Florian & Michael Quistrebert
born Nantes (FR), 1982 (Florian) and 1976 (Michael)
nationality FR

www.quistrebert.com
quistrebertbros@gmail.com
'Stripes 2', 2013, HD video, 7 minutes
'Stripes 2', 2013, HD video, 7 minutes
The optical canvases and videos of Florian Quistrebert, who works with his brother Michael Quistrebert, figure angular graphics in which symmetry and mirroring are recurring themes. The geometry of their work is counterbalanced with the use of ‘ungracious’ materials and techniques such as paste and sanding. Combining elements from the worlds of craft and graphic design, they are reinvestigating modernism, futurism and optical art. Reconciling the tangible with the visible through an ordered chaos, their work hovers somewhere between the scientific and the occult. 
 

CURRICULUM VITAE
Florian & Michael Quistrebert
 
Residencies
2012
Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten/ Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, NL
2011
CARprojects, Bologna, IT
2010
Domaine departemental de Chamarande, FR
2009
Triangle Studio, CulturesFrance, Brookly, (NY), US
2007
XXIe Ateliers Internationaux du Frac Pays de la Loire, Carquefou, FR

Fellowships and stipends
2012
Victoria en Henk de Heus
Institut Français

Solo exhibitions
2012
Galerie Crèvecoeur, Paris, FR, 'Laure & Jane Dumond'
Ellen de Bruijn Projects, Amsterdam, NL, 'Amnesic cisenma', (in Dolores)
2011
Galerie Stadtpark, Krems, AT, 'Undisciplined Oscillator', duo show with Amy Yoes
40mcube, Rennes, FR, 'Black Room'
CARprojects, Bologna, IT, 'The Furthest Point'
Galerie Sollertis, Toulouse, FR, 'Soleil dans l'ombre', two person show with Morgane Tschiember
2010
Galerie Crèvecoeur, Paris, FR, 'Mary-u-wanna'
Zoo Galerie, Nantes, FR, 'The Eighth sphere'
Envoy Enterprises, New York (NY), US, 'Brothers of the Shadow'
Orangerie, Domaine Départemental de Chamarande, FR, 'Ex Futuro'
2009
Carol Jazzar Gallery in association with The Consulate General of France, Miami (FL), US, 'Ice in the Sun'
Le Printemps de Septembre, Toulouse, FR, 'Maxima Mystica'
One day at a time, Envoy Gallery, New york (NY), US, 'Drown Drone'
2008
Galerie Crèvecoeur, Paris, FR, 'The Birth of a Psychic Heart, The Calm Before & the Calm Beyond, High on the Hill, The Pleasant Appearance, Spinging from the Swamp, The Death of the Dead-killers…'
40Mcube /Le Château, Rennes, FR, 'Abstract Lady Guardian'
2007
Diesel Denim Gallery, NEw york (NY), US, 'Shades From the Breath of Hell'
Musée des Beaux Arts de Nantes, Nantes, FR, 'Fried Face Stories'

