Christophe Bruno, Bayonne, 1964.
Christophe Bruno lives and works in Paris. He began his artistic activity in September 2001. His polymorphic work (installations, hacks, performances, conceptual pieces, drawing, sculpture…) has a critical take on network phenomena and globalisation in the field of language and images.
He was awarded at the Prix Ars Electronica 2003 and the Piemonte Share Festival in 2007.
His work has been shown internationally: Jeu de Paume in Paris, ARCO Madrid, FIAC Paris, Diva Fair in New-York, Palais de Tokyo in Paris, ArtCologne, MOCA Taipei, Modern Art Museum of the city of Paris, Biennale of Sydney, New Museum of Contemporary Art in New-York, National Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens, SMAK in Ghent, NIMk Amsterdam, galerie Aeroplastics Bruxelles, Tirana Biennale of Contemporary Art, HMKV Dortmund, Gallery West in The Hague, Vooruit Arts Center in Gent, Share Festival in Torino, Transmediale in Berlin, Laboral Cyberspaces in Gijon, galerie Sollertis in Toulouse, ICC in Tokyo, Nuit Blanche de Paris, File Festival in Sao Paulo, Centre Pompidou for the Rencontres Paris-Berlin-Madrid, f.2004@shangai, ReJoyce Festival in Dublin, P0es1s.net in Berlin, Microwave Media Art Festival in Honk-Kong, Read_Me Festival in Dortmund and Aarhus, Vidarte in Mexico City, among others.
He divides his time between his artistic activity, curating, teaching, lectures and publications. Since october 2013, he teaches art and new media at the École Supérieure d’Art d’Avignon.
His work “Fascinum” won the 2nd edition of the ARCO-BEEP Electronic Art Award
Work at the collection: Fascinum
The piece shows in real time the most searched and seen photos in Yahoo ranked from 1 to 100. It was a Yahoo Hack, that became a Google Hack in 2004 after Google’s IPO.
It shows in real-time the news pictures the most viewed on different national news feeds. The viewer surfs at the top of the infotainment wave and experiments in a panoptic view the paradoxes of the unique thought. With a selector inside the internet, the most searched images from U.S.A, UK, Italy, France, Spain, Germany and India (updated approximately every two minutes) can be observed. This allows one to make connections between “accounting and globalisation”.