Born in 1989, Hélène Bellenger is a plastician photographer who lives and workes in Marseille. After a bachelor’s degree in Law and Art History, she specialised in modern art and photography at the Université Paris 1-Panthéon Sorbonne. Graduate of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie of Arles in 2016, Hélène Bellenger collects and makes own images taken from the heart of her spatial, temporal, and digital comtemporaneity, in order to raise questions over their meaning and them waver. Through this work of confiscation and reuse of images, the young artist tends to deconstruct the workings of her contemporary Western visual culture and to question the intermediate space of the « re » of representation.
In 2016, her installations were exhibited at Agnès B’s, in Paris. In 2017, she exhibited at the 62nd Salon de Montrouge and at the Galerie Binôme (collective exhibition). In December 2017, she was invited by the Institut Français of Egypt to present her first personal exhibition at the Soma Gallery, in Cairo (Egypt). Winner of the Prix Dior de la Photographie pour Jeunes Talents for the ENSP, she exhibited at the Grande Halle of the Fondation Luma during the Rencontres d’Arles 2018. After a residency in Corsica in the framework of the Ateliers Médicis (2019), she was awarded the Nopoto grant and participated in the refuge residence programme initiated by Envers des pentes, as well as in the Circulation(s) Festival of young European photography, at 104 in Paris. In December 2019, the Fondaria 20.9 gallery in Verona (Italy) opened the artist’s third solo exhibition.