Born in Clermont-Ferrand in 1975. He was a student of Henri Guibal and Jean Nani during his time at the Clermont-Ferrand School of Fine Arts, from 1996 to 1999. They helped him sharpen his perception of colors. He learned about projected images and projection material with Olivier Agid at architecture school in Clermont during the Ateliers Nuit (Night Workshops). He participated in the Vidéoformes festival in 1998 and met Miguel Chevalier with his installation Turbulences Numériques (Digital Turbulences), as well as Laurent Mignonneau with Interactive Plant Growing. These encounters greatly influenced him.
In the year 2000, the digital tool and its multiple spheres of activity led him to learn from Michel Bret and Edmond Couchot in the Art and Technologies of Images in the University of Paris. He continued his studies in the digital arts, earning a doctorate under a CIFRE contract in the Parisian company SSF. He defended his dissertation in 2005 with the subject “The Great Images” under the supervision of Hervé Huitric. Throughout his university years, he had many opportunities to create with IRCAM composers, notably Alain Bonardi with whom he designed several video art installations including Alma Sola, presented at the Cube in Issy-les-Moulineaux and at the Palais de Tokyo. He also met Laurence Marthouret (dancer and choreographer) Patrick Marcland (composer) with whom he has participated as a visual artist in Monade or Meltem.
Julien Piedpremier is currently the artistic director in the young company Catopsys based in Clermont-Ferrand.
INSTALLATION ‘LE TOIT DU MONDE’ CREATED DURING THE RESIDENCY
During his residency in VIDEOFORMES, Julien Piedpremier created an installation that was presented in 2014 at la Tôlerie during VIDEOFORMES’s festival.