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Jeanne Bischoff lives and works in Strasbourg.
Born in 1978, she studied at the Fine Arts School of Mulhouse, while multiplying experiences in the field of performing arts. In Mulhouse, she collaborates in the creation of sets and costumes with the Théâtre de Poche and the Opéra du Rhin. For the Opera Studio in Geneva, she is the Stage Manager for many productions. Amongst other experiences, she has also been an intern at the Musée Garnier Museum Library, in Paris, in the Archives section.
Costume designs, scenery models, opera rehearsals, all that is never represented, became her main subject, which she represents in the form of curiosity cabinets.
After graduating from the Fine Arts School in Mulhouse, she pursued the practice of lyric singing in Paris and Brussels and studied drama with Jean-Paul Denizon, Anne-Laure Liégeois and Jean-Pierre Garnier.
In 2007, she is selected as a Talent Cannes Adami. She plays in the short-film "Like Father and Pizza" by Matthieu Amalric and makes her theater debut in two plays by Jean-Luc Lagarce, directed by Julie Brochen, at the Cartoucherie de Vincennes and at the National Theater of Strasbourg.
In the years following her debuts in drama, Jeanne Bischoff joins an acting school as an actress, then as a stage assistant. She also writes a play, performs in various productions, and begins her research on the motif and the use of old engravings and raw material.
In 2015, when she moves to Strasbourg, city of Gutenberg, she designs her first books in volume. These books are the synthesis of her research on the motive and the color and on the way to showcase them.
"The whole is greater than the sum of the parts”. Jeanne Bischoff's drawings are inspired by the Aristotelian proverb. They are formed to multiply indefinitely as the cells mingle and give the body a larger whole than themselves without letting them disappear. The forms overflow, roll, and escape from the frame of the drawing. The psychedelic or surrealistic motifs of the artist sometimes tend to be abstract, to find their volume in a play of colors and to always maintain a close relationship with a word of dreams.
If the initial forms are extracted from La Mode Illustrée (the Illustrated Fashion Book, 1860-1937), they disappear as part of a computer transformation technic. However, in her latest revelation, Jeanne Bischoff's drawings could be textiles reminiscent of embroidery, an unconscious renewal of the raw material that makes them.
Today, these colorful, dense and complex shapes acquire a new animation thanks to an animated book. Florence Andoka, 2017
Since 2016, Jeanne Bischoff has designed eight volumes from La Mode Illustrée. Her other sources are mainly heritage sources, that she encounters in libraries and museums. From Metamorphosis Insectorum Surinamensium (1705) by Marie Sybilla Mérian, Prodigiorum ac ostentorum chronicon (1557) by Conrad Lycosthenes and Divers Maniere d'adornare i cammini (1769) by Piranesi, she created four other books. The engravings from the Cabinet des Modes (1788) of the Galliera Museum's former collection were used for larger volume works.
Oct 2017 - Strasbourg-Syndicat Potentiel / «Archibeau» exposition du collectif Les Rhubarbus, dans le cadre des journées de l’Architecture
April 2017 - Strasbourg / Rencontres de l’Illustration Strasbourg 2017. Triple exposition : Laurent Moreau, Dans-le-ciel tout va bien, Jeanne Bischoff
2016/17 - Mulhouse / Musée de l’Impression sur Etoffes «Formes et couleurs» 2015/16 - Mulhouse / Musée de l’Impression sur Etoffes « Histoires de femmes »
2015 - Kunsthalle / Centre d’art contemporain de Mulhouse, interprétation de « Stripsody » de Cathy Berberian et Roberto Zamarin, dans le cadre de l’exposition « Presque la même chose » - Soirée de performance « Locus Métropole 6 »
2015 - Strasbourg / Continuum « Caravansérail #2 »
2014 - Paris / Think and More, Avenue Saint Honoré
In partnership with French Institute in Prague and CEAAC (Centre Européen d’Actions Artistiques Contemporaines), Strasbourg.
Date of residency 15. 9.– 15. 12. 2019