Kévin Bideaux is researcher in color studies, contemporary arts, and gender studies. 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 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 invisual artistic process, which may or may not lead to the production of images and objects, which are also pink.
Kévin Bideaux holds a PhD in arts and in gender studies from the University Paris 8, a M.A. in visual arts from the University of Paris 1, as well as a M.F.A. in visual arts, obtained at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Lyon. He is a member the Laboratoire d'Études de Genre et de Sexualité [Gender and Sexuality Studies Laboratory] and of the research group on gender Philomel. He is also the recipient of a research grant at Tokyo Gakugei University in 2020, as part of the JSPS Summer Program.