Antoine Schmitt

Installation artist, Antoine Schmitt creates artworks in the form of objects, installations and situations to address the processes of movement and question their intrinsic problematics, of plastic, philosophical or social nature. Heir of kinetic art and cybernetic art, nourished by metaphysical science-fiction, he endlessly interrogates the dynamic interactions between human nature and the nature of reality. Originally programming engineer in human computer relations and artificial intelligence, he now places the program, a contemporary artistic material and unique by its active quality, at the core of his artworks, to reveal and literally manipulate the forces at stake. With a minimal and precise aesthetics, he asks the question of movement, its causes and its shapes. Antoine Schmitt, alone or through collaborations, has undertaken an articulation of this approach with more established artistic fields like music, dance, architecture, literature or cinema. As theoretician, speaker and editor of the gratin.org portal, Antoine Schmitt explores the field of programmed art.

His work has received several awards in international festivals : transmediale (Berlin, second prize 2007, honorary 2001), Ars Electronica (Linz, second prize 2009), UNESCO International Festival of Video-Dance (Paris, first prize online 2002), Digital Turku (Turku, FI, honorary, 2011), Vida 5.0 (Madrid, honorary 2002), CYNETart (Dresden, honorary 2004), medi@terra (Athens, first prize 1999), Interférences (Belfort, first prize 2000), machinista 2003 (Russia), and has been exhibited among others at the Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2010, 2011), at Musée des Arts Décoratifs (Paris, 2009), at Sonar (Barcelona, 2002, 2004, 2005), at Ars Electronica (Linz, 2003, 2009), at the CAC of Sienna (Italy, 2004), at the Musée d’Art Contemporain de Lyon (France, 1997), in Nuits Blanches (Paris 2004, 2008, Amiens 2007, Metz 2009, Bruxelles et Madrid 2010).

Antoine Schmitt's work is part of the collections of the Espace Gantner (Bourogne, FR); Cube (Issy-Mx, FR); Paris Municipal Contemporary Art Fund (FMAC); Meeschaert Collection (Paris-NY); Artphilein Foundation (CH); Frankel Foundation (USA) and Société Générale (Paris).

Antoine Schmitt lives and works in Paris (FR).

> Web site of the artist

Exhibitions

Past

News

Editions

  • + Data Dating
    48 color pages booklet, 978-2-9541000-6-7
    - Galerie Charlot Èdition

Press

Press Release & Details

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Great oblique (Cascades series)

by Antoine Schmitt

Generative video
Wooden frame, computer, LCD screen, specific program
5 copies + 1 AP
58 x 35 x 7 cm
2018

Great oblique (Cascades series)

by Antoine Schmitt

Generative video
Wooden frame, computer, LCD screen, specific program
5 copies + 1 AP
58 x 35 x 7 cm
2018

Wavy oblique cube (Cascades series)

by Antoine Schmitt

Generative Video
Wooden frame, computer, LCD screen, specific program
5 copies + 1 AP
58 x 35 x 7 cm
2018

Wavy oblique cube (Cascades series)

by Antoine Schmitt

Generative Video
Wooden frame, computer, LCD screen, specific program
5 copies + 1 AP
58 x 35 x 7 cm
2018

Right stream (Cascades series)

by Antoine Schmitt

Generative video
Wooden frame, computer, LCD screen, specific program
5 copies + 1 AP
58 x 35 x 7 cm
2018

Right stream (Cascades series)

by Antoine Schmitt

Generative video
Wooden frame, computer, LCD screen, specific program
5 copies + 1 AP
58 x 35 x 7 cm
2018

Shadow #7

by Antoine Schmitt

Print on Baryta paper, mounted on aluminium, wooden frame
Unique piece
80 x 120 cm
2018

Shadow #9

by Antoine Schmitt

Print on Baryta paper, mounted on aluminium, wooden frame
Unique piece
80 x 120 cm
2018

Shadow #8

by Antoine Schmitt

Print on Baryta paper, mounted on aluminium, wooden frame
Unique piece
60 x 90 cm
2018

Moving Shadows

by Antoine Schmitt

Generative video, wooden frame, computer, LCD screen, specific program
107 x 63 x 7 cm
2018

Moving Shadows

by Antoine Schmitt

Generative video, wooden frame, computer, LCD screen, specific program
107 x 63 x 7 cm
2018

Shadow #15

by Antoine Schmitt

Print on Baryta paper, mounted on aluminium, wooden frame
Unique piece
60 x 90 cm
2018

Deep Love

by Antoine Schmitt

Website
2017

Black Square

by Antoine Schmitt

Computer, screen, frame, specific program
5 copies + 2 AP
58 x 35 x 6 cm
2016

Black Square

by Antoine Schmitt

Computer, screen, frame, specific program
5 copies + 2 AP
58 x 35 x 6 cm
2016

Carré Noir

by Antoine Schmitt

Plotter drawing on paper
Unique piece
21 x 29,7 cm
2016

Façade Life @ Grand Palais, Paris

by Antoine Schmitt

2016

Antoine Schmitt's interview

by Antoine Schmitt

2016

Carré Blanc

by Antoine Schmitt

Plotter drawing on paper
Unique piece
21 x 30 cm
2015

White square

by Antoine Schmitt

Plotter drawing on paper
21 x 30 cm
2015

White square

by Antoine Schmitt

Plotter drawing on paper
21 x 30 cm
2015

Last Chance

by Antoine Schmitt

Generative work
LCD screen, computer, specific program
5 copies + 1 AP
107 x 63 x 7 cm
2015

Viper's nest

by Antoine Schmitt

Generative work
LCD screen, computer, specific program
5 copies + 1 AP
107 x 63 x 7 cm
2015

Uprising (War series)

by Antoine Schmitt

Generative work
LCD screen, computer, specific program
5 copies + 1 AP
107 x 63 x 7 cm
2015

Slit (War series)

by Antoine Schmitt

Generative work
LCD screen, computer, specific program
5 copies + 1 AP
107 x 63 x 7 cm
2015

Kiss of death (War series)

by Antoine Schmitt

Generative work
LCD screen, computer, specific program
5 copies + 1 AP
107 x 63 x 7 cm
2015

Frontal

by Antoine Schmitt

Generative work
LCD screen, computer, specific program
5 copies + 1 AP
107 x 63 x 7 cm
2015

Dance to death

by Antoine Schmitt

Generative work
LCD screen, computer, specific program
5 copies + 1 AP
107 x 63 x 7 cm
2015

Embush (War series)

by Antoine Schmitt

Generative work
LCD screen, computer, specific program
5 copies + 1 AP
107 x 63 x 7 cm
2015

Burning from the inside (War series)

by Antoine Schmitt

Generative work
LCD screen, computer, specific program
5 copies + 1 AP
107 x 63 x 7 cm
2015

Tidy Untidy

by Antoine Schmitt

Generative installation
Wooden frame, computer, LCD screen, specific program
1/5 + 1 AP
58 x 35 x 7 cm
2014

Swarm

by Antoine Schmitt

Generative work
Computer, specific program, videoprojector
3 copies + 1 AP
Variable size
2013

Vexation

by Antoine Schmitt

Generative work
Computer, specific program, speakers, videoprojector
Running time : infinite
Variable size
2013

7 Billion Pixels

by Antoine Schmitt

Video
5 copies
Variable
2013

666 pixels / n+153

by Antoine Schmitt

and Patrice Belin

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egT71-FF12M

Steel, pebbles, computer, specific program, videoprojector
Unique piece
68 x 106 x 8 cm
2013

Doors++

by Antoine Schmitt

and Patrice Belin
Generative work
Computer, specific program, videoprojector
3 copies + 1 AP
Variable size
2013

Doors++

by Antoine Schmitt

and Patrice Belin
Generative work
Computer, specific program, videoprojector
3 copies + 1 AP
Variable size
2013

Danser sa vie

by Antoine Schmitt

Generative work
3/3
2012

Danser sa vie

by Antoine Schmitt

Generative work
3 copies + 1 AC
Infinite
2012

Ballet Quantique 100 : 811 (extrait)

by Antoine Schmitt

Generative work
LCD screen, wood frame, computer, specific algorithm
1/3 + 1 AC
58 x 35 x 6 cm
2011

Ballet Quantique
100 : 811

by Antoine Schmitt

Generative work
LCD screen, wood frame, computer, specific algorithm
3 copies + 1 AC
58 x 35 x 6 cm
2011

Ballet Quantique
400 : 2503

by Antoine Schmitt

Generative work
LCD screen, wood frame, computer, specific algorithm
3 copies + 1 AC
58 x 35 x 6 cm
2011

Ballet Quantique
1000 : 10007

by Antoine Schmitt

Generative work
LCD screen, wood frame, computer, specific algorithm
3 copies + 1 AC
58 x 35 x 6 cm
2011

Black pixel

by Antoine Schmitt

Generative work
Black square painting, computer, videoprojector, specific program
3 copies + 1 AC
Variable size
2010

Black Pixel

by Antoine Schmitt

Generative Installation
Black square painting, computer, videoprojector, specific program
3 copies + 1 AC
Variable size
2010

Dancing 2

by Antoine Schmitt

Generative work
Computer, specific program, videoprojector
3 copies + 1 AC
Variable size
2011

The Grand Credits, of all human beings

by Antoine Schmitt

Installation
Computer, specific program, video projector.
2009

Swarm

by Antoine Schmitt

Generative work
Computer, specific program, videoprojector
3 copies + 1 AP
Variable size
2013

Façade Life

by Antoine Schmitt

2007

Still living

by Antoine Schmitt

Generative work
LCD screen, wooden frame, computer, specific program
3 copies
Running time : infinite
2006

White Pixel

by Antoine Schmitt

Generative work
Computer, specific algorithm
1/3 + 1 AC
1996-2003