Nicolas Gourault in collaboration with Lucas Azémar

Nicolas Gourault is an artist and filmmaker based in Paris (FR) with a background in visual arts and visual studies. He has worked with Forensic Architecture before graduating from Le Fresnoy, Studio national des arts. His work is imbued with this double training, navigating between online open-source investigations and the critical use of new media as documentary tools. His films and video installations explore the power relationships embedded in technologies and tries to build counter-narratives through the use of situated testimony and experimental image-making. His artworks have been exhibited in venues such as Centre Pompidou (FR), the ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medien (DE), Hartware MedienKunstVerein (HMKV) (DE), Ars Electronica (AT), la Cité internationale des arts (FR) or LOOP Barcelona video art fair (ES), but also in film festivals such as Cinéma du Réel (FR), Hot Docs (CA), Sheffield Doc|Fest (UK), Festival Nouveaux Cinéma (CA).

Lucas Azémar was born in Paris 1991 in Paris. After studying Law, Political Sciences at the Institut Catholique de Paris for one year, he continued his studies at the University of Nanterre, Paris-La Défense (Paris X), and received his B.A. in Performing Arts, specializing in cinema and theater. He subsequently enrolled in cinema program at HEAD (Haute École d'Art et de Design), in Geneva. Among his productions are the documentary Bac à Sacle (with Charlotte Cherici, 2022) and the short La Loi De La Pesanteur (2016).



Werkleitz-Centre for Media Art