Vanessa Gandar works as a freelance artist photographer. She develops personal projects, research and travels. In a near-minimalist aesthetic, her work takes inspiration from journeys, travels and the discovery of unknown territories, new ways of thinking and exotic cultures. She’s often invited to share her experience through workshops, lectures or workgroups.

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Born : 1982, Metz, France
Lives/Works : Metz
vanessagandar@yahoo.fr
0033 6 70 89 40 82

Studies

2009 CAPES Arts Plastiques, Metz
2006 Licence Art du Spectacle, UFR Sciences Humaines et Arts, Metz
2005 DNSEP Art, ESAL, Metz

Residencies

2017 Artistic Residency, Octave Cowbell, Metz
2015 Artistic Residency, Centre d'art Faux Mouvement, Metz
2013 Artistic Residency Ateliers Vivegnis International, RAVI, Liège
2007-08 Artistic Residency in Berlin, funded by the CG Moselle

Curatoring

2018-19 Artistic director and curator of Octave Cowbell gallery, Metz
2017 Co-curator and co-founder of TATA gallery, Metz

Grants & Prizes

2019 AIC, Région Grand Est
2019 AIC, DRAC Lorraine
2012 Subvention Programme Européen Jeunesse en Action (PEJA)
2011 AIC, DRAC Lorraine
2011 1 % artistic, CRICR COZ Lorraine
2006 Award winner of the UPC, La maison des photographes gallery, Paris

Solo Exhibitions

2016 J'ai lavé mes yeux de soleil et de glace, La grange aux paysages gallery, Lorentzen
2009 Mon îlot, The Halfenhalf gallery, Bruxelles

Collective Exhibitions

2019 Les racines du ciel, Château Stanislas, Commercy, FRAC Lorraine
2019 UMWELT, Le Préau, ESPE Lorraine, Maxéville
2017 Prix Icart/Artistik Rezo, Centre Artasia, Paris
2017 Sous le col du cygne, Le triangle des Bermudes Artist's studio, Diedendorf
2016 Le pavillon des sources, Le triangle des Bermudes Artist's studio, Diedendorf
2015 Le commun des mortels, Basilique Saint Vincent, Metz
2014 Opening Galerie14, Galerie14, Luxembourg
2011 Realfictions, The Indépendance gallery, Dexia, Luxembourg
2010 Moving Worlds, Triennale jeune création, Luxembourg
2010 Le pire n’est jamais certain, Arsenal, Metz
2010 Voyages, rivages de la Seille à la Mer du Nord, Delme and Bruxelles
2009 Blitz, Nuit Blanche 2, The Esplanade gallery, ESAL, Metz
2008 Neükolln 48 Stunden, Neükolln, Berlin
2006 Mulhouse 06, French art school, Exhibition park, Mulhouse
2005 Extraits 005, The Esplanade gallery, ESAL, Metz

Workshops/Projects

2015 Workshop Street Art, Uckange
2014 Workshop "des Clics et des Classes", Rencontres Photographiques de Arles, Secondary school Albert Camus, Moulins-lès-Metz
2011-14 Workshop, elementary school, Borny, Queuleu
2011 Workshop, MJC, Uckange, Woippy, Forbach
2008-10  Youth illustrator for the local magazine Feuilles de menthe, Lorraine

Publications

2014 Bold, Culture catalog Luxembourg
2012 Les Absents, Exhibition catalog
2011 Realfictions, Exhibition catalog
2011 Culture Pop,
Mirabelle TV, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6EIw6RTBLA
2010 50sept, n°14, Culture catalog
2010 Moving Worlds, Exhibition catalog
2010 Le pire n’est jamais certain, Exhibition catalog, Artline p13
2010 Moselle magazine, Article of Rivages de la Seille à la Mer du Nord
2009 La Semaine, n°202, p41, Article and photographs
2009 Blitz, Exhibition catalog
2009 Moselle magazine, Article and photographs of the Blitz exhibition
2009 http://actuphoto.com/photographes/expositions/vanessa-gandar-23140.html
2006 Mulhouse 06, Exhibition catalog
2006 http://www.photographie.com/magazine/publication/103394/fr/

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