Michèle Sylvander develops artwork based mainly on photography, but which also extends to the fields of installation, drawing, and video. Her works question the notion of gender and its codes, of the political and social body, and of our relationship to others. Self-portraits and family life play a central part in her approach. The artist uses these themes to put forward the idea according to which the proximity of personal experience expresses a form of universality. It is also said to embody the heart of the social construct (the "self" in the small framework of the family unit as a metonymy of the "self" on a global scale).
Biographical notes translated with the support of the Centre national des arts plastiques - Cnap.