Group exhibitions
2012
Rijksakademie van beeldende nunsten, Amsterdam, 'RijksakademieOPEN 2012'
Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FR, 'Le Club des Sous l'Eau'
Confort Moderne, Poitiers, FR, 'Le Confort Moderne'
Harris Lieberman, New York (NY), US, 'Grey Peak of the Wave'
Royal Theater, Marrakech, MA, 'Higher Atlas, Arts in Marrakech Biennale 4th edition'
Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR, 'Les Mystères de l'ouest, le Nouveau Festival'
le Quartier, Quimper, FR, 'Du monde clos à l'univers infini'
PSM Gallery, Berlin, DE, 'A Material World'
2011
Frost Museum, Miami Beach (FL), US, 'Tour de France'
IG Bildende Kunst, Wien, AT, 'The Revolution Will Be Televised (And Broadcast On The Internet)'
Silverman Gallery, San Francisco (CA), US, 'Forms and Inflections'
Komplot, Brussels, Be & Le Commissariat, Paris, FR, '100 dessins contre la guerre du Vietnam'
Fondation Paul Ricard, Paris, FR, 'WANI'
Galerie Crèvecoeur, Paris, FR, 'The Promise'
Centre d'art Micro Onde, Vélizy-Villacoublay, FR, 'Variations autour du ténébrisme'
2010
Galerie L MD, Paris, FR, 'La BBC invente le murmure d'ambiance'
Osloo, Copenhagen, DK
Austrian Culture Forum, New York (NY), US, 'NineteenEightyFour'
CCC, Tours, FR, 'De l'ombre et du rêve'
Musée des Beaux-Arts d’Angers, Angers, FR, 'Temps retrouvé'
2009
Galerie Crèvecoeur, Paris, FR, 'Là-bas'
l’Atelier, Zoo Galerie, Nantes, FR, 'Une exposition de peinture'
ISCP, Brooklyn (NY), US, 'I’m so sad, my God'
Parker’s Box Gallery, Brooklyn (NY), US, 'TriangleWorkshop.org'
2008
Domaine Départemental de Chamarande, 'Dreamland'
galerie LHK, Paris, FR, 'Nocturama'
Tucson (AZ), US, 'Some French friends Festival'
2007
KBB, Barcelone, ES, 'Relampago'
Zoo galerie, Nantes, FR, 'Speed Dating 2, Fast & Furious'
XXIe Ateliers Internationaux du Frac Pays de la Loire, Carquefou, FR
BPS22, Charleroi, BE, 'Accords Excentriques'
Nantes, FR, 'Le goût du temple'
2006
Domaine Départemental de Chamarande, FR, 'Accords Excentriques'
2005
Courchevel, FR, 'Crystal Mountain'
Galerie Ipso Facto, Nantes, FR
galerie RX, Paris, FR, 'Ici et Ailleurs'
Volksystem, Toulouse, FR, 'Mole Trap'

Art fairs
2011
Artissima, Turin, IT, ‘New Entries’
2010
FIAC, Paris, FR
2006
Art Basel at Miami Beach, Miami (FL), US, 'Remastered II - Formavision'


Publications
2012
'Brothers Of the Shadow', by Quistrebert Bros, Editions Crèvecoeur, text by Genesis P-Orridge
2007
'Fried Face Stories', by Florian & Michael Quistrebert, FDAC Essonne et Le Lieu Unique, Nantes, FR
2005
'Armpit of the Mole, your new favorite drawings compilation', 30KM/S Ediciones, Barcelona, ES

Articles/Reviews
(see also www.quistrebert.com/index.php?/press/)

2012
www.mediapart.fr, 'Quistrebert, les frères lumière', by Hugo vitrani (21 October)
www.slash.fr, 'Entretien - Florian & Michael Quistrebert', by Marie Maertens (22 September)
Le Monde, 'L'héritage décalé de Vasarely', by Philippe Dagen (24 March)
2011
artpractical.com, 'Forms and Inflections', by Jessica Brier
KQED Aerts, 'Forms and Inflections: A summer group show', by Sarah Hotchkiss
Flashart, edizione italiana, n°294, (June)
Kaleidoscope blog!, 'The Furthest Point', by Alessandra Sandolini
Repubblica.it, 'L’orizzonte più lontano della pittura'
Artribune.com, 'Noir Utopia', by Giulia Pezzoli
2010
Technikart (October)
Art Press (July/August)
Technikart (July/August)
The New York Times (20 August)
City Arts (7 August)
Particules (July/September)
The Village Voice, ‘NineteenEightyFour at the Austrian Cultural Forum’ (8 June)
Art Fag City.com, ‘Ex Futuro’, by David Harper
Technikart (April)
Beaux Arts Magazine (April)
Les Inrockuptible (March)
2009
Technikart Hors Série (October)
Les Inrockuptibles (October)
KunstArt #56 (October)
Art Review (March)
Frog #8 (Spring/Summer)
2008
Beaux Arts Magazine Hors Série Sculpture
Technikart (December)
ZéroDeux (Winter)