Visual artist, after studying fine arts in Nantes, he moves to Brussels in 2002. His work focuses on notions of identity and context with numerous graphic and ornamental installations in public spaces, most often produced in interaction with the audience for which the work is intended. These works can happen both in town and in rural areas, in business, in shops, in private homes or otherwise.
Out of curiosity for the social sciences, he became interested in ethnography and then in anthropology. Following a shocking revelation, he begins to develop a practical theory of self-anthropology which he tries to convey through lectures sometimes perceived as performances by the public.
Julien Celdran works with different collectives: Compilothèque, the Buktapaktop, and Désorceler la Finance. He has also developed a personal practice of ceramics.
In the Cabinet of Economic Curiosities, Julien Celdran presents a caddy equipped with a rotating pangolin in the style of the Tibetan prayer wheel. The public is invited to spin it to spread its mantra to the world.