After studying mathematics and philosophy, Isabelle Bonté undertook art studies at the ENSBA-Paris (National School of Fine Arts) from 1995 to 1997. After graduating, she started working as a visual artist.
She has taken part in many exhibitions in and outside of Paris since 2000, and has also created monumental, government-commissioned sculptures for display in public spaces (Lille, Marcq en Baroeuil, Bussy St Georges, Colombes, Pantin). In 2005, she started the Dédal(l)e association, which seeks to bring art into the heart of the city, in direct contact with the urban population. Meeting and talking with people living in the Olympiades neighbourhood (13th district in Paris) helped shape her work “Embarcadère”, presented at “Nuit Blanche 2006”, the city-wide exhibition in Paris. She pursued this line of work in the context of the Chinese New Year, with a “Workshop on Public Reflection”.