Mireille Loup is a visual artist.
Born in Switzerland, she lives and works in Arles, France.
Her work has been shown in galleries in France and abroad since 1991, and her books started being published in 1999 by Filigranes Editions, Où sont les enfants? and Images Plurielles. The following galleries, listed in a chronological and non-exhaustive order, have accompanied her artistic approach, Chez Valentin (Paris), Les Filles du Calvaire (Paris), Magda Danysz (Paris-Shanghai), Rutger Brandt (Amsterdam), Dear Gallery (Porto), Pobeda Gallery (Moscow).
Photographer, audiovisual director, author of short stories and novels, designer of visual and sound system installations, photographic set
and texts, Internet fictions, iPad applications, 3D virtual reality, Mireille Loup’s art deals with discursive and aesthetic forms that establish transversal communication.
Her work is exhibited in art centers, museums and festivals such as Les Rencontres d'Arles 2005 and 2012, the Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo (Brazil), Musée Malraux (France), Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain de la Ville de Liège (Belgium), the Centre National des Arts du Canada in Ottawa etc. It is present in many public and private collections, including the Fond National d’Art Contemporain in France (FNAC) and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
Having graduated from the National School of Photography (Arles, France) in 1994, after studying at the ERG - Saint Luc Institute in Brussels, and at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Caen, Mireille Loup teaches Artistic Expression and Audiovisual Production at the University of Arles Provence, bachelor's degree of Multimedia and Internet Professions department. She also teaches History of Photography, Visual Arts Culture and Audiovisual Production at the BTS Photography in Istres. She contributes to specific artistic courses at the Ecole des Nouvelles Images (ENSI) in Avignon, at the bachelor's degree in photography and images Bloo in Lyon and delivers workshops in various Higher Schools of Art.
Sensitive to the issues of childhood and situations of disability, she regularly takes care of artistic workshops with children, adolescents and adults in the ULIS and TEDO programs, also in partnership with the National School of Photography.