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Bettina Samson

Born in 1978, Paris, France

Lives and works in Paris, France


Bettina Samson’s works are a prism through which histories – cultural, scientific, political and geographical – are mediated, diffracted and spliced. Samson’s research-based practice involves meticulous enquiries into overlooked legacies such as that of 20th Century French composer and ornithologist Olivier Messiaen, or Henri Becquerel’s accidental discovery of radioactivity. Through representing seemingly disparate nodes of history, Samson’s practice acts as a conduit to connect them, asking th...Read more