitions of French artist Miguel Chevalier in England. A pioneer of virtual art, Miguel Chevalier (b. 1959, Mexico) has been using computer...Read more
MIGUEL CHEVALIER: FLOWERS FOREVER AT THE KUNSTHALLE MÜNCHEN, GERMANY3 FEB - 27 AUGUST 2023 February 15, 2023Gallery artist Miguel Chevalier features in the group show Flowers Forever, the first exhibition to be fully devoted to the history of the flower in...Read more
MIGUEL CHEVALIERINTERVIEW WITH STUDIO INTERNATIONAL April 16, 2018‘I feel that I live in what’s happening today’ Ahead of two simultaneous solo shows in London, pioneering computer artist Miguel Chevalier invited Studio International...Read more
MIGUEL CHEVALIERINSTALLATION AT THE FORUM DES HALLES, PARIS May 25, 2017The Forum des Halles in Paris presents Miguel Chevalier‘s latest perennial artwork ‘Pixels wave light 2017’. CLICK HERE FOR MORERead more
MIGUEL CHEVALIERLUMIERE LONDON 2018 January 16, 2018Discover Miguel Chevalier ’s latest work, Origin of the World Bubble 2018, suspended high above Oxford Circus , which becomes pedestrianised during Lumiere London 2018....Read more