b. 1981, Luxembourg
Jean Bettingen is a New York City and Europe based photographer and visual artist. He completed the Photo Global Program, an intensive one-year residency at the School of Visual Arts, and earned his Master in Fine Arts (MFA) degree in Photography, Video and Related Media at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.
In his work, Jean addresses the interdependencies of visual representations and the constructs of identity, memory, and self-representation. He is especially interested in the possibilities and limitations of lens-based media to capture, represent, and archive the human being.
Besides his artistic work, Jean Bettingen covers editorial assignments and commissions, has been a teacher assistant at the School of Visual Arts and is currently also teaching art history in Luxembourg.
Due to his prior business studies and his research as a doctoral candidate in Consumer Culture Theory, his worldviews and fine art are strongly influenced by continental philosophy and sociology, namely the social systems theory and social/radical constructivism.
2016 “Chic, Local & Rock'n Roll", Luxembourg House, Luxembourg, LU
2016 “Halloween Exhibition", online exhibition, float Photo Magazine, Queens, USA
2016 “Creators deserve to be seen - Volume 11", Chashama Gallery - New York City, NY, USA
2015 “The Beauty of Humanity", SCOPE Art Miami - Miami Beach, FL, USA
2014 “Art Takes Miami", SCOPE Art Miami - See.me exhibition space - Miami Beach, FL, USA
2014 "PhotoGlobal 2007 - 2014", SVA Gramercy Gallery - New York, NY, USA
2014 "#seemetakeover Times Square", Times Square Billboard - New York, NY, USA
2014 "MFA Thesis Exhibition", SVA Chelsea Gallery - New York, NY, USA
2014 “The Alternative Approach", The Kiernan Gallery - Lexington, VA, USA
2013 “SCOPE Miami Beach 2013", See.me booth - Miami Beach, FL, USA
2013 “Deconstructing Memory", a curated exploratory online exhibition
2013 “Creatives Rising", large outdoor projection & See Exhibition Space - Long Island City, NY, USA
2013 “Annual Photography Show", The Greenpoint Gallery - Brooklyn, NY, USA
2013 “The Story of the Creative”, See Exhibition Space - Long Island City, NY, USA
2011 “Photo Global New Releases 2011”, PG11 Gallery - Brooklyn, NY, USA
2009 “Summer Residency Exhibition”, West Side Gallery - New York City, NY, USA
2015 “Jean Bettingen”, in The Beauty of Humanity - a select collection of work, exhibition catalog, USA
2014 “Jean Bettingen”, in alice, 2014 edition, USA
2014 “Photographs of us n.2”, in The Alternative Approach, exhibition catalog, USA
2014 “Camera Step”, in pdn, February 2014 edition, USA
2013 “Jean Bettingen”, in alice, 2013 edition, USA
2011 “inherent – photographs by Jean Bettingen”, self-published book, USA
2006 “Alpenzoo”, in Digital Photography Magazine, Mai Issues, Austria
Selected Commissions & Assignments
2016 The Faces of the Luxembourg House, portrait series – for Luxembourg House, Luxembourg
2012 “Swing States im Focus”, in Revue – De Magazin fir Letzebuerg, Issues N. 44, Luxembourg
2011 “9/11 10 Jahre danach”, in Revue – De Magazin fir Letzebuerg, Issues N. 35, Luxembourg
2011 “Liebe und Sex der Luxemburger”, in Revue – De Magazin fir Letzebuerg, Issues N. 10, 11, 13, and 14, Luxembourg
2010 Summer Residency 2010, in SVA Brochure, USA
Competitions & Awards
2014 Runner-up, pdn ' The Shot' in the category 'In the Sky'
2009 SVA Summer Residency – New York City, NY, USA
2014 Master of Fine Arts, photography, video and related media - School of Visual Arts (New York, US)
2011 Certificate degree, photography - School of Visual Arts (New York, US)
2007 Mag.rer.soc.oec., business administration - Innsbruck University (Innsbruck, Austria)
2000 Diplôme de fin d'études secondaire - Lycée Robert Schuman (Luxembourg, Luxembourg)