Francois Piquet, born in Paris suburb in 1967, lives and create in Guadeloupe since 2000.
Francois Piquet lives and creates in the “Tout-Monde”, where he chooses to experiment Edouard Glissant’s “creolisation” and the contingencies of a contemporary multiform art, to replace art in its social and utopic functions and create encounters.
Sculptures, site-specific installations, street-art, participative video, and social immersion of the artistic gesture : his approach is resolutely contemporary, using humour and constant experimentation of new process, materials and media to provide accessible, non politically correct and challenging points of view on human relations.
Industrial ingeener and multimedia designer, he begun his visual arts practice once arrived in Guadeloupe, with a collage street-art collective. He then realized his first monumental sculpture braiding iron strips that were used to hoop rum barrels. It was a revelation.
He now continues to produce and experiment caribean contemporary art in numerous solo and collective international exhibitions, in the FWI caribbean, Puerto-Rico, Republica Dominicana, France, Portugal, Denmark, Senegal, United- Kingdom.
The International Slavery Museum in Liverpool (UK) just added his work to its permanent collection, joining the Memorial ACTe and other art institutions.
In 2019, he presents “Decolonial equation” at Venice Biennale, inside the first Guadeloupe Pavillon.
See more: francoispiquet.com
March 1, 2020