Benoît Fournier

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Benoît Fournier (1981, France), lives in Brazil since 2006. Visual artist, he works with photography, installation, video and gravure. He studied at the Parque Lage School of Visual Arts in Rio de Janeiro. Benoît’s visual world resounds with his experiences and travels; his work resides in a place between personal and collective memory and explores existential themes and the nature of man. Born of experimentation, of immersion and authentic feelings, his series spotlights to the harmony between the individual and his natural environment. Through the lens of reality and imagination, Benoît’s examination of the individual within the world is at once intimate and profound.

Solo shows

2019 | Espace L Gallery, [The Spirits of the Plants], Geneva, Switzerland.
2018 | Edouard de la Marque Gallery, [Nipei Yuxiî], Paris, France.
2018 | Deutsch Museum, [Nipêi Yuxiî], Lausanne, Switzerland.
2017 | Blue Sky Gallery, [Babylon], Portland, USA.
2017 | Festival Promenades photographiques, [Percurso], Vendôme, France.
2015 | Cultural Center CEDAE, [Water memories], Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
2014 | Alliance Française Gallery, Prix Photo Web, [Land of water], Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
2009 | House of Culture Méier, FotoRio [Bossa Rio… Sutilité], Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Books

2015 | [Water memories], published by Andrea Jakobsson, Brazil.
2014 | [The city by Bandeira], published by Batel, Brazil.

Collective Works

2019 | Biennale d’Issy, [Contemporary Portraits, selfie of the soul?], Paris, France.
2018 | Aliança Francesa Gallery, [Identity], Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
2017 | A Gentil Carioca Gallery, [Abre Alas 13 | Resurgence], Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
2017 | National Historical Museum, [Quando o mar virou Rio | Rio Life], Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
2017 | Festival International de fotografia In Cadaqués, [Percurso], Cadaqués, Spain.
2017 | Aniwa Gathering, [Seres da Floresta], Ibiza, Spain.
2016 | Casa França-Brasil, [Lá Fora |Resurgence], Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
2016 | Museum MAR, [Body discourses | the vertigo of Rio], Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
2016 | Art Residence, [Hanging Garden | Resurgence], Babylon Favela, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
2016 | Red Bull Station, [Identity], São Paulo, Brazil.
2015 | Centro Cultural Justiça Federal [Ser Carioca de Luz], Water Memories, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
2014 | Book [Calçadão do Leme ao Leblon], published by Lingua Geral, Brazil.
2014 | Natural History Museum, Jardin des plantes, Paris, France.
2014 | The Center for Fine Art Photography [Black and white 2014 exhibition], Colorado, USA.
2014 | Museum del Fiume, [Water Memories], Biodiversity Festival, Nazzano, Italy.
2013 | Festival Foto in Pauta, [Street Photography], Tiradentes, Brazil.
2012 | Festival de la luz, [Exercícios da Paixão], Espaço 10 Arte, Buenos Aires, Argentine.

Awards

2016 | Prix ANI Portfolio, Promenades photographiques de Vendôme, France.
2015 | Honorable mention, Portfolio review, FotoRio, Rio de Janeiro.
2014 | Contest photo Natural History Museum – ‘prix albums’, Paris.
2014 | 5th place, ‘Water 2014’, photo contest, Italy.
2014 | Honorable mention, Life Framer International photography award, London, UK.
2013 | 1st place, Prix Photo Web prize, sponsored by Aliança Francesa, 2013.

Art Collections

Museum MAR, Museu de Arte do Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The Center of Fine Art Photography, Colorado, USA.
Joaquim Paiva, Private Collection, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Geoffrey C. Koslov, Private Collection, Houston, USA.
National History Museum, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.