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Marguerite Humeau

Poetically probing the ways we live, die and coexist.

"The day I stop wanting to experiment is the day I die on the inside."

Marguerite Humeau entwines art and science. Her practice is driven by a thirst for understanding and draws from a broad range of inspirations – both ancient and futuristic. Medicinal plants, artificial intelligence and Stone Age renditions of Venus to name a few. Each project stems from a specific question. What did Cleopatra sound like? What if elephants were Earth’s dominant species? From there,...

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Marguerite Humeau (she/her) was born in Cholet, France in 1986 and currently lives and works in London, UK.


Curated by Cecilia Alemani, Humeau’s installation for the 2022 Venice Biennale – Migrations – explored immeasurably complex connections between the elements and organisms that make up planet Earth.

In her words

Though Humeau's work is heavily research-based, she doesn't seek historical facts – rather a vision of what could have been, or what might come to be. "In all my work, I’m facing the impossibility of finding out how things really were. But I’m not trying to find the truth."

Collaborations with Marguerite Humeau