Jean-Ulrick Désert has studied at Cooper Union and Columbia University. His practice includes billboards, actions, paintings, site-specific sculptures, videos, and objects.

His solo exhibitions include The Goddess Project / Shrine of the Divine Negress No. 1, Dada Post Gallery, Berlin (2010); The Passion, Stadtmuseum, Munich (2006); The White Man Project, BRUCE—Brave New Art Foundation, Rotterdam (2004); The Burqa Project: On the Borders of My Dreams I Encountered My Double’s Ghost, Lower East Side Tenement Museum, Lowe Manhattan Cultural Council, New York (2002); Negerhosen2000, Aktionsforum, Praterinsel, Munich (2001).

His group exhibitions include BIAC, Biennale Internationale d’art contemporain Martinique, Fort-de-France (2013); Photo Op /The Ubiquity of Photography, Dada Post Gallery , Berlin-Reinikendorf Germany (2013); Who More Sci-Fi Than Us? Contemporary Art From the Caribbean, Kunsthal Kade Amersfoort, The Netherlands (2012); Making Mirrors: Of Body and Gaze, Neue Gesellschaft fur bildende Kunst, Berlin (2011); Wrestling with the Image: Caribbean Interventions, Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, DC (2011); Signs Taken for Wonders, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York (2009); Integration and Resistance in the Global Age, 10th Havana Biennial, Los Cabanas K., Havana (2009); Re/Positioning—Critical Whiteness / Perspectives of Color, Neue Gesellschaft furbildende Kunst, Berlin (2009); Infinite Island: Contemporary Caribbean Art, Brooklyn Museum (2008); Über Schönheit / About Beauty, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (2005); Veni Vidi Video II, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York (2004); Bloninchen und Bräunchen, Weiss Weiss bin auch ich, Aktionsforum, Praterinsel, Munich (2001); and Sur la thème de Paris, Galerie de la Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris (2000).