Born in 1963. Lives and works in Paris.
The work of Erik Nussbicker experiences our gaze on death, the limits of our carnal envelope, our place in nature. As a visual artist, performer and scenographer, he invents and plays musical instruments that he shaped with bones of animals or insects’ exoskeletons. Sometimes he creates works that make sacred bronze resonate, that rustle with flies, or which receive colored vibrations of luminous waves. Hybridations of nature, his works are for mankind a field of action: to blow, to play, to nourish, to meditate. Apotropaic rituals to better understand the world, our origins, our finality.
Singular character of the contemporary art scene, he has been shown in prestigious institutions (Jeu de Paume, Centre Georges Pompidou, Palais de Tokyo…). In 2016, Condition Publique in Roubaix showed a 1500-sqm-exhibition of his work.