Julie Tixier is a French photographer artist whose practice explores the way human nature is changing under the influence of emerging techno-sciences. She reflects on how these contemporary advances increasingly question the borders of humanity by altering and redefining our human species and its future evolution. Through her photographs, the artist reinvents the scientific language with non-scientific materials to tackle the experimental conditions of contemporary scientific research. She interlaces scientific methodology and unbridled imagination, blurring the boundaries between the organic and the synthetic, the human and the non-human. Somewhere between reality and fiction, the artist draws attention to complex issues in a satirical and playful language.

Julie Tixier currently works between London and Paris.

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. Transflossification, Three-fold, BUILTIFOU gallery, Hangzhou, China


. Transflossification,Three-fold, Final Show MA Photography, Ugly Duck Gallery, London, UK
. Synthetic Imaginaries, Collision, Collaboration and the Future of Artsci, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan
. Demain, le Post-Humain ?, Offprint Art Publishing Fair, Tate Modern, London, UK
. Trans-species, Selected project for Saatchi Screen, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
. Extraordinary Conceptions, Interim Show MA Photography, LCC, London, UK


. Demain, le Post-Humain ?, DSAA Final Show, ENSAAMA, Paris, FR


. Let us make history together, show organized for Krug, Guerlain, Gien and Yves Delorme in partnership with the Comité Colbert and Central Saint Martins, ENSAAMA, Paris, FR


. Images pages: from idea to book, curated by Arnaud Baumann, International Photography Festival, Arles, FR


. InVisible Culture, Issue 27: Speculative Visions, November 2017
. Pigeons & Peacocks Magazine, October 2017
. STOP. Magazine, First Issue, Spring 2017
. Sound Project, Collaboration with Anna Toussaint, 2017
. ZIMA Magazine (fka Russian Gap), Issue 9: The Future, Spring 2017
. Three-fold, LCC MA Photography, Group Exhibition Catalogue, 2016
. NEON Magazine, Issue 30, 2014
. Étapes Magazine, Julie Tixier by Hanja Anoukian, Issue 222, 2014


. Belfast Photo Festival, Shortlisted, 2017
. MEAD Fellowship UAL, Shortlisted, 2017


2015—2016: Master Degree of Photography from University of the Arts London, UK

2012—2014: Master Degree of Graphic Design, Creator-Designer, from ENSAAMA, Paris, FR

2010—2012: Bachelor Degree of Visual and Audiovisual Communication (Publishing, Graphic Design & Advertising) from J-P Vernant, Sèvres, FR

Extraordinary Conceptions
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Extraordinary Conceptions

This series reflects on the current genetic modifications on human embryos and imagines the ‘in making’ experimental identities and crossbreed new species of laboratories. The relations and boundaries between species are becoming increasingly blurred with the advances of biotechnologies. As the perspectives offered question the borders of humanity, ‘Extraordinary Conceptions’ tries to transgress the borders of the imaginary and the representation of human nature. A world which confronts us to a new language with unexpected structures, asking us which DNA might have been involved. From cloning to hybridization, from animan to humal, it reflects on the relation between the self and the other; involving fascination and disgust, the cute and the monstrous.