The French artist Sylvie Blocher lives and works in Saint-Denis in the periphery of Paris, France. She teaches at the École Nationale Supérieure of Paris-Cergy at the postgraduate level.
In 1993 she authored the term Je Nous Sommes (I Am Us) and the idea of Universal Local Art (ULA). These concepts manifest in her ongoing video art series Living Pictures. In 1997, she and architect/urban planner François Daune founded the collaborative art and social action group Campement Urbain, which received the Evens Foundation International Prize for art and community collaboration in 2002.
Recent solo exhibitions are Wo/Men in Uniform (Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina Public Library, Regina, Canada, 2007); Men in Gold (SFMoMA, San Francisco, USA, 2007); Living Pictures and Other Human Voices (Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg, 2003); Dignidad (Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2003) and 10 minutes of freedom (E.R.O.A., Coudekerque, France, 2003).
She participated in the 2005 Guangzhou Triennial in China at the Vitamin Creative Space upon the invitation of curator Hou Hanru. Other recent group exhibitions are El amor qué tal (Gallery Santa Fé, Bogotá, Columbia, 2008); Stopover (SESC São Paulo, Brasil, 2008); Alter Ego (Art Center Chapelle de Melan, France, 2008); Airs de Paris (Centre Pompidou, Paris, France, 2007); NowHere (Fondation Olivetti, Venice Biennial, Italy, 2005) and at the New Delhi Triennial (India, 2005).