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Short Biography

Short Biography

Short biography

Mireille Loup is a photographer, audio-visual director, author of texts, short stories and a novel.

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 EditionsOù 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).

Visual and sound system installations, photographic set and texts, Internet fictions, iPad applications, 3D virtual reality, author of novels and short stories, 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, Mireille Loup teaches Artistic Expression and Audiovisual Production at the University of Arles Provence, Multimedia and Internet Professions department. She also contributes to specific courses or workshops in various art schools, such as ENSI in Avignon, Bloo photography and images in Lyon, ESBAN in Nîmes.

Sensitive to the issues of the "norm" and the "margin", she regularly conducts art workshops with mentally handicapped children and teenagers and works with adults together with TEDO and the National School of Photography.