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    ELEA JEANNE SCHMITTER

    ELEA JEANNE SCHMITTER

    Through the series 40 years 70 kg, showcased in Faire corps, Elea Jeanne Schmitter questions the notion of neutrality. Being a 40 years old white male weighing 70 kg is considered the universal average. This reference point creates a data-gap, as well as it establishes a form of symbolic violence. It conditions most of our everyday infrastructures and equipments, at the expense of the confort, health, security of those who do not fall in these predefined norms, to the point where it can sometimes endanger their lives.

    Elea Jeanne Schmitter is a visual artist born in Auxerre in 1993. After her graduation at the University of Concordia in Montréal in 2018, she joins the school Kourtrajmé under the guidance of the artist JR in 2020.

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      Born in 1993 in Auxerre, France
      Lives and works in Paris, France

      EDUCATION

      2020 Ecole Kourtrajmé, Art et Images, Montfermeil, France
      2018 Bachelor Fine Arts Studio Arts, Photography Major, Concordia University, Canada
      2014 Bachelor in European Law at Faculté Libre de Droit, France

      SOLO EXHIBITION

      2020 Exposition personnelle, L’Archipel, In Cadaqués International Photo Festival, Cadaqués, Spain

      GROUP EXHIBITIONS

      2021
      Faire Corps, curated by Camille Bardin, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Paris, France
      Photography is dead, Long Live photography! Candela Books + Gallery, VA, USA
      Ecole Kourtrajmé, Art et Images x Château La Coste,  France
      The World Within, Photo Art Center Hangar, Belgium

      2020
      Workshop Jusqu’ici tout va bien, Palais de Tokyo, France

      2019
      Tirana Photo Festival, National History Museum, Albania
      Sky High Skies, Transpace Gallery, IL, USA
      Luftpost-Airmail, Kabawil E.V, Düsseldorf, Germany
      Introspections, POPUP Gallery, Canada
      Graduating Students Exhibition, FOFA & VAV Galleries, Canada
      The Waste Land, Centre des Arts Actuels SKOL, Canada

      2018
      Photo as an object, Glass Gallery Concordia, Canada
      Nature, Le Livart, Canada
      Résonance, VAV Gallery, Canada

      2017
      Conversations, Artgang, Canada
      Generations, VAV Gallery, Canada

      RESIDENCIES

      2021  Saisons Zéro/ Zerm, France
      2020 Château La Coste, France

      PUBLICATIONS

      2021
      Self, Loose The Film, USA

      2020
      Ecole Kourtrajme, Maison CF, France
      Mexstiz, RevistaBalam, Argentine

      2019
      On Death, Kris Graves Projects, Humble Arts Foundation
      Dust, Darkslide V, Canada
      Issue 2, Figures de Style, Canada
      Religion, Ideology and Violence, Issue 27, TheForum, Canada
      Language, Volume 17.2 Issue 1, THE VOID,  Canada

      2018
      Clicks, Darkslide VI, Canada
      Substance, Volume 2, MESH MAG, Canada

      2017
      3am, Volume 15 Issue 1, THE VOID, Canada