Agnès Winter is a visual artist, painter and photographer born in Paris in 1959. She grew up in Seine-Saint-Denis and currently lives in Paris. While studying medicine, the artist began painting, following a visual shock in front of a monochrome by Yves Klein. A doctor of medicine, she trained at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Throughout her career and her travels, she works in series using numerous pictorial techniques and materials.
For 20 years, she has done multi-field projects in favor of European cultural identity and peace. These projects brought her to Rio de Janeiro where she lived for several years. Her work focuses on the expression of spirituality in the world.

Doctorate in medicine, specializing in pediatrics
Training in lacquer technique –Isabelle Emmerique atelier – City of Paris
Graduated from the National School of Fine Arts in Paris
Training in the stained glass technique – Paul Bony atelier
Bachelor’s degree in art history – Paris-Sorbonne

Artist residency
2003-2004 City of Rio de Janeiro
Solo exhibitions
2016 Misericordia – Galerie 47 – Paris / may – july
2006 Smile – Alcazar – Paris / october
2005 Cor Quo Vado – Espace Landowski – Boulogne Billancourt / october – january 2006
2004 Home – Photographic project – Hotel Méridien
Rio de Janeiro / august- september
2003 Cor Quo Vado – Villa Riso gallery – Rio de Janeiro / october
2002 God’s Name – Bansard gallery – Paris / september – october
1999 The Instant’s Intuition – RetroPerspective – Commines gallery 
Paris / september – october
1998 Earth and Matters – Espace Bateau-Lavoir – Paris / april
1989 Espace André Malraux – City of Gagny (93) / april
1987 IFCAM – Crédit Agricole – Paris / november
Petit Pont gallery – Strasbourg / december
Groups exhibitions
2009 About Leonard de Vinci – Espace Christiane Peugeot – may
2017 Art sacré 2 – Saint Germain l’Auxerrois church – Paris – october
1988 Lacquer screens exhibition – Métiers d’Art – Salle Pleyel – Paris / april
1985 Ellen Bessis gallery – Paris / january
Medec fair- Paris / may
Universiades – Kobe – Japan / august
Monumental Projections
2017 Visages d’Orient, Lumières d’Ainay – Festival of lights – Lyon / february 2-3
Projection onto the façade of Saint-Martin d’Ainay basilica
Ninive – Nuit Blanche – Paris / october 7
Projection onto the façade of Saint-Nicolas des Champs church
2014 Famille Je Vous Aime – Projection onto the façade of Saint-Germain church
Gagny (93) / october 11
2012 Visages en Seine – Projection onto the façade of  Théâtre des Arts
Rouen Opera House / june 24
Project realized with the Rouen business school Arts board’s students
2010 Smiling Faces – Holt Renfrew – Scotiabank Nuit Blanche – Toronto / october 2
Projection realized in partnership with the students of the photographic program of  the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD)
2009 Monumento al Sorriso – Canal Grande – Venezia / June
Public art project for the city of Venice with the Venezian Academy of Fine Arts
Project rejected eight days before the opening by the Venetian Supervision for Heritage.
2008 Sourires, Résistances, Espérances
60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Projection onto the side façades of  Palais de Chaillot – Paris / december 10
2007 Monument to Smile – Monumental projection onto the façade of 30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York / may 31 – june 9
2005 Projection onto the façade of Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral
Nuit Blanche – october 1
Day/Night Installation onto the façade of Espace Paul Landowski
Boulogne Billancourt / october – december
2003 llumination in blue of the Christ the Redeemer monument on Corcovado
on behalf of world peace
2021-2022 Artistic workshops – Primary schools – Paris
2020-2019 Plant and artistic workshops – Primary schools – Paris
1999 Sculpture of Thoughts
« Thinking Art, the Art of Thinking, is Thinking a plastic form ? »
Forum des Images – Paris / september 18


European commitment

Back from a first trip to Brazil which made her aware of her European identity while the Euro was replacing the Franc, Agnès Winter created the “Café de l’Europe” in Spring 1998 in order to promote a reflection about European cultural identity. A musical and poetic journey from Homeric songs to Contemporary music, European Musical nights, gathering more than 200 artists, musicians and poets from various languages and countries in Paris, Ljubljana and Rio.

2003 European Concert – Salle Cecilia Meireles, Rio de Janeiro / october 2 
Opening concert by Gilberto Gil and the Villa-Lobinhos orchestra with the participation de 14 european countries
Festival of European classical music – Rio de Janeiro / october 5-12
14 concerts in the city of young European and Brazilian musicians
2000 Second European Musical Night – Ljubljana Opera House – Slovenia / june 24 (56 artists et 18 countries)
European cafée in Slovenia / february – june
1999 First European Musical Night Nuit  – Espace des Blancs Manteaux
Paris / october 2  (70 artists and 22 countries)
1998 Café de l’Europe
Au Cafe Le Bal Bullier, then in Maison de l’Europe of Paris,
monthly evenings with conferences on various topics, music and poetry


Universiades, Kobe, Japan, catalog 1985.
Journal des métiers d’art, April 1988.
Cor Quo Vado – Editions Casa da Palavra – Rio de Janeiro – Brasil – 2003
Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita – Catalog Retroperspective – 1999