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|Other names||The independentist Devil|
|Education||École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts of Paris|
Jean-François Boclé was born in 1971 in Fort-de-France, Martinique, Caribbean, where he lived his first 15 years. He is based between Paris and Bruxelles. After his studies in Modern Literature at Sorbonne university, he was trained first at the École nationale supérieure d'art de Bourges and then at the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts of Paris.
Jean-François Boclé participated in several biennials such as the I Biennial of Thessaloniki (2007, State Museum of Contemporary Art , Greece), the X Havana Biennial (2009, Cuba), the XXXI Biennial of Pontevedra (2010, Spain). Il participera en septembre 2011 à la 8th Biennial of Mercosur in Porto Alegre (Brazil). In 2008 the Bild Museet devotes the entire Museum for its largest solo exhibition to date (Umeå, Sweden). In 2010, he is present in Solo Show at the 28 Art Brussels Contemporary Art Fair .
In 2011 Boclé is invited to an Artist in Residence in Curaçao (Caribbean) (IBB-Curacao Centre for Contemporary Art ), and to the travelling group show of 4 years, Fetish Modernity fistly at the Royal Museum of Central Africa (Tervuren, Belgium), and at Museo de America in Madrid, at Naprstek Museum of Cultures in Praha, at the Museum für Völkerkunde in Vienna, at Rijksmuseum voor Volkenkunde National in Leiden (Netherlands), and at National Museums of World Culture in Stockholm.
Also in 2011, he participates, among others, to the International Festival of contemporary sculpture Escaut. Rives, dérives (30 cities in Northern France), to the VIII Biennial of Mercosur in Porto Alegre (Brazil).
- Festival of Contemporary Sculpture Escaut, Rives et dérives, France
- XXXI Biennial of Pontevedra, Spain
- Group show Global Caribbean, Miami
- X Habana Bienal, Cuba
- 1st Thessaloniki Biennial, Greece
- Group Show Kreyol Factory, Paris