Doyen’s sculptures are sort of prosthesis, extensions of the body which allow its transformation into a picture. Her work always revolves around the question of “what happens when a picture is created?” In contrast to the tableau vivant, in which dead pictures are reenacted by living bodies, Doyen does not simply transfer the frozen temporal image back into corporeality, but instead she sets in motion a complex process of pictorial genesis between present and absent bodies, previous and subsequent images, sculptures and poses. (Excerpt Ute Stuffer from From the Pose to the Picture: Thoughts upon the Works of Jacqueline Doyen, exhibition catalogue, Kunstverein Hannover, 2009)
Jacqueline Doyen (born 1978, Nice, France) graduated from Nice’s Villa Arson in 2002 and from the HBK Braunschweig, Germany in 2005. She currently lives and works in Berlin and Braunschweig, Germany. Recent exhibitions include Une valise à Berlin, Institut francais, Berlin; Claudia Kapp und Jacqueline Doyen, Preis des Kunstvereins Hannover, Kunstverein Hanover, Germany; Yellow Pages et autres projets du Team 404. 1997-2004, mamco, Geneva, Switzerland; Never Mind your Step, Kunsthalle Palazzo, Liesthal/Basel, Switzerland.