Marguerite Humeau

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*Echo*, a matriarch engineered to die. Materials: Polystyrene, white paint, acrylic parts, latex, silicone, nylon, glass artificial heart, water pumps, water, potassium chloride, powder-coated metal stand, sound. Part of FOXP2, Nottingham Contemporary, 2016

Marguerite Humeau (born 1986) is a French artist living in London. She studied at the Royal College of Art, graduating in 2011. Her work focuses on communication between worlds. She has called herself an "Indiana Jones in Google Times".[1]


Humeau had her first major solo show at the Palais de Tokyo in 2016, was part of the Manifesta in Zurich in 2016, showed at Nottingham Contemporary and other major galleries and institutions including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Victoria and Albert Museum.[2] Lucy, from her Opera of Prehistoric Creatures, was included in The Universal Addressability of Dumb Things[3] curated by Mark Leckey in 2013. She also resuscitated Cleopatra's voice singing a love song of her era for the Serpentine Galleries Extinction Marathon curated by Hans-Ulrich Obrist in 2014.[4]


  1. ^ "Interview // Marguerite Humeau: Communicating the Creaturely". Berlin Art Link. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Artist Website". Marguerite Humeau. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  3. ^ "The Universal Addressability of Dumb Things / Guide Book" (PDF). Research Goldsmiths. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Serpentine Galleries Extinction Marathon". Serpentine Galleries. Retrieved 1 July 2016.

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