Diplomacy of influence – Julien Creuzet will represent France at the Venice Biennale (8 December 2022)


Mme Catherine Colonna, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, and Mme Rima Abdul Malak, Minister of Culture, have picked Julien Creuzet to represent France at the 60th International Art Exhibition (Venice Biennale) in 2024, on the recommendation of the selection committee, composed of several experts from the art world and chaired by Chiara Parisi, Director of the Centre Pompidou-Metz.

Artist Julien Creuzet was unanimously chosen for his work, whose poetry and power are expressed through multiple forms: sculpture, text, video, music and performance, through to new technology.

Born in Blanc Mesnil, Julien Creuzet, 36, spent most of his childhood in the Caribbean, at the crossroads of African, Indian and European culture. His life and personal experiences permeate a body of work displaying a diversity of materials, stories, forms and gestures.

The artist will propose a totally new project for the French Pavilion. It will be supported by the Institut français, which will operate the pavilion on behalf of the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Culture.

A young talent from the French contemporary creative scene, Julien Creuzet is also the winner of this year’s Étant Donnés Prize, awarded by the Villa Albertine and the French Professional Committee of Art Galleries.