Emmanuelle Antille

Emmanuelle Antille was born in 1972 in Lausanne, Switzerland. She studied at the Ecole Supérieure d’Art Visuel in Geneva, and at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. She makes films, photographs and installations, writes texts and scripts, is a singer and musician. These heterogeneous aspects of her artistic production give life to autonomous works or to interventions in which the fusion of these various elements animate installations where dream, illusion and reality merge and overlap. Her interest is concentrated on the analysis of domestic relations and behaviours, the dynamics established within groups, and behavioural that characterise the life of a clan. With actors in her films, she creates scenes in which human relations analysed within a ritual, such as a game, become exasperated into tortured confessions or mysterious silences. Her stories are a subtle and poetic reflection on questions relating to the double, to introspection, and to communication with others. The language of video becomes a way to rewrite emotions, to capture life in its most intimate aspects, to translate dream images into reality. Antille has received several recognitions and awards including: three Swiss Art Awards, Kiefer-Hablitzel Prize, Review + film contest, Migros Culture, Swiss Studio in Berlin and in Couvent des Recollets in Paris. Her exhibitions include: Kunstverein in Frankfurt, The Renaissance Society in Chicago, CCA in Glasgow, Site Gallery in Sheffield, Toyko Wonder Site in Tokyo, De Appel in Amsterdam, Migros Museum in Zürich, Musée du Jeu de Paume in Paris. In 2003 she represented Switzerland in the 50th edition of the Venice Biennale.