Born in 1978 in Épernay, France. Lives and works in Paris.
As geography tries to describe the world – or gives a possibility to represent it – it forms an important source of reflexion for Julien Discrit. His researches could be resumed as an attempt to give a shape to discrepancy, ambiguity and paradoxes that occurs between the map and the territory. His works, videos, installations and performances allude to physical or imaginary spaces and try to reach a dialectical tension between what is visible and what stays hidden. The way we experience time is also essential in his works, noticely through narrative experiments, in this way Julien Discrit tries to defines a new cartography that invents rather than just describes the world.
Julien Discrit has participated to several solo shows and group shows, as What is not visible is not invisible at the National Museum of Singapore, Les souvenir des pierres at Galerie Anne-Sarah Bénichou, Paris in 2016, , The Interval, Maison populaire de Montreuil, France in 2013, La Biennale de Lyon 2011, Entre-Temps at the Minsheng Art museum in Shanghai, in 2010 and La consistance du visible in 2008, 10th Ricard Foundation Prize, Paris.
He has collaborated with Ulla von Brandenburg, Laurent Montaron and Thomas Dupouy on Purple perfumes of the Polar sun, a musical project about synesthesia, and performed in Stuk, Leuven, Belgium and Centre Georges Ponpidou, Paris in 2009, South London gallery in 2011 and Teatro Valle in Rome, in 2013.
He also worked with Thomas Dupouy on Music in dreams, performed in Martine Aboucaya gallery, France in 2009 and more recently in Toulouse at Les Abattoirs, in 2013.