Paul Granjon

Born in Lyon, France, in 1965, BA Fine-Art in Marseille (France) 1990 then freelance video and audio technician for petrochemical companies.

Between 1990 and 1999 he directed several short films. He moved to UK in 1995 where his focus gradually shifted to performance and robotics. He still teaches on the BA Fine-Art of UWIC, Cardiff, UK.

Since1999 he developed and showed internationally a unique mix of performances with lo-tech robots and songs.

Installations from his first UK solo show Z Lab 2001 were sold to the Arts Council of England and to the Museum of Modern Art of Luxemburg.

Since then, Paul Granjon has developed a steady flow of machines for performances and exhibitions, as well as workshops, collaborations and other projects.

He was awarded a Nesta (National endowment for science technology and the arts) Fellowship in 2004 and was one of the artists representing Wales in the Venice Biennale 2005, where he exhibited a Robotarium.

Recent exhibitions and performances include Winzavod Arts Centre (Moscow, Russia), AD and A gallery (Osaka Japan), Chelsea Theatre (London, UK), DePlayer (Rotterdam, Holland), Brut Theatre (Vienna, Austria).

More information on Paul Granjon and Z Productions at www.zprod.org