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.

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Education

2007
DNSEP (MA), Beaux Arts de Marseille, FR.

2005
DNAP (BA), Beaux Arts de Marseille, FR.

Selected Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

2018
Atarraya, Sorry We’re Closed, Brussels, BE.
Invited Project in collaboration with OMR, Salón ACME, Mexico City, MX.

2017
TT52 with Trudy Benson, Lyles and King, New York City, USA.
Travis, Michael Jon Gallery, Miami, USA.

2016
Yann Gerstberger, Material Art Fair, Mexico City, MX (with Michael Jon & Alan Gallery).

2015
Gravillons, with Julien Goniche, Tonus, Paris, FR.

2014
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.

2013
Art-O-Rama, guest artist, Marseille, FR.
DESHORAS, Galerie Alain Gutharc, Paris, FR.

2012
Kepler 22-B / Arabes Cosmiques, with Hayan Kam Nakache, Broom Social Club, Geneva, CH.

2011
Stranger By Green, 40 m3, Rennes, FR.

Group Exhibitions

2017
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.

2016
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).

2015
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.

2014
Lumières, Musée Cognacq-Jay, curated by Christian Lacroix, Paris, FR.
FitzcarraldoYautepec, Mexico City, MX.

2013
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.

2012
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.

2011
Nul Ptyx, Cité de Arts, Paris, FR.
Au fil de la bave, Galerie Alain Gutharc, Paris, FR.

2010
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.

2009
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.

2008
Feel the Disc-Jockey Swallow My Adventure, with Jack&Bill, RLBQ, Merseille, FR.
Pekarnanana, with Fouad Bouchoucha, La Vitrine, Maribor, SI.

2007
Corpus Mobile, La Friche Belle de Mai, Marseille, FR.
L’Oeil duTigre, with Sandro Della Noce, Histoi.

2006
Sculptocratie, RLBQ and Galerie District, Marseille, FR.

2005
Beau Trait Fatal, Ecole des Beaux-arts, Nantes, FR.

Artist Residencies

2015
Estudio 71, Mexico City, 2015.

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

2011
Baba Experimental School, Citê des Arts, Spring 2011.

2010
Paris Triangle France, Spring 2010.
Tassili du Hoggar, Sahara, Algeria Ateliers d’Artistes de la ville de Marseille, 2008-2010.

Collections

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia.
Pérez Art Museum Miami, FL, USA.
Kamel Lazaar Foundation, London, UK & Tunis, Tunisia.