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My work, in which I use different techniques and media, is full of human creatures and symbols. I ask myself questions that are close to me, such as origin, identity and gender in an increasingly confused and uncertain world.  I work in series for drawings, embroideries and sculptures. To date, the miniatures I started in 1995, exceed 1500 small heads. All the series are part of a world that I conceive and imagine from my own reality filtered by my observation, making them, I hope, accessible to others, with a little poetry and irony.


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Patricia Dreyfus is born in Dakar, Senegal in 1951. She spends her school years in Paris. 

At the age of 16 she leaves her family to travel. Few years later and until 1992, she works in video film production as a documentary filmmaker in the fields of art, music and economics and won the prize for best film with La rencontre au sommet  at the 1987 Biarritz Film Festival. Her Film works are shown at the Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris,  the Musée d’Art Moderne, Paris and Musée de Pontoise. 

At the same time, from 1982 to 1984, she studied art, with a focus on drawing and sculpture, at the Atelier Gregory Mazurovsky, in American Center and the Académie de la Grande Chaumière, Paris. 

Before moving to Berlin, she has lived in Basel from 1992 to 2012 and has developed her artistic work. She lives and works in Berlin since 2012 and exhibits internationally.

 

 

The recent solo exhibitions are  C A C H E (Sept-October 2022) WE ARE MULTITUDES in L I N I E N 83 A, Berlin (April till June 2022) -  lettre à moi-même #3 (2021) in Wolfenbüttel Kunstverein, and in Galerie Albrecht in Berlin lettre à moi-même #2 (2021), which was preceded by her exhibition lettre à moi-même #1 (2019) in Mesmer Galerie in Basel, Switzerland.

October 2022

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Patricia Dreyfus, Born in Dakar, Senegal

1982 - 1984

Apprenticeship at studio Gregory Mazurovsky, Centre Américain and Académie de la Grande Chaumière, Paris

1972 - 1992

Documentary film in the range of art, music and economy

1992 - 2012

Lives and works as an artist in Basel

Since 2012

Lives and works in Berlin  


Solo exhibitions (selection)


2022

C A C H E (curated by Harald Theiss), L I N I E N 83A, Berlin - DE https://en.nicelocal.com.de/berlin/utility_service/linien83a/

WE ARE MULTITUDES, L I N I E N 83A, Berlin - DE

2021

lettre à moi-même #3, Kunstverein Wolfenbüttel - DE

2020-2021

lettre à moi-même #2, Galerie Albrecht, Berlin - DE

2019

lettre à moi-même #1, Galerie Mesmer, Basel - CH

2012

HumanKapital, Häuser und Asche, Kunstverein Ebersberg, DE

2012

Weggefährten, Kunstverein Ottobrunn, DE

2012

Insomnia, Kunsthaus Norden, DE

2011

Insomnia, M54, Basel, CH

2010

Traces/Spuren, Karmeliterkirche, Wiener Neustadt, AT

2009

War Memories Reinvented, QCC Gallery, New York, USA



Group exhibitions (selection)


2022

NADELWERK, Klosterscheune Zehdenick, Zehdenick, DE

2020

AUSBLICKE, Galerie Albrecht, Berlin DE

2018

Das kleine Format, Atelierhof-Kreuzberg, Berlin, DE

2016

Kölner Liste , Cologne, DE

2013

Wer bist du?, Museum Schwarzenberg, DE

2013

Umspann ZENTRALE, Galerie G11, Berlin, DE

2013

Kauf mich, Schwartzsche Villa Galerie, Berlin, DE

2011

Remise en Jeu, Kunsthalle Mulhouse, FR

2010

Regionale, Fabrik culture, Hégenheim, FR

2009

Regionale, Kunsthalle, Basel, CH


Art and documentary film

« Aux sources du monde arabe », 1989, Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris

« La rencontre au sommet » 1987, Award for Best Documentary Film, Biarritz Film Festival in France

« L’homme réparé », 1986, Centre de la Villette, Paris

« Roberto Matta »,1984

« Les Iles flottantes de Boris Tissot », 1983, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris

« Le rêve d’Aurélie », 1983

« La Vie et l’Oeuvre de Shirley Goldfarb », 1982, Musée d’Art Moderne, Paris and Musée de Pontoise


Bibliographie

2017

Die imaginäre Insel (Schulz und Schulz)

2011

Insomnia (Benteli)

2004

Obstinate Creation (Linsenmann AG)

1996

Signes de têtes / Headsign (Mendiboure)