About

Kévin Bideaux is a doctor in arts and gender studies, a member of the Laboratoire d'Études sur le Genre et les Sexualités, and a lecturer at the University of Paris 8. He also holds a Master's degree in visual arts from the University of Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, as well as a Diplôme National Supérieur d'Expression Plastique (DNSEP) in Art, obtained at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Lyon.

 

His research intersects visual arts, art history, gender studies and cultural studies around the representations of bodies and their aesthetic, social and cultural influences on individuals. In particular, he has developed an expertise on colours, having devoted his PhD thesis, La Vie en rose. Petite histoire d'une couleur aux prises avec le genre, to the history and symbolism of pink, its uses in artistic, cultural, activist and scientific productions. He is also interested in the processes of voluntary body modification, using the figure of the freak to analyse the phenomena of exclusion, reification and fetishisation of modified bodies. 

 

In parallel to his academic career, Kévin Bideaux participates in an artialisation of everyday life that he calls "monochromatism", which consists in colouring his body and his immediate environment in pink. This monochromatic asceticism, which blurs the boundaries between art and life, is for him an artistic process, which may or may not lead to the production of images and objects, which are also pink.

  

Kévin Bideaux is a member of Philomel, the Gruppo del Colore and the Comité des travaux scientifiques et historiques (CTHS). He is also the recipient of a research grant at Tokyo Gakugei University in 2020, as part of the JSPS Summer Program.

 

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