Virginie Yassef, the French video artist, was born in 1970 in Grasse, in France. In 2000, she obtained a diploma from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris. In 2006, she won the Residency program awarded by the AFAA de la ville de Paris, Location One in New York in the United States for a four-month stay.
Since 1998,Virginie Yassef has taken part in about eighty exhibitions in France, the USA, Brazil, Austria, Germany, Belgium, Japan, England, Bosnia Herzegovina, and in Croatia.
She takes a childish pleasure in uncovering the strange beauty of the world that surrounds us. In her videos, simple gestures appear burlesque and ordinary street scenes become poetic.