Jean-Benoît Lallemant was born in 1981. He grew up in Brazil, in the Amazon forest. In 2004 he obtained a Master's degree in Plastic Arts at Rennes 2 University. After a one-year trip in China, he co-founded Vivarium, Atelier Artistique Mutualisé in Rennes.
It is through painting and the “hand-made” (books, installations, sculpture, arrangements) that he reveals the physical nature of communication technologies as well as their links and connection with age-old ways of distributing imagery and words. The rough, spare formal procedures that he uses make it possible, in contrast, to analyze the share of influence of the new media in global phenomena also perceived as new.
By proposing a critical appropriation of cartographic technologies and instruments for military visual representations, and by focusing on re-handling symbols of power, Jean-Benoît Lallemant's works highlight the strategies of governance.