Sophie Ristelhueber

1949 | Paris, France
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French photographer and video artist.

Since the beginning of her career as a photographer in the early 1980s, Sophie Ristelhueber’s work has focused on news imagery and the way it is perceived. In 1984, her series Beirut showed pictures of ruins devoid of human presence. These photographs of the Lebanese capital, at the time a symbol of war, describe a reality far removed from the shocking images usually seen in photo stories. The critical acknowledgement of this first series of works coincided with a reassessment of the uses of photography – an important topic worldwide in the 90s. The originality of the photographer’s work lies in the way she depicts the notion of memory through an aesthetic of traces and scars. While her work has consistently looked at a variety of techniques for inspiration, the artist chose to diversify her own practice in the 2000s. She used sound (1999, sound track) and image as a means to explore the subjects that run through her work, particularly in her videos: memory, and the resistance of nature and the elements to the damage inflicted on them by humanity (Le Chardon [Thistle], video, 2007). Fatigues (video, 2007) presents a personal reflection on her entire body of work.

With Stitches (2005), the artist created embroidered canvases of words spoken by G. W. Bush and completed the installation with photographs of Palestinian land. She received significant recognition in 2009 with a comprehensive exhibition of her works at the Jeu de Paume museum in Paris and the publication of a monograph (Opérations).

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Sophie Ristelhueber — AWARE Women artists / Femmes artistes

Sophie Ristelhueber, Eleven Blowups #1, 2006, coloured photograph, 110 x 133 cm, Courtesy Sophie Ristelhueber, © ADAGP, Paris

Sophie Ristelhueber — AWARE Women artists / Femmes artistes

Sophie Ristelhueber, Vulaines III, 1989, colour and black and white photograph, argentic print laminated on aluminium with frame covered by wallpaper, diptych: 162 x 68 cm and 162 x 200 cm, exhibition view at galerie Joost Declercq, Gand (Belgium), Courtesy Sophie Ristelhueber, © ADAGP, Paris

Sophie Ristelhueber — AWARE Women artists / Femmes artistes

Sophie Ristelhueber, Beyrouth, photographies, 1984, black and white photograph, argentic print, 18 x 24 cm, Courtesy Sophie Ristelhueber, © ADAGP, Paris

Sophie Ristelhueber — AWARE Women artists / Femmes artistes

Sophie Ristelhueber, Every One, 1994, numerical prints on wall, variable dimensions, installation view at Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Gand (Belgium), 2009, Courtesy Sophie Ristelhueber, © ADAGP, Paris

Sophie Ristelhueber — AWARE Women artists / Femmes artistes

Sophie Ristelhueber, Les Barricades mystérieuses, 1995, artist’s book, silkscreen printing of the text printed on the front cover of the book, excerpt from Vies et opinions de Tristram Shandy (1760-1770) by Laurence Sterne, Courtesy Sophie Ristelhueber, © ADAGP, Paris

Sophie Ristelhueber — AWARE Women artists / Femmes artistes

Sophie Ristelhueber, The Edge of Awareness, 1998, colour photograph, digital print on tarpaulin, 280 x 560 cm, installation view at PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, 1999, Courtesy Sophie Ristelhueber, © ADAGP, Paris

Sophie Ristelhueber — AWARE Women artists / Femmes artistes

Sophie Ristelhueber, La Campagne, 1997, coloured and black and white photographs, digital prints laminated on cardboard, variable installation, 130 x 160 cm and 195 x 130 cm, exhibition view at Fresnoy, Studio national des Arts Contemporains, 2003, Courtesy Sophie Ristelhueber, © ADAGP, Paris

Sophie Ristelhueber — AWARE Women artists / Femmes artistes

Sophie Ristelhueber, Autoportrait, 1999, set of 7 coloured photographs, digital prints laminated on aluminium, 156 x 193 cm et 193 x 156 cm, and one print on tarpaulin, 410 x 200 cm, intallation view at the galerie Arlogos, Paris, 1999, Courtesy Sophie Ristelhueber, © ADAGP, Paris

Sophie Ristelhueber — AWARE Women artists / Femmes artistes

Sophie Ristelhueber, Dead Set, 2001, coloured photograph, pigmentary print mounted on aluminium, 90 x 135 cm, Collection Frac-Alsace, Courtesy Sophie Ristelhueber, © ADAGP, Paris

Sophie Ristelhueber — AWARE Women artists / Femmes artistes

Sophie Ristelhueber, Fatigues, 2009, coloured video HD 16/9, 6’20’’, Jeu de Paume Production, Paris and Anna Sanders Films, Paris, shooting installation view at the Fondation Hartung-Bergman, Antibes, 2008, Courtesy Sophie Ristelhueber, © ADAGP, Paris

Sophie Ristelhueber — AWARE Women artists / Femmes artistes

Sophie Ristelhueber, Over there, 2010, video color HD 4/3, 5’15’’, production Suspended Spaces /Amiens, Courtesy Sophie Risterhueber, Courtesy Sophie Ristelhueber, © ADAGP, Paris

Sophie Ristelhueber — AWARE Women artists / Femmes artistes

Sophie Ristelhueber, Pont Allenby, 2004-2016, black and white photograph, pigmentary print on paper Mat Fine Art, 90 x 135 cm, Courtesy Sophie Ristelhueber, © ADAGP, Paris

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Sophie Ristelhueber, Ramallah, 2016, colour photograph, pigmentary print on baryte paper, 110 x 130 cm, Courtesy Sophie Ristelhueber, © ADAGP, Paris

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