Stéphanie C. Jeanjean is an art historian and curator who received her MA from Bourgogne University, in France, and her PhD from the Graduate Center of CUNY, The City University of New York. In France, she co-founded Hors d’œuvre: le journal de l’art contemporain and worked at the contemporary art center Le Consortium and for the publisher Les presses du réel, in Dijon.
Her recent research contributes to the history and the institutionalization of video art and the projected image, informing about feminist militant video and sociological art, and more recent relational and new media contemporary art. She has spoken on these topics in various conferences in France, USA (CAA), UK (Tate Britain), and South Korea (KAIST).
She is also a regular speaker, as Gallery Educator, at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. As expert in modern and contemporary European art, she is also a regular lecturer in France, London and soon in Switzerland for Smithsonian Journeys.
Her most recent publications are: “Disobedient Video in the 1970s: Video Production by Women’s Collectives” (in Afterall, London, summer 2011) reprinted in Hilary Robinson ed., Feminism-Art-Theory (Cambridge: Willey, 2015); and “Socio-Ecologico-Critico Intruders in the History of Early French Video” in François Bovier and Adeena Mey eds., Cinema in the Expanded Field (Zurich: JRP Ringier, 2016). Her last curated project was a screening of early French video at The Kitchen in New York (summer 2012).
She is currently developing a book series dedicated to new scholarships on modern and contemporary art, artists’ writings and archives, as well as translations of original texts into English. In this framework, she is currently preparing a book on the Sociological Art Collective (co-edited with Maud Jacquin).
In addition to Sotheby’s Institute, Stéphanie currently teaches courses in French Translation at The CUNY Graduate Center and Art History at The Cooper Union in New York.