Elene Usdin

Born in 1971 - France

BIOGRAPHY

Born in 1971, Elene Usdin graduated from the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts
Decoratifs of Paris in 1996.

Working first as an illustrator and a set decorator for
cinema, she regularly publishes her illustrations in newspapers and magazines. Visual
artist, illustrator and photographer, she develops since 2002 an artistic body of work
with precision and lightness and a great delicacy. Women are the favorite subject of her
series, with an approach that plays with genre and stereotypes. Elene Usdin does not
hesitate to put herself on stage, in self-portraits between derision, tribute to the great
female figures of the history or inspiration found in fairy tales.

Rewarded in 2006 by the Picto Prize for Young Fashion Photography and in 2008 by the International Photo
Awards, her first monograph, Stories, was published in 2013 by editions Contrejour. In
2014, the Museum of New Art in Detroit showed a large retrospective exhibition of her
work: Awake While I Am Dreaming.

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EXHIBITIONS

Solo Exhibitions

2015
Femmes d’intérieur, Galerie Esther Woerdehoff, Paris, France
Galerie Camille, Detroit, USA
2014
Salon de la Photo, Paris
Awake While I Am Dreaming, Museum of New Art, Detroit, USA
2012
Installation Chambre avec vue, Art Paris Art Fair, Galerie Esther Woerdehoff, Paris
2011
Chambre d’essayage, Carte Blanche 2011 PHPA, Galerie Esther Woerdehoff, Paris
2010
Femmes d’intérieur, Galerie Farmani, Brooklyn, USA
2009
Femmes d’intérieur, Galerie des Arts Graphiques, Paris
I’m Yours, Galerie Pierre François Garcier, Pari

Group exhibitions

2015
Neiges, Hôtel La Belle Juliette, Paris, France
La Montagne magique, Heuberg 24 & Galerie Esther Woerdehoff, Basel, Switzerland
Femmes, sens dessus dessous, Melting Art Gallery, Lille, France
AIPAD Photography Show, Galerie Esther Woerdehoff, New York, USA
2014
Dans la ligne de mire, scène du bijou contemporain, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris
2013
Portraits croisés, Le Théâtre de la Photographie et de l’Image, Nice, France
2012
Des nues et des paysages, Hotel de Sauroy, Paris
Magazine De l’Air, Salon de la Photo, Paris
2011
Femmes d’intérieur, Festival Pigalle, Galerie Chappe, Paris
De l’Air s’expose, Maison européenne de la Photographie, Paris

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