Cyprien Gaillard (born 1980) is an artist living and working in Berlin and Paris. He questions the heritage of modernism and man’s traces in nature through videos, performances, photographs, paintings and installations that deal with the notion of entropy. Often taking architecture as a metaphor and a symbol, he navigates between minimalist, land art and Romantic aesthetics to rehabilitate the ruin as a departing point for creation.
He has staged solo shows in the Fredericianum Museum, Kassel, the Hayward Gallery, London and the Museo de Arte Contmporaneo di Castilla y Leon, and his work was exhibited at the New Museum, New York, the Tate Modern, London Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico, Kunsthalle Basel, and was part of the 5th Berlin Biennial. In 2010 he won the Marcel Duchamp Prize.