Tiphaine Samoyault lives in Paris and teaches comparative literature at the University Paris 3. She is the author of essays, stories and literary translations. In 2015, her biography of Roland Barthes was published by Seuil.
Agnès Thurnauer is a French-Swiss artist. As a self-taught painter, she was trained in video filmmaking at the Ecole nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. Her work addresses the question of pictorial language, and creates a space in which the figurative and the abstract enter into a dialogue, to create new visions. Agnès Thurnauer is represented by the Galerie Valérie Bach, Brussels and Nadine Gandy, Bratislava.