Portrait RBB

Raphaèle Bernard-Bacot (RBB) lives and works in France.

She has placed dancers at the heart of her work as an artist, according to themes either inspired by human body or by nature ; 16 Figures which  includes her artist’s book, Figures dansées (Dance Figures) and Témoin Danse (Dance Witness), a collection of drawings of some of the greatest contemporary choreographers like Carolyn Carlson and Angelin Preljokaj.

After years spent in regular contact with dancers, RBB has found new inspiration in the vegetable garden and has now created a set of drawings called Fruits dansés (Fruit Dances), whose line and composition tell the story of the years spent capturing the rhythm of a moving body.

In 2017, she had her sketchbook published by Glenat : The Royal Vegetable Garden of Versailles, seasons drawing (Le Potager du Roi de Versailles, dessins de saisons).

In 2018, she was invited at an artist’s residency in rural China . She created paintings inspired by her sketchbooks for the opening of the of the International Art Center in Shangjin.

Now it is the rhythm of the seasons which accompanies her ripening work as an artist.

Her drawings can be seen in the Gallery La Boucherie (France), Gallery d’Hauterives (Belgium).

Her book 16 Figures is on sale in the Library Blomet (Paris).




  • Le Clos des Fées, France


  • Le Rivau Castle, France


  • Aywiers Abbay, Belgium
  • Textor Gallery, Francfort, Germany


  • Villandry Castle, France


  • Picardie Regional Council, France
  • Greenhouses of Veules les Roses, France


  • Abbay of Léhon, Dinan, France
  • Gallery La Boucherie, Saint-Briac, France
  • Paris Townhall, France


  • Gallery d’Hauterives, Brussels, Belgium
  • Art and Paper Art Fair, Brussels, Belgium
  • Gallery La Boucherie, Saint-Briac, France
  • Salon of Contemporary Art, Sevres, France


  • Gallery La Boucherie, Saint-Briac, France


  • Cultural center, Rueil-Malmaison, France
  • Association Dess(e) ins, Paris, France
  • Salon of Contemporary Art, Garches, France


  • Seine de Danse, Paris, France
  • Gallery Arteum, Paris, France


  • Auditorium Saint Germain, Paris, France


  • Cultural center, Lublin, Poland
  • Micadanses, Paris, France


  • Gallery Médiart, Paris , France


  • Salon of Contemporary Art, Garches, France


  • Townhall, Villejuif, France
  • Salon of Contemporary Art, Saint-Cloud, France


  • Gallery La Hune, Paris, France
  • Salon Pages, Paris, France
  • 18th Fine Art Print Salon, Rueil-Malmaison, France
  • The Artist’s Book biannual, Arras, France
  • Book Lover’s Salon ( salon de la bibliophilie ), Paris, France


  • Creation of the competition « 16 Figures in search of an author »


  • Gallery du Môle, Saint-Malo, France


  • Juin de la Celle Saint-Cloud, France


  • Espace Kiron, Paris, France
  • Gallery Quatuor plus un, Geneva, Switzerland


Public collections, prizes and fellowships

2018 : Artist’s residency in China
2017 : The Royal Vegetable Garden of Versailles, seasons drawings, Glenat Publisher
Le Potager du Roi de Versailles, dessins de saisons
2012 : Dess(e)ins by Herscher Publisher
2010 : Dance Festival commission from Hauts de Seine region
2009 : Carnets Bagouet commission from City of Paris
Centre National de la Danse de Pantin : purchase of the Artist’s Book « 16 Figures »
2002 : Prize of the Corot Group, salon de l’Estampe, France