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Current Exhibitions

Yvon Lambert - Border stories
Jardins du Bra’Haus I, montée du château (LUXEMBOURG)
From 2017-09-30 to 2018-09-29


 Bruno Boudjelal - Will I ever live home ?
Hôtel Fontfreyde Centre Photographique (FRANCE)
From 2018-05-04 to 2018-09-23


Juan Manuel Castro Prieto - El Archivo de la Memoria
Musée Fragonard (FRANCE)
From 2018-05-26 to 2018-09-23


Michel Vanden Eeckhoudt - Zoologies
Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo (AUSTRIA)
From 2018-06-08 to 2018-09-30


Denis Dailleux - Persan-Beaumont
Galerie du centre culturel Valery-Larbaud (FRANCE)
From 2018-06-15 to 2018-09-09


Vanessa Winship - Vanessa Winship : And time folds
Barbican Art Gallery (UNITED KINGDOM)
From 2018-06-22 to 2018-09-02


Ouka Leele - Ma couleur révélée
Promenades Photographiques (FRANCE)
From 2018-06-22 to 2018-09-02


Pieter Ten Hoopen - Au chevet du monde
Le Château d'Eau (FRANCE)
From 2018-06-28 to 2018-09-16


Juan Manuel Castro Prieto - Travel, from the real to the imaginary
Vieille Eglise Saint-Vincent (FRANCE)
From 2018-06-29 to 2018-09-23


Jane Evelyn Atwood - Jane Evelyn Atwood et Joan Colom
Les rencontres de la photographies d'Arles (FRANCE)
From 2018-07-02 to 2018-09-23


Paolo Verzone - Hope, a collaborative perspective
Les rencontres de la photographies d'Arles (FRANCE)
From 2018-07-02 to 2018-09-23


Next exhibitions

Tamara Dean - In our Nature
Martin Browne Contemporary (AUSTRALIA)
From 2018-07-26 to 2108-08-19

Manit Sriwanichpoom - Matrimania
Galerie 78 - Indian Photography Festival (INDIA)
From 2018-09-06 to 2018-09-23

Will I ever live home ?

Bruno Boudjelal

Hôtel Fontfreyde Centre Photographique
34, rue des gras
63000 Clermont-Ferrand (FRANCE)
04 73 42 31 80

From 2018-05-04 to 2018-09-23


• Tuesday - Saturday 2pm to 7pm

• Exceptional opening on Sunday 16 September on the occasion of Heritage Days and on Sunday 23 September on the occasion of FITE
The works presented in this exhibition are the result of a residency carried out in Clermont-Ferrand between September 2015 and June 2017.
This is the first time in my life as a photographer that I have completed such a long residency. Initially, it was to last one year, then it was extended to develop a parallel collection project with the inhabitants of Clermont-Ferrand around "elsewhere". This collection will be reproduced along the tramway line in September 2018 as part of the FITE.

As part of the residency, I was asked to work in the north of the city, on the Croix-de-Neyrat, Champratel and Vergnes districts.
The beginnings were not easy because it is never easy to find your marks on places of which you know nothing.
After a few months of surveying, often lived in a great feeling of solitude, it appeared to me that it was up to me to create my reference points. Waiting for some recognition would be useless to me, it is not because an artist is invited to work on a territory that the inhabitants will necessarily want to meet him.
Of legitimacy I had none and if I wanted to have one, it was above all up to me to build it, to walk through these spaces, to simply go and meet the other.
That's what I did for the next few months. Little by little, the meetings were made and I began to photograph these districts, to find my place in this history.
One regret, perhaps, was not to be able to live for some time in these neighborhoods, but the encounters were strong and bright, and isn't that the most important?

I must admit that, far from being a simple parenthesis in all my work, this residency is totally part of the work I have been doing for a long time.
This search for oneself, this quest to know where one comes from but also - an even more important question - where one is going. The idea of the route, the path, the inscription...
Do we recognize ourselves in territories that seem to offer you a place, a legitimacy because of the presence of predetermined ties, where we grew up, where the family is, where it comes from? Or is it his life course, what we do, the ones we meet that make us register and find our place?
The Clermont-Ferrand experience proved to be an important stage in these questions.

Exhibitions catalog

Monographic exhibitions

Albert & Verzone
Bacigalupo Martina
Bouda Ferhat
Boudjelal Bruno
Brault Philippe
Chapin Jean-Luc
Chivet Sophie
Coulange Olivier
Dailleux Denis
Darzacq Denis
Delpoux Dominique
Descamps Bernard
Deschamps Pierre-Olivier
Desprez Bertrand
Doury Claudine
Duroy Stéphane
Eshraghi Isabelle
Flore Maia
Fontaine François
Gomez Rovira Rodrigo
Goussard Christophe
Grignet Brigitte
Guigui Stanislas
Hingley Liz
Hock Marin
Hopkins Rip
Huguier Françoise
Hyytiäinen Arja
Iuncker Steeve
Lambert Yvon
Lecloux Frédéric
Lekfeldt Thomas
Martin Claire
Mirguet Olivier
Navia José Manuel
Nejmi Malik
Pauquet Claude
Picard Fabrice
Picard Serge
Pierrot Emmanuel
Propeck Agnès
Rearick Anne
Rondeau Gérard
Sauveur David
Sutkus Antanas
Taberna Patrick
Ten Hoopen Pieter
Tillim Guy
Van Denderen Ad
Vanden Eeckhoudt Michel
Wasif Munem
Winship Vanessa
Yankang Yang
Zuili Guillaume

Collective Exhibitions

  • Vu' by Robert Delpire
  • Full Size Nature
  • VU' in Paris
  • European Works

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