Stéphane Bérard

Born in 1966

Lives and works in Dignes and Paris

Stéphane Bérard is a French conceptual artist who is developing an eclectic oeuvre in which invention is a manner of critical intervention. He embarked on his career by writing, publishing work in 1991, in particular in the magazine TXT. All the sectors that art occupied at the turn of the century (design, fashion, architecture, literature, film, performance, sound, and song) are explored here. Prototypes, drafts and sketches occupy the essence of the body of work. Ideas take precedence over the product, which is nevertheless never devoid of attention. Stéphane Bérard's hangings illustrate a real aesthetic attentiveness, an economy, and an elegance which purposely contrasts with the fragility of the pieces, and their raw subtlety. In 20 years, at the crossroads of literature, performance, film, poetry, but also music, Stéphane Bérard has produced six full-length films, four albums, four books, a host of performances and collaborations, and ten solo shows.

Biographical notes translated with the support of the Centre national des arts plastiques - Cnap.