Jean Michel Bruyère is a French-born artist, writer, director and graphic designer based in Marseille and Berlin.
His theatre-performance based work is grounded in the tradition of improvisation and actionism. He is the director of numerous films, videos and plays. His most recent works include Return to Chicago – Tribute to Fred Hampton (2013), Le Progrès de l’Immobilisme (2013), Polyptych Bobby Seale (2012) and Le Préau d’Un Seul #12 (2012).
He is a founding member of the artists collective LFKs based in Paris, Marseille and Berlin. Bruyère is a regular guest at Festival d’Avignon and his work was shown at the Logan Center, Chicago, ZKM, Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, 9th Shanghai Biennial among other venues. His animated sculpture-installation Le Chemin de Damastès (The Path of Damastes) is on view in the exhibition „Art Robotique” curated by Richard Castelli at Epidemic in Sevran until January 2015.
He exhibits work at Iniva in exhibition Issa Samb: From the Ethics of Acting to the Empire Without Signs – showcasing some of the films created through his 20 year collaboration with the Senegalese artist.