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Gisèle Vienne © Andrea Montano

Gisèle Vienne

Gisèle Vienne is a franco-austrian artist, choreographer and director. After graduating in Philosophy, she studied at the puppeteering school Ecole Supérieure Nationale des Arts de la Marionnette.

Over the past 20 years, her work has been touring in Europe and regularly performed in Asia and in the Americas, among which, “I Apologize” (2004), “Kindertotenlieder” (2007), “Jerk” (2008), “This is how you will disappear” (2010), “LAST SPRING: A Prequel” (2011), “The Ventriloquists Convention” (2015) in collaboration with Puppentheater Halle and “Crowd” (2017). In 2020, she created with Etienne Bideau-Rey a fourth version of “Showroomdummies” at the Rohm Theater Kyoto, originally created in 2001; and “L’Etang”, a show based on Robert Walser’s short story “Der Teich”, premiered at TNB – Centre Européen Théâtral et Chorégraphique in Rennes. In 2021, she made the film “Jerk”. “Extra Life” was invited to the 2024 Theatertreffen.

Gisèle Vienne has frequently been exhibiting her photographs and installations in museums among which the New York Whitney Museum, the Centre Pompidou Paris, the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de Buenos Aires and the Centre d’art Contemporain de Genève. She published two books: “JERK / Through Their Tears” with Dennis Cooper, Peter Rehberg and Jonathan Capdevielle in 2011 and “40 PORTRAITS 2003–2008” in collaboration with Dennis Cooper and Pierre Dourthe in 2012. Her work has led to various publications and the original music of her shows to several albums.

As of: March 2024

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