Guillaume Martial

Inspired by architecture, sports, or the world of the circus, Guillaume MARTIAL conducts artistic research on space and its physical appropriation. He develops a photographic practice at the intersection of staging and performance. Like a dancer playing with his environment, Guillaume MARTIAL creates visual narratives by interpreting fictional characters in real settings. The manipulation of space by this image magician enchants us by offering new ways of inhabiting the world. His playful and poetic works humorously and subtly question how humans appropriate space through architectural and landscape traces.

Winner of the FAÇADE Video Prize 2020, HSBC Award 2020, Festival MyProvence 2013, SFR Jeunes Talents 2012; finalist of the BMW Residency Award 2020, Leica Oskar Barnack International Award 2015, Emergentes DST 2014; selected for the Book Award Rencontres d’Arles 2016, Festival Les Nuits Photographiques 2014, PHPA Prize 2013.