Joachim Biehler is a French contemporary artist, working in photography, video, sculpture and installation. As a young boy interested in dance and theater, Biehler developer his fascination with human body and identity.
Joachim Biehler was born in 1981 in Strasbourg, France. He graduated from the Superior School of Art of Perpignan, receiving the National Superior Diploma of Expression of Plastic Arts – DNSEP.
Influenced by clichés and stereotypes imposed by the mass media, Joachim Biehler uses his body to criticize the modern society, parodying with greed and the vanities of the star-system and contemporary art. Familiar with the contemporary art milieu, Biehler’s body of work links art history, religious iconography, and famous figures of the art world, twisting references with humor. He also uses transvestism to explore gender constraints – as an example, he sometimes disguise himself as a princess, making a clear reference to Disney heroines and popular fairy tales.
For Joachim Biehler, one of the most important and also one of the first series of works is his Like Project. For Like Project, Biehler substituted his face with contemporary art icons, such as Jeff Koons, Andy Warhol, and Marina Abramovic, in their easily recognizable photographs. The humorous photomontage, although sometimes a bit disturbing, makes a viewer smile and wonder about the young generation’s place in this well-organized star-system.
As a performance artist, Joachim Biehler done several performances in venues such as H.E.Art and ESAP, in Perpignan, France. As for his visual practice – photography, sculpture and installations, his work has been exhibited in several group and solo exhibitions throughout France.
Represented by the Galerie Geraldine Banier, Biehler’s art was featured in several notable group shows, such as Indoor, Outdoor, People exhibition in 2012, together with François-René Ducray and Fulati Tayierjiang. Each of the artists had to bring their own perceptions of the city life. As for Joachim Biehler, his vision of the city was the one of the meetings, of the people and of the star-system that takes place around the contemporary artists. The New Factories, a duo exhibition done together with David Gouny, was held in 2014 in Geraldine Banier Paris. Other group exhibitions include Rose me Tender, Lost Worlds, Butterfly Effect, and most recently Mini Maxi.
Joachim Biehler lives and works in France.
|2015||Mini Maxi||Galerie Geraldine Banier, Paris, France||Group|
|2015||To be Venus||Galerie Geraldine Banier, Paris, France||Group|
|2014||The New Factories||Galerie Geraldine Banier, Paris, France||Duo|
|2014||Butterfly Effect||Galerie Geraldine Banier, Paris, France||Group|
|2013||Lost worlds||Galerie Geraldine Banier, Paris, France||Group|
|2013||Rose me Tender||Galerie Geraldine Banier, Paris, France||Group|
|2012||Oh mummy, We walk on it||Galerie Toutouchic, Metz||Solo|
|2012||Group Show||Salon de Montrouge, 57 eme edition||Group|
|2012||Principe d'incertitude||Couvent des Minimes, Perpignan, France||Group|
|2012||Indoor, Outdoor, People||Galerie Geraldine Banier, Paris, France||Group|
|2011||Ones from The Heart||Couvent des Minimes, Perpignan, France||Group|
|2010||Bulle, atelier jeunes publics||Centre Pompidou Metz||Group|
|2009||Garden Party||H.E.Art, Perpignan - Pont d'envestit||Group|
|2009||Mon coach personnel be an object gay||H.E.Art, Perpignan - Pont d'envestit||Group|
|2008||The wonderful life of my gays goldfishes||H.E.Art, Perpignan - La vitrine||Solo|
|2007||Blanche Neige versus Blanche Neige||ESAP, Perpignan||Group|
|2007||Oxymore n.1||ESAP, Perpignan||Group|
|2006||Fancy Candy||ESAP, Perpignan||Group|
|2005||1866 - ... ?||Galerie La chapelle, Perpignan||Group|