Anne Bourse

Lives and works in Paris.
Born in 1982, Anne Bourse is a graduate from the Beaux-Arts in Lyon.

“I choose not to establish hierarchies in my work — I can use a book about a contemporary artist, a Russian novel, a children’s book, a magazine about a cult in my neighborhood, a treaty on rabies… Being unclear is important. My practice is inhabited by elective affinities that make up the fictional community in which I work. Let’s say I’m a language interspeciesist with a slightly perverse bent. I address someone with something in order to secretly talk to someone else.”

The work of Anne Bourse is traversed by whirling lines and letters evoking burlesque cartoons or psychedelic frescoes. They invade the surfaces of books, clothes and papers of all kinds. However, and although she works with different media including painting, drawing, and textile or textual productions, her practice is predominantly cadenced by the continuous motion engaged by a writing of the self. Her work has been shown at Parc Saint Léger (Pougues-les-Eaux), the Centre international de l’art et du paysage (Vassivière), Florence Loewy (Paris), Pauline Perplexe (Arcueil), Marcelle Alix (Paris), Cassandra Cassandra (Toronto), Fondation Ricard (Paris), and more recently Palais de Tokyo (Paris).

Photo Gallery
Anne Bourse, Adorables Cochons d'Inde, pink reedition (an epileptic seizure in the Guinea Pig version of Brain, a journal of neurology), 2018. Photo : Anne Bourse
Anne Bourse, Chaque après-midi je me demande ce que tu fais ce soir quand el jour est presque fini. Exhibition view of Futur, ancien, fugitif, Palais de Tokyo, 2019. Photo: Aurélien Mole
Anne Bourse, That magazine a friend found in Bangkok a few months ago 2019. Pillows, two or three for Marge getting high on episode 559, 2018. Exhibition view of Poésie Prolétaire, Fondation Ricard, 2019. Photo : Aurélien Mole
Anne Bourse, Chaque après-midi je me demande ce que tu fais ce soir quand el jour est presque fini. Exhibition view of Futur, ancien, fugitif, Palais de Tokyo, 2019. Photo: Aurélien Mole
Anne Bourse, Square Rain 2019. Exhibition view of nighttime flow who never lets me pet him, La Plage, 2019. Photo : Aurélien Mole
Anne Bourse, Chaque après-midi je me demande ce que tu fais ce soir quand el jour est presque fini. Exhibition view of Futur, ancien, fugitif, Palais de Tokyo, 2019. Photo : Julien Carreyn
Anne Bourse, Hidden Mag 2015. Exhibition view of Michael Jackson : On the Wall, Grand Palais, Paris, 2018, collection of CNAP. Photo: Anne Bourse
Anne Bourse, H-CLUB 2018-2019. Exhibition view of Poésie Prolétaire, Fondation Ricard, 2019. Photo: Aurélien Mole

Textworks