Cardiff Metropolitan University
Paul Granjon is an artist interested in the co-evolution of humans and machines, imagining solutions for alternative, sustainable futures and sharing his experience of creative technologies. He has been making robots and other machines for exhibitions and performances since 1996. Granjon’s work became known for a trademark combination of humour and serious questions, delivered with absurd machines that made use of recycled components. His Sexed Robots were exhibited in the Welsh Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2005. He performs and exhibits internationally, most recent commissions in Garage Museum Moscow, Azkuna Zentroa Bilbao, Arcade Campfa Cardiff. He regularly delivers Wrekshops, public events where participants take apart electronic waste and build temporary new machines from the bits they find. Granjon’s current work is driven by an ecologist and participatory agenda. He teaches Fine-Art in Cardiff School of Art and Design, where he is currently completing a practice-based PhD titled Robotic Art as a Vector for Techno-Critique.