Former coder and graduate of the École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris (ENSAD) and the École supérieure d’arts de Grenoble, Bertrand Planes lives and works in Paris. His works, which he describes as “High Low-Tech”, offer a sensitive and critical look at technology and our society, and are primarily based on the repurposing of everyday objects. A precursor to upcycling, he is the creator of the Emmaus clothing brand, the Life Clock, the Audio Vibrator, and Video Mapping, among other things. Planes is represented by the New Galerie in Paris and Galerie Laurence Bernard in Geneva.
Planes’ work has been showcased in solo exhibitions, including at the New Galerie/Paris, Gal Ben Kauffamn/Berlin, Ekaterina Foundation/Moscow, Etagi Gallery/Saint Petersburg, and Laurence Bernard Galerie/Geneva. He also participates in group exhibitions in France and abroad, such as the Moscow Biennale, FIAC, FRAC, Nuit Blanche, Futur en Seine, Galerie du Jour Agnes B, Singapore Art Museum, Den Frie in Copenhagen, and New Media Gallery in Vancouver. He has collaborated with organizations such as CNRS, Medialab-Sciences Po, Citu-Paris 8, Le Bon Marché, and recently the Université Paris-Saclay and the École Normale Supérieure. He is also a co-author of articles published in scientific journals. In 2017, he represented France’s digital arts community in Japan as part of the Villa Kujoyama residency.