Jean-François Boclé is based in Paris. He was born in Fort-de- France. He left Martinique when he was 15 and lived in there nearly 17 years before age 20 years. His geographical exile of his immeasurable island activated at 15 a daily practice of writing, drawing,and painting. He was trained between 1992 and 1998 at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts of Paris fine art school, preceded by 3 years at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts of Bourges.

He participates regularly in international Biennials such as Bienal Centroamericana (2016, Puerto Limon and San José, Costa Rica), Dak’Art Biennial (2016, Senegal, Contours – invited curatorships), Subabiennale (2016, Senegal), Bienal 43 Salón (inter)Nacional de Artistas (2013, Medellín, Colombia), the XI Bienal de la Habana (2012, Cuba), the First Encuentro Bienal di Caribe (2012, Aruba), the 8 Bienal do Mercosur (2011, Porto Alegre, Brazil), the XXXI Bienal de Pontevedra (2010, Spain), the X Bienal de la Habana (2009, Cuba), and the First Biennial of Thessaloniki (2007, Greece).

We see his work, among others, at the Saatchi Gallery (2015, London), at Para Site (2016, Hong Kong), at Bétonsalon Centre d’art et de recherche (2016, Eva Barois de Caevel’s workshop accomplishments, Paris), at Ely House-Mallet/The Auction Room (2015, London), at Fuego Fuego (2015, San José, Costa Rica), at Trisaktri University (2015, Jakarta, Indonesia), at the Philharmonie de Paris/Cité de la Musique (2013), at the National Museum of World Culture (2013, Stockholm), at the Queens Museum (2012, New York), the KAdE Kunsthal (2012, Netherland), at the Royal Museum of Central Africa (2011, Tervuren, Belgium), at the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo of Puerto Rico (2011, San Juan), at the Grande Halle de la Villette (2009, Paris), at the fine art school La Cambre (2009, Brussels), at the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo of Panamá (2009), at the BildMuseet (2008, solo show in the 1000 m2 of the musuem, Umeå, Sweden), at the FRAC Champagne-Ardenne (2006, France), or at the Centre for Contemporary Art Le Parvis (2005, Ibos, France).