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Stéphane Thidet

Born 1974 in Paris (France),
lives and works in Paris (France)

When releasing a pack of wolves or rerouting the bed of the River Seine, Stéphane Thidet seeks “impact”. The collision between collective imagination and inner fantasies, and the sense of déjà vu and sheer incongruity of the situations created by the artist, generate short-circuits that yield compelling images. For the Biennale, he is bringing indoorsa portion of an imaginary landscape that conjures the world of motocross; its relationship with nature sculpted and tamed by the machine; and the more phantasmatic projection of virgin territories. This life-sized piece creates an immaculate horizon on which a motorbike’s passage has, like a brush, exposed in its track the subsoil of this rough topography.

With the kind collaboration of Lyon Métropole
With the help of
Trollsports Trial , Serge Ferrari and CAPSA

Stéphane Thidet, Le silence d’une dune, 2019. Courtesy de l’artiste et [of the artist and] Galerie Aline Vidal, Paris ; Galerie Laurence Bernard, Genève. © Adagp, Paris, 2019. Photo : Blaise Adilon