MIGUEL CHEVALIER

b. 1959 Mexico City, Mexico - lives and works in Paris

 

Miguel Chevalier’s 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.