Born in 1967, Valéry Grancher is a French born artist, theorist, curator and lecturer, living and working in Hong Kong.
He first became well know in the mid-1990s for being one the first net artists (online art) and for his ‘Google paintings’ but his artistic practice is vast and covers internet art, video, photography, painting and installation. Valéry Grancher is an explorer. His curiosity leads him to investigate all kinds of territories such as the intimacy of AIDS patients, orbital space stations, the daily life of a Jivaro tribe in Amazonia, or the North Pole.
On 2014, the French public collection National Fund for Contemporary Art, National Centre for Visual Arts (FNAC) acquired his video installations Geopol (a 24-hour tracking shot of the horizon at the North Pole) and Tanguntsa (a 6-hour shot in deep Amazonia).
His productions are included in several public collections such like Cartier Fundation for contemporary arts (Paris), Maison Européenne de la photographie (Paris), Carillo Gil Museum (Mexico), Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archive (Berkeley), ZKM (Karlsruhe), Bandjoune Station (Cameroon), Videotage (Hong Kong) and many others...
Valéry Grancher has exhibited and gave performances in institutions worldwide, and his work is in numerous private and public collections.
"As you may see on my website, I'm using various media from paintings to new media because during all my life I perceived the world as a not linear one, but as a fabric of reality with parallel universes. As an artist, I had to deal with this non linear and multi-parallel universes by jumping from figuration to abstraction and sometime new media, to give a kind of quantic dimension of my productions ! We are today in a post medium conditions and the main issue is not the medium itself (you may use as many as you want) but the way you're dealing with concept and forms, by inventing a new kind of game rules."