Cagnes sur Mer, France, 1983
Lives and works in Mexico City, Mexico

Gerstberger´s series of textile tapestries depict narratives inspired by patterns found in Mexican popular culture, art history and nature. These works are produced with an original technique conceived by the artist: he glues fibers of cotton (mops, originally) on vinyl to form colorful surfaces, mixed with industrial fabric, preferably patterned or textured that he finds in markets in the city. The cotton fibers are dyed by hand, using a mixture of natural mexican dyes such as cochineal, and industrial ones like Citocol, the most basic dye that can be found in the supermarket. Yann Gerstberger builds through his tapestries/paintings a vernacular vocabulary referencing the Fábulas Pánicas of Jodorowsky, the fantasy of the tropical seen from Europe, postgraffiti and the history of abstraction and its repertoire of ambiguous and mystical shapes.



DNSEP (MA), Beaux Arts de Marseille, FR.

DNAP (BA), Beaux Arts de Marseille, FR.

Selected Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

Invited Projects in collaboration with OMR, Salón ACME.

TT52 with Trudy Benson, Lyles and King, New York City, USA.
Travis, Michael Jon Gallery, Miami, USA.

Yann Gerstberger, Material Art Fair, Mexico City, MX (with Michael Jon & Alan Gallery)

Gravillons, with Julien Goniche, Tonus, Paris, FR.

GUERRE DU FEU STYLE, Sorry We Are Closed, Brussels, BE.
SURFBOARD, Michael Jon Gallery, Miami, USA.
Terremoto Globo Grnnnd, Le Confort Moderne, Poitiers, FR.
Snyggaste Tjejer y Tiramisu, Parallel, Oaxaca, MX.

Art-O-Rama, guest artist, Marseille, FR
DESHORAS, Galerie Alain Gutharc, Paris, FR.

Kepler 22-B / Arabes Cosmiques, with Hayan Kam Nakache, Broom Social Club, Geneva, CH

Stranger By Green, 40 m3, Rennes, FR.

Group Exhibitions

How To Call The Spirits, Condo NY, Chapter, New York City, USA. (with Galería Agustina Ferreyra)
/ interf ∆ ce(s) / Tales of Babel, Haus am Lützowplatz – Studio Galerie, Berlin, DE.

Cool Memories, Occidental Temporary, Villejuif, FR.
¿CÓMO TE VOY A OLVIDAR?, Galerie Perrotin, Paris, FR.
PRÉ-CAPITAL, La Panacêe, Centre de Culture Contemporaine, Montpellier, FR.
Yann Gerstberger, Art Brussels, Brussels, BE. (with Sorry We’re Closed)
Oa4s, Material Art Fair, Mexico City, MX. (with Lodos Gallery)

Hotel Londres, Dark Arts International, Mexico City, MX.
JPW3, Michael Jon Gallery, Detroit, USA.
Unknown Ceilings, Dark Arts International, Mexico City, MX.
Surrealism Goes Bananas, Sorry We’re Closed, Brussels, BE.
To Blow Smoke in Order to Heal, Baronian, Brussels, BE.
Greased, with Nico Colon & Oa4s, Dark Arts International, The Breeder, Athens.
The Life of Others. Repetition and Survival, Akbank Art Center, Istanbul, Turkey.
Sometimes You Just Have to Pee in the Sink, Ltd. Los Angeles, Los Angeles, USA.
Les Rêcits de l’Insut, Centre d’Art Albert Chanot, Clamart, FR.

Lumières, Musée Cognacq-Jay, curated by Christian Lacroix, Paris, FR.
FitzcarraldoYautepec, Mexico City, MX.

Decorum, Musée d’Art Moderne, curated by Anne Dressen, Paris, FR.
Dancing Circles, No Space, Mexico City, MX.
L’ile de Montmajour, Abbaye de Montmajour, curated by Christian Lacroix, Arles, FR.

Sphères, Dar Al-Ma’Mûn and Galerie Continua, Le Moulin, Boissy-le-Chatel, FR.
Art-O-Rama, Show Room, Friche Belle de Mai, Marseille, FR.
Rencontres n·39, La Vigie, Nîmes, FR

Nul Ptyx, Cité de Arts, Paris, FR.
Au fil de la bave, Galerie Alain Gutharc, Paris, FR.

Stairstep, Armandat, Barjols, FR.
Coulis de frambroises, Palais de Toyka, Paris, FR.
Salon de Montrouge, La Fabrique, Montrouge, FR.
Luke Dowd et Yann Gerstberger, Le Commissariat, Paris, FR.

Plus Rêel que l’Herbe, Low Profile and High Resolution, Zoo Galerie, Nantes, FR.
La Mecanique del Mecanismes: Zone Violette, Galerie Polysèmie, Marseille, FR.
Parking Lot Dahlias, Chateau de Servières, Marseille, FR.
Gpu4, Galerie des Grands Bains Douches, Marseille, FR.

Feel the Disc-Jockey Swallow My Adventure, with Jack&Bill, RLBQ, Merseille, FR.
Pekarnanana, with Fouad Bouchoucha, La Vitrine, Maribor, SI

Corpus Mobile, La Friche Belle de Mai, Marseille, FR.
L’Oeil duTigre, with Sandro Della Noce, Histoi

Sculptocratie, RLBQ and Galerie District, Marseille, FR.

Beau Trait Fatal, Ecole des Beaux-arts, Nantes, FR.

Artist Residencies

Estudio 71, Mexico City, 2015

La Start-Up, Residence des Arques, curated by Dorothée Dupuis, July 2014

Baba Experimental School, Citê des Arts, Spring 2011


Paris Triangle France, Spring 2010

Tassili du Hoggar, Sahara, Algeria Ateliers d’Artistes de la ville de Marseille, 2008-2010


Pérez Art Museum Miami

Kamel Lazaar Foundation