Cali, Colombia, 1972.
Cali, Colombia, 1972.
He lives and works in Mexico.
Trained in Film at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a recipient of a research grant award by the Whitney Independent Study Program in New York. He has been a visiting professor at the Academy of Fine Arts of Umea, Sweden, where he also acquired a doctorate in Artistic Practice. His work and research encompass a wide range of media and interests which, initially, focused on issues related to ethical and aesthetic questions found in film and television. These themes have been central in both his writings and artistic projects. Since 2008, his work can be classified as conceptual and of political positioning. Since then, Bucher’s ideas about the world have taken an abrupt turn and his new production is traversed by interdimensional processes.
In his work, everything is interrelated; the different works are associated with each other, forming multiple sutures which, in turn, produce new meanings. The pieces create ellipsis; unpublished spaces of thought that underlie the field of the whole. His artistic projects try to deconstruct the hierarchy of contemporary materialist knowledge, whilst also investigating the relationship between man, his body and his environment. In 2013, François Bucher participated in the 55th Venice Biennale in the pavilion of the Italo-Latin American Institute, under the curatorship of Silvia Irrazábal and Alfons Hug, as well as in the 43rd National Exhibition of Artists of Medellín, curated by Mariángela Méndez.
During 2014, he was one of the artists selected in the Cartagena de Indias Biennial, curated by Berta Sichel, as well as in the Cuenca Biennial curated by Jacopo Crivelli. Nonetheless, in 2016 he participated in the Photobooth Citi section of arteBA, curated by Patrick Charpanel. He has participated in various international exhibitions such as FIAC in Paris, in 2014, with a specific project for the Natural History Museum of Paris. Moreover, he has also exhibited at the Center for Cultural Initiatives of the University of Seville, at Flora Arts + Natura in Bogota, under the curatorship of José Roca, at the Swedish Bildmuseet, at the Zapopan Museum and the Querétaro Museum in Mexico and the AMAZONÍA exhibition, curated by Berta Sichel, at the CAAC in Seville.