For more than ten years, Michel de Broin has been honing a trans-disciplinary art which calls systems and their articulation into question. Adopting a critical and playful attitude towards common objects and current ideas, he sets out to render visible, through richly profound metaphors and analogies, the forces at work in the movement of the energies which guide our actions and govern our impulses. (Nathalie Deblois)
His most recent solo shows include Cut in the Dark, Galeria Toni Tàpies, (Barcelone, 2010), Disruption from Within, Plug In (Winnipeg, 2009), Reciprocal Energy at the the Mac/Val (Vitry-sur seine, Paris, 2008), Machinations, Musée national des beaux arts du Québec (Québec City, 2006), Reverse Entropy, Kuenstlerhaus Bethanien (Berlin, 2006), Réparations, Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi (Berlin, 2006)
De Broin has also been part of many group exhibitions in Canada, Europe and in the United States, amongst them; Bitforms Gallery (New York, 2010), Nuit Blanche (Paris 2009), Xippas Gallery (Paris 2009), Villa Arson (Nice 2008), Berlinische Galerie (Berlin, 2007), The National Gallery of Canada ( Ottawa, 2006 and 2007), Haus Am Waldsee (Berlin, 2006), Kunstverein Wolfsburg (Wolfsburg, 2006), Christian Nagel (Berlin, 2005), Exit Art (New York, 2005), Fototeka (Havana, Cuba, 2004), Museum of Contemporary Canadien Art (Toronto, 2003), Optica (Montreal, 2003), Gallery 44 (Toronto, 2003), Kunsthaus Baselland (Muttenz, Switzerland, 2000), Center for Curatorial Studies (Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, 1998).
Michel de Broin has received the Sobey Art Award 2007.