éditions JOU



 PUBLISHER: EDITIONS JOU / French language


WORK BITCH est un ensemble de récits, d’univers parallèles et de cartographies mentales décrivant le capitalisme tardif et son épilogue final : fin de conscience. ///


WORK BITCH is a set of narratives, parallel worlds and mental maps describing late capitalism and its final epilogue: end of consciousness.

      Ludovic Bernhardt is a artist and writer. He was born in France; he is currently living and working in Paris, after having worked in Istanbul and Lisbon. Just after being graduated from Le Fresnoy contemporary art Studio, he spent several months in India in Indo-Tibetan Himalaya; then he started to create a work which focuses on geo-cultural identities, cartographies, and political signs. Since this period he has produced various installations, objects, paintings, texts and graphics - meditative diagrams, anxiolytics yantras, pills design, military codes, disturbed borders - to explore some psycho-geo-political problematics.

      In parallel of his artworks, he writes novels, such as Inversion (Gravitons éditions)Work Bitch (JOU éditions) or Topology of a dream. In 2016 he created a self-publication book collection named (Global)*Z, presented in the Multiple Art Days in Paris. In an incisive and "chromed" style, his books build parallel universes and mental maps.

     He is an artist represented by the Sanatorium gallery in Istanbul, and collaborate with SCAG gallery in Vienna. He has often collaborated with the art initiative space Plateforme in Paris and has participated in several exhibitions and Art Fairs in France, Turkey, Austria, Poland, India, Switzerland, Portugal, China & Greece. He has been co-curator of the exhibitions Hyphologie and Fragments of a hologram rose.  He currently collaborates with the French Spanish artist Luz Blanco.



        Ludovic Bernhardt est artiste et écrivain, né en France ; il vit et travaille actuellement à Paris, après avoir vécu à Istanbul et à Lisbonne. Après avoir obtenu le diplôme du Studio National d'art contemporain Le Fresnoy, il a passé six mois en Inde dans l'Himalaya indo-tibétain. Depuis cette période, il a réalisé diverses installations, objets, peintures, textes et graphiques (diagrammes, anxiolytiques, yantras,  pilules, codes militaires, frontières perturbées, cartes...) par la manipulation de signes contemporains. A travers l'installation et la littérature, en passant par le curatoring, il interroge certains symptômes de la globalisation.

         Il a écrit des romans, tels que Inversion (éditions Gravitons), Work Bitch (éditions JOU) ou Topologie d'un rêve. En 2016, il a créé une collection de livres, (Global)*Z, présentée lors des Multiple Art Days à Paris. Dans un style incisif et "chromé",  ses livres construisent un ensemble d’univers parallèles et de cartographies mentales.

     Il est représenté par la galerie Sanatorium à Istanbul et collabore avec la galerie SCAG à Vienne. Il a collaboré avec l'espace artistique Plateforme à Paris et a participé à plusieurs expositions et salons d'art en France, en Turquie, en Autriche, en Pologne, en Inde, en Suisse, au Portugal, en Chine et en Grèce. Il a été curateur des expositions Hyphologie et Fragments of a hologram rose.

Il collabore actuellement avec l'artiste franco-espagnole Luz Blanco.



Festival artistique et littéraire /// Literary & artistic festival


Nov 28 > Dec 1st, 2019

Nouveau Studio Théâtre Nantes, France




Ecrivains et artistes /// Writers & Artists:

Eric Arlix & Florence Jou

Yves Arcaix, Bruce Bégout, Ludovic Bernhardt, Patrick Bouvet, Sophie Couronne, Chloé Delaume, Dominique Leroy, Frédéric Moulin, Sandra Moussempès, Hugues Robert, Éric Simonet, Serge Teyssot-Gay, Christian Vialard, Phyllis Yordan.





June 2019



The starting point of this exhibition which brings together eight artists of different nationalities, is the short story Fragments of a Hologram Rose written in 1977 by William Gibson. We thank its author, particularly known for his novel Neuromancer and creator of the term cyberspace, for permitting us to use the title of his short story for our exhibition, which takes a personal look at this dislocated story where poetic hallucinations contaminate communication networks. (...) Ludovic Bernhardt, April 2019, Paris/Istanbul

Group Exhibition

from a short story of William Gibson

title used by permission of the writer


May 24 - June 30, 2019

SANATORIUM gallery, Istanbul




Chim↑Pom (JP), Luz Blanco (FR), Cari Gonzalez Casanova (USA), Berkay Tuncay (TR), Ludovic Bernhardt (FR), Sergen Sehitoglu (TR), Eric Arlix (FR), Erol Eskici (TR)

WORKS selection

Political world #2, South hemisphere, 2017

Pigment print on Hanhemülhe photo rag paper

100 x 70 cm

Political world #3, North hemisphere, 2017

Pigment print on Hanhemülhe photo rag paper

100 x 70 cm

Political world, 2017

Exhibition in Viennacontemporary Austria.

SCAG gallery's booth, Vienna



Drones video footages on detergent bottles, 2014

The Sanatorium gallery, Istanbul

Exhibition view



Hyphologie, 2013

Curators :  Ludovic Bernhardt & François Ronsiaux

Yagiz özgen (LEFT)

Can Ertas (RIGHT)


Hyphologie, 2013

Curators :  Ludovic Bernhardt & François Ronsiaux




Inside, 2015 (With Luz Blanco )

India International Center, IIC New Delhi, India

24 Indian lakes


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