Maxime Jean-Baptiste is a filmmaker born and raised in the context of the Guyano-Antillese diaspora in France, of a French mother and Guyanese father; his interest as an artist is to dig inside the complexity of western colonial history by detecting the survival of traumas from the past in the present. His audiovisual and performing work is focused on the form of the reenactment as a perspective to conceive a vivid and embodied memory.
He has graduated in Visual Arts (BA) at erg/école de recherche graphique (Brussels, Belgium) and in Media Arts (MA) at K.A.S.K. School of arts (Ghent, Belgium), and is now a participant of the SIC / SoundImageCulture program.
He works with several artists and theorists as collaborator or video editor (Bie Michels, Lotte Arndt, Vincent Meessen, Sven Augustijnen, Manon de Boer, Guy Woueté) and has already presented his audiovisual works at Bozar (Brussels), Enough Room for Space (Drogenbos, Belgium), Kabinet Film (Brussels), Sphinx Cinema (Ghent), Khiasma (France), Portes Ouvertes de Belleville (France), KASKcinema (Ghent), NO FLASH Video Show (USA), Kassel Documentary and Video Festival (Germany).