Julie Tixier is a French photographer whose practice explores the way human nature is changing under the influence of emerging techno-sciences. She reflects on how these contemporary advances increasingly question the borders of humanity by altering and redefining our human species and its future evolution. Through her photographs, the artist reinvents the scientific language with non-scientific materials to tackle the experimental conditions of contemporary scientific research. She interlaces scientific methodology and unbridled imagination, blurring the boundaries between the organic and the synthetic, the human and the non-human. Somewhere between reality and fiction, the artist draws attention to complex issues in a satirical and playful language.

Julie Tixier currently works between London and Paris.



. Artrooms Fair London, Meliá White House, London, UK (11-13 January 2019)


. Infinite Potentials, New York Hall of Science, New York, USA (September 8, 2018 - January 22, 2019)

. Infinite Potentials, ArtCell Gallery, Cambridge, UK (June 14 - July 14, 2018)


. Transflossification, Three-fold, BUILTIFOU gallery, Hangzhou, China


. Transflossification,Three-fold, Final Show MA Photography, Ugly Duck Gallery, London, UK
. Synthetic Imaginaries, Collision, Collaboration and the Future of Artsci, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan
. Demain, le Post-Humain ?, Offprint Art Publishing Fair, Tate Modern, London, UK
. Trans-species, Selected project for Saatchi Screen, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
. Extraordinary Conceptions, Interim Show MA Photography, LCC, London, UK


. Demain, le Post-Humain ?, DSAA Final Show, ENSAAMA, Paris, FR


. Let us make history together, show organized for Krug, Guerlain, Gien and Yves Delorme in partnership with the Comité Colbert and Central Saint Martins, ENSAAMA, Paris, FR


. Images pages: from idea to book, curated by Arnaud Baumann, International Photography Festival, Arles, FR


. Maize Magazine, Relentless Evolution, Issue #9, 2020
. E-Squared Magazine, Issue #5, 2019
. ACS Magazine, Artrooms London Fair 2019 issue
. InVisible Culture, Issue 27: Speculative Visions, November 2017
. Pigeons & Peacocks Magazine, October 2017
. STOP. Magazine, First Issue, Spring 2017
. Sound Project, Collaboration with Anna Toussaint, 2017
. ZIMA Magazine (fka Russian Gap), Issue 9: The Future, Spring 2017
. Three-fold, LCC MA Photography, Group Exhibition Catalogue, 2016
. NEON Magazine, Issue 30, 2014
. Étapes Magazine, Julie Tixier by Hanja Anoukian, Issue 222, 2014


. Belfast Photo Festival, Shortlisted, 2017
. MEAD Fellowship UAL, Shortlisted, 2017


2015—2016: Master Degree of Photography from University of the Arts London, UK

2012—2014: Master Degree of Graphic Design, Creator-Designer, from ENSAAMA, Paris, FR

2010—2012: Bachelor Degree of Visual and Audiovisual Communication (Publishing, Graphic Design & Advertising) from J-P Vernant, Sèvres, FR

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‘Transflossification’ looks at the unexpected mutations that genetic manipulation on human embryos might lead to. Through its capacity for unpredictable change, candy floss is used as a metaphor for the transformation of embryonic matter: from a vital and natural substance to an ordinary and artificial material. In her use of the laboratory as an artistic studio, the artist interlaces scientific methodology and fictional interpretation, blurring the boundaries between microscopic imagery and photographic representation, the organic and the synthetic. Somewhere between scientific exploration and unbridled imagination, the work tackles the experimental conditions that geneticists play with while using human embryos for research.