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All work chronologically depicted 2012 – 2020 ©  Jonas Meier

The eclectic practice of artist/graphic-designer Jonas Meier oscillates between sentimental self-representation and gruelling relationship with the world. He considers the mountains’ caresses as an interaction between two misunderstood sentient beings, whose vertiginous spectacle is an exhilarating experience of emptiness. His works often pay tribute to contemporary adventurers, anthropologists and documentarists who travel the world in search of images, physical and sensory experiences. He likes to conquer the useless, a Sisyphean approach in constant exploration of the internal vision of the pupils. Solitude as a search engine, the loss of position as a breach of reality. His work always maintains one foot in this reality, with the other walking towards its deformation. He uses the practice of looking for something to happen, challenging his body against unfamiliar environments, playing with the documentary practice, as a spectator of the slow evolution of the universe.

 

After studying visual communication at l’Ecole Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne (ECAL), he moved to London where he collaborated with the multidisciplinary studio Åbäke for two years. This pivotal experience created a shift from his graphic design practice towards an increasingly artistic approach now present in his visual communication work. One practice feeding the other.

 

In 2016, he co-founded the art collective En Silence with his closest friends (Julien, Adèle, Salomé, Antoine, Capucine, Justin and Christophe) and opened the artist-run-space Brasserie Atlas in an abandoned brewery in Brussels. The collective was soon joined by other artists and collectives whose works and energies strongly contributed to build the activities of Brasserie Atlas. A space that aims to stand against the current of classical cultural institutions and revive a true romantic vision of the world.

 

The brewery, a listed heritage site of Brussels’ industrial era, hosts an uncompromising programme of concerts, exhibitions, projections and artists in residency constantly striving to materialise dizzying actions and poetic gestures.

Since 2020, Jonas Meier lives in Palermo, Sicily, working on new projects and looking for something to happen.

 

 

 

Exhibitions / Residencies

 

12.2019

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Residency at Alkinois art space

Athens, Greece

 

12.2018

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Before the moon falls

Exhibition with En Silence collective

Recyclart, Brussels, Belgium

 

09.2019

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La poursuite des choses évidentes

Exhibition with En Silence collective

Brasserie Atlas, Brussels, Belgium

 

05.2018

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Presentation of Pour Clara,

on the occasion of Offprint

Tate Modern, Londres, UK

 

09.2017

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J’ouvris ces yeux, je revis les étoiles sur ma tête,

mais je devenais fou de soleil et j’avais envie de rire...

Exhibition with En Silence collective

Brasserie Atlas, Brussels, Belgium

 

08.2017

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Projection of On the Dead Pigs Road

on the occasion of LUFF in Bruxelles

Brasserie Atlas, Brussels, Belgium

 

06.2017

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The Greatest Piece of Advice I Can’t Give

Exhibition with En Silence collective

Brasserie Atlas, Brussels, Belgium

 

11.2017

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Sobre o que voce esta sonhando cuando seu marido esta pescando a noite?

Galeria do sol, Porto, Portugal

 

06.2017

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Un discours, un discours!

Exhibition with La Cambre

Galerie de l’ERG, Brussels, Belgium

 

04 – 05.2017

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Residency Centre d’art de la Villa Arson

Nice, France

 

04.2017

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Et moi je ne dors plus

Exhibition with En Silence collective

Brasserie Atlas, Brussels, Belgium

 

12.2016

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The true artist is an amazing and luminous fountain

Exhibition with La Cambre

ENSAV La Cambre, Brussels, Belgium

 

12.2016

Jusqu’à en oublier mon nom

Exhibition with En Silence collective

Brasserie Atlas, Brussels, Belgium

 

06.2016

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Out of Office

Exhibition with La Cambre

Gallerie Louise 186, Brussels, Belgium

 

07.2015

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Residency with Åbäke at Barbican Gallery, London, UK

on the occasion of the exhibition Station to Station by Doug Aitken