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

'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. 

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

Fellowships and stipends
Victoria en Henk de Heus
Institut Français

Solo exhibitions
Galerie Crèvecoeur, Paris, FR, 'Laure & Jane Dumond'
Ellen de Bruijn Projects, Amsterdam, NL, 'Amnesic cisenma', (in Dolores)
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
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'
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'
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'
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
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'
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'
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'
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'
Domaine Départemental de Chamarande, 'Dreamland'
galerie LHK, Paris, FR, 'Nocturama'
Tucson (AZ), US, 'Some French friends Festival'
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'
Domaine Départemental de Chamarande, FR, 'Accords Excentriques'
Courchevel, FR, 'Crystal Mountain'
Galerie Ipso Facto, Nantes, FR
galerie RX, Paris, FR, 'Ici et Ailleurs'
Volksystem, Toulouse, FR, 'Mole Trap'

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

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

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

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)
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
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)
Technikart Hors Série (October)
Les Inrockuptibles (October)
KunstArt #56 (October)
Art Review (March)
Frog #8 (Spring/Summer)
Beaux Arts Magazine Hors Série Sculpture
Technikart (December)
ZéroDeux (Winter)