Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau

Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau creates sculptures, drawings, performances and films. His work addresses ugliness and taste, negative affective states, and the ambiguities of language and objects.

An Associate of Open School East, 2013- 2014, he founded The Bad Vibes Club, which is a forum for research into negative states, runs Radio Anti with Ross Jardine, and collaborates with Ben Jeans Houghton as the ARKA group. He lives and works in London.

He is currently an artist in residence at Kingsgate Workshops, and is the 2020 commissioned artist for Open School East. Recent projects include a photo essay for Sluice magazine, a residency at Artlink, Donegal in 2019, and ‘Resentment’, a performance for Lafayette Anticipations in Paris in 2018.

The Jerwood Bursary will help with training and mentoring in digital animation, which has been a focus for his work since he began using the technique in 2018.

Matthew de Kersaint Giraundeau, Life and Death, paint on tile, 30 x 30cm, 2017. Image: Tim Bowditch