Géraldine Jeanjean

1978 -

About the artist

Géraldine Jeanjean (1978) graduated from the Fotoacademie in Amsterdam in 2002. Because of her French and Dutch cultural heritage, Jeanjean often experienced that it is difficult to express something exactly the same in a different language. Therefore she strives towards an universal language as an accessible and connecting means within her artistic practice, accordingly a visual language is her solution. In her work Jeanjean explores how interpretations change and new meanings are created through depicting and presenting subjects in new ways. The use of photography as her main medium is interesting hence its seemingly objective registration of reality.
Over the past years Jeanjean exhibited in several group shows among the Nederlands Fotomuseum (2008) and the Haags Gemeentemuseum (2014), at the Kunsthalle in München (Germany) and the Fotomuseum in Antwerpen (Belgium). Her previous book Aumont, published by Fw:books, was granted as Best Verzorgde Boeken in 2009 and was exhibited in Sint Petersburg (Russia) and at Paris Photo (France).