Thierry Urbain Français
 
 
 
 
Born in 1960 in France.
From 1980 to 1982: Nimes School of Fine Arts, France.
From 1982 to 1985: Saint-Étienne School of Fine Arts, France.
awards
KODAK Award 1990.
Laureate of the French Academy, Villa Medici, Rome 1992-93.
First Prize of the 1st Tokyo International Photo-Biennale 1995.
single exhibitions
1989 Pons gallery, Paris.
1991 Archéologies du désert, Pons gallery, Paris (catalog).
Imago Lucis gallery, Porto. Portugal.
Maison de la Photographie, Festival du Ciel et de l'Espace, Lectoure. France.
1992 Babylone, Mois de la Photo, Pons gallery, Paris (catalog).
1993 Hypogee, Herold gallery, Bruxelles. Belgium.
1994 Tarazona Foto, Festival International de Fotografía, Zaragoza. Spain (catalog).
1996 Qsar El Sarab, Pons gallery, Paris.
1997 Architektur III, Fotogalerie Wien, Austria (catalog).
1999 Babylon, Galerie Palais Walderdorff, Trier, Germany.
selected group exhibitions
1989 Moins Trente, 4 th Young Photography Biennal in France, Palais de Tokyo, Paris.
1990 Fixed forever, Espace Van Gogh, Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie, Arles. France.
1991 Panorama des panoramas, Palais de Tokyo, Paris.
Sélénographie, Astronomic Observatory, Strasbourg. France.
European Photography Award, Künstlerwerkstatt, Berlin. (catalog).
1992 Icare & compagnie, Georges Pompidou center, Atelier des Enfants, Paris (catalog).
1993 Small is beautiful, Paul Kopeikin gallery, Los Angeles. USA.
Découvertes, collection of the Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Grand Palais, Paris (catalog).
Photo Santa Fe, Sweeney Convention Center, USA.
Fonds National d'Art Contemporain acquisitions, Georges Pompidou center, Paris.
French photography: new directions, USA and Canada.
Villa(s) 4, Villa Medici, Rome, and Villa Lemot, Clisson. France (catalog).
1994 Paysages de l'apparence, Mai de la Photographie, Reims. France (catalog).
Quest for the Moon, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. USA.
1995 1st Tokyo International Photo-Biennale, Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo (catalog).
Foire d'Art Contemporain, Pons gallery, Knokke, Belgium.
European Photography Award, Kulturzentrum Englische Kirche, Bad Homburg, Germany (catalog).
1996 Photographie et Mémoire, Ecole Régionale des Beaux-Arts, Rouen, France.
La photographie contemporaine, dix ans d'acquisitions, Georges Pompidou center, Paris (catalog).
Escale du regard, Mois de la Photo, Espace Electra, Paris (catalog).
1997 Chroniques Nomades, Honfleur, France.
1998 Choix privé, Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Dijon, France.
Space, Time and Architecture, Markus Richter gallery, Potsdam, Germany.
International Seoul Photo-Triennale, Seoul, Korea.
Kunst Zürich 98. Markus Richter gallery. Switzerland.
1999 Aipad. Baudoin Lebon gallery. New York. USA.
Art Frankfurt 99, Germany.
Souvenir Utopie,Stadthaus Ulm, Germany.
2001 De Natura Rerum, galerie Baudoin Lebon, Paris.
Journées photographiques de Bienne, Biel. Switzerland.
Architecture and Landscapes, château de Chambord, France.
Noorderlicht Photofestival, Groningen, Netherlands.
La part du rêve, Stepanska gallery, Prag, Czech Republic.
2016 Rien ou si peu, tellement tout, Espace des Arts Plastiques, Saint-Dié, France
public collections
Fond National d'Art Contemporain, Paris.
Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris.
Artothèque of Arles, France.
Artothèque of Grenoble, France.
Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations, Paris.
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. USA.
Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo.
Tokyo Fuji Art Museum, Tokyo.
International Center of Photography, New York.
main publications
Archéologies du désert, Pons Gallery, Paris 1991 (Monography).
Villa(s) 4, interview with Olivier Kaeppelin, French Academy, Rome 1993.
Babylone, Pons Gallery, Paris 1993 (Monography).
Journal de Voyage 15-16, French Academy, Rome 1994.
Photographie Française, Parcours Contemporains vol.1, AFAA Paris 1996. CD-Rom.
 
 
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