Born in 1955, in Reims, France.
Lives and works in Saint-Langis-lès-Mortagne, France.
Drawings and sculptural objects have always played a part in his work, but both have assumed greater importance in recent years, superseding photography to become the chief component of Moulène’s most recent, large-scale exhibitions, though the essential spirit driving his distinctive œuvre remains unchanged. Moulène’s works explore the question of representation in his chosen media, while at the same time drawing on their essential physicality and materiality to engage tirelessly with political, social and ontological issues ‘made flesh’—notably through the concept of ‘transaction’, an economically and sensitively charged term applied to the ongoing transaction between the imagination and reality.
During these past two decades, Jean-Luc Moulène’s works have been presented in many great institutions and for important international events with for instance: the exhibitions More or Less Bone at SculptureCenter, New York, (2019) ; The Secession Knot at Secession, Vienna (2017); Jean-Luc Moulène at Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (2016); Il était une fois at Villa Medici, Rome (2015); Documents and Opus (1985 - 2014) at Kunstverein in Hanover (2015); Jean-Luc Moulène . works at Beirut Art Center (2013); Jean-Luc Moulène at Modern Art Oxford, Oxford (2012); Opus + One, Dia:Beacon, Beacon, New York (2012); Jean-Luc Moulène at Carré d’art – Musée d’art contemporain in Nîmes (2010) or Le Monde – le Louvre at Musée du Louvre, Paris (2005); His participation to several biennales: 58th Venice Biennale (2019); Taipei Biennale, Taipei (2016); Biennale Internationale Design, Saint-Etienne (2015); Sharjah Biennale (2011) and at the Sao Paulo Biennale (2002).