Sylvain Baumann (b. 1981, France) received his MA in Visual and Media Arts from the University of Quebec of Montreal (2008) and his MA in Arts plastiques from the Université de Provence Aix-Marseille (2006). Baumann was exhibited by VITRINE, Basel in the three-person show ‘Sylvain Baumann, Justin Eagle, Raja’a Khalid’ in October 2016.
Working in a variety of different media, Baumann arranges spatial installations that provoke questions about the design and shape of contemporary architecture. He understands architectural design to be a political and ideological means of contemporary society and is interested in the motivations, ideas and mechanisms that produce this society. He sees his installations as an analysis of and a comment on the work of contemporary architects, urban and interior designers which aims at the development and elaboration of the ‘world of tomorrow’.