Vanessa Gandar is an artist photographer. She develops personal projects and research on the phenomenon of anthropisation by going to several specific territories though the whole world.

In a near-minimalist aesthetic, she sublimes the beauty and the fragility of the nature and shares a new ways of thinking. Her work questions us on the relation we have with nature, the transformation and the evolution of the environment and the effects of human actions on our ecosystems.

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Born : 1982, Metz, France
Lives/Works : around the world
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

2022 Artistic Residency, Ferme-Asile, Sion, Suisse
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 Department of Moselle

Curatoring

2018-21 Artistic Director and Curator of Octave Cowbell gallery, Metz
2017-18 Co-curator and co-founder of TATA gallery, Metz

Grants & Prizes

2021 Soutien à la Photographie documentaire contemporaine, CNAP
2019 AIC, Région Grand Est
2019 AIC, DRAC Grand Est
2012 Grant PEJA (Programme Européen Jeunesse en Action)
2011 AIC, DRAC Grand Est
2011 1 % artistic, CRICR COZ Lorraine
2006 Award winner of the UPC, La Maison des Photographes Gallery, Paris

Solo Exhibitions

2019 UMWELT, Le Préau, ESPE Lorraine, Maxéville
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

2021 Fjallvegur, Biennale d'Art Contemporain, 6 Weekends d'Art Contemporain, Nancy
2021 Des arbres et des hommes, NOP - Nouvel observatoire photographique du Grand Est, Nancy
2021 Il n'y a pas de planète B, ST-ART, stand Région Grand Est, Strasbourg
2019 Les racines du ciel, FRAC Lorraine, Château Stanislas, Commercy
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

2016 Workshop Street Art, Robert Schuman high school, Metz
2014 Workshop "des Clics et des Classes", Photographic meetings of Arles, Secondary school Albert Camus, Moulins-lès-Metz
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

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