Artist statement

Djeff’s work strives to question the behavioral impacts of new habits conditioned by technology. He often puts this semi-conscious assimilation in a playful confrontation of object-icons of past eras, which are diverted from their primary uses by the introduction of more recent technologies. From game art to installation, his works invite the viewer to reflect and be concient of these new modalities of automatic life. His installations play with the facination that man has for technology evoking the impact of their evolution and of human life upon our planet.


During his studies in communication, Djeff was particulary interested in the image, its ways of interaction and its new uses offered through technology by specializing in hyermedia and at Paris 8 University and digital arts at the Art Décoratifs de Paris (ENSAD).
In 2000, Djeff won the “digital creator” scholarship of the Foundation Hachette. He is also the founder of the digital entertainment studio “Dekalko”. From 2001 to 2009, he taught new media in the Department of Culture and Communication at Paris 8 University and joined Sciences Po in 2009 as their Artistic Director and then Creative Director in 2012.


His installations, videos and sculptures are regularly exhibited in France (Centre Pompidou, Nuit Blanche in Paris, Metz and Amiens, Foundation Louis Vuitton, Foundation Vasarely in Aix-en-Provence, festival Ososphère in Stasbourg, Musée en Herbe in Paris, La Gaîté Lyrique …) as well as abroad (Shanghai, Istanbul, New York, Montréal, Berne, Gijon, Eindhoven, Geneva…).
Certain works have joined permanent collections (Computerspiele Museum of Berlin) and private collections.

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