still from Bucher’s film Twin Murders, 1999

François was the first artist to participate in the International Residency Program

François Bucher is an artist from Calí, Colombia; he lives and works in New York City. He is co-editor of Valdez Magazine. From 1999-2000 he attended The Whitney Museum Independent Study Program in New York. His work has been exhibited internationally, most recently including a solo exhibition at Location One, New York, 2002, and Empire/State, artists engaging globalization, Whitney Museum Independent Study Program exhibition, 2002. His videotape White Balance (to think is to forget differences), 2002, was included in the special program of the Oberhausen Film Festival, Germany, and the New York Video Festival, Lincoln Center. He is currently working on a new film, commissioned by Gallery Porta 33, in Maderia. Bucher won a prize from the Alliance Française in Bogotà, Colombia—a residency at La Cité des Arts, Paris, commencing 2003. He was also a recipient of The New York City Media Arts Grant of The Jerome Foundation, in 2000. He was the first artist to participate in Location One’s residency program.

Projects and Exhibitions at Location One:

Recorders :: video installation created in collaboration with Katya Sander : March 2001
Museum of Mankind :: video projection :: Residents’ Exhibition June 2001
White Balance (to think is to forget differences) :: video installation : January-March 2002

website :: includes links to other projects
The West Project :: online project accompanying the White Balance exhibit

Interview between François Bucher and Koan Jeff Baysa