Jeanette Zwingenberger

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Jeanette Zwingenberger (born 1962 in Memmingen) is a Paris-based independent art curator. She is a member of the International Association of Art Critics and teaches at Pantheon-Sorbonne University. Originally a scholar of Renaissance Art, Zwingenberger specializes in contemporary art and is author of more than thirty books and exhibition catalogues. Zwingenberger writes on art for Kunstmagazin, art press, L’œil and L'Observatoire de l'art contemporain and has organized exhibitions and interdisciplinary art programs on the topics of visual perception, language, environments and cannibalism.[1]


Zwingenberger works with several private and public institutions including the Deutsches Museum (Munich), the Palais de Beaux-Arts (Lille), the Galeries nationales du Grand Palais (Paris), the Pavillon de l'Arsenal (Paris), the Fondation Hippocrène (Paris), La Maison Rouge (Paris),[2] me Collectors Room Berlin,[3] Berlin Stiftung Genshagen, Kunsthalle Dominikanerkirche (Osnabrück), 54th Biennale di Venezia (Venice), Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Artfactory (Istanbul), Galerie Priska Pasquer (Cologne), the Antarctic Biennale, The Foundation Agustín Fernández, Salon Art Shopping at the Carrousel du Louvre,[4] and curated by_vienna 2015.[5]

Her book on Hans Holbein the Younger, The Shadow of Death in the Work of Hans Holbein the Younger (1999) is considered a good book for scholarly audiences on the topic, according to the Library Journal.[6]

Zwingenberger's exhibition "L'Homme-Paysage" at the Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille (2006–07) presented an innovative display of works combining human figures with a landscape or environmental setting, reflecting the practice of 15th-century Renaissance artists but including more recent creations.[7]

Overall, she has 41 works in 84 publications in 3 languages and 1,075 library holdings.[8]



  • Agustín Fernández: Paradoxe de la Jouissance (Paradox of Pleasure) at the Mairie du 4e arrondissement, Paris, 26 April – 16 June 2018
  • Lionel Sabatté,Poussières d’étoiles, Ed. Les Deux-Ponts, Bresson 2018
  • Fred Kleinberg Odyssée, Ulysse, ce migrant, Artension Editions, 2017
  • A space for topological reflection, Sébastien de Ganay in Transposition and Reproduction in a Gothic Art Context, Kerber Verlag Bielefeld, Kunsthalle Krems, 2017
  • Aïdan Salakhova, Vices et vertus 18 February – 21 May 2017. Namur. Erotisme dissimulé et religions, éd. Stichting Kunstboek
  • Melissa Ichiuji "Polymorphous Doll = Obscure Object of Desire', American University Museum at the Katzen arts Center, Washington 12 November – 18 December 2016
  • Artistes et Architecture, Dimensions variables‘ Pavillon de l’Arsenal, 16 October 2015 – 17 January 2016: Networked Bodies and Organic Architecture
  • All Cannibals, La Maison Rouge, Fondation Antoine de Galbert, Paris, 11 February – 15 May 2011. Me Collectors Room, Thomas Olbricht, Berlin, 27.5-11.9. 2011. art press editions
  • Frida Kahlo’s, Human landscape », in Frida Kahlo, Retrospective, 30 April – 9 August 2010, Martin Gropius-Bau and Kunstforum Wien, 1 September – 5 December 2010. Ed. Prestel
  • Une image peut en cacher une autre: Arcimboldo, Dalí, Raetz, RMN, Paris, 2009
  • IMAGES CACHEES (Hidden Images) n°13, April 2009. Art press
  • L’Homme-Paysage, Visions artistiques du paysage anthropomorphe entre le XVIe et le XXIe siècle, (Human-Landscape. Artistic visions of anthropomorphic landscapes) Lille, ed. Somogy [fr] 2006, Paris
  • Egon Schiele », Parkstone ed., London, 2001 (in French, English and German).
  • Hans Holbein the Younger, The shadow of death, Parkstone ed., Londdon, 1999 (French, English and German)

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  1. ^ "Jeanette Zwingenberger". Centre Pompidou.
  2. ^ "Broiled buttocks? Or perhaps a pair of braised breasts?". Taipei Times. 2 March 2011.
  3. ^ "Mit dem Essen spielt man nicht". Der Tagesspiegel. 8 July 2011.
  4. ^ "Maryam Alakbarli a exposé ce week-end au Salon Art Shopping". Le Parisien. 26 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Nachrichten". Kunstforum international (in German). 2015. Retrieved 2018-04-23.
  6. ^ Wkselman, Kathryn (May 2000). "The Shadow of Death in the Work of Hans Holbein the Younger (Book Review)". Library Journal. 125 (8): 111 – via EBSCOhost. (Subscription required (help)).
  7. ^ Gignoux, Sabine (4 January 2007). "Du visage au paysage, depuis la Renaissance" (in French). La Croix. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
  8. ^ "Zwingenberger, Jeanette: Overview". WorldCat. Retrieved 2018-04-25.
  9. ^ "Jeanette Zwingenberger CurriculumVitae". Academia.

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