Daphné Bitchatch

Daphné Bitchatch
© photo: Samba Bamia
Fine artist, Painter
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv, Fine arts, Literature, Design, Poetry / story telling

With her artistic work, Daphne Bitchatch describes a path of human resistance, an individual effort of gaining influence by means of artistic expression.
Her work is at the same a personal life task: the process of exposing her herself directly to her surroundings, grasping essential elements of her environment, whether it be the urban environment of Paris the bustling street-life of Cotonou in Benin / Africa or the seemingly peaceful French country-side.
Daphne Bitchatch emerges herself into her surroundings and transforms her impressions into various art forms. Through her paintings, installations, land-art projects she leaves distinct traces, raises uncomfortable questions, and quite often confronts the observer with the brutality of repressive forces, social misbalance and the stifling atmosphere of predefined human destiny.
Not stopping at accusation, her work also provides a form of escape, reflects upon alternatives of resisting prescribed paths.
In an approach consisting of delicate poetic awareness combined with courage and persistence, she erases the confining rules of controlling instances with radical gestures, and thus provides space for personal reflection, redefinition, reinvention and renewal of human existence.

One could say that Daphne Bitchatch succeeds in reflecting the paradox
of modern life itself, while providing the observer the liberty
of developing his or her own individaul responses.

Barbara Lang


Biography supplied by the person concerned


  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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