Hélène Bertin


Born in the Luberon in 1989, lives in Cucuron.

Hélène Bertin claims a « deliberately bastardized approach » deployed at the same time as an artist, curator and historian. She works in Cucuron, Luberon, and develops her work by weaving links, always activating the notion of otherness through encounters with enthusiasts, artists, schools, craftsmen, farmers…
In contrast to any disciplinary reading, she approaches the gesture and the material as links to bring together practices. In her exhibitions, this enameling of different typologies of objects and postures creates a collective narrative, while her books focus on marginal personalities to transport and transmit their individual stories. For Hélène Bertin, the sensitive relationship to the facts of living and working is played out in the cooperation between the « realms » of each. It was her encounter with the practice of Valentine Schlegel that forged this vision of art – Valentine Schlegel to whom she dedicated a bio-monographic book in 2017 radically renewing the gaze on this artist.
Selection of solo exhibitions
This woman could sleep in the water, at the invitation of Céline Poulin, CAC Brétigny, Brétigny-sur-Orge
Tu m’accompagneras à la plage, at the invitation of Marie Cozette, Crac Occitanie, Sète
Cahin-caha, at the invitation of Sophie Auger-Grappin, Le Creux de l’enfer, Thiers
Tohu-Bohu, at the invitation of Anne Giffon-Selle, Le 19 CRAC, Montbéliard
Valentine Schlegel : je dors, je travaille, bio-monographic catalog, graphic design : Coline Sunier et Charles Mazé, éditions <o>future<o>
Le Chant de la Piboule, tale, graphic design : Lionel Catelan, editions La Nòvia
Jacques Néauport, le dilettante, interviews with Jacques Néauport by Hélène Bertin and César Chevalier, graphic design: Anna Philippi, éditions PERKEO
Coucou cougourdon, interview with Yusuf Henni, graphic design : Tom Henni