Mathieu Briand is a Melbourne-based artist born in Marseille, France. Briand’s work is situated somewhere between perceptive reality and a displacement of the imagination. Briand creates projects in the same way as a filmmaker creates films. This approach to his practice allows him to use a multitude of available mediums across installation and performance and audience participation. He uses different mediums to destabilise and manipulate the audience experience of space and time.

His work has been shown in the Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Museum of Contemporary Art, Lyon; REDCAT, Los Angeles; Tate Modern, London; Australia at the Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne; ACMI, Melbourne; Murray White Room, Melbourne; Spring 1883 Melbourne and Sydney; Arndt, Singapore; Carriageworks, Sydney and MONA, Tasmania.

He received the first prize of the Biennale of Istanbul in 2001. He has created a number of permanent installations including Eternal Garden, Back to Zhong Guo, Fools Move Mountains, Nanling, China (2005), and SYS*017.ReR*06/PiG-EqN\15*25, 21st Century Contemporary Art Museum, Kanazawa, Japan (2004).