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Initially a composer of music, Céleste Boursier-Mougenot (b. 1961, Nice) has gained worldwide recognition for his acoustic installations that use nature and the rhythms of everyday life to investigate the relationship between sound, space and movement. Using domestic or natural materials, he creates installations that immerse the viewer in a multi-faceted set of sensory experiences, and invite a renewed and refined appreciation of our perceptual environment. Boursier-Mougenot represented France at the 56th Venice Biennale in 2015, and has had one-person exhibitions in international museums and galleries including the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal (2015); Centre-Pompidou Metz (2015); Barbican Centre, London (2010); Hangar Bicocca, Milan (2011); La Maison Rouge, Paris (2010); Pinacoteca do Estado, São Paulo (2009); and FRAC, Reims (2008). His work is represented in collections such as the Centre Pompidou, Paris; the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; The San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art; The Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, France; and various French national collections.