Joachim Biehler - profile, contemporary art

Joachim Biehler/ Joachim Biehler

France 1981

Installation, Sculpture, Performance Art, Photography

Joachim Biehler
Joachim Biehler

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.

Joachim Biehler - Funky Andy, 2014, contemporary art, galerie Geraldine Banier
Joachim Biehler – Funky Andy, 2014

Joachim Biehler’s Practice

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.

Joachim Biehler - Like Marina II, 2012, like project,
Joachim Biehler – Like Marina II, 2012

The New Factories and Indoor, Outdoor, People Exhibitions

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.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2015Mini MaxiGalerie Geraldine Banier, Paris, FranceGroup
2015To be VenusGalerie Geraldine Banier, Paris, FranceGroup
2014The New FactoriesGalerie Geraldine Banier, Paris, FranceDuo
2014Butterfly EffectGalerie Geraldine Banier, Paris, FranceGroup
2013Lost worldsGalerie Geraldine Banier, Paris, FranceGroup
2013Rose me TenderGalerie Geraldine Banier, Paris, FranceGroup
2012Oh mummy, We walk on itGalerie Toutouchic, MetzSolo
2012Group ShowSalon de Montrouge, 57 eme editionGroup
2012Principe d'incertitudeCouvent des Minimes, Perpignan, FranceGroup
2012Indoor, Outdoor, PeopleGalerie Geraldine Banier, Paris, FranceGroup
2011Ones from The HeartCouvent des Minimes, Perpignan, FranceGroup
2010Bulle, atelier jeunes publicsCentre Pompidou MetzGroup
2009Garden PartyH.E.Art, Perpignan - Pont d'envestitGroup
2009Mon coach personnel be an object gayH.E.Art, Perpignan - Pont d'envestitGroup
2008The wonderful life of my gays goldfishesH.E.Art, Perpignan - La vitrineSolo
2007Blanche Neige versus Blanche NeigeESAP, PerpignanGroup
2007Oxymore n.1ESAP, PerpignanGroup
2006Fancy CandyESAP, PerpignanGroup
20051866 - ... ?Galerie La chapelle, PerpignanGroup