Choreographer, director and visual artist specializing in drawing and sculpture, Étienne Bideau-Rey studied at the Institut Saint-Luc in Tournai, Belgium, the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts in Liège and the École Supérieure Nationale des Arts de la Marionnette (French National School of Puppetry). In 2000, he received the Prix de la Vocation (Vocational Prize) from the Fondation Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet. He is one half of a duo with Gisèle Vienne. Together they have collaborated on Jean Genet’s Splendid’s (2000), multiple editions of Showroomdummies (2001), Stéréotypie (2003) and Tranen Veinzen (2004). Since 2009, he has been developing a work of art including elements of both drawing and sculpture which has been exhibited, most notably, in at the Dampfzentrale in Bern. In 2004, he directed Vacances, a 30-minute, self-produced short film. In 2006, he directed Jours Ordinaires, an animated music video for singer Tujiko Noriko's Dead Earth. In 2013 and 2014, he participated in Formats Raisin, a collective exhibition of drawings at the Galerie Martagon in Malaucène, France.
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