Céleste Boursier-Mougenot's Biography
Céleste Boursier-Mougenot is a French contemporary artist born in 1961. He is best known for his sound-based installations, often featuring everyday objects and found materials. He has exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally, including at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Whitney Museum in New York, the Barbican Centre in London, and the Palais de Tokyo in Paris. His work has been included in the collections of many prominent institutions, such as the Tate Modern in London and the Art Institute of Chicago. He has also been awarded the prestigious Marcel Duchamp Prize in 2011. Boursier-Mougenot's installations often explore the relationship between sound and movement and the unpredictable acoustic and visual effects it can create. His works often feature a combination of natural and man-made elements, such as water, electric motors, and glass, which interact with each other in unexpected ways. He has also experimented with other mediums such as film, photography, and sculpture.