Béatrice Balcou (1976, Tréguier, France) lives and works in Brussels.

In performances, sculptures and installations, Béatrice Balcou creates situations offering innovative exhibition rituals that challenge our way of looking at and perceiving objects - especially works of art. Homing in on attentiveness to the materiality of the artwork and the behaviour of the viewer, she investigates the perceived value of art and the role assigned to it by our contemporary lifestyles.



Selected press, interviews and essays:

Par les temps qui courent, interview by Romain de Becdelievre, France Culture (radio), 2019 (FR)

Les Objets de la négociation, by Émilie Renard, L'art Même#77, 2019 (FR)

Répétition et différence: répliques originales d'artistes, by Béatrice Gross, The Art News Paper, 2019 (FR)

L’économie des apostrophes, review by Camille Paulhan, Revue Esse arts + opinions (Empathie) #95, 2019 (FR)

Portrait, by Céline Garcia-Carré, L'ŒIL - n° 719, 2018 (FR)

Portrait of the artist as a long-distance runner (...), by Vanessa Desclaux, Zérodeux#78, 2016 (EN-FR)

Un Espace créé par trois pas en arrière, by Daniel Blanga Gubbay, L'art Même#69, 2016 (FR)

Devrim Bayar & Zoe Gray: Conversation with Béatrice Balcou, 2015 (EN-FR)

Béatrice Balcou “Walk In Beauty” », by Christophe Gallois, Traces n° 3, Casino Luxembourg, 2015 (FR)

Untitled Ceremony #03, by Eva Wittocx, 2014 (EN-FR)

A Restless Interlude: Béatrice Balcou at FRAC Franche-Comté, by Vanessa Desclaux, Afterall on line, 2014 (EN)

Béatrice Balcou, In praise of gesture, by Rozenn Canevet, Art Handler #01, 2014 (EN)

La Séduction du regard, by Septembre Tiberghien, Hippocampe n°18, 2014 (FR)

Chaque Chose en son temps, review by Florence Cheval, Le Salon, 2013 (FR)