Émeric Lhuisset (1983, FR) holds degrees in both visual arts (École des Beaux-Arts, Paris) and geopolitics (Université Panthéon-Sorbonne / ENS Ulm). As a photographer Lhuisset combines geopolitics with art by raising questions about the representation of conflicts. His projects took him for instance to Syria, Afghanistan, Colombia and Iraq. His work has been featured at the Running Horse Contemporary Art Space in Beirut (LB), FRAC Alsace (FR) and Tate Modern (UK) amongst others. Lhuisset currently teaches at the Institute of Political Studies of Paris (Sciences Po).
In his work, geopolitical analysis takes an important place and he perceives his artworks as artistic transcriptions of these analyses. Through his art, he raises questions about the representation of conflict and how we perceive it. Basing his methods on those of a journalist, the subject of news is a guiding element. His practice is diverse and ranges from restaging paintings from the Franco-Prussian War of 1870, to temporarily transforming fighters’ weapons into everyday objects as a means of bringing more comfort to them, and exploring the link between video games and war zones with the FARC in Columbia.
Aside from being a visual artist, Lhuisset also teaches at the Institute of Political Studies of Paris and hosts a series of conferences about contemporary art and geopolitics in Paris, which is the result of a collaboration of the Institute of Political Studies of Paris and New York University.
Lhuisset currently lives between the Middle East and Paris.