Théo Mercier was born in Paris in 1984. He lives and works between Paris and Mexico.
He studied in Paris at the National School of Industrial Design (ENSCI) and in Berlin at the Universität der Künste (UDK). Alongside Bernhard Willhelm, he worked on his Björk stage costume collection before moving to New York in 2008 to assist Matthew Barney on his opera project River of Fundament.
A resident of Villa Medici in 2013 and nominated for the Marcel Duchamp Prize in 2014, Theo Mercier has since exhibited in personal exhibitions at the Museo El Eco in Mexico City and the Musée de l’Homme in Paris (2017), at MAC Marseille (2016), Lieu Unique in Nantes (2013), Tri Postal in Lille (2012), Le Musée de la Chasse et de la nature and le 104, Paris, both upcoming in 2019.
Among the collective exhibitions in which he participated are Hello world (Hamburger Banhof in Berlin, 2018), Hybrides, the body in question (Palacio Bellas Artes, Mexico, 2018), In the studio (Frac Bretagne, Rennes 2018), The Silent Echo (Museum of the archaeological site of Baalbek, Lebanon, 2016), Trouver le garçon (MAC/VAL, Vitry-sur-Sein, 2015) and Le surréalisme et l’objet (Centre Pompidou – Musée National d’Art Moderne, 2013).