Jean-François Krebs was born in Metz, France, and lived in France and China as a child. His work has been exhibited in France, the United Kingdom, Portugal and Sweden. He currently lives on a canal boat in London and is a student in the MFA Fine Art at Goldsmiths University of London.
His current practice focuses on installation, performance art, video, ceramics and weaving.
In 2018 he was invited to be part of the 8th Biennale of Contemporary Art in Melle, France, and to the Edvo project in FIAC 2018, Paris. He was also part of the group show Désirer un coin de soi-même inconnu, in Galerie du Granit, Belfort, and did a solo show, Leite Ruim, in Azan space in Lisbon, Portugal. In 2019 he had a solo show, Défense tactile (robes) in Galerie du Granit, and was invited to show some work and perform for the launch of the 68th issue of Umbigo magazine in Lisbon. His work was featured in the Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, during the event Garde-Rose. Jean-François was part of the MAUMAUS independent study program in Lisbon, and did a residency in Arteles Creative Center in Finland, and in Azan space, Lisbon, Portugal.
In 2016 he performed in and co-organised the event The Library is Open in the Scottish Poetry Library, a queer poetry night, which won the Edinburgh Creativity Award 2016. He studied landscape architecture in Edinburgh University and ENSP Versailles and did an exchange in Malmö Art Academy in Sweden. He also studied energetic healing, massage, horticulture and medicinal plants in Paris.