I am a photographer with a background in anthropology which certainly influences or inspires some of the currents in my artwork, but in a most constructive way, orienting the conceptual bases of my art, rather than becoming the first degree subject or content. Indeed, both my academic and artistic research have led me to explore notions of personal and human identity. Although my art may deal with the human figure or presence, it is idea and/or concept based, allaying the possible sentimentality that photography so easily harbors. My focus is to bring notions of the individual's identity informed by personal experience of diverse kinds (such as illness and death, geography and origins, desire and ambition...) but presented always with considerable detachment and an analytic eye.
127th@StNick takes place within the current debate about how machines see us and how we see the world and the related subsequent negotiations.
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS SINCE 2010:
- Bienne Photo festival, 2012.
- Musee de L’Elysee, 2012.
- Biennale "Photographie et Architecture" de la Faculté d’Architecture de l’ULB, 2012, Bruxelles.
- Musee de l’Elysee, Lausanne, 2012 .
- Noorderlicht photo festival, Groningen, Holland, 2011.
- Images Singulieres photo festival, France, 2011.
- BNF, Bibliotheque Nationale de France, Bourse du Talent, 2010.
- Award, coup de Coeur “Bourse du Talent” for “127th@StNick” photo project, category architecture et paysage, December 2010.
CAMBRIDGE:, King's Collage
- Ph.D. program in Social Anthropology.