Dorian Gaudin (b. 1986 in Paris, France) is a New York-based artist who works in sculpture and installation. 


Movement has long fascinated Gaudin. “The way I think of animating an object is by trying to find its own personal way of moving.” Although his art exists in an arena all its own, Gaudin plays a significant role within the noteworthy lineage of kinetic work. His installations often include intricately crafted machines with sporadic movement seemingly devoid of any overt function. Such autonomous, if not unpredictable creations provoke questions surrounding the nature of machines and our passive or active engagement with them. Gaudin possesses a unique ability to establish an object’s narrative — his work serves as a reminder of the way object and technology influence our connection to the world.


Dorian Gaudin studied at the École Nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris (2009), the École Nationale supérieure des Beaux Arts, Paris (2011) and Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing, France (2011). Gaudin’s work has been shown at galleries and institutions nationally and internationally, including Palais de Tokyo, Paris, the Guangzhou Triennial (2018). His recent solo exhibitions include Boxes Art Museum, Gugangding, China, One Art Museum, Bejing China (2023) and Nathalie Karg Gallery (2022).

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