Born in 1971 in Nancy (France), Samuel Bianchini is currently working on a doctoral thesis in Fine Art, at the Université Paris 1, Panthéon - Sorbonne, entitled Operating within Media Reality. For a Critical Practice in Interactive Images.
Jacques Perron © 2004 FDL
He studied art through several different channels : fine arts (postgraduate program at École Régionale des Beaux-Arts de Nantes), decorative arts (École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris), applied arts (École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Appliqués et des Métiers d'Art, Paris), engineering (CNAM, Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, Paris), and visual arts (Université Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne). Today, he combines practice, theory, collaborations, and teaching. He has shown his works at the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, ZKM in Karlsruhe (Germany), Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie in Paris, La Villa Arson in Nice (France), and space_imA in Seoul (Korea). He collaborates with scientists and computer technology research centers at the CNAM and France Télécom's Studio Créatif. His articles have been published by Éditions du Centre Pompidou, Éditions Jean-Michel Place, The MIT Press.
In the past, he worked as a production manager (with the company Infogrames for the Musée National d'Art Moderne CD-Rom) and multimedia director (notably, for the Léopold Sédar Senghor CD-Rom co-produced by the Institut National de l'Audiovisuel and the TV station France 5). He is a team member of the research centers CRECA (Centre de Recherches d'Esthétique du Cinéma et des Arts Audiovisuels, Université Paris 1) and CEDRIC (Centre de Recherche en Informatique du CNAM).
His most recent project, If I were U/Si j'étais toi, is a collaboration with Peter Hanappe, Yann Creac'h and Jonathan F.Lee.