Emmanuelle RAPIN (1974)

born in France

Visual artist and art embroiderer. Since 2006 I live and work in Berlin.

Recent  exhibitions and projects


27-30 April 2023: Art fair Paper Positions, Berlin

27 Oct 2022 – 8 March 2023: Art Herstory: Female perspectives in the European Parliament’s Contemporary art collection, Parlamentarium, The European Parliament’s Visitors Centre, Brussels, Belgium

14 Sept-29 Oct 2022: , A notre seuil ne veuillez point toucher, solo exhibition, curated by Raphaël Levy, Gallery aKonzept, Berlin, Germany

22.01-05.03.2022 : FRUSTRATION , solo exhibition, Gallery aKonzept, curated by Raphaël Levy, Berlin, Germany.


Nov. 2021-Jan. 2022 Innen Außen, group show, Gallery aKonzept, curated by Raphaël Levy, Berlin, Germany

August 2021 INCorporating Art Fair in the new Textile art Space curated by Beate and Celina von Harten, Oberhafenquartier/Hafencity, Hamburg, Germany

2018 – 2019 Exhibition Sauvage Part. I curated by Julia Reichelt,  in Kunstforum TU Darmstadt (Technical University) Darmstadt, Germany

2018 – 2019 Exhibition Sauvage Part II curated by Onno Faller in Museum Jagdschloss Kranichstein, Darmstadt, Germany

Works acquired in public art collections

Heimweh, acquired by the European Parliament for inclusion in its Contemporary Art Collection in the German section (May 2021) link to European Parliament Art Collection here

The Sleeping Beauty, part of the art collection of the Technical University Darmstadt, Germany (2019)

Still life /The mirror Deer, part of the art collection of the Museum Jagdschloss Kranichstein, Darmstadt, Germany(2019)

Worksops Art and Embroidery

Lunéville art embroidery 1920s GrassiMAK, History in Fashion, Leipzig, Germany (2020)

The Abstract Nabis & Art embroidery Academy of Fine Arts Angers (TALM), Angers, France (2020)

Wild threads, Fashion Fauna Jagdschloss Museum Kranichstein, Darmstadt, Germany (2019)

Textile and embroidery art for Costumes & Fashion

Film serie Babylon Berlin season 4 , costume designer : Pierre-yves Gayraud (May-June 2021)

Film serie Der Palast, Uli Edel , costume designer : Monika Jacobs,TV (2020)

La forza del destino, Verdi, Deutsche Oper, costume designer: Adriana Braga Peretzki  (2019)

Film serie Babylon Berlin season 3 , costume designer : Pierre-yves Gayraud (2018-2019)

Since 2014 : unique embroidered pieces and prototypes for the designers RIANNA+NINA and Tata Christiane, Rebekka Grimm Couture (master tailor series Babylon Berlin), embroidery for Lou de Bétoly, (before Augustin Teboul) and creation on request for private clients.

Selected past exhibitions


Mille e Tre, Gallery Miss China, Paris, France


Rag Revolution!, Kunsthalle Faust /Workshop Hannover, Hannover, Germany

Lage 3:20#4 Wunderkammer, Gallery Lage Egal, Berlin, Germany


Highlight what you love – Equinox II, Grimmuseum, Berlin, Germany

Speederbike Primitive – Equinox I , Grimmuseum, Berlin, Germany

BAC!09 Pandora’s Box, International Festival for Contemporary Art, Fragment of Femininity, CCCB (Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona), Barcelona, Spain


Gedanken zur Revolution, Installation Trans-Europa Büro, Leipzig, Germany

L’attente- l’oubli, solo show, site specific installation, Gallery Apartment, Berlin


Between us…11,Gallery Miss China Beauty, Paris, France

Slick Dessin /Art Fair , Gallery Miss China Beauty, Paris, France

Trans-Europa Hotel/ Ophelia 9026 solo show, Gallery Pitrowski, Berlin, Germany


En Bordure …solo show, Trans-Europa Büro site specific installation, Belfort French National Theatre, Belfort, France

Art Education

Juli 2018 :

National certificate of professional competence in Art embroidery (C.A.P Broderie d’art, option Lunéville) issued by the French Ministry of Education for the area Nancy-Metz, France

2003-2005 : Scholarship Art Research Program ‘La Seine’ directed by Tony Brown in Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris (ENSBA/ National Academy of Fine Arts, Paris). Research about : Textile practices in urban spaces, Paris, France

June 2002:

Diplôme National Supérieur d’Arts Plastiques (DNSAP/ National Master’s degree in Arts) with Honours, ENSB-A/National Academy of Fine Arts, Paris, France

April-July 2001:

Scholarship (DAAD) in Hochschule der Künste (HDK), Berlin, Germany


ENSBA (National Academy of Arts, Paris) studies with Vladimir Velickovic and Jean-Luc Vilmouth, Paris, France

October 1999: Master’s degree in Art / Contemporary art practices (with honours), writing of the master’s thesis:

Ritual of memory or the art of mending the remains, under the direction of Professor Nathalie Raymond, (Paris I-Pantheon Sorbonne), France


Bachelor of Art History (Paris I-Panthéon Sorbonne), Paris, France


Bachelor’s degree in Modern Literature (University of Burgundy/ Université de Bourgogne) Dijon, France

Double studies in Modern Literature and Art History (University of Burgundy/Université de Bourgogne) Dijon, France

Preparatory class for literary studies in Grandes Écoles ( Hypokhâgne class option ancient greek and latin, Lycée Carnot) Dijon, France

1991: High school diploma (baccalaureate) Art and Literature, Lycée Louis Lapicque (high school), Epinal, France