Biography: Jean-Michel Crapanzano is a professional multimedia artist who was born in France and currently resides in the Netherlands. He works as a photographer, filmmaker, drawer, and wall painter. Jean-Michel’s interests are as vast as his skill sets; identity, history, propaganda, and the notion of futurology. 
Speculative design, speculative scenario's, u-chronies and parallel worlds are the basis of his practice. He explores narrative's constructions behind the mask of conformity and all form of powers and he reveals the invisible psychological and political structure of human behavior : what could be the possible evolution of our specie, how doe we see our future?  

He is specialized in questions concerning the links between past, present and future, and combines artistic skills that are internationally recognized by museums, art centers, galleries and municipalities. He is also a university lecturer, which enables him to create forward-looking scenarios and group dynamics in participatory projects based on permaculture, ecosystems and citizen participation.

THE GARDENS OF EDEN

Digital drawings based on my first graphic novel.

"The Gardens of Eden" is a groundbreaking art project by artist Jean-Michel Crapanzano, inspired by his graphic novel of the same name. This innovative endeavor combines the power of visual storytelling with the principles of ecosystems and permaculture to explore the delicate balance between humanity, nature, and technology. 
Through its graphic novel, digital drawings, public installations, workshops, and citizen participation, this project aims to raise awareness about the importance of sustainable living and the potential dangers of unchecked technological advancement.


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KUNSTENLAB art center Deventer (NL)

Storytelling futurology 7 / wall drawing - video UFO-urban mythologies
Exhibition "In exelcis"

BRONX RIVER Art Center, New-York

Storytelling futurology 1 / wall drawing -photography
Psychological landscape/ politics.

7th Bieniale of photography Liege Belgium

Storytelling futurology 2 / System of beliefs / Social anticipation.

wall drawing 400 X 300 cm

Mixed media, wall drawing, installation, photography and video.
2010


photographie, serie invisible empire. Lambda print /diasec 120X80cm

wall drawing 300X300cm

BURO BK art center, Vlissingen, 2008

Storytelling 3 / Vanitas Politicus

Grâce à notre expérience, notre sérieux et notre approche orientée résultat, nous avons eu la chance de travailler avec de nombreux clients d'exception.

RAUM FUR KUNST AACHEN Germany

Storytelling 4 / Scenario's exo-species / Occupy the world / Ex-voto

SIGNE Art center, Heerlen / NL

Storytelling 6 /invisible empire: ghost en remembrances.

DRAWINGS SERIE FUTUROSTOPIA

Happy art collector

Always good to establish trustworthy contact with your art collectors.

SERIE FUTUROSTOPIA 

Made during an art residency at MESSEN art center, Alvik, Norway, 2016-2018


Raid project gallery Los Angeles art residency 2003 

"Performance hollywood boulevard : Invisible empire, narrative's deconstructions.
Post utopian patriotic propaganda "
Photography 50X65 cm on dibond/diasec

Il est toujours plus facile de faire du bon travail lorsque l'on croit en ce que l'on fait. C'est la raison pour laquelle nous nous engageons à aider davantage de personnes, jour après jour.

Biography / CV/ Exhibitions (selection)

1999:  Master  Fine Art,  Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Strasbourg  France
2008:  Bachelor/ teacher of Fine Art and Design, University of Maastricht - The Netherlands

Past: 
Art lecturer University of Utrecht-Amersfoort / Hogeschool Utrecht: creative therapy
Art lecturer University of Zuyd, Heerlen: creative therapy
Art lecturer University Fontys, Eindhoven: film creation


EXHIBITIONS ( selection)
Raid project gallery Los Angeles, USA

Bronx River art center New-york, USA

Arlington art center Washington D.C., USA

Armory show art fair New-York, USA

Van abbe museum/Your-Space, Eindhoven, NL

Armory show New-York, USA

Art fair international, Cologne, G

Mondriaan fonds/Kunst-podium-t/Kop art center Breda, NL

7th Bieniale of photography and visual art, Liege, B
Mac 2000 art fair, Paris, FR

Museum of contemporary art le Casino, Luxemburg, L

A.A.F. art fait bruxelles, B

Museum of contemporary art schunck, Heerlen, NL

BuroBK art center, Vlissingen, NL

Signe Art Center, Heerlen, NL

Kappur gallery, Tilburg NL

Sluice Art Fair New-York, USA

Sluice Art Fair London, E
Furthermore gallery Washington DC, USA

Gallery RFD, Swainsboro, USA

Fundament Foundation / De Pont Museum, Tilburg, NL

Huis voor de Kunst, Roermond, NL

Artco gallery, Aachen, G

International Art Fair, Cologne, represented by ArtCo gallery.

 

Art Residency:

2004 - Los Angeles, Raid project gallery / grant D. R. A. C. Strasbourg / City of Strasbourg.

2010 - Arlington Art Center, Washington D.C.

2016 - 2018 KH Messen art center, Norway

 

Private and institutional collections FR, NL, U.S.A.