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Tom de Pékin
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Tom de Pékin

Tom de Pékin (b. 1963, France) lives and works in Paris. He studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Valence, France, from 1982 to 1987. De Pékin founded and ran the book publishing house Éditions des 4 mers from 1994 to 2000, together with the artist Guillaume Dégé. Since 2000, he has been working in drawing, video, performance, and printed art under the name Tom de Pékin. As an activist, artist, graphic designer, and film director, he is interested in the relationship between words and images, making graphic diversions in an erotic and playful manner. His films are an extension of his graphic work in a different medium, be it a cartoon or a film staging living performers. He recently directed a film after his graphic book Haldernablou (after Alfred Jarry’s piece), the first episode of a series of film conceived in collaboration with choreographers. De Pékin has held solo exhibitions at Pôle d’art contemporain, Orléans (2011); Centre d’art contemporain, Emmetrop (2009); Galerie Christophe Daviet-Thery and Parti Communiste Français, Paris (2009); and Festival Creativa, Bologne (2006). Recent group exhibitions include Galerie Sunday Issue, Tokyo (2013); Galerie Lavignes Bastille and Point Éphémère, Paris (2012); nofound photo fair, Paris (2011); and Lieu Unique, Nantes (2010).