Anne-Laure Franchette

1979 “Le Plessis-Bouchard” France
Lives and works in Zurich

The questions of re-appropriation and recreation, the hyperreality as developed by Umberto Eco have a significant impact on my practice. Postcolonial studies and anthropology also inform my understanding of cultural perception. I explore the reflections of western society’s fantasies of the unfamiliar and its consumption of other cultures by looking at exoticism, contemporary myths or stereotypes.

I studied Fine Art and Art History in Paris, completing an MA in Contemporary Art History at Université Paris X. I then went to complete another MA in Media Arts at Manchester Metropolitan University.