My work is based on familiar everyday images and objects chosen mostly on internet. However, it has less to do with the commodities they represent than with the cultural networks that piece them together and articulate them in larger wholes, conditioning their manufacture, their use.
I employ icons or social symbols, such as a full size Mercedes Benz, guns, hairstyle or bombs. Perturbing genres, changing the rules, transcending categories while entwining them, upsetting reference points, juggling from one terrain to another. A sense of play and critique exists in much of my works, through a practice that includes video, sculpture and drawings.
War, struggle and conflicts are even more present in the recent works, where landscapes turn into ruins or peaceful wallpapers are shooting on us. The conflicts penetrate our comfortable homes and become part of privacy. This responds to wars around the globe, but it also addresses how the iconography of war is embedded in everyday life and our broader social consciousness.
Artist Bio / CV
SOLO SHOWS (SELECTION)
2009 DREAMS AND DISASTER, Weigand Gallery, Karlsruhe/Ettlingen, Germany.
WITH EYES MAINLY CLOSED, Odile Ouizeman Gallery, Paris, France.
2007 DOCKS ART FAIR, Bernhard Bischoff Gallery, Lyon, France.
2006 LOOP ’06, Bernhard Bischoff Gallery, Barcelona, Spain.
2005 PROGR, Videoart CH, Center for Culture. Bern, Switzerland.
HITS & MISSES, Bernhard Bischoff Gallery, Bern, Switzerland.
2003 L’ART DANS LA VILLE, Giat Industries, St. Etienne, France.
2002 BERNHARD BISCHOFF GALLERY, Thun, Switzerland.
2001 PROP FICTION, City Gallery, Bern. Switzerland.
2000 WESTERN DANCE, Contemporary Art Center « la Halle au Poisson », Perpignan, France.
1996 READY TO TAKE CARE OF YOU, Chez Valentin Gallery,
GROUP SHOWS (SELECTION)
2010 MAN IS A SHADOWS DREAM, Kara Walker & Brigitte Zieger. L'Aître Saint-Maclou, Rouan.
THE REAL, A NEW OPIUM, Les Filles du Calvaire Gallery . Paris UTOPIA + DYSTOPIA, Art Paris + Guests, Grand Palais, Paris.
BIENNALE LES ENVIRONNEMENTALES, Tecomah, Jouy en Josas.
THE DIGITAL HAND, National Museum of Taiwan, Taichong / Taipei.
ENTROPIE, Espace Khiasma, Paris, France
2009 L'ART À L'ORÉE DU BOIS, Museum Robert Dubois Corneau, Brunoy, France.
2008 BOUCLES D'OR, collection FRAC Basse-Normandie, Caen, France.
2006 DRIVING FAST THROUGH A SLOW MOTION LANDSCAPE, Contemporary Art Center Altkirch, France.
2005 FABULATIONS ET VAGABONDAGES AU QUOTIDIEN, La Villa du Parc Art Center, Annemasse, France.
2002 RENDEZ-VOUS, Paris/Brooklyn, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn/New York, USA.
2001 ITINERAIRE BIS, Contemporary Art Center Passages, Troyes, France.
TRANSTRUCTION, Kunstbunker, Kunstverein Nürnberg, Germany.
VAGUE BUT TRUE, Arnolfini Center of Contemporary Art, Bristol. GB.
1999 ABRACADABRA, Tate Gallery, London, GB.
ART FOCUS 3, International Biennal of Contemporary Art, Jerusalem, Israel.
1998 RENEE KOOL, BRIGITTE ZIEGER, Archives Gallery, Paris, France.
1997 FACE VALUE, PS 122, New York, USA
PROP FICTION, White Columns, New York, USA.
1996 COZY, Spot Gallery, New York, USA.