Bettina Rheims  (French, 1952) 

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Bettina Rheims Biography
1952   Born in Paris, France
1970   Started out photographing striptease artists and acrobats, and did many commissionned works (albums covers, such as for Jean-Jacques Goldman; photos of various stars)
1991 - 1992   Photographed celebrities and addressed issues of voyeurism and confession, particularly in her project 'Chambre Close', a collaboration with Serge Bramly
1994   Awarded from the Grand Prix de la Photographie of the City of Paris
1995   Took the official portrait photograph of Jacques Chirac, President of the French Republic
2002   Promoted by Jacques Chirac, President of the French Republic, to the grade of Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur for her whole career
  Lives and works in Paris, France
Selected Exhibitions
2013   Rose, c'est Paris, Maruani & Noirhomme Gallery, Brussels, Belgium (solo)
2012   Gender Studies, NRW Foreum Düsseldorf / Camera Work, Berlin, Germany (solo)
2011   Héroïnes, Chanel Nexus Hall, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
2011   Made in Paradise, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
2011   Rose, c’est Paris, Hong Kong City Hall, China / Fondation Alinari, Florence, Italy (solo)
2010   Rose, c’est Paris (avec Serge Bramly), Richelieu / Galerie de photographie, Paris, France
La collection s'expose - Polaroïd en péril !, Musée de l´Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland
AU-DELA DU REEL, Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont, Paris, France
Intimacy! Baden in der Kunst, Kunst Museum Ahlen, Ahlen, Germany
2009   Portrait de l’artiste en motocycliste - MAGASIN, Centre National d’art Contemporain de Grenoble, Grenoble, France
Dans l'oeil du critique - Bernard Lamarche-Vadel et les artistes, Musée d´Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris - MAM/ARC, Paris, France
Influence Pop, Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont, Paris, France
2008   Can You Find Happiness?, Co-Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Traumfrauen. 50 Starfotografen zeigen ihre Vision von Schönheit, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Gallery Selections, Hamiltons Gallery, London, UK
REAL. Fotografien aus der Sammlung der DZ-BANK, Städel Museum, Frankfurt, Germany
2008   Just like a Woman, ProjectB Gallery, Milan, Italy
2007   Heroines, Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover, Germany (solo)
Animal, Deyrolle, Paris, France (solo)
Vogue en beauté, 1920-2007, BnF Site François-Mitterrand, Paris, France
Guangzhou Photo Biennial 2007 - Guangzhou Photo Biennial, Guangdong, China
2006   Héroïnes, Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont, Paris, France
Retrospective, Kunsthal, Rotterdam, Netherlands ; Moscow House of Photography, Moscow, Russia ; Musée d'Art Contemporain, Lyon, France (solo)
Femmes, Maruani & Noirhomme Gallery, Knokke, Belgium
Twenty Five Years, Cook Fine Art, New York, NY
Colleziona - Forma, Centro Internazionale di Fotografia, Milan, Italy
2005   Retrospective, KunstHausWien, Wien, Germany; NRW Forum Kultur und Wirtschaft, Düsseldorf, Germany; Botanique Museum, Brussels, Belgium (solo)
YES YES YES YES, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany
2004   Retrospective, Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland ; Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway (solo)
2003   Shanghai, Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont, Paris, France (solo)
I.N.R.I., MEO Contemporary Art Collection, Budapest, Hungary(solo)
Corpus Christi - Christus-Darstellungen in der photographie, 1850-2001, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
2002   Chambre Close - L’intégrale, Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont, Paris, France (solo)
Archeology of Elegance, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Muster Frau, Kunsthalle Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany
Chambre Close, Cheim & Read Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2001   HIMMELFAHRTEN - Mythos, Kult und Religion in der zeitgenössischen Kunst, Galerie Wolfgang Gmyrek, Dusseldorf, Germany
2000   'INRI', Thaddeus Ropac Gallery, Salzburg, Austria
X'mas, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France
Faith: The Impact of Judeo Christian Religion on Art at the Millinium,The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT
1998   The Erotic Sublime, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria
1997   Anthologie, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac - Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria (solo)
Selected Public Collections
  Museum for Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany
  Sammlung Essl, Vienna, Austria
  Olbricht Collection, Essen, Germany
  Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
  Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
  Chase Manhattan Bank, New York, USA
  La Ville de Paris, France
  Commission des Beaux-Arts du Hainaut, Belgium
  Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin, Germany
  DG Bank, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  Instituto Cultural Banco Santos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, France
  Ministère de la Culture, Paris, France
  Musée de la Mode, Paris, France
  Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
  Essl Museum, Klosterneuburg, Austria
  Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris, France
  Daelim Contemporary Art Museum, Seoul, South Korea
  Musée de l´Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland
Literature
2006   Héroïnes. Paris: Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont, 2006 (catalogue)
2004   S. Bramly, K. Levine, JC. Amman and B. Arell, Rétrospective Bettina Rheims. Munich, Germany: Schirmer / Mosel Verlag, 2004
More Trouble. Munich, Germany: Schirmer / Mosel Verlag, 2004
2003   Shanghai. Paris, France: Robert Laffont, 2003
2000   X’mas. Paris, France: Léo Scheer, 2000
1998   I.N.R.I. Paris, France: Albin Michel, 1998
1994   Animal. Munich, Germany: Kehayoff (Gina) Verlag, 1994
1992   Chambre Close. Paris, France: Maeght, 1992
1990   Modern Lovers. Paris, France: Paris Audiovisuel, 1990
1989   Female Trouble. Munich, Germany: Schirmer / Mosel Verlag, 1